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Entries by Jonah Green from 04/2011

New York Public Library To Hold Overnight Treasure Hunt

Posted 04.01.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The majestic main branch of the New York Public Library is seeking 500 people to spend the night there on a scavenger hunt designed t...

Jar Jar Binks Character Beat Up On The Subway (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Brutal subway beating or April Fool's Day hoax? An improv joke purportedly gone awry ended up with an actor dressed as a "Star Wars" ...

WTC Site To Get 9/11 Welcome Plaza

Posted 04.01.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The site of a former bank badly damaged from falling World Trade Center debris will become a temporary welcome plaza for visitors to the S...

Don Hill Dead: Nightlife Impresario Dies At 66

Posted 04.01.2011 | New York

New York nightlife legend Don Hill passed away last night. He was known for supporting the New York rock scene and played host to all types of people ...

Chinatown Dentist Gets 31-Pound Surprise Delivery Of Marijuana

Posted 04.02.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Medical marijuana may be legal in 15 states, but a massive pot delivery to a Chinatown dental office Friday was very illegal -- and unexp...

President Obama Will Return to Harlem Wednesday

Posted 04.02.2011 | New York

HARLEM--Fresh from his $1.5 million fundraiser  in Harlem Tuesday, President Barack Obama will return to the neighborhood Wednesday to speak at the R...

Cricket World Cup Gets New Yorkers Rise Before Dawn

Posted 04.03.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Cricket fans came out in the wee hours of the morning Saturday, crowding into bars that normally would be closing but made an excepti...

Former Marina Owner Jacques Guillet Can't Sell His Used Staten Island Ferry

Posted 04.03.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A man who bought a used 300-foot Staten Island Ferry to convert it into a waterborne dorm for New York college students is drowning i...

NY Police Set To Resume Search For Beach Remains Of Serial Killer

Posted 04.03.2011 | Huffington Post

OAK BEACH, N.Y. -- Investigators on New York's Long Island are set to resume the search for possible victims of a serial killer on Monday. Suffolk Co...

International Pillow Fight 2011 In Union Square (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.04.2011 | New York

Over 1,000 people filled New York City's Union Square on the afternoon of Sat., April 2, to participate in International Pillow Fight Day. Feathers fi...

Health Department Employees Not Allowed To Eat Fried Foods

Posted 04.04.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Health Department officials are practicing what they preach with a new set of strict workplace rules. The rules, called "Life in the Cub...

Student Hit by Subway Car Mourned by Classmates

Posted 04.04.2011 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE -- Friends and classmates of a Lower East Side student who died after striking his head on subway car last week expressed shock and sa...

Long Island Serial Killer: Three More Sets Of Remains Found Near Oak Beach

Posted 04.04.2011 | New York

OAK BEACH, N.Y. — Investigators scouring dense undergrowth for victims of a suspected serial killer along a remote New York beach area found thr...

Military Trial Appropriate In 9/11 Case, Says Mayor Bloomberg

Posted 04.05.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — For more than a year, New York City officials complained loudly about the hundreds of millions of dollars that security for a Sept. 1...

Small Plane Lands On Queens Beach Surf Near NYC Airport

Posted 04.05.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City police say a single-engine plane landed in the surf not far from John F. Kennedy Airport, but all three people aboard a...

15 New York Restaurants Where You Can See Celebrities

Posted 04.05.2011 | New York

Want to see some famous people? Here's a list of 15 NYC restaurants where the celebrities are eating, right now. 1) ABC Kitchen: The ABC stands fo...

Long Island Serial Killer Search Expands In New York After Eighth Body Found

Posted 04.05.2011 | New York

OAK BEACH, N.Y. — Detectives searching for a missing New Jersey prostitute have uncovered the remains of eight possible victims of a serial kill...

Some NY Politicians Say Close Infamous Sing Sing

Posted 04.06.2011 | New York

OSSINING, N.Y. — Some NY politicians have no love for the infamous Sing Sing prison and suggest Gov. Andrew Cuomo close it to save money. Now a...

Abortion Foes' Tactics Highlight High NYC Rate

Posted 04.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Ciara Guernon was in a troubled relationship and working three jobs when she learned she was pregnant. The 22-year-old began calling peopl...

Crying 'I'm Too Small' Boy To Be Named Honorary NJ Governor

Posted 04.06.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey boy who cried on a YouTube clip that he's too small to be governor was all smiles as Gov. Chris Christie made him h...

Leigh Morse, Gallery Director, Guilty In Art Scam Case With De Niro As Witness

Posted 04.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A former art gallery director was convicted Wednesday in an art fraud case that brought Robert De Niro to a witness stand to discuss ...

NYC Passes Bills To Avoid More Blizzard Blunders

Posted 04.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The City Council on Wednesday passed legislation that members said would prevent a repeat of mistakes like those made during a day-af...

Power Couples In New York (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.09.2011 | New York

New York is no stranger to the Power Couple -- those duos who are made of up equally impressive parts -- whether it's a coupling of sports heroes or w...

DUMBO Wants Film Permit Ban: The Brooklyn Paper

Posted 04.11.2011 | New York

Residents of DUMBO are shouting, "Cut!" to film crews who hog the streets of a neighborhood that is already besieged by street work and construction. ...

Ex-Senator Now Serving Up Slices At Queens Pizzeria

Posted 04.11.2011 | New York

Hiram Monserrate is serving the public again -- one slice at a time. The shamed former state senator is getting rid of his aggression these days by...