| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:15 AM
James Murphy's post-LCD Soundsystem life has been more befitting a Victorian renaissance man than a former rock star.
He's dabbled in outside productions, yes, but he's also perfected his own coffee blend, lobbied for MMA fighting and is now looking...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:06 PM
It's been a rough year for Metro-North, which operates the commuter rail service between Connecticut and New York's Grand Central Station. First derailments, power failures and other accidents raised questions about the railroad's safety and its...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The Metro-North Railroad, where at least five passengers and employees have been killed in less than a year, is plagued by shortfalls in safety operation, a stinging federal report said on Friday.
The report, released by the Federal Railroad...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Who knew that what was on the mind of Adam Sternbergh, the acute and witty observer of pop culture, was an assassin-for-hire in a forsaken New York? In his first novel, “Shovel Ready,” Sternbergh envisions a New York that’s largely...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Enthralled as we are to our digital gadgetry, you'd think we'd identify with the heroine of "Machinal," Sophie Treadwell's 1928 Expressionistic melodrama (inspired by the infamous Ruth Snyder case) about a woman driven to murder trying to escape her...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
PARIS - She bursts into the room, apologizes for being late (she hardly is), asks for a coffee.
Some actors are bigger than you expect: Think Tim Robbins, a gentle giant. Many are smaller (Mel Gibson). Audrey Tautou is just mega-slender, mignon, as the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:45 PM
The New York commuter train crash that killed four passengers over the weekend was "preventable," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday, pushing for stronger rail safety standards as fallout over the tragedy continued to spread.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The Mulholland Drive Bridge, whose two-phased demolitions in 2011 and 2012 sparked fears of terrible traffic gridlocks widely known as “Carmageddon,” reopened Wednesday morning.
County and state transportation officials removed the traffic...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:37 AM
A black lab named Orlando quickly jumped to the tracks from a New York City subway platform after his blind owner lost consciousness and fell in front of an oncoming train.
Cecil Williams, 61, and Orlando avoided serious injury when the train passed...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:36 PM
An electrical problem that forced Metro-North to suspend commuter rail service between Stamford and New York City on Wednesday could take weeks to repair, leaving limited service available to the 125,000 people who use the New Haven Line each day,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The time to appreciate Grand Central Terminal is on a weekday morning. The sheer energy, the dizzying movement, the frenetic ballet of striving, driving hustle, it all feeds the soul. To paraphrase "New York, New York," you want to be a part of it.