| Sep 1, 2012
For all the horrible scenarios I had in mind for my first day of high school, a shooting never crossed my mind.
It was fourth period and we were just about to watch a movie when the intercom crackled. My principal declared, "We are in a lockdown."...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:59 PM
"I heard that Clint Eastwood is channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit.” @bobnewhart
During Thursday’s telecast of the Republican National Convention, legendary comedian Bob Newhart, 82, got a call from his...
| Sep 18, 2012
Changing a lightbulb in your own place is one thing. Try doing it 1,500 feet in the sky while standing on the roof of the tallest building in North America with only your own balance and wits keeping you on solid ground.
It's all in a day's work for...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Lika many parents, I spent hours poring over "Where's Waldo" books with my kids, but I was amazed to hear that the series is marking its 25th anniversary beginning today. How time flies.
The geeky guy with the red-striped shirt and goofy cap has become a...
| Aug 18, 2012
I call Stan Schwartz a "stair-ologist." But he prefers a warmer, cuddlier term.
"I'm a nerd," says the 52-year-old system analyst for the earthquake computer at Caltech. "I studied the staircase in this building like a bug under a microscope. I took...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Corrigan's bar was on the corner of 237th and White Plains Road in the Bronx. It's now a Dominican market. The last time I was there, I was 23 and drinking with the Bronx boys. I was shipping out to Vietnam in the morning.
“One more round, Joey...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 8:39 PM
Can a woman raised without a father feel psychologically whole?
The question came to mind while watching the funeral service for Whitney Houston several months ago. A beautiful, gifted woman, she rose to incredible heights, only to jettison her career...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Forget an "Empire State of Mind!" We're focusing on freedom. Freedom tower that is.
In the same spot the Twin Towers once stood, America committed to rebuild! Now, the New World Trade Center is officially New York City's tallest building! With the...
| May 1, 2012
| 10:33 AM
They broke ground in 2006. Six years later, One World Trade is the tallest building in New York City.
The structure sits on the site of the original World Trade Center. After six years of work, the new building officially surpassed the Empire State...
| Aug 27, 2010
| 11:42 AM
The 17-year-old daughter of the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand fell out of a window and to her death Friday morning, according to the NYPD, just yards away from the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan.
Cops arrived to the 25-story Herald Towers,...
| Jul 18, 2010
Heaven may be a little closer in New York these days, especially in Manhattan, where hotels' rooftop bars are among the best places to enjoy summer. A few are restricted to guests, such as those at the Surrey, the Trump SoHo and the Thompson LES, but...