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  • Salesman helped make a name out of National Premium and Natty Boh

    Salesman helped make a name out of National Premium and Natty Boh
    Whenever you drink a National Premium or Natty Boh, think of Jerome "Jerry" DiPaolo, the colorful National Brewing Co. salesman and executive who helped make it one of the most recognizable and respected beers for more than 40 years in Baltimore and...
  • Latest Subway Perv Exposes Himself On R Train [PHOTO]

    Latest Subway Perv Exposes Himself On R Train [PHOTO]
    The newest weapon against perverts appears to be exposure...catching their images on cellphones. That's just what a 20 year old woman did aboard a Manhattan-bound R train when a man sitting across from her suddenly exposed himself. It happened just before...
  • Patrick McGoohan dies at 80; TV's 'Secret Agent' and 'Prisoner'

    Patrick McGoohan dies at 80; TV's 'Secret Agent' and 'Prisoner'
    Patrick McGoohan, a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor who starred as a British spy in the 1960s TV series "Secret Agent" and gained cult status later in the decade as the star of the enigmatic series "The Prisoner," has died. He was 80. McGoohan, whose...
  • New York offers a wealth of fun for budget travelers

    New York On Park Avenue, begonias are blooming in hues matching the blur of passing taxicabs. At Bryant Park, the white tents of Fashion Week have been tucked away, and grass now shines on the lawn. And throughout the city, hotels and restaurants are...
  • New York's film, TV incentives could tax L.A.'s economy

    New York's film, TV incentives could tax L.A.'s economy
    IS THIS city poised to take a bite out of Hollywood's bread and butter? A dramatically expanded state tax credit for film and television productions has made New York a more appealing shooting locale than ever, bringing a wave of projects into the city...
  • 'Okie Noodling II' out on DVD July 12; watch your fingers

     
    I must admit, this job has been educational. Take "noodling." I had no idea what it was until I was asked to review "Okie Noodling II," which will be out on DVD July 12 and be shown on MavTV later......
  • Barack Obama cautions against cockiness

     
    by John McCormick NEW YORK - Sen. Barack Obama has already raised more than $450 million for his presidential bid, but he starts and ends today with massive fundraisers in Gotham. A breakfast event at the Metropolitan Club ran $30,800......
  • Obama, McCain share laughs at dinner

     
    NEW YORK -- Barack Obama and John McCain appeared together last night at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. The entertaining pool report here comes from the New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: Sen. Barack Obama was preceded - actually,......
  • Still no word from Astoria on Mike Francesa sidekick

     
    I have indicated in the newspaper, on the blog and in email responses to readers that I thought the Mike Francesa sidekick thing would be resolved by the end of this week. Well, the week is about over, and there......
  • Mike Francesa, Don Imus used to chat daily at WFAN

     
    WFAN plans to leave its tattered basement digs in Astoria for a shiny new studio in lower Manhattan sometime in 2009. In the meantime, there isn't much decorating going on, which is obvious from a visit to Mike Francesa's office,......
  • 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......