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American Realty ex-CFO forfeits $35M in pay

Brian Block, the former chief financial officer of American Realty Capital Properties Inc. who resigned after the company found errors in its financial statements, is leaving behind a pay package... To view the full story, click the title link.

Starbucks Will Roll Out Coffee Delivery Next Year

Hot and fresh to your doorstep. After announcing lackluster quarterly sales yesterday — revenue rose 10 percent, but still did not meet expectations — Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz teased big news about the chain's next frontier, which will be coffee delivery connected to the chain's mobile-ordering app. Show More Summary

These May Be the Greatest Halloween Portraits of All Time

Canadian born photographer Joey L. has been shooting eye-catching portraits, campaigns and billboards of some of the most recognizable people of our time -- from Anne Hathaway to Jennifer Lawrence. He'll be the first to admit, however,...Show More Summary

"The Real Thing": Stoppard's Love Play With McGregor and Gyllenhaal

The course of true love never did run smooth, as one of Tom Stoppard's favorite writers once observed, but for the star-crossed adulterers in The Real Thing, his smart and funny play which opened last night in a curiously anemic andShow More Summary

Mentally Ill Son Who Beheaded Mom Was Off His Meds

21 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

The uncle of the mentally ill man who beheaded his mother earlier this week says that he was a "sick, sick kid" who had been off his meds for days. "He killed my sister because we couldn’t get the prescriptions he needed. For four days, he didn’t have his meds,” Rev. Show More Summary

The War on Teacher Tenure

Time Magazine's recent cover on teacher tenure has set up a furious debate nationwide about teachers and even a petition from the American Federation of Teachers for an apology from Time. The article itself is reasonable and focuses on the recent California decision in Vergara vs. Show More Summary

Carriage horses clip-clop away while de Blasio stalls on ban

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio assured animal-rights activists during his run for City Hall that he would rid Central Park of horse-drawn carriages, which he called inhumane. "We are going to get rid... To view the full story, click the title link.

13 of the Creepiest Haunted Bars and Restaurants in America

By: Kristin Hunt We've all outstayed our welcomes at bars and restaurants from time to time, but some places have pesky customers who have been there for ages. Literally. At these 13 creepy joints, the spirits extend well beyond a nice whiskey list. Show More Summary

MSG sales top estimates as it weighs split

Madison Square Garden Co., which is exploring a split into two companies, beat revenue estimates as sales from its concerts and events rose. Revenue for the quarter ending Sept. 30 rose 12% to $241.7... To view the full story, click the title link.

Texas donor to mayor's cause benefited from de Blasio bill

Two weeks ago, a man named Alexis Lodde made a $100,000 donation to a Hudson Valley Democratic account. It was an exceptionally large gift, particularly for a Texan who until recently had never given... To view the full story, click the title link.

Garbage Truck Driver Flees After Fatally Striking Man in Chinatown

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a garbage truck in Chinatown last night, and authorities say he was dragged for several yards by the vehicle before its driver sped away. [ more › ]

1 Killed, 2 Injured In Queens Nightclub Shooting

A woman was killed and two others were injured at a shooting outside a nightclub in Queens early this morning. [ more › ]

Photos: Gowanus Canal Becomes Highway To Hades For The Dreary Coast

    I was hanging around a crowded bar in Gowanus one recent Friday night when three women wearing earth-tone cloaks drifted in and started ringing a bell. Lavender Lake, the bar, was typically boisterous, and few patrons seemed to pay these solemn-looking priestesses any mind. Show More Summary

Marco Canora’s Brodo, Opening Monday, Wants to Make Broth the New Juice

From left: Gingered grass-fed-beef broth, organic-chicken broth, and Hearth broth, made from two turkeys, 40 pounds of beef shin, and 15 stewing fowl. When most fine-dining chefs set out to choose the type of fast-casual spinoff which...Show More Summary

This Strip Mall Café Dressed Up As a Pretentious Restaurant for Halloween

They broke out the tweezers and did their best Alinea impression last year, and today Real Kitchen is back with another Halloween spectacular. The home-cooking inspired establishment's parody of Grant Achatz's food was decidedly lighthearted,...Show More Summary

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. Show More Summary

Halloween in NYC

As daylight broke over New York's Upper East Side Friday morning it revealed a most eerie sight. There they were, hanging on railings, peeking through windows, resting on stoops, and climbing facades. Ghosts, goblins, mummies and skeletons. Show More Summary

NYPD Arrests Man For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Columbia Grad Student

Shortly after asking the public for help in identifying a man accused of following a Columbia graduate student into student housing and attacking her, police arrested the suspect. [ more › ]

The Quarantine of Nurse Kaci Hickox Epitomizes a Scientifically Ignorant and Paranoid Society Frightened of Ebola

There have been two contracted cases and one death from Ebola within the U.S., therefore it's a bit of a stretch to say we're facing an outbreak or epidemic. However, before discussing the injustices experienced by Kaci Hickox, a woman...Show More Summary

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