| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Eight months ago I exchanged my posh Lincoln Center zip code (10023) and 212 area code for Baltimore's 21209 and 410. This is my new/old city — I was raised here but spent my working life in New York.
When I was laid off from a legal...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Mera Rubell — a 70-year-old formerly penniless Jewish Russian refugee turned Head Start teacher turned hotel mogul turned art collector extraordinaire — is the kind of person who just naturally acquires an entourage.
For example, a recent...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:00 AM
A gleaming new apartment building with restaurants and bars on the ground floor has replaced an old pizza place and tire shop. A new Whole Foods will sprout up just down the road. A four-star hotel and bike lanes are planned.
The changes are part of a...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection.
Landau's capture at the Baltimore institution sparked a multistate investigation that ended in his conviction for stealing 10,000...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:57 PM
A New York City police officer was charged Thursday with conspiring to kidnap, torture, cook and eat women whose names he listed in his computer.
In a criminal complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court, Gilberto Valle III, 28, of Forest Hills,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Last year, Baltimore's "Ace Of Cakes" star Duff Goldman added more layers to his rising confectionary empire, founding Charm City Cakes West and Duff's Cake Mix in Los Angeles.
Strategically centered near the world's most prominent movie and...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:08 AM
New York City is the most fashionable place to be seen this week when Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week rolls into Lincoln Center. One of the biggest draws of the event is the opportunity to rub shoulders with the fashion elite: models, photographers, designers,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:25 AM
When the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show arrives in New York City next week, even the small breeds will be living large.
That's because pet travel is booming across the United States, with more travelers than ever taking along their four-...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:37 PM
As autumn turns the Manhattan air crisp and cool, Broadway is gearing up for another season. In the 2012-2013 lineup are new plays, star-driven revivals, lavish musicals and shows inspired by movies, books, TV shows and one very well-known comic strip....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:16 AM
"The only thing worse than not getting what you want is someone else getting it," Roger said in season five.
In "To Have And To Hold," Don not only loses what he wants to someone else, but he also watches the defeat unfold right in front of him....
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:46 AM
Amy Watts is off for a birthday dinner tonight, at a joint too classy to have a TV above the bar (two Manhattans and she gets all CAPSLOCK!, three and she loves spats).
Reality sets in! Week two begins.
Grand entrance: No eliminations last week, so...