Graffiti complaints up more than 50 percent in de Blasio’s New York

The writing is on the wall. Graffiti, the scourge that former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton once described as the “first sign of urban decay,” has exploded in New York City in the last five years. Complaints to the 311 hotline have soared during Mayor de Blasio’s leadership from 13,560 in 2015 to 21,006 last year, Read more about Graffiti complaints up more than 50 percent in de Blasio’s New York[…]

Mom booted off flight for wearing black, lacy top

A British mom’s show of skin got her grounded from a flight. Click Here: toulon rugby shop melbourne Harriet Osborne was trying to board an EasyJet flight at an airport in Spain when a flight attendant took issue with her low cut, sheer, lacy black top. “She said, ‘You’re not coming on my plane like Read more about Mom booted off flight for wearing black, lacy top[…]

How New York libraries will help kids combat ‘the summer slide’

Summer vacation might be glorious with its promise of beach time, sun and sprinklers, but for many children, it can be a time when school-year learning is lost. Studies differ, but on average, kids can lose up to two months of learning; the impact is far greater for disadvantaged kids. “By fifth grade, [they] can Read more about How New York libraries will help kids combat ‘the summer slide’[…]

Want Your Kid to Play Pro Soccer? Sign Her Up for Basketball

The Women’s World Cup is in full swing, and today the Americans will face off against France in a battle to advance to the semifinals. This year’s American team is a strong one, both in personality (they are currently engaged in an equal-pay dispute with the US Soccer Federation) and in style—they started the tournament Read more about Want Your Kid to Play Pro Soccer? Sign Her Up for Basketball[…]

Horror for Dummies: The 9 Best Killer Doll Movies to Stream Right Now

Of all the classic horror movie tropes, "killer doll" may seem like the least terrifying of the bunch, but the lasting legacies of Chucky and Annabelle tell a different story. For every laughable toy–cum–homicidal maniac (see: The Boy), there is probably at least one plastic predator whose face has kept you up at night. Don't Read more about Horror for Dummies: The 9 Best Killer Doll Movies to Stream Right Now[…]

Rebalancing Our Relationship With Tech

This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, a conversation with Aza Raskin, cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology at Stanford University, about the “asymmetric power relationships” between the people who use tech and the companies who control it. In the news, Jony Ive, the famed designer of the iPod, iMac, and iPhone, is leaving Read more about Rebalancing Our Relationship With Tech[…]

NASA plans to send a drone to Saturn\u2019s largest moon

Get ready to see another world from the eyes of a dragonfly — at least, a robotic one. NASA said Thursday that it’s sending a drone called Dragonfly to explore Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Using propellers, the drone will fly and land on several spots on the icy moon to study whether it can support Read more about NASA plans to send a drone to Saturn\u2019s largest moon[…]

Beatles movie ‘Yesterday’ spotlights the band’s haunts and tributes in Liverpool

Imagine there’s no Beatles. I wonder if you can… You’ll have to suspend disbelief in the new movie “Yesterday” (out June 28), in which a worldwide blackout and momentary glitch in the universe erases The Beatles from the world and the memory of everyone on the planet. Everyone except one person, that is. Wannabe songwriter/musician Read more about Beatles movie ‘Yesterday’ spotlights the band’s haunts and tributes in Liverpool[…]

TV ratings increase for second round of Democratic debate

The ratings for the second round of the Democratic debate on Thursday night jumped more than 15 percent from the night before, a report said. The audience rose on all three venues — NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo — for the event featuring front runners Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in addition to spiritual guru Marianne Read more about TV ratings increase for second round of Democratic debate[…]

Home designs that dazzle are on display in three new books

Add these three new design books to your pile of beach reads for some decoration inspiration. “Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century” Your inner voyeur will love this hefty volume, which showcases lavish, edgy and otherwise notable spaces from around the globe. It took Billy Norwich — formerly of The Post, as well as Read more about Home designs that dazzle are on display in three new books[…]