| Jul 20, 2011
| 1:51 PM
A four-alarm fire tore through a water treatment plant in Harlem Wednesday, prompting the evacuation and closure of Riverbank State Park and the Henry Hudson Parkway.
The fire, which broke out in the engine room on the second level of the North River...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 1:01 PM
The New York City Triathlon has ended in the death of a 64-year-old man and the hospitalization of a 40-year-old woman, according to the event's director.
They reportedly went into cardiac arrest.
Bill Burke told the Associated Press that the man got...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:13 PM
A billboard for a low-budget vodka company is grabbing attention in the South Bronx.
The four-word slogan, "escort quality, hooker pricing" that sits high above the Bruckner Expressway is not a welcome addition to Hunts Point, a neighborhood that has...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:01 AM
(Reuters) - Conventional political wisdom holds that the Supreme Court, scheduled to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law beginning on Monday, is likely to strike it down on partisan lines. The court's Republican appointees enjoy...
| Aug 17, 2007
| 7:28 AM
Two of Michael Vick's co-defendants pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to a dogfighting conspiracy charge, and both describe Vick as actively participating in the killing of about eight dogs.
As of 9:30 this morning, Vick -- a Newport News...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2009
| 4:30 PM
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......
| 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...