New York City's immigrant population has reached a new peak of more than three million people -- 37% of our population -- solidifying the Big Apple's position as what is arguably the most diverse metropolis in the world, according to a new report by the mayor's office.
Dominicans (380,200) are the most populous immigrant group, followed by Chinese (350,200) Mexicans (186,300) placed third,...Read more »
The MTA Wednesday passed a $13.5 billion budget for 2014 after a failed attempt to inject millions of dollars for improvements.
MTA board members Allen Cappelli and Mitchell Pally offered to add a $25 million fund for service improvements, but the matter was set aside until April.
Pally said the fund is small change to a multibillion-dollar budget.
"There are significant places...Read more »
The MTA and the public transit union Wednesday stuck to their opposing goals for a new workers contract, with the head of the labor organization hinting at a strike.
TWU Local 100 president John Samuelson demanded wage increases for his 35,000 members without offering concessions the MTA wants in exchange.
TWU members, who went on strike for three days in 2005, have been working without...Read more »
New Yorkers really want to meet and greet the next mayor in his own home.
Bill de Blasio's office said that 7,000 people applied for the Jan. 5 tour of Gracie Mansion in the first three hours that it offered registration on its website Wednesday.
The free event includes a room-by-room walk-through of the first floor of the mansion, where the first family will reside. The tour ends with...Read more »
Finding the truth in professional wrestling is like trying to find, if you'll excuse the cliché, a needle in a haystack.
"It's impossible," says author David Shoemaker, who offers a high-brow examination of the popular sports entertainment in his new book "The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling."
"The wrestlers and promoters themselves spend...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »