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Fireworks Light Skies Over Hudson As New York Celebrates July 4

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City's Fourth of July fireworks along the Hudson River lit the sky with a kaleidoscope of fiery colors shooting 1,000 feet into the air. It ...

Len Berman's Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for July 2, 2009.

Coney Islnd Redevelopment Plan Up In The Air

brooklyneagle.com | Linda Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The City Council may not approve the Coney Island Redevelopment Plan. At Wednesday's public hearing, Council members had many questions and concerns....

Ex-Yankee Leyritz Allegedly Beats Wife

NBC New York | BRIAN HAMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former Yankee Jim Leyritz has had another run-in with the law in South Florida. In his latest stunt, Leyritz allegedly beat his wife Karrie. The ex-ya...

21 Reasons to LOVE The Rain

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lenore Skenazy

Times Square tourists hogging fewer chairs is just one of the reasons to love the rain.

NYS Pulls $86M Out Of Companies Tied to Iran, Sudan

WNYC | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York State pension fund says it's divesting $86 million from companies conducting business in Iran and Sudan....

A Distressing Disconnect

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

New York City has nearly 200,000 "disconnected youth," young people 16 to 24, who are out of work and not in school.

Senate Rascals Need Turning Out, But it Won't Be Easy

Gabe Pressman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gabe Pressman

There's a time-honored battle cry in politics: turn the rascals out! In history, these words usually applied to the politicians the reformers wanted to oust. But that isn't always the easiest thing to do.

High Tide Brings Medical Waste To Jersey Beaches

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Medical waste began washing up along an 8-mile stretch of beach in New Jersey on Sunday. The waste included syringes, medical tubing, catheters, speci...

Senate Stalemate Begins To Hurt Towns Around New York State

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As the stalemate in the State Senate stuttered through its fourth week, a crucial deadline came and went: June 30. It was the expiration date of more ...

Stats Show NY's Response To Recession

Crain's New York Business | Elizabeth MacBride | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York workers are the most productive in the nation by a wide margin: 37% more productive than the average American worker, as measured by dollars ...

State Senate Can't Get It Together In Albany

New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Reporters were seated in a gigantic auditorium, with movie-theater-style seating and oak-paneled walls, a room normally used for legislative hearings....

Court Of Appeals To Hear Atlantic Yards Case

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, has agreed to hear an eminent domain case over Atlantic Yards, the new arena being built in Brooklyn f...

Brooke Astor's Doctors: Two Dozen Pills A Day

nydailynews.com | Melissa Grace and Corky Siemaszko | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 2003 list compiled by family doctors revealed that socialite Brooke Astor took two dozen pills every day, and that was before she broke her hip....

New Wall Street Hotel To Use Solar Technology

The New York Observer | Dana Rubinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The plans for a new hotel on Wall Street include the use of a more versatile kind of solar technology that is said to be unprecedented for New York Ci...

Thousands Throng Michael Jackson Tribute At Harlem's Apollo Theater (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

(AP) Thousands of Michael Jackson fans converged on Harlem's famed Apollo Theater on Tuesday for a public tribute to the performer, clutching photogra...

$37.5 Million Apartment Sale Biggest All Year

The New York Observer | Max Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With the real estate market down during the recession, investor Gerhard Andlinger sold his penthouse apartment for $37.5 million, despite it being wor...

New Yorkers Hit The Streets

New York Post | SALLY GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"Summer Streets", New York City's largest block party, is coming back to Manhattan for three consecutive Saturdays in August. Mayor Bloomberg will cle...

Religion in the Public Schools: A Story about Civics in the Bronx and Queens

Matthew Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matthew Weiner

What happens when 50 students at a predominantly Latino public high school in the South Bronx take a field trip to visit Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims in Queens? As it turns out, the result is a mixture of controlled chaos, curiosity, and civic engagement.

New York Stadiums Duke It Out

nytimes.com | CHARLES V. BAGLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Television broadcasts have embarrassed the owners of new ballparks in New York, showing large areas of empty seats. Those who study sports facilities ...

Toxic Fumes Kill 3 At Queens Sewage Plant

nydailynews.com | By Jonathan Lemire and Bill Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three workers died Monday after apparently being overcome by toxins while in an 18-foot-deep sewage hole at a Queens plant, officials said....

Landlords Refuse To Rent To Ruth Madoff

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ruth Madoff, wife of Wall Street scam artist Bernard Madoff, is having trouble finding a new home after being forced to give her $7.5 million 64th str...

NY Catholic Schools Outperform Puclic Schools

New York Post | YOAV GONEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Despite the drop in enrollment at New York's catholic schools, their test scores outperform those of public schools in both reading and math....

All About Party Food

Thu Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thu Tran

Food Party was an attempt to hybrid a couple projects that I had already done while in art school--a body of work comprised of building very colorful food-based fantasy installation sculpture, and very bootleg cooking videos I would make with my roommate in our apartment.

Subway Fare Jacked Up

nydailynews.com | By Irving Dejohn and Stephanie Gaskell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The price to ride the subway in New York City has been raised again, now from $2 to $2.25. New Yorkers feel they are being taken advantage of in this ...