Tony Bennett is remembered by stars, fans and the organizations he helped

Singer Tony Bennett died in New York City on Friday at the age of 96. As news of his death spread around the world, fans remembered the crooner, who won 19 Grammys and recorded 60 studio albums over the course of his seven-decade career – and also helped bring the art to others. Fellow music … Read more

Judge rejects Trump’s attempt to move New York criminal case to federal court

A federal judge on Wednesday denied former President Donald Trump’s efforts to move his state to New York “hush money” Criminal case transferred to federal jurisdiction. US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein wrote in his ruling that he did not believe payments to a former Trump attorney — which are at the heart of New York … Read more

When a serial killer stalked Queer New York’s Doc Review

Last call: When a serial killer stalked queer New York is another disturbing true crime documentary about a fiend preying on a marginalized community. But the compelling appeal of Anthony Caronna and Howard Gertler’s four-part HBO investigation (July 9) is that it is both a crime thriller and a sociological critique of the era and … Read more

JetBlue launches service from LAX to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

A JetBlue Airbus A320 in flight. A plane like this started service from Los Angeles to Puerta … [+] Vallarta, Mexico on June 15, 2023. JetBlue It’s always a party when an airline starts flying to a new destination. On June 15, JetBlue launched its first service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR), … Read more

New York passes legislation protecting doctors from prescribing telemedicine abortion pills abroad

The New York State Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that would legally protect New York doctors who prescribe abortion pills to patients living in states where the procedure is banned. The bill passed the New York State Assembly by a vote of 99 to 45 and passed the state Senate last month by a … Read more

Wildfires, New York air pollution and the climate emergency

NEW YORK, USA – JUNE 6: An orange haze lit the skies over the east on Tuesday … [+] Morning as smoke from a wildfire spread east from Canada on June 6, 2023 in New York, USA. Air quality warnings have been issued for much of the Northeast. (Photo by Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via … Read more