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The FTC Holds Makers of "Flushable" Wipes Accountable

Tricia Spencer | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Tricia Spencer

Even a magic golden plunger is no match for "flushable" wet wipes. Plungers long ago gave way to workers wielding pitchforks in the battle against sewers filled with giant, clinging balls of waste known as used wet wipes. And we are paying the price.

Ten Top Hotels and Inns for Quickie Mini-and-BabyMoons in Northeast USA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Wedding related stress is behind you (or, if you are with child, will soon be just beginning). Now is the time to take a breath and relax into each other, if only for a night or two.

Students Barred From Writing About 'Bad' Malcolm X

Posted 02.12.2014 | Black Voices

Teachers at a Queens elementary school forbid students from writing about Malcolm X for Black History Month, The New York Daily News reports. Four...

Traffic Death Of 3-Year-Old Girl Sparks Conversation About Street Safety

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.12.2013 | New York

Last month, Amy Tam and Hsi-Pei Liao lost their 3-year-old daughter Allison Liao when she was fatally struck by a car while crossing the street with h...

ANOTHER Playground Shooting Leaves One Dead

DNAinfo | Posted 08.23.2012 | New York

FLUSHING — A Queens man was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting near a housing project playground in Flushing Tuesday night, police ...

Why Does My Face Flush When I Exercise?

Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- our brand new informational column in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask t...

Remembering Gary Carter: "The Kid" Made a Difference

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.18.2012 | New York
Jon Chattman

Gary Carter was among the best catchers in Major League Baseball history, but, for me, he'll always be the man that took the time to respond to my Bar Mitzvah invitation.

A Living Lesson in Korean Culinary History

Michelle Won | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Won

I asked the floor manager of a Korean restaurant what it was that made Korean people think, "Okay, let's eat this live this time." His answer was historical.

Lamb Noodle Soup With Joe DiStefano

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


The Bench: Effective or Detrimental?

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

It's not just the eight position players, a stellar ace, and competent closer that contribute to a team's success. It is all twenty-five players.

Astoria Characters: The Classic Educand

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The "defining moment" of Helen Polychronis's life occurred when she was 5. She went to bed one winter night, and the next morning she couldn't raise her arms or legs.

New York Times Does Not Understand Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Reporting that Main Street was complicit in the financial meltdown is like blaming a murder victim for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Flushing's Crown Needs Polishing

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Walsh

At the heart of downtown Flushing, Queens, an architectural masterpiece, the RKO Keith's Theatre, awaits a day when it will once again be a cultural beacon and its beauty will shine forth anew.

Astoria Characters: The Corner-Eatery's Owner

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Andreas Andreou hasn't had a break all day or a day off in more than a month, but he gladly steps behind the counter at Cyprus Corner to take the take-out orders.

Astoria Characters: The Resident Stargazer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's 9 p.m. At 31st and Ditmars, the stars are out. So is The Telescope Guy, Patrick Cannon. "You wanna see Jupiter?" he calls out as people crowd around him.

Leaving New York: The White Mana Diner

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Recently, I've been scouting New York looking for Detroit (don't ask), a search that ultimately led me to northern Jersey and the White Mana Diner -- originally created for the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing.

NYPD Intelligence Division: Botching Its Biggest Terrorism Plot?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

The Intelligence Division's lone wolves appear to have mishandled the investigation into New York's first known major terrorism threat since 9/11.