New York City

  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract Yesterday

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS...
  • Like a juror: Madonna does NYC jury duty, briefly July 8, 2014

    New York: Madonna has spent a little time living in the judicial world. The pop superstar turned up for jury duty Monday at a Manhattan state courthouse, quickly getting dismissed. She had gotten excused from a jury service date in May. This time, she was finished within two hours and wasn't questioned...
  • Well, a tour of this should be fun! New York City soon to get a Morbid Anatomy Museum that explores death and all things morbid June 28, 2014

    A new museum opening in New York City this weekend promises a fascinating journey into the dark side. The Morbid Anatomy Museum opens Saturday in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The ribbon-cutting will include a "spirit photo booth" and traditional mourning food from a cookbook titled "Death Warmed Over." But creative director Joanna Ebenstein tells The...
  • NYC mayor sings 'I Love LA' on Kimmel's show June 17, 2014

    New York: The mayor of New York City sang "I Love L.A." on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night to settle a Stanley Cup wager with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared via satellite from the ABC studios in Times Square as Garcetti joined the late-night host...
  • Spain's David Villa signs for MLS team New York City FC June 2, 2014

    Spanish World Cup striker David Villa has signed for New York City FC on a three-year deal, the Major League Soccer team said on Monday. Villa, who helped Atletico Madrid win last season's Spanish league title, will join the new club who will begin playing in the MLS in 2015. The...
  • Lampard signs for New York City on a free transfer: reports June 1, 2014

    According to a report in the English daily, Mirror, Frank Lampard has agreed a free transfer to New York City - and Atletico Madrid's David Villa is also set to join him. Lampard and Villa were at Manchester City's Carrington complex on Saturday to complete the internal formalities of their respective...
  • New York City FC to sign David Villa: reports May 29, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid forward David Villa is about to sign a three-year contract with New York City FC, according to news reports Thursday. Villa will be transferred to NYCFC in the summer of 2014. Spanish radio station Cadena Cope said that the US club, who are jointly owned by Manchester City...
  • Animal welfare activists protest outside Liam Neeson's home April 20, 2014

    New York: Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn't appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Police watched, and doormen photographed...
  • 'How to Poo on a Date', a book on awkward dating problem gets odd book award March 21, 2014

    A tongue-in-cheek book that purports to deal with an awkward but critical issue, 'How to Poo on a Date', scooped an award for the Oddest Book Title of the Year on Friday. The winner of the Diagram Prize, awarded annually since 1978 and based on a public vote since 2000, beat...
  • Ball drops in New York City's Times Square, ushering 2014 January 1, 2014

    A sea of horn-tooting, hat-wearing revelers cheered and some even smooched as the famed crystal ball dropped in freezing New York City's Times Square to ring in 2014, capping a world-wide wave of celebrations that included a dazzling 30-minute fireworks show in Dubai and a deluge of confetti in London...
  • United States: Crash was not my fault, says NYC taxi driver August 24, 2013

    A New York City taxi driver says he isn't to blame for the crash that cost a British tourist her leg despite the aid of bystanders including TV's Dr Oz. Mohammed Fasyal Himon said on Friday he was "very sorry" about the accident. But he blamed a cyclist who pounded on...
  • Dead shark found on New York City subway August 9, 2013

    New York City subway riders got a surprise on Wednesday when a dead shark was discovered on a Queens-bound subway train, authorities said. A supervisor found the four-foot-long carcass shortly after midnight, moved the passengers onto another car and discarded it at the end of the line, according to Metropolitan Transportation...
  • In New York, an art exhibit that can control the rain June 30, 2013

    Thousands of people in New York City are experiencing the rain in a new art exhibit called 'the rain room'. In the rain room', sensors build virtual umbrella control the rain, according to body's movement. ...
  • US internet spying foiled plot to attack subways: Sources June 8, 2013

    Wahington: A secret US intelligence program to collect emails that is at the heart of an uproar over government surveillance helped foil an Islamist militant plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009, US government sources said on Friday. The sources said Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the...
  • US: Possible 9/11 plane landing gear part found in NY April 27, 2013

