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  • Thompson Denounces Yankee Stadium Deal; Assembly Subpoenas Yanks' Prez, Pinsky

    published Jan 13, 2009

    photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) Now we're getting a little more action on Yankee Stadium. Today comptroller William Thompson denounced the "incredible mismanagement" by the Industrial Development Ag... More >>

  • Health Insurer Settles with NY, Will Fund "Independent" Rate Calculator

    published Jan 13, 2009

    Last year attorney general Andrew Cuomo brought suit against health care information company Ingenix and its parent company UnitedHealth Group, claiming Ingenix's method of determinng reimbursement r... More >>

  • Chairman Diaz Looks at Canada Drugs for Seniors

    published Jan 13, 2009

    Ruben Diaz has sent a note asking state senate colleagues to join the committee on aging, of which he is now chairman. After assuring the senators that he knew their concern for the elderly, and that ... More >>

  • Disappointed Giants Fans Destroy Car

    published Jan 13, 2009

    "Local fans disheartened by favorite team's loss," said the Poughkeepsie Journal. They didn't know the half of it. Sunday's playoff defeat at the hands of the Eagles left some Giants supporters suf... More >>

  • Knicks' Curry Accused by Driver of Nude Hijinks, Spunky Towels

    published Jan 13, 2009

    Knicks center Eddy Curry just got back in the lineup, by reports unimpressively, and is still having problems with his bad knee. Now Curry has another distraction: his ex-chaffeur is suing him for sex... More >>

  • Film of Popular YA Novel Push to Premiere at Sundance

    published Jan 13, 2009

    Back when we were tutoring kids in Brooklyn, the gritty urban novel Push by Harlem teacher and poet Sapphire was in a surprising number of bookbags. We learned that the book about an abused teenager w... More >>

  • Ex-Cop Held in Date-Rape; NYPD Lt. Kills Wife, Self

    published Jan 13, 2009

    Jose Arroyo, 46 and retired from the NYPD, went to Doyle's Pub this weekend and there met a woman from Texas. After a drink with him, she says, she lost consciousness and woke up in a motel in Greenbu... More >>

  • Tina Brown Discovers Poverty, "Gigonomics"

    published Jan 12, 2009

    Those of you who remember "the end of job security" and other paternosters from the dawn of Fast Company will be interested to learn that Tina Brown of The Daily Beast has conducted a poll of college... More >>

  • Madoff Stays Free on Bail

    published Jan 12, 2009

    "Bernard Madoff could be forced to trade his luxurious penthouse for a jail cell," said WCBS hopefully. They and we, alas, were disappointed when a judge ruled this morning that, despite his last-minu... More >>

  • Amato Opera to Close in May

    published Jan 12, 2009

    We literally wouldn't know what we were missing if it weren't for Jeremiah's Vanishing New York. Today JVNY informs us that the Amato Opera is closing. Anthony Amato began his little opera company i... More >>

  • Bed-Stuy Man Kidnapped, Put in Trunk; 2 Arrested

    published Jan 12, 2009

    "Why would somebody put him inside a trunk?" asked Hamza Abdul upon learned that a 53-year-old man had been extricated from a car trunk in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday. The unnamed man, who had 13 pri... More >>

  • Eagles 23, Giants 11

    published Jan 12, 2009

    The Giants failed, and the haters swarm: Sports Illustrated says the Super Bowl Giants "have been dead for a long time, a name etched on the trophy and little more." "Eli Messiah's run as a legitim... More >>

  • Times Excited by Brooklyn Blogs, Which Sort of Ruins Them for Us

    published Jan 12, 2009

    GerritsenBeach.net was pleased that "We got a mention in the Times... We even got top billing over other blogs such as Gowanus Lounge and Roosevelt Island 360." We were pleased to see all of them me... More >>

  • Madoff Apologizes to Neighbors, At Least

    published Jan 12, 2009

    Bernie Madoff was good enough to apologize to his neighbors at the 133 East 64th Street where he has been relaxing between court appearances. "Dear neighbors," says the note left for Madoff's fellow t... More >>

  • Joe the Plumber Says No One Should Report from Israel Except Joe the Plumber

    published Jan 12, 2009

    There were protests over the Gaza incursion in New York this weekend -- a pro-Palestinian one at West 55th Street and Eighth Avenue, at which seven police officers were reported hurt and ten protest... More >>

  • Anne Hathaway Fix Evaporates at Golden Globes

    published Jan 12, 2009

    We weren't even going to mention the Golden Globes until we saw it on the front page of the New York Times -- who ever thought the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, once described as "100 stringe... More >>

  • No Pants Saturday Draws 1,200-1,500

    published Jan 12, 2009

    photo by Paul Quitoriano Despite the snow, Improv Everywhere says they got "between 1,200 and 1,500 participants" to show up at Foley Square on Saturday afternoon, take down their pants, and ride th... More >>

  • Out There In The Dark: Rightbloggers Go Hollywood!

    published Jan 12, 2009

    As we get closer to the actual transition, rightbloggers are shifting gears. They're losing interest in the remaining pre-inaugural Obama business. We probably won't see anything like the Hillary Cli... More >>

  • Weiner Does 5-Borough Tour, Proposes GPS for Sex Offenders

    published Jan 11, 2009

    Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner stepped up his game this weekend. On Saturday he put out a release complaining that there are "109 Sex Offenders Living within 10 Blocks" of local YMCA... More >>

  • 140-Year-Old Lobster Liberated From City Crab to Maine

    published Jan 09, 2009

    Along with those naked celebrity ads we all enjoy, PETA does a lot of ground-level animal-saving. They scored a small but noteworthy victory today at City Crab, the venerable Manhattan seafood restaur... More >>

  • $1 Million Rent Kills the Librairie Francaise

    published Jan 09, 2009

    Thanks to TONY for letting us know: the Librairie Francaise is closing. Rockefeller Center has raised the French booksellers' rent from $360,000 a year to -- get this -- $1 million. David Rockefeller ... More >>

  • "The City" Toff, Golden Globes Get Ahead of Themselves

    published Jan 09, 2009

    No, no, no -- you're supposed to get arrested for soliciting after you're famous, and announce the winners during the award ceremony. The Smoking Gun reveals that James Nevan Donahue, who plays a fri... More >>

  • Nude Celebrities on LinkedIn May Not Be What They Seem

    published Jan 09, 2009

    If you're trying to do the sort of business networking on LinkedIn that the site is meant for, and all of a sudden you come across an offer to download nude celebrities, it probably isn't the eccent... More >>

  • Albany Cools toward Kennedy, Catches Gillibrand Fever

    published Jan 09, 2009

    We first noticed Democratic Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand when she pwned challenger Sandy Treadwell and Rudy Giuliani this election season, trumping them with her high NRA rating. Lately she's gott... More >>

  • Unemployment at 16-Year High, Says Damned Liberal Media

    published Jan 09, 2009

    77 percent of the American people believe the media is making the economy worse by talking about it; various right-wingers agree, and some say we should all be sued for damages. But at the risk of fur... More >>

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