| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Ivy Pochoda swings open the door to her spacious downtown L.A. loft, which is nestled in the warehouse-thick arts district, and squeals with delight at the heavy cardboard box resting on her doorstep.
"My books, they've arrived!" she says. "There's...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Conflict has long been the soul of drama, but contemporary playwrights such as Tracy Letts and Neil LaBute (following in the footsteps of Edward Albee and David Mamet) have taken this one step further — they've made hostility the brains......
| Nov 25, 2010
| 2:52 AM
Hate the crowded malls during the holiday season? Well If traditional Black Friday shopping is not your thing, pop shopping might be. It's easy if you know where to find the stores that are "popping" up all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. Savvy holiday...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 12:06 PM
A Brooklyn school will implement the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance after a student's parents complained to school officials that their 8-year-old daughter had no idea what the patriotic oath was.
The school in question, PS 29 in the Cobble...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 7:20 PM
BROOKLYN, NY (WPIX) -- The Pledge of Allegiance is making a comeback at P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill.
Many years have gone by at the Brooklyn elementary school without students pledging to the flag, even though state and city rules require it. It took the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Seven highly rated schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan are no longer on the chopping block.
In a reversal on Monday, the Department of Education removed seven schools from its list of 33 that were set to close at the end of the year.
The schools in...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 12:49 PM
"Travels: Collected Writings 1950-1993"
This luminous collection of travel writings by Paul Bowles contains 40 pieces arranged in chronological order, from the late writer's first travels as a teenage student to an unpublished journal entry from 1986....
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:12 PM
A 61-year-old man was killed following an apparent lightning strike in Coble Hill, authorities said.
It happened Thursday around 8:00 p.m. in front of the tower of Christ Church on Clinton Street.
According to the fire department, the tower was struck...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 5:46 PM
A 5-year-old child remains in critical condition after being struck by a Ford Escape Taxi traveling Northbound on Hicks Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
The child was carried to nearby Long Island College Hospital by bystanders.
The driver remained at...
| Apr 24, 2009
As Long Island has evolved from farmlands and horse carriages to housing developments and congested highways, one piece of infrastructure has stood the test of time - a straight line of train tracks cutting through the middle of the Island.
It is the...
| Sep 14, 2008
Other Press: 272 pp., $24.95
THE publication of new fictions -- the first in more than 20 years -- by one of our most reliable men of letters is an occasion worth marking and measuring. Phillip Lopate is best...
| Jun 23, 2009
Hundreds of New York City public school teachers accused of offenses ranging from insubordination to sexual misconduct are being paid their full salaries to sit around all day playing Scrabble, surfing the Internet or just staring at the wall, if that's...