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Surge in holiday hiring boosts city job growth

If one needed any more proof that the Christmas season is starting earlier and earlier, behold New York City's employment data released Thursday. The numbers from the state Labor Department show... To view the full story, click the title link.

Unlicensed Driver Who Killed UES Pedestrian Gets $400 Fine, No Jail Time

An unlicensed driver who struck and killed a woman crossing a street on the Upper East Side is walking away with a $400 slap on the wrist, despite the incident having occurred while she was in the crosswalk. [ more › ]

State releases its first medical marijuana rules

New York state released proposed regulations Tuesday for a medical-marijuana program that is on track to start treating patients in one year's time. Organizations hoping to grow the product must pay... To view the full story, click the title link.

8 Greek Islands Cheaper Than NYC Apartments

   So you're ready to get off the rental unit superhighway and take the first exit ramp onto ownership boulevard—but you're well aware that rental prices around NYC are more obscene than a man furiously licking his shoe on the subway. Show More Summary

D.C. Now Enforcing 'Ban The Box' Legislation

The Office of Human Rights is doing outreach to help returning citizens understand the new law. [ more › ]

The Chicagoist 2014 Charitable Gift Guide

This is the season for giving and here are some charities that can use your generosity. [ more › ]

Popcorn & Candy: We Can't Let Them Win Edition

Just because Sony cancelled "The Interview," doesn't mean you shouldn't still go to the movies. [ more › ]

The Art They Loved and Hated at Seattle's Tallest Building Is Gone

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

There goes the art, hauled out the front door of Seattle's tallest skyscraper yesterday. Dan Webb was the artist who made it specifically for the lobby at Columbia Center in 2005. "Are the monkeys going away?" asked an older woman in a business suit and a hurry, on her way out the front door of Seattle's tallest skyscraper Wednesday. Show More Summary

What to Eat at the West Village Outpost of Jack’s Wife Freda, Opening Tomorrow

Grain bowl: red quinoa, seasonal vegetables, boiled egg, and sweet-soy vinaigrette. The second location of Jack's Wife Freda opens at 50 Carmine Street tomorrow, and while the design and the menu stay true to the popular Lafayette Street original, the West Village menus are slightly different. Show More Summary

Schorsch accused of manipulating REIT's books

American Realty Capital Properties Inc.'s former chief accounting officer, Lisa McAlister, has filed a suit in New York state court accusing Nicholas Schorsch, former chairman of the company, of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Congressman Doug Collins On What We Need To Know About The CROmnibus

I’ve seen some strong language from conservative friends on Facebook who are saying that Georgia’s Republican congressmen who voted in favor of the termed “CROmnibus” bill that recently passed Congress have “betrayed” conservative voters. Show More Summary

Our Critics' Top Picks Today

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

DINA MARTINA AND CHRISTMAS GO TOGETHER LIKE BOOZE AND EGG NOG Dina Martina Christmas Show @ Re-Bar"Over the years, The Stranger has called Dina Martina many things, including "a one-woman Circus of the Stars," a "walrus prostitute,"Show More Summary

Fashion Week gets kicked out of Lincoln Center

The clock is ticking for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to find a temporary home. Earlier this week, a judge ordered the twice-yearly event, which is owned by IMG Worldwide, to vacate its current space... To view the full story, click the title link.

Poll: Neigh! NYers like horses more than the mayor

Whoa, Nelly! The Central Park horse carriages are outperforming Mayor Bill de Blasio in a new poll. Some 67% of New Yorkers support the horse carriages, the highest approval rating recorded by... To view the full story, click the title link.

Eye on the Street

Clairemont near Garden Lane, Decatur GA (pic submitted by Gwyneth)

Man held in 1989 slaying of transgender woman in Santa Ana

A 63-year-old retiree was being held Thursday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman in 1989, a cold case that authorities say was revived through advances in forensic technology.

Emanuel heading to Chile for holidays, despite possible criticism

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will soon take his annual holiday family vacation to Chile, a move he acknowledged opens him up to criticism just two months before he seeks re-election.

America Prepares Its Official Surrender to North Korea as Paramount Bans Screenings of Team America: World Police

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This just keeps getting more and more ludicrous. Three movie theaters say Paramount Pictures has ordered them not to show Team America: World Police one day after Sony Pictures surrendered to cyberterrorists and pulled The Interview. The...Show More Summary

Chicago Park District on path for hiring compliance

The Chicago Park District could become the first city agency to comply with a long-standing federal court ban on political hiring without the lengthy and costly process of having an outside monitor.

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