Hosting duties for the National Basketball Association's 2015 All-Star Game will be shared between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, the league said on Wednesday.
The newly renovated Madison Square Garden, home to the Knicks, will host the midseason exhibition on Feb. 15 while the $1 billion Barclays Center, which opened a year ago and is home to the Nets, will showcase the popular slam...Read more »
Organizers of the village's annual Halloween Parade may be used to producing a frightening show, but this year they said they are scared that it may not see the dark of night.
The parade, which was put off in 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy, is in danger of cancellation due to higher costs of insurance and debt from last year's disregarded show, according to Jeanne Fleming, the parade's artistic...Read more »
Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old Harlem girl who was trapped inside a sofa bed Sunday evening.
Aissante Diallo, of West 140th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, was pronounced dead after police found her unconscious about 6 p.m.
Diallo was on the sofa bed with her 10-year-old sister while their 5-year-old sister played in the same room. Somehow, the 5-year-old...Read more »
Not only is Republican Joe Lhota trying to make up big ground in the polls against Democrat Bill de Blasio, he's trying to defy history by becoming the first bearded mayor in 100 years, according to an amNewYork survey of mayoral portraits.
Only three mayors in the last century have had facial hair at all, the last being David Dinkins from 1989 to 1993, and you have to go way back to 1913...Read more »
Ben Affleck apparently doesn't need an armored suit or gadgets to ward off Internet backlash.
The 41-year-old star made his first talk show appearance after he was chosen to play Batman in the sequel to "Man of Steel," on Tuesday's taping of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and said he wasn't bothered by the outcry from fans about the casting decision.
"I'm a big boy," he said. "I'm very...Read more »
A Charlotte, N.C., cop is facing manslaughter charges for shooting a man who apparently was seeking help after a car crash.
Officer Randall Kerrick, 27, was charged with shooting Jonathan A. Ferrell, 24, a former Florida A&M football player who early Saturday apparently sought help from a home where the woman inside thought he was trying to rob her, according to the Charlotte Observer.
"Our...Read more »
The primary night action was focused on the Democratic and Republican races for mayor and the heated comptroller's race between Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. But there were hotly contested downballot races across the city.
Councilwoman Letitia James and State Sen. Dan Squadron will advance to a runoff to determine the victor...Read more »
With the season finally here, it is time to start breaking down the players you should be moving into and out of your lineups each week. While your lineup is ultimately dependent on your team, here are three players worth starting and three to consider sitting in Week 1.
START Danny Amendola (WR, Patriots) Tom Brady’s newest toy is ready to slice and dice the injured Bills secondary.
Daryl...Read more »
A divided U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria by a vote of 10-7, with one senator merely voting “present.”
The panel’s action clears the way for a vote on the resolution in the full Democratic-controlled Senate, likely next week. The Republican-led House of Representatives must also pass a version of the measure...Read more »
With another exciting season of football just around the corner, here are five major predictions for the 2013 fantasy football season:
1. Who will be the breakout star of 2013? Every year there is at least one player who comes out of nowhere to become a fantasy star, such as Alfred Morris (RB, Redskins) in 2012 and Cam Newton (QB, Panthers) in 2011. Here are some potential free agents in your...Read more »