Valley Stream

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Wal-Marts in New York City? It's Looking Less and Less Likely

    At least for now, it looks like Wal-Mart is deescalating its push to break into New York City's retail market. Although the big-box chain has reaffirmed its commitment to exploring opportunities to open up stores in the city, it seems clear that the company is tampering down the capacity of its cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    LIRR Service Schedule Ruh Roh: An Easy Guide to Messy Monday's Rail Problems (Or "Good Luck, Suckers!")

    The Long Island Railroad has been all kinds of messed up today: a switch problem and cable fire resulted in suspended service that now has only 60% of the trains that typically run out of Penn Station during Rush Hour moving commuters home tonight. Here's what you should know:

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Police Release Video of Supects in Murder of Flushing Gas Station Attendant

    The NYPD is looking for two suspects in the homicide of Nadeem Khan, 39, of Valley Stream, New York. On Sunday, July 25, 2010, at 1:39 a.m., police responded to a call about an unconscious person at 133-11 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, Queens. Upon arrival, Khan -- the gas station attendant at the loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    According to Wal-Mart, These Are the New Yorkers Who Want a Wal-Mart

    ​On yesterday's rumors that Wal-Mart was yet again trying to move in on the five boroughs -- and Wal-Mart's subsequent denial -- there appeared a curious bit of language in the statements issued by The Big Blue Box. Specifically, the bit about New Yorkers who want Wal-Mart -- a crushing force ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Bruce Blakeman to Announce for Senate on Sunday

    Maybe Pete King and Susan Molinari haven't got the stomach to run against Kirsten Gillibrand as the Republican candidate for Senate this year, but Bruce Blakeman does. Having floated the possibility in December, he today notifies us that he'll announce formally on Sunday in Valley Stream, his "boyho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by limespark. Thanks to Memorial Day it was a short week, but seemed as eventful as a full one. Why is it always like that? The weekend was full of excitement, with a weak-ass Coney "festival" and a bombed Starbucks. Times Square went carless, pissing off Andrea Peyser. President Obama ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2009
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    January 19, 2009

    Notorious 5, My Bloody Valentine 3-D 1

    The Notorious-related weekend violence seems to have held steady at four stabbed at a Brooklyn post-premiere party and one North Carolina shooting. (There was a fistfight at a Trumbull, Connecticut screening, but that hardly counts.) But we have a new, late entrant in the movie-audience violence swe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Lynn Yaeger Gives Wal-Mart Its Lumps (of Coal)

    Is it the Grinch? Is it Scrooge? No, it's Wal-Mart! Once again, that venal venue is in the news, this time for showing good citizen Barry Goldberg the door when he attempted to distribute $1300 worth of $10 Wal-Mart gift cards in a Santa-like gesture at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Connecticut last wee ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    The Giants and a Rush to Judgment

    We can always count on Macy's to try to corner the market on the Yuletide spirit and crush all who stand in its way. But the retailer, already smacked down by the recession, was bitten by the Law of Unintended References in today's AM NY. "Rush in and Catch up with New York football Champion Brando ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Wal-Mart Death: Don't Mourn, Organize

    The horrible death of Wal-mart employee Jdimytai Damour at the Green Acres mall in Valley Stream on Black Friday has occasioned all kinds of hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing about consumer greed, but the real blame may lie less in the behavior of a whipped-up crowd than the notoriously worker-unfrie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Reverend Billy Leads Buy Nothing Day Service in Union Square

    "Where's Reverend Billy?" asked a young woman with a camera. The acolyte who'd handed her a flyer for the Buy-Nothing day event at the north end of Union Square (detailing the activist Rev's "10 Commandments of Buylessness," and including a "Fun Page" of BND activities) thought a moment, then said, ... More >>

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    December 18, 2007
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    March 1, 2005

    Dial Straits

    Life and Death at Hot 97: A Chronology

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    May 27, 2003

    All in the Family

    The Hissing of Summer Lawns

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    November 20, 2001
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    April 17, 2001

    The Clean-Up Man

    Chic Ex-Prosecutor Makes a Bundle Overseeing Teamsters Local

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    April 10, 2001
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    February 13, 2001
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    December 21, 1999
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    November 23, 1999
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    November 16, 1999
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    November 9, 1999
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    November 2, 1999
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    October 19, 1999
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    May 11, 1999

    Freedom Fighters

    An Unlikely Group of Prisoners' Relatives Battles the Rockefeller Drug Laws

  • News

    February 16, 1999