| May 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:10 AM
No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday.
You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...
| May 17, 2014
| 8:00 AM
President Obama stood on the banks of the Hudson River last week, dwarfed by the mammoth new eight-lane, cable-stayed bridge arising from its waters. Such mighty projects are a sign of strength, he said, and declared: "A great nation does these things."...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:53 PM
More than 60 senior pranksters at a New Jersey high school — who are suspected of smearing Vaseline on door handles, upending desks and trash cans, scrawling graffiti and urinating in public — will not face criminal charges, prosecutors...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Many New Yorkers, still trying to make sense of the 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center, have had a single question as a museum was being built at ground zero: Too soon?
Now that the 9/11 Memorial Museum, as it's officially called, has opened...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:22 PM
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. — With no menus, countless courses and a setting so relaxed you can eat farm-fresh veggies with your fingers, a meal at Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a one-of-a-kind experience along many dimensions.
Located about 25 miles...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:53 PM
Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words.
"Compared to the trivialities of...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Much of what you’ll find during this weekend’s eighth annual, three-day Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance car show will be familiar, if seeing your face reflected in the gleaming fender of a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster can be...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Joyce Brown first came to know Pete Seeger as the child of a Philadelphia labor organizer who, along with his friends and neighbors, found himself in the crosshairs of Sen. Joe McCarthy’s Commie-hunting tribunals in the 1950s. Many of her friends&...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:30 PM
WASHINGTON – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, his star power dimmed in the wake of the George Washington Bridge scandal, is shirking the spotlight at a meeting of the National Governors Assn. in Washington this weekend, but his support among fellow...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Folk singer Pete Seeger, who established the music as an expression of community, conscience and social justice during a career that spanned eight decades, has died. He was 94.
Perhaps more than any performer, Seeger was instrumental in popularizing...