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Scandal clouds real estate investor's empire

Nicholas Schorsch is one of New York's busiest buyers of real estate. In the past three years, he has made more than 60 deals around the country, including, in the city, Worldwide Plaza, a Times... To view the full story, click the title link.

Gin Palace Will Close Temporarily to Stop It From Sinking Into the Ground

The low-lit space will only be out of commission for a couple of months. Ravi DeRossi sends word that Gin Palace, part of his East Village bar complex that includes the bitters-themed Amor y Amargo and rum-fueled Cienfuegos, is right now sinking into the East Village. Show More Summary

Group may seek higher living wage at ice center

The developer looking to build the world’s largest ice-skating complex at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx will not have to match a recent increase in the city’s living wage, according... To view the full story, click the title l...

Pencil This In: Geja's 41st Annual Pro/Am Wine Tasting Contest

Now is your chance to put your nose, palate and wine knowledge to the test. Geja's Cafe presents the country's longest running blind wine tasting competition this Sunday. [ more › ]

Maine 'thinking locally' on Ebola

Even without the Halloween decorations adorning many of the houses, the small Maine border town of Fort Kent would have something of a ghostly feel. There are few people on the streets, and little activity. Early this morning, it was...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Hand Guns

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pew pew. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Lisa Dejong FIELD NOTES: Everyone get ready to unholster your fake guns—Halloween is here and we expect to see all kinds of creative prop usage. We anticipate cowfolk, gangsters, spies, and more packing “handmade” heat while gorging on candy and chocolate. We’re looking forward to everyone dressing up, living […]

Pipefitters union puts up billboard supporting Emanuel

The statewide election hasn't even arrived yet in the close contest for governor and other county, state and federal races, but one local labor organization already is trumpeting its public support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a prominent billboard along a Chicago expressway.

A Short History of Gordon Ramsay’s Softer Side

He certainly turned that frown upside down. Last night, the British chef went on the Tonight Show to promote the new season of MasterChef Junior and admitted to Jimmy Fallon that he cried when it was time to slaughter the pair of Heritage breed pigs he and his family had raised for meat. Show More Summary

As Midterm Elections Approach, Politicians Are Making the Most of the Ebola Scare

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mykhaylo Palinchak / Shutterstock.com This Halloween, President Obama is the only brave politician in America. It's been incredibly disheartening to watch the political response to Ebola. I don't mean the "politicization" of Ebola—everything...Show More Summary

Anglotees Alert: New Designs LIVE – MI5 and MI6 and Union Who Returns

We’ve got an exciting line-up at Anglotees this week! We’ve got two new designs, one dedicated to MI5 and the other one dedicated to MI6. We’ve also brought back Union Who for a limited print run so people can order for Christmas. MI5: Our Tribute to Britain’s Domestic Secret Service – Est. Show More Summary

A Sippable Bone Broth Takeout Window Is Opening In The East Village

The liquid diet trend has now moved beyond extruded produce and into boiled animal parts. On Monday, East Village restaurant Hearth will launch a to-go window that dispenses steaming cups of seasoned broth with sippy lids like takeout coffee. Show More Summary

Group may seek higher living wage at Bronx ice center

The developer looking to build the world’s largest ice-skating complex at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx will not have to match a recent increase in the city’s living wage, according... To view the full story, click the title l...

FDNY's Mascot "Hot Dog" Is Now On Social Media, People

Joining the ranks of official city mascots on Instagram (okay, maybe it's just one other official city mascot) is the FDNY's own fire safety dalmatian, Hot Dog. He's kind of a name-dropper—look who he did CPR training with: [ more ›...

Open-Source Rapid Prototyping for Biology

From Open Trons on Kickstarter The OT.One is a personal liquid handling robot for biotech innovation:

RedEye Rundown: Fireball freakout

This week's RedEye Rundown will have no Halloween puns because we're already talking about Christmas.  So sit back, press play and try to ignore Jared from the office, who's totally taking Halloween too seriously right now. Seriously, Jared, an inflatable dinosaur costume? Here's the Rundown: >> No. Show More Summary

Misleading Headline of the Day

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This comes to us courtesy of Stranger parolee Brad Steinbacher... Baffert Reluctantly Pulls Out of Juvenile In a shocking twist it turns out that Baffert is not a Roman Catholic archbishop. Find out who Baffert is—and exactly who or what Baffert pulled out of—after the jump... Dept. Show More Summary

I'm With Stupid: Brother Love's Non-Traveling Salvation Pumpkins

It's Halloween, which means that by virtue of living in central Colorado, I am once again privy to the miracle of the pumpkins, an annual happening I became aware of several years ago on a drive to a trailhead. There is a road near where...Show More Summary

Missing mother of young boys found wandering Long Beach is identified

Police have identified the missing mother of two toddlers found Thursday roaming a busy street in Long Beach.

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