The man charged with killing a gay man in the West Village last month was arraigned in a Manhattan court Tuesday, officials said.
Elliot Morales, 33, pleaded not guilty to a murder as a hate crime in the death of Marc Carson, 32. He also pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal weapons possession and menacing a police officer.
Prosecutors allege that Morales yelled homophobic slurs...Read more »
The seasonal ingredient: Fresh green peas
For green peas puree 8 T. fresh green peas 4 t. pecorino 1 t. garlic 1 t. mint 3 T. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) 1 t. salt Pepper to taste
For ricotta: 14 T. ricotta 4 t. grated Parmigiano 2 t. EVOO Salt and pepper to taste
Green peas puree: 1. Cook the green peas in salt water and allow to boil for 5 minutes. As soon...Read more »
No one thinks the New York City public school system's 64.7 percent high school graduation rate is a cause for celebration. But when Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that achievement this week for the Class of 2012, school reformers in every part of every borough felt a powerful sense of relief.
That's because members of the Class of 2012 were the city's first to get their diplomas without...Read more »
The Comedy of Errors 3 stars
The first installment of this summer’s Shakespeare in the Park season is not exactly ambitious: a slimmed-down, family-friendly version of “The Comedy of Errors,” an early, relatively lightweight Shakespeare play marked mainly by physical slapstick built around a mistaken identity premise.
Antipholus (Hamish Linklater) and his manservant Dromio (Jesse Tyler...Read more »
The city updated its hurricane plan Tuesday that includes a bigger evacuation map and a new way to warn New Yorkers.
The Office of Emergency Management ditched its letter zone system with a number system that includes an additional 600,000 residents than the previous map in new locations such as southern Queens and Brooklyn.
The map is available for download at the nyc.gov and there...Read more »
The Kings of the Mic tour combines four of hip-hop’s greatest acts on one stage, with De La Soul, Public Enemy, Ice Cube and LL Cool J all ripping through sets of classic material and newer tracks.
But the microphone is not the only instrument being blessed by royalty on the tour; Z-Trip, 2009’s “America’s Best DJ” according to the readers of DJ Times and remixer of everyone from Bob Marley...Read more »
With some 2.5 million people, Brooklyn would be one of the United States’ biggest and most dynamic cities if it stood apart from the rest of New York. And, of course, any great city deserves its own prestigious film festival. BAMCinemaFest, which celebrates its fifth anniversary beginning tonight, is precisely that event for the county of Kings. With an impressive roster of 25 New York premieres...Read more »
Katy Perry and Russell Brand's ill-fated marriage ended in the least classy of ways -- via text message.
Perry revealed the stunning way notorious womanizer Brand broke things off in an interview in the July issue of Vogue magazine.
"He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him," Perry said. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he...Read more »
Lil Wayne insists that he didn’t really mean to stomp all over the American flag during a video shoot, despite evidence to the contrary.
While filming a music video for the song “God Bless Amerika,” the 30-year-old raps in front of an American flag that drops to the ground, at which point he walks all over Old Glory for the better part of a minute.
But the New Orleans-based rapper swears...Read more »
Hospitals in our state just got a bad report card. In new rankings of patient safety, New York is a lousy 32nd. To make matters worse, the state's antiquated laws prevent some of those hurt or even killed by hospital mistakes from ever having their day in court.
The injustice of New York law was painfully illustrated in the case of 41-year-old Brooklyn mother Lavern Wilkinson.
When Wilkinson...Read more »