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  • Jill Soloway Wants to Make Sets Safer Following Jeffrey Tambor AccusationsJill Soloway Wants to Make Sets Safer Following Jeffrey Tambor Accusations

    During Saturday’s panel discussion at Vulture Festival L.A., Jill Soloway chose not to comment on the the accusations currently leveled at Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor. However, she explained her silence is intended to “protect the process, and make sure that we have a process with the most integrity to make ... More »

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  • Push to raise awareness for those who may have been sickened by toxins released in 9/11 attacksPush to raise awareness for those who may have been sickened by toxins released in 9/11 attacks

    The goal is to register everyone who might be eligible for medical treatment and compensation - those who went to school, lived worked or volunteered in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights in the months that followed the attack.

    ABC 7 New York / 50 min. ago
  • 8 injured in wild multi-car crash involving MTA bus in Brooklyn8 injured in wild multi-car crash involving MTA bus in Brooklyn

    The scene unfolded just before 4 p.m. Saturday with a multi-car collision on Fulton Street and Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill. Police say it all started two blocks away at Gates and Washington Avenues. They pulled over a silver Honda for a traffic infraction, and when officers approached on foot, it took off.

    ABC 7 New York / 56 min. ago
  • NYPD sergeant pinned by car while responding to 911 call in the BronxNYPD sergeant pinned by car while responding to 911 call in the Bronx

    The accident happened on 2271 Washington Avenue on Saturday evening. The sergeant suffered injuries and was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital.

    ABC 7 New York / 1 h. 20 min. ago
  • The tax-plan losers in New York are too many to countThe tax-plan losers in New York are too many to count

    So much attention has been devoted to the Republicans' attempt to restrict or eliminate SALT—the state and local tax deduction—that other provisions of their plan that would also have... To view the full story, click the title link.

    Crain's New York Business / 1 h. 31 min. ago
  • Watchdog group sues NYPD, feds for records on cop’s murderWatchdog group sues NYPD, feds for records on cop’s murder

    A watchdog group is suing the NYPD and the feds for decades-old records in the ambush and killing of a police officer at a Harlem mosque — including audio of a phony 911 call they hope may finally lead to an arrest. Hearing the April 1972 recording — in which someone claiming to be a...

    New York Post / 1 h. 43 min. ago
  • Police sergeant hurt in car crash in New York - New York Daily NewsPolice sergeant hurt in car crash in New York - New York Daily News

    CBS New YorkPolice sergeant hurt in car crash in New YorkNew York Daily NewsNEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York Police Department sergeant has been injured in a car crash while responding to a Bronx shooting. WCBS-TV reports the sergeant was responding to a report of a person shot in the foot around 9 p.m. Saturday ...NYPD Sergeant Hurt In Crash While Responding To Shooting In The BronxCBS New Yorkall 7 news articles »

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  • Dangerous Winds to Pummel Tri-State Through SundayDangerous Winds to Pummel Tri-State Through Sunday

    A storm system will bring rain and powerful winds to the tri-state into Sunday, Storm Team 4 says.Photo Credit: Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

    NBC New York / 1 h. 48 min. ago
  • Car Drives Onto LIRR Platform, Dangles Over TracksCar Drives Onto LIRR Platform, Dangles Over Tracks

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – LIRR riders got a scare when a car ended up on a train platform Saturday. Police said the driver was confused and drove up onto the edge of the platform in Mineola, leaving the front end of the car dangling over the tracks. Trains in the area were delayed and canceled while the car was removed. No one was hurt.

    CBS New York / 1 h. 51 min. ago more
  • Rep: 'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy hospitalized with organ failureRep: 'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy hospitalized with organ failure

    Publicist JoAnn Geffen tells The Associated Press that Cassidy is in a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital with liver and kidney failure. She says he's in a private room, conscious and surrounded by family. Geffen says there is nothing "imminent" about his condition, and doctors are hoping to "keep him as well as they can until they can find another liver."

    ABC 7 New York / 1 h. 52 min. ago more
  • Man arrested after punching woman over apparent 'manspreading' comment on subwayMan arrested after punching woman over apparent 'manspreading' comment on subway

    Samantha Saia said the ordeal started as soon as she took a seat next to a man on an N train in Bensonhurst during the morning commute.

    ABC 7 New York / 1 h. 54 min. ago
  • 6 Hurt After Driver Fleeing Cops Leaves Trail of Destruction6 Hurt After Driver Fleeing Cops Leaves Trail of Destruction

    A driver took off during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Saturday, plowing through a red light and hitting an MTA bus and two cars in chaotic crashes that left six people injured, the NYPD said.

    NBC New York / 1 h. 58 min. ago
  • Police: Long Island man stabbed mother to deathPolice: Long Island man stabbed mother to death

    26-year-old Christopher Harrison is now behind bars and is set to be arraigned on Sunday. Suffolk County Police say he stabbed his mother, Joyce Skarka during a dispute at their home in Center Moriches.

    ABC 7 New York / 1 h. 59 min. ago
  • Confused Driver Steers Car Onto LIRR Platform: PoliceConfused Driver Steers Car Onto LIRR Platform: Police

    In a state of confusion, a driver maneuvered his or her car onto a Long Island Rail Road platform Saturday evening, police said.Photo Credit: Matt Kaufman

    NBC New York / 2 h. 4 min. ago
  • Damon Lindelof Is Adapting Watchmen for TV Because ‘We Need Dangerous Shows’Damon Lindelof Is Adapting Watchmen for TV Because ‘We Need Dangerous Shows’

    Damon Lindelof has two compelling reasons for taking on a TV adaptation of the groundbreaking comic book series Watchmen: he wants to pay homage to his father’s passion for comics, and he doesn’t think we should trust people who wear masks.During a discussion with The Good Place creator Mike Schur ... More »

    New York Magazine / 2 h. 6 min. ago more
  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.

    ABC 7 New York / 2 h. 8 min. ago
  • Hamilton Heights fire: All tenants accounted for inside buildingHamilton Heights fire: All tenants accounted for inside building

    At least 20 families are without a home, and nine people -- including seven firefighters and one police officer -- were injured battling the massive six-alarm blaze.

    ABC 7 New York / 2 h. 9 min. ago
  • 'Confused' driver ends up halfway on Mineola LIRR platform'Confused' driver ends up halfway on Mineola LIRR platform

    The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. Saturday. Emergency services helped remove the driver and car.

