In his new book, "Straphanger," (available in stores now), Canadian travel writer Taras Grescoe writes about how people in cities across the globe get around without a car.
The 45-year-old author highlights each city's transit system's strengths and weaknesses, along with a bit of history explaining how it got that way, with chapter 1 focusing on the New York subway.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters hope to rekindle the fire they sparked last year during demonstrations around the city Tuesday that are expected to draw thousands of activists, union workers and immigrants -- and a large NYPD contingent.
"We expect a revival of the type of actions we saw during the fall," said Mariano Munoz, a 32-year-old activist from Crown Heights. "We're going...Read more »
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn made a dramatic exit from a news conference Monday heralding the expected passage of the city's living wage bill when a member of the crowd criticized Mayor Michael Bloomberg - who has promised to veto the bill - by calling him a "pharaoh."
"In a democracy, people have the right to have different views, and we do not have the right to then...Read more »
George Harrison gets his due in new doc
"George Harrison: Living in the Material World" will tell you everything you've ever wanted to know about the Beatles' lead guitarist. Director Martin Scorsese explores the life and career of the "quiet" Beatle from his early days to his time with the Fab Four through to his solo career. The documentary, which aired on HBO, clocks...Read more »
New documents paint Osama bin Laden as pessimistic and depressed in his final months, agonizing and struggling to maintain morale as al-Qaida suffered from "disaster after disaster."
At one point, bin Laden even considered changing the name of his infamous and woe-stricken terrorist organization, according to reports of a speech by John Brennan, President Barack Obama's assistant...Read more »
Family members of the seven people who died tragically Sunday when their SUV flew off the Bronx River Parkway and landed upside down in the Bronx Zoo were still shocked by their deaths Monday and searching for a way to mend their broken hearts.
Oscar Morel, 14, a cousin to three young girls who were killed in the accident, said the family's apartment on Taylor Avenue in the Bronx was crammed...Read more »
Two days after calling "The Voice" judge Christina Aguilera a "b----" during a radio interview in New York, Tom Parker - a member of the hot Brit boy band The Wanted kinda-sorta apologized and, at the same time, managed to take another stab at the pop singer.
After a guest appearance on the NBC show, the band went on NYC's 92.3 NOW and said, "She's a total b----. She...Read more »
According to a news release we received Monday, it seems John Legend is set to join the all-star cast of ABC's "Duets," the network's answer to "American Idol." It's been reported that the series will follow Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke as they travel the U.S. in search of a singing partner, although Richie's name was notably absent from the...Read more »
Kim Kardashian sure is racking up those frequent flier miles.
On Saturday, the 31-year-old reality queen was once again spotted galavanting around NYC with supposed boyfriend Kanye West. According to Us Weekly, the pair grabbed brunch at The Lion before Kim hopped a flight to Washington D.C., where she attended the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner as a guest of Fox News. (Why...Read more »
Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom are keeping mum about the online rumors that surfaced Monday claiming that their E! show "Khloe & Lamar" will cease after the wraps so Lamar can focus on reviving his basketball career. Odom, formerly an L.A. Lakers forward, joined the defending champion Dallas Mavericks this season, but he played so poorly that the Mavs placed him on the inactive...Read more »