Council Speaker Christine Quinn last week announced a plan to double -- from $5 to $10 -- the price cap on items that can be sold at sidewalk newsstands.
Her proclamation amazed more than a few New Yorkers: Who knew that streetcorner newsstand owners have to petition the City Council to sell a useful $10 umbrella -- instead of the water-soluble $4 version -- here in the heart of global capitalism?
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Gay rights activists plan to march in huge numbers in Greenwich Village Monday, responding to the murder of a gay man from Harlem early Saturday morning.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials are expected to join LGBT groups and other activists at Monday’s rally, where they will speak out against attacks like the killing of Marc Carson at midnight on Saturday.
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Connecticut commuters can expect delays and limited service this week as MTA Metro North Railroad crews continue to repair damage from the Friday evening passenger-train collision in Bridgeport, Conn.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said commuters, both drivers and train riders, will be affected throughout the week.
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While the Knicks’ 2012-13 season was easily the team’s most successful campaign in more than a decade, the fact remains that it fell well short of a championship or even a conference finals berth against LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Surely, they’ll be in the thick of things again next season, but expect a few tweaks to the roster. Here’s a few early predictions for the Knicks’ offseason.
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Say hello to Yumblr!
Aging online portal Yahoo! is set to buy the hugely popular blogging platform Tumblr after the $1.1 billion deal was cleared by Yahoo's board Sunday, according to All Things D, the tech blog of The Wall Street Journal.
The all-cash deal, which has been speculated about since last week, is the largest tech acquisition since Facebook bought Instagram in 2012.
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Mother Nature couldn't mooga three days in a row.
Sunday's downpour canceled the final day of the Great Googa Mooga Festival. Organizers of the food and music event apologized for the last second change, which they said was for safety concerns, and promised ticket holders they'd get their money back.
"All Sunday VIP ticket purchases will be refunded in full," a spokeswoman...Read more »
Today, Tom Petty is an icon. He’s a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an influence on dozens of roots-rock and indie bands, many of whom participate in annual all-star “Petty Fest” concerts in New York and San Francisco.
But that’s just one of many roles Petty has played over his more than 35-year career.
Here’s a look back at some of his other roles:
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Chelsea Market’s ‘Funny Food Art Exhibit’ Healthy foods and kids don’t necessarily mix well, but Bill Wurtzel and his wife, Claire, are on a mission to change that. Check out the Wurtzels’ funny food creations that are sure to inspire some healthy eating in you and your kids. Photos of Bill’s work are on display through the end of the month at the Chelsea Market Concourse. (Closes May 31, Mon.-Sat.,...Read more »
Police are searching for a suspect who fatally shot a 14-year-old girl sitting on a Queens bus Saturday night.
Daja Robinson was struck in the head by a bullet after shots were fired at a Q6 bus that was idling on Sutphin and Rockaway boulevards in South Jamaica around 9 p.m., according to the NYPD.
Robinson was returning from a sweet 16 party. The bus was about 10 blocks away from her...Read more »
As one Hollywood starlet couple splits, could another be getting back together?
People magazine reported that Justin Bieber, 19, and Selena Gomez, 20, were seen snuggling Saturday night at Cirque du Soleil’s “Love” at the Mirage in Las Vegas. And reports said that the on-again, off-again couple scored seats next to each other at last night’s Billboard Awards in Vegas, which occurred after...Read more »