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NYC's Ukrainian community mobilizing on behalf of their countrymen

KIEV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 20: Prayers are held

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The city's Ukrainian community is praying, protesting and politicking in anguished attempts to help their former countrymen, as the crisis in Kiev spins into a horrifying bloodbath, with the death toll there hitting 75 Thursday, according to Reuters.

The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, located in the East Village, announced a protest in front of the Consulate General of Ukraine, 240...

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Television review: 'Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond' -- 3 stars

Dominic Cooper

(Credit: Dominic Cooper stars in "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond." (Liam Daniel/BBC America))

To paraphrase the saying, men have wanted to be James Bond for decades. Apparently, that also applied to Ian Fleming -- who created the world's most famous spy -- even before Bond existed.

That's how the author is portrayed in BBC America's new miniseries "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond." Over four episodes, the show depicts Fleming's life during World War II while working with naval intelligence.

Dominic...

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2014 celebrity preview: What to expect on the gossip pages

We predict that Jay Z and Beyonce will

(Credit: We predict that Jay Z and Beyoncé will expand their family in 2014. (Getty))

The year to come is poised to be a big one for many of the world's hottest celebrities, as well as up-and-comers. Here are amNewYork's star-studded predictions for 2014.

There will be no slowing down for Jennifer Lawrence in 2014. As if 2013 wasn't hot enough for the 23-year-old actress -- who nabbed an Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook," continued starring in the successful "Hunger...

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Movie review: 'American Hustle,' 2 stars

From left: Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner,

(Credit: From left: Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence)

American Hustle Directed by David O. Russell Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence Rated R

My goodness, a lot happens during "American Hustle," David O. Russell's live-wire late '70s/early '80s- style show loosely based on the FBI Abscam operation.

The camera dances and darts, pushes in and pulls away, as stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley...

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High stakes, cheap steaks: 4 spots for bargain beef

Skirt Steak

(Credit: A skirt steak, like this one from Porter House, has a rich, beefy flavor. (NICK SOLARES))

Prime steaks are expensive. A 16-ounce NY strip or rib eye typically cost over $50 and the larger porterhouses and rib steaks for two can top $150.

At a butcher's shop you can expect to pay around $25 per pound for the same steak, but then again you have to cook them.

But what if you want all the hallmarks of the steak experience -- a succulent and tender cut with a charred crust the...

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New York critics name 'American Hustle' best film of the year

american hustle

(Credit: Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in "American Hustle.")

The New York Film Critics Circle named "American Hustle," a film about 1970s con artists forced to work with the FBI, as best film of 2013 on Tuesday and gave its top acting prizes to Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in the first major movie honors in the run-up to the Oscars.

British director Steve McQueen won the best director prize for "12 Years a Slave," the historical...

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Families left homeless after vicious Hamilton Heights fire

A fire that ran through this Hamilton Hts.

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Ten families were left homeless after a three-alarm blaze raced through a five-story, 21-unit apartment house in Hamilton Heights early Sunday morning, destroying many of the apartments in its path.

The blaze is believed to have broken out on the third floor of 625 W. 138th St. shortly before 7 a.m. and zipped through the third, fourth and fifth stories, fueled by winds that reached 40-miles-per-hour,...

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US Airways, American Airlines merger moves ahead

american airlines

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US Airways and American Airlines will give low-cost competitors more access to a half dozen key U.S. airports, including New York and Washington, D.C., in exchange for permission to merge and create the world's largest airline.

The agreement announced on Tuesday settles a government lawsuit filed in August that argued that US Airways and AMR Corp, parent of bankrupt American Airlines, should...

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