A woman identified in press reports as Cristina Torre, 44, the daughter of former Yankees manager Joe Torre caught a baby boy who fell from a second story window in Bay Ridge, police said.
The baby reportedly toddled out on to a fire escape, fell onto a shop sign and tumbled off an awning, and was caught by Torre.
The baby was checked out at a hospital, but was in good condition, police...Read more »
The hopefuls for mayor Wednesday offered their ideas about how to move New Yorkers around the city faster, while focusing their ire on the Bloomberg administration's style instead of its transportation policies.
There were few disagreements among the Democratic candidates -- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio were absent -- at the transit forum, sponsored...Read more »
A SoHo community group wants to get rid of the Citi Bike station in their neighborhood.
The SoHo Alliance filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking an injunction that would remove the bike station at Petrosino Square near Lafayette and Kenmare streets.
The group says it has asked the Department of Transportation to search for a new location so that the appearance of the square, which is used...Read more »
James Gandolfini, star of the HBO drama “The Sopranos” and a New Jersey native, died Wednesday at age 51 from a likely heart attack while on holiday in Rome attending the Taormina Film Festival, HBO said.
Born in Westwood, N.J., Gandolfini grew up in Park Ridge and went to Rutgers University.
He cut his teeth in the NYC theater scene, debuting on Broadway in a 1992 production of “A Streetcar...Read more »
The House Intelligence Committee held a decidedly friendly hearing this week to let the National Security Agency do some explaining about its secret surveillance of phone and email traffic, a proceeding blithely dismissed by an American Civil Liberties Union official as "a PR stunt" and not a fact-finding mission.
Most New York City residents -- whether they're comfortable with the...Read more »
Three people were hospitalized and one other was injured after an allegedly drunken driver careened across a crowded sidewalk on Second Avenue Wednesday, officials said.
Shaun Martin, 32, of Bayside, was arrested and charged with a DWI, DWAI, criminal possession of a controlled substance and refusal to take a breath test after the crash around 6:30 a.m., when he blew down Second Avenue in...Read more »
A generation of moviegoers has grown up watching Elijah Wood transform from precocious child actor to the central figure in a major blockbuster trilogy and the star of a surreal TV show about a man who has two-way conversations with a dog.
But “Maniac” marks new territory for the 32-year-old, worlds away from “North,” “The Lord of the Rings” or “Wilfred” (premiering at 10 p.m. tonight).
It’s...Read more »
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo struck a deal with state lawmakers to license new resort-style casinos, in an effort to help revive a stagnant economy in upstate New York, the governor said on Wednesday.
The agreement would amend the state constitution to legalize public, non Native American casino gambling with an initial four Las-Vegas style casinos in the Hudson Valley, the Binghamton area...Read more »
Like the Bengal tiger and blue whale, Kennedy Airport's Worldport terminal -- set to be demolished by 2015 -- has officially been classified as "endangered."
A group dedicated to saving the flying-saucer shaped terminal, owned by the Port Authority and leased by Delta Airlines, helped land the architectural marvel on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's latest list...Read more »
On the day last week that Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $20-billion plan to protect our shoreline against the ravages of climate change, my brother and I headed out to sunny Rockaway Beach.
Cruising by long stretches of missing boardwalk destroyed by superstorm Sandy, we found three beach entry-point "islands." Following some surfers down to one at Beach 86th Street, we came...Read more »