Prosecutors in Washington plan to offer Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown a plea bargain on an assault charge arising from an altercation outside a hotel in the nation’s capital, a U.S. attorney said yesterday.
Brown, 24, pleaded not guilty on Oct. 28 to misdemeanor assault stemming from an incident outside a Washington hotel. At the time, he was serving five years of probation under... » more
The future of 3.5-miles of abandoned rail tracks in southern Queens will be the subject of dueling studies that could settle whether the spot will be used for transit or a High Line-style park.
Assemb. Philip Goldfeder, who backs reactivating the old Rockaways Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road as a new transit option for the area, Monday announced that Queens College's Urban Studies... » more
Thanksgivukkah, that rare phenomenon where Hannukah overlaps with Thanksgiving, returns this year for the first time since 1888 and the city's Jewish community is delighted.
Families celebrated the chance to celebrate two holidays together, cooks tasked with honoring both occasions embraced the challenge and rabbis hailed the overlap of celebrations with similar themes.
NYU student Hannah... » more
The man who killed 26 people including 20 children in an attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School almost a year ago acted alone and his motive may never be known, according to an investigative report released on Monday.
The state attorney's report said that the criminal investigation into the shooting by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who murdered his mother before attacking the school and ended the... » more
A religious group is yet again calling for Bill Maher to be kicked off the air, after gay rights activist Dan Savage slammed the Catholic Church on Maher's HBO show last week.
Saying that the "board of directors at Time Warner cannot distance themselves from Bill Maher any longer," the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights sent the board a report with "54 anti-Catholic... » more
Airplane food is a joke, but five restaurants in New York City airports made The Daily Meal's list of the 35 best airport restaurants in the world.
In The Daily Meal's ranking, Kennedy Airport had three restaurants land on the list: chef and Food Network star Marcus Samuelsson's Uptown Brasserie at No. 7, Piquillo at No. 13 and Danny Meyer's Shake Shack burger chain at No. 24. LaGuardia pizzerias... » more
Cops are searching for two muggers in Flushing who robbed three people at gunpoint Sunday.
The duo targeted their first victim, a 22-year-old man, at 12:25 a.m. near 58th Road and 138th Street. The victim told police he was put in a chokehold as one of the muggers displayed a firearm and took a Samsung Galaxy phone and wallet. Then, at 12:45, the muggers stuck up a 31-year-old man and a 38-year-old... » more
President Barack Obama was one of America’s least influential people last year, according to GQ magazine.
The president came in at No. 17 out of 25 on its list, with GQ’s Drew Magary citing Obama’s inability to work with Republicans in Congress and his flair for speechmaking, calling the president a “very eloquent hat stand.”
“I have spent the majority of this man’s presidency watching... » more
One of the images in the Baby Hope case that led to the big break last month in the murder case was created more than 21 years ago by Canadian experts who used the actual skull of the dead child to create computer renderings of her face, according to NYPD officials.
The image — depicting a three-quarter profile of the child now known as Anjelica Castillo — was used this past summer on a poster... » more
Michael Jackson's doctor says the King of Pop's addiction to drugs is what killed him, not any wrongdoing of his own.
Conrad Murray, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of the pop star and recently released from prison, gave a wide-ranging interview to Mail Online, saying Jackson was hooked on drugs and injected himself with a lethal dose of the sedative propofol.
"I... » more