Some 1,200 NYPD police recruits are in the midst of four days of "multi-cultural immersion" training to help them better understand and respect the communities they serve.
The training was instituted in 2007, according to the NYPD's website, and in 2009 included presentations by the Civilian Complaint Review Board, commanding officers and prominent community members to help them...Read more »
Big Apple sports fans are used to winners, so a down year -- or even a rough few months -- can be pretty agonizing. On the bright side, things could be worse -- a lot worse. Misery loves company, so here are amNewYork's most moribund sports cities in the U.S. based on past disappointments, title droughts and recent struggles.
This city has been through the sports wringer....Read more »
The New York City Housing Authority will finally clean house -- at least when it comes to mold.
Lawyers for the city and for NYCHA residents reached a settlement this week stipulating that reports of mold in the city's public housing units will be cleaned up within days rather than months.
That's good news for tenants who have been plagued -- for what seems an eternity -- with the awful...Read more »
Nestled between a park and the waterfront, the centuries-old Fort Greene neighborhood offers cultural diversity and accessibility.
Ask Cecilia Clarke how she likes living in Fort Greene and she’ll tell you that “Fort Greene is the best place I have ever lived in my life. Ever.”
“I moved to Fort Greene ten years ago from Brooklyn Heights and within two weeks I had good...Read more »
Barbara Walters dining on antipasto and pasta with friends at Patsy's Italian Restaurant on W. 56th Street
Steve Carell warming up with a bowl of chicken chili at David Burke at Bloomingdale's
Peter Dinklage having drinks at Moran's in Chelsea
Spotted a celeb around town? Email the details to Julie.Gordon@am-ny.com. ...Read more »
Spotify made headlines last week following its Dec. 11 announcement that it now offers mobile users free on-demand streaming access. With the change, tablet users can listen to playlists and artists of their choosing, replicating an experience once available only using a desktop computer. (Smartphone users can also create playlists with this change, but they must listen to their playlists...Read more »
Chris Cooper is the calm at the center of the storm that is "August: Osage County," the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
His kindhearted Charlie Aiken serves as the sole counterpunch to the blinding rage that fills the other characters and permeates this story of the tremendously dysfunctional Weston family, occupying a single house in Oklahoma after patriarch...Read more »
The U.S. Senate was ready on Wednesday to pass a two-year budget deal aimed at avoiding a government shutdown in January despite objections by senators from both parties to proposed pension cuts for military retirees.
Final passage was all but assured on Tuesday when the Senate voted 67-33 to advance the measure to a final, simple majority vote late Wednesday afternoon in the Democratic-controlled...Read more »
Duchess Kate isn't the only Middleton gal to get a fairytale ending.
Kate Middleton's younger sister Pippa Middleton is engaged to her own gorgeous gent, banker Nico Jackson, with plans to walk down the aisle in 2014, Us Weekly reported on Wednesday.
Pippa, 30, was the maid of honor at Kate's massive royal wedding to Prince William in 2011.
According to Us Weekly, 36-year-old...Read more »
UPDATED 12/17 at 8:15 P.M.: A 60-year-old blind man said his guide dog saved his life after they both survived being run over by an A train when they fell into the tracks at a Harlem station yesterday.
Cecil Williams, of Brooklyn, and his service dog Orlando fell onto the tracks of a northbound A train at the 125th Street station shortly after 9:30 a.m. The train came to a halt with Williams...Read more »