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Polar vortex breaks Big Apple's weather records

Polar Vortex

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As the city worked to make sure New Yorkers were safe, Mother Nature's cold blast shattered records in the Big Apple Tuesday.

Central Park recorded a low of 4 degrees -- 2 degrees lower than the previous Jan. 7 record set in 1896, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chills made the real feel temperatures minus 15.

LaGuardia and JFK airports also broke their all-time cold...

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Record freeze extends to eastern U.S., at least 6 dead

After a frigid cold spell, it's finally starting

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A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, canceling thousands of flights, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people.

New York's Central Park hit a record low temperature for the date -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit -- but with winds gusting to 32 miles per hour conditions felt far colder,...

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Brooklyn real estate made huge surge over last decade: Report

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(Credit: For sale in Park Slope. (Bloomberg))

The last 10 years have been good to the Brooklyn housing market.

New stores, shops, an arena and a slew of young professionals put the borough in the spotlight and, as a result, home sales have surged, according to real estate group aptsandlofts.com.

Focusing on eight hot neighborhoods -- including Williamsburg, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant and DUMBO -- the group...

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Frigid temperatures headed to NYC for Tuesday

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If you don’t have a scarf and gloves get some ... now.

The city is getting socked with brutally cold weather Tuesday, with a high expected of just 10 degrees.

From Monday, the temperature is expected to plummet about 35 degrees.

“We’re looking at bitter cold temperatures accompanied by strong winds,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Conte. Wind gusts are expected...

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Report: Manhattan apartment inventory lowest in 15 years

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Apartment inventory in the Manhattan sales market is at its lowest point in roughly 15 years according to a market report released by real estate group Douglas Elliman today.

Buyers acted quickly to invest in 2013 ahead of expected rising interest rates in 2014, Douglas Elliman president and CEO Dottie Herman said, which resulted in the fourth quarter of 2013 having the most sales in the Manhattan...

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Mayor de Blasio preps city for storm during first full day on the job

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Keenly aware how botched snow cleanups have dogged predecessors, Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday vowed “to be on top of the action” as a big snowstorm threatened New York City and posed an early test of his managerial skill.

De Blasio, a Democrat sworn in Wednesday as New York’s 109th mayor, spent much of his first full day on the job meeting with aides about the snow, touring the command center...

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Movie review: 'In No Great Hurry,' 3 stars

"In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life

(Credit: "In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter")

"In No Great Hurry" pays tribute to the late, great New York photographer Saul Leiter with a low-key approach that befits the subject's modesty.

Documentarian Tomas Leach interviews Leiter at his East Village apartment and follows him on trips across the neighborhood.

The film is subtitled "13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter" and it's structured as an extended interview...

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2014 theater preview: The buzz in new shows

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(Credit: The Broadway musical "Aladdin" debuts in 2014.)

Although it is impossible to predict exactly which shows will receive critical acclaim or be audience favorites, below are 10 shows that definitely worth looking forward to in 2014.

1. "All the Way": Just months after the epic series finale of "Breaking Bad," Bryan Cranston (aka Walter White) will play President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's new biographical drama....

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New York City enjoys record high temperatures

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It’ll begin to look a lot like Christmas on Wednesday when temperatures drop to 30 degrees days after unseasonably warm weather in New York.

A band of severe weather in the southeastern United States pushed up the East Coast on Sunday, bringing record high temperatures to Philadelphia and New York City and ice storms to parts of New England.

"This storm is bringing a little bit...

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Behind the Curtain: 'Iceman Cometh' to play BAM with Lane, Dennehy

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The acclaimed Chicago production of Eugene O’Neill’s five-hour, 18-character drama “The Iceman Cometh” starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, which many thought would transfer to Broadway last year, will play a six-week run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2015. The show is widely expected to transfer to Broadway immediately after the BAM run.

LeKae withdraws from 'Motown' after diagnosis...

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