"Sesame Street" trash cans, the Ninja Turtles' lair and Miss Piggy's exquisite wardrobe will have a new home in Astoria next year.
The Museum of the Moving Image announced Tuesday that the Jim Henson family will donate 400 puppets, costumes, props and other memorabilia to the Queens museum for a special gallery.
Henson's daughter Cheryl said her father was always fond of the...Read more »
Members of preservation and community groups will take to the streets Wednesday to show support for a 100-year-old East Village church at risk of being demolished.
The rally will be held at 6 p.m. at Mary Help of Christians Church at 436 E. 12th St., a lot developer Doug Steiner bought to turn into new apartments and ground-floor retail.
Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society...Read more »
Staten Island has some new, but expected guests: cicadas.
Billions of cicadas will emerge from their 17-year slumber on the East Coast in the coming weeks, and are already appearing on Staten Island, according to Ed Johnson, director of science at the Staten Island Museum.
Hundreds of cicadas turned up on Monday night, he said, in areas such as Great Kills, Anadale and Tottenville, and...Read more »
“Bachelor” host Chris Harrison seems to be making his own love (or at least like) connection these days.
The divorced 41-year-old was spotted looking more than friendly with a pretty, younger blonde at a TriBeCa Starbucks this week.
Though the two didn’t engage in any PDA, “she was very flirty,” said a witness. Last year, Harrison and ex Gwen Jones split up after 18 years of marriage....Read more »
Jamie Foxx celebrating a friend’s birthday at Greenwich Project
Victor Cruz having dinner with seven friends at S PRIME in Long Island City, where he ordered salmon
Joe Jonas hanging out at the Paige Group’s Ainsworth Park ...Read more »
Hours after the city rallied against the killing of a gay man in Greenwich Village, three gay men were attacked in two separate incidents in lower Manhattan, the NYPD said.
Party promoter Dan Contarino was attacked near Avenue D and Fourth Street by Roman Gornell, 39, according to the NYPD, after the two had drinks in the area. They began discussing Contarino's sexuality, and Gornell first...Read more »
A Long Island art dealer accused of selling knock-off paintings was charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors for dodging taxes on the deals.
Glafira Rosales, 56, was in federal court on charges of evading taxes on $12.5 million of income from selling allegedly bogus art to two Manhattan galleries between 2006 and 2008.
Rosales is accused of selling about a dozen pieces, several of...Read more »
When the City Council recently proposed raising the age for buying cigarettes to 21 and restricting retail displays of cigarettes, less attention was paid to a third proposal -- the Sensible Tobacco Enforcement bill. It would crack down on trafficking in untaxed cigarettes and unlicensed tobacco sellers, as well as tobacco-company discounts aimed at luring new smokers.
Even though it hasn't...Read more »
On a memorable day 11 years ago, grateful Oklahomans donated a red and white rescue truck to the New York City Fire Department, purchased with money donated by schoolkids and adults. Called the Spirit of Oklahoma, the truck was the Sooner State's way of thanking the FDNY for its help in 1995 with search and recovery work after a terrorist bomb claimed 168 lives in Oklahoma City.
But reflecting...Read more »
The Yankees are taking a swing at soccer as the sport returns to the five boroughs.
Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that the Yankees will be a minority owner of the league's 20th team, along with Manchester City Football Club.
The New York City Football Club is set to begin play in 2015.
A source close to the deal said the fee to join the league would be $100 million.
"They...Read more »