| Jan 19, 2011
Aloft Hotel Harlem, 2300 Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 124th St., 212-749-4000; aloftharlem.com. Located in the heart of Harlem, Aloft has neighbors that include a hair-care store, an upscale florist and a movie theater — quintessential...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Cathie Black, the new New York City schools chancellor is under fire again. This time, it's for how she spoke to parents and others at the end of a five-and-a-half hour public hearing on Tuesday over the closing of schools.
"I can't speak if you're...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 10:57 AM
For decades, the Empire State Building has claimed the high skies of Midtown Manhattan, but a proposed skyscraper that will stand just two blocks away from the iconic building may soon change all that.
Owners of the Empire State Building were fuming...
| Aug 21, 2010
| 3:17 AM
A man is dead Saturday after an early morning altercation in Times Square. Police responded to a 911 call around 3:40 a.m. and found a 25-year-old man with stab wounds lying in front of 202 W. 49th St.
The man was stabbed twice in the torso following a...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 3:43 AM
A man's body was discovered on a busy midtown Manhattan corner early Friday morning.
Police say they arrived at the Terrence Cardinal Cooke Library, located on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 50th Street, at about 2:20 a.m. to investigate a report...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 8:22 AM
A five-alarm fire has destroyed two popular Midtown Manhattan restaurants and injured 18 people, including 15 firefighters, early Friday morning.
The fire began at about 12:30 a.m. at Frontier Restaurant and Coffee Shop, located at 593 3rd Avenue at 39th...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 7:10 AM
Traffic is always bad when the UN General Assembly is underway, but this year, it appears that the situation is even worse. That's why the NYPD and New York City Department of Transportation are advising people to take public transportation rather than...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 12:18 PM
A 16-mile stretch of Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County has topped the list of the region's most dangerous roads for pedestrians for the third straight year.
Twelve people were run down by vehicles and killed on the road between 2007 and 2009, according...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:11 PM
A knife-wielding man was shot by police after he attempted to rob a Midtown bank Thursday, authorities said.
According to New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne, the would-be robber was shot once in the leg by a uniformed officer.
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:19 AM
NJ Transit is reporting that all commuter service along the busy Northeast Corridor between Trenton and New York-Penn Station has been restored after being previously suspended due to a transformer fire at an Amtrack substation in New Brunswick early...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 7:15 PM
A weekly round-up of juicy bits from food and dining blogs. Some of these I twittered as they appeared. You can follow my tweets on this page, in the box at the right. I posted a few of them on the new Baltimore Diner facebook page.
1.) The story about...