Featherstone: Another Bloomberg legacy: progressivism?

Bill de Blasio

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Bill de Blasio could barely keep his eyes open. Even though it was only 10 o'clock in the morning, the mayoral front-runner, recently interviewed at his campaign headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn, was exhausted.

But he came to life when I asked him about land use -- not a sexy subject, but one that affects the lives of almost all New Yorkers. He said he'd use the mayor's power over land-use...

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Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this weekend

Chris Brown

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83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Let your art flag fly and peruse the work of fine artists and craft artisans from around the city, country and world this weekend at the 83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit fall show. The FREE showcase kicks off this weekend, with exhibitors showcasing photography, sculpture, and painting, as well as other craft artisans (Sat.-Mon....

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Column: Google needs to tread lightly with its Chromecast



It's been a little over a month since Google debuted its instantly popular Chromecast device.

At $35, the two-inch HDMI dongle has already become one of the most talked-about and sought-after media devices, buoyed by an incredibly easy setup, broad compatibility between devices, a dead-simple interface, and a free three-month membership to Netflix - which comes and goes depending on Best Buy's...

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Celeb Sightings: Harry Belafonte, Bobby Flay

Harry Belafonte

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Harry Belafonte walking near the Time Warner Center

Bobby Flay having a lobster roll for lunch at East Hampton Point

Spotted a celeb around town? Email the details to Julie.Gordon@am-ny.com.  ...

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Bill de Blasio up big in latest primary poll

Bill de Blasio

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Public advocate Bill de Blasio has taken a strong lead among Democrats in the race to be New York City's next mayor, just two weeks before the September 10 Democratic primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

De Blasio has the backing of 36 percent of likely voters - just shy of the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff - the poll found. City Council...

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Central Park Zoo polar bear passes away

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The Central Park Zoo lost one of its oldest, and furriest members Wednesday.

Gus, the zoo's polar bear who helped researchers on projects involving animal depression, had to be euthanized after it was discovered he had a tumor on his thyroid and had trouble eating. He was 27, almost seven years old than the life expectancy for polar bears.

"Gus was an icon at the Central Park Zoo...

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones separate after 13 years of marriage


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Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are separating after nearly 13 years of marriage.

"Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," a rep for Zeta-Jones confirmed Wednesday, adding: "There will be no further comment."

According to People magazine, which first reported the separation, the pair has not...

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Tour boat hits Liberty Island pier

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A Statue Cruises ferry carrying more than 500 people made a hard landing on Liberty Island Tuesday, injuring nine passengers, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The injuries were minor and all but one of the passengers refused medical attention. A woman with an injured leg was transported to a hospital in Manhattan, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

The 122-foot-long vessel, named Miss New...

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Schneiderman responds to Trump's attacks on $40 million lawsuit

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

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Donald Trump apparently doesn't scare state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

During an appearance on "Good Day NY" yesterday, Schneiderman denied Trump's claims that the AG's $40 million lawsuit against the mogul for his Trump University is politically motivated.

Schneiderman reiterated that his office received thousands of complaints that the program was a sham....

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Fantasy Football: Drafting the right rooks often pays dividends

Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers

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Every year, there is at least one breakout rookie who isn’t drafted until rounds four through 10 of your fantasy draft. This proved especially true last year, with players such as Doug Martin (RB, Bucs) and Alfred Morris (RB, Redskins), among many others, displaying immense value late in drafts.

But, don’t forget that while most rookies looked good last year, it was only two years ago that...

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