The city updated its hurricane plan Tuesday that includes a bigger evacuation map and a new way to warn New Yorkers.
The Office of Emergency Management ditched its letter zone system with a number system that includes an additional 600,000 residents than the previous map in new locations such as southern Queens and Brooklyn.
The map is available for download at the nyc.gov and there... » more
Stars came out in droves on Monday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of rap mogul Jay-Z's 40/40 Club.
Jay's gorgeous wife Beyoncé, funnyman Chris Rock and songstress Kylie Minogue were all on hand, as were a slew of New York athletes, including Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Victor Cruz. Partygoers also spotted Jay-Z sipping Armand de Brignac champagne with Yankees slugger Robinson... » more
Charlie Sheen has put Selma Blair square in his crosshairs, claiming he fired his "Anger Management" co-star after she bad-mouthed him to the show's head honchos.
Sheen, 47, went on a rampage after learning of Blair's alleged powwow with the show's executives, during which she complained that Sheen is always late and has a "shoddy work ethic," according to TMZ.com.
Sheen was furious... » more
In honor of Wednesday’s O Music Awards — which celebrate “the best in digital music” — rocker Andrew W.K. resolved to drum for 24 hours straight in the Times Square Oakley store.
W.K, a New York resident, is counting on drawing strength from the Times Square setting, which he called “one of the main apexes of energy in the entire world,” and the adrenaline of playing with guest drummers that... » more
Governors Island administrators said last week's implosion of one of its oldest buildings was a Big Bang of sorts, signifying the start of a new era for the island.
The 30-acre section of the island that was once off-limits to civilians will be transformed into a new, modern $250 million park that's set to open for the public next summer, and there's more on the way.
And the excitement... » more
Since the U.S. economic recovery began, the Federal Reserve has emerged as the biggest power player on Wall Street, with investors hanging on to every comment made by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his team.
How powerful is the Fed? After recent comments from Bernanke that his agency might soon start to taper its easy-money policies over the next few months as the recovery continues, the stock... » more
A 17-year-old Bronx teen was arrested Sunday for a shooting last week that put a 9-year-old girl in the hospital.
Billie James was charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly firing several shots while riding a bicycle on Friday at 9:20 p.m. in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx on Bailey Avenue and West 234th Street. A... » more
Nearly 1,000 more Apple products have been stolen from New Yorkers so far this year over the same period in 2012, according to NYPD crime data obtained by amNewYork.
A total of 11,610 Apple products -- including iPhones, iPads and iPods -- have been stolen as of June 9, compared to 10,670 during the same period in 2012, about an 8.8% uptick, according to the data. A total of 15,973 Apple products... » more
Citi Bike riders have been getting mileage out of the bike share program, lodging more than 250,000 trips since its Memorial Day launch, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced Sunday.
Currently, 40,000 annual Citi Bike members have signed up since Memorial Day, with 32,000 daily and weekly memberships sold since the program went public on June 2.
"Barely three weeks... » more
A manhole fire caused a cover to explode in midtown Saturday around 9 p.m.
There were no injuries to pedestrians, though a car parked on top of the manhole cover caught fire, an FDNY spokesman said.
Firefighters had the blaze under control by around 11:15 p.m.
Con Edison spokesman Alfonso Quiroz said Sunday that the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
He added that... » more