| Oct 14, 2009
| 2:11 PM
Family and friends gathered Wednesday to remember the life of an 11-year-old girl who was killed on her way to a slumber party over the weekend.
Leandra Rosado, a sixth grader at Greenwich Village Middle School, was killed early Sunday morning in an...
| Sep 13, 2010
The conservative counterattack on President Obama's overhaul of health insurance will take center stage in the courts this week when Republican state attorneys general and a leading small-business group urge a federal judge in Florida to strike down the...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 1:10 PM
A Long Island man was busted under Leandra's Law for allegedly driving drunk with a 2-year-old in his car Sunday evening in Hicksville, according to Nassau County police.
Jose A. Escobar, 31, of Uniondale, was arrested by authorities after he was...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 11:30 AM
A mother will spend four to 12 years in prison for drunkenly driving a station wagon full of children and crashing on a Manhattan highway, killing one of them, as they headed to a slumber party.
Carmen Huertas tearfully apologized, and spectators audibly...
| Jun 6, 2010
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad."
The Clock Without a...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 11:51 AM
Leandra's Law, a state bill prompted by tragedy, appears to be doing its job.
According to state records, the law which makes driving drunk with children in the car a felony, has busted as many as 248 drivers in New York since its introduction in Dec....
| Jul 25, 2010
Fur, Fortune, and Empire
The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America
Eric Jay Dolin
W.W. Norton, 444 pp., $29.95
In "Company of Adventurers," the first of a three-part history of the Hudson's Bay Co., Peter C. Newman wrote: "Seldom has an animal...
| Oct 23, 2009
| 11:14 AM
A Bronx mom, accused of driving drunk and causing a car crash that killed an 11-year-old girl, asked her seven young passengers to raise their hands if they thought they would be involved in a crash on the way to a slumber party, prosecutors said Friday....
| Oct 28, 2009
| 12:45 PM
A Queens mom - accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed an 11-year-old girl - pleaded not guilty from her hospital bed Wednesday.
Carmen Huertas, 31, was arraigned via video link between a Manhattan courtroom and Elmhurst Medical Center....
| Oct 31, 2009
Ghosts, goblins and creepy crawlers descended on Greenwich Village for the 36th Annual Halloween Parade.
The festivities kicked off around 7 p.m. with dozens of people in outlandish costumes making their way up Sixth Avenue from Houston Street to 22nd...
| Apr 21, 2009
Nassau-raised Democrat Mark Green, pursuing a comeback as the NYC's public advocate, has always projected a cleaner-than-thou persona, perhaps dating to his days as one of Nader???s Raiders in the 1970s. He is regularly seen on MSNBC and other......