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Working relationship: De Blasio, 1897 mayor are cousins

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:52:12 GMT

In this Aug. 8, 2015 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference in New York. According to genealogy company MyHeritage, de Blasio shares an ancestor with one of his predecessors, Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck, who was elected to the office in 1897.




Working relationship: De Blasio, 1897 mayor are cousins

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:52:11 GMT

In this 1899 photo provided by the New York Public Library Digital Collections, New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck is shown. Van Wyck, who was elected to office in 1897, shares an ancestor with the current New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio.




Former U.S. military interpreter in Afghanistan now in Houston

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:13:28 GMT

Mohammed Younus Yousafzoy last month walked off Lufthansa Flight 440, bleary-eyed and dizzy from the two-day trip from Kabul. The Houston Chronicle reports then the 24-year-old Afghan spotted his old boss, Mike Hudson, waiting for him, and smiled with surprise and happiness.




MONSTER saltwater crocodile stalks shore near beachgoers

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:53:55 GMT

Twitter turns on 'bully' Chelsea Handler for mocking Sarah Huckabee Sanders' weight and appearance in 'cruel' video which says the Press Secretary looks like a man and has a 'big, fat' face Trump demands Washington Post FIRE reporter who admitted tweeting 'misleading' photos which showed an empty arena at the President's Florida rally when it was actually packed Santas brave the snow! Thousands take to the streets of New York despite Winter Storm Benji - after 2,000-mile-long blanket leaves 250,000 without power in the South Shocking video shows dad-of-five, 42, kicking, punching and dragging a police officer by his foot before being fatally shot by another cop - but his family insist he didn't deserve to die Trump 'drinks TWELVE cans of Diet Coke daily, watches up to eight hours of news and tunes in to Morning Joe to get himself 'riled up'', insiders reveal Trump ignores protesters and ... (more)




Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 03:32:39 GMT

Heisman Trophy finalists, from left, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Stanford running back Bryce Love and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield look at the trophy during a media event Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, before the final selection in New York. less Heisman Trophy finalists, from left, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Stanford running back Bryce Love and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield look at the trophy during a media event Saturday, Dec. 9, ... more NEW YORK - Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.




48 hours in New York: Hip-hop, high lines & soul food

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 23:05:09 GMT

Ah New York! The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park - every first-timer to the "city that never sleeps" has a long list of attractions to tick off. In a city that hosted 60.5 million visitors last year, it's easy to follow the crowds and default to visiting the tried-and-true attractions.




Could a law to bring down the mob be used in Weinstein case?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:56:14 GMT

Could it be used to prosecute Harvey Weinstein? Lawyers for six actresses who say they were sexually assaulted by the movie producer filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New York arguing that Weinstein was, essentially, a racketeer who used a legion of assistants, casting agents, security firms, gossip writers and others to supply himself with a steady stream of unwilling sexual partners and silence their complaints. Their anti-racketeering suit was filed in a civil court, but it prompted discussions about whether prosecutors could make a similar criminal case.




State Police And DMV Urge New Yorkers To Plan For Safe Shopping, Driving This Holiday Season

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:41:22 GMT

December 8, 2017 - The New York State Police and Department of Motor Vehicles are encouraging New Yorkers to make safety a priority this holiday season. From taking precautions to keep themselves and their purchases secure while shopping to removing snow and safely securing a tree or large purchase before driving, staying safe only takes a few extra minutes of your time.




Letter: Fixing the Housing Authority in New York

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:20:43 GMT

The de Blasio administration inherited a Housing Authority whose budget and resources had long been decimated by Congress, and which had an entrenched bureaucracy, ill suited for innovation and change. In only a few years Shola Olatoye, the chairwoman of the New York City Housing Authority, has done remarkable work strategically deploying its limited resources, finding new revenue sources, and working to tackle its operational shortcomings.




Central New Yorker's Top 10 Favorite Christmas Songs

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:18:39 GMT

Whether it's 'Silver Bells' or 'Christmas in the Mohawk Valley,' we all have our favorite hits since a few days before Thanksgiving, and it's obvious that not all our Christmas songs are equal. During , there are certain songs that are requested on an almost-daily basis.




New York governor's office dismisses FBI probe as 'charade'

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:11:38 GMT

The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended its hiring practices Friday amid scrutiny by the FBI, dismissing an investigation into a common practice in which senior staffers to the governor are paid by another state agency. The administration received a subpoena for documents months ago and is cooperating, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said.




At Yayoi Kusama show, a long wait to experience infinity

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:27:56 GMT

At Yayoi Kusama's new exhibition in New York, crowds are snaking around the block and sometimes waiting for five or six hours, further testament to the 88-year-old Japanese artist's enormous popularity. On a recent Saturday, the line to see Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's new Infinity Mirror Rooms stretched all the way around a Manhattan city block, the end of the line even meeting up with the beginning at the entrance to David Zwirner Gallery, and the wait as long as six hours.




Bought a $450M painting? In New York, don't worry about the tax

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:50:49 GMT

New York collects sales tax on even the smallest items, but it probably won't collect a cent on a nearly half-billion dollar painting by Leonardo da Vinci.




New York City not likely to tax $450 million art sale

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:06:46 GMT

In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. The rare painting of Christ, which that sold for a record $450 million, is heading to a museum in Abu Dhabi.




Norma Bartol: A great year for the Greenwich Land Trust

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:32:53 GMT

The Greenwich Land Trust annual meeting and reception to celebrate an exceptional year of land conservation, was held at the Round Hill Club on Nov. 24. Matt Bostock , the president, welcomed the group and thanked the returning board members, Andrew Chapin, Margaret Conboy, Clare Harrington, Bill Nickerson, Mark Pruner and Janice Richards . Chris Nichols , the nominating chairman, gave us the directors for re-election, Camille Broderick, vice president , Gretchen Bylow, Bill King, Pam Pagnani, Urling Searle and Steve Walko .




Christmas 2017: How to score airfare deals

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:32:50 GMT

Only Santa can take reindeer-powered flights at Christmas; everyone else taking to the skies must rely on plane travel. Whether you're flying home for the holidays or heading on a holiday getaway, Christmas airfare deals are probably high on your wish list.




Academy board establishes new standards of conduct post-Weinstein

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:15:31 GMT

Academy chief executive officer Dawn Hudson sent a letter to its members Wednesday night outlining the standards expected to be upheld by the roughly 8,500 members. Academy chief executive officer Dawn Hudson sent a letter to its members Wednesday night outlining the standards expected to be upheld by the roughly 8,500 members.