It's Banned Books Week--the time of year to think of censored classics like J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye ("obscene"), Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer ("a cesspool") and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita ("one of the filthiest books I've ever read"), and chuckle at the puritanical sensibilities of ... More >>
At the edge of Erie Basin's dark grey water, in the mandatory evacuation area of low-lying Red Hook, two men in patched up rain gear fished away the afternoon, with plans to return to their homes nearby before Hurricane Sandy makes landfall and the rain and wind begin to pick up speed.
This week, the redistricting drama continues. In case you forgot, redistricting is that complicated process every 10 years when states across the country redraw congressional and state legislative boundaries based on Census data. Well, there's been a lot of controversy in New York this time ... More >>
By Samantha Cook "I feel very comfortable about where we are," Rick Lazio told voters during a meet and greet session at New York Penn Station just hours before upstart Carl Paladino destroyed him in the Republican gubernatorial primary, winning 64 percent of the vote compared to Lazio's 36 ... More >>
I knew Eric Schneiderman was coming to the attorney general debate at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn last night, so I didn't park in the campus lot. I preferred to take the chance that I'd be stopped and frisked by Ray Kelly on my walk through Crown Heights to see a debate at which all five Democ ... More >>
Tony Cenicola/The New York TimesSohui Kim tells us her picks for pizza, sushi Yesterday, we caught up with chef/owner Sohui Kim about the state of The Good Fork on its fourth anniversary, and the challenges of juggling her jobs as restaurateur and executive chef with a family. Today, we tal ... More >>
What rust belt city was it? It wasn't in the rust belt. That's why we left.
It doesn't take a billionaire businessman to know that New York City could use a little more help from the federal and state governments: That's why Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called for revising the way Homeland Security money gets allocated, and praised the recent court decision awarding billions ... More >>
When you've got money and power, who needs meetings in secret boardrooms?
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