| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Can’t wait to respond to the latest text from your BFF?
NBD -- no big deal.
At least if you're driving through New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced measures aimed at drivers haunted by the sound of unanswered cellphone rings and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Both the storm caused by Mother Nature and the manmade electoral storm have passed, but we're still getting reports of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, up to 40,000 New Yorkers may be in need of new housing. Gas lines...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:31 PM
New York state isn't only providing generous tax breaks to film and TV productions. Now it's offering low-interest loans to small-town cinemas. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that $400,000 in funding is being made available to help community theaters in...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Some have called it a pragmatic approach. Others, namely the news satirists at The Onion, have mocked it. Whether visionary or absurd, the state of New York is adopting a sort of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" attitude......
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Elton John held his annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit gala for the Elton John AIDS Foundation October 15 at Cipriani Wall Street. Attendees included Governor Andrew Cuomo, Billy Joel, Alec Baldwin and Hillary Clinton, who received the foundation's first...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The news from Albany this past week was unsettling, to say the least.
New York State's rascally environmentalists previously managed to get a moratorium on the hydraulic fracturing gas drilling process (usually called fracking) until an environmental...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Johnny Depp revealed newly blond hair and an almost Gatsby-era 'do at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival Awards, where he presented the BFI Fellowship honor to Christopher Lee on Saturday. [Los Angeles Times]
Britain's Prince George is to be christened...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:11 PM
NEW YORK — Passengers were dozing early Sunday as Metro-North's No. 8808 train headed into a sharp curve on tracks overlooking the roiling waters where the Harlem and Hudson rivers meet.
Just after 7:20 a.m., the screeching sound of metal on metal...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Investigators probing the derailment of a New York passenger train hoped to interview the engineer Monday or Tuesday as they tried to determine if speed, equipment failure or another factor caused seven cars to hurtle off the tracks, killing four...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:33 AM
After the coffee. Before the holiday parties start.
The Skinny: Caught up with "The Walking Dead" last night. Pretty intense stuff. Now I need to catch Sunday's "Homeland" although that show jumped the shark for me awhile ago. Tuesday's headlines...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
JPMorgan Chase, one of our nation's ethically-challenged financial institutions, is facing another big fine. That means that once again you'll be hearing the right wing's go-to defense of the bank: President Obama's out to get JPMorgan Chairman Jamie...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Is Uncle Benjamin still alive? Are Marian and Adam back together? Has Richard gone over to the dark side and become a Republican? And is everyone agreed that this country has gone to hell in the past 50 years? These are matters of grave concern in the...