For a brief moment in the late ’90s, Beth Hart seemed to be on the verge of big things.
She had a major label record deal, national TV appearances and a role as Janis Joplin in an Off-Broadway show.
Within a few years, all of it had disappeared due to her struggles with drug addiction and bipolar disorder.
More than a decade later, she may have another shot at a big break after...Read more »
Police are looking for a man who robbed a subway station agent in Queens while posing as an MTA worker, the NYPD said.
The robbery happened Saturday around 11 a.m. at the 111th Street stop on the No. 7 train in Queens.
The unidentified suspect wore an MTA vest and lured the agent out of her booth by saying he needed to heat up his lunch, according to officials and published reports.
Once...Read more »
The brothers of Ariel Castro, the man accused of raping and holding captive three Ohio women for a decade, say they would’ve turned Ariel in if they had known of his alleged crimes, they told CNN in an interview.
Pedro and Onil, both in their 50s, were arrested and then released last week. The brothers said they are living in hiding with their mother because of death threats. ...Read more »
New York City has a message to tourists: There's a lot more to see here than you realize.
The city raked in 52 million visitors last year, a record number that brought $55.3 billion into the city's coffers.
The mayor wants to raise the number of visitors to 55 million annually and is working hard to reach that goal.
While Times Square and Central Park are the top spots for visitors,...Read more »
Free Cone Day at Haagen-Dazs There’s not much that can beat FREE ice cream in hot weather, so celebrate the warmth with a nice cool scoop of your fave flave, courtesy of Haagen-Dazs. The ice cream brand is offering up FREE cones Tuesday evening as part of Free Cone Day at 25 New York locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens. Visit the shop finder on the Haagen-Dazs Facebook...Read more »
Good weather is good business.
The warmth that has swarmed NYC of late is like a warm kiss after a long fight that began with the knock-out punch of Superstorm Sandy. "Outdoor cafes, fancy roof top gardens and bars, all these things open up," creating jobs and increasing worker pay, said Joshua Freeman, a professor of history at the Murphy Labor Institute at CUNY.
"There are a lot of...Read more »
It's official: Seth Meyers is the next host of NBC's "Late Night."
The network announced Sunday that the 12-year "Saturday Night Live" veteran will take over when Jimmy Fallon heads to "The Tonight Show" next year, saying the show will be renamed "Late Night with Seth Meyers."
"We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy...Read more »
An Upper East Side teacher is suing a man for $2 million after he allegedly trashed her apartment and led to the death of her cat, according to published reports.
Jessica Barrish, 30, invited her college friend Joseph Ari Chiesa to her birthday party at her apartment last May. But when Barrish and her friends left the apartment to continue the party, Chiesa, 29, lingered behind, the New York...Read more »
Randy Jackson is ditching “American Idol” and the rest of the hosts are rumored to be out next year. (Those hosts being Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and, um, that country singer guy.) So what now?
With no reports yet on who might be sitting behind that table next year, here are our suggestions for new hosts that could save the show.
1. Kanye West What could be more dramatic than the thought...Read more »
Tony Stark's superpowers lifted blockbuster "Iron Man 3" back to the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, beating out a strong debut over the weekend for lavish Jazz Age drama "The Great Gatsby."
Coming off a gigantic opening a week earlier, "Iron Man 3" commanded $72.5 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday in its second weekend. "Gatsby,"...Read more »