Midcentury design aficionados are in for a treat with the Museum of Modern Art's new exhibit celebrating one of modern architecture's founding fathers: Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, also known as Le Corbusier. The exhibit opens this weekend.
Many midcentury modern devotees get their weekly design fix from AMC's "Mad Men," but for a series ostensibly set in and heavily influenced by...Read more »
Here's a question for the Justice Department:
If U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin decides that the NYPD has failed to carry out stop-and-frisk operations in a constitutional manner, why not give Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly the first crack at repairing or scrapping the program?
A 10-week court trial focusing on the controversial NYPD tactic ended late...Read more »
More than $8 million in heroin was seized Wedensday from a Bronx drug ring brought down by a a coalition of law enforcement offices, authorities said.
Members of the NYPD, DEA and city's Special Narcotics Prosecutors Office said they uncovered a wholesale heroin packaging operation at 181 W 238th Street in the Bronx.
After months of surveillance, they arrested three men, one of whom...Read more »
One my pet peeves - not that I haven't done it myself - is when those in the media give "advice" to major companies, as if CEOs running hugely complex multi-billion-dollar global businesses care about what any of us think.
And these days, one of the most common recipients of this advice is Japanese video game revolutionary Nintendo (OTCMKTS:NTDOY), which, before its recent stumbles,...Read more »
News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi, the company confirmed on Thursday, just days before News Corp. itself splits into two.
The reasons for the filing were not immediately clear, though a spokesman for Murdoch said the marriage had been irretrievably broken for more than six months. Murdoch, 82, married the former Wendi Deng, 44, in 1999.
The...Read more »
Twenty Feet from Stardom 3 stars Documentary by Morgan Neville Rated PG-13 Playing at Angelika and Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
Backup singing is among the purest forms of musical expression. With the focus on the headliner and all the extraneous requirements that come with fame and fortune just out of reach, these supporting performers are free to shape and perfect their craft without...Read more »
The Bling Ring 3 stars Directed by Sofia Coppola Starring Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Leslie Mann Rated R Playing at Village 7 and Lincoln Square
Sofia Coppola is the right director to tell the story of "The Bling Ring," a group of Calabasas, Calif., high school students who were convicted of burglarizing celebrity homes in 2008 and '09.
The real-life perpetrators...Read more »
The Brooklyn Nets made a major splash by naming recently retired point guard Jason Kidd as their new head coach on Wednesday.
Kidd retired at the conclusion of the New York Knicks' season, where he played the last of a decorated 19-season career that is likely to land him in the Hall of Fame.
The 40-year-old had a successful stint with the Nets from 2001-2008, which featured successive...Read more »
Hugged by two of New York City’s waterways, the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx is a quiet, well-kept waterfront neighborhood that’s mainly home to families.
Located at the bottom of the borough, jutting out in the southeastern direction toward Queens, the neighborhood is also situated between two popular bridges - the Throgs Neck and Whitestone — as well as the busy Bruckner Boulevard.
Along...Read more »
The mayor's plan to ban Styrofoam may have support from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, but some area business owners say it will hurt their bottom line.
Restaurant owners rallied at City Hall Wednesday as Councilman Lew Fidler introduced the bill at the behest of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While the mayor has said food containers that use certain polystyrene items are dangerous to the...Read more »