Runners laced up their sneakers and hit the pavement Sunday morning for the New York Road Runners annual half marathon. The 13.1 mile course began in Central Park, ran south through Times Square, down the West Side along the Hudson River and finished in Lower Manhattan.
What a beautiful day for a parade! The skies are clear and the temperature is up and starting at 11 a.m. an estimated 200,000 marchers are expected to walk behind grand marshal Mary Higgins Clark, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly from 44th Street to 79th Street in the 250th annual St. Patrick's Day parade (it won't be going up to 86th because of budget cuts).
A cutthroat Asian group has set its crosshairs on the flagship Apple store on Fifth Avenue at 59th -- scoring nearly every iPad 2 it can get its hands since the hot gizmo went on sale last week, to re-peddle at exorbitant prices here and in China.
Bodegas are struggling to survive in one of New York's, and America's, wealthiest zip codes. Skyrocketing rents in the East Village and more competition from chain retail storesÂ are making it difficult for the independently-owned, small convenient stores to keep their doors open for business. (Will the bodega go the way of the dodo? http://huff.to/hSygcI)
Sitting stiffly in the lobby of the Mercer hotel, Catherine Deneuve isn’t given to the usual fake intimacies or actressy effusions. She offers no canned anecdotes about her 54-year career or her latest U.S. release, François Ozon’s comedy Potiche
Before springtime finally forces me to eat green things, and not complain about the weather, I decided to dive-bomb my figure and find NYC's best French fry. Whether curly, fat, skinny or crisp -- fries seem to be the one guilty pleasure everyone can agree on.
The Boerum Hill Traffic Task Force heard some good news at their monthly meeting last night. Just after telling Department of Transportation Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri they were interested in a bike share program in Downtown Brooklyn, they were told they just might be getting one soon. (A Bike Share Program May Come to Brooklyn http://huff.to/fJdimC)