Across the region Sunday, people were relucantly accepting that no, they had not won the $590 million Powerball jackpot. They were shelving fantasies, adjusting dreams and revising hopes -- until the next time.
"I obey a saying: Do not spend money you do not have yet. That is how I stay in a reality environment," and avoid lottery-related disappointments, explained Peter Gonzalez,...Read more »
Vito Lopez's long run in the state Assembly is expected come to a close Monday.
The Brooklyn Democrat submitted his letter of resignation over the weekend, days after an Assembly ethics committee revealed allegations made by female staffers of sexual harassment.
The Assembly began the process of expelling Lopez, who was a fixture in Albany since 1984, on Friday. Later that day, Lopez,...Read more »
Ben Affleck seemed to have a strange moment on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.
As the Oscar-winning "Argo" director introduced musical guest Kanye West, Affleck appeared to be choking up and holding back tears.
"Ladies and gentlemen, here he is, the man you came to see, Kanye West," Affleck said, looking downtrodden, with his voice cracking as he said "gentlemen."
A five-time...Read more »
Ben Silbert is the founder of Bar & Club Stats, which provides bars and other clubs with age verification technology that also collects customer data. On April 25, MillerCoors awarded Bar & Club Stats a grant of $25,000 as part of its Urban Entrepreneurs Series business plan competition. Silbert, 33, was formerly an intellectual property attorney for an N.Y.C.-based investment bank and a...Read more »
Service on the No. 4 and 5 trains will be reduced at night this week as MTA crews make repairs to express tunnels as part of the agency's Fast Track maintenance program.
From Monday until Friday morning, the No. 4 train will run local between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street in both directions. No. 5 service ends early each night, except for Bronx stations between Dyre Avenue and...Read more »
Mother Nature couldn't mooga three days in a row.
Sunday's downpour canceled the final day of the Great Googa Mooga Festival. Organizers of the food and music event apologized for the last second chance, which they said was for safety concerns, and promised ticket holders they'd get their money back.
"All Sunday VIP ticket purchases will be refunded in full," a spokeswoman...Read more »
Gay rights activists plan to march in huge numbers in the Village Monday to call for equality following this weekend's murder of a gay Harlem man.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials are expected to join LGBT groups and other activists in Monday's rally and send a message to stop gay attacks like the one against Marc Carson early Saturday morning.
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New York’s annual digital confab is set to kick off Monday, as Internet Week sweeps through the city, highlighting the the Big Apple’s leading role in tech and online culture.
The annual weeklong conference, launched in 2008, turns the city into a mecca for the digitally connected, with panels, speeches, demonstrations and more in online business and culture.
Headquartered at the Metropolitan...Read more »
A single winning ticket for the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot was sold in Florida, though the winner of the record-high prize has yet to come forward.
Florida Lottery officials confirm that the winning ticket was purchased by an unnamed individual in a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a suburb of Tampa.
The $590.5 million jackpot is the second-largest in history, but the largest...Read more »
Sci-fi movie "Star Trek Into Darkness" journeyed to the top of weekend box office charts as the latest voyage of the Starship Enterprise pulled in $70.6 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters.
The new 3D installment in the "Star Trek" franchise knocked the mighty "Iron Man 3" to second place. The superhero sequel from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios grossed $35.2...Read more »