A manhole fire caused a cover to explode in midtown Saturday around 9 p.m.
There were no injuries to pedestrians, though a car parked on top of the manhole cover caught fire, an FDNY spokesman said.
Firefighters had the blaze under control by around 11:15 p.m.
Con Edison spokesman Alfonso Quiroz said Sunday that the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
He added that...Read more »
Last weekend, I went to my parents' house on Staten Island. When I got out of the car I heard a strange sound in the distance. The noise sounded like a building alarm. It was annoying, but I figured that someone would turn it off.
Two hours later that distant alarm noise was still going off.
Just when I was about to mention it to my father, a cicada jumped on my foot.
I have a...Read more »
New Yorkers have gotten a handle on bedbugs since the 2010 scourge that kept the city scratching and fearful of infestation.
Bedbugs are far from eradicated and continue to pop up in homes and places of business, but statistics from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development show fewer complaints and violations in multifamily residential rental buildings.
Between July 2012...Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Sunday delivered the commencement speech at Stanford University, urging students to stand for immigration reform and encouraging the new graduates to bring their talents to New York.
Speaking to some 5,000 students, Bloomberg extolled New York's appeal to tech and science graduates, while using the platform to lobby for them to support immigration reform, saying that...Read more »
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby is already feeling a whole lot of love.
Following her birth on Saturday, the baby girl — whose name has not yet been revealed to the public — had visits and wishes from close pals of the couple — and some sweet tweets Sunday from Kim’s younger sister Khloe Kardashian.
I can not even begin 2describe the miracle that is now apart of our family. Mommy/baby...Read more »
Parents-to-be Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin spent Father’s Day Eve at the Dive into Summer event at Sagaponack’s Wolffer Estate Vineyard to benefit Group for the East End.
While waiting for their baby girl to arrive at the end of the summer, the Baldwins will spend their time out east raising money for causes near to their hearts — and prepping for baby.
“We will be ready when she...Read more »
Matt Damon having lunch with his family at Jacob’s Pickles on Upper West Side
Jane Lynch walking along West Broadway and chatting on her cell phone
Spotted a celeb around town? Email the details to Julie.Gordon@am-ny.com. ...Read more »
The introduction of iOS 7 dominated the discussion of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference, but another announcement the company made that was just as significant was that of car connectivity.
Come 2014, the Cupertino, California-based company said at WWDC, Apple lovers will be able to get their hands on car-specific versions of iOS on the dashboards of up to a dozen...Read more »
There will be no regular N, Q and R service in Manhattan after 10 p.m. for four nights this week while the MTA makes repairs under its Fastrack program.
The service shutdown will occur between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday night through Friday morning.
On the N line, there will be no service in Manhattan. The N line will run as normal in Queens and Brooklyn. R service ends early in Manhattan...Read more »
"Man of Steel," the big-budget reboot of the Superman franchise, leaped over the apocalyptic buddy comedy "This is the End," collecting a muscular $113.1 million to lead the domestic box office with the year's second-largest opening weekend and the biggest June opening ever.
"This is the End," written by star Seth Rogen and his childhood friend Evan Goldberg,...Read more »