Mark Wahlberg wants to return to his pop star roots!
The actor and producer got his start as the lead singer of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (in addition to being a Calvin Klein underwear model) and told TMZ Wednesday that he’s not opposed to getting the gang back together.
Wahlberg, who is from the Dorchester area of Boston, said he’d be down to feel the “Good Vibrations” again... » more
The ice is right in the Bronx.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday the Kingsbridge Armory, which has been vacant since 1996, will be transformed into the world's largest indoor ice facility.
When the $275 million building is up and running sometime in 2019, it will boast nine indoor regulation size ice rinks, one of which can seat 5,000 spectators.
Bloomberg said the... » more
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio picked up key endorsements for their mayoral campaigns Thursday.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz backed Quinn at a ceremony outside Borough Hall. De Blasio announced that Democracy for NYC, the New York wing of the nonprofit political advocacy group, Democracy for America, backed his run for mayor.
Markowitz... » more
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was in a swoon Thursday at the news that Paul McCartney would be playing Barclays Center June 8 and 10, proclaiming "Let it be" known that the lawn above the (Atlantic Ave.) subway station is "Strawberry Fields!" and Atlantic Avenue will hereby be known as "Abbey Road!"
A spokesman for Markowitz later clarified the renaming... » more
Manhattan apartments are expensive and rare -- get used to it.
A new quarterly report by Citi Habitats shows that the Manhattan rental market in the first quarter of the year remained largely stable, with a 1.46% vacancy rate this March, as opposed to a 1.25% vacancy rate one year ago. Quarterly figures closely resembled monthly stats.
Rental prices for Manhattan studios increased 2.4%... » more
Months after superstorm Sandy devastated Coney Island, the city's top summer spot is officially back.
As officials ushered in a new season for the beach and the amusements yesterday, dozens of eager fans of the Cyclone braved cold weather to show the world that the iconic ride and Luna Park weathered the storm.
"When you think about the Cyclone, you think about Coney Island. This... » more
There's a record number of people calling the Big Apple home, and Brooklyn is leading the way when it comes to new residents, according to statistics released on Thursday.
The population for the city reached 8,336,697 last year, a 161,564 increase from 2010, according to census data released by the mayor.
For the first time since before 1950, there are more people moving to the city... » more
Maybe Episode VII will be called Return of the Retro Stars?
George Lucas may have indicated that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford have signed on for the new Star Wars trilogy.
Lucas, who's handing the director's chair to J.J. Abrams, told Bloomberg Businessweek that he talked with the actors to come back as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo long before he sold his... » more