"Inside Llewyn Davis" begins with the chattering of a crowd, the tuning of a guitar, a close-up on a microphone and an emotional rendition of the folk standard "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" by star Oscar Isaac.
Unfolding in the one-time MacDougal Street institution Gaslight Café in 1961, it's an auspicious beginning to the latest masterwork from Joel and Ethan Coen, lodging a lump...Read more »
The pregnancy rate among U.S. women fell to its lowest point in 12 years in 2009, continuing its slide from a peak in 1990, according to U.S. government data released on Thursday.
While rates for women aged 30 and younger fell between 1990 and 2009, with a notable decline among teenagers, they increased for those aged 30 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The...Read more »
Minutes after mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced that Bill Bratton will return to the Police Commissioner post, several prominent New Yorkers shared their opinions:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "As the former Police Commissioner of Boston, Los Angeles and New York, Bill Bratton took on and successfully reined in historically high crime in some of the nation's largest cities. I commend Mayor Elect...Read more »
Bill Bratton is New York City's top cop again.
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the former NYPD commissioner will return to the post, replacing Ray Kelly.
De Blasio would be the second New York City mayor Bratton, 66, has served. Bratton spent his early career in Boston, rising to become chief of the force before he was recruited to come to New York in...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio Wednesday announced that he picked a veteran in city government with transportation experience to be his first deputy mayor and oversee day-to-day operations.
Anthony Shorris' long resume includes stints as director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey under Gov. Eliot Spitzer, director of NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and...Read more »
First Brian McCann, then Jacoby Ellsbury, and now Kelly Johnson. It might be best if Yankee fans paid their respects to the No. 24 uniform because it looks like Robinson Cano won’t be coming back to the Bronx.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. Not when you factor in just how long a deal Cano wants at his age, 31.
Throw the absurd $300 million figure Cano reportedly was chasing. Even...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a powerful perch to implement his vision for transportation in the city.
De Blasio, who controls four votes on the MTA board, laid out a transportation agenda during the campaign that focuses on better transit service for outerborough neighborhoods to meet growing demand there; improving pedestrian safety through his "Vision Zero" plan for eliminating...Read more »
Alarmed over a string of accidents on the Metro-North Railroad, including the one on Sunday that killed four passengers, federal officials ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to immediately establish a system that would let employees report potentially dangerous conditions without fear of punishment.
In a sternly-worded letter, Joseph C. Szabo, chief of the Federal Railroad Administration,...Read more »
Higher taxes for wealthy New Yorkers? Higher taxes on booze? A commuter tax?
These are some of the suggestions that the city's Independent Budget Office offered Wednesday as part of its Budget Options report, which provides ideas on how to balance the city's finances.
Although Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will inherit a balanced budget from Michael Bloomberg, IBO director Ronnie Lowenstein...Read more »
Move over Rockefeller Center: The city says El Barrio is the place to visit this holiday season.
NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, is touting East Harlem as part of its Neighborhood x Neighborhood campaign to spotlight less-visited communities in the five boroughs.
Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin said there will be several major events in the area this season for visitors...Read more »