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Babies Born On Cross Bronx Expressway, Atlantic Avenue Yesterday

Two sets of parents welcomed impatient babies into the world alongside very busy NYC roadways yesterday. [ more › ]

TSA Chief: Hoo Boy, About Those Long Airport Security Lines

TSA Chief Peter Neffenger could have told the Today Show that the appalling wait times for airport security lines would eventually get shorter. He could have pointed out that it was wrong to pay government employees charged with protecting...Show More Summary

Popcorn & Candy: Beer And Weiner Edition

Documentaries galore, with topics ranging from heavy metal fans in a concert arena parking lot to disgraced politicians. [ more › ]

PG&E's Lawyers Are Now Accusing Federal Prosecutors Of Lying In San Bruno Case

This is rich. As PG&E awaits being vilified in front of a jury in the criminal trial pertaining to the infamous 2010 San Bruno cul de sac inferno, their lawyers are pulling out all the stops to try to get the charges against them reduced or dropped on a technicality ? or what they are categorizing as "tainted" evidence that must be thrown out. [ more › ]

Thursday Lunchtime Links: Alleged Local Fabulist Unmasked

Church for sale, Twitter's not buying it, MTC's fancy digs. [ more › ]

Former Cuomo counsel to replace Scott Rechler as Port Authority vice chair

A former member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's staff is taking over as vice chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Steven Cohen will replace Scott Rechler. Cohen is an attorney... To view the full story, click the title link.

Appetizing Aperture

Saturday, May 28 is National Brisket Day. “Oh,” you say, “there goes my day, watching the smoker smoke that darn brisket into a state of tenderness.” Not so. The Brisket Burger ($14) at Ray’s Restaurants is ready at lunchtime, Monday through Saturday. Show More Summary

Discover The Mysterious Planet At The Edge Of Our Solar System At The Adler

As you'll learn at the planetarium's new sky show, debuting Friday, this not-yet-discovered planet is HUGE. [ more › ]

Sauvage, From the Maison Premiere Team, Debuts in Greenpoint

Plymouth Rock pot-au-feu with chicken-skin schmaltz toast. Fresh off their James Beard Foundation win for Outstanding Bar Program, Maison Premiere's Joshua Boissy, Krystof Zizka, and chef Lisa Giffen have opened their much-anticipated...Show More Summary

The 6 Best Bike Rides In NYC

Riding a bike in the city is great, even if it comes with downsides like turning into a sweaty mess, getting distracted by hot dudes with no shirts and cute girls in sports bras out for jogs, and bright ideas like “Hey it’s nice maybe...Show More Summary

BART Adding 35,000 New Hanging Hand Straps To Steady Standing Passengers

The number of straps in each car will be raised from 30 to 80. [ more › ]

Completed Mission Bay Park Fenced Off For Months Due To Red Tape

The children's park was first supposed to open in November. The date got pushed to January, and then to August. Meanwhile, work on the park is long since completed. [ more › ]

Make NYC's Retiree Health Benefit Trust More Trustworthy

The City of New York has a $70 billion liability for retiree health insurance costs and other post-employment benefits (OPEB), not including pensions. These benefits are contractually owed to retired city employees and are largely unfunded. Show More Summary

Beth Israel's radical restructuring tells another story

The announcement that the current Beth Israel Hospital will be closed and replaced by a new facility with only 10% as many beds brings to 19 the number of hospitals shuttered or radically downsized... To view the full story, click the title link.

A Former Chicago Spelling Champ Takes Us Inside The National Spelling Bee

Former National Spelling Bee contestant and Hyde Park native Devora Klionsky on the bee experience, why spelling matters, and whether the kids at the bee are as quirky as they seem on TV. [ more › ]

Uber And Lyft Are Threatening To Leave Chicago

Uber's Chicago general manager Marco McCottry said, "If this ordinance were to pass, ride-sharing as we know it would no longer exist in Chicago." [ more › ]

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Is Dazzlingly Spectacular When It Doesn't Stick To Formula

'X-Men: Apocalypse' is too long and has too many characters, but it at least is ridiculous and occasionally sublime. [ more › ]

Corey Feldman On Hollywood Pedophilia Allegations: 'I Would Love To Name Names'

"I would love to name names. I'd love to be the first to do it. But unfortunately California conveniently enough has a statute of limitations that prevents that from happening." [ more › ]

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