The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan's rampage through the Philippines is closer to 2,000 or 2,500 than the 10,000 previously estimated, President Benigno Aquino said on Tuesday as U.S. and British warships headed toward his nation to help with relief efforts.
"Ten thousand, I think, is too much," Aquino told CNN in an interview. "There was emotional drama involved with that particular... » more
US Airways and American Airlines will give low-cost competitors more access to a half dozen key U.S. airports, including New York and Washington, D.C., in exchange for permission to merge and create the world's largest airline.
The agreement announced on Tuesday settles a government lawsuit filed in August that argued that US Airways and AMR Corp, parent of bankrupt American Airlines, should... » more
New Yorkers have little patience for waiting on lines -- or for cooking. Due to busy schedules, sheer laziness, lack of creativity or the convenience of online ordering, many are turning to grocery delivery services.
And some are even leaving the menu planning up to those who run the services. A whole new crop of delivery and pickup companies have launched in the last couple of years that... » more
Olivier Plusquellec is the founder of Ode à la Rose, a same-day flower delivery site in Manhattan.
Before he devoted his time to helping New Yorkers make their apartments and offices look and smell more beautiful, Plusquellec, 37, was a midtown investment banker at Societe Generale until 2008 and then at Natixis until late 2011.
He officially launched OdealaRose.com, which has its offices... » more
When you think glamour and cosmetics, what comes to mind? Paris? An upscale department or specialty store?
How about the bowels of the NYC subway system?
I once worked for a drug-store publication with an all-male writing staff, and became beauty editor by default. The guys called me "beauty boy," but hey, I was meeting models and chatting up Halle Berry while my co-workers attended... » more
Federal Judge Jesse Furman ruled last week that the city violated the rights of its disabled population, about 900,000 individuals, by failing to plan adequately for their evacuation in an emergency.
If this sounds like piling on -- in a town that's seen more than its share of superhuman heroism amid catastrophe -- it's not. The city must get busy as soon as possible on an evacuation plan... » more
Desperate survivors of one of the most powerful storms ever recorded begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine in the central Philippines four days after an estimated 10,000 people were killed by a Typhoon Haiyan.
Thousands of people were believed to be missing in the ruins of towns and villages in the southeast Asian island country hit by the typhoon on Friday. By the early... » more
In the calm between election seasons, Congress has a fleeting chance to enact overdue immigration reform.
With strong bipartisan support, the Senate passed reform legislation in June. President Barack Obama, who needs to deliver on his own promise of reform, believes the House has the votes to do something similar.
Traditional Republicans want GOP House members to fix the system's flaws.... » more
As he prepares for the end of his term, the mayor of New York City -- known for his earnest efforts to communicate with the city's Spanish speakers in their native tongue -- offers some advice to his successor.
Being el mayor of Nuevo Yorkito estan mucho hard. Yo wouldo que know -- so have been doingo esto para twelvo años! To help la transicion of el nuevo mayoro-electo, Billo El Blasio,... » more
While Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio considers a move to the elegant Gracie Mansion from his Park Slope row house, residents on his block would like to keep the first family as neighbors.
De Blasio said Wednesday that he must consult his family before deciding on a move. He noted that his 16-year-old son, Dante, who attends Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene, is concerned about the commute... » more