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  • Bloomberg Names 20 Firehouses Facing Closure

    Bloomberg Names 20 Firehouses Facing Closure
    If NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, the City will close twenty fire companies in July, and PIX11 News obtained the preliminary list from city officials Wednesday. The closures are not yet final as the city council and the mayor are still...
  • Brooklynites, Politicians Hold Rally To Save Park Slope FDNY Fire House Slated To Close

    Brooklynites, Politicians Hold Rally To Save Park Slope FDNY Fire House Slated To Close
    On Wednesday, Brooklynites and lawmakers will hold a rally at 11 a.m. in front of Engine 220 in Park Slope, Brooklyn to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to close up to 20 FDNY fire companies due to a budget shortfall. Public Advocate Bill deBlasio'...
  • The God Squad: Celibacy for Catholic priests serves a valid purpose

    Question: There's an increasing debate within the Catholic Church on the issue of mandatory celibacy for priests. I last discussed this subject with my regular group of train commuters: one Catholic (myself), one Jew (whose father and grandfather were...
  • 'Taste The Waste': Dumpster-Diving For Free, Edible Food

    'Taste The Waste': Dumpster-Diving For Free, Edible Food
    The statistics seem too ludicrous to get your head around: - more than a billion tons of edible food are thrown away annually. - per capita edible food waste has increased by 50% since 1974. - discarded fresh food transforms itself into a...
  • Lynn Nottage always points a provocative pen

    Lynn Nottage always points a provocative pen
    In the course of writing a new play, Lynn Nottage sat in despair at her Brooklyn apartment as she looked over reams of research she had accumulated. The playwright had just spent two months at a Uganda refugee camp, interviewing women who had been raped...
  • Life with Norman Mailer -- and without him

    Life with Norman Mailer -- and without him
    The voice explains a lot. You think, how could any woman live with the famously moody writer Norman Mailer for 33 years, and then you hear Norris Church Mailer's soft, authoritative, Marilyn Monroe-ish voice, with its 61-year-old Arkansas twang still...
  • Craigslist Drops 'Erotic Services' Listings

    Craigslist Drops 'Erotic Services' Listings
    Craigslist is finally cleaning up its act. Officials announced Wednesday, the website's plans to remove its trouble-ridden "erotic services" section from the popular site. The move comes on the heels of two brutal murders of a local masseuse and a New...
  • Brooklyn, baby

    Regular visitors to New York should bypass the tried-and-true of Manhattan for the city streets less traveled. Just a hop, skip and a borough away lies Brooklyn, ripe for its own exploration. (PHOTOS INCLUDED) Regular visitors to New York should bypass...
  • ‘Manuscript,’ a thriller, opens Friday in Winter Park

     
    I.D.10-t Productions, winner of 2007 and 2008 Sold Out Awards at the Orlando International Fringe Festival presents Paul Grellong's  thriller Manuscript, a story of suspense, betrayal, literary ambitions and the lengths people will go to make it in the...
  • Extended: Another show for suspenseful ‘Manuscript’

     
    I.D.10-t Productions, winner of 2007 and 2008 Sold Out Awards at the Orlando International Fringe Festival is  extending its successful run of Paul Grellong's  thriller Manuscript, for one more performance: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7. Manuscript is...
  • Brooklyn Mansion Where 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Was Written Up For Sale For $18M

    Brooklyn Mansion Where 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Was Written Up For Sale For $18M
    Truman Capote wrote some of his most famous works, including "Breakfast at Tiffany's", inside the 11-bedroom Brooklyn mansion where he lived. Now that huge townhouse is up for sale for a cool $18 million. Capote rented a basement apartment at the 70...