You wouldn't believe this if you read the news the other day that the homeless population in New York City is at its highest rate since the Great Depression. But... According to London's Daily Mail, New York City has surpassed the British capital as the most appetizing spot for the super-rich (oh, ... More >>
Too Big to Fail
We knew The Artist was a sign of what was to come. Salut, Sarkozy, c'est la vie.This afternoon, President Nicolas Sarkozy, head of the center-right Union for a Popular Movement, conceded his re-election for a second term to Francois Hollande, the first President-elect from the French ... More >>
Rayon McIntosh, the McDonald's cashier who was videotaped beating two unruly customers with a metal rod in October, was cleared of all charges after eleven days of grand jury testimony. The Daily News reports McIntosh, who had previously served almost ten years in jail for a manslaughter rap, ... More >>
"At least 20" marchers were arrested yesterday as Occupy Wall Street protesters took to Foley Square. The New York Times City Room blog says the marchers "split into two groups, with about 200 on the sidewalk outside the court buildings and a larger group across the street on a large pedestri ... More >>
The good news first: the city's unemployment rate was finally below 10 percent last month, the first time since August. Colleen C. Gardner, the state's labor commissioner, says that the number of private-sector jobs in the city rose by 21,000 in April, nearly triple the average increase for t ... More >>
Peter Handke offers up his Don Quixote defense
It's the Post-War Economy, Stupid!