Yesterday, we took our first ever trip inside of the White House. There were all kinds of culinary secrets we discovered that we weren't expecting. First, as we waited to go through security, we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of staffers coming back from a Mickey D's run. Would Michelle approve of ... More >>
New York already has a rep for being filed with a bunch of scary, godless liberals -- you know, the kind of un-American scumbags that ride subways, rent apartments and -- perhaps worst -- work in THE MEDIA!!! Still, you might wonder: Is New York actually a good place for non-believers to li ... More >>
One of the most contentious issues that's affected Occupy Wall Street's relationship with the surrounding community has been bathrooms. At multiple Community Board 1 meetings, downtown residents have complained that OWS' lack of facilities has lead to some pretty negative consequences, the gr ... More >>
As we've written twice before, this year's commemoration ceremony at Ground Zero -- which marks the 10th, and will be held for the first time at the new 9/11 Memorial -- has a rather exclusive invitee list. That is to say, it was only to be open to victim's families and certain politicians, d ... More >>
Democratic representatives Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler are proposing a bill that would award the $50 million in Osama Bin Laden bounty money to first responders, survivors, and families of victims of 9/11. (This is something I didn't know: In 2001, the Rewards for Justice Program set up a $ ... More >>
LIFE.com With sparks flaring across the globe, from the Middle East to the Midwest and even our very own SoHo, what seems to be a moment for change is spreading rapidly. This weekend, New Yorkers will take to the streets in honor of two particularly relevant issues: women's health, and violen ... More >>
Eva Moskowitz's Success Charter Network, subject of our cover story this week, won several major victories at last night's meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. The PEP voted to allow Harlem Success Academy 1 to expand in its current home alongside P.S. 149 (Sojourner Turth) next year, ... More >>
You'd think anyone who wanted to fight in the armed forces would be hugely welcomed, especially with an international crisis going on--but no, not gays! You'd suspect that anyone crazy enough to get married should be given carte blanche to do whatever they want about it--but no, not gays!
Photo by Neil deMauseIn what's becoming a bit of a Coney Island tradition, City Hall officials shlepped out to Brooklyn in a slushstorm today to make the long-rumored announcement that the Italian firm Zamperla has been tapped to open a new amusement park in Coney to replace the dearly depart ... More >>
photo by Whitney Dafoe After the big speech hordes, and we mean hordes, of people shuffled toward and into the Metro station nearest the National Mall. We heard one woman declare, exasperated to non-partisanship, "I don't care who is president!" Another woman said she'd been stuck in the crowd for ... More >>
Victims' families say yes.
The House and a shot not yet heard 'round the world
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We haven't been able to keep out immigrants based on their HIV status. But should we worry about it?
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Stuyvesant alums finally join the fight for 9-11 health benefits
Lobbyist tells pregnant women to eat more tuna
New plan for cleaning up 9-11 toxins worse than the old one
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Long after 9-11, some people say the dust is still making them sick. Now they want the EPA to do something about it.
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