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This weekend marks the 100th birthday of a staple for most New York commuters: Grand Central Terminal, which opened on Feb. 2, 1913. Grand Central is throwing a centennial celebration all day Friday, with a full schedule of events planned.
One hundred years is a long time, and Grand Central’s rich history matches its majestic appearance. There are probably a few things you didn’t know about...Read more »
More than 50 Rockland residents received a free flu shot Wednesday afternoon at a makeshift clinic set up in the district office of state Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) in Nanuet.
Carole Sprauer, of Normandy Village, rolled up her sleeve and closed her eyes as a nurse from Nyack Hospital administered the vaccine -- her first one ever.
"My grandson had the flu and...Read more »
The American Kennel Club announced Wednesday the most popular dog breeds in America, and for the 22nd consecutive year, the Labrador retriever ranks No. 1. German shepherds and golden retrievers rounded out the top three.
The most popular breeds generally also reflect the breeds most commonly admitted into animal shelters, said Dana Rocco, manager of the New Rochelle Humane Society, which...Read more »
Assemb. Annie Rabbitt (R-Greenwood Lake) is taking aim at the state's tough new gun control laws, creating an online petition drive to repeal the package of legislation passed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
In particular, Rabbitt is chafing at the provision that calls for a new statewide gun registry -- estimated to cost $36 million to create -- and another provision...Read more »
Next month marks Grand Central Terminal's 100-year anniversary. And the terminal will be celebrating with a full schedule of events on Feb. 1, including performances from the Westchester Philharmonic Brass Octet and the Knicks City Dancers and Kids, among many others. When Grand Central opened in 1913, Babe Ruth was being scouted for the minor leagues, and Arizona had just become the 48th U.S. state....Read more »
Around the MTA, they're unofficialy known as "the quarter pounders."
Officially, they're the folks who represent Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, which sets policy for the region's commuter rails, subways and buses.
Together, they have just a quarter-vote each on the 16-member MTA board while others from larger...Read more »
Want to tap the Wall Street smarts of Hudson Valley uber-investor Mario Gabelli?
The chief executive of Rye-based GAMCO Investors (formerly known as Gabelli Asset Management) delivered 10 stock picks for 2013 as part of a Barron's roundtable.
In a cover photo with a recipe-for-investing theme, Gabelli wields a ladle and colander as eight other gurus hold whisks, rolling pins and other...Read more »
After several rounds of layoffs, the City of Peekskill's employees have seen their workload increase so much that the city is considering closing down City Hall an hour early every day to give them more time to do their jobs without distractions from the public.
The proposal, pitched by Acting City Manager Brian Havranek, would close City Hall at 4 p.m. during the week to allow workers more...Read more »
On Tuesday, the Yonkers City Council will be abuzz with a controversial pair of ordinances that, if approved, would allow residents to keep beehives and chicken coops in their backyards.
Council President Chuck Lesnick, a Democrat, is pushing the move, arguing that beehives and chicken coops, like organic gardens, are increasingly popping up in urban backyards and that the city should be encouraging...Read more »
Since the ’90s, Cathy Monahan had been saving bank statements and other sensitive papers. On Saturday morning, she drove from her home in White Plains over to drop two big cartons of financial records into the steel jaws of a giant shredding machine on wheels.
She spent the next minute watching them disappear into the load truck that was grinding noislly. If she had to do it herself, “it would’ve...Read more »