Getting stranded in the city with a dead smartphone will soon be a thing of the past.
The first three of 25 solar-powered Street Charge stations went online Tuesday, and smartphone-dependent New Yorkers say the 12-and-a-half foot poles are a godsend for when they're stuck with a dead battery and nowhere to recharge.
"It doesn't happen a lot, but it happens enough for it to be annoying,"...Read more »
Have Kanye West and Kim Kardashian named their new baby?
Not according to In Touch magazine, which reports the pair can’t agree on a name for their four-day old girl.
The magazine also reported that one name the pair is seriously considering is North, as in North West.
“North is at the top of the list of names,” a friend of Kardashian told In Touch. “They’re not totally sure about...Read more »
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 »