For a second time, Ray Kelly departs as police commissioner at the end of one mayoral administration with Bill Bratton due to succeed him in the next.
But this handoff of the NYPD baton has a sharply different feel from the 1994 version.
Twenty years ago, Bratton came in under GOP Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s aggressive anti-crime mandate. Kelly had been Democratic Mayor David Dinkins’s commissioner...Read more »
The winter months mean two things: lots of Oscar-bait films from the likes of Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio, and lots of … shall we say, lower-quality films (or, at best, guilty pleasures) in the first two months of the new year, such as a Frankenstein flick from the makers of “Underworld.”
Here are 58 new films that you might want to check out during this winter season:
'The...Read more »
With less than a month left before he hands the keys of City Hall over to Bill de Blasio, Mayor Michael Bloomberg looked back at his 12-year tenure Thursday and touted the ways he enhanced the city.
Speaking at the Association for a Better New York's breakfast at the Brooklyn Marriott, the mayor predicted New Yorkers will be living better for a long time due to his efforts on various fronts....Read more »
Art Basel Miami, happening now, is packed with everyone in and out of the art world, from Jay Z to fashion designers to supermodels. Collectors, painters, photographers, fashionistas and party animals alike all flock to Miami for sun and art.
Gallerist Stefania Bortolami, whose resume is packed with some of the biggest names in art like Sotheby's and Larry Gagosian, took a few minutes between...Read more »
Just as recent episodes of the television series "Glee" have revolved around the songbooks of the Beatles, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga, "What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined" -- Kyle Riabko's hipster chic revue of Burt Bacharach hits at New York Theatre Workshop -- looks and sounds like a "Glee"-style tribute to Bacharach.
Riabko, who appeared on Broadway in...Read more »
‘Fun Home’ extends run for fourth time, Socha exits cast The hit Off-Broadway musical “Fun Home” has extended its run at the Public Theater for the fourth time to Jan. 12. But in a strange turn of events, Alexandra Socha, who scored much praise from critics for her performance as Medium Alison, has left the show due to unspecific personal reasons and been replaced by understudy Emily Skeggs. However,...Read more »
Troubled former teenage star Amanda Bynes has left a California facility after court-ordered psychiatric treatment and is recovering at her parents' home in Los Angeles, People magazine said on Thursday.
The 27-year-old actress was receiving psychiatric care at a Malibu facility after she was alleged to have started a small fire in the front of a home in Thousand Oaks, a Los Angeles suburb,...Read more »
"Inside Llewyn Davis" begins with the chattering of a crowd, the tuning of a guitar, a close-up on a microphone and an emotional rendition of the folk standard "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" by star Oscar Isaac.
Unfolding in the one-time MacDougal Street institution Gaslight Café in 1961, it's an auspicious beginning to the latest masterwork from Joel and Ethan Coen, lodging a lump...Read more »
The pregnancy rate among U.S. women fell to its lowest point in 12 years in 2009, continuing its slide from a peak in 1990, according to U.S. government data released on Thursday.
While rates for women aged 30 and younger fell between 1990 and 2009, with a notable decline among teenagers, they increased for those aged 30 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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Minutes after mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced that Bill Bratton will return to the Police Commissioner post, several prominent New Yorkers shared their opinions:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "As the former Police Commissioner of Boston, Los Angeles and New York, Bill Bratton took on and successfully reined in historically high crime in some of the nation's largest cities. I commend Mayor Elect...Read more »