An MTA worker was arrested and charged Wednesday for staging a robbery of her subway booth at a station in Queens on Saturday, officials said.
Tracy King, 48, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested for the fake hold-up, in which she was bound and gagged with duct tape, allegedly telling police a man had shoved a gun in her face and demanded access to the cash in her booth in the 111th Street...Read more »
Bay Ridge in southwest Brooklyn has long been a haven for blue-collar workers and their families.
Scandinavian, Italian and Irish families have populated the neighborhood in the past, and today, Asian, Greek and Arab Americans also call Bay Ridge home. More recently, New Yorkers priced out of Manhattan or Park Slope digs are also moving in.
The nabe is close to the rest of the city,...Read more »
New York is home to 10 of the country's 50 highest-paid athletes, with Alex Rodriguez coming as the city's No. 1 with his nearly $30 million earnings last year, according to Sports Illustrated.
The magazine calculated the top 50 based on salary, winnings, bonuses and endorsements over the last year, and boxer Floyd Mayweather was No. 1 with at least $90 million, the magazine reported.
A-Rod,...Read more »
If you won millions playing Powerball Wednesday night, perhaps a new home is in order.
In fact, you too would be able to afford the kind of digs reserved for the rich and famous -- especially since big-name celebs have their Manhattan dreamhouses on the market right now.
Maybe you'd like Madonna's palatial Central Park West duplex (current listing price: $19.95 million) or maybe...Read more »
The debut of “The Great Gatsby” in theaters last weekend has fans of the Roaring ’20s rushing to theaters to gush over the glamour of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous novel, now turned movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are gorgeous, but let’s face it, we all want to bask in the glory of the era.
Our interior design experts predict the art deco décor of the jazz age will catch...Read more »
Simon Pegg says he wouldn’t want to play two of his memorable characters — Shaun, from “Shaun of the Dead” and Nicholas Angel from “Hot Fuzz” — again, but he could see himself growing old in the role of Montgomery Scott in the “Star Trek” franchise.
“I should be so lucky — I’m already growing old in it!” said the 43-year-old Pegg. “It’s funny to think that we might be playing this again and...Read more »
Jim Gaffigan Funny man Jim Gaffigan takes on fatherhood in his new book, “Dad Is Fat,” in which he discusses taking on life with five kids — both the joys and the horrors, as he describes it. The actor and comedian, probably best known for his riffs on Hot Pockets, will be at Barnes & Noble Tribeca Thursday to sign copies of the book. (Thursday night, 6 p.m., FREE, B&N Tribeca, 97 Warren...Read more »
Rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine have donated $70 million to establish an entrepreneurial undergraduate program at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles school said on Wednesday.
The gift will create a new degree pulling faculty members from the university's business, fine arts, music and engineering departments.
The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for...Read more »
Google Inc on Wednesday launched a music service that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the market for streaming music.
With its new service, announced at its annual developers' conference in San Francisco, Google has adopted the streaming music business model ahead of rival Apple Inc, which pioneered online...Read more »
Signs are pointing to Victor Cruz receiving his big contract, after all.
The New York Post reported Tuesday that he and the Giants are close to completing a long-term contract to keep the New Jersey native playing in East Rutherford in 2013 and beyond.
“In a perfect world I want to finish my career here,” Cruz told the Post.
Cruz, 26, entered the offseason as a restricted free...Read more »