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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...

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...

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...

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...

9/11 Trial: White House Orders Justice Department To Look For Other Places For 9/11 Trial

New York Daily News | By Kenneth R. Bazinet and Samuel Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

White House officials have told the Justice Department to consider other venues for the 9/11 terror trial that was to be held in lower Manhattan, the ...

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...

Charles Anthony, The Met Opera's 57-Year Long Tenor, To Retire

nytimes.com | JAMES BARRON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Now, at 80, Mr. Anthony has become a Methuselah of the Met. It is tempting to say that he has appeared too many times to count, but the Met counts thi...

Janklows' Greenwich Village Townhouse Sells For $15.35 Million

The New York Observer | Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to city records filed Monday morning, Lucas Janklow and soon-to-be ex-wife, Julie, shed their Greenwich Village townhouse for $15.35 million...

Police Surveillance of Parents Protesting Bloomberg's Privatization of Public Schools

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

On Thursday, hundreds protested across the street from where Mayor Bloomberg lives against his proposals to force mass closings of public schools. Members of the NYPD were taking pictures.

Mario Introna, Chiropractor, Accused Of Sexually Harassing Female Employees

silive.com | Advance File Photo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An Eltingville chiropractor sexually harassed a woman after she began working for him, then gave her sister the same treatment when he hired her two y...

Punk Rock Murder Trial Begins

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Natavia Lowery had a troubling history when she went to work for a celebrity real estate broker with punk-rock roots, prosecutors say...

Building Safety: Many Manhattan Schools Violate Code

nytimes.com | RAY RIVERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than one third of Manhattan's public school buildings have hazardous code violations, threatening the safety of children and teachers, according ...

Mahmoud Reza Banki, Accused Of Violating The Iran Embargo, Denied Bail

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A management consultant charged with violating the Iran Trade Embargo was denied bail Thursday despite his claims that he would not b...

Coyote Captured In Harlem

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Police say frightened New Yorkers reported a coyote sighting in Harlem around 9:30 a.m., and an emergency service unit was dispatched to find the anim...

Haydn Opera "Il Mondo Della Luna" Presented At Hayden Planetarium

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Opera impresarios looking for authentic settings have sometimes gone to the ends of the Earth, presenting Verdi's "Aida" at the base ...

Meat Lovers Get Adventurous With Offal In New York Restaurants

The New York Observer | Meredith Bryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the past few years, offal has progressed from a rare delicacy at risk-taking restaurants like Babbo, Prune and Michael White's now-defunct Fiamma t...

NYC Real Estate Industry Says Market Is Fine

curbed.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Real Estate Board of New York reports that the number of sales citywide in the fourth quarter jumped to 11,691, up 20% from the previous quarter. ...

Tavern On The Green Auction Concludes

The New York Observer | Molly Fischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the final tally, it appears that the 25,000 items sold at the Tavern on the Green auction brought in more than $3.5 million....

Robert Morgenthau, Former Manhattan District Attorney, Joins Law Firm

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — "Law & Order," meet "The Practice." Three weeks after stepping down from his 35-year job as Manhattan's district attorney – wh...