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A 'Captive Audience': Company Buys Up Ad Space In Upstate New York Jail

Posted 05.30.2011 | New York

In the continuing struggle to keep at least one advertisement in front of every American, all the time, the Erie County Holding Center, a jail in upst...

Astoria Characters: The Pet Protector

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.29.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Flushing-based Second Chance Rescue finds foster parents for pets who are sentenced to Animal Care & Control shelters in Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn.

MTA May Use Welfare Recipients To Clean The Subways

Posted 05.29.2011 | New York

The MTA may put welfare recipients to work, cleaning the city's trains and subways, in an effort to cut costs in wake of a large state deficit that ha...

Bloomberg 'Outraged' By Cuomo's Budget Cuts

Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg is not happy with the state budget Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature agreed upon. From the AP: "Proportionally, th...

Brooklyn Flea Comes To Williamsburg Waterfront

Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

The Brooklyn Flea is fleeing the indoors for its new and highly-anticipated second warm-weather home in Williamsburg on Sunday April 3. Located on the...

WATCH: Anthony Weiner's Greatest Tirades

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.26.2011 | New York

It's no secret that New York Representative Anthony Weiner might run for Mayor in 2013, and the Daily News reports today that it's all but official. T...

Young Parents Diagnosed With Advanced Cancer In Same Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A heartbreaking story out of Brooklyn today of couple Nathan and Elisa Bond, who have an 18-month old daughter, who were both diagnosed with advanced ...

Sorry Scalpers, LCD Soundsystem To Live Stream Final Show

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Couldn't get tickets to the final LCD Soundsystem concert? You can still see it. announced Friday that the band will live s...

WATCH: Time-Lapse Rendering Of New WTC Tower

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The highly-anticipated One World Trade Center building at ground zero, formerly dubbed The Freedom Tower, reached its halfway point at 52 stories a f...

NY State Senator Introduces Bill To Expand Rights For Illegal Immigrants

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The DREAM Act, a congressional bill that would've made it easier for the nations younger illegal immigrants to become US citizens, may have died in Wa...

Inmates Bake Bread For Entire NYC Prison Population

AP | By VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Each morning, and again in the afternoon, the blades of three bread-slicing machines are counted carefully. Only then does the bakery let ...

WTC Steel Statue To Honor Youngest Tucson Shooting Victim

AP | By KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A piece of World Trade Center steel is being molded into an angel in the memory of a girl who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and died in a ba...

West Village Woman Jumps In Hudson River To Save Dog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- A West Village woman jumped into the frigid waters of the Hudson River to save her dog's life Tuesday. Molly Pfeiffer, 29, dove off Pier...

Mets: The Effect of the Media

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

I am sick and tired of hearing how the Mets are going to be awful this year. Spring training is supposed to bring about a time of positivity and happiness.

Harlem Students Dance To An Old Irish Jig (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One To World is a non profit organization that brings Fulbright scholars and other international students to New York City public schools to introduce...

Astoria Characters: The Big Guy With the Cute Beagle

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When Bob Koch walks in, Caesar, a benevolent Beagle with big eyes, is lounging in it. Up until Caesar's arrival 2½ years ago, it was Bob's chair. "Now, it's our chair," he says.

How You And The New York Community Can Help Struggling Families

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Today, as HuffPost and AOL unite to launch the Huffington Post Media Group, we're celebrating by making a statement about the importance of giving bac...

Judge: Bloomberg's Independence Cash Spending 'Doesn't Smell Right'

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York state's Independence Party bills itself as blasting a straightforward new path through two-party politics, a route for free ...

WATCH: Peter King's Constituents Defend Radical Islam Hearings

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Many have criticized Rep. Peter King's hearings on radical Islam, but, at least judging from a New York Times video, his constituents have his back. ...

Don't Blame City Workers for New York's Budget Woes

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

New York City's budget crunch is the result of the recession brought on by excessive risk-taking on Wall Street and lax government regulation, not excessive spending or compensation for public workers.

Astoria Characters: The Steady Shoe-Shine Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Shoe Repair & Shine." That's what the sign says in big, snow-white letters. But it's probably been there since Kennedy was president; no doubt the owner never bothered to update it.

Brooklyn BP Markowitz's Atlantic Yards Falsehood (Video)

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

Brooklyn's not close to "1000 percent behind Atlantic Yards." Did Markowitz really think no one would notice such a claim?

Cuomo, Bloomberg Agree To Work Together On 'Last in, First Out' Teacher Rule

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three days after blindsiding Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Cuomo now says he wants to work with the mayor to end the "last in, first out" teacher layoff rule....

WATCH: Making Art While Clothing Dries

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Why not turn laundromats into art studios? That's what Rise Wilson thought when she started The Laundromat Project, a community-based, non-profit orga...

Astoria Characters: The Ageless Storyteller

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Betty Deudon was only a schoolgirl standing by Long Island City High with a classmate when the handsome French sailors strode by. "Let's pick them up," Betty told her girlfriend.