    ABC 7 New York / 2 h. 11 min. ago
  • Alex Pettyfer’s Strange Ones Co-Star Was Terrified To Meet HimAlex Pettyfer’s Strange Ones Co-Star Was Terrified To Meet Him

    The new movie The Strange Ones is strung tighter than a piano wire. The high-tension drama from first-time feature directors Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein follows a man named Nick (Alex Pettyfer) and a young boy named Sam (James Freedson-Jackson) as they set out on a very strange kind of ... More »

    New York Magazine / 2 h. 18 min. ago more
  • 1 In Custody, 1 Sought After Police Chase Ends With Crash In Brooklyn1 In Custody, 1 Sought After Police Chase Ends With Crash In Brooklyn

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One person was in custody and police were searching for a second after a chase ended with a crash Saturday in Brooklyn. Police said they tried to pull over a vehicle around 4 p.m. at Clinton and Lafayette avenues in Clinton Hill, but the driver sped off. The vehicle ran a red light before hitting an MTA bus and two occupied vehicles. “It was like a bomb or something, it was a really big sound. When I heard the sound, I said it’s a big thing,” one witness told CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff. The bus driver and five passengers were taken to Brooklyn Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The female driver of one of the occupied vehicles and two young children were also transported with minor injuries. There were no injuries reported in the second occupied vehicle. “I never saw that before in Brooklyn. I’m really scared about that,” another witness said. “After they run down the block, so police they run behind them, and say ‘stop, don’t move,’” he added. Police said one person is in custody while anther is at large.

    CBS New York / 2 h. 22 min. ago more
  • NYPD Sergeant Hurt In Crash While Responding To Shooting In The BronxNYPD Sergeant Hurt In Crash While Responding To Shooting In The Bronx

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An NYPD sergeant was hurt in a car crash Saturday night while responding to a shooting in the Bronx. Police said the female sergeant was responding to reports of a person being shot in the foot around 9 p.m. when she got into a collision with another vehicle near Washington Avenue in Belmont. Video from the scene showed what appeared to be an unmarked patrol car pinned against the wall of a parking garage inside a residential building, CBS2’s Jessica Borg reported. The sergeant was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with a minor injury to her leg. The shooting victim was also transported to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

    CBS New York / 2 h. 27 min. ago more
  • Speed Skater Bridie Farrell Pushes Lawmakers To Pass Child Victims ActSpeed Skater Bridie Farrell Pushes Lawmakers To Pass Child Victims Act

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Former competitive speed skater Bridie Farrell is pushing lawmakers to pass a bill that would allow child sexual abuse victims to sue those responsible, even after the statute of limitations has expired. Farrell, a one-time Olympic hopeful, says she was abused by a much older teammate when she was 15. “There really has been no pleasant part of sharing my story,” she told WCBS 880’s Ethan Harp. The long-debated measure, known as the Child Victims Act, would eliminate the civil and criminal statutes of limitations on abuse cases going forward. It also would create a one-time window, lasting a year, to allow for lawsuits no matter when the abuse is alleged to have occurred, basically giving a second chance to older cases in which the statutes of limitations have expired. “I consider it nearly a perfect story – a lot of unfortunate news that’s come out. But when we put that together, hopefully we can make a lot of progress,” Farrell said. New York now has one of the most restrictive statutes of limitations on child molestation in the country, along with states including Mississippi, Alabama and Michigan. Under current New York law, victims of child sexual abuse have until age 23 to pursue criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers. Several other states including California, Minnesota, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Georgia have recently enacted laws to expand time frames for victims’ lawsuits. Massachusetts gives victims up to 35 years to sue. Ohio and Pennsylvania give victims until age 30. The New York bill has passed the Democratic-controlled Assembly and earned the backing of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo but hasn’t received a vote in the Republican-led Senate. The Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts and other large institutions oppose the bill, arguing the provision allowing for lawsuits for decades could do devastating financial harm to any institution that works with children. “It’s just really an opportunity for them to have the opportunity to right some of the wrong they’ve done for years,” said Farrell. New York’s Catholic Conference supports alternative legislation that would eliminate the criminal statute of limitations on child sex crimes, give victims until they are 28 to file civil suits and not create a window for molestation lawsuits now barred by the statute of limitations. “We are open to any suggestion or any compromise that includes increasing or eliminating the criminal statute,” conference spokesman Dennis Poust said. Poust noted that the Archdiocese of New York has voluntarily set up a compensation program to help victims of clergy sexual abuse. The bill’s sponsor in the Senate, Democrat Brad Hoylman, said he expects the recent spate of allegations against Roy Moore, Harvey Weinstein and other men will influence the debate — if only because the cases show how it often takes years for victims, underage or not, to step forward and level accusations against men in positions of authority. “National events have propelled this issue forward and serve as a rallying point,” he said. “I’m more optimistic than ever that this session will be the breakthrough that we’ve been waiting for.” Lawmakers will convene for the 2018 session in early January. (© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

    CBS New York / 2 h. 32 min. ago more
  • Alleged Manspreading Subway Attacker Arrested by PoliceAlleged Manspreading Subway Attacker Arrested by Police

    Police have arrested a Brooklyn man they believe violently attacked a woman after she called him out for manspreading on a subway train. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

    NBC New York / 2 h. 32 min. ago
  • Mike Schur on Kevin Spacey: ‘It Was the Most Open Secret That’s Ever Existed’Mike Schur on Kevin Spacey: ‘It Was the Most Open Secret That’s Ever Existed’

    The Good Place creator Mike Schur says he chose to speak out on social media about Louis C.K., a regular guest star on the Schur-produced Parks & Recreation, because he felt it’s time that people in Hollywood start seriously talking about sexual harassment – including those like himself who had ... More »

    New York Magazine / 2 h. 34 min. ago more
  • Why the Duffer Brothers Decided to Make Steve Harrington TV’s Best BabysitterWhy the Duffer Brothers Decided to Make Steve Harrington TV’s Best Babysitter

    Babysitter Steve Harrington memes have certifiably taken over the internet. The evolution of the bad boy-turned-chaperone (Joe Keery) was a move creators Matt and Ross Duffer weren’t originally planning, but once Steve unexpectedly took Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) under his wing, they saw the potential in expanding on that storyline.It all ... More »

    New York Magazine / 2 h. 58 min. ago more
  • Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for potCouple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot

    A Pennsylvania couple is suing the police and an insurance company because they say they were handcuffed for hours in a patrol car after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana.

    ABC 7 New York / 3 h. 11 min. ago
  • NYPD sergeant pinned by car while responding to shooting in the Bronx: sourcesNYPD sergeant pinned by car while responding to shooting in the Bronx: sources

    BELMONT, The Bronx — An NYPD sergeant  was pinned by a car while responding to a shooting in the Bronx Saturday night, police sources say. Sergeant Laura Barbato was chasing an armed suspect around 9 p.m. when she was pinned against a wall by a car at 2271 Washington Ave. A sergeant was pinned by a car while responding to a shots fired call in the Bronx. She suffered broken bones and was taken to St. Barnabas hospital. The suspect Barbato was pursuing reportedly shot himself by accident and is in police custody. He is expected to survive. No further details about the shooting were released. This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.

