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NYPD Releases Bomb Surveillance Tape

Monday, May 03, 2010

Police have spoken to the registered owner of the vehicle used as a homemade car bomb in the heart of Times Square, and say they have ruled him out as a suspect in the case.

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Over 200,000 Attend Met Opera Broadcast

Monday, May 03, 2010

Tens of thousands of people saw each one of soprano Renée Fleming's strawberry blond curls during the Metropolitan Opera's matinee production of Gioachino Rossini's "Armida" on Saturday.

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Vendors and Tourists Take Bomb Scare in Stride

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Times Square had a very close call this weekend. An SUV packed with improvised explosives failed to go off, but officials say that if it had, it may have caused significant damage to the surrounding area, which was filled with tourists. The police and federal investigators are currently examining the ...

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Times Square Reopens

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Despite the car bomb discovered in Times Square last night, and the resulting police presence and 10-hour closure of several major thoroughfares, by early this morning traffic had been restored and crowds were thronging the area.

Rita Kirkpatrick and her husband were in town from Massachusetts. They missed a play ...

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NYPD Investigates Failed Times Square Car Bomb

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Two vendors alerted police Saturday of smoke coming from the back of a dark-colored Nissan Pathfinder.

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I Am Happy To Have Been Served

Sunday, May 02, 2010

The late Leslie Buck (nee Laszlo Büch) had no training in graphics – he was in the cup business – but he had an eye for design, and he achieved something singular: an immortal disposable cup.  The pseudo-Grecian lettering and ornament celebrated the venerable New York institution of the Greek ...

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Baby Lions Seek Names

Friday, April 30, 2010

Awwwwww! Three cute new lion cubs, born at the Bronx Zoo on January 27, were introduced to the public on Friday. The male and two females, along with their mother Sukari and father M'wasi, can be seen at the zoo's African Plains habitat.

The Wildlife Conservation Society and ...

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Talk to Me: New York Stories at the PEN Festival

Friday, April 30, 2010

Colm Tóibín, Roxana Robinson, Darryl Pinckney and Quim Monzó discuss New York's effect on writers for the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Stream and download audio from the panel event here.

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Stephen Goldsmith Joins Bloomberg Team

Friday, April 30, 2010

The former Mayor of Indianapolis, Stephen Goldsmith, will join Mayor Michael Bloomberg's team as the next Deputy Mayor of Operations.

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St. Vincent's Hospital Shuts its Doors

Friday, April 30, 2010

St. Vincent's Hospital is closing for good today after months of feuding and years of financial struggles. The 160-year-old Greenwich Village institution will stop accepting even emergency cases at 7 A.M. this morning.

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There Will Be Lawsuits

Thursday, April 29, 2010

We’re not hoping things go wrong, we’re just saying they probably will, and we’ll be ready.

That’s the gist of the message from medical malpractice attorney David Perecman, who writes with concern about increased the patient volume at some Manhattan hospitals following the closure of St. Vincent’s Medical ...

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This Week in Swag

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring has officially arrived in New York City and that means getting out of the apartment--at last!--and into the parks and playgrounds.

This foot-long block of blue foam reflects this happy change: it's a miniature, pop-out playground sent to us by the Rockwell Group,  designers of

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MTA To Lay Off 600 Transit Workers

Thursday, April 29, 2010

More than 600 transit workers have received notices that they will lose their jobs in June and July.

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Espada Calls Cuomo's New Charges Baseless

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New York State Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. has said New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's second civil law suit targeting Espada, Jr.'s business dealings is nothing but political assassination by installments.

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Santiago Calatrava To Design City Ballet Sets

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Valencian Spanish architect will design the sets for five ballets for this year's New York City Ballet Architecture of Dance festival.

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Fabio Luisi Named Met's Guest Conductor

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Metropolitan Opera has dubbed the Italian conductor Fabio Luisi, 51, its Principal Guest Conductor.

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How the St. Vincent's Urgent Care Center Will Work

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Even as St. Vincent's Medical Center in Greenwich Village is shutting down, it's being reinvented. Gov. David Paterson has announced that an urgent care center will be opening in a small part of ...

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City to Charge $300 Fee for Filming

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Film crews shooting in New York will now have to pay $300 for City Hall permits. These permits had been free since the city established a film office, something the city has proudly advertised. But officials with the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting say with unprecedented budget cuts, ...

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Officials Investigate Asbestos and Lead Tests

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency, the New York City Department of Investigation, the federal Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General and the Manhattan United States attorney's office are investigating New York City's asbestos and lead risk assessment process.

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Remembering 'The Gates' Artist at the Met

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Public officials and members of the art world gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday to remember the French-American artist who created the orange Central Park installation, "The Gates." They were paying tribute to Jeanne-Claude, who died in November due to complications from a ruptured brain aneurysm at age 74.

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