Looks like the Governor is facing yet another monetary failure. Except, with this one, it looks like he's all in.A few months ago, Cuomo announced that he wanted to a build a casino at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park (the price tag: $4 billion). The 3.8-million-square-foot gambling hub, right n ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg fondly remembers his days as a small business owner and likes to share the joy of successful entrepreneurship with New York City start-ups.
This time, in the Bronx.
The mayor announced today the first city-sponsored business incubator in the borough, which will be part of the ... More >>
On Sunday, Rosie and I headed over to the Javits Center to check out the much-anticipated Meet the Breeds, the "world's largest gathering of dogs and cats," hosted by the American Kennel Club and The International Cat Association. We were promised 200 different breeds, animal agility competitions, l ... More >>
Brooklyn plus bun.As they gear up for their big Meet the Breeds event on November 19th and 20th at the Javits Center, the American Kennel Club and the International Cat Association have been doing some thinking about what breeds "match" which of New York City's neighborhoods. Jessica Rice of ... More >>
Norwegian marathon legend (and local running hero) Grete Waitz has died in Oslo of cancer. She was 57.
"For her to pass away, the greatest female athlete our sport has seen, to pass away on the day of the Boston Marathon is fitting," said Tracy Sundlun, Vice President of the marathon produci ... More >>
So, maybe you know of this frenetic gang riot in Times Square that local business owners pre-emptively beefed up security for? The same Times Square riot that left a few kids shot and dozens arrested? Well, now you do:
Being Veterans Day eve, it was fitting that past and present employees of the Manhattan District Attorney's office gathered last night to honor their outgoing boss, Robert Morgenthau, who has headed the office since 1975.
Morgenthau is a veteran of the Second World War where he served as a L ... More >>
The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives have announced their eighth annual Pokey Awards for the city's slowest buses, and the surprise winner is the M42 that lumbers between the Javits Center and First Avenue on 42nd Street. By the sponsors' calculations, the M42 achieves a ... More >>
It surprises us that the MTA has chosen the M16 and M34 buses on 34th Street for its bus-shelter digital timer pilot program, which announces to waiting riders when the next one is scheduled to arrive. The relatively uncomplicated L train made a good test case for the subway version, but the ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Ex-police officer fired for corruption is suspected of killing his Brooklyn girlfriend, wounding another yesterday.Brooklyn teenager, 17, chases troublemakers from a party, drops dead of a heart attack.Father picks up Pace ... More >>
Reflecting the bad economy, food magazines are focusing more on cheap home eating.[NY Times]Major grocery chains say that food manufacturers like Nestle, Unilever, and Kellogg have raised their prices too much, considering recent drops in the price of commodicties.[LA Times]The Journal profiles Jose ... More >>
The NY Wine Expo, held this weekend at the Javits Center, was crowded with people getting a little messy, but it was also a really good chance to taste affordable wines from around the world. (The only big flop of our night was the Iron Chef wine collection, which was just as bad as you might imagin ... More >>
photo: Mr. T/flickr, some rights reservedIt's Friday. Time to start drinking...or at least thinking about it.Today is the last day to get the (slightly) cheap(er) tickets to the New York Wine Expo, February 27-March 1 at the Javits Convention Center. Attendees will get access to 170 wine samples and ... More >>
The American International Toy Fair is on at the Javits Center. The big opening day news is that Lego and Disney have entered a licensing deal, and you know what that means: Land of the Legos, starring Brendan Fraser and Dakota Fanning, in which they, the Power Miners, and lovable Lego George Wen ... More >>
Amid the piles upon piles of DC and Marvel fare -- and between the dozens of unoriginal clowns dressed as Heath Ledger's Joker, licking their imaginary lip-scars as you walked by -- one could find a bit of interesting, off-the-beaten-path literary programming at the New York Comic Con, which invad ... More >>
Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions.
The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero
Edited by Angela Ndalianis
The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero, edited by Angela Ndalianis, is the second genre-warping collection of essays either delivered at or inspired b ... More >>