It’s a great step, but the march to equality is yet long.
That was the response of women veterans yesterday to newly released details from the Department of Defense as to how women will be integrated into combat positions previously closed to them in the ultimate old boys’ club.
Under plans submitted to the DOD by different branches of service, the pipeline should open to women to serve...Read more »
The city updated its hurricane plan Tuesday that includes a bigger evacuation map and a new way to warn New Yorkers.
The Office of Emergency Management ditched its letter zone system with a number system that includes an additional 600,000 residents than the previous map in new locations such as southern Queens and Brooklyn.
The map is available for download at the nyc.gov and there...Read more »
Lil Wayne insists that he didn’t really mean to stomp all over the American flag during a video shoot, despite evidence to the contrary.
While filming a music video for the song “God Bless Amerika,” the 30-year-old raps in front of an American flag that drops to the ground, at which point he walks all over Old Glory for the better part of a minute.
But the New Orleans-based rapper swears...Read more »
Stars came out in droves on Monday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of rap mogul Jay-Z's 40/40 Club.
Jay's gorgeous wife Beyoncé, funnyman Chris Rock and songstress Kylie Minogue were all on hand, as were a slew of New York athletes, including Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Victor Cruz. Partygoers also spotted Jay-Z sipping Armand de Brignac champagne with Yankees slugger Robinson...Read more »
Teen pop star Justin Bieber struck a photographer with his Ferrari sports car while driving away from a comedy club in Los Angeles on Monday night, but the accident was not considered a hit-and-run, police said.
Video taken outside the Laugh Factory comedy club showed Bieber behind the wheel of his white Ferrari, surrounded by photographers as he was pulling away.
Celebrity website TMZ...Read more »
Charlie Sheen has put Selma Blair square in his crosshairs, claiming he fired his "Anger Management" co-star after she bad-mouthed him to the show's head honchos.
Sheen, 47, went on a rampage after learning of Blair's alleged powwow with the show's executives, during which she complained that Sheen is always late and has a "shoddy work ethic," according to TMZ.com.
Sheen was furious...Read more »
In honor of Wednesday’s O Music Awards — which celebrate “the best in digital music” — rocker Andrew W.K. resolved to drum for 24 hours straight in the Times Square Oakley store.
W.K, a New York resident, is counting on drawing strength from the Times Square setting, which he called “one of the main apexes of energy in the entire world,” and the adrenaline of playing with guest drummers that...Read more »
Governors Island administrators said last week's implosion of one of its oldest buildings was a Big Bang of sorts, signifying the start of a new era for the island.
The 30-acre section of the island that was once off-limits to civilians will be transformed into a new, modern $250 million park that's set to open for the public next summer, and there's more on the way.
And the excitement...Read more »
Since the U.S. economic recovery began, the Federal Reserve has emerged as the biggest power player on Wall Street, with investors hanging on to every comment made by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his team.
How powerful is the Fed? After recent comments from Bernanke that his agency might soon start to taper its easy-money policies over the next few months as the recovery continues, the stock...Read more »
A 17-year-old Bronx teen was arrested Sunday for a shooting last week that put a 9-year-old girl in the hospital.
Billie James was charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly firing several shots while riding a bicycle on Friday at 9:20 p.m. in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx on Bailey Avenue and West 234th Street. A...Read more »