• The East River Dead Zone August 20, 2014
    Metropolitan Diary: A first-time visitor to Roosevelt Island amused a listener by treating the tramway trip as if she were falling off the face of the earth.
  • New York Today: Tennis Without Tickets August 20, 2014
    What you need to know for Wednesday: Free top-shelf tennis in Queens, a day of marches, and a development in the chokehold case.
  • Lunch Break on a Hot Summer Day August 19, 2014
    Metropolitan Diary: Leaving her Midtown office for an hour to herself, a woman was struck by the stickiness and the clammy smells of Manhattan's great outdoors.
  • New York Today: An Operatic Accord August 19, 2014
    What you need to know for Tuesday: Metropolitan Opera musicians get to work, even more nice weather, and a familiar television voice is stilled.
  • From the Bronx, to Queens, Then Park Slope and Riverdale August 18, 2014
    Martin Kleinman grew up in the Bronx. In 1985, he decided to move to Brooklyn — a decision not lauded by his grandmother.
  • New York Today: A Terror Trial Comes to Brooklyn August 18, 2014
    What you need to know in New York for Monday: New York jurors hear about bombings in Israel, more-than-fair weather, and a labor deal for the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Celebrating All Things India August 18, 2014
    Displaying a mix of historical and popular culture figures, participants marched down Madison Avenue on Sunday in the 44th annual Indian Day Parade, sponsored by the Federation of Indian Associations. The country is celebrating 67 years of independence.
  • Ode to Kishke August 18, 2014
    Metropolitan Diary: A visitor from Greece got the hard sell on what the hostess likened to Olympian ambrosia from the delicatessen.
  • Bomb Scare in Brooklyn Causes False Alarm August 16, 2014
    The police responded to reports of a possible explosive device at the Louis Pink Houses in the East New York neighborhood on Saturday, evacuating some residents.
  • Big Ticket | Sky-High Park Views for $32.5 Million August 15, 2014
    A condo at One57 with a grand perspective on Central Park was the most expensive sale of the week, according to city records.
  • Lucas Duda’s 3-run HR ignites offense as Mets snap skid August 20, 2014
    OAKLAND, Calif. — The continued development of their young pitchers aside, the best thing to happen to the Mets this season wears No. 21 and swings for the fences. Lucas...
  • Obama’s rescue mission to save Foley failed August 20, 2014
    The US mounted a secret military raid inside Syria to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held hostage by the Islamic State terror group — but none of the...
  • Houses of the week August 20, 2014
    Long Island City, Queens | $789,000 Bedrooms: 1 | Bathrooms: 1 | Square feet: 918 | Common charges: $696 This “dramatic” corner condo with southwest exposure in the Arris Lofts...
  • Mickey Rourke scoping property in Chelsea August 20, 2014
    The Mickey House Club Let’s hope that Mickey Rourke has better taste in real estate than fashion. Rourke — who was recently spotted queueing up in Moscow for a T-shirt...
  • Jihadists sent Foley’s boss an email ‘full of rage’ a week before killing August 20, 2014
    The jihadists who savagely took the life of an American journalist sent his employer an e-mail a week earlier threatening the execution. “We received an email from the captors on...
  • Little makes sense in dull comedy ‘Are You Here’ August 20, 2014
    The ’80s comic strip “Bloom County” featured a character named Steve Dallas, an obnoxious, sexist jerk who favored convertibles, busty women and aviator sunglasses. Halfway through Matthew Weiner’s supposed comedy,...
  • College football game threatened by … a volcano? August 20, 2014
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Central Florida’s season opener in Ireland next week against Penn State may be in peril because of a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland. Iceland’s...
  • Producer for Rihanna, Usher is an ingrate: lawsuit August 20, 2014
    A music producer to the stars — whose clients include Mary J. Blige, Rihanna and Usher — is hitting a sour note with the company that gave him his start....
  • Get ready for the biggest Madonna auction ever August 20, 2014
    Die-hard Madonna fans, smash open your piggy banks! The largest collection of Madonna memorabilia ever will be auctioned Nov. 7 — including “the latex mask, waspie, gloves, bra and panties...
  • FDNY rescues hardhat trapped in 2nd Ave. tunnel mishap August 20, 2014
    The FDNY on Wednesday conducted a dramatic rescue of a construction worker who suffered a serious leg injury in the Second Avenue Subway tunnel, officials said. The incident happened around...

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Victory For New York City Tenants

In a major victory for New York Citys rent stabilized tenants, New York State Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman struck down a 2008 supplemental adjustment imposed by the Rent Guidelines Board.