Five years ago, I boarded a plane from JFK to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on the instruction that at some point between takeoff and landing the hip-hop artist MF Doom would text me from a secret cell-phone number and give me directions about how to meet him for an interview. The texts arriv ... More >>
Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back Tue ... More >>
SPolicing have been hunting for Sang Ho Kim, a suspect in an East Garden City office shooting that left one dead, since Wednesday. Today, it appears the manhunt has come to an end. At 9:30 a.m., a body believed to be Kim's washed up on the banks of the Hudson River in Rockland County.
The outline of the story is bizarre enough in its own right: A Democratic state senator plans to run for mayor of New York City as a Republican, and attempts to bribe GOP county leaders to support his effort, only to be arrested and charged when it turns out the real estate tycoon financing his brib ... More >>
After clutching at the spotlight, a lot of stars learn how to evade things--like parapazzi, fans, and especially the IRS. Here's a very timely summation I was just sent which details the top celebrity tax evaders of all time. It's free, so don't even think of writing it off! Top Celebrity Tax Evad ... More >>
Another day, another doctor goes down for illegally distributing highly addictive prescription painkillers, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says. Earlier this week, Manhattan-based doctor Felix Rodriguez pleaded guilty. Now, it's Dr. David Brizer's turn. And this case is in some ways worse. Aut ... More >>
In a city teeming with music schools for kids, one stands out
An Upstate family is grieving after a 1-year-old boy was found drowned to death in a Brooklyn toilet last night.Making the story even more heartbreaking is the fact that the boy and his family were visiting relatives in Brooklyn to celebrate the Jewish new year at the time of tragedy.According to au ... More >>
Don't let the headline fool you -- a cop fatally shooting an unarmed, mentally ill immigrant isn't as bad as it sounds. OK, yeah it is -- but, according to a grand jury, he may not have had any other choice, the Rockland County District Attorney's Office announced today.This means no charges will be ... More >>
Rockland County resident Martin Kessman is suing White Castle under the Americans with Disabilities Act because he was unable to fit into his local establishment's booths. Forbes reports that Kessman, who is 290 lbs., is filing the suit after two separate trips to the Nanuet, New York White C ... More >>
Going to White Castle isn't for everyone.Looking for a bit of food news to make you sad this morning? Have we got the item for you. A White Castle addict in Rockland County is suing his beloved fast-food chain for repeatedly breaking its promise to make the booths in his local branch bigger t ... More >>
There was a rowdy and crowded marriage equality protest and counter-protest at the Capitol yesterday, where at one point Rockland County Orthodox hasidim clashed with gay marriage advocates. Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum kept cutting off the Orthodox group to show her own sign and eventually slings her arm ... More >>
viaIt seems so quaint and long ago now, that time when we were worried about the sky raining dead birds, long before you-know-who commanded the nation's attention. It was life or death then, and not just for a bad sitcom or abusive drug addict. (Get well, dude, but forget the TV show.) So whe ... More >>
The new Albany legislative session opens this morning with yet another rebellion in the ranks. This one comes from a quartet of Democratic state senators who announced this morning, with plenty of tough words, that they're moving away from their party's minority to form an "independent caucu ... More >>
(via Daily News)The previous Guinness world record for high-fiving has been trampled by a 49-year-old salesman from Rockland County. In a gritty performance yesterday, Sam Kass started high-fiving people in Times Square at 4:18 p.m. and finished in under four hours at 8:02 p.m., completing 3,132 ... More >>
photos by Paul Quitoriano, full gallery of images over here. In 28-degree weather about 3,000 people -- including yours truly -- took off their pants, in the 9th Annual No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday afternoon. The pantsless event was brought to us as always by the good folks at Improv Everywhere h ... More >>
Rachel Uchitel: Working on her gripCops were searching last night for a neighbor of beautiful Rockland County gym teacher Jami Erlich, who was stabbed and bludgeoned to death Sunday night. No sign yet of the neighbor, a temp described as a "quiet loner" who may have taken it on the lam. As opposed ... More >>
A NY1 spokesman told the Daily News that local political journalist Dominic Carter, who was taken off the air last week as he went on trial for spousal abuse, is not going to be returning. NY1 Regional Vice President & General Manager Stephen Paulus said "At this point, we have no plans to br ... More >>
Republicans were spreading the word today that Rudolph Giuliani was going to support state Republican chairman Joe Mondello for another term in charge of the GOP, against the challenges of Ed Cox and Henry Wojtaszek. But Liz Benjamin had heard things differently: Giuliani, she'd been told, was goin ... More >>
Stephen Baldwin was once nice enough to give Runnin' Scared an interview, so we are compelled to express our regret that his house in Rockland County has been foreclosed upon and is scheduled to be auctioned off on June 24. The former star of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here and his wife have ... More >>
You wonder why we seldom leave New York for the hinterlands? Panthers have been sighted in Rockland County. Dorian Tunell says he saw two black panthers in Sparkill's Tallman Mountain State Park. They were "bigger than German Shepherds," he says. Two other women had previously reported seeing big bl ... More >>
While the police comb for clues in the disappearance of Laura Garza, their prime suspect, Michael Mele, faces new charges of public masturbation in New Jersey. The Paramus police issued a warrant based on DNA evidence made available by the Garza investigation to match Mele to a 2005 case in which a ... More >>
photo by Staci Schwartz "My phone hasn't stopped ringing. It's all your fault! The Voice started this." That's Isaac Abraham, the first Hasidic candidate for city council, juggling one of his three cell phones this afternoon. Abraham, 57, a Satmar Hasid, got star treatment in a New York Times story ... More >>
Sex and the City had its New York premiere last night, and more than a thousand fans were turned away because Radio City Music Hall was filled to capacity. The Daily News referred to the overbooking as "THEIR 'SEX'LESS NIGHT," while the Post simply mentioned the locked-out fans in its coverage of th ... More >>
By Shaunna Murphy, Shea O’Rourke, Marguerite A. Suozzi Tabloid headlines and even New York Times editorials echoed City Hall last week in targeting Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as the one-man wrecking crew who obstructed Mike Bloomberg’s congestion pricing program. The mayor’s post-defeat ... More >>
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