It's official, the ice is coming to the Bronx.
The City Council approved plans to transform the Kingsbridge Armory into the city's largest indoor ice rink with a 48-1 vote Tuesday.
When the Kingsbridge National Ice Center opens in 2019, it will feature nine rinks that will be open year round, state of the art facilities and seating for 5,000.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would...Read more »
The nation's largest public Wi-Fi network launched in Harlem Tuesday, eventually offering free outdoor Internet access to thousands of residents and visitors over 95 blocks.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it's the latest step in creating a comprehensive Wi-Fi zone across all five boroughs.
Tech advocates praised the newest effort to increase Internet access, saying that a wireless Big...Read more »
Talk about a bumpy ride. Mayor Michael Bloomberg initially wanted to introduce the Nissan NV200 -- the "Taxi of Tomorrow" -- with a grand flourish in October. It never happened.
A judge slammed on the brakes with a decision that the mayor had exceeded his authority when he designated one distinctive cab to dominate the city's fleet. The mayor can only set technical specifications...Read more »
The Big Apple has never been more popular with tourists, the mayor's office announced yesterday.
A record-setting 54.3 million visitors are expected to hit the city in 2013, an all-time high that's almost 20 million more people than visited the city in 2002, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The economic impact from tourism in the city is likely to reach $58.7 billion for 2013, with...Read more »
Pop music superstars can get away with a lot, in the eyes of the public. Abuse a significant other? You're forgiven. Break a dressing room window at a television studio? The network probably deserved it. Trash a VIP lounge in a nightclub, just because of a silly beef? Hey, YOLO, or something.
And that's just Chris Brown.
But there's one judge out there that doesn't forgive so easily,...Read more »
We all have our holiday traditions. On Christmas, many members of the tribe chow down on Chinese food.
Another is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a Catholic Christmas Eve feast.
Many delicious city restaurants are creating it this year, including Michael White's Osteria Morini (218 Lafayette St., 212-965-8777). The menu will be inspired by the holiday meals enjoyed by the staff's...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's support for affordable housing is critical to New York City's future, but not just because it would mean stable rents and mortgages for low- and moderate-income families.
It is also a critical tool to help homeless people get back on their feet and to save the lives of domestic violence survivors and their families in need of stable, long-term housing.
Survivors...Read more »
It's practically unpatriotic or a mortal sin not to overeat and overdrink during "The Holidays" -- the dreaded season that starts with Thanksgiving and progresses through Christmas until the show-stopping gourmet overkill of New Year's. This time period can cause a sense of unease.
My philosophy remains the same -- make the low-calorie choices where possible, don't waste calories...Read more »
Dan Lauria returns to the role he originated on Broadway in the musical adaptation of the beloved holiday movie "A Christmas Story," as it returns to the New York stage.
The show, which is setting up shop at The Theater at MSG starting Wednesday night and running through Dec. 29, features the "Wonder Years" star, now in the TBS comedy series "Sullivan and Son,"...Read more »
Prime steaks are expensive. A 16-ounce NY strip or rib eye typically cost over $50 and the larger porterhouses and rib steaks for two can top $150.
At a butcher's shop you can expect to pay around $25 per pound for the same steak, but then again you have to cook them.
But what if you want all the hallmarks of the steak experience -- a succulent and tender cut with a charred crust the...Read more »