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57 min ago | New York Daily News
The Peninsula Library branch in Far Rockaway is one of the facilities that received funding in 2012 through the city's participatory budgeting process Last month, New York City voters selected a new mayor and 21 new members of the City Council and, in January, a new City Council speaker will be selected, ushering in a progressive makeover to City ... (more)
Should religious groups be tax exempt?
Do You Know the NRA?
2 hrs ago | Paste Magazine
In its nearly decade-long run, Seinfeld introduced plenty of hilariously bad movie titles - from the Daylight -inspired Chunnel to actual Larry David screenplay Prognosis Negative - but none so frequently as Rochelle, Rochelle , the fictional film described as "a young girl's strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk."
5 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald
Victims of Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, Morton Chalek, 91, standing, a WWII vet, and his friend Fran Reiss, 79, a retired educator, pose in the apartment they share, on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in New York.
6 hrs ago | NY1
New Yorkers are paying tribute to Nelson Mandela's life and legacy as a memorial service with world leaders takes place in South Africa on Sunday.
10 hrs ago | Crain's New York Business
Michael Bloomberg should be leaving office with applause for accomplishing something that eluded Abe Beame, Ed Koch, David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani: spurring the city past its 1969 jobs peak.
The city's share of jobs in the securities industry dipped earlier this year to below 20%, an all-time low.
On a bright and chilly November morning, Killy Kilford, 37, stands on a street corner in downtown Manhattan, watching bundled-up pedestrians scurry across an intersection to the tune of honking cars and rumbling trucks.
Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Today with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and District 47 Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. )-- The YMCA of Greater New York will officially open its newest branch in the historic beachfront community of Coney Island at a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for today at 10:30 a.m. Among the City ... (more)
The USS New York, which includes steel salvaged from the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, arrived in Mayport Naval Station on the First Coast on Friday.
Phil Mushnick long ago established himself as something of a Billy Joel enthusiast , so it must have been awkward for the New York Post sports media critic to find fault with this week's announcement the Piano Man would be playing MSG until, well, the end of time.
New York has just become the 15th state to formally align its efforts with those of the United States Department of Labor to crack down on the misclassification of employees as "independent contractors."
NEW YORK - When a newly freed Nelson Mandela visited the United States in 1990, his first stop was New York City.
After serving eight years in prison for grand larceny, former Tyco Chief Executive Dennis Kozlowski will be released on parole in January.
BUFFALO A proposed bill would allow for doctors in New York State to prescribe medical marijuana in instances of debilitating or life threatening conditions, under strict control.
Radar, flashy LED signs, and text alerts to drivers' cellphones and local police are part of New York's new, high-tech effort to combat wrong-way crashes on the state Thruway.
Today, Cablevision employees, fast food workers, unions, community activists, faith leaders and everyday New Yorkers who want to fight inequality rallied and marched for New Day New York.