New York's gay football fans are overjoyed to finally have an "openly proud gay man," as the Division I defensive lineman Michael Sam announced himself to be, possibly heading to the NFL.
"It's pretty phenomenal," said Rory Ray, commissioner of the New York Gay Flag Football League, which has about 300 members. Such an announcement coming from a top-ranked athlete demolishes yet another stereotype,...Read more »
The lousy weather has done one thing for New Yorkers: It's given them an excuse to stay home.
Snow, cold, slush and ice has closed schools, senior centers and even businesses at various times this winter. And plans for all manner of professional and social activities have been scuttled as one party decides it's just too much trouble to scale the mountains of ice and ford the intersection oceans.
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Lemme outta here!
Weather weary New Yorkers are eager to escape the relentless lash of winter by booking vacations, but those with current escape plans have some, umm, problems.
Whenever the mercury plunges, customers book trips for warm weather destinations "like the Bahamas and the Caribbean," said Jonathan Garcia, a travel coordinator for First in Service Travel. He estimates business...Read more »
That is the sentiment of weather weary New Yorkers who have had it up to their mufflers with frigid temps, icy streets, oceans at intersections and cramped, unpredictable commutes.
The relentless whip of winter -- which is set to sock us with more snow today and again this weekend -- has also slashed incomes and added agita to an already beleaguered population.
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Tech can wreck your body.
While cell phones may allow us to shop, chat, game and gossip with greater ease than ever before, constant use can trigger an array of troubling musculoskeletal troubles. Medical professionals say that "text claw" "selfie syndrome," and "text neck," have joined "Blackberry thumb" as repetitive strain injuries caused from the constant use of devices that tether us...Read more »
A 24-year-old Queens man was awaiting arraignment last night in the midtown attack of a journalist who was left with severe head trauma.
Leighton Jennings was arrested at the Midtown North Precinct Tuesday night after being picked up in Queens, and charged with second degree assault for punching Randy Gener, 46, a gay, Filipino journalist and artist, police said.
Evidence did not support...Read more »
The game may be in New Jersey, but a lot of the money it brings will be spent in New York.
The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee projects that the 400,000 visitors expected to flood into the area for Sunday's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will generate up to $600 million for the ecomony.
Many believe the projection to be inflated, but that's not stopping New...Read more »
A 51-year-old man arrested for attempted burglary was found dead in an apparent suicide in his jail cell at the Upper East Side's 19th Precinct station house Sunday morning, police said.
Edward Soto, of 1111 Boynton Ave. in the Soundview area of the Bronx, had apparently hanged himself, according to a police source. He was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead....Read more »
Police are searching for video evidence to lead them to the three young men who allegedly slashed a school custodian in the face as he was shoveling snow outside of East Harlem's P.S. 102 Wednesdaymorning.
The custodian, identified in press reports as Edward Maldonado, 43, was shoveling off the sidewalk outside 315 E. 113th St. shortly before 4 a.m. "He was approached by three men in their...Read more »
More bad weather means more problems.
What drives calls in cold weather "is heat and hot water complaints," said Shaleem Thompson, a communication analyst for NYC's 311 system. While the city received 230,283 complaints about inadequate heat and hot water last year, it's already racked up 27,342 so far in the first month of 2014. Residents are advised to inform their landlord, managing...Read more »