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Stuyvesant Town And Peter Cooper Village Foreclosure Draws Near

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

The lenders at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are expected to begin an uncontested foreclosure action on Tuesday against the owner of Manhat...

Socialite Pleads Not Guilty In Son's Murder

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A mother accused of murdering her 8-year-old son before trying to take her own life at a Manhattan luxury hotel has pleaded not guilt...

Times Square Ice Heart Sculpture Went Up In Time For Valentine's Day

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: NYC The Blog reports that, in a heartwarming display, a man proposed to his girlfriend in front of the ice heart Saturday night. Presenting a...

Portrait Of The Banker

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

He is the most extraordinarily typical banker on Wall Street, and he's on the minds of preachers, schoolchildren, shoe salesmen, prosecutors, matchmak...

Broadway Will Remain Closed To Traffic

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City will keep Broadway permanently closed to traffic in Times Square and Herald Square. The pedestrian plazas were created...

U.N. Headquarters Construction Spurs Move To "Inhumane" Cubicles

The New York Observer | Reid Pillifant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While the iconic United Nations building undergoes a $1.9 billion dollar renovation, some of its most important offices - including that of Secretary-...

Seven-Story Aquarium Planned For Times Square

wsj.com | ANTON TROIANOVSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As if the area didn't already attract a sea of tourists, a Toronto-based developer wants to turn a Times Square building into an $100 million aquarium...

Treasures on the East 25th Street Courthouse

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

The marble courthouse on 25th and Madison, home to the Appellate Division of the NY State Supreme Court, is a charmingly compact building only three stories high, completely dwarfed by skyscrapers.

Eric Holder Responds To Cheney, Giuliani, And Defends 9/11 Civilian Trials

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a few weeks before his plans for a trial at Foley Square fell apart, Holder flew to Boston, to preside over the installation of a new...

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.

Money Laundering Ring In Little Italy Has $1.1 Million Seized

nydailynews.com | By John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Investigators have seized $1.1 million in cash from a Little Italy flat - profits from a huge marijuana money-laundering ring with possible ties to or...

Riverton Houses, Historic Middle-Class Housing Complex In Harlem, To Be Sold

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A judge has ordered the foreclosure sale of the historic Riverton Houses, a middle-class Harlem apartment complex that plummeted in v...

Sheraton Manhattan In Times Square To Get Redesign From Starwood

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said Thursday that its redevelopment plan for the Sheraton Manhattan in Time Squar...

New York Public Libraries Cutting Hours Due To Budget Woes

nytimes.com | BAO ONG | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

On Wednesday, the New York Public Library announced it would reduce hours at two-thirds of its 87 locations in Manhattan and the Bronx and on Staten I...

Met Cut 14% Of Staff, Lost $600 Million In Investments In Last Year

bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art shed 14 percent of its staff in the year ending in June amid a record operating deficit. At least 250 employe...

Grand Central Station: Rebranding An Icon

monocle.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former Young & Rubicam advertising executive Tracy Lanza has just joined the management team at New York's Grand Central Station. Her job: to rebrand ...

Manhattan Home Auction Sells Homes At 85 Percent Discount

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

Approximately 10 Manhattan townhomes and apartments were sold at discounts ranging up to 85% of the original asking prices, according to Malcolm Carte...

West Side Rail Yards Development: MTA Says Goldman Sachs Out Of Deal, But Project Will Still Proceed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says Goldman Sachs will no longer be a minority partner in a deal to redevelop the rail yar...

Thomas Dold, German Athlete, Wins Empire State Building Run-Up Competition

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It took Thomas Dold 10 minutes and 16 seconds Tuesday to earn his record-tying fifth consecutive win in the Empire State Building Run...

Japan's PIKADON Project & Hiroshima Yes! Campaign in New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Manhattan said "Yes!" to a non-nuclear world last week as famed Japanese artist Seitaro Kuroda (video) and the Hiroshima Yes! Campaign kicked off "The...

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney on Abhorrent Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

On Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, and Wester...

9/11 Trial WILL NOT Be In New York City, Official Says

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and BENJAMIN WEISER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New Y...

Tavern On The Green Final Sale

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The last remaining items from New York City's famed Tavern on the Green restaurant are being sold off. Guernsey's auction house says...

Jeff Daniels To Return To "God Of Carnage"

nytimes.com | PATRICK HEALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The producers of "God of Carnage" showed a playful touch this afternoon, announcing that Jeff Daniels -- who appeared in the original cast last year -...

Jasmina Anema, Cancer Victim Who Met Obama, Dies

Huffington Post | Priyanka Boghani and David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jasmina Anema, the 6-year-old leukemia-sufferer who met with President Obama, passed away Wednesday night. She was admitted to the hospital with pneu...