An Upper East Side teacher is suing a man for $2 million after he allegedly trashed her apartment and led to the death of her cat, according to published reports.
Jessica Barrish, 30, invited her college friend Joseph Ari Chiesa to her birthday party at her apartment last May. But when Barrish and her friends left the apartment to continue the party, Chiesa, 29, lingered behind, the New York...Read more »
Randy Jackson is ditching “American Idol” and the rest of the hosts are rumored to be out next year. (Those hosts being Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and, um, that country singer guy.) So what now?
With no reports yet on who might be sitting behind that table next year, here are our suggestions for new hosts that could save the show.
1. Kanye West What could be more dramatic than the thought...Read more »
Tony Stark's superpowers lifted blockbuster "Iron Man 3" back to the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, beating out a strong debut over the weekend for lavish Jazz Age drama "The Great Gatsby."
Coming off a gigantic opening a week earlier, "Iron Man 3" commanded $72.5 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday in its second weekend. "Gatsby,"...Read more »
Steffan Bankier, 24, is the co-founder of Public House, a start-up that takes an innovative approach to boxed wine. Public House boxed wines come with stemless disposable wine glasses and have a handle, making it easy to carry them around. Bankier was previously a strategic planner for ad firms Young and Rubicam, and Saatchi and Saatchi. He currently lives on the Upper West Side.
Why did you...Read more »
Updated 7:56 p.m.: At least 17 people, including a young girl, were shot Sunday when gunfire erupted at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, the AP reported.
Gunfire rang out at 1:45 p.m. local time as the second line of the parade passed the 1400 block of Frenchman Street in the city, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Gary Flot said.
Seventeen people were struck by bullets, including...Read more »
I love being a sidewalk gardener in Manhattan. Whenever I'm tending the large planter box outside my West Village building, people smile, stop to chat, and thank me for making the block look beautiful. Like dogs or babies, colorful flowers inspire people to drop their guard and be friendly.
To the tourists, I'm a source of information, an ambassador of good will. To the locals, I'm that obsessive...Read more »
NBA player Jason Collins will receive the "Courage Award" from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network on Monday night at Manhattan's Gotham Hall.
Collins, 34,who finished the season with the Washington Wizards, came out as gay in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, making him the first active pro athlete to declare his homosexuality while playing for a major U.S. sports...Read more »
MoMA may be backing down from its initial plan to raze the adjacent American Folk Art Museum building, a decision that generated a protest from the world's design and preservationist communities, as well as from the ecologically minded.
Thursday, MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry sent a memo to MoMA's trustees and staff announcing the museum had retained Diller Scofidio + Renfro to "work with...Read more »
The owners of House of Cupcakes didn't let the mayor's perturbed reaction to their gift to the city stop them from having fun during their opening day Thursday.
Ron and Ruthie Bzdewka, the owners of the West Village pastry shop, unveiled their most talked-about creation "The Mayor," a 25-pound, 35,800 calorie cupcake that featured an image of a grumpy looking Michael Bloomberg as...Read more »
Police found the body of a Newark woman in Union Square Park Thursday morning.
Officers responded to a 911 call of an unconscious body in the park and found Kayla Mitchell, 23, around 7:30 a.m. EMTs pronounced hear dead at the scene.
The NYPD said they suspected no criminality in her death, but the investigation was ongoing....Read more »