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  • MTA to Begin Shutdown of Mass Transit at 7 p.m. as Mandatory Evacuations Ordered for Low-Lying Areas

    MTA to Begin Shutdown of Mass Transit at 7 p.m. as Mandatory Evacuations Ordered for Low-Lying Areas
    With potentially historic Hurricane Sandy barreling toward the tri-state area, the MTA will begin to shut down the region's mass-transportation system at 7 p.m. Sunday and city officials have enacted mandatory evacuation for the more than a quarter-of-a-...
  • News of the Weird: Going 'Horseless'

    News of the Weird: Going 'Horseless'
    Horse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in “horseless” show jumping, in which horse courses are run by “riders” on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle...
  • Multiple Reports Of Looting; 15 Arrested In Far Rockaway

    Multiple Reports Of Looting; 15 Arrested In Far Rockaway
    Fifteen people have been arrested after looting broke out in Coney Island and along the Far Rockaway peninsula, the Associated Press reported. Suspects broke windows and damaged metal gates while breaking into several clothing stores, a Radio Shack and a...
  • HELP IF YOU NEED IT: Food and Water Distribution Locations Across City

    HELP IF YOU NEED IT: Food and Water Distribution Locations Across City
    The Salvation Army announced Thursday night that they would deliver food to victims of Hurricane Sandy at 14 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. until they are no longer necessary. The distribution centers...
  • How to Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

    How to Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy
    Many of those lucky enough to emerge from Sandy's devastation unscathed are wondering how they can help those struggling to recover. Here are some important links and information: Friday Nov. 9th: The Hackensack NJ Police PBA will be running a one day...
  • Coming Storm Could Seriously Set Back Recovery From Sandy

    Coming Storm Could Seriously Set Back Recovery From Sandy
    The areas hit hardest by Sandy in New York City work intensely now to clean up, but their greatest concern is that the Nor'easter forecast to hit our area this Wednesday will significantly set back their efforts to recover, and could make their bad...
  • DVD review: All by its 'Lonesome'

    DVD review: All by its 'Lonesome'
    Paul Fejos was a technically daring filmmaker, who made four American films before fleeing Hollywood to go back to his native Hungary. “The Last Moment,” his 1927 Hollywood calling card, is lost. In 1928, he went on to make “Lonesome&...
  • Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...
  • Review: Mater's Junkyard Jamboree whips riders into a wild frenzy

    Review: Mater's Junkyard Jamboree whips riders into a wild frenzy
    Mater's Junkyard Jamboree combines an old-fashioned whip ride with a spinning teacup platform to deliver a truckload of thrills much wilder than you might expect from its mild appearance. The C-Ticket family ride is one of three new attractions opening...
  • Skee-ball is the name of game in Brooklyn

    Skee-ball is the name of game in Brooklyn
    The odd coupling of tradition and trendiness that characterizes Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood is perhaps nowhere more evident than at Full Circle Bar, a watering hole on a quiet block that dead-ends at an expressway. Here, young urbanites, who...
  • Sayles stays rooted in change

    Sayles stays rooted in change
    Late on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...
  • The remnants of Riverview

    The remnants of Riverview
    When Russ Hencinski looks out of his classroom window at Lane Tech High School, the science and astronomy teacher sees a strip mall with a Jewel-Osco grocery store and other smaller shops. But in his mind's eye, Hencinski can conjure up an image of the...