BELLA Hadid showed off her incredible figure as she walked the streets of New York in gym gear. The supermodel sighting comes after she's faced online humiliation following a video interview that went viral for all the wrong reasons. Stepping out on to the busy streets of New York, Bella Hadid was dressed in workout clothes as she ran errands. The 21-year-old model opted for a white sports top with grey leggings. With her hair scraped back into a tight ponytail, Bella kept a straight face as she was photographed getting out of a taxi. The sighting comes as Bella faces online critics after a video interview about footwear went viral due to the model's questionable vocabulary. Describing how important footwear is to her in a video for COMPLEX, she explained: "Sneakers on a man are definitely the first thing I look at, so if you're going to have a dope shoe that both guys and girls can wear... I mean come on matching shoes. That's dope. "I'm cool with it and I don't mind dirty … [Read more...] about Bella Hadid shows off her incredible washboard abs in a tight crop top as she heads out in New York City
The final stretch of New York’s High Line opened on Saturday, completing a 15-year project that has transformed the once derelict overhead railway into an urban park. Starting at Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, the High Line now runs as far north as 34th street, finishing where the line once terminated at Hudson Yards. Facebook Twitter Pinterest A view looking south east along the Interim Walkway at The Rail Yards. The project began in 1999 when the Friends of the High Line – founded by local residents Joshua David and Robert Hammond – fought to protect the line from demolition. Now, each year close to five million people visit the walkway, which is lined with trees, grasses and shrubs and has become a site for artistic commissions, events and activities ranging from concerts to meditation. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Visitors to the High Line … [Read more...] about Final stretch of New York’s High Line complete
Travellers arriving at New York City’s airports in June 1975 were greeted with possibly the strangest object ever handed out at the portal to a great city: pamphlets with a hooded death’s head on the cover, warning them, “Until things change, stay away from New York City if you possibly can.” “Welcome to Fear City” read the stark headline on these pamphlets, which were subtitled “A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York”. Inside was a list of nine “guidelines” that might allow you to get out of the city alive, and with your personal property intact. The guidelines painted a nightmarish vision of New York; one that made it sound barely a cut above Beirut, which then had just been engulfed in Lebanon’s civil war. Visitors were advised not to venture outside of midtown Manhattan, not to take the subways under any circumstances, and not to walk outside anywhere after six in the evening. … [Read more...] about ‘Welcome to Fear City’ – the inside story of New York’s civil war, 40 years on
After setting herself the colossal challenge of eating the best desserts in New York City in just three months, food writer Yasmin Newman, covered 373 desserts across 169 venues. That's 4.1 puddings a day. From the city's coolest neighbourhood treats to the classic New York Cheesecake and all the almagamations that come inbetween such as cult the cronut, Newman shows how to bake – and eat – like a real New Yorker. Red velvert vacherin Rainbow desserts may be all the rage, but red velvet is the OG of bright-coloured sweets. It’s a fact not lost in New York, where there’s a certain reverence for the American bakeshop classic. For me, Magnolia Bakery’s towering layer cake, Ample Hills’ cream cheese ice cream with red velvet sponge, and Sweet Revenge cupcakes with berry coulis are its best traditional and new-school iterations. This red velvet vacherin – striking red and white layers of meringue, cheesecake ice cream and raspberry … [Read more...] about Three recipes from The Desserts of New York cookbook
THE Real Housewives Of New York City was the second location to be chosen in The Real Housewives TV franchise. Ever since it premiered way back in 2008, the cast has always brought the drama and the new series is giving fans more of the same. Here’s all you need to know about the feisty ladies… The Real Housewives Of New York City returned to ITVBe at 9pm on June 4 and the series continues at the same time TONIGHT (Sunday, October 15) with episode 20 of 23. It is repeated several times during the week and is also available on the ITV player not long after broadcast. RHONY first premiered in the US on Bravo in March 2008, following the success of The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Currently in its ninth season in the states, it focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in NYC. Here’s the lowdown on the cast… Bethenny Frankel Bethenny Frankel first came to fame when she was named first runner-up on NBC’s The Apprentice: … [Read more...] about Real Housewives of New York City on ITVBe continues TONIGHT – here’s the lowdown on the new series
In 1961, Bennett Cerf, one of the founders of the publishing firm Random House, sent a copy of a new book by Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of American Cities, to the legendary city planner Robert Moses. Moses’s reply was curt: Dear Bennett, I am returning the book you sent me. Aside from the fact that it is intemperate and inaccurate, it is also libelous. I call your attention, for example, to page 131. Sell this junk to someone else. Cordially, Robert Moses This was no ordinary demurral over a book’s merits. It was a salvo in a struggle between a man who had amassed vast bureaucratic powers and remade New York with expressways, parks and housing towers, and the woman who assembled neighbours and public opinion to stop him when he set his sights on the evisceration of a swath of lower Manhattan. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Robert Moses stands in front of the Manhattan skyline in 1956. Photograph: … [Read more...] about Story of cities #32: Jane Jacobs v Robert Moses, battle of New York’s urban titans
