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Anthony Scaramucci finds SkyBridge buyers in an Obama fundraiser and a Chinese conglomerate

SkyBridge Capital, the investment firm founded by incoming White House adviser Anthony Scaramucci, agreed to sell a majority stake to HNA Capital U.S., which is controlled by Chinese billionaire Chen... To view the full story, click the title link.

Extra, Extra: Breaking Down How Louis C.K. Tells Jokes

Because sometimes people do really leave the country after a new president is elected, check out today's end-of-day links: pro-life feminists, subway hair dye, whither the Democratic Party, how Louis C.K. tells jokes, Jerry Seinfeld goes to Netflix, and dog hates scale. Show More Summary

Former State Senator John Sampson Sentenced To Five Years For Trying To Kneecap Investigation Into His Shenanigans

A judge sentenced former Brooklyn state Sen. John Sampson to five years in prison today for lying to FBI agents and obstructing justice during a probe into his alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreclosed properties he was supposed to be protecting. [ more › ]

Forecast: Drizzly Today, With No Cold Weather In Sight

Today's forecast has a whole lot of activity going on behind the scenes, but the end result is a day of cloudy, foggy, drizzly weather. The low that brought us a third of an inch of rain yesterday is south of Long Island this morning. Show More Summary

The DeVos Hearings Should Remind Us Of What Corruption Really Is

The word “corruption” to the American ear usually leads to another: bribery. We have a narrow definition of corruption, an image of someone paying a government official with a bag of cash slipped under the office door. We like to think of ourselves as above such open thievery. Show More Summary

Dishonest Cyber Mocks Trump After He Tweets Photo Of Trump Working Very, Very Hard On Big Speech

Donald Trump, who may or may not be literate, send out a tremendous tweet this morning in which he posed in front of a Magic Eye-worthy backdrop while pretending to handwrite his inaugural address. [ more › ]

Tips For Participating In The Coming NYC Trump Protests

The weekend is shaping up to be dominated, in terms of news coverage and psychic space, by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, and a lot of people seem intent on doing something other than binge drinking and screaming into a couch pillow in response. Show More Summary

ClassPass meets Netflix: Streaming workout startup launches

Combining the subscription model of Class Pass with the all-you-can-eat approach of Netflix, Manhattan-based Fortë officially launched its fitness streaming business Wednesday. The company, one... To view the full story, click the title link.

Video: Larry David Crashes John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' Promo

It's been over two months since John Oliver was last on air, parsing the results of the election and the coronation of President Wombat. Since then, he's kept himself busy sharing his anxieties with Stephen Colbert and learning that gay New Yorkers care more about Wendy Williams than him. Show More Summary

Cuomo budget assumes Trump will keep federal spigot open

Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolled out a business-as-usual budget Wednesday, with fingers crossed that Republicans in Washington will not pull the rug out from under New York. Federal dollars account for... To view the full story, click the title link.

City Council Approves Four More Years Of Selling Off Property Debt To A Bank

New York City will continue to enlist a private, multinational bank to collect debt from thousands of delinquent property owners for at least four more years, following a 10-0 Finance Committee vote on Wednesday. [ more › ]

Duane Reade to lay off more than 200 and shut down Maspeth distribution center

Duane Reade plans to lay off 214 workers at its distribution center in Maspeth, Queens, starting in April as it prepares to shut down the facility at the end of May. A new distribution center, to be... To view the full story, click the title link.

Trump Wants Democrats Boycotting His Inauguration To Return Their Tickets Because... He Needs Them?

60 Democrats in Congress are boycotting President-elect Trump's inauguration on Friday, including Georgia Representative John Lewis and New York Reps. Yvette Clark, Jerry Nadler, Nydia Velazquez, Adriano Espaillat and Jose Serrano, to name a few. Show More Summary

Trump's tax plan isn't even law and already it's taken a toll on city's affordable housing projects

The Trump administration's plan to cut corporate taxes might be good for multinational businesses but it already is wreaking havoc on affordable housing developers who raise money for their projects... To view the full story, click the title link.

It's A Smoke Show At Pig Bleecker In Greenwich Village

Pig Beach, purveyors of BBQ in Gowanus, expand their reach into Manhattan today with the opening of Pig Bleecker, their spinoff on...Bleecker Street. Chef Matt Abdoo, who was at Del Posto before turning to the smoker, doubles down on the smoke factor at the new restaurant but has broadened his horizons beyond barbecued meats. [ more › ]

State budget proposal includes three-year extension of the film and television tax credit

Gov. Andrew Cuomo included in his state budget proposal Tuesday night a three-year extension of the New York's annual $420 million film and television tax credit. Without legislative action, the... To view the full story, click the title link.

NBC Is Bringing Back 'Will & Grace' For 10 Episodes

Twin Peaks will serve a hot cup of new episodes this spring; 24 has enlisted a new Jack Bauer stand-in for a new generation; The X-Files found new cases to investigate; even Prison Break apparently has enough fans to warrant a new break (from prison). Show More Summary

Hudson Yards tower sells more than 25% of its units as luxury condo market shows sparks

A condo tower rising in what’s billed as Manhattan’s newest neighborhood reported that more than a quarter of its 285 units have sold since marketing began in September, a sign that local... To view the full story, click the title l...

Midtown Hit-And-Run Renews Calls For 'AMBER Alert' System To Catch Drivers Who Flee

Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez renewed his call yesterday for two bills intended to hold hit-and-run drivers accountable following a hit-and-run in midtown on Monday which left a man in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital. [ more › ]

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