    PIX 11 / 3 h. 56 min. ago more
  • Bald Eagle Being Nursed Back To Health In NJBald Eagle Being Nursed Back To Health In NJ

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A bald eagle is being nursed back to health after being spotted on Staten Island. The bird was found in bad shape in a West Brighton driveway, CBS2’s Jessica Borg reported. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime situation. It’ll never happen again,” homeowner Betty Hayes said, narrating her encounter with the eagle. Hayes told Borg it was an amazing experience. “Growing up my entire life, you know the bald eagle is a symbol of freedom. It’s a symbol of America,” she said. But it was clear the bird needed help. “You could tell it was injured, because it wouldn’t fly,” Hayes said. Terrified the massive, majestic bird would scamper into the street and get run over, she used her garbage can to trap the eagle between her and her neighbor’s fences. She brought the bird water and left-over lemon chicken. “He was hungry, he really was hungry. He ate it all and he looked like he enjoyed it,” she said. Hayes called several different agencies to pick up the bird, and eventually the Staten Island Zoo came to get it. The eagle is now being treated by the Raptor Trust, a bird rehabilitation center in New Jersey. Experts there told Borg the male eagle is more than 5 years old and is extremely dehydrated and weak. It also has an injury to one of its eyes. Tests will be done in the coming days to see what made the bird so sick. Since it’s tagged with metal rings on its feet, veterinarians will be able to tell where it came from and will also try to determine if it’s the same bird that landed two miles away in Bayonne a week before. The latest eagle will need a lot of care, but he left a lasting impression on Hayes. “I’ll never forget this experience. I just really won’t,” she said. The retired grandmother is glad she could play a role in helping. The Raptor Trust said it treats about four bald eagles each year. Sometimes they become ill from their food sources being contaminated by lead.

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  • Families Homeless For The Holidays After 6-Alarm Fire At Hamilton Heights Apartment BuildingFamilies Homeless For The Holidays After 6-Alarm Fire At Hamilton Heights Apartment Building

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD says everyone is accounted for after a massive inferno ripped through the top floors of an Upper Manhattan apartment building. The fire started just after 3 p.m. Friday afternoon and took nearly 18 hours to get under control. With several flareups overnight, authorities said the building still poses serious risk for neighbors. READ: Fire Consumes Hamilton Heights Apartment Building As flames engulfed the building on West 144th Street through the night and into Saturday morning, frantic tenants rushed to escape safely. “They started screaming all over the place, ‘It’s a fire! It’s a fire!’ so I just took my family out, that’s it,” tenant Carlos Ramirez said.  The fire quickly reached six alarms, prompting authorities to close the surrounding blocks for several hours. As smoke traveled as far as 10 blocks away, the smell engulfed the neighborhood. “I didn’t know what to think,” tenant Minerva Read said. “I was just, like, making sure first that my family was okay, making sure my neighbors were okay.” “The entire 114 going to the east side was just black. You couldn’t see who was in front of you,” said neighbor Julio Concepcion. “It’s devastating. I’ve never seen a fire move so rapidly and destroy a roof so quickly.” The massive fire left 40 families displaced, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.   Many found shelter across the street as they watched their homes burn beyond recognition. “A lot of tenants there have been for over 20 years, and just to see everything go up in flames, it’s heartbreaking,” Read said. Soraida Pena was just thankful her family escaped safely. “I’m very grateful and thankful, I thank god,” she said. As tenants returned to the building Saturday, they faced a grim reality. “Devastating. Our home is gone,” one woman said. “I’m very sad, very sad,” another added. The harsh conditions made things even more difficult for the firefighters, seven of whom were hurt. “It couldn’t have been in worse position for the wind, where it drove it throughout the top floor and drove us off the floor,” FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard said. An NYPD officer and a tenant were also injured. All the injuries are believed to be minor. In addition to the families that are now homeless, the downstairs business owners will also have to figure out how to move forward.

    CBS New York / 4 h. 12 min. ago more
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    Erika Girardi, aka Erika Jayne, is ready to tell her story, and Vulture’s resident Housewives expert Brian J. Moylan is co-authoring the reality TV queen’s upcoming tome, Pretty Mess. She said she wanted to write the book “because it’s important to recount your life. It’s a great way to tell ... More »

    New York Magazine / 4 h. 37 min. ago more
  • Stranger Things’ Lost Sister Was Originally Intended to Be a 30-Year-Old ManStranger Things’ Lost Sister Was Originally Intended to Be a 30-Year-Old Man

    The addition of Linnea Berthelsen’s “Lost Sister” character on Stranger Things deepened Eleven’s backstory (Millie Bobby Brown) (and made for one hell of a controversial episode). But El’s lost sis wasn’t originally intended to be played by newcomer Berthelsen, or a woman at all — it was intended to be ... More »

    New York Magazine / 4 h. 45 min. ago more
  • Families grieve for 2 young men apparently murdered by MS-13 gangFamilies grieve for 2 young men apparently murdered by MS-13 gang

    Kerin Pineda and Javier Castillo were just children when they left their home years ago, running from MS-13 and the gang violence in Central America, family members said.

    Newsday.com / 4 h. 45 min. ago
  • 8 injured in Bronx fire: FDNY8 injured in Bronx fire: FDNY

    FAIRMONT, the Bronx — At least eight people were injured in a fire that broke out in the Bronx Saturday evening. Firefighters responded to the fire just before 8 p.m.  at 1553 Bryant Ave., in the Fairmont section of the Bronx. According to the FDNY, there are seven minor injuries and 1 serious injury. All of those injured are civilians. The fire was under control as of 8:30 p.m. Full Video Bronx Apartment 4thfloor pic.twitter.com/IVkQSXsbed — World Latin Star CEO (@WorldLatinStar) November 19, 2017 Another Bronx Bulding On Fire pic.twitter.com/RbkgVPnjwF — World Latin Star CEO (@WorldLatinStar) November 19, 2017

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  • Andy Adler goes one-on-one with Tim Hardaway Jr.Andy Adler goes one-on-one with Tim Hardaway Jr.