    New York: A rusted 1.5-meter-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about...
  • NYC to sift Ground Zero debris for more 9/11 victim remains April 1, 2013

    New York: New York City will on Monday begin the mammoth task of sifting through the debris of buildings on the World Trade Center site to find more remains of the 9/11 terrorist attack victims that will allow more number of them to be identified. According to an NBC report,...
  • NYC mayor announces $ 12 mn gun control ad campaign March 24, 2013

    New York: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new $12mn television ad campaign that will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks. Bloomberg, one of the most prominent gun control proponents in the country, announced the ad campaign by Mayors Against...
  • Baby born after parents killed in New York crash dies March 5, 2013

    New York: A community spokesman says a baby delivered after his parents were killed in a New York City hit-and-run accident has died. Isaac Abraham says the child died on Monday morning. Abraham serves as a spokesman for the family's Orthodox Jewish community. Police are searching for the driver of a...
  • Up, up & away: Racers climb Empire State Building February 7, 2013

    New York: It's a race to the top - well, to the 86th floor, anyway. People from around the world are taking part in a vertical race up the Empire State Building. That's a total of 1,576 steps, starting at the lobby and finishing at the observation deck. More than 600...
  • 'Mad Men' to return for new season on April 7 January 24, 2013

    New York: AMC says 'Mad Men' will return for its new season on April 7. AMC announced Wednesday that the two-hour premiere kicks off the acclaimed drama series' sixth season. The episode was written by 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner. 'Mad Men' is set in the advertising world of circa-1960s New York...
  • US: High-speed ferry strikes NY dock; dozens injured January 10, 2013

    New York: A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, seriously injuring 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell. Scores of people who had been standing, waiting...
  • US: At least 57 injured in New York City ferry crash January 10, 2013

    New York: A high-speed commuter ferry carrying hundreds of passengers crashed into a pier near Wall Street during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, injuring 57 people, two critically, authorities said. Passengers who had boarded the 141-foot Seastreak Wall Street in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and were queued up to disembark...
  • Iceland: Airline restraints passenger with duct tape January 9, 2013

    New York: Icelandair said it had to restrain a passenger on a flight from Reykjavik to New York City because he was hitting people, screaming profanities and spitting. Thursday's flight was getting media attention after a photograph began circulating on the Internet purporting to show the passenger tied to his...
  • A look at how the storm affected New York City October 31, 2012

    New York: Here is a look at how the behemoth storm Sandy affected the nation's largest city and its suburbs. A day after the storm hit, New Yorkers were coping with flooding in some areas, digging out from the mucky leftovers of receding waters in others and bracing for days...
  • From Sandy to Thor: One long day in New York October 30, 2012

    So I think it's safe to say that while it's fun being breezy when the weather gods are not hammering at your windows, and it's easy to be cynical when you're far from the panic... it's a completely different story when you walk out into a gale force wind! Which...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Tracking the superstorm October 29, 2012

    Millions of Americans over a 700-mile stretch across eight states up and down the East Coast prepared to meet the onslaught of approaching Hurricane Sandy and its potentially devastating impact. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in the national capital as also Maryland, Massachusetts and New York as he...
  • Hurricane Sandy serious, says Barack Obama October 29, 2012

    The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water - which usually kills and does more...
  • Hurricane Sandy poses 'worst case scenario' October 29, 2012

    Kensington: The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water - which usually kills and...
  • New York: Schools closed; some evacuations ordered October 28, 2012

    New York: New York City announced the closings of it mass transit and school systems, both the nation's largest, and ordered residents to leave some low-lying areas Sunday ahead of the massive storm approaching the eastern third of the US. "A situation like this, you don't want to be overly panicked...
  • Space shuttle flies over NYC; crowds watch in awe April 28, 2012

    New York: In a city understandably wary of low-flying aircraft, New Yorkers and tourists alike watched with joy and excitement on Friday as space shuttle Enterprise sailed over the skyline on its final flight before it becomes a museum piece. Ten years after 9/11, people gathered on rooftops and the banks...