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Anna Quindlen exposes NY social strata in 'Alternate Side'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:21:54 GMT

Anna Quindlen has written a book that only a New Yorker - or at least someone who has lived there for a stint - could love.

NY: Group Makes Final Push for $12 NYC Congestion Charge

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:21:53 GMT

March 22--ALBANY -- With chances of a congestion pricing plan being part of the state budget fading, a coalition of 83 groups is making a last-ditch effort to revive the issue. In order to reduce traffic and raise needed cash for the battered mass transit system, the FixNYCTransit coalition in a letter to state leaders is calling for adoption of Gov. Cuomo's Fix NYC panel's recommendation to charge regular motorists up to $11.82 to drive in a designated Manhattan central business zone.

Congress unveils $1.3 trillion spending package, includes background check bill

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:58:15 GMT

Congress unveiled a massive bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending package Wednesday evening that will keep the government funded until the end of September and has President Donald Trump's support. Lawmakers have agreed on funding levels for every corner of the government with $700 billion budgeted for defense and $591 billion slated for non-defense spending, but the legislation also includes policy riders like a bill that incentivizes state and federal authorities to report more data to the country's gun background check system called "Fix NICS."

Swindon Fringe Festival is heading for The Brunel Shopping Centre

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:40:50 GMT

A BUSY line-up of events throughout the school holidays featuring international performers and workshops as part of Swindon Fringe Festival has been announced at the Brunel Shopping Centre. Starting with Easter weekend, on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, the Easter Bunny will be hopping into the shopping centre to greet children and give out free Easter treats between 11am and 3pm on the upper level of The Brunel Plaza, between Marks & Spencer and Boots.

A Ban on 'Walking While Smoking' Proposed by New York Lawmaker

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:57:03 GMT

Councilman Peter Koo of Queens said if people are going to smoke in public, they should stand in one place to avoid getting smoke in other people's faces or else be subject to a $50 fine. "In a perfect world, every smoker would have the self-awareness to realize that smoking and walking down a crowded sidewalk subjects everyone behind you to breathing in the fumes," Koo said, according to Pix 11-TV.

Early Music New York Announces Monteverdi Echoes

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:57:02 GMT

Its winter holiday program, "Burgundian Christmas," was devoted to Renaissance composers from the Low Countries , who exerted a strong influence on their counterparts in the south. For its spring celebration, "Monteverdi Echoes," EM/NY will start in the south, with Italian composers of the early baroque period whose works crossed over the Alps to Austria, Germany and other outposts of the Habsburg empire.

Simpson Thacher Snags 2 Latham Partners

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:35:00 GMT

Simpson Thacher's office in Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 2015. Earlier this month, Simpson Thacher added Latham's Eli Hunt as a partner for its M&A, energy and infrastructure practices in New York.

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New York

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:46 GMT

Nixon announced on Twitter today that she will seek the Democratic nomination in this fall's gubernatorial race, challenging incumbent Mario Cuomo in the primary. She posted a powerful video detailing her history as a resident of New York as well as a the current failures in local government like healthcare, mass incarceration and the broken subway system she plans to correct.

Crisis experts say Facebook has mishandled the data scandal

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:31:29 GMT

The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica was... . FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo Facebook Elections signs stand in the media area in Cleveland before the first Republican presidential debate.

A.G. Schneiderman Reminds New Yorkers Of Consumer Alert Regarding...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:31:28 GMT

March 21, 2018 - With severe winter weather continuing to affect New York State, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued another consumer alert encouraging New Yorkers to contact his office if they experience any potential price gouging for winter weather-related services. New Yorkers can contact the Attorney General's hotline at 518-776-2000 or file a complaint online .

Jim Kierstead and Katy Lipson Partner to Develop New Musicals in New York and London

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:01:22 GMT

New York City based Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre and film producer, Jim Kierstead of Kierstead Productions , has announced a new partnership with London's Award-winning producer, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment , who are joining forces to develop and present new and groundbreaking productions on both sides of the Atlantic in Off-Broadway/Off-West End-sized venues. Their first co-production will be the new Bill Russell and Janet Hood musical, Unexpected Joy, that will receive its Off-Broadway premiere at The York Theatre Company from April 24 - May 20, 2018 before a run at London's Southwark Playhouse from September 6 - 29, 2018.

Trump loses bid to kill lawsuit by woman who says he sexually assaulted her

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:37:13 GMT

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that an Orange County woman who accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007 can move forward with her defamation suit against him. Justice Jennifer G. Schecter of New York state court in Manhattan rejected a request by Trump's lawyers that she dismiss the suit filed last year by Summer Zervos, who was a contestant on his reality television show "The Apprentice."

In a one-two legal punch, Trump faces new jeopardy from sex scandals

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:37:12 GMT

President Trump faced new legal and political jeopardy Tuesday as a former Playboy Playmate and alleged paramour sued to break a confidentiality agreement and a judge rejected his move to quash a lawsuit stemming from a charge of sexual assault. The developments, coming on opposite coasts, promised many more months - if not years - of legal skirmishing, keeping Trump's personal conduct at the fore of this election season and complicating GOP efforts to protect their congressional majorities in November.

Mora easter? Northeast hit with its fourth storm in 3 weeks

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:37:11 GMT

Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor'easter in three weeks rolled in with the potential for a foot or more of snow Wednesday. The first full day of the season included scenes of snow falling on blooming daffodils in suburban Philadelphia , New Yorkers twisting to fix blown-out umbrellas, tractor-trailers stuck on snowy highways and kids making their first snowman of spring.

Triangle Fire of 1911 Still Echoes in NYC and Beyond

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:32:17 GMT

Sunday will mark the 107th anniversary of one of the most devastating industrial accidents in New York City. At 4:30 pm on March 25, 1911, a fire engulfed the Asch Building, currently known as the Brown Building at 2329 Washington Place in the Greenwich Village.

Comedy Central's Klepper gathers with gun activists

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:35:59 GMT

In this July 25, 2017 file photo, Jordan Klepper, host of the new Comedy Central talk show "The Opposition with Jordan Klepper," answers a question during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

N.Y. buildings to fly flags half-staff for fallen service members

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 02:45:18 GMT

Flags at state office buildings across New York are being flown at half-staff to honor the four New Yorkers who were among the seven U.S. service members killed when their helicopter crashed in Iraq. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered that flags be lowered Monday, four days after a helicopter being used by the Air Force for combat search and rescue crashed in Anbar province in western Iraq.