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    PIX 11 / 4 h. 55 min. ago
  • Sofia Coppola Can’t Resist Editing Her Kids’ VideosSofia Coppola Can’t Resist Editing Her Kids’ Videos

    When Sofia Coppola was young, she made videos to get out of writing reports at school. (Her first was one of George Washington, made with clay figures.) Still, she told New York editor Adam Moss during their Vulture Festival conversation that she only got the confidence to actually make films ... More »

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  • Japanese rail company sincerely apologizes after train leaves 20 seconds earlyJapanese rail company sincerely apologizes after train leaves 20 seconds early

    TOKYO – The Tsukuba Express was scheduled to depart Tokyo for Tsukuba at 9:44:40. Instead, it left at 9:44:20. If you’re thinking, “the horror!” then you’ll be glad to hear that management for the Japanese rail company has formally apologized for the train’s 20-seconds-early departure. “The crew did not sufficiently check the departure time and performed the departure operation,” it said in an official statement and “sincere” apology that led to bemusement on the internet. “I once had an Israeli bus driver laugh at me after he closed the door on my hips and drove off with my legs hanging out of the bus. I am so envious of Japan right now,” one person tweeted. The BBC reports that it’s “rare” for trains in Japan to be off-schedule, and another tweet highlights that fact, noting, “Have been on a train in Japan where I heard an apology for the train running one minute late.” The statement notes that there were no official customer complaints lodged about the early departure from a station just north of Tokyo, but apologizes if any customers missed the train by 20 seconds and were forced to wait for the next one—four minutes later, reports Bloomberg. Yahoo News UK notes that Japan’s trains are “among the most reliable in the world,” offering a mournful comparison to Britain, where “commuters are only too acquainted with the daily frustration of late trains on the way to work.” And the New York Daily News notes things aren’t much better in that newspaper’s fair city, where subway delays collectively add up to 34,900 hours on the average weekday. The Japanese company’s apology “is exactly what Japan is about,” sums up one Twitter user. (Meanwhile, in NYC’s transit department, leaking corpses on the job.) This article originally appeared on Newser: Sincere Apology Issued After Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early More From Newser: Searching for a Foundation, They Found Treasure Instead Scientists ‘Toy With Mother Nature’ in ‘Bold’ Genetic First They Were Trying to Save a Species, but Things Went Wrong

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  • New candidate's secret weapon: Steve Levy New candidate's secret weapon: Steve Levy

    First-time Republican candidate Anthony Piccirillo, who ran an unexpectedly close and still unsettled race for Suffolk County Legislature against Democratic incumbent William Lindsay III, had a secret weapon in his arsenal: Former County Executive Steve Levy.

    Newsday.com / 5 h. 9 min. ago
  • Robert Pattinson Based His Good Time Character on a Man Who Lives in a Hole in the GroundRobert Pattinson Based His Good Time Character on a Man Who Lives in a Hole in the Ground

    Robert Pattinson has avoided acting in commercial movies following his Twilight breakout, and his latest film Good Time is no exception. In the crime thriller by directors Josh and Benny Safdie, Pattinson plays Connie Nikas, a lost soul trying to survive the streets with his brother, Mark. The unwashed, skinny Connie fancies ... More »

    New York Magazine / 5 h. 43 min. ago more
  • 10 most dangerous places to drive for Thanksgiving10 most dangerous places to drive for Thanksgiving

    Tens of millions of Americans will hit the road for Thanksgiving, but their journey to celebrate the holiday is riskier than you might think.

    ABC 7 New York / 5 h. 48 min. ago
  • ‘It Hurts to Lose Everything’: Huge Fire in Manhattan Displaces Dozens‘It Hurts to Lose Everything’: Huge Fire in Manhattan Displaces Dozens

    One tenant remained unaccounted for and nine people were treated for minor injuries after the fire in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood, officials said.

    NYT / Region / 5 h. 52 min. ago
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    An upstate woman has stepped forward to reveal she is the sex-harass accuser who prompted the resignation last month of a high-ranking Gov. Cuomo appointee — and to accuse the governor of repeatedly ignoring his pal’s “horrific acts.” In a shocking Manhattan federal court lawsuit filed Saturday, Lisa Marie Cater alleges former Empire State Development...

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    New York TimesWhen the Right Pushes Fake JewsNew York TimesBernie Bernstein pretty much fits the mold of a Jew — at least as the alt-right sees us. A strange Northeastern accent, somewhere between New York and Boston? Check. Tossing money, but not too much money, around to no good end (remember, we're rich, ...and more »

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  • Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach - New York TimesBlue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach - New York Times

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  • Car dangles over LIRR tracks after confused motorist drives onto Mineola train platformCar dangles over LIRR tracks after confused motorist drives onto Mineola train platform

    MINEOLA, N.Y. — A confused motorist has driven onto a train platform in suburban New York. Newsday reports that a gray sedan was driven onto the westbound Long Island Rail Road platform in Mineola at about 5 p.m. Saturday. The car’s front wheels ended up dangling over the tracks. Train service was briefly disrupted while police hauled the car away. The driver was not injured. The LIRR says there was no damage to the platform. No details about the errant driver were immediately available. Car jumped the platform at Mineola just before 5 tonight. #lirr pic.twitter.com/NCQ8LRzwvE — Ben Vimont (@BenVimont) November 18, 2017

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  • 60-year-old man killed after becoming trapped while installing cesspool on Long Island60-year-old man killed after becoming trapped while installing cesspool on Long Island

    SHOREHAM, N.Y. — A man was killed after becoming trapped underground while installing a cesspool in Shoreham Saturday morning, Suffolk County Police said. Kurt Peiscopgrau, 60, of Northport, was working with a crew to install a cesspool at a home located on Josephine Boulevard in Shoreham, N.Y.  While working underground to install the cesspool, the ground gave way, trapping Peiscopgrau under the rubble, at approximately 11:25 a.m., police said. Peiscopgrau’s body was recovered nearly four hours later by Emergency Service Section police officers. The officers were assisted by the Rocky Point, Hagerman, and Brookhaven National Lab Fire Departments, as well as the fire departments and employees of the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, police said. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified about the incident.  Police did not provide PIX11 with the name of the name of the cesspool company.

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  • Italian Americans: De Blasio is enabling monument vandalismItalian Americans: De Blasio is enabling monument vandalism

    Italian Americans say Mayor de Blasio has fake blood on his hands for refusing to pardon statues of Christopher Columbus from a city panel reviewing “symbols of hate.” About 50 members of Italian American groups protested de Blasio’s controversial monument commission across the street from Columbus Circle outside of Central Park on Saturday, the day...

    New York Post / 6 h. 43 min. ago more
  • Why Shonda Rhimes Doesn’t Like the Word ‘Diversity’Why Shonda Rhimes Doesn’t Like the Word ‘Diversity’

    Scandal is anything but homogeneous when it comes to the makeup of its cast. It prominently features characters who vary in age, sexual orientation, and race, earning the show and its creator, Shonda Rhimes, praise for its diversity. But Rhimes herself isn’t a fan of that term. “Shonda really does ... More »

    New York Magazine / 6 h. 47 min. ago more
  • Two men charged with DWI after crash injures passenger, cops sayTwo men charged with DWI after crash injures passenger, cops say

    Two men were charged with driving while intoxicated after a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Bellmore that seriously injured a passenger, Nassau County police said.

    Newsday.com / 6 h. 50 min. ago
  • Missing Tenant Accounted for After Massive NYC Fire: PoliceMissing Tenant Accounted for After Massive NYC Fire: Police

    A tenant who was missing after their upper Manhattan apartment building went up in flames has been accounted for, police said Saturday, meaning no one is believed to have been killed in the massive blaze.

