| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Some 80,000 football fans from around the world are set to pack into New Jersey's Met Life Stadium on Sunday for the first NFL Super Bowl championship played in the New York area, an event that has shone a fresh spotlight on the region.
| Dec 15, 2013
Here at the editorial board of The Sun, we like to give Columbia a little good-natured ribbing from time to time. James Rouse's planned community has gotten enough critical accolades in the national press since its opening in 1967 — for its...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:53 AM
It was a dream job that Jeff Holland didn't even realize was his dream: patrolling the water and advocating for the environment as the West/Rhode Riverkeeper.
Holland was still settling into his other new gig, running the Captain Avery Museum, a small...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:54 PM
NEW YORK — In a mere instant — or about the time it takes to send a 140-character message — Twitter became one of the Internet's most valuable properties, capping a dizzying seven-year rise from scrappy start-up to a major publicly...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The mascot at my high school, Roosevelt High (named for Theodore; it was built well before Franklin was president, and has been renamed Early Collehe High) in Yonkers, N.Y., was the Indian. And in those days of little or no ethnic sensitivity, students...
| Oct 11, 2013
Joan Osofsky hears it all the time. Customers walk into one of her three Hammertown Barn stores and say, "Oh! I wish my house looked just like this."
Osofsky decided to try to distill the philosophy that has guided her choices for Hammertown Barn, a...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
From the remove of 47 years, it is difficult to adequately calibrate the impact of "The Velvet Underground and Nico," the 1967 debut album by the New York band fronted by Lou Reed, who died Sunday at 71.
Bearing a banana-embossed cover by Andy Warhol...
| May 12, 2013
The Gran Fondo NY is less than a week away, but this year I won't be cycling the challenging, 100-plus mile course.
The event, known officially as the Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York, draws about 7,000 riders for a hilly 105-mile Century that starts at...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy during a turbulent period in the 1970s when a cheating scandal rocked West Point months before he was forced to admit the first...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Partner in activism with husband Pete Seeger
Toshi Seeger, 91, folk singer Pete Seeger's wife of 70 years and a close partner in his social and environmental activism, died Tuesday at the couple's home in Beacon in New York's Hudson...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
If you and your personal electronics are inseparable, nothing is more painful than running out of juice while traveling, especially if your device's GPS is navigating.
"New York City has been converting unused public spaces into urban oases complete...