By Eric J. Greenberg It was a day of surprises and celebrations at Frank Sinatra High School for the Arts in Astoria, Queens, as Paul McCartney thrilled hundreds of lucky students and teachers with an unannounced 90-minute performance Wednesday night to promote his latest album. Backed by his tigh ... More >>
"Been through hard times, even worked part-time/ In a Key Food store, sweeping floors sometimes," rapped Kool G Rap back on 1989's golden era rap standard "Road to the Riches." So on a whim we asked Corona's gangsta rap godfather about the line. He obliged and regaled us with an anecdote that involv ... More >>
Following the weekend's scary yet ultimately uplifting news of another plane crashing into the Hudson without killing anyone, we revisited the infamous Flight 1549 crash. Maryann Bruce, a passenger on the plane that Captain "Sully" Sullenberger successfully ditched in the river back in 2009, told ... More >>
We all know how much airport security can suck. You wait on a rotating line and push your heavy suitcase on the floor, inch by inch, then you're forced to quickly take off your shoes, watch, belt and anything else metallic before walking through the detector. After all this is finished, you're press ... More >>
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly today called for a grand jury investigation into last week's shooting of unarmed National Guardsman Noel Polanco by an NYPD detective.Kelly says there are still a lot of questions surrounding the seemingly unwarranted shooting, described by one witness as an act of "polic ... More >>
An NYPD officer fatally shot an unarmed National Guardsman early yesterday morning, and the agency is yet to offer a reasonable explanation as to how it happened.The dead soldier is 22-year-old Noel Polanco. He was pulled over about 5:15 a.m. yesterday after he was seen weaving in and out of traffi ... More >>
The early morning shooting of an unarmed National Guardsman by an NYPD officer is being investigated by the Queens District Attorney's Office after a witness to the shooting describes the incident as a case of "police road rage."Noel Polanco, 22, was fatally shot about 5:15 a.m. yesterday after weav ... More >>
An NYPD officer fatally shot an unarmed motorist in Queens this morning, as an off-duty cop supposedly slept in the backseat of the car driven by the now-deceased 22-year-old driver.The unidentified motorist was pulled over about 5:15 a.m. today after he was seen weaving in and out of traffic on the ... More >>
A local media outlet has identified the unarmed man gunned down by an NYPD officer early this morning as 22-year-old National Guardsman Noel Polanco.The Voice was unable to independently confirm the man's identity, but NBC New York says Polanco had returned home from an overseas tour "a while back" ... More >>
Delta Air Lines is offering a free flight for New York Rangers fans planning to attend game three of the NHL's Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday. Problem is, the game's in New Jersey, and it will probably take four times as long to fly there than it would to just drive or use public transportati ... More >>
Veteran sandhogs are finishing tunnels for the future subway, right beneath your feet
"Life is waiting"A Mount Vernon man named Andre Reid gets the distinction of being called "deranged" by the New York Post for the stunt he pulled yesterday: the 21-year-old ended up down on the tarmac by a U.S. Airways jet just before it took off from LaGuardia Airport. Reid was spotted by th ... More >>
via @JohnBelitskyThe weekend before last two men set out with a plan that would captivate America's imagination and end up getting them at least 15 minutes in the eye of the national, and international, media, from CNN to the BBC to the morning show circuit. John Belitsky, with his friend Dan ... More >>
Belitsky and Wuebben, en route (via @johnbelitsky)What's your longest cab ride? 35 minutes? That seemingly endless span of time in which you try to cross town during rush hour? So long that you fall asleep on the way back to Brooklyn and the cabbie has to poke you in the shoulder and shout "L ... More >>
Sure, New York City's LaGuardia airport is pretty grimy. The floor tiles are caked with dirt that has lingered since the airport's opening in 1939, and the fabrics have taken an obvious beat down. The terminals are crowded, and as the smallest of three airports in the area, LaGuardia is notic ... More >>
Roc Marciano, leading the chargeLast year a small, underground pocket of NYC-based hip-hop found its voice again. With Roc Marciano's unimpeachable Marcberg album as the catalyst, a crew of loosely associated artists shook off that tired cliché about our city's commercial-outsider status and ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal did some digging in an effort to find out exactly where Mayor Bloomberg goes during the weekends. He came under fire for being out of town as the city was hit with a blizzard in late December. So where was the billionaire mayor? Bermuda. Probably.
The NYPD is asking for help locating Aimee Angle-Zahn, 34, of 990 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Angle-Zahn, who's from Detroit and is in medical school in New York City, suffers from an epileptic seizure disorder. She was last seen at her apartment on November 11. UPDATED: Angle-Zahn was f ... More >>
As we learn again and again, cab drivers don't have it easy. Especially when people are stabbing them for being, well, them. That said, while some find less constructive ways to cope with the challenges and monotony of the gig, others get slightly more creative. With their passengers.
A rendering, via Brooklyn365Hold onto your fedoras, people! A proposed Williamsburg-Northside-Greenpoint ferry is in the works for a spring 2011 launch, according to the New York City Economic Development Group. Plans are still in the early stages according to the woman we spoke to, meaning w ... More >>
We didn't know Taxi Appreciation Day was a Thing -- we never see cards for it at the Hallmark store -- but it apparently is celebrated yearly on various days in various jurisdictions. For example, the Mayor of Toronto declared one on June 9, 2003; Syracuse had one by mayoral proclamation last June 1 ... More >>
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