The Bronx skated to a hard-fought victory this week when the City Council voted to transform the hulking Kingsbridge Armory -- empty for the last 17 years -- into a national ice sports center with nine skating rinks and a 5,000-seat hockey arena.
We hope it moves the Bronx renaissance into high gear.
Scheduled to open in 2017, the Kingsbridge National Ice Center will provide the Bronx...Read more »
Stanley Tucci has turned up in so many big movies lately -- everything from "The Hunger Games" series to the upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction" -- that it's a pleasure to see him return to his theatrical roots in "Some Velvet Morning," the new film from Neil LaBute that is available on VOD and iTunes and opening at the Village East tomorrow.
A two-hander...Read more »
If you're planning on getting your artificial tan, be prepared for changes.
The city's Health Dept. unanimously voted Wednesday to regulate tanning salons and shops. Under the regulation, that goes into effect in six months, stores will have to bar customers under 17, require users to use protective goggles and make store owners post signage near the artificial tanning beds about about the...Read more »
Parents who want to put their toddlers in preschool will have to make sure their kids get their shots first.
The health department approved a measure Wednesday that mandates that any child under 5 must get the flu vaccine if they want to enroll in a daycare program. Health Commissioner Thomas Farely said one out of four city kids contract the virus, which is harsher for them due to their weak...Read more »
A year later and Superstorm Sandy still haunts the MTA, as Sandy-related problems nabbed three of the 10 worst transit events in 2013, said a new report from commuter-advocacy group Straphangers Campaign.
Budgets overrun, reconstruction projects and residual day-to-day problems from Sandy were Nos. 2, 3 4 on the Campaign's yearly list, which also highlighted "grim and dreary" subway...Read more »
And they're off!
The race to awards season has officially begun, with the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday announcing nominations for its 20th annual SAG Awards, which take place Jan. 18.
In the movie categories, "12 Years a Slave" led the pack, with noms for actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lipita Nyong'o, as well as the entire lot of actors for Best...Read more »
The career of any great movie actor often can be traced back to a single moment, or series of moments, in a single film, where the audience takes notice as a star is born.
You know what I mean: Tom Cruise sliding across the floor in "Risky Business"; Liza Minnelli exploding onto the stage in "Cabaret."
Oscar Isaac ("Drive") has a scene like that about two-thirds...Read more »
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 »