The holidays are creeping in on us. And you know what else is? A freakish Christmas elf! Catch a screening of the 1989 B-movie Elves at Spectacle Theater. But before that let's figure out what films are actually doing to our brains at ArtLab's Film and the Unconscious.
A new report released last week comes down hard on the mayor's record of shutting down schools that aren't performing well. Mike Bloomberg and the Deptartment of Education can add it to the list of grievances and criticisms that have been thrown at them so far this year (He demonizes teachers ... More >>
This summer, swarms of mosquitoes have overrun the Rockaways. It has become such a problem that most residents no longer leave their homes. Charlene Tolliver told the Daily News, "It's bad -- My grandson was bit so many times we can't let him outside." While local officials have struggled to ... More >>
What A train nightmares are made of.Who wouldn't want to be on the beach with a delicious Rockaway Taco in hand on this sweltering day? Apparently not most people who take the A train, according to a McDonald's ad.
There are two billboards on Rockaway Boulevard for the local Platinum Club "first class adult entertainment establishment" which "depict a scantily-clad woman in a sexually provacative position." Many citizens in Woodmere, Five Towns, and thereabouts who are within view of them have been up in arms ... More >>
1:30 p.m.: Oh boy, so exciting... what? Delayed till 2 p.m.? Our beer will go flat! NY1 vamps. They report that councilmember James Sanders is still undecided. About a dozen constituents say various things about him: We're gratified that so many people know who he is. Nothing but malpractice lawyer ... More >>
by Samuel Breidbart and Sarah Lavery When Mayor Bloomberg visited PS 175 on Monday, he came bearing good news: citywide standardized test scores had dramatically improved and minority students were a big part in making that happen. The mayor celebrated with a small Harlem audience and a group ... More >>
Softball, campaign promises, and the miserable minority-contracting record of the Bloomberg administration
The new City Council Speaker doles out some surprising assignments
Hynes cuts it up with Domestic Violence Commish Jimenez, Hizzoner the mayor, and Selma Hayek. (Credit: Brooklyn DA's office) Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes may be the only candidate to have prosecuted a member of the wealthy Chehebar family, which owns a chain of clothing stores, but he's har ... More >>
Leaders Offer a Surprising Mix of Praise and Put-Down
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Passage of Displaced-Workers Bill Is Victory for 32B-J
New shadows darken the TWA Flight 800 probe
When Suspicious Debris Arrived in the Hangar the FBI Took It Away