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Turkish President’s Allies Increasing Pressure on Times and Reporter

The New York Times and one of its Istanbul correspondents have been denounced with growing furor in reaction to an article and photograph about the recruitment of fighters in Turkey by the Islamic State.

Several Cartoonists Sign Petition Vs Brooklyn Book Festival Taking Israeli State Funding For A Panel

You can read the petition here. I think it's pretty straight forward. At issue is the sponsorship of a panel by Israel's Office of Cultural Affairs in New York. That's an embassy-hosted effort that does a lot of presenting art from Israel in a variety of settings. Show More Summary

Dad can use Facebook to serve child support papers, judge rules

5 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

Times are changing. For the first time, a New York state judge ruled that Facebook is an acceptable way to serve legal papers.

New York’s Cuomo Had Hoped To Have Autobiography Launch White House Run

Too many problems are getting in the way of Andrew Cuomo finishing his book as a prelude to a presidential run. Running a state gets in the way of writing a book. And Hillary Clinton gets in the way of any other Democrat who might want the job. The HarperCollins book’s original ghostwriter and editor [...]

Questions New Yorkers Are Asking

"In the United States you can ask everything" seems to be the motto behind a group of simple, yet provocative, questions that are popping up in New York City sidewalks these days. In the attempt to start a citywide dialogue with "the...Show More Summary

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Offers Free Zoo Passes To Illegal Immigrants

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is offering free zoo passes and other half-price tickets and admission freebies to illegal immigrants in his city. The rewards for the individuals who broke the law to enter the United States is a part...Show More Summary

People's Climate March: 9 Ways to Get Kids Involved

Post by Suzee Skwiot. This Sunday, September 21, thousands of participants will take to the streets of New York City to join in the People's Climate March. Heads of state are headed to the Big Apple to attend a summit on climate change. Show More Summary

ISIS In America: 40 Islamic State Fighters May Have Returned To U.S.

A total of 40 American ISIS fighters have already traveled back home to the United States, according to Representative Tim Bishop, a Democrat from New York. The lawmaker stated during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized American...Show More Summary

Fox Host Falsely Claims New York's Municipal ID Program Will Give Undocumented Immigrants Voting Rights

Fox News co-host Steve Doocy claimed New York City's new law allowing municipal identifications to all city residents will allow undocumented immigrants to vote in state and local elections. But New York City's election law clearly stipulates that only U.S. Show More Summary

New York (Texas and Tennessee) fact of the day

The median household income in the city of New York is a few hundred dollars a year more than the median household income in the state of Texas, but in practical terms the average New York City household is much worse off.The most obvious issue is the cost of housing, which for New Yorkers is […]

Geraldo and Doocy Battle over Whether ‘Illegal Immigrants’ in NYC Can Vote Now

15 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The Fox and Friends hosts seemed slightly confused about a New York City program to give government documentation to illegal immigrants, worried that they now had the ability to vote in state and local elections. (Hint: no, they can't.)

Martha Thomases: Defending Peter Pan

Over the weekend, film critic A. O. Scott wrote a long essay in The New York Times Magazine that irked me, and I wanted to use my column to unpack some of my feelings about it. If you have opinions about the state of modern pop culture, you might want to join me. (I’m now […]

Empire State's bridges in a sorry state

THE EMPIRE State’s bridges are in a sorry state. A new national report found New York’s bridges are in such substandard condition that those of only one U.S. state rated worse.

NYC Clinton Park Stables get horse advocate's approval

They’re not horsing around at the Clinton Park Stables. That was the assessment of the president of the New York State Horse Council after visiting the West Side facility Thursday to see firsthand how New York City’s carriage horses are treated.

MTA To Get Over $1B In Federal Funding

Earlier today, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will receive $1.915 billion in storm resiliency funding from the federal government. Approximately $1.6 billion of the funding will go to the MTA. Here are the details: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State expects to receive $1.915 billion in […]

As Attention to Surrogacy Surges, Laws Seem Poised to Get a Whole Lot Worse

yesterdayNews : Reason

The New York Times attempts to unravel he tangled web of surrogacy laws and feels in the United States:  While surrogacy is far more accepted in the United States than in most countries, and increasing rapidly (more than 2,000 babies will be born through it here this year), it remains, like abortion, a polarizing and charged issue. Show More Summary

Let's thwart Andrew Cuomo's best-laid plans and win a truly Democratic state Senate in New York

Want to beat up on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo some more? Of course you do! So donate for a Democratic Senate. We all know how Working Families Party Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised to veto an aggressive Republican gerrymander of the state Senate, then signed it into law. Show More Summary

Three Years Needed To Clean NYC Bus Terminal's Wretched Bathrooms

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently stated it would take three years to upgrade the bathrooms at its bus terminal, the single worst place on earth. It only took four years for them to build the entire fucking George Washington Bridge. Read more...

As if this was ever a zero sum game

Today I finalized my travel plans for heading to Rhinebeck, aka the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. It’s going to be fabulous, and not only do I get to visit the fairgrounds and eat delicious food and buy … Continue reading ...

Walmart Fakes 'Sugar Tax' on N.Y. Soda Sales

Consumers at 117 Wal-Mart stores in New York were sold Coca-Cola soda 12-packs at $3.50 -- 50 cents higher than a nationally advertised price -- and falsely told that the extra cost was due to a state sugar tax when no such tax exists. Show More Summary

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