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  • Couple Celebrates Diamond Anniversary At Waldorf-Astoria

    Couple Celebrates Diamond Anniversary At Waldorf-Astoria
    What? A swanky suite at the Waldorf-Astoria for less than $20? No Way! To say Izzy and Joan Schwartz are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in style, may be a tad of an understatement. The long-time marrieds from Connecticut are high-rolling-it...
  • Separate Subway Accidents Kills 1, Seriously Injures Another, Says Officials

    Separate Subway Accidents Kills 1, Seriously Injures Another, Says Officials
    Separate subway accidents Sunday took the life of one man, and has left another in serious condition. The first happened around 5:15 a.m. in the Broadway-31st Street station in Astoria, Queens. According to authorities, a 24-year-old man, who was drunk...
  • Newborn With Umbilical Cord Still Attached Found Outside Queens Home

    Newborn With Umbilical Cord Still Attached Found Outside Queens Home
    Police are searching for the mother who stuffed her newborn inside a shoebox and abandoned her outside a Queens home Friday morning. According to authorities, the baby girl was discovered wrapped in a purple towel some time after 7 a.m. outside a...
  • A literary stamp to these three houses

    A literary stamp to these three houses
    In 1937, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay came close to refusing an honorary degree from New York University when she learned she had been excluded from a reception for male recipients of the doctorate at the Waldorf-Astoria and instead was to have a quiet...
  • Parents Question Why School Gave Kids MetroCards Instead Of Bus Service

    Parents Question Why School Gave Kids MetroCards Instead Of Bus Service
    It's been a frustrating start to the school year for many parents whose children attend Public School 17 in Astoria, Queens. Parents said buses have not been showing up to take their kids to and from school, and that administrators offered kids...
  • Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Burbank

    Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Burbank
    A little piece of Tinseltown is coming to Burbank this weekend as a new restaurant called the Hollywood Pasta Company opens on Burbank Boulevard with Chef Kurt Ehrlich, former chef at Tavern on the Green in New York City, at the helm. Ehrlich said he's...
  • 'Portlandia,' 'Homeland,' 'Game of Thrones' among Peabody winners

    'Portlandia,' 'Homeland,' 'Game of Thrones' among Peabody winners
    "Portlandia,""Homeland,""Game of Thrones,""Parks and Recreation,""Treme"and "The Colbert Report"are among the TV winners of the 71st annual Peabody Awards announced Wednesday. The Peabody board picked 38 winners, including several PBS specials and the...
  • Latest Subway Perv Exposes Himself On R Train [PHOTO]

    Latest Subway Perv Exposes Himself On R Train [PHOTO]
    The newest weapon against perverts appears to be exposure...catching their images on cellphones. That's just what a 20 year old woman did aboard a Manhattan-bound R train when a man sitting across from her suddenly exposed himself. It happened just before...
  • Patrick McGoohan dies at 80; TV's 'Secret Agent' and 'Prisoner'

    Patrick McGoohan dies at 80; TV's 'Secret Agent' and 'Prisoner'
    Patrick McGoohan, a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor who starred as a British spy in the 1960s TV series "Secret Agent" and gained cult status later in the decade as the star of the enigmatic series "The Prisoner," has died. He was 80. McGoohan, whose...
  • New York offers a wealth of fun for budget travelers

    New York On Park Avenue, begonias are blooming in hues matching the blur of passing taxicabs. At Bryant Park, the white tents of Fashion Week have been tucked away, and grass now shines on the lawn. And throughout the city, hotels and restaurants are...
  • New York's film, TV incentives could tax L.A.'s economy

    New York's film, TV incentives could tax L.A.'s economy
    IS THIS city poised to take a bite out of Hollywood's bread and butter? A dramatically expanded state tax credit for film and television productions has made New York a more appealing shooting locale than ever, bringing a wave of projects into the city...
  • 'Okie Noodling II' out on DVD July 12; watch your fingers

     
    I must admit, this job has been educational. Take "noodling." I had no idea what it was until I was asked to review "Okie Noodling II," which will be out on DVD July 12 and be shown on MavTV later......