UPDATED 12/17 at 8:15 P.M.: A 60-year-old blind man said his guide dog saved his life after they both survived being run over by an A train when they fell into the tracks at a Harlem station yesterday.
Cecil Williams, of Brooklyn, and his service dog Orlando fell onto the tracks of a northbound A train at the 125th Street station shortly after 9:30 a.m. The train came to a halt with Williams...Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday launched an impassioned defense of homeless services during his 12-year tenure, saying those lacking shelter are better off in New York City than elsewhere in the world.
“I don’t think there’s any administration, any city that has ever done as much to help those in need as we have done in this city,” he said.
“Should we stop there? No. Not at all. But...Read more »
Shia LaBeouf issued a lengthy apology Tuesday after being accused of plagiarism, but now it looks as though his apology was plagiarized, too.
The episode began Monday when LaBeouf made “HowardCantour.com,” a 12-minute short film he directed, available for viewing online. The movie, starring Jim Gaffigan as an embittered film critic, was initially well-reviewed as “entertaining” and “impressive”...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that his Jan. 1 inauguration at City Hall Park will be open to the general public via a number of tickets that will be available online this week.
Gabrielle Fialkoff, the chair of the inauguration ceremony, said de Blasio didn't want his swearing in to be limited to the political elite and media.
"We really wanted to make certain, and...Read more »
The NYPD Tuesday released the results of a citywide pedestrian safety initiative.
It resulted in 4,612 double parking summonses, 2,857 moving violation summonses and 226 arrests for suspended licenses around the city.
The Dec. 9-13 crackdown, which involved extra officers assigned to enforce traffic laws at shopping districts and major pedestrian crossings, was intended to reduce conditions...Read more »
The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a 13-block section of Greenwich Village for landmarking.
Preservationists and residents have pushed for the South Village Historic District since 2006 to protect long standing businesses and residences from overdevelopment. The landmarked zone includes blocks just south of Washington Square Park between La Guardia Place and Sixth Avenue...Read more »
As tablet devices go, Datawind's UbiSlate is not going to knock the socks off any geek, but it gets the job done, and for a jaw-dropping price: $38.
The name-brand bestsellers are way out of that price range. Apple's iPad Mini starts at $399, and Google’s own Nexus 7 starts at $229. The lowest price for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is a kiddie version, marked down for the holidays to $199 on the company’s...Read more »
Being a music icon apparently doesn't mean you get a free T-shirt at a Nets game.
Beatle Sir Paul McCartney couldn't snag the swag while watching the team play the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center Monday night.
Despite appearing on the arena's big screen and shouting for the staff to throw him a shirt, the 71-year-old looked jokingly disappointed when it landed nowhere near him.
McCartney...Read more »
If my daughter buys a co-op in a no-pet building, will I be able to visit her overnight with my 35-pound Boston Terrier? Does "no pets" means a dog cannot go in the building or stay for an occasional overnight?
Yes and no, say our experts.
"No pets means no pets," says Roberta Axelrod, a real estate broker and asset manager at Time Equities who sits on many...Read more »
Facebook Inc took a first step on Tuesday toward selling video ads that play automatically in newsfeeds, moving cautiously to unlock a source of revenue that could annoy users.
The world's largest social network, which had long been expected to try and grab a larger slice of the $66 billion U.S. television advertising market, will start by working with Summit Entertainment on ads for "Divergent,"...Read more »