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  • City To Be Less Gay This Weekend

    published Oct 09, 2009

    Expect the city to be a little less gay this weekend. Thousands of gay and lesbian New Yorkers will be heading out of town to attend the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. City Council Spea... More >>

  • New Yorkers Rise Early for Moon Mugging

    New Yorkers Rise Early for Moon Mugging

    published Oct 09, 2009

    A group of die-hard New York stargazers met this morning in Inwood, in the northernmost tip of Manhattan near Spuyten Duyvil Creek, to watch the LCROSS lunar probe crash into the surface of the moon. ... More >>

  • While Yankees Play, the Bronx Waits for Its Promised Parks

    published Oct 08, 2009

    The Yankees might just bring the pennant back to the Bronx this year, but they won't be bringing ball fields to the borough for at least another two. The Bronx News Network is reporting that Heritage ... More >>

  • Right Wing Gillibrand Continues to Destroy Democratic Party

    published Oct 06, 2009

    Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand blogged about her unyielding support to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. We have to wonder, what happened to the too conservative Gillibrand that... More >>

  • When Cupcakes are Banned, Only Outlaws Will Have Cupcakes

    published Oct 05, 2009

    Over the weekend, parents who had flocked to Brooklyn Tech for the city's High School Fair were given the depressing news that 100,000 city children had applied for the 5,000 seats available in the 80... More >>

  • Ted Williams' Head Even More Banged Up Than We Thought

    published Oct 02, 2009

    Even the most die-hard of Yankees fans might feel a little pity for their Red Sox counterparts today. The Daily News reports that legendary Red Sox slugger Ted Williams' frozen head was used in battin... More >>

  • Your Runoff Vote (If You Cast One) Worth $65.94 - $68.00

    published Sep 30, 2009

    So for the few us who voted for Comptroller yesterday, what did our votes cost? $65.94, it turns out. The Board of Elections spent $15 million to mount yesterday's primary runoff election, in which ... More >>

  • Paychecks of the Rich and Poor

    published Sep 28, 2009

    The Daily News has an interesting look into that most awkward of questions for New Yorkers: just how much do you earn? The overall picture is pretty depressing for residents living in the most expensi... More >>

  • Gore Doesn't Quite Endorse Bloomie

    published Sep 24, 2009

    While in town on an anti-global-warming mission of painting roofs white today, Al Gore halfway, almost, not-quite-outright endorsed...Mayor Bloomberg. Praising Bloomberg's environmental record, Gore ... More >>

  • Ratner's Great Russian Hope?

    published Sep 24, 2009

    If Bruce Ratner doesn't break ground on the Atlantic Yards project by the end of the year, he's going to lose access to financing from tax-free bonds. He may have found a savior in the unlikeliest of ... More >>

  • Conservative Facebook Investor Funded Anti-ACORN Videographer

    Conservative Facebook Investor Funded Anti-ACORN Videographer

    published Sep 22, 2009

    James O'Keefe, the activist filmmaker who achieved sudden fame for a series of undercover videos recording ACORN workers, has repeatedly said that he is "absolutely independent" and received no outsid... More >>

  • Paterson and Obama Meet, No Blows Are Thrown (In Public)

    published Sep 21, 2009

    There was nothing warm or familiar in the half-handshake, one-armed hug between President Obama and Governor Paterson today. Looking bewildered, Governor Paterson greeted Air Force One when it lande... More >>

  • DeNiro and Lee Have Designs on Your Nostalgia

    published Sep 17, 2009

    Reuter's is reporting that New Yorkers longing for a pre-"Rent," pre-luxury condo filled Lower East Side might not have to wait much longer...on television, anyway. Robert DeNiro and Spike Lee are de... More >>

  • Primary Afternoon with Katz & Diaz

    published Sep 15, 2009

    Melinda Katz, Democratic nominee for comptroller, was joined by Ruben Diaz Jr. at the Parkchester 6 train exit in the Bronx. She looked somewhat tired and run down,but joked today's "been easy! I w... More >>

  • Post's Peyser Goes Pro-Gestapo in Park Smoking Ban Column

    published Sep 15, 2009

    Is the Post's Andrea Peyser pro-Gestapo or anti-Gestapo, or does she just "milk" the word like a newborn infant? A couple of years ago, Peyser was definitely anti-Gestapo. In a prequel to the Post's ... More >>

  • Iraq Shoe-Thrower Freed, Ready for Homecoming Parade

    published Sep 15, 2009

    Muntazer al-Zaidi, who threw the infamous shoe-hurled 'round the world, was released from prison in Baghdad today. A hero's welcome is expected for al-Zaidi, a Shiite Muslim whose outburst roughly tra... More >>

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