A woman was hospitalized in serious condition Tuesday after she was hit by a falling tree branch in Central Park, the FDNY said.
The unidentified woman, who was on vacation from Indiana, was knocked unconscious around 3:30 p.m. after the branch fell some 40 feet to hit her near 86th Street and Central Park West, according to the FDNY and Geoffrey Croft of NYC Park Advocates.
She was...Read more »
Gay rights groups and anti-violence activists gathered Tuesday outside One Police Plaza to condemn NYPD officers they said wrongly arrested three men in Brooklyn last week because they were gay, saying it was indicative of the force's "homophobia."
Josh Williams, 26, alleges that he and two friends were called anti-gay slurs and assaulted after a police officer accused Williams...Read more »
Director Zack Snyder proves his mettle with “Steel”
Zack Snyder’s past movies are known for their extensive use of slow motion and close-ups and exquisite incorporation of CGI settings.
But, when it came to rebooting Superman in “Man of Steel,” Snyder, 47, throws out all of his usual directing quirks in favor of long, normal-speed shots on location.
For the director, it was simple...Read more »
Reasons to Be Happy 3 stars
In Neil LaBute’s intriguing new play, “Reasons to Be Happy,” which serves as a sequel to his acclaimed earlier drama “Reasons to Be Pretty,” a male protagonist is faced with choosing between his demanding ex-girlfriend (who suddenly desires him again) and his very caring current girlfriend.
As he weighs desire with a conflicting sense of duty, he is asked,...Read more »
Last year Adrien Zamora, 28, a construction worker from Ditmas Park, tumbled to his death while working on a luxury building in SoHo, after he slipped from the scaffolding.
This tragedy isn't isolated: Between 2009 and 2011, 46 construction workers in New York City died on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Construction is an inherently dangerous job, and that's why...Read more »
A man died Tuesday afternoon after a northbound N train hit him at the Broadway station in Queens, the MTA and police said.
The apparent suicide occurred around 4:15 p.m. and caused a service shutdown for several hours on the N and Q trains between Ditmars Boulevard and Queensboro Plaza. Police said there was no criminality suspected. There was no information on the man's identity...Read more »
Floodwalls: Mayor Bloomberg proposed installing protective walls around key areas of the five boroughs. Hunts Point, close to the city’s food distribution center, the East Harlem waterfront along the FDR East River Drive, Hospital Row north of 23rd Street, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District and Red Hook are some of the targeted spots.
Levees: The...Read more »
Being an emergency medical technician isn't easy.
You're working in an ambulance swerving through traffic -- trying to keep a heart patient alive or staunch the bleeding from a gunshot victim. While heroic cops and firefighters often get their props on the public stage, EMTs aren't as visible. But Brendon Hernandez, 25, became an exception this week after wrestling a gun away from a disturbed...Read more »
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg fights in appellate court to impose a ban on large sugary soft drinks in the city, we're hoping his high-profile public-health initiative continues to sputter and fizzle.
Give him big points for fretting emphatically about the effects of soft drinks 16 ounces or larger on the health of New Yorkers. His arguments against too much sugar are rational and wise. Obesity...Read more »
Amanda Bynes isn’t crazy or a drug addict, she’s just hip-hop, according to a New York record label.
Chinga Chang Records has officially offered the former Nickelodeon star a record deal to release her first rap album.
"She's phenomenal and that's the crazy thing about this," Daniel Herman, CEO of Chinga Chang Records, told The Huffington Post. "This is the perfect home....Read more »