| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Over cappuccino at a crowded conference on real estate in one of the world's last frontier markets, one investor turned to another and said breezily, "I'm here to get rich."
They had paid more than $2,000 each to attend panels with titles like...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
The George Washington Bridge claimed a casualty Wednesday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political ambitions were killed by a lethal stew of texts, emails and orange cones. You don't see that very often.
The fatal conspiracy began last summer. One of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:03 PM
FORT LEE, N.J. – Traffic is bad on a normal day in this town, a hodgepodge of single-family homes and big apartment towers on the banks of the Hudson River across a bridge from Manhattan. Small one-way streets pass by Korean groceries, banks and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Just minutes after US Airways Flight 1549 left LaGuardia Airport in Queens five years ago, a flock of geese invaded the craft’s engines, forcing the plane into a watery emergency landing that became known as the Miracle on the Hudson and helped...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:01 PM
In naming Philippe Vergne, a seasoned career museum professional, as its new director, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has opted for fundamentals instead of glitz.
Vergne, 47, arrives with credentials that include more than 20 years running museums or...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:19 PM
The mayor of Hoboken, N.J., says it was pure intimidation by Gov. Chris Christie's top people, delivered in softly-worded asides at public events: Get on board with a big development deal or say goodbye to hopes of Superstorm Sandy relief money.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — There are diverse references to art in the office of Philippe Vergne, the man who will be the next director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art: a framed photo of artist Walter de Maria's "The Lightning Field," a glossy picture...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:24 PM
On a drizzly, chilly November afternoon, my husband and I navigated the crowded streets of midtown Manhattan, dodging the pointy parts of umbrellas and, as a kindness to others, trying not to poke out anyone's eyeballs with our umbrella.
But a brisk 35-...
| 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...
| 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...