A probe into the 911 system on the day an SUV fatally struck 4-year-old Ariel Russo says human error and not technical problems caused a delay in response time, a city report said Thursday.
Russo was killed June 4 when a driver lost control and slammed into the child and her grandmother at West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue at 8:15 a.m.
The Department of Investigation report said...Read more »
The City Council voted overwhelmingly Thursday to include electronic cigarettes in the city’s ban on smoking in bars, restaurants, parks and other public places.
“E-cigarettes threaten — in my opinion — to undermine enforcement of the Smoke-Free Air Act, and because many of the e-cigarettes are designed to look like cigarettes and be used just like them, they can lead to confusion or confrontation,”...Read more »
"The Wolf of Wall Street" depicts a boiler-room culture in which brokers bilk customers of hundreds of millions of dollars and then launder their ill-gotten gains to buy mansions, Ferraris, yachts, personal aircraft, hookers and pharmacopoeias of recreational drugs.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the pathologically corrupt rogue trader Jordan Belfort in the film, said in a Manhattan news conference...Read more »
Target said hackers have stolen data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards of shoppers who visited its stores during the first three weeks of the holiday season in the second-largest such breach reported by a U.S. retailer.
The hackers worked at unprecedented speed, carrying out their operation from the day before Thanksgiving to this past Sunday, 19 days that are the heart of the crucial...Read more »
If you read my review of the Logitech Ultimate Ears Mini Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker, then you know that I'm a terrible parent to my electronics gear.
My Apple iPhone 4S really suffered under my terrible caretaking skills, having been dropped (with no case, of course) more times than I'd like to remember, and it even found itself under running water a couple of times.
But it stuck...Read more »
Kelly Killoren Bensimon chats with Montauk resident Helen Ficalora about the appeal of men's jewelry:
Jewelry designer and Montauk native Helen Ficalora is inspired by the rhythms of the natural world. Hand- crafted and cast in gold, her work has heirloom quality and collectibility. Each necklace and medallion tells a personal story and ranges in price from $125 to $1,800. With her SoHo men’s...Read more »
A report from the city's Independent Budget Office suggests there may be more money in city coffers than projected by the mayor's office.
To be precise, $581 million more.
According to its most recent forecast for Fiscal Year 2014, the IBO anticipated that city could end the fiscal year roughly $2.4 billion in the black. Bloomberg's office expected that number to be closer to $1.8 billion....Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloomberg always jokes about his inner countdown clock and the days he has left in his twelve-year run. However, he isn't the only New York City elected official leaving office on Dec. 31 after three terms.
There are 17 City Council members and borough presidents who have been on the job since 2002 and will have to vacate their offices due to term limits. Many of those leaders...Read more »
Most movies tell us everything we need to know about their characters instantaneously. They're familiar types and personalities, and their narrative journeys amount to little more than filling in the blanks.
Asghar Farhadi's "The Past" opposes that cautious approach. In a similar fashion to the Iranian filmmaker's superb "A Separation," the movie reflects the real world...Read more »
Manhattan was the "winner" in the Straphangers Campaign's awards for the slowest and most unreliable buses in the city.
The Pokey Awards for slowest-traveling buses were bestowed on two crosstown lines in midtown -- the M42 and M50 -- that were as fast as walking on an average afternoon. Manhattan also had nine out of the 10 slowest bus routes in the city.
"Our advice...Read more »