In the season of giving and lending a hand, some New Yorkers are going above and beyond to help the city’s less fortunate at a time when it’s needed most.
Soup kitchens and food pantries citywide are facing funding cutbacks while demand increases, as there was a 10% uptick for their services this year, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. On top of that, one-in-five city...Read more »
New York City's tech industry has grown steadily in recent years, becoming a vital cog to the economy, and digital insiders are hoping Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio keeps the trend going as he takes office in January.
De Blasio's tech talking points have been mostly vague, though he has consistently said he wants to keep New York an industry leader. To do that, his expressed plans for Silicon...Read more »
Here's one creepy finding to give you the willies on Halloween.
A new quality-of-life survey spotted rats on 13% of underground subway platforms -- and on 21% of platforms in the Bronx, more than in any other borough -- according to the Straphangers Campaign, which conducted the survey.
The other boroughs had their share of the pests too, as rats were found on 15% of platforms in Brooklyn,...Read more »
Banksy was back to work Thursday, as he tagged a security gate at the Hustler Club after taking Wednesday off because of NYPD trouble in his monthlong "residency" in the city.
The famed, unnamed British graffiti artist hit the gate on the jiggle joint's main entrance, drawing a man in a suit leaning up against the wall holding a bouquet of wilting flowers, its red petals floating...Read more »
Pizza, pad Thai and chicken tikka masala rule in New York City when it comes to ordering food online.
Those are the city's three most popular takeout dishes for delivery, according to new data from delivery.com, which also found that delis and diners are the most popular delivery categories, followed by Chinese, Italian, Japanese and burgers.
The data also found that, unsurprisingly,...Read more »
"As I Lay Dying," the seminal 1930 novel by William Faulkner, is known for being a dense and difficult work that has tortured high school students. But polymath James Franco is hoping to turn it into a cinematic treasure.
The actor-director-writer-student-model has written and directed an adaptation of what Franco considers one of the defining books of his youth.
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It may not have been as raucous as when The Beatles played "The Ed Sullivan Show," but Sir Paul McCartney's surprise concert in Times Square was big enough to bring the place to a standstill.
The 71-year-old music icon sent fans flocking to the entertainment spot after he tweeted at 10:54 a.m. Thursday that he would be heading there soon for a quick gig.
"Wow! Really excited to be playing...Read more »
Justin Bieber is feeling a little heartbroken, and he wants you to know about it.
The Biebs dropped his first single since January on Monday, and it likely covers his pain from splitting with Selena Gomez last November. Fittingly, it's called "Heartbreaker."
The song is the first of 10 new tunes Bieber said he will drop weekly starting yesterday as part of his "Music Monday"...Read more »
“Saturday Night Live” enters its 39th season this weekend — with the premiere hosted by the incomparable Tina Fey — and the show will welcome six brand-new cast members to its late-night family.
The newbies come from a range of comedic backgrounds, including stand-up, writing, improv, theater and online comedy, and will all make their debuts on Saturday.
Here are the new faces you’ll...Read more »
Knocking on doors, sending robocalls and passing out fliers may soon be relics of the political campaigns of yesteryear, as social media and digital technology become more vital to election strategies.
This year, those factors have played a significant role in the mayoral race, as the campaigns for Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota tweet, Instagram and Facebook on their road to City Hall.
De...Read more »