One year after their first strike action, some city fast food workers are today expected to again walk off their jobs in a continued push for a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize without retaliation.
New York is one of now 100 cities participating in the push to goad fast food companies to hike pay and improve the working conditions for cashiers, cooks, food prep workers and supervisors.
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Lady Gaga's official closing of the iconic Roseland Ballroom after 95 years in April marks the final nail in the coffin for New York's once-storied live music scene.
Those of a certain age will fondly remember the New Music Seminars of the late '80s held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, which captured the Big Apple's club scene in all its pomp. European journalists such as myself would...Read more »
The Wes Anderson Collection Get an in-depth, inside look at the life and career of Wes Anderson through previously unpublished photos, artwork and other artifacts, accompanied by a chat with award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz, who will be presenting his “The Wes Anderson Collection” at BookCourt Thursday, an overview of Anderson’s filmography, life and career. (Thursday, 7 p.m., FREE, BookCourt,...Read more »
"The Americans" actress Keri Russell experienced a scary early morning incident Wednesday as two men broke into Brooklyn Heights home while she was sleeping, police said.
Russell, who lives in the house with her husband and two children, was awaked when Ronald and Steffon Swindell entered in her home around 3 a.m., investigators said.
The actress, who films her show in New...Read more »
Some bands reunite to take advantage of nostalgia, to get one last big payday before streaming services and piracy consume the last vestiges of the music industry.
For Luscious Jackson, the three-piece best known for 1990s songs like "Naked Eye" and "Ladyfingers," getting back together is less about ambition and more about having fun.
"We all have kids, and some...Read more »
Few screen legends compare to Barbara Stanwyck, the Brooklyn-born icon who matched her beauty with equally formidable talent and strength over the course of a sterling career.
Beginning Friday and running through the end of the month, Film Forum offers a tribute to the classical Hollywood star, screening many of her career highlights.
Don't miss these:
'The Lady Eve'
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Audio recordings from the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators a year ago reveal a mixture of calm and anguish from the callers, and gunshots from the assailant are heard in the background.
Officials in Newtown, Connecticut, on Wednesday released the 911 phone calls from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in what may be the final official report on...Read more »
It's the time of year when New Yorkers deck their halls with with merry colors and lights for the holiday season. But with all the running around gathering food for holiday meals, presents for loved ones and still trying to make it to work, who has time (or let's face it, money) to get creative with home furnishings?
To help you out, our favorite interior designers gave us some tips for decorating...Read more »
UPDATED 12/4/13 at 3:25 P.M.: The engineer of the derailed Metro-North train "nodded" off just before the high-speed crash along a sharp, 30-mph curve in the Bronx that killed four people, a union representative said Tuesday.
The engineer, William Rockefeller, 46, "caught himself, but he caught himself too late," Anthony Bottalico, head of the union representing the Metro-North...Read more »
Nine years ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched an ambitious effort to reduce homelessness in New York by two-thirds over five years. His blueprint included more than 60 goals with timelines aimed at getting thousands of people off the streets and into permanent housing.
"We will continue our work until all New Yorkers have a place to call home," he promised at the time.
Unfortunately,...Read more »