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Mayor almost frozen out of decision to shutdown subway

Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not give Mayor Bill de Blasio much notice of his plan to close the public transit system as an expected blizzard bore down on the city, the mayor said during a storm briefing... To view the full story, click the title link.

'Django' actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend plead not guilty to lewd conduct

An attorney representing "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday in a lewd conduct case stemming from their high-profile detention last fall.

We Could All Use A Little Hot Chocolate Right Now

In all likelihood, the demon goddess of winter just cleared her throat last night, with many chilling arias still waiting to be performed. But in February, at least, one can combat the seasonal affect disorder and frozen fingers with a mug of hot, molten chocolate at City Bakery's 23rd annual Hot Chocolate Festival. [ more › ]

Orange County school, closed because of asbestos, is back in session

School is in session again at an Orange County school that was closed for months after asbestos was discovered.

Taylor Swift Was Hacked But It's OK Now

Earlier today NYC's Global Welcome Ambassador was hacked. Below, we imagine how the morning played for Ms. Taylor Swift... [ more › ]

Then & Now: RPM

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We revisit the club that brought nightlife to the deepest edge of downtown, welcomed legends like the Ramones and Beastie Boys, and transformed resident DJ Chris Sheppard into a globe-trotting superstar. The massive club The Guvernment hosted its last event Sunday, as Deadmau5 closed out the joint that propelled his career. Show More Summary

An Introduction to Washington's Conflict Cuisines

Many of the D.C. area's ethnic restaurants are a direct result of their home country's political and military conflicts. [ more › ]

What Affluent Renters Consider Before Securing a High-End Summer Home in the Hamptons

It's imperative to realize that the east end of Long Island is a massive place. It's over 30 miles from Westhampton to East Hampton on the south fork and not that much shorter on the north fork between Riverhead and Orient. As a result, the experience of summering on Shelter Island as opposed to staying in Southampton is drastically different. Show More Summary

I Think I Think You Are Totally Wrong Is Totally Wrong, or, How David Shields and Caleb Powell's "Quarrel" Takes Up All the Air in the Room

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

David Shields: Look at this guy, just taking up space. David Shields takes up too much goddamned space. It's not that he's a bad writer, although he has written some very bad books (about which more soon). It's just that he's everywhere. Show More Summary

Google Fiber is Coming to Nine Metro Atlanta Cities

Who’s got two thumbs and lives in the only city in Cobb County that will soon have Google Fiber? Google Fiber announced today that they are expanding service to nine cities in metro Atlanta, bringing gigabit speed to the cities of Atlanta, Smyrna, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Decatur, Avondale Estates, Hapeville, East Point, and College Park. Show More Summary

The AP—how will it ever learn without its director of training?

Years ago, when I went to work for UPI in Saint Louis, my in-service training consisted of a demonstration of how to operate the teleprinter. Most of the time an operator would be available; but on Sundays, and also on Saturday and Monday nights, it was up to me to do everything myself.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Hershey’s Legal Victory Has Mobilized Angry Fans of Real British Chocolate

What the British call an "acquired taste." With America's two primary importers of British chocolate now wrangled into submission, Hershey's can rest easy knowing Reese's and York Peppermint Patties are again top dogs of the domestic candy aisle. Show More Summary

After meeting, Muriel Bowser says Boehner is more interested in ‘national agenda’ than D.C. marijuana vote

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser climbed Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a series of meetings with federal lawmakers — including two Democrats holding ranking positions on key committees, as well as the man who, more than any other, controls the fate of District matters in Congress: House Speaker John A. Boehner. After the meetings, Bowser (D) […]

Mr. Incredible convicted in Hollywood Boulevard brawl with Batgirl

A man who wears a Mr. Incredible costume to entertain tourists on Hollywood Boulevard was convicted Tuesday of punching and body-slamming a Batgirl during a fight last year.

Grindin’

The Grinder at Fred’s Meat & Bread in Krog Street Market.

Mario Batali's 'America Farm To Table' Celebrates Farmers With Delightful Recipes

While the recipes are simple and delicious, it’s the stories that make this cookbook a keeper. [ more › ]

UC doctors stage one-day strike at student-health clinics

About 125 doctors and dentists staged a one-day strike Tuesday at student health clinics at 10 UC campuses as part of a contract dispute between the union and the university system.

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