    NBC New York / 6 h. 54 min. ago
  • Long Island humpback whale seen in channel eludes rescuersLong Island humpback whale seen in channel eludes rescuers

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    As the House and Senate work their way through the tax-cut-and-reform effort, let me make one thing clear: Both plans are pro-growth where the economic power comes from the business side. And where it comes from the personal side, there will be little growth. That was always the bet.During the spring and summer of 2016, economist Steve Moore and I, working with Trump campaign officials Steven Mnuchin and Stephen Miller, saw major tax reductions for large and small businesses as the centerpiece...

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    The smoke had barely cleared from the Democratic gubernatorial triumphs in Virginia and New Jersey when the New York Times issued an editorial demanding a change in the way we elect the president. It is worried that in 2020 the states, in their sovereign wisdom, may yet again choose Donald Trump for president. So it wants to bring urgently into effect the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.That compact is one of our favorite topics, even if we're against it. The scheme is calculated to...

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  • 9/11 Health info forum being held this weekend
9/11 Health info forum being held this weekend

    Many people in the New York City area are still feeling the effects of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. On top of the devastating amount of loss we had all felt that day, many who were close to the financial district during that time period have contracted cancers and other illnesses that are directly connected to the toxins from the debris created in the attacks.  On Saturday, November 18th, PS 124 on Division Street in Chinatown will be holding an informational health forum for people who "who may be eligible for medical treatment and compensation because they went to school, lived, worked, or volunteered in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights and were exposed to the toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the months that followed." Many people who have suffered from these illnesses have no idea that they are eligible for compensation through the James Zadroga 9-11 Health and Compensation Act. Explaining and getting the word out regarding this act is exactly what this forum, put on by a partnership between the Confucius Plaza Tenants Association, community health activists, the United Federation of Teachers and the law firm Barasch & McGarry, is trying to achieve.  The two-hour long forum will be lead by Dr. Jacqueline Moline and Attorney Michael Barasch, who will both explain the medical and financial help that those still feeling the effects of this horrible tragedy.  See the information below if you would like to attend:  Time: 3 pm to 5 pm Date: Saturday, Nov. 18 Place: PS 124, 40 Division Street, Manhattan, 10002.  Event: First in a series of 9/11 health information forums. Information will be in English, Mandarin and Cantonese Contact: Alex Gomez, UFT press office, C: 646.864.4241/ agomez@uft.org

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  • Winter shows to see (and skip) on Broadway and beyond
Winter shows to see (and skip) on Broadway and beyond

    Whether you’ve got guests to entertain this holiday season or you’re just looking for a good time at the theater, there’s plenty of new shows worth seeing that aren’t another Nutcracker. Got little ones to entertain? Check out the family-friendly version of this guide to the holiday season. For the grown-ups, here are the shows you’ll want to catch — and a few to avoid. On Broadway SEE: Farinelli and the King It’s been a tough year politically, and it’s understandable if you don’t want to spend an evening steeped in the story of a mad king. But the intriguing historical drama Farinelli and the King, starring the inimitable Mark Rylance as Philippe V, deserves your money and time — and will even provide some of that cathartic release you’re craving. The Belasco Theater will be lit primarily by candles, with music from the 1700s played on authentic Baroque instruments, and Handel’s arias sung by countertenor Iestyn Davies. Written and directed by Claire van Kampen, it’s also a strong piece of work from a talented woman. Opens Dec. 17, farinelliandthekingbroadway.com SKIP: M. Butterfly Despite the draw of seeing Clive Owen in a role that plays with the same ominously ambiguous sexual ethics that helped catapult him to stardom in Closer, this Julie Taymor-helmed thinkpiece displays a lot of pretty potential with its wings pinned back.  M. Butterfly’s roving set pieces are a distraction, and the acting highlight might just be Enid Graham playing a neglected wife as if she walked onstage from someone else’s naturalistic play (Jin Ha, as the namesake Butterfly, merely flits in and out of her scenes). Despite the juicy appeal of being drawn inside the desperate memory palace of an unreliable narrator — and timely reflections on gender, sexuality, and romance — the play fails to adequately set up momentum for its meaningful climax, and never quite takes flight. Off-Broadway: A different take on Mean Girls You’ll have to wait until 2018 for Tina Fey’s Mean Girls on Broadway. But you can get a taste for the high stakes and hilarity of high school girl drama with School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play at the Lucille Lortel Theater in the West Village. Proving that ruling cliques and fighting for a seat at the lunch table are universal rites of passage for young girls, the show follows a group of Ghanaian teens whose social order is upended when a Miss Universe talent scout breezes through town, willing to open the door to opportunity for just one special girl. Oh, and a new girl Ericka (Nabiyah Be) from the glamorous state of Ohio is vying for the title, too. It’s a fun and conventional romp with not one weak link among the entire cast. Through Dec. 23, mcctheater.org Last chance: A Clockwork Orange A few off-Broadway shows are unfortunately closing a little earlier than expected this season. At New World Stages, the racy, all-male, boldly physical stage adaptation of A Clockwork Orange failed to bring in the anticipated crowds for its provocative staging and star Jonno Davies, who came with the show from its sold-out run in London. Despite its swagger, sex appeal, and mostly positive reception, crowds may have been looking for something a little lighter. If that’s not you, don’t miss it. Dec. 2, aclockworkorangeplay.com Must-See Magic: At the Illusionist’s Table You almost can’t go wrong with the immersive shows at the McKittrick Hotel (home to Sleep No More), and At the Illusionist’s Table is no exception. To oversimplify, consider it dinner and a magic show, plus a complimentary drink. Even if you stop there, you’re looking at three courses, a cocktail and a performance for what you’d easily pay for just a show by itself in NYC. But then you consider that Scott Silven is at the top of his game as an illusionist, and that his show sold out when it ran in Scotland (and around the world) before making its way to the Heath, the dining/performance venue at the McKittrick which previously hosted immersive hits like 2016’s The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. Through Jan. 14, mckittrickhotel.com Learning Made Fun: Latin History for Morons For a crowd-pleasing night of laughs, catch John Leguizamo in his third return to Broadway and his sixth one-man show, tracing the history of Latin-Americans from ancient tribes like the Incas and Aztecs to Native American ancestors and the undervalued role they played as the only minority to serve in every war on American soil. As Leguizamo struggles to impart the importance of their heritage to his middle-school-aged son, he schools the audience on everything that he picked up along the way. Latin History for Morons is classic Leguizamo, infusing hilarity into an educational lecture on a topic that every American ought to be a little less moronic about. Through Feb. 4, latinhistorybroadway.com

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  • Mother killed newborn by dropping her out apartment window; Pleads guilty
Mother killed newborn by dropping her out apartment window; Pleads guilty

    The woman who was arrested for killing her newborn infant by dropping from a seventh-floor University Heights apartment window pleaded guilty to 10 years in prison. Jennifer Berry, 35, of the 100 block of Gailmore Drive, Yonkers, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced on Friday. “A baby girl had barely come into the world when she died in a concrete courtyard,” Clark said. “The killing of an innocent baby by her mother is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. Now the defendant will serve 10 years in prison.” As part of the plea agreement, Berry will be sentenced on Dec. 14 and will be required to complete five-years post-release supervision after completing her decade in prison. According to the investigation, on September 28, 2015, Berry dropped her newborn infant from the seventh-floor window of a building on West 183rd Street shortly after giving birth in the bathroom of an apartment where she was staying. The infant’s body was discovered in the courtyard of the building. A medical examiner ruled the child was alive during birth. Berry had previously told her boyfriend she had obtained an abortion.

