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  • AMC McGoohan Tributes

     
    As you may have heard, Patrick McGoohan has died - one of the greats of '60s TV, and maybe Britain's most famous actor to have been born in Queens (Astoria, just to be exact.) AMC - producing a miniseries......
  • WFAN's leaky basement studio is not state of the art

     
    Even when I have been most critical of WFAN in general or Mike Francesa/Chris Russo in particular, no one there has taken issue with my description of the place as "a leaky basement in Astoria." It's been a problem since......
  • Max Kellerman bolts 1050, WatchDog comments ensue

     
    My intention not to blog Tuesday quickly blew to smithereens with the news Max Kellerman was out at 1050 ESPN, which prompted the most startling comments inundation I can recall here - a total of 111 last time I checked......
  • Brandon Tierney likely to succeed Kellerman on 1050

     
    One of my Friday column items concerns the much-speculated-upon addition of Max Kellerman to Mike Francesa's WFAN show, which surely would make for fascinating radio - at least until the end of the first week, when Kellerman dumps Francesa's Coke......
  • Remembering a bit of political history out of Astoria

     
    He was a first, Asher J. Matathias, told the crowd. The first Greek-American, Jewish man to run for the state Assembly. That was in 1974, in the 36th Assembly District in the Astoria section of Queens, Matathias told a Holocaust......
  • Spitzer, comebacks, and the U.S. shame shortage

     
    Consider yourself warned. Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, long on pride and short on shame, might try for a comeback, even if he now says otherwise. Last week he showed up with wife Silda Wall at a Waldorf-Astoria fundraiser, schmoozing and......
  • Senate split: Suggesting to Paterson a way out

     
    Here's the latest on the Albany deadlock from Mr. Madore: Paterson should use a little-known provision of the Public Officers Law to break the stalemate by appointing a lieutenant governor, good-government groups and an assemblyman said Monday. Citizens...
  • Obama, Mideast: 'Time to move forward'

     
    by Christi Parsons NEW YORK -- Insisting that Middle East peace-talks must move beyond a familiar pattern of taking "tentative steps forward and then stepping back," President Obama entered a meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders this afternoon...
  • 'Project Runway': More designers means more show for Season 8

     
    If you’ve always felt that an hour of “Project Runway” a week is not enough, then you’re in luck. At 9 p.m. Thursday, July 29, the series kicks off its eighth season featuring 17 designers – the most in series......
  • Helping The Cherif Family

    Thank you for your interest in helping the Cherif family. If you would like to send a donation, please send a check or money order made out to Debra Cherif. Do not send cash. Please put the payment in a stamped envelope, addressed to: Debra Cherif 27-...
  • Queens is Tops When it Comes to Happy Residents

    QUEENS, N.Y. (WPIX) -- If you want to find people who are happy about where they live, head to Queens. A new survey has found Queens residents are the most cheerful residents in the city. The survey says 51% of people living in the borough report being...