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The Mets: Homesick for Queens

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

After being shut out for the fourth time in two weeks early Sunday evening, the New York Mets completed their worst road trip of the season with a record of 2-9.

Starbucks Suicide: Todd Crockett Falls 17-Stories Into Starbucks Seating Area

DNAinfo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

*** UPDATE BELOW *** UPPER EAST SIDE -- Customers were horrified after a man plunged 17 stories to his death and landed in the outdoor seating area o...

Paterson To Reintroduce Soda Tax Plan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Gov. David Paterson is making one last push for his soda tax plan in the state budget. Paterson will reportedly reintroduce the plan dur...

Blockheads Burritos Brawl: Fight Breaks Out At Restaurant (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Diners got dinner and a show when a fight broke out at Mexican joint Blockheads Burritos in Murray Hill last week. What begins as a simple argument q...

Today's Front Pages: July 26

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Man Cave Store Opens In DUMBO | Damian Harris-Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Animal bones, magnifying glasses, and leather satchels: a new DUMBO shop stocks everything you would find in your grandpa's den, if your grandpa hunte...

Marijuana Found Growing On Sidewalk

NYC The Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City is officially and literally going to pot. The evidence is above, thanks to a friend of NYC The Blog who shared this photo showing a nasc...

The Best NYC Cupcakes

Serious Eats : New York | Leah Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We know, we know--it's been years since cupcakes first hit New York. And Serious Eats hasn't been the sort of blog to breathlessly cover every new cup...

Today's Front Pages: July 23

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Retirees Replacing Teen Workers in Low-Wage Jobs

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Employers are gravitating towards workers over 65 for very good reasons. But what may be good for employers may be seriously bad for the city and nation.

Cory Booker: No More Toilet Paper For Newark (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Newark city employees may have to start carrying a roll of Charmin's to work. Mayor Cory Booker says the city can no longer afford to buy toilet pape...

DeFarra Gaymon and Why Black Homophobia Now Has a Body Count

Rob Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Smith

Recently, DeFarra Gaymon, the Black CEO of Credit Union of Atlanta, was shot and killed by an undercover cop in a known gay cruising area in what appears to be a botched sex-sting operation.

Pete Seeger, Mark Ruffalo Protest Hydrofracking (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Pete Seeger and actor Mark Ruffalo traveled to Albany Tuesday to push for a moratorium on hydrofracking. The two celebrities were flanked by environ...

Today's Front Pages: July 22

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Flavorpill NYC's Weekend To-Do List

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Flavorpill NYC has picked the best of the weekend's calendar so you don't have to. For the rest of Flavorpill's picks of arts and culture this weekend...

John Starks Autograph Signing Interrupted By Drunk

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An inebriated customer tried to steal the spotlight from former Knicks player John Starks. According to Page Six, The point guard hosted a meet-and-g...

Chuck Schumer Is New York's Fundraising Champion | By Michael Mcauliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON - Andrew Cuomo may be on a record fund-raising pace, but he doesn't have the best-heeled campaign in New York. Chuck Schumer does. The D...

Astoria Characters: The Bouzouki Balladeer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

George Vlesmas has devoted his life to the pursuit of the bouzouki, the Greek stringed instrument with the pear-shaped body and swan-length fretted neck that sounds like a chiming harp.

Today's Front Pages: July 20

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Five New Buildings That Light Up The Sky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

You can call New York City architects and developers plenty of things, but "Seinfeld fans" is not one of them. Poor Jerry and Kramer were driven tempo...

New York City's War on Public Workers

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

New York's public sector workers have become convenient scapegoats for the budget problems caused by the nation's Wall Street induced economic collapse.

Today's Front Pages: July 16

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Mayor Bloomberg To Marty Markowitz: Keep Those Asser Levy Park Concerts Down! | The Brooklyn Paper / Ben Muessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On the eve of the first summer concert in Asser Levy Park, Mayor Bloomberg warned Borough President Markowitz that if the music gets too loud, Thursda...

Facebook Privacy Settings As Explained By Casey Neistat (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In his latest short, artist Casey Neistat turns his attention to the perilous world of Facebook privacy settings. Neistat, who with his brother Van r...

Today's Front Pages: July 15

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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