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  • The most vegan-friendly meal kit delivery services: PETA
The most vegan-friendly meal kit delivery services: PETA

    In a world of conveniences, there are meal delivery kits. Companies like the well-known Blue Apron or FreshDirect ship you the ingredients you need plus the recipe. All you have to do is cook and serve. Unless you’re vegan. Then, your options could seem a bit dismal, but maybe you're not looking at the right companies. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) rated dozens of meal kit delivery services to see which were the most vegan-friendly. These are some of the winners: Veestro PETA rated the all-vegan companies highest, of course, when it comes to vegan friendliness and PETA listed “scrumptious” options like enchilada casserole and country fried Chick’n. The PETA Business Friend has a 21-day kickstart program if you’re just testing out the vegan express train.   Taking these bad boys into the weekend. Tuscan Calzone #veestro #plantsplease A post shared by Veestro (@veestrofood) on Aug 18, 2017 at 7:07pm PDT MamaSezz Also a PETA Business Friend, MamaSezz is another PETA favorite and is available in the northeastern United States. Bonus kids menu options like Mac Attack Stack (yep, gluten-free, dairy-free macaroni and cheese the kids will like) and Millie’s Chili. Purple Carrot Purple Carrot ranked high on PETA’s list and the meals like Italian cannellini stew with mustard greens and taco salad with chipotle seitan and cashew cheese sauce sound pretty tempting, even to omnivores. Are you an athlete and need to be super picky about your diet? Purple Carrot teamed up with Tom Brady (uh-huh, that NFL guy!) to create a performance line. 22 Days Nutrition Sesame butternut squash rice and smoky rosemary white beans… pardon us while we wipe the drool… We’re not sure what meal did it, but this is the company that inspired Beyoncé and Jay-Z to embark on a 22-day vegan challenge.   Explore the complex flavors of the East with 10 delicious plant-based Asian dishes including Pad Thai, Sushi and Pho We're sharing the #vegan recipes at Link in Bio . . . #22daysnutrition #22dayrevolution #22dayrevcookbook #veganrecipes #glutenfreerecipes #vegansushi A post shared by 22 Days Nutrition (@22daysnutrition) on Aug 23, 2017 at 3:31pm PDT The Vegan Garden When I tried to be vegetarian in high school, I ate nothing but French fries and pie. Needless to say, I gained some major el-bee-eses (aka pounds). This PETA pick has a two-week “slim down” package and a high-protein health plan. Kitchen Verde Upstate New Yorkers! This one is for you. If you’re into whole food and oil-free meals, PETA suggests you try Kitchen Verde. An order of pumpkin spice pancakes? Yes, please. (Hold the cruelty.) See what grade your food delivery service got and what you can do to encourage the company to which you give your money to get more veggie and vegan options.

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  • NJ science teacher's solar-powered greenhouse program wins $100k grant
NJ science teacher's solar-powered greenhouse program wins $100k grant

    Earlier this month, Laura Holborow was just a high-school science teacher from Edison, New Jersey. But on November 16th, she received a life-changing surprise. Holborow was one of five teachers across the country to win the Farmers Insurance "Thank America’s Teachers - Dream Big Teacher America Challenge" grant for her solar-powered greenhouse proposal.  Local Agent, Edward van Eckert, paid a visit to John P. Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey to give Holborow $100,000 in order to help her expand the school’s solar-powered greenhouse program. His visit was a complete surprise, as he awarded Holborow during a packed assembly in front of hundreds of students and the entire school faculty.  Holborow’s proposal was to “purchase solar panels and code for an app that monitors and supports the school’s greenhouse and newly built community farm stand.” With this funding, her forward-thinking curriculum will require students to make their own solar-powered programs in collaboration with coders, designers, and engineers in the town of Edison. Holborow’s main goal is to “make the program as self-sustaining as possible by reducing the school’s electric bill and integrating a scientific approach to its high school curriculum”. Needless to say, it was a hit as votes for her proposal poured in before the October 30th deadline.   “It was an honor to be able to surprise Laura Holborow today with a $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge grant from Farmers,”  Edward van Eckert, a Metuchen-based Farmers Insurance agent, happily exclaimed. “I am so grateful to the students of the school, their families, and the entire Edison community for coming together to get out the vote and support Ms. Holborow in making her ‘big dream’ become a reality.” If you are interested in Ms. Holbrow’s solar-powered greenhouse proposal, check it out for yourself on YouTube to see why she struck a nerve with voters around the country.  */ Since the start of the Thank America’s Teachers program in 2014, Farmers has awarded over $3 million to teachers looking to shake things up in creative ways. Farmers will be accepting proposal submissions in mid-January for their 2018 grants. So if you have a great idea, remember to send in your submission. You might just get the funding you are looking for! 

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  • What to expect at Lego Live NYC, the official Lego playground
What to expect at Lego Live NYC, the official Lego playground

    There’s a massive Lego playground popping up in New York City, and it’s pretty much every Lego fan’s dream come true. The family-oriented Lego Live NYC convention is coming to the U.S. for the first time on Feb. 16-18, 2018 in Manhattan. Budding builders and even experienced architects can get their tickets now to the 65,000 square feet of build-your-own adventure playground filled with millions of Lego pieces. Unlike most conventions, Lego Live will be split into activity zones where you can come and go freely, with few scheduled events. Younger fans will love the giant pit filled with piles of Lego bricks ready for their imagination and playing inside the Ninjago “arena.” Older kids can try their hand at creating and coding Mindstorms robots, creating their own Star Wars spaceship and building within the world of Minecraft through digital and hands-on activities. And because this is New York, everyone is invited to contribute to collaborative project to recreate the iconic Manhattan skyline. Stumped about how to build your creation? Master Builders (yes, an actual job title — dream big!) will be on hand at the Master Lab Help Desk and also doing live demonstrations to share the secrets to their larger-than-life creations. There will also be photo ops with life-size Lego models from popular franchises (yes, kiddos, there will be Star Wars characters) There is one bit of bad news: Whatever you build at Lego Live stays at Lego Live. But there will be a gift shop with exclusive sets offered only at the show. Lego events like BrickFest are fan-run affairs, but this is Lego's official authorized convention. Tickets are on sale now and get you access to a four-hour session for $30, or $45 for VIP and $75 for VIK (Very Important Kid) that comes with Lego swag, access to a special lounge, an extra hour of building and more. Lego Live will take place on Pier 36 at 299 South St. on the Lower East Side. For more information, visit liveevent.lego.com

