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Big GOP Donors Funding Fight For NY Marriage Equality

AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A gay rights coalition hoping to legalize same-sex marriage in New York has been getting an infusion of cash from a surprising source: Rep...

Police Say This Cab Driver Raped A Passenger Last Week

Posted 07.13.2011 | New York

The NYPD has released this sketch of a cab driver who they say tied up and raped a woman passenger in Brooklyn last week, according to The New York Da...

City To Employ 'Skeleton' Signs As Warning To Speeders

Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

In an effort to reduce traffic fatalities, New York City will display new digital boards letting drivers know they're exceeding the speed limit, a com...

Cab Won't Take You To Brooklyn? Drivers To Face Increased Fines

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris | Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

Coming soon are stiffer penalties on yellow cab drivers that refuse to pick up passengers based on their destinations. The bill passed yesterday an...

Report: Marriage Equality In NY Would Earn State $391 Million

Posted 07.11.2011 | New York

The State Senate's Independent Democratic Conference has released a report showing that marriage equality in New York state would generate $391 millio...

Thoughts on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

People have been bandying about the word closure in response to the death of bin Laden. I think in the currency of cycles: time passed, changes that have occurred, looking back, shifting forward.

Actress' Father Found Dead, Stuffed Into Storage Chest

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York

Behind The Curtain: A Countdown To 'Guys And Dolls' In The South Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

Here's Part 1 of a condensed 100-day countdown to our production of Guys and Dolls, in performance at Bronx Prep May 24th-26th.

WATCH: Rangers' Sean Avery Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

Posted 07.10.2011 | New York

New York Ranger Sean Avery is the latest celebrity addition to the Human Rights Campaign's "New Yorkers For Marriage Equality" video series. He is als...

Fire Kills Mother, 3 Young Children In Utica, NY

AP | By JOHN KEKIS | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York

UTICA, N.Y. -- Fire tore through one-half of a central New York duplex Monday morning, killing a mother and her three young children, authorities said...

NY Pols: $50 Million Bin Laden Bounty Should Go To 9/11 Victims

AP | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two congressmen from New York City say that up to $50 million in Osama bin Laden bounty money should go to first responders, survivors and...

WTC Progress Report: Timeline Of The Construction | BILL MARSH | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York

After Sept. 11, it took nearly a decade to locate and kill Osama bin Laden, perhaps giving the nation, and especially the families of those lost in th...

MTA To Replace MetroCards With New System

Posted 07.09.2011 | New York

MetroCards are on their way out, and their potential replacement is reminiscent of E-ZPass. From the Daily News: In a few years, subway riders c...

New Jersey Train Crash To Cause Delays In New York City

AP | By DAVID PORTER | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Workers repaired damage caused when a commuter train crashed, but the derailment of an empty Amtrak train in a tunnel was causing hea...

Chancellor Walcott Breaks Up Brawl At City Hall

Posted 07.06.2011 | New York

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott truly is the anti-Cathie Black. Whereas Black's tenure as chancellor involved making tasteless Sop...

NYC Will Lose 6,000 Teachers In New Budget

Posted 07.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a shrinking budget that would cut corners throughout New York City — from classrooms, w...

Teen Tan Ban Coming To New York?

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Fulfilling the "Jersey Shore" mantra of G.T.L. – gym, tanning, laundry – may soon be a lot harder for teenagers in New Yor...

Suspect In Graphic Brooklyn Murder Video Arrested

Posted 07.04.2011 | New York

The police have arrested a man in Albany for a Brooklyn murder caught on video. Two weeks ago the NYPD released graphic footage (see below) of Andre ...

WATCH: Gov. Cuomo Confident Marriage Equality Will Pass

Posted 07.03.2011 | New York

New York's chance at marriage equality is fast approaching and Governor Cuomo is optimistic that the legislation granting marriage rights to same-sex ...

WATCH: Cabby Goes Crazy, Really Doesn't Want To Drive To Brooklyn

Posted 07.03.2011 | New York

Although New York cabbies are legally required to bring you to the outer boroughs, they often refuse. In fact, an undercover investigation from The Ta...

LOOK: Red Hook's 'Where Is Osama' Sign Gets Its Final Update

Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

After last night's news of Osama bin Laden's death, Cheryl Stewart's famous sign in Brooklyn received a makeshift makeover. The sign, on the front...

NYC Prices Up By 14% Since Last Year | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

The price is not right. In addition to skyrocketing rent and gas prices, New Yorkers are being nickel and dimed to death, shelling out 21 cents mor...

Hundreds In Brooklyn Mourn Death Of 22-Year Old Council Aide

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Georgia Kral and Kristen v. Brown | Email the Authors | May 1, 2011 | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

From the hundreds of bodies that packed into Mount Sinai Synagogue in Brooklyn Heights, it was apparent Hope Reichbach -- who passed away on Thursday ...

22-Year-Old Council Aide Found Dead In Brooklyn Apartment

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Georgia Kral and Kristen v. Brown | Posted 06.29.2011 | New York

Hope Reichbach communications director for Councilmember Steve Levin and an up-and-comer in New York politics, was found dead in Boerum Hill on Thursd...

PHOTO: Missing Artist's New York Exhibit Opens Monday

Posted 06.28.2011 | New York

Ai Weiwei won't be attending his new outdoor exhibit opening in New York this Monday. [5/2 UPDATE: The exhibit's opening has been delayed due to n...