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Lasker Rink Will Reopen On Thanksgiving!

Less than two weeks after announcing it would not open this season, the Lasker ice skating rink in Central Park will in fact reopen tomorrow! [ more › ]

Someone’s Finally Brewing Sriracha Beer

Rogue, a brewery known to pander to the people with the occasional stunt beer or two, has seemingly partnered with this little-known California company that people say makes a pretty good hot sauce for its latest stout. Don't shake well,...Show More Summary

At $40B, Uber's value would trump Tesla, Netflix, Alcoa

A potential round of financing by Uber Technologies Inc. valuing it as high as $40 billion would make the mobile car-booking company more valuable than three-quarters of Standard & Poor's 500... To view the full story, click the title link.

Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues

Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored... To view the full story, click the title link.

Pepsi readies Super Bowl campaign early

Super Bowl 49 is still more than two months away, but Pepsi is drumming up an audience for the halftime show. Pepsi has been a long-time Super Bowl commercial sponsor and is sponsoring the halftime... To view the full story, click the title link.

The New York Times Pens Legendary Correction for Its Big Thanksgiving Feature

Is it time to eat yet? The New York Times kicked off Thanksgiving with a huge recipe package that, in theory, pulled an exemplary recipe from each state. Of course, anything that spans as much of the USA and its culinary terrain as this one is bound to hit a pothole or two along the way. Show More Summary

NY Times Issues Lengthy Thanksgiving Day Recipe Correction

Obviously the paper issued this massive correction for the sole purpose of NOT taking back the the whole Grape Salad thing. You feel that side eye, Minnesota? [h/t John McQuaid] [ more › ]

The Thanksgiving Weathergeddon Travelpocalypse Is Upon Us

Weather wizards warned us yesterday to cancel Thanksgiving and spend the next few days inside armed with ice picks, and they were right: it's already disgusting outside. The cold rain battering your window will, unfortunately, stick around all morning, until it turns into a sad snow/rain mix within the hour. [ more › ]

Thanksgiving Weekend Kicks Off With #Blessed 7 Train Delays

Just as birds gotta fly and fish gotta swim, so too does the subway system need to break down at inopportune times. The 7 train has been a mess for commuters all week, and things are no different this morning: starting around 7:30 a.m.,...Show More Summary

MasterChef Junior Recap: Slightly Less Adorbz Than Usual

Well, the kids are still great at least. Maybe Fox knew lots of people would be checking out early for Thanksgiving, since this week's episode was slightly lackluster. It opened with an egg challenge. The child chefs were asked to make...Show More Summary

People Have Donated $80K to a Ferguson Bakery That Got Vandalized

From DuBose's crowd-funding page. Last week, Natalie Dubose, a small-business owner, said she worried her Natalie's Cakes and More, which is two blocks from the police station, might become a target after the grand jury ruling. "Just don't burn my shop down; don't destroy it," she told CNN. Show More Summary

Nor'easter snarls Thanksgiving travels

More than 200 flights have been canceled at airports in the northeast as a storm packing rain and snow moved up the East Coast, disrupting plans for travelers on their way to Thanksgiving... To view the full story, click the title l...

New App Lets Apartment Seekers Skip Heinous Broker's Fees

Broker's fees are one of the most popular grifts in the city, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with an app enabling us to avoid that racket. It's no Leftover Swap but...nothing is. [ more › ]

It's Thanksgiving, So Why Not Talk About Pizza?

If you're going to have an anti-Thanksgiving, or perhaps looking for something to eat the night after Thanksgiving, it just seems like pizza is the right choice. But where? Pizza Fresca? Motorino? Eataly? A dozen new others popping up all over Manhattan? Two months ago, my hood being the Flatiron, Motorino would have been our first choice. Show More Summary

NYPD: This Guy Threw A Brick At Person Withdrawing Money From ATM

The police are looking for a man who allegedly attacked a Citibank ATM user in Queens. [ more › ]

Morning 10: NYPD on Ferguson | MTA report | NYC's rosy budget

When a Staten Island grand jury returns a decision in a police-involved death, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton plans to work with protesters to avoid the kind of unrest taking place in Ferguson, Mo.... To view the full story, click the title link.

125 Photos From Last Night's Massive Traffic-Blocking Ferguson Protest In NYC

  Several thousand protesters dispersed across the city to shut down access to the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges, the entrances to the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, and portions of the FDR and West Side Highways, venting their rage...Show More Summary

Stake in 11 Times Square for sale

A piece of 11 Times Square is up for grabs. SJP Properties and its investors, the developers of the trophy office building, are selling a 49% stake in the 40-story glass tower, according to the New... To view the full story, click the title link.

Restaurant Sort of Apologizes for Serving a ‘Roofie Cocktail’

That's a mudslide at best. A well-regarded gastropub in the Rosebank neighborhood of Staten Island called the Phunky Elephant thought it'd be cute to take a cue from Family Guy and put a "Roofie Colada" on its drink menu. The name is...Show More Summary

The Power of #GivingTuesday -- December 2, 2014

As Americans, we have much to be thankful for. We live in a great nation with services that support us and our loved ones. As a City Council Member representing the East Side of Manhattan, I am also deeply thankful to be a New Yorker. Show More Summary

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