It's no question by now that Governor Andrew Cuomo tends to get non-stop flak from the non-stop speculating press about his chances of running for President in four years. It happened when he was elected; it happened after he passed the marriage equality bill in New York; it happened when he sp ... More >>
Knowing the Space Shuttle Enterprise was going to be arriving today in New York City, I was extremely pissed off to realize I had a doctor's appointment which would preclude me from actively viewing it, and I'd most likely be underground in the subway when it flew over the Hudson, guaranteeing I wou ... More >>
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Brooklyn Academy of Music
Thursday, April 5
Better than: Recounting the Ten Plagues at a seder.
"Insides Out," Dr. John's three-week residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, presents fans seeking a single ticket with a dilemma. Last week's Louis ... More >>
Scenes from Springtime anti-Mubarak protestsIsrael airlifted its ambassador out of their Cairo embassy after protesters swarmed the building, the Washington Post reports. Protests have been growing after the deaths of three Egyptian border guards who were killed by Israeli troops who say they ... More >>
PenneyEveryone has a 9/11 story, and each is important in its own way, but the story of Lt. Heather "Lucky" Penney, one of the first generation of U.S. female combat pilots, comes with a special kind of bravery and doing what you need to do in the face of unprecedented tragedy and danger. Pen ... More >>
In a speech full of heart-wrenching moments last night, President Obama went off script to describe the condition of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head on Saturday in Arizona by Jared Loughner. "Gabby opened her eyes," announced the president. "So I can tell you, she knows we a ... More >>
Imagine our excitement when we saw this article in the New York Times: "A Congressman's Abs Garner Yeas." I mean, yeah, it's a bit tongue-in-something, but the Times is actually acknowledging a hottie politician who has become something of a gay icon, despite maybe not actually being gay! Tha ... More >>
Don't freak. A military plane will be buzzing down the Hudson River and landing at La Guardia at around 11:15 today. Notify NYC alerted us to the news this morning, and we appreciate that. Because that whole Air Force One thing last year? Not cool, guys.
The Amazin's finished way out of the money this year, but their anguish, like that of the Flying Dutchman, seems to never end. The Post reports today, while Mets management had said they would drop 2010 ticket prices by a great margin -- some by more than 20 percent -- season ticket holders now disc ... More >>
Oh good: we were worried we'd have to get through the day without an outrage. The latest offense: Michelle Obama closing her eyes at Ted Kennedy's funeral. "Michelle Obama falls sound asleep during Ted Kennedy's funeral," cries PUMA site HillBuzz. "The least this woman can do is stay awake during ... More >>
One of Obama's aides has apparently come down with a SSF (suspected swine flu). After accompanying the President on his recent Mexican trip, the unnamed aide exhibited flu-like symptoms -- though he has recovered since -- and passed the illness on to his family members, who are being tested for the ... More >>
If you were worried about the plane lazily circling the Statue of Liberty this morning, don't be: the Staten Island Advance reveals, albeit belatedly, that the military flight "taking photos" of the statue. "Reports indicate it may be Air Force One," they add, suggesting that the Obama may have got ... More >>
Here's the Wall Street Journal's video of that "Air Force One lookalike" flying low over the city today. You can see why people were spooked. The Journal clarifies that the plane technically is a potential Air Force One -- it's one of the crafts authorized for Presidential travel. But the Preside ... More >>