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Entries by Jonah Green from 02/2011

Taxi Scam: Dozens Pleads Guilty In Costly Taxi Fare Scam

Posted 02.01.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — More than two dozen taxi drivers have pleaded guilty after a broad probe into a fare-boosting scam that affected thousands of tourist...

Guggenheim Scam: Three Charged In NYC In Impersonation Scam

Posted 02.01.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A woman pretending to be a countess and two con men sought to cheat investors by hyping fictional deals – involving diamonds, c...

TriBeCa Has Country's Highest Number of Restaurants Per Person

Posted 02.01.2011 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- TriBeCa has more restaurants per resident than any other neighborhood in the country, a new survey found. The 10013 zip code, whic...

Fashion Week Producers Warns Neighbors Of Upcoming Disruptions Near Lincoln Center

Posted 02.01.2011 | New York

UPPER WEST SIDE -- Designers are still hemming their apparel for this month's Fashion Week, but some streets around Lincoln Center are already snagged...

Mayor Bloomberg Responds To Governor Cuomo's Budget Cuts

Posted 02.01.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo released his statewide budget on Tuesday, outlining layoffs and cuts to reduce the current budget by $3.7 billion, "a reduction in spendi...

Leighton Meester, Kelly Choi & 'Sunset Limited' Screening (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.02.2011 | New York

A little ice storm won't stop New Yorkers from going out. Yesterday was the annual Empire State Run-Up, where runners race up the stairs of the icon...

New Exhibit Focuses On History Of The Apollo Theater

Posted 02.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's Apollo Theater launched the careers of such legends as Ella Fitzgerald. It also was the site of memorial services for...

Cold Weather Increases Importance Of City's Yearly Homeless Count

Posted 02.02.2011 | New York

More than 3,600 volunteers fanned out across frigid streets overnight Monday to count the city's homeless. The annual survey is organized by the Depa...

NYC Smoking Ban: City Council Votes To Ban Smoking In Parks, Beaches And Times Square

Posted 02.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's parks, beaches and even Times Square will be off-limits to smokers under one of the nation's toughest anti-cigarette laws...

Renato Seabra, Model, Pleads Not Guilty To Times Square Castration Murder

Posted 02.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Portuguese model accused of killing a celebrity TV journalist in a hotel admitted to brutally attacking him for more than an hour &...

Nun Who Lied About Rape Angers Black Community

Posted 02.02.2011 | New York

A Brooklyn nun has found herself in some hot holy water. Sister Mary Turcotte, whom The Daily News describes as "a member of the rogue Christian sect...

Mayor Bloomberg Met With Facebook To Discuss New York Site

Posted 02.02.2011 | New York

CITY HALL -- Could FacebookNYC be on the way? Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in talks with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about the possibility of crea...

Hip-Hop Luminaries Raise Money to Pay Rap Legend Kool Herc's Medical Bills

Posted 02.02.2011 | New York

EAST VILLAGE -- A host of hip-hop luminaries came out Tuesday night to help raise money for ailing rap legend Kool Herc, who was recently hospitalized...

Central Park Summer Plays Revealed

Posted 02.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It will be "Measure for Measure" and "All's Well That Ends Well" this summer as the two free outdoor offerings from The Public Theate...

Governor Andrew Cuomo: Why He'll Run for President in 2016

Posted 02.03.2011 | New York

OK, he may not have said it in so many words, but the New York governor all but declared his 2016 candidacy this week with one simple move. Charles Ga...

Animal Planet Wants New York Bug Stories For New Series

Posted 02.03.2011 | New York

You may think bed bugs are so 2010, but they still exist, so much so that Animal Planet wants to help New Yorkers by fixing the problem. The catch? Th...

'A Mouthful' Trailer: The Rise And Fall Of Paul Liebrandt (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2011 | New York

Paul Liebrandt, the experimental and beleaguered New York chef, is getting the big screen treatment (that is, if behind-the-scenes documentaries actua...

Padma's Pad? Inside 65 West 13th Street (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.03.2011 | New York

Top Chef Host/Model/Author/30 Rock cameo Padma Lakshmi is looking for a new place to crash, reports The New York Post. Lakshmi has been living in a ...

'Bloom In Love': The New Yorker Puts Bloomberg On The Cover

Posted 02.03.2011 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, no stranger to literary satire, made the cover of the New Yorker this week. In a sketch by Barry Blitt (of the ...

Blizzard Mystery: Todd Bieber Still Searching For Owner Of Found Footage (VIDEO)

Posted 02.04.2011 | New York

Filmmaker Todd Bieber found an undeveloped roll of film in the snow on December 30th, 2010, after the mega-blizzard hit NYC. So he did what any curiou...

Officials Confirm 3 Cases Of Cholera In NYC

Posted 02.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City officials have confirmed that three New Yorkers contracted cholera while in the Dominican Republic for a wedding. The ...

MTA Woes: New York Rail System Suffers Through Brutal Winter

Posted 02.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — When members of Congress met recently to discuss revitalizing passenger trains in the United States, they chose Grand Central Termina...

The Super Bowl is Coming -- New Yorkers Say 'Meh'

Posted 02.06.2011 | New York
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Body Found Inside Snow And Ice-Covered Car

Posted 02.06.2011 | New York

Another body has been found in a snow a...

'World's Most Literary Rent Party Ever': Fundraiser For Wife Of Author Charles Bock

Posted 02.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — No one was worrying about football at Public School 122 in Manhattan. "I'm delighted not to be watching the Super Bowl," author Wesley...