The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for New York City, effective until 5 p.m. Monday. Meteorologists are predicting heavy rain, gusty winds, thunderstorms, and potential tornado action across a stretch of New York state. Counties affected include Albany, Bronx, Broome, Cayuga ... More >>
Yes, after 90 years, the mini hot dog has finally arrived at Union Square -- but without Zippy Sauce. I'm a big fan of the tiny hot dogs found almost exclusively in the Albany area, and have been known to travel to places like Troy, Cohoes, and Schenectady, New York just for a taste. These miniatu ... More >>
It's no secret that Governor Andrew Cuomo is pretty pissed off with the lack of preparedness New York utilities companies had for Hurricane Sandy. It's also no secret that New York utilities companies have absolutely sucked at responding to power outages caused by the storm -- and Cuomo wants to kno ... More >>
Scantily clad dude toasts the crowd from atop one of the semis that pulls the floats in the parade. Though its antecedents can be traced to Carnival parties in Harlem in the 1920s, the Caribbean-American Labor Day Parade (there is no official name) began in the mid-'60s. It resembles in alm ... More >>
Weekend trips to cultured places
...or rather, blow away, in the next election. Ladies and gentlemen, the 'No' votes...
When it looked like the NYPD wasn't going to get any federal stimulus funds, everyone from the Governor on down was upset, so Obama relented and had Homeland Security scrape up $35 million for us. But when the big-money federal COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grants came out in late July, ... More >>
We barely even knew what 511NY was -- "New York State's official traffic and travel info source," apparently, and something we didn't think we'd need unless we finally took that long-promised vacation to Schenectady. But now we're told that it has established Twitter feeds for all the state's ... More >>
Whoa, things are so bad in the upstate town of Schenectady that the mayor is thinking about declaring martial law. Who says North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Il can't teach us anything? Mayor Brian Stratton might have good reason because in a tiny police force, five of cops have been ... More >>
Ruben Diaz has sent a note asking state senate colleagues to join the committee on aging, of which he is now chairman. After assuring the senators that he knew their concern for the elderly, and that they were "committed to ending their relegation to a twilight of quiet despair," Diaz said he intend ... More >>
The onetime Hollywood A-lister climbs back in the ring with Darren Aronofsky's latest
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