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  • NYC Parks Department Opens Public Pools

    NYC Parks Department Opens Public Pools
    School Children have many reasons to celebrate today. As many schools closed for summer vacation this week, 54 New York City public pools opened Tuesday. At the Olympic sized Astoria Park Pool area kids made a big splash to celebrate. Hundreds of...
  • New Yorkers Rally Against MTA Budget Cuts

    New Yorkers Rally Against MTA Budget Cuts
    Two rallies were held Tuesday morning to protest public transit cutbacks proposed by the Metropolitan Transportation. In Manhattan, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn lead a protest on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 65th Street in Manhattan at...
  • Bloomberg To Deliver 9th 'State Of City' Address

    Bloomberg To Deliver 9th 'State Of City' Address
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing for his ninth "state of the city" speech. Bloomberg is set to speak in Astoria, Queens, on Wednesday afternoon. Each year he holds the event in a different borough. The mayor was elected last year to a third...
  • Sanitation Worker Struck, Killed By Tractor Trailer In Queens

    Sanitation Worker Struck, Killed By Tractor Trailer In Queens
    A sanitation worker was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Queens Tuesday morning, Department of Sanitation officials said. Frank Justich, 41, of Flushing was pinned between his garbage truck and the tractor trailer just before 8 a.m. at 35th St...
  • Public Hearings, Protests Continue Against MTA Cutbacks

    Public Hearings, Protests Continue Against MTA Cutbacks
    Public hearings are underway throughout New York City and surrounding counties on the MTA's proposed cuts to close a $750 million budget gap. Among the MTA's proposals to save money are reducing service, eliminating the student MetroCard program and...
  • How Should the Astoria Blackout Funds Be Spent?

    How Should the Astoria Blackout Funds Be Spent?
    The blackout of July 2006 will never be forgotten in Astoria. People suffered for 9 long days in sweltering heat. Following the blackout, a local group called "Western Queens Power for the People" sued Con Edison and won a $63 million settlement for...
  • Hampton explores the waterfront that shaped the town for 400 years

    Hampton explores the waterfront that shaped the town for 400 years
    In a town with a story that reaches back 400 years, it can be hard to single out any one spot as the most important. But when it comes to picking a place that has figured prominently in the history of Hampton time and time again, you can't do better than...
  • Naomi Campbell Not Expected To Be Charged In Alleged Assault

    Naomi Campbell Not Expected To Be Charged In Alleged Assault
    It appears Naomi Campbell won't be adding another offense to her already lengthy rap sheet. The driver who says he was attacked by the supermodel during a Tuesday afternoon drive in Midtown, has decided not to press charges against Campbell. According...
  • Naomi Campbell Wanted for Questioning For Alleged Attack on Chauffeur

    Naomi Campbell Wanted for Questioning For Alleged Attack on Chauffeur
    NEW YORK - A man hired to drive Naomi Campbell told police the supermodel assaulted him from the back seat of a luxury SUV on Tuesday before hopping out and running away. Police were looking to speak with Campbell, who is known for her feisty temper, and...
  • Naomi Campbell's Driver Regrets Involving NYPD

    Naomi Campbell's Driver Regrets Involving NYPD
    The driver who accused supermodel Naomi Campbell of assaulting him from the backseat of an SUV says he regrets his decision to get police involved. Miodrag Mejidna, 27, said through his lawyer Thursday afternoon, the incident was "blown out of...
  • 10 things you might not know about eggs

    10 things you might not know about eggs
    As if the Obama administration didn't have enough trouble, First Lady Michelle Obama was criticized over the ticket sign-up system for the White House's Easter Egg Roll. In these scrambled times, let's examine some incredible but true egg facts: 1....
  • One hotel room, to go

    Call it prefab luxury decorating: If you like what you see in a cushy hotel suite, take the whole thing home. You can buy the tables, chairs, towels, martini glasses, even the bed. About the only thing you can't take with you is the maid. As the idea of...