| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:44 PM
It's a time-proven format for romantic comedy: Balance the more or less conventional love story between one couple with a more volatile relationship between their best friends.
Shakespeare used it brilliantly in "Much Ado About Nothing," where...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:25 PM
With the forceful backing of a newly elected Democratic governor, the New York state legislature gave final approval late Friday to a bill permitting same-sex marriage, enabling gay couples to head for the altar as early as mid-summer.
| Jul 2, 2011
| 10:16 PM
While the Empire State Building lights up the night sky in red, white and blue this holiday weekend, it's lights out for another city landmark: Brooklyn's very own Eiffel Tower, the iconic Parachute Jump at Coney Island.
The $1.5 million lighting...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 4:47 AM
New York City's bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale's and Lincoln Center, causing fresh anxiety among tourists who are canceling Big Apple vacations planned for the height of the...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 1:49 PM
Bedbugs have been found at a public library on Long Island, and officials closed it for the weekend.
An announcement on the Huntington Public Library website Friday said the facility would remain closed until Tuesday morning for cleaning.
| Nov 14, 2010
| 5:08 PM
New York Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo savored victory on election night almost two weeks ago. Now he's getting ready to govern. Cuomo's transition teams are expected to begin meeting as early as next week. The transition teams are meant to help the...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 5:13 PM
"It has become conventional wisdom that the BP-funded response to the spill was a chaotic and mismanaged affair, driven by corporate avarice, lacking in urgency, and at times willfully negligent of the problem's scope … The evidence for this is...
| Dec 5, 2010
Staying at a plush new hotel is possibly the last thing most Americans are thinking about this holiday season. Dreaming about, maybe, because who can afford it?
So here's a morsel of consolation: Although the economy in much of the country continues to...
| Dec 1, 2010
The musical legacy of late Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads is the focus of a celebration this weekend at D'Argenzio Winery.
Proprietor Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio will honor what would have been the musician's 54th birthday by...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 5:59 AM
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, putting his mark on his Church's future, Saturday inducted 22 men into the exclusive group of cardinals who will one day elect one of their own to succeed him as leader of the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics....
| Feb 25, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Today, New Yorkers celebrated the homecoming of newly-minted Cardinal, Timothy Dolan. And the man known for his down-to-earth delivery, didn't disappoint, delivering a morning prayer service, an afternoon service, and a couple of warm laughs to a packed...