A Queens man has been charged with shooting his 22-year-old girlfriend in the head, according to the borough's District Attorney.
The alleged shooter, 30-year-old Steven Diaz, initially told authorities that he and the woman, Amanda Rivera, had been the victims of a home invasion carried out by three masked robbers.
Diaz allegedly shot Rivera between 4:30 and 6:30 a.m. on Sunday with...Read more »
New York's gay football fans are overjoyed to finally have an "openly proud gay man," as the Division I defensive lineman Michael Sam announced himself to be, possibly heading to the NFL.
"It's pretty phenomenal," said Rory Ray, commissioner of the New York Gay Flag Football League, which has about 300 members. Such an announcement coming from a top-ranked athlete demolishes yet another stereotype,...Read more »
Looks like Michael Bloomberg's post-City Hall career is off to a good start: the former mayor rang in at No. 4 in a list of the country's 50 most generous philanthropists, published today by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Bloomberg donated a whopping $452 million to causes including the arts, education, the environment and public health, as well as organizations dedicated to improving city...Read more »
'All is Lost'
Nautical survival films are plentiful and popular, from "The Perfect Storm" and "Cast Away" to the more recent "Captain Phillips," "Life of Pi" and "Kon-Tiki." "All is Lost," starring Robert Redford all by his lonesome, is perhaps the bravest endeavor of this genre. Playing "Our Man," Redford is alone on a yacht in the Indian Ocean with a boat that's falling apart. This is a...Read more »
Sarah Jarosz accomplished more by the time she started college than many musicians do in a lifetime.
At the age of 12, she was a renowned mandolin player who performed onstage with bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs.
By 16, she had a record deal. A few years later, she learned about her first Grammy nomination in her freshman dorm.
Jarosz is now 22 and recently released her third album,...Read more »
No rest for the weary!
Less than 24 hours after staging her fall 2014 fashion show in New York, Victoria Beckham hit up Barry's Bootcamp for a morning sweat session.
The on-the-go mama of four was "very unassuming" upon arriving bright and early for the 8:20 a.m. class Monday in Chelsea, an onlooker told us.
"She expected no special treatment at all and waited outside...Read more »
Colin Farrell believes in love -- but he's not so sure about Valentine's Day.
"We possibly underrate the importance of [love], how its prevalence in a single person's life and the life of a shared community can make incredible changes and promote the idea of peace and harmony within a society or within a person's individual existence," Farrell told reporters at a recent news conference at...Read more »
Frigid temperatures, snowstorm after snowstorm and harsh travel conditions are keeping New Yorkers and tourists away from many of the city's top attractions and hot spots.
From museums and parks to restaurants and entertainment locales, some Big Apple venues' owners and operators say they've seen fewer visitors lately.
One of the spots that's experienced a dip in attendance compared...Read more »
Sen. Charles Schumer Sundaycalled on the FDA to ban a chemical that's added into the bread at most fast-food chains.
"In a day where cancer rates are rising ... you have to be careful," he said outside a McDonald's yesterday on the West Side.
Many restaurants, grocery stores and fast-food chains, like McDonald's, use azodicarbonamide to condition dough and make the bread last longer,...Read more »
Even Leonardo DiCaprio needs some help facing New York's freezing winter temperatures.
The Hollywood heavy hitter recently popped into L'Occitane on Bleecker Street to pick up a few cold-weather skin care essentials: shea butter lip balm and a hydrating face cream.
According to a witness, DiCaprio was in the West Village with a group of guy pals, who stayed outside while DiCaprio shopped....Read more »