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57 min ago | Examiner.com
New York Aquarium is not just rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. It is actually renovating.
4 hrs ago | The Republic
It's not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, but a six-story Manhattan town house where the Roosevelts lived for decades is reclaiming its place in history as a living testament to their legacy. The home was given to Franklin and Eleanor as a wedding gift in 1908 by FDR's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt.
4 hrs ago | KURB-FM Little Rock
Elton John has set an on-sale date for tickets to his New Year's Eve concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, which was first announced back in April. Tickets become available to the general public on Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and BarclaysCenter.com.
5 hrs ago | Sheepshead Bites
The search for a missing 73-year-old woman may have come to a tragic end, with a body believed to be Crucita "Lucy" Alvarado found on the roof of a Coney Island building nearly a month after she went missing. Police found a decomposing body on the roof of 2930 West 30th Street last Thursday.
6 hrs ago | New York Daily News
The city's smoking rate has jumped back to 16.1%, up from the 2010 low rate of 14%, the Health Department reported Monday. When ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg enacted a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants in 2003, the city's smoking rate was at 18.3%.
6 hrs ago | NY1
Police say two jet skiers were rescued near Atlantis Marina Sunday morning after they were stranded in the water overnight. Authorities found a 29-year-old from Staten Island near the West Bank Lighthouse.
6 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com
"The One with the Free Trip to New York City." What better way for fans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Friends than with their own friends on a free trip to New York City, including a visit to the Central Perk pop-up ? Warner Bros.
7 hrs ago | New York Daily News
Joy Morsi, 39, who allegedly had sex with two teenage boys who attended Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, missed a court appearance because she was being tested for psychiatric disorder, her attorney said. She is due back in court Oct. 6. The Queens gym teacher accused of bedding two 16-year-old students is having her head tested, it was revealed Monday.
7 hrs ago | The Bowery Boys
New Amsterdam, the home of Claes Maartenszen van Rosenvelt The new Ken Burns seven-part documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is underway on PBS, a sprawling look at one of New York's most prominent families. It began last night with the introduction of young Theodore Roosevelt , the sickly boy turned New York police commissioner.
11 hrs ago | DNAInfo.com
Four public schools are still without a working fire alarm nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy damaged their buildings - and city officials blame the federal government's red tape for the delays. The fixes, along with the replacement of "temporary" boilers at more than 30 schools, are part of the more than $700 million in repairs needed for schools across the five boroughs that were damaged during the October 2012 storm.
The New York City Pizza Run -- a two-mile run run around Tompkins Square Park where participants stop at three check points to eat three slices of pizza -- went down on Saturday, September 13. We of course had to check it out. And if pizza isn't your thing, there's a "cupcake run" scheduled for October 18 at Astoria Park.
Thomas Rorke, 22, of Queens was busted in Times Square late Saturday after apparently picking a fight with two men dressed as Spider-Man and Batman, witnesses said.
13 hrs ago | New York Daily News
Standing at Fulton St. and Broadway one recent morning, a gentleman tilted his head back and looked up at the bright blue sky above him in lower Manhattan. The Fulton Center - the MTA's $1.4 billion transit hall that initially will provide a new means of access to nine subway lines - is not yet open.
He built carousels, shooting ranges and other rides for Coney Island and other parks during the first quarter of the 20th century. An exhibition at Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood Cemetery where he's buried - and just miles from Coney Island - looks at his creative genius.
The House last week quietly cleared a dozen bills renaming post offices, among them 90 Vermilyea Ave. in Inwood, which will become the Corp. Juan Mariel Alcantara Post Office Building. Alcantara died at 22 in Baqubah, Iraq, in 2007.
Alas, gun control groups seem to have moved away from so-called assault weapons bans for reasons pro-Second Amendment groups have espoused for months; they're ineffective and represent a very small fraction of firearm-related homicides. Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America now calls such policy initiatives "nonstarters."
The congregation of the Burns Memorial Church in Queens, which is named after Rev. Thomas Burns , is splintered over a money battle.
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