Melissa McCarthy took her famous White House press secretary impression to the streets of New York on Friday morning, cruising through Midtown Manhattan on a motorized podium. Hopefully it's a preview of what's to come on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, where McCarthy has repeatedly played President Donald Trump's main spokesman, Sean Spicer. She is hosting this weekend's episode. Twitter users posted various videos of McCarthy motoring past CNN's offices on 58th Street, unperturbed by traffic: Spicer garnered some criticism this week after The Washington Post reported he huddled with his staff "in the bushes" on Wednesday to avoid talking to reporters after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. (The paper later issued a correction that he was "among" the bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not in them.) McCarthy also mocked that incident in a GIF she posted to her Instagram account on Thursday, which she captioned, "Straight out da bushes." After … [Read more...] about Melissa McCarthy takes Sean Spicer SNL impression to the streets of New York, cruising through Midtown on her motorized podium
Advisor: Former New York police commissioner Bill Bratton The man who cleaned up the streets of New York is to help mastermind Boris Johnson's crime crackdown in London. U.S. police chief Bill Bratton will advise the new Tory mayor on how 'zero tolerance' of graffiti, fare-dodging and other minor crimes can prevent more serious offending. The move underlines Mr Johnson's determination to wage war on youth violence and anti-social behaviour. It chimes with David Cameron's promise to fight back against social breakdown and is further evidence that the capital will be a test-bed for a future Tory government. Yesterday Mr Johnson proposed the creation of up to 100 weekend clubs, involving 'competition, discipline and punishment', to help troubled teenagers. The 'respect schools' will offer youngsters activities such as football and boxing alongside academic subjects to help them perform the 'handbrake turn' needed to put them on the path to educational achievement. … [Read more...] about Boris hires police chief who cleaned up the mean streets of New York
Thousands of mourners have lined the streets of New York for the funeral of a fire department paramedic who was killed when a thief hit her with her own ambulance. Yadira Arroyo, 44, died at the Jacobi Medical Center on 16 March after being struck by the vehicle that was being driven by Jose Gonzalez, 25, who is accused of stealing the vehicle while high on drugs. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro paid tribute to the brave paramedic, telling the Associated Press: "Most of all, she was a hero. "She died as one, but most importantly, she lived as one." Arroyo had worked for the fire department for 14 years, and took her job very seriously – undertaking the dangerous role even during asthma attacks. Mourners spilled out onto the streets outside the Bronx church where Arroyo's funeral was held, with family, friends and those she had helped over the years remembering a brave woman who loved her family. The paramedic's son Jose Montes, 23, told AP: "My mother wasn't perfect, she was … [Read more...] about Thousands gather for funeral of New York ‘hero’ paramedic run over by man who stole her ambulance
A bull escaped from a slaughter house and roamed the streets of New York City for two hours before it died when it was captured. The black bull broke free from the Aziz slaughter house in the neighbourhood of Jamaica, Queens on Tuesday morning, police said. Officers received a stream of emergency calls when the animal was spotted outside a train station about 20 minutes after its escape. Video footage taken from a news helicopter showed the animal trotting down streets and onto lawns with a police car in slow pursuit. Officers shot the bull with several tranquiliser darts but it kept moving. The animal was cornered two miles from the train station in a yard but escaped again and managed to trudge another half mile. The nimble bovine eluded attempts to box it in between police vehicles by squeezing through narrow openings and it also ripped the door off a car. It was finally caught at 12.20pm. An animal sanctuary in New Jersey agreed to accept the bull and it was driven to a city … [Read more...] about Bull escapes slaughter house and roams streets of New York City for two hours
Nearly thirteen years after the event, 7,930 fragmentary remains in sealed containers have been transferred from a Manhattan forensics laboratory to the repository at the site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The procession at dawn through the streets of New York on Saturday was escorted by fire, police and Port Authority vehicles with flashing lights and no sirens. Some relatives of those killed protested the move saying it was wrong to store the remains at what is, essentially, a tourist site. They also said the underground repository could be subject to flooding. The demonstrators put black bands over their mouths in a silent protest as the procession rolled past (photo). Other family members have supported the move. The repository where the remains are to be kept is sealed off from exhibition areas by a wall. It will only be accessible to the medical examiner's staff and family members of the victims. They will be able to visit the space even when the museum … [Read more...] about Fragmentary remains of New York World Trade Center 9/11 victims taken to memorial
