‘Friends’ pop-up shop in NYC for 25th anniversary: How to get tickets

Call it “The One with The Pop-Up.” Warner Bros. TV has dropped new details about its “Friends” pop-up experience being staged in conjunction with the classic NBC sitcom’s 25th anniversary. The nostalgia-packed, month-long pop-up will be based in two places in SoHo from Sept. 7 to Oct. 6, with the ticket-holder entrance located at 76Read moreRead more

Strong earthquake hits Greek island of Crete

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.2 has struck the southern resort island of Crete but no injuries or damage has been reported. The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the earthquake occurred at 7:40 a.m. local time Wednesday about 23 kilometers west of the island capital of Iraklion. The fire serviceRead moreRead more

These fast-food freaks are dangerously obsessed with greasy eats

New Yorkers are known for their sophisticated tastes in food. But to some, there’s nothing better than a Crunchwrap Supreme. “If you go to the Union Square Taco Bell, you will see all of New York,” says Adam Chandler, author of the new book “Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom”Read moreRead more

Apple ekes out sales growth despite drop in iPhone revenue

Sales of the iPhone are down, profit slid and revenue grew by just 1 percent — yet Apple still managed to wow investors with its quarterly results on Tuesday. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant saw its shares surge 4.5 percent, to $218.13, in after-hours trading Tuesday after it delivered better-than-expected third-quarter results — despite continuedRead moreRead more

Three more luxury retailers headed to ‘Gansevoort Row’

What retail drought? Three more luxury retailers are heading to “Gansevoort Row,” a large portion of a city block in the Meatpacking District that is being redeveloped by Aurora Capital and William E. Gottlieb Real Estate. Italian fashion brand Brunello Cucinelli, jacket seller Belstaff and clothing store Frame will join Hermes and Keith McNally’s PastisRead moreRead more

Jets’ Leonard Williams is in very intriguing situation

Listening to Adam Gase rave about Leonard Williams on Monday was reminiscent of the praise Rex Ryan once showered upon cornerback Darrelle Revis back in the day — much to the dismay of the Jets general manager at the time, Mike Tannenbaum, who was charged with signing Revis to his next contract. Gase, the DolphinsRead moreRead more

Ulta Beauty opening massive flagship store in Herald Square

Looking good just got easier. We hear Ulta Beauty is opening a 12,000-square-foot flagship at Two Herald Square, just east and next to Victoria’s Secret on West 34th Street. The slice of the former H&M space has 12,000 square feet on the ground and roughly 6,000 square feet on the lower storage level of theRead moreRead more

Historic 125-year-old church mysteriously burns to the ground

A Roman Catholic church that stood in Texas for more than a century mysteriously burned to the ground this week — with insurance adjusters placing the damages at $3 to $4 million, according to a report. The 125-year-old Church of Visitation in Westphalia caught fire on Monday morning, just as congregation members were planning aRead moreRead more

Human organs to be grown in animals after ban lifted in Japan

A controversial experiment to create “human-animal hybrids” using gene-manipulation science has been approved in Japan. Scientists will now attempt to grow human organs inside rats and mice — with the hope to eventually do the same with pigs in order to transplant them to hospital patients. It attempts to solve a major health care problem:Read moreRead more

Giants may be on cusp of having next great pass rushing duo

It was the elite Eli Manning and a savage pass rush that got the Giants a pair of Super Bowl triumphs over Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. The Dave Gettleman Big Blue blueprint is built the same: Daniel Jones, aided by Saquon Barkley, as his Eli Manning, and cplaying Robin to Lorenzo Carter’s Batman asRead moreRead more