‘Guys and Dolls’ Fox has secured the rights to do a film remake of “Guys and Dolls,” considered by many to be the greatest musical comedy of all time, as reported by Deadline.com, which also noted that Fox is hoping to star Channing Tatum (assumedly as Sky Masterson) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (assumedly as Nathan Detroit). Perhaps they'll be joined by Anne Hathaway as Sarah and Zooey Deschanel...Read more »
Police are searching for a couple of pint-sized would-be muggers accused of trying to grab a woman's purse in Central Park Monday night.
The 38-year-old woman was walking in Central Park near Fifth Avenue and East 107th Street at 8 p.m. when a young girl, between 12 and 14, demanded her cell phone, police said. When the woman refused, a boy about 10 or 11 years old tried to rip off her pocketbook....Read more »
As New York City's Silicon Alley contines to grow, Time magazine released its new list of top 10 tech start-ups to watch on Thursday.
"Each year, the temperature of NYC's start-up scene seems to get turned up another five degrees, with 2013 yielding by far the largest number and widest spectrum of companies for our judging committee to consider," Time Inc.'s Style & Entertainment...Read more »
Grand Gourmet Celebrate the 100th birthday of Grand Central Terminal by feasting on delectable bites and wines and spirits at Grand Gourmet — The Flavor of Midtown on May 2 in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall.
Participating restaurants include: Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Butterfield8, Ciao Bella, Cibo, Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, Pershing Square and Triompe.
Tickets...Read more »
Sometimes it helps to be lucky.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday that brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev decided on the spur of the moment, after their photos were released to the world as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, to drive to New York and detonate five pipe bombs and a pressure-cooker device in Times Square.
The result...Read more »
'It's not a tattoo kind of neighborhood," said the owner, explaining why Greene Tattoo parlor would be moving from Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill to somewhere in Williamsburg.
I don't have any tattoos. And I viewed with some amusement the parade of hipsters that used to crowd outside Greene Tattoo, smoking. But I'm sad to see that tattoo parlor leave our street -- priced out after just...Read more »
Online bidding for “Boston Massacre” Nike T-shirts exceeded $155,000 on eBay before the auction was pulled from the site.
The T-shirt, part of a line produced before the Boston bombings, features the words “Boston Massacre” in blood-spattered letters. The slogan has been around to describe the rivalry since 1978, when the Yanks won the World Series, the AP reported.
Following the...Read more »
It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when a high school basketball player from Brooklyn by way of New Jersey named Lenny Cooke was ranked higher than LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and other then-prep stars.
Clearly, things didn’t work out for Cooke, who once seemed to be such a sure thing for the NBA. You’d have heard of him if they had.
The new documentary “Lenny Cooke” chronicles...Read more »
Former President Bill Clinton has finally joined Twitter, as he started tweeting Wednesday night under the handle @billclinton.
The ex-prez learned the ropes earlier this month during an appearance on "The Colbert Report." Stephen Colbert helped Clinton set up a fake account under a ridiculous user name, explaining that “@presidentclinton was taken, @williamjeffersonclinton was taken,...Read more »
Mud 3 stars Directed by Jeff Nichols Starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon Rated PG-13
"Mud" is an evocative drama set at the precipice of adulthood, that precarious moment where harsh realities seep in and replace the idyll of youth.
It's a coming-of-age story rendered with the distinct vision of director Jeff Nichols, who in "Shotgun...Read more »