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  • Meet the modern day Nola Darling on Netflix’s “She’s Gotta Have It”
Meet the modern day Nola Darling on Netflix’s “She’s Gotta Have It”

    The new Nola Darling has bigger things to worry about than appeasing her suitors.  In the Netflix modernization of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” a ten-part series directed by Lee, the year is 2016. Our girl still juggles dates with Greer, Mars and Jamie — basically a hotation, as Issa Rae dubs her rotating cast of hookups on “Insecure”  — but she’s also a talented artist, striving to make it and make her rent. (She can barely afford her Fort Greene one bedroom, even though she pays an old-school rate because her godmother owns the building.) “We brought her career to the forefront, which was very important because it calls into question what the ‘it’ is in ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’” says newcomer DeWanda Wise (“Shots Fired,” “Underground”), who stars as Nola.  The new telling also gives Nola close female friendships, which she takes more seriously than her paramours. And while 1986 Nola was definitely a feminist, today she engages with the issues head-on, whether it’s calling out the misogynistic attitudes of her lovers, or, post sexual assault, launching a street art campaign akin to the real-life “Stop Telling Women to Smile” series by Brooklyn artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (the artwork attributed to Nola in the show is in fact Fazlalizadeh’s).  Ahead of the series' Thanksgiving day premiere, we spoke with Wise about dating Nola Darling-style, how the show tackles female body image issues and why she won’t list her age on her IMDB profile.  Are the new Greer, Mars and Jamie more woke than their original versions? In episode 3, when Nola wears a sexy black dress on dates with each of them, they all basically slut shame her.  [Laughs] There’s nothing worse than an asshole parading around as a nice guy. You can think you’re a super open person, but yeah, how do you handle a situation like that? Being out in public and feeling like [Nola’s] not representing the class you want her to on some respectability politics, or that you can’t protect her, or because she looks sexy to you, that’s what she wants at that moment.  We’re definitely exploring making these men that you wouldn’t immediately be like, “Why are you with them, they’re assholes?” but also towing that line of “Some things have changed, but a lot has remained the same” when it comes to how men feel ownership of women. Do you have a favorite? I personally do not have a favorite and I do not think Nola does either! [Laughs] You're married, but when you were single, what was your experience dating and how does it compare to Nola’s? I’ve dated a lot. I remember being like, “This is my carpenter, this is my photographer.” It was never like, “Oh, this is the full human being." I called it “recreational dating.” It’s not bad, but it was bad the way I was doing it. I think to presume that you can enter unencumbered in and out of people’s lives is not realistic. When I was dating, I was definitely a heartbreaker. What I love about Nola and what I think is different about her approach is that she’s trying to be transparent and open about it, which is really hard. Because then you have to have conversations which you may or may not feel like having.  Let’s talk about Nola’s friend Shemekka [Chyna Layne] and her experience getting, for lack of a better descriptor, back alley butt implants. There is this undercurrent of these super seedy procedures that we haven’t talked about a lot. I’ve seen a Nightline special maybe once. Or that show “Botched” has had examples of this.  When we’re living in a culture where we have this new hourglass, hyper-feminized body aesthetic which has emerged in the last ten years — I’m not naming names! — it’s really toxic because most people don’t have the access to get those procedures done in a way that’s safe. For Shemekka, she’s a dancer, she’s a stripper. It impacts her work. We’re bombarded with these images on a daily basis that say, “This is what it means to be a woman.” Those are the images kids are seeing. Whether or not [celebrities] believe they should be role models, that’s what it is. They’re following you on Instagram.  You don’t have your age listed on your IMDB page. Is that intentional?  Oh yeah. Last year, I did three shows. The first project I worked on, Shameeka [in "Shots Fired"] was 34. The second, Clara [in "Underground"] is 20. Nola turns 27. So, I like to keep my options as wide and open and not in a box as humanly possible. I’m gonna play a 60-year-old next, it’s gonna be great. [Laughs]

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  • 9 reasons ‘Justice League’ made us very excited for the future of the 
DCEU, but 2 that left us worried
9 reasons ‘Justice League’ made us very excited for the future of the DCEU, but 2 that left us worried

    WARNING: There are SPOILERS ahead for Justice League, both in the above gallery and below, so please proceed cautiously. If you haven’t seen the blockbuster yet then you should click here and read my review instead, before then obviously returning to have a read later.   Seeing Batman and Wonder Woman come together to unite Aquaman, Cyborg, the Flash, and a resurrected Superman as the “Justice League” will have made even the biggest DCEU naysayer smile. Even if for just for a brief moment.   The reviews for “Justice League” suggest the common critical consensus is that the blockbuster isn’t quite as bad as the likes of “Suicide Squad” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” but well short of the quality of “Wonder Woman.” That’s far from my viewpoint, as I found “Justice League” to be flawed but still hugely entertaining.   What should be plainly obvious to everyone, though, regardless of whether or not you liked “Justice League,” is that it at least established a fresh foundation that the DCEU can now build off of.   There were many more reasons to be excited by “Justice League,” though. Of course there was the rollicking action and terrific interplay between its characters that made it so enjoyable, but the teases it made to the solo films for Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash, and the future of the DCEU also chimed, too.   Even though plenty of critics aren’t behind the DCEU, the fact that its first four films have a combined gross of over $3 billion at the box office mean that audiences are still heavily invested in the franchise.   Check out the gallery above to see 9 reasons why “Justice League” amped up this excitement, 2 moments that left us concerned, and the 1 incident in the blockbuster that was just plain embarrassing.  

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  • Celebrities who have filed restraining orders against their spouses
Celebrities who have filed restraining orders against their spouses

    On November 17, news broke that “Dreamgirls” star Jennifer Hudson had filed a restraining order against former fiancé David Otunga. The couple had been together for about a decade. According to order of protection documents obtained by TMZ, Hudson, 36, claimed that Otunga exhibited “aggressive, threatening and harassing behavior” toward her, and that she was living in fear of further action he may take. The order of protection gives Hudson exclusive possession of their shared residence an orders Otunga to stay away from Hudson and their son, David Jr. The legal documentation also chronicles many other accusations against Otunga, including the following. Per TMZ: She claims on Wednesday she was at a recording session in Chicago with their son, David Jr., and David made a series of phone calls to reach her. When he couldn't get her, he asked their son to record the scene. Hudson says David wanted their son to show she was dating one of her producers ... something she denies. She says when she got home David was visibly angry, grabbed David Jr. by the hand and physically pushed Hudson out of the master suite. She claims their son, a makeup artist and an assistant all witnessed the incident. She says this was just the most recent in a pattern of escalating and threatening behavior and she says she's especially concerned because David is a 6'3" 240 lb professional wrestler. Hudson goes on to say in legal docs, on occasion David left a gun and holster on their kitchen counter. He said it was a movie prop, but Hudson says, "David knows that I am and have been very sensitive to firearms after my mother and my brother were murdered by a firearm." She says, "I believe that he left it out to taunt, intimidate and frighten me, which he absolutely accomplished." Unfortunately, this pattern of abuse is all too familiar. Hudson isn’t the first celebrity to file a restraining order against a partner. Here are 11 other famous women that have filed restraining orders against their sometimes abusive boyfriends, husbands and exes.

