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Thankful just to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays

10 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages. Show More Summary

PHOTOS: LGBT Center Event Honors Women’s Right Activists And Politicians

15 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The LGBT Center in New York City honored iconic activist Gloria Steinem and New York State Assembly member Deborah J. Glick and Prudential at their 17th Annual Women’s Event last week. The Center welcomed hundreds (including Orange is the New Black favorite Lea Delaria and the revolutionary Edie Windsor) to the new Cipriani in downtown Manhattan for […]

Food for thought

Between the stuffing and the pie, please remember to give thanks to the people whose labor fills our groaning tables: New York State’s field

Bayside complex gets landmark nod

A stately Queens apartment complex has been designated a New York City landmark.

State pension fund loses $2B in three months

The New York state pension fund lost $2 billion in the past fiscal quarter as shaky markets eroded some of its portfolio, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the day before Thanksgiving. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

New $1B affordable-housing fund proposed

A nonprofit is proposing that Gov. Andrew Cuomo steer $1 billion of the state’s budget surplus to create an affordable-housing capital fund. The New York Housing Conference announced its idea... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYT corrects: Thanksgiving dishes article ‘contained numerous errors’

No, it’s not backing down on #grapegate. But The New York Times found numerous other issues with its Nov. 18 “The United States of Thanksgiving” feature: An article last Wednesday recommending a Thanksgiving dish from each state, with...Show More Summary

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

Bible Loving Public Safety Officer Wants ‘Traitor’ Obama ‘Shot’

On Rush Limbaugh’s Facebook page, a New York state fire chief wrote that our “traitor” president should be “shot” because of his executive action on immigration. Mother Jones reports: Last week, Limbaugh posted a photo of the president on his Facebook page with this caption: Imagine what would happen if just for a week, Obama [...]

NYT: US Weapons Already Finding Way Into ISIS Hands

Some of the weapons recently supplied to the Iraqi forces by U.S. taxpayers have already ended up in the hands of Islamic State jihadist, reports The New York Times. That is a testament of the entrenched corruption in Iraq’s military that threatens to undermine U.S. Show More Summary

A Map of the Most Googled ‘Distinct’ Thanksgiving Recipes Broken Down by State

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

The New York Times has a map of the United States detailing the most “distinct” Thanksgiving recipes Googled by each state. The results were compiled by Google, tossing out obvious choices like turkey and stuffing, instead focusing on unique foodstuffs, such as “frog eye salad” in the Rocky Mountain States and the “pig pickin cake” […]

Hunger Games Comes to New York’s Schools

The same billionaires who just bought the New York State Senate now want to own public education. It’s starve, test, and destroy.

Goldman, BASF, HSBC Accused Of Metals Price Fixing: U.S. Lawsuit

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Germany's BASF SE and two other big platinum and palladium dealers have been sued in the United States in what the plaintiff's law firm called the first nationwide class action over alleged price-fixing of the metals. Show More Summary

Lies Told to Me About Thanksgiving by the New York Times

According to Google and the New York Times, the most “distinct” Thanksgiving recipe in Georgia, my home state, a place known for fine delicacies like peanuts, peaches, pecans, Vidalia onions, Moon Pies, Coca-Cola, and RC Cola, is key lime cake, which the Times cheerfully describes as taking key lime pie “to the next level.” Leaving […]

What a single Google Map of popular Thanksgiving recipes reveals about the U.S.

Google data is all sorts of fascinating. The New York Times had Google’s science team pull data on all the most unique Thanksgiving recipes from each state (above). On it’s own, the map of recipes is fun to peruse. Frog eye salad is apparently super popular in Colorado and Wyoming. Pretzel salad is all the rage […]

Faith leaders decry push for legislative pay hike

Nuns and other faith leaders joined with advocates for the poor and labor groups Tuesday to criticize efforts by New York state lawmakers to raise their own salaries, saying they must first address... To view the full story, click the title link.

BuzzFeed Will Buy Its 700+ Employees Apple Watches If They Hit A Reasonable Goal — That's About $245,000

Buzzfeed has already generated more than $100 million in 2014 revenue, CEO Jonah Peretti stated in a company-wide memo obtained by Capital New York's Alex Weprin. The company was aiming to generate $100 million total this year. Peretti tells Business Insider that his company is profitable. Show More Summary

Has Google Invented the Spoon of the Future?

Simple-sounding tasks like sipping hot soup or enjoying New York's beloved state snack become all-out challenges for some who suffer from tremors as a result of neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's disease. Google — or a company...Show More Summary

NY: Transit Fund Gap Issue Seen

A new report from the New York Public Transit Association shows a pressing need for big money investments in transit systems aside from the MTA across the state as a record number of riders hop on buses and other modes of public transportation.

New York Is Music Coalition Gains Momentum at Recent Roundtable | Sights Set on Passing Empire State Music Production Tax Credit

On November 12, New York Is Music partnered with NYS Assemblyman Joseph Lentol to host a roundtable discussion focused on the coalition's first initiative: gaining support for the passing of the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit. Show More Summary

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