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 »
Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the imagination of millions of people who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.
The Argentine pontiff - who, as archbishop of Buenos Aires was known as the slum cardinal for his visits to the poor and penchant for subway travel - beat...Read more »
Microsoft Corp has sold more than 2 million Xbox One video game consoles since its November 22 launch, catching up with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 released a week earlier.
The U.S. software giant on Wednesday said it took 18 days for Xbox One's global sales to surpass 2 million. Japan's Sony last week said it took 15 days for PS4 sales to cross 2.1 million.
The Xbox One, on sale...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his family will be moving to mayoral residence Gracie Mansion on the Upper East Side, but they said Brooklyn, where they own a Park Slope row house, will always be their home.
De Blasio made the announcement on his transition website Tuesday following weeks of deliberations that he has said weighed the family's love of Brooklyn with security and logistical considerations.
"It's...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 »
There is a “significant possibility” of major terrorist attacks here and abroad, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly warned a group of law enforcement and private security experts Tuesday.
Legislative leaders in Washington recently noted that terrorists have made gains since 2011, despite the death of Osama bin Laden and the crippling of al-Qaida leadership from drone strikes, Kelly said.
“As...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 »
More than a decade ago, while first running for City Council, Bill de Blasio was a paid consultant for the Service Employees International Union’s New York state council.
As a councilmember, and later the city’s public advocate, de Blasio kept an alliance with SEIU and other entities active in organized labor. And in May, a key affiliate — 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East<NO1>cq<NO>...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 »