These stunning images have captured New York’s Manhattanhenge as thousands flooded the city’s streets to see the phenomenon. New Yorkers dodged traffic for a photo opportunity of the phenomenon in which the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan's street grid system, creating a huge ray of light between the buildings. Clear skies greeted onlookers allowing for a spectacular view as the warm glow of the sun was cast across the streets. The marvel is named after Stonehenge in Salisbury, where thousands gather to watch the sunrise each year on the summer solstice. Manhattanhenge usually happens at opposite ends of the summer solstice when the sun reaches its greatest height in the sky in New York at around May 28 and July 12. The term was coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson from the American Museum of Natural History. Spectators will have a chance to see a similar spectacle once more this evening at about 8.20pm when a half sun will appear on … [Read more...] about ‘Manhattanhenge’: Thousands line streets of New York for glimpse of rare phenomenon
Benedict Cumberbatch gave fans a glimpse of himself in character as Doctor Strange as he was spotted dashing through New York. The British star, who is currently shooting scenes for the new Marvel film, was seen on set with co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor over the weekend. Onlookers looked slightly confused as the Sherlock star was filmed running down a New York street in full costume. The 39-year-old is playing the lead role in the eagerly-anticipated film, directed by Scott Derrickson, about a surgeon who gets trained by a sorcerer to fight evil. During a break in filming, Cumberbatch decided to give fans a little treat my dropping by a local comic book store. Dressed in full costume, the actor and director Derrickson paid JHU Comic Books a visit and posed with shoppers inside. The strong British cast reunites 12 Years A Slave co-stars Cumberbatch and Ejiofor while Tilda Swinton plays The Ancient One. Speaking about the role and working with Cumberbatch again, Ejiofor recently said: … [Read more...] about Benedict Cumberbatch dashes through the streets of New York in character as Doctor Strange
Talk about your traffic-stoppers. Chrissy Teigenwas all smiles while out and about in New York today, not seeming too concerned that her left nipple had escaped from the bra-less confines of her blouse. Hey, it happens. Just ask Teigen's fellow model Miranda Kerr. And the newlywed herself narrowly avoided a similar scenario when she was tweeting honeymoon pics earlier this month from her and husband John Legend's romantic Italian getaway. But while it's unclear whether Teigen was aware of what was going down (or sideways) when this photo was taken, we do know that she has a good sense of humor about being in the public eye and would probably be the first to laugh off her wardrobe malfunction. PHOTO: Check out Chrissy Teigen's wedding dress! "Riveting. Better than breaking bad finale," she tweeted today in response to a video posted by Stupid Famous People that featured about 25 seconds of Teigen shopping in a NYC boutique. She also good-naturedly tweeted an "LOL" when @huegtoad … [Read more...] about Chrissy Teigen Skips Bra, Has a Nip Slip on Streets of New York—See the Pic!
OK, so Amanda Bynes didn't get kicked out of a gymnastics class. That still doesn't mean she's a class act. Bynes was spotted smoking on the streets of her adopted home of New York City today, the 27-year-old starlet puffing away on what looked like a hand-rolled cigarette. NEWS: Bynes bashes red-headed look-alike Earlier today, Bynes slammed a New York Post report that she was asked to leave a class at a Chelsea Piers gym (One question: Was it one of Suri Cruise's classes?!) because she showed up in an outfit that looked like underwear. "I'm suing every blog saying I was kicked out of gymnastics," she tweeted. "What is wrong w/ u people? What would u do if u found fake stories about u?" Bynes tweet-warned on Friday that she would be "putting up a photo of everyone writing articles about me from now on," and then wrote on Saturday, "If U tell lies and post awful photos of me on ur blog then ask me to follow u on twitter - I'll post awful photos of u then block u forever." A source … [Read more...] about Amanda Bynes Smokes on the Streets of New York
She takes to the gritty streets of Gotham cloaked in black with a pop of the season's hottest color, her eyes are shielded by the world's most fashionable shades. No hot mess or fashion fail stands a chance of skirting her expert sniff. She's Lupita Nyong'o: Fashion Detective! (Cue fierce-sounding theme song) Looks like poor Carmen Sandiego's days as the most style-conscious sleuth are officially over. The Academy Award winner is looking about as chic as it gets for a crime-solver, or any human really. VIDEO: Hear Lupita reflect on her incredible, whirlwind year! We probably don't need to call out the fact that the Kenyan beauty is wearing an incredibly shaped formal swing coat with perfectly faded denim. You've no doubt noticed the cozy mustard scarf giving this winter feel a burst of spring. And yes, those are hot-but-grungy rolled-down lace-up boots. Perhaps a gift from her BFF Jared Leto? But for us, it is all about that hat. Naturally, this bold actress can pull it off without … [Read more...] about Detective Lupita Nyong’o Hits the Streets of New York to Fight Fashion Crime!
