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 »
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).
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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 »
Well-known for its bustling Roosevelt Avenue, Little India, a plethora of food trucks and ethnic eateries, there is a softer, quieter side to the multicultural Western Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights.
As vibrant as the area is in its main corridors, with scores of restaurants, bars and boutiques, a different kind of vibrancy — the family-friendly, community-oriented type — abounds down...Read more »
Last week, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled the latest incarnation of its mobile operating system, iOS 7.
The response was decidedly mixed, with users and critics welcoming a long overdue update to the OS but bemoaning the Easter-colored M&M icons, the inconsistent UI, and an overall look and feel that was wholly lifted from Android (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Windows Phone (NASDAQ:MSFT).
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A SoHo community group wants to get rid of a Citi Bike station that they claim ruins the look of their neighborhood.
The SoHo Alliance filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking an injunction that would remove a bike share station at Petrosino Square near Lafayette and Kenmare streets. The group has protested the stand, contending that they pleaded with the Department of Transportation for weeks to...Read more »
Blackalicious at Celebrate Brooklyn! Known for “tongue-twisting” complex rhymes and “classic” beats, hip-hop duo Blackalicious brings its West Coast stylings to Prospect Park Thursday night, taking the stage at Celebrate Brooklyn! Rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel — who have made a name for themselves with positive, uplifting lyrics — return to Brooklyn after a 2003 performance in front...Read more »
Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw a gauntlet at the Empire State Wednesday in an attempt to woo employers to his neighborhood.
The former presidential candidate stars in a TV ad that urges businesses to come to Texas by painting New York as a heavy taxer and business-unfriendly state. "If you're tired of the same old recipe . . . get out before you get broke," Perry says in the ad.
The...Read more »