Lena Dunham of 'Girls' is working on new HBO show: Report

Lena Dunham

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"Girls" creator Lena Dunham is working on a second NYC-based comedy with HBO.

Dunham and her "Girls" producer Jenni Konner are teaming up for a series called "All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go,"  according to Deadline.com. The show -- yet to be officially announced by HBO -- is based on Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper Betty Halbreich’s memoir of the same...

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Here's how to throw the best Super Bowl party ever

Toasting champagne for New Year's Eve home parties.

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So you're having friends over to watch the game. Here are some tips to make sure it goes off without a hitch.

1. Booze is important Always get one more bottle or one more case than you think you'll need. Trust us, your friends will thank you for it.

2. People need a place to sit Round up as many seats, benches, low-to-the-ground tables and bean bag chairs as you can find. Sitting on...

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School bus company will remove striking workers' health benefits Friday

School bus drivers and matrons strike in front

(Credit: School bus drivers and matrons strike in front of Amboy Bus, Company. (Charles Eckert))

A group of striking school bus drivers may start losing their benefits for taking part in the two-week work stoppage.

Neil Strahl, the president of the Staten Island-based school bus company Pioneer Transporation Corp., sent a letter to his drivers and matrons warning them if they don't return to work by Friday morning, they'd lose their health benefits.

Carolyn Daly, a spokeswoman for...

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Movie Review: 'Bullet to the Head' -- 2 stars

Sarah Shahi, left, and Sylvester Stallone in a

(Credit: Sarah Shahi, left, and Sylvester Stallone in a scene from "Bullet to the Head.")

Bullet to the Head 2 stars Directed by Walter Hill Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater Rated R

In "Bullet to the Head," Sylvester Stallone gets his first non-"Expendables," "Rocky" or "Rambo" starring role in a theatrical release since 2001. Arriving in theaters between Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand"...

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Here are some of the biggest recent hack attacks of news outlets


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First the New York Times, then the Wall Street Journal — this week both outlets were infiltration by alleged Chinese hacking groups, but hacking news organizations is anythign but a new trend.

Passwords and other data were stolen from both newspaper, but they were lucky enough to have their websites left unscathed.

“They could have wreaked havoc on our systems," said Marc Frons,...

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Beyonce talks lip-syncing national anthem, Super Bowl XLVII halftime show

Beyonce at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime

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Updated 6:57 p.m. Beyoncé may have lip-synced at the presidential inauguration last week, but she won't be making that mistake twice.

The songstress, who said she sang along with a prerecorded track at Obama's ceremony, said she is "well-rehearsed" to perform at the Super Bowl's halftime show - and that the vocals will be live, and all her own.

"I will absolutely be singing...

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Movie Review: 'Koch' -- 3.5 stars

Ed Koch in the office of his campaign

(Credit: Ed Koch in the office of his campaign manager, David Garth, in September 1977.)

Koch 3.5 stars Documentary by Neil Barsky

However you feel about Ed Koch and his 12 years in City Hall, there's no question that he's among the most influential people to ever serve as mayor of New York.

When Koch was elected in 1977, the city was at its lowest point, having gone through a crime-infested decade of near bankruptcy and overarching urban decay. By 1989, when he lost out...

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Manhattan pad prices up 66% in 9 years: Report


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The cost to own Manhattan real estate surged over the last nine years as new homes popped up, a real estate report found.

The average sales price for a Manhattan home was $1,417,080 in 2012, a 66% increase from 2003, when it was about $850,000, according to a Douglas Elliman report.

The prices hit their peak at $1.6 million in 2008, before the economy fell.

Although Manhattan experienced...

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Labrador retrievers still top dog

(L-R) German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Beagle

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It's a dog-eat-dog world: Labrador retrievers were named the most popular dog breed for the 22nd year in a row by the American Kennel Club. German shepherds were second and golden retrievers reclaimed the third-most popular title from beagles this year.

The club notes this trend demonstrates bigger breeds are making a stand against their pint-size counterparts. America's Most Popular DOG BREEDS


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How to cool down a sweltering apartment in the winter

Aja Heinlein troubles with air circulation in her

(Credit: Aja Heinlein troubles with air circulation in her East Village apartment. (Anthony lanzilote))

Despite the cold weather, many New Yorkers struggle with a climate equal to the Sahara in their apartments.

This is a common problem when residents can't control their heat, which many buildings put on full blast to make sure no one is freezing.

Aja Heinlein, for example, lives in a small three-bedroom on the fourth floor of an East Village building that emits steam heat.


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