Theater review: 'Dinner with Friends' -- 3.5 stars

Darren Pettie, left, Heather Burns, Jeremy Shamos and

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The new Off-Broadway revival of Donald Margulies' 1999 Pulitzer-winning comedic drama "Dinner with Friends," which is probably the finest production of the play any of us are ever likely to see, also serves as a reminder of Margulies' importance as a sober-minded, psychologically astute and socially observant writer.

Margulies has never achieved the same name recognition as some of his fellow...

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Reyes: Bronx needs to break chain of political corruption

State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson exits the Court for

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When Assemb. Eric Stevenson was swiftly convicted of bribery and fraud this week, the Bronx Democrat's guilty verdicts became the most recent link in a chain of corruption that has shackled the borough for years.

A jury found that Stevenson, who represented poverty-afflicted Morrisania and East Tremont, took $22,000 in bribes to deliver a monopoly of adult-care centers to Russian businessmen....

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Ticket prices surge on secondary market for Derek Jeter's last game

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Yankee fans will have to shell out big bucks if they want to attend Derek Jeter's final regular season game at Yankee Stadium.

Tickets for the Sept. 25 game against the Baltimore Orioles soared on secondary markets such as StubHub and eBay following Jeter's announcement.

The cheapest ticket sold Wednesday on StubHub was initially $35, but prices skyrocketed. At 2:30 p.m., the cheapest...

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Jeter defined Yankee greatness over last 20 years

Derek Jeter

(Credit: Derek Jeter and Joe Torre won four World Series together. (AFP/Getty Images/John Mabanglo))

Plenty of greats have worn pinstripes, but only a few Yankees define an era. Derek Jeter is one such player, epitomizing one of the greatest periods in Yankees history as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle did before him.

For Bronx Bombers fans born in the '80s and '90s, Jeter is baseball. It's that simple.

At 12 seasons, he will have been the Yankees captain far longer than any...

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Fans mourn the departure of Derek Jeter, the heart and face of the Yankees

Derek Jeter waves to the fans after a

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That was the state of fans stunned and saddened by the news that Yankees captain Derek Jeter's 20th season with the team would be his last.

"There's going to be a lot of heartbroken people," predicted executive assistant Liz Rutigliano, 61, a Seacaucus fan who counts herself among the bereft.

After closer Mariano Rivera's retirement last year, news of Jeter's departure...

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Quick to start in goal in U.S. men's hockey opener

Jonathan Quick

(Credit: Jonathan Quick plays for the Los Angeles Kings. (Getty Images/Bruce Bennett))

U.S. men's hockey officially begins its quest for gold at the Winter Olympics on Thursday when the puck drops against Slovakia in Sochi, Russia.

Team USA features 13 of the 25 players who saw action for the team that won silver four years ago in Vancouver. In a surprising move, goaltender Jonathan Quick (Kings) will get the start today instead of Ryan Miller (Sabres), the 2010 tournament's...

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Chris Kattan busted for DUI in L.A.

Actor Chris Kattan attends Relativity Media's "Movie 43"

(Credit: Chris Kattan at the premiere of "Movie 43" on Jan. 23, 2013. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty))

"Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Kattan was arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed into another car, according to a TMZ.com report.

Kattan, 43, was reportedly driving erratically on a Los Angeles freeway before allegedly crashing into an unoccupied vehicle.

A law enforcement video allegedly shows Kattan failing a field sobriety test when he...

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Editorial: Revisit police security plan for WTC site

One World Trade Center stands with 4 World

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Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chan has ruled that the NYPD had all its t's crossed and i's dotted when it drew up a super-strict security plan for a rebuilt World Trade Center site.

She's probably right about that much.

The NYPD has been working on the security blueprint for years -- weighing New York's safety imperatives against demands for greater openness by local businesses...

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More New Yorkers side with Cuomo on Pre-K plan: Poll

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(Credit: Mayor Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo meet in Albany. (Philip Kamrass))

When it comes to funding universal pre-K in the Empire State, most New Yorkers are on team Cuomo.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found Empire State voters preferred the governor's plan to fund early education with state money over Mayor Bill de Blasio's initiative, which would raise taxes on those who make $500,000 or more a year, by a 47% to 37% margin.

More New Yorkers...

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City Living: Classic NY on the Upper West Side 90th-99th streets



Ensconced between Central Park and Riverside Park, the Upper West Side area between West 90th and West 99th streets is known for its stunning architecture, plethora of food options and acclaimed schools.

This section of the UWS is stocked with long-time neighborhood establishments sharing streets with newcomers, tree-lined Brownstone blocks, and schools such as the prestigious Trinity preparatory...

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