Q&A with Mary McCartney: Vegetarian for the family

Mary McCartney

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At a young age, Mary McCartney was introduced to the world of vegetarianism by her mother, Linda McCartney. Her father is Paul McCartney (yes, that one) and according to her recently published cookbook, “Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking,” he played a role in spurring her love of vegetarian food in particular.

McCartney says she is a photographer, not a professional cook, and her book is filled...

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Summer launched for Coney Island businesses

Coney Island.

(Credit: People walk at Coney Island in front of the famed Wonder Wheel. (Getty))

As the unofficial first week of summer is underway, businesses at Coney Island are getting a hopping start to the season.

After a slow first two days of the Memorial Day weekend due to some cold and rainy weather, shops, bars and food spots at the beach area were buzzing with customers on Monday.

The holiday weekend was an extra big reopening for Coney this year after much of it was...

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Rob Lowe to play JFK in Nat Geo movie 'Killing Kennedy'

Rob Lowe

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American actor Rob Lowe will portray slain President John F. Kennedy in a television movie based on a book by TV news commentator Bill O'Reilly and author Martin Dugard, the National Geographic Channel said on Tuesday.

"Killing Kennedy" will take the form of a "factual drama" and will premiere on National Geographic TV channel later this year to coincide with the 50th anniversary...

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One hurt in Baltimore train derail

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UPDATED 8:51 p.m.: A freight train carrying hazardous chemicals and a variety of other materials collided with a truck northeast of Baltimore on Tuesday, injuring the truck driver and sparking a fire, authorities said.

About 15 CSX Corp train cars derailed shortly after 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) near White Marsh, Maryland, and caught fire, sending a thick column of black smoke into the air, TV...

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Pols want Cuomo to take chance on casino table games in Queens

Resorts World Casino is in Jamaica, Queens. (Barbara

(Credit: Resorts World Casino is in Jamaica, Queens. (Barbara Alper))

Queens lawmakers and business groups are betting that casino table games at the borough's racino will bring riches to the local economy.

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushes his proposal for new non-Indian casinos to attract jobs and visitors to upstate New York, southern Queens elected officials Tuesday said their borough should get a piece of the action. They joined with the Queens Chamber of Commerce...

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U.S. accuses digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve of laundering $6 billion

Preet Bharara announces charges against Liberty Reserve. (Charles

(Credit: Preet Bharara announces charges against Liberty Reserve. (Charles Eckert))

UPDATED 6:19 p.m.: U.S. prosecutors have filed an indictment against the operators of digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve, accusing the Costa Rica-based company of helping criminals around the world launder more than $6 billion in illicit funds linked to everything from child pornography to software for hacking into banks.

The indictment unsealed on Tuesday said Liberty Reserve had more...

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Christie Brinkley talks getting back into a swimsuit 30 years later

Christie Brinkley (John Roca)

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Christie Brinkley’s banging 59-year-old body is back in a bathing suit!

Inside the pages of the new issue of Social Life, the supermodel rocks a swimsuit in a magazine for the first time since her Sports Illustrated days some 30 years ago.

So what inspired Brinkley, who also graces the mag’s cover, to go for it?

“They asked!” Brinkley told us at a swanky soiree at the Social Life...

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Editorial: Sandy lesson -- evacuation isn't optional

A firefighter stands among the remains of homes

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Brace yourselves, New Yorkers. Hurricane season starts on Saturday and will run through Nov. 30.

If you were thinking that maybe the East Coast has earned itself a respite from scenes of floating rooftops, flooded basements, toppled trees and horizontal power poles given our recent travails . . . well . . . think again.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting...

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Figueroa-Levin: It's grilling season and the garbage is growing

Grill

With Memorial Day come and gone, we are unofficially in the summer season. For many, that means barbecue season.

I love barbecue season. I drag my grill, a cooler full of meat, and a bag of coal to the spot in Inwood Hill Park where barbecuing is allowed and make a day of it. A few friends and I also do barbecue brunch. Ever had grilled croissant French toast? It tastes like everything you've...

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Google looks ahead to its next billion customers

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Why should the tech industry care about Africa? Google seems to know the answer.

See full story here....

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