| Jan 14, 2015
The scene at Donald Trump's The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach Jan. 4 was nothing short of something straight out of "The Great Gatsby." Nearly a million dollars worth of cars including a Range Rover, Rolls Royce and Ferrari 458 lined the lawn leading up...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:34 AM
New York police received little or no discipline from their superiors in 10 recent case involving the use of the banned chokehold, the city’s first report by the Police Department’s inspector general said on Monday.
The report comes as the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:22 PM
NEW YORK — New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:28 PM
Take-out food packaging will look a little different in New York City after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday a ban on plastic foam containers and packing peanuts.
The ban on single use plastic foam products, which goes into effect July 1,...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Draped in a New York state flag, the casket containing the body of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo was brought into a Manhattan church where more than 800 mourners were gathered to pay their last respects to the man who spoke for a vision of Democratic...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:57 PM
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.: "From the hard streets of Queens, Mario Cuomo rose to the very pinnacle of political power in New York because he believed in his bones in the greatness of this state, the greatness of America and the unique...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Herman Badillo, a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, has died in New York. He was 85.
Badillo died Wednesday of complications of congestive heart disease at a hospital in Manhattan, according to...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama or any of...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 11:23 AM
There's an old joke in the newspaper business, now immortal on the Internet:
"The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country. The New York Times is read by people...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Happy new year, Laguna! By now you have probably made a significant contribution to our landfill. The holidays are the last Hail Mary by corporate America to wring every last penny out of us. When it comes to consumption, we're No. 1.
Do you suffer from...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:08 PM
During the 2014 midterm elections, no one spent political cash like Tom Steyer, the Democratic hedge fund billionaire from San Francisco who has tried to make climate change a paramount issue in American politics.
He dropped more than $74 million into...