UPDATED 12/17 at 8:15 P.M.: A 60-year-old blind man said his guide dog saved his life after they both survived being run over by an A train when they fell into the tracks at a Harlem station yesterday.
Cecil Williams, of Brooklyn, and his service dog Orlando fell onto the tracks of a northbound A train at the 125th Street station shortly after 9:30 a.m. The train came to a halt with Williams...Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday launched an impassioned defense of homeless services during his 12-year tenure, saying those lacking shelter are better off in New York City than elsewhere in the world.
“I don’t think there’s any administration, any city that has ever done as much to help those in need as we have done in this city,” he said.
“Should we stop there? No. Not at all. But...Read more »
Shia LaBeouf issued a lengthy apology Tuesday after being accused of plagiarism, but now it looks as though his apology was plagiarized, too.
The episode began Monday when LaBeouf made “HowardCantour.com,” a 12-minute short film he directed, available for viewing online. The movie, starring Jim Gaffigan as an embittered film critic, was initially well-reviewed as “entertaining” and “impressive”...Read more »
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" arrives in theaters following an endless promotional campaign that has seen Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy starring in everything from Dodge Durango commercials to North Dakota news broadcasts.
That relentless push followed years of stops, starts and speculation concerning this sequel to Ferrell and Adam McKay's 2004 hit about an incompetent, sexist...Read more »
What happens when management dozes off?
On Dec. 1, a Metro-North train blasted into a curve near Spuyten Duyvil at nearly three times the speed limit and derailed after the engineer lost his focus. Four passengers died and scores were injured.
We now know that Metro-North did not have in place an automated system to brake trains entering dangerous stretches of track too fast. This technology...Read more »
With most of the fantasy season in the rearview mirror, let's take a moment to highlight the players who has the greatest influence on the fantasy football landscape in 2013.
Jamaal Charles (RB, Chiefs) was a consistent force and top RB all year. But he also managed to put up the most impressive fantasy performance in years during the peak of the fantasy playoffs...Read more »
Nirvana and Kiss lead this year’s class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, with their celebration set to be the first ceremony open to the public in New York.
Also set to be inducted at the Barclays Center on April 10 are: Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens. The E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence, while Beatles manager Brian...Read more »
Advances in medicine since the discovery of AIDS in 1981 have given us the technology to contain, if not eradicate, this deadly disease. Yet HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, continues to spread. There are 34 million people living with HIV or AIDS worldwide, 1.1 million of them in the United States. Every 9.5 minutes, someone is infected with HIV in the United States. Every year, approximately 50,000...Read more »
It’s confirmed! Kelly Rowland is getting hitched.
In an advance clip from an upcoming episode of the “Queen Latifah Show,” the “X Factor” judge and former Destiny’s Child singer said she is engaged to her manager Tim Witherspoon.
Rowland, 32, said Witherspoon proposed to her in a webchat.
“He put a ring on it,” Rowland says in the clip. “It actually happened on Skype.”
“I...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that his Jan. 1 inauguration at City Hall Park will be open to the general public via a number of tickets that will be available online this week.
Gabrielle Fialkoff, the chair of the inauguration ceremony, said de Blasio didn't want his swearing in to be limited to the political elite and media.
"We really wanted to make certain, and...Read more »