One World Trade Center, the skyscraper that will replace the fallen twin towers, became the tallest building in New York's skyline Monday when workers erected steel columns that placed the tower's unfinished skeleton at 1,271 feet.
The downtown monolith took the title from the iconic Empire State Building, which, at a height of 1,250 feet (not including its spire), was New York's tallest building...Read more »
The wait is over. On Monday, the Nets officially ditched New Jersey for Brooklyn. To mark the occasion, the team introduced a new logo and color scheme - trading the team's former red, blue and gray emblem for a sleek black and white shield featuring a "B" fo Brooklyn.
The logo was created by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, a part-owner of the team, in anticipation of the relocating team's...Read more »
President Barack Obama is marking the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death with a campaign add heralding his decision to kill bin Laden -- and suggesting that Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney wouldn't have had the guts to do the same.
Romney contested the accusations, saying he would have "of course" given the orders to kill bin Laden, according to reports. In 2007,...Read more »
The Titanic may get another shot at its fateful voyage -- sort of.
An Australian billionaire said Monday he plans to build a replica of the ill-fated ship, dubbed the Titanic II, and its maiden voyage will be from England to New York along the path that sunk the original, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Mining magnate Clive Palmer made the announcement weeks after the 100th anniversary...Read more »
President Barack Obama's campaign is still aiming for "change," but it's doing so with a new campaign slogan: "Forward."
The campaign unveiled the slogan on Youtube Monday in a seven-minute video that recaps Obama's first term as president.
The video kicks of with the 2008 stock market crash and recession and segues into the stimulus, auto bailout and Wall Street...Read more »
Sen. Chuck Schumer urged the House yesterday to renew the Violence Against Women Act, which aims to provide resources to law enforcement agencies to better train police to curb violence and stalking.
Nearly 55,000 domestic violence cases were reported in the city between 2009 and 2010, Schumer said in defending the bill.
The current law expires in September....Read more »
Three weeks ago, New York's latest sports phenom was leading Boston College's hockey team to an NCAA championship.
But six short pro games later, Rangers forward Chris Kreider has already scored two game-winning goals -- in the playoffs, no less -- and his immediate impact to the team has put New York on the verge of a Linsanity-esque craze.
Kreider, who turns 21 Monday, made his NHL...Read more »
A Maryland man was struck and killed by a cab early Sunday morning as he tried to dodge traffic on a Soho street, police said.
Dan Fellegara, 29, fell at around 4:30 a.m. as he was trying to cross Sixth Avenue at Watts Street between passing cars, police said, and was "inadvertently" hit by a taxi. A police spokesman said Fellegara, of Baltimore, was crossing against the light.
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Mitt Romney said yesterday he hopes U.S. officials will “take every measure” to ensure the safety of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng – thought to have taken refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing - and to also protect Cheng’s family and supporters from persecution. “Any serious U.S. policy toward China must confront the facts of the Chinese government’s denial of political liberties, its one-child...Read more »
Iconic pop and rock and roll singer Darlene Love (“He’s a Rebel,” “Da Doo Ron Ron”) is also known for playing Trish Murtaugh, wife of Danny Glover, in the Lethal Weapon movies. Love, 70, lives in a Gramercy Park coop with her husband, Alton Allison and will be performing her new show “The Sound of Love” a7:30 p.m. May 19th and 20th at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St.
Q What would you most...Read more »