A former New York state senator from Queens secretly recorded seven lawmakers as part of a political corruption probe, according to a court document unsealed Wednesday.
Shirley Huntley, 74, a Democrat who pleaded guilty in January to embezzling $87,700 from a nonprofit organization, recorded and photographed the officials on multiple occasions in the summer of 2012 after meeting with federal... » more
Shake Shack is finally set to open in Grand Central Terminal, as the former tenant of its space has cleared out and the burger joint should be open by the end of October, the MTA said Wednesday.
After more than two years and a handful of lawsuits, Mexican café Zocalo left the area on the lower level of GCT that Shake Shack is going to move into, clearing the way for the restaurant to open.
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They don't have Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson or Mark Texiera in the lineup, so the Yankees have called upon Groupon to go to bat for them.
As of Tuesday, the popular coupon site was listing tickets for weekday home games against the Indians and Mariners for $22, down from their $48 face value.
After 19 home games this season, the Yankees have an average attendance of... » more
Carrie Underwood is ready for some football.
For the 2013 NFL season, the six-time Grammy winner will sing the opening theme for Sunday Night Football on NBC, the network announced Tuesday. The 30-year-old replaces Faith Hill, who rocked the tune “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” for the past six years.
Underwood will debut on Sept. 8, when the Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys. “I... » more
Filmmakers Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock Tuesday welcomed the arrival of an all-documentary theater in downtown Manhattan.
The 73-seat documentary theater, expected to open in early 2015 and be the first of its kind in the U.S., will be housed in a landmark firehouse on Lafayette Street where the Downtown Community Television Center operates.
"We need truth now during these... » more
Eight people, including at least six elected officials, secretly taped by former state Sen. Shirley Huntley are part of ongoing law enforcement investigations, federal prosecutors said in Brooklyn Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein, who is set to sentence Huntley on Thursday, ordered unsealing of the names of all the individuals she recorded because of a media request. Weinstein stayed... » more
A homeless man was charged Tuesday for allegedly groping two 7-year-old girls in South Ozone Park last week, the Queens District Attorney's office said.
Lee Samuel, 25, who has no known address, was charged with a first-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child in one complaint, and forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child in the second.
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The police continue to hunt the suspects linked to a midtown assault of a gay couple.
The NYPD said it is seeking four men who allegedly used gay slurs while assaulting two men as they walked near 35th Street and 8th Avenue on Sunday night. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said three of the men wore Knicks paraphernalia and released surveillance pictures of one of the suspects Tuesday.
The... » more
In New Jersey's governor's race, Chris Christie will campaign before voters as the incredibly shrinking incumbent after he said he underwent lap-band stomach surgery in February.
A slimmer Christie will also mean that there might be fewer questions about whether the U.S. is ready for an obese president for the first time since William Taft -- that is, if the surgery is successful and he keeps... » more
Smartphones and tablets are making America's offices ruder places to work, according to a new survey.
Sixty-four percent of chief information officers at companies with more than 100 people said phones and tablets have led to an increase in workplace etiquette breaches, up 13% from 2010, according to the survey, from Robert Half Technology.
"As mobile devices have become increasingly... » more