Here comes the bride? Well, not exactly. But Lady Gaga kinda, sorta seemed like a woman who had just tied the knot when she stepped out of a New York City recording studio on Thursday. (In huge platform shoes, no less!) Of course, this being Mother Monster and all, she naturally put her own unique spin on it. Decked out in an all-white bodysuit, headpiece and goggles, along with a Rapunzel-like wig, the 27-year-old songstress completed the newly married look by way of a large bouquet of flowers. LOOK: Lady Gaga is an ancient Roman flapper? Upon being greeted by her adoring fans outside, Gaga playfully tossed the floral arrangement over her shoulder, much to the delight of a lucky gentleman who caught it. And while the Grammy winner hasn't actually walked down the aisle just yet, she has been in a long-term relationship with boyfriend Taylor Kinney. The "Do What U Want" singer recently told Fashion magazine that she has "found love" with the Chicago Fire actor. "When you meet … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga Pretends to Be a Bride in the Streets of New York City—See the Pics!
Andy Samberg sure has lots to smile about these days. Fresh off his big win at the Golden Globes, the 35-year-old actor hit the slopes on Tuesday, Jan. 21...on the streets of NYC! Despite the blizzard in the Big Apple, no amount of snow was going to stop the funnyman from making his appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, so he strapped on a pair of skis before slowly making his way down the snow-covered streets. In typical Samberg fashion, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star grins from ear-to-ear as he navigates the busy sidewalk—ski poles in hand—while wearing jeans, a large black coat with fur trim on the hood and black-rimmed glasses. NEWS: Andy Samberg shocked to win Best Actor at the Golden Globes Samberg most recently made headlines after he took home the award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the 71st Annual Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 12. The Saturday Night Live vet, who was nominated for the first time, was genuinely stunned when he took the stage … [Read more...] about Andy Samberg Skis on the Streets of New York City—Fresh Off His Golden Globes’ Win!
Jake Gyllenhaal knows how to move! The hunky actor shows off some fancy footwork—complete with gyrations, spins and slides—in Demolition, his upcoming dramedy in which he stars as a man who befriends a vending machine employee (Naomi Watts) and her son (newcomer Judah Lewis) after the tragic death of his wife (Heather Lind). His big dance sequence takes place throughout the busy streets of New York City. Director Jean-Marc Vallée filled Gyllenhaal's iTunes with a mystery playlist. "He gave me a mix of these songs I'd never even heard and that's his whole style," Gyllenhaal told me at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival opening night premiere of Demolition. "He didn't want me to listen any songs that would make me move. He wanted me to incorporate things I had never heard. "I think it's one of those things where we all walk around, well, I'll speak for myself, and you're reserved and how you present yourself in one way or another or even to our friends or … [Read more...] about Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Dance Through the Streets of New York City: ”There’s Nothing More Embarrassing”
It isn't supposed to be like this. The laws of reality television tend to dictate that no show remains captivating for more than a few seasons, even with cast shakeups. It's just the way our attention spans and the concept of diminishing returns operate. Yet, here we are in the eighth season of The Real Housewives of New York City and the Bravo staple is unequivocally having its best season ever. Yes, ever. After a glorious run of early seasons that introduced the world to Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Sonja Morgan, and took us to Scary Island ("Go to sleep!"), delivered an electrifying collection of episodes that documented the very real, very raw dissolution of the series' central friendship between it's very own Lucy and Ethel (Bethenny and Jill), it truly seemed as though the big fun in the Big Apple was nearing its expiration date. Bethenny, Bravo's first true breakout star, left the series for greener … [Read more...] about Why The Real Housewives of New York City Is Having Its Best Season Ever—8 Seasons In