| Aug 16, 2009
New York City officials are preparing themselves for a possible anthrax attack.
The Department of Health conducted a drill Saturday to test the city's readiness to distribute antibiotics and vaccines to large numbers of New Yorkers at any given time....
| Jul 23, 2008
Estelle Getty, whose acting career bloomed late in life with her Emmy-winning performance as Sophia Petrillo, the wisecracking mother of Bea Arthur's character on the popular NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls," died Tuesday. She was 84.
Getty, who also won...
| Dec 16, 2007
Oh, you can groan when the preschooler in your life crawls into your lap and demands, "Read this one to me." But you know you love it. You know you love to watch them learn -- you can almost see the little mental gears turning (or, to use a more modern...
| Jan 13, 2008
Some small hotels have lobby cats. The Lower East Side's Blue Moon Hotel presents the reception area mom.
"What kind of tea do you want? Is it in there?" Rita Settenbrino asks while I sort through a small continental breakfast buffet that has...
| Jan 25, 2008
Park City, Utah
MELONIE DIAZ is excited, anxious, overwhelmed, joyous, overstimulated and super-happy. "It's bananas," the 23-year-old actress proclaims, seeing the hundreds-strong mob lined up in the snow for the Sundance premiere of her first studio...
| May 27, 2009
Manhattan rents are down by as much as 20 percent. But prices are still climbing in some downtown neighborhoods.
According to the Manhattan Rental Market Report, rents are at their lowest since 2007. That's down an average of almost 7 percent in...
| Nov 16, 2008
Her bold canvases made her a bright star in the 1950s New York art world, but she "sank from view faster than the Titanic" when she moved to Baltimore, The New York Times said.
Grace Hartigan, who ultimately found a second career offering her wisdom...
| May 14, 2010
| 2:38 PM
New York City police are on the hunt for two men accused of robbing close to one dozen outdoor ATMs across Manhattan.
The pair of men have hacked into the automatic money machines on the Lower East Side to Midtown for the past three months. Officials say...
| May 18, 2010
| 6:16 PM
You may not have heard the names " Banksy" and "Poster Boy," but if you live in the Lower East Side or Dumbo chances are you've seen their work.
They are graffiti artists who are at war with one another. Just look at some of their works in the photos....
| May 20, 2010
| 11:41 AM
Employees from the Department of Transportation were out in full force Thursday scrubbing away a bold, white line painted onto a stretch of a 5th Ave. sidewalk that essentially divides native New Yorkers from tourists.
The work of art was apparently...
| Jun 5, 2010
| 8:55 AM
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson and local officials today opened the newest section of Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 and kicked off the Governors Island 2010 public access season. Mayor Bloomberg also announced new, free weekend...