Stringer and Spitzer in virtual dead heat, amNewYork/News12 poll finds

Scott Stringer, left, and Eliot Spitzer.

(Credit: Scott Stringer, left, and Eliot Spitzer. (Pool/James Keivom/New York Daily News, 2013))

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer are locked in a virtual dead heat in the Democratic primary race for New York City comptroller, with Stringer beating Spitzer 2-to-1 among white voters, according to an amNewYork-News 12 poll results released Thursday. Spitzer has 46 percent support among Democrats likely to vote in the Sept. 10 primary while Stringer with...

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Fantasy Football: Make later picks pay off

Daryl Richardson #26 of the St. Louis Rams

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A lot of the material you’ll find to help you prepare for your fantasy football draft will focus on the first couple of rounds. However, to win your league, you need to focus on more than just the top-tier players and make the most of your later-round picks as well.

To really separate yourself from the pack, you’ll want to find solid, underrated players such as Daryl Richardson, Shane Vereen,...

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Fast-food workers take to streets


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“You can’t survive on $7.25!”

That was one of the loud rallying cries Thursday at the NYC strike of fast-food workers pushing for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize. Strikes occurred in more than 50 U.S. cities as increasingly frustrated low-wage workers sought to convince the public and employers that their paychecks are woefully inadequate.

In Manhattan, hundreds...

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Ludovic du Plessis talks bubbles, the Williams Sister and the U.S. Open

Serena Williams and Ludovic du Plessis

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Moët & Chandon is the official Champagne of the 2013 US Open, and they have the golden goblets to prove it. Vice President of Moët & Chandon USA, Ludovic du Plessis, is an avid tennis player himself who chose the US Open as a partner for Moët for the past three years. Why? What better way to celebrate New York and athleticism than with amazing athletes and a goblet from Moët? Roger Federer...

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Theater Review: 'Buyer and Cellar' -- 3.5 stars

"Buyer and Cellar"

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Buyer and Cellar 3.5 stars

Who would ever have imagined that “My Passion for Design,” Barbra Streisand’s self-loving 2010 book about the architecture, construction and decorating of her various homes, would inspire one of the most well-constructed, savvy and thoroughly hilarious one-man shows in years.

“Buyer and Cellar,” written by Jonathan Tolins, performed by Michael Urie and in no...

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Behind the Curtain: 'Spider-man' posts record low gross following injury, more


‘Spider-Man’ Is this the beginning of the end for “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”? Last week, the show posted a gross of $966,952. As first pointed out by The New York Times, that represents the musical’s lowest weekly gross to date. In a statement provided to the Times by press agent Rick Miramontez, the “fallout at the box office” is being attributed to the “very public trauma” involving dancer...

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Movie Review: 'Our Nixon' -- 3.5 stars

"Our Nixon"

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Our Nixon 3.5 stars Documentary by Penny Lane

A veritable gold mine for history buffs, this documentary features reams of previously unseen Super-8 home movies shot by Richard Nixon aides John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman and Dwight Chapin, depicting the president and the White House milieu.

Interspersed with news broadcast footage, subsequent interviews with the three aides (who all served...

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Movie Review: 'Afternoon Delight' -- 3 stars

Kathryn Hahn in "Afternoon Delight"

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Afternoon Delight 3 stars Directed by Jill Soloway Starring Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor Rated R

Best known for her comedy work in movies such as “Step Brothers,” Kathryn Hahn demonstrates serious dramatic chops in “Afternoon Delight.”

She plays bored Los Angeles stay-at-home mom Rachel, a cauldron of frustrations, who befriends a stripper named McKenna (Juno Temple) and brings...

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Fall Movie Preview: 84 movies you need to know about this season

Stanley Tucci and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene

(Credit: Stanley Tucci and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.")

We’re past the season of summer blockbusters and headed toward fall, when the prestigious award-seeking movies start coming out in droves. From biopics about famous and lesser-known individuals to a new nautical thriller from Tom Hanks and the 3-D release of one of the most beloved movies of all time, there’s quite a bit to see.

Here are 84 movies you need to know about this season:



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IRS: Same-sex married couples can have same tax benefits as heterosexual married couples


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All same-sex married couples, no matter where they live, will be granted the same federal tax benefits as heterosexual married couples, the Obama administration said Thursday.

The U.S. Treasury ruling, following the landmark Supreme Court decision in June, means that whether a married gay couple lives in New York, which recognizes gay marriage, or Oklahoma, which does not, federal tax benefits...

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