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  • Want a healthier heart? Get a puppy
Want a healthier heart? Get a puppy

    We’ve got good news if you want a puppy for Christmas, but your partner just isn’t that into the idea. A new study by researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden found that bringing a new little furball into your life can improve your heart health, especially if you live alone. The reason: A dog forces you into more activity — he needs walks, after all! Little Fido also gives you some much-needed social interaction if you live alone. "A very interesting finding in our study was that dog ownership was especially prominent as a protective factor in persons living alone, which is a group reported previously to be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death than those living in a multi-person household," lead study author Mwenya Mubanga, a doctoral student in the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden, said in a statement. For the study, Mubanga and team used data from the Sweden's Register of the Total Population to evaluate the heart health of more than 3.4 million Swedes between 40 and 80 years old over 12 years (from 2001 to 2013). The results? Dog owners — especially dog owners who lived alone — had a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Even more interesting: Owners of breeds like terriers, retrievers and scent hounds were even less likely to develop heart disease. "Perhaps a dog may stand in as an important family member in the single households," Mubanga said in the statement. "The results showed that single dog owners had a 33 percent reduction in risk of death and 11 percent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease during follow-up compared to single non-owners." There are some limitations to the data, though. "There might … be differences between [dog] owners and non-owners already before buying a dog, which could have influenced our results, such as those people choosing to get a dog tending to be more active and of better health," Tove Fall, senior study author and associate professor of epidemiology at Uppsala University, said in the statement. While that might be true, there are enough other benefits to dog ownership to make it worth it. Dog owners are shown to be less depressed and make friends easier, according to a recent study. The reason? It gets you out into the community — and you’re more likely to talk to other dog owners. “Dog owners in particular tend to be a little more extroverted, or outgoing” Kay Joubert, Director Companion Animal Services at PAWS, told The Huffington Post. “When you start to engage them about their companion animal, people tend to open up and really blossom. They want to share stories about their favorite friend.” Another small study found that people who walked dogs five times a week lost an average of 14.4 pounds over a year, which also helps heart health. So go ahead, get that dog. Your heart — and your waistline — will thank you.

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  • A tale of two Annies at the Walnut Street Theatre
A tale of two Annies at the Walnut Street Theatre

    The holidays are the perfect time to see a musical and the Broadway classic, “Annie,” which is now being performed at The Walnut Street Theatre, is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Through Jan. 7, audiences can tag along with the plucky orphan Annie on her mission to find her parents in 1930s New York City, which takes her from the orphanage to finding a new home with billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Amidst the many adventures, there are plenty of memorable song and dance numbers, with unforgettable tunes like “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street” and of course, the song of everyone’s childhood, “Tomorrow.” Undoubtedly, it is the dream of many young girls to perform the role of Annie, especially on a stage as revered as The Walnut Street Theatre’s. For this production, two talented actors are sharing the lead role — Tahlia Ellie of Short Hills, NJ and Jenna Seasholtz of Coopersburg, PA. Both girls were introduced to the world of musical theatre at a very young age. “I saw Annie when I was three years old at my local high school,” says Seasholtz. “My babysitter was the lead role of Annie.  That is when I knew I wanted to be on the stage.” By the age of seven, Seasholtz got the role of Gretl in “The Sound of Music” at her local high school and caught the musical theatre bug. Ellie got her start performing in community theaters all the way back in kindergarten, “after begging her parents.” “At the request of the director we were told to seek out an agent and have been performing professionally ever since,” she says. She even performed the role of Tess in “Annie” by the age of seven in another production. When it was announced that “Annie” was coming to the Walnut Street Theatre, Seasholtz started practicing right away. “I have always wanted to be Annie.  This is my dream role and my dream coming true.  It’s hard to be the right age and the right height and the right everything [for this part],” she says. With the demanding rehearsal and performance schedule, the two young actors somehow still find time to get their schoolwork done. “I am currently being tutored as the last few weeks we have been in rehearsal six days a week,” says Ellie. “I spend my Mondays doing school work and getting tutored.” Seasholtz is keeping up with school online. “Next week I have to catch up with everything during the week since I am working all weekend long,” she says. It certainly takes a lot of drive to accomplish so much at a young age. What inspires them? For Ellie, it’s Sierra Boggess and Kristin Chenoweth. “My first broadway show that I saw was ‘The Little Mermaid’ at four years old with Sierra Boggess,” she says. “I was in awe of her and told my parents that I could do that. I truly adore Kristin Chenoweth. There are so many amazing actors out there.” Seasholtz also has a lot of admiration for all the working actors in the industry and understands the challenges of the career. “Every working actor inspires me.  It is hard work to learn new shows while auditioning for the next one and always wondering what is next,” she says. “It can also be hard when you want a part and you do not get it.  So I think if that actor can do it, so can I.  And if that person can get that part, well, then so can I.” As the song goes, “Tomorrow is only a day away,” and here’s to hoping that these two young stars inspire many children in the audience to pursue a life in the arts. If you go: “Annie” Now through Jan. 7 Various times Walnut Street Theatre 825 Walnut St.walnutstreettheatre.org

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  • Navy aircraft draws sky penis, sparks outrage and laughter
Navy aircraft draws sky penis, sparks outrage and laughter

    The U.S. Navy admitted Friday that one of its aircrafts was used to draw a giant penis in the sky over Washington state.  “The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable,” a representative with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island told local news station KREM 2. The news outlet received multiple photographs and phone calls from irate citizens who were offended by the genitalia over Okanogan County. One woman reportedly complained that she might have to explain the celestial penis drawing to her young children. Others, however, were more amused and took to social media to share photos of the spectacle. “The most monumental thing to happen in omak. A penis in the sky,” wrote Twitter user @anahi_torres_, along with a photo. The most monumental thing to happen in omak. A penis in the sky pic.twitter.com/SM8k1tNYaj — Anahi Torres (@anahi_torres_) November 16, 2017 Some pilots at NAS Whidbey did some sky writing today. ‍♂️https://t.co/9IsYvkX1za pic.twitter.com/Lm7kpMhKpY — Adam Gessaman (@adamrg) November 17, 2017 When asked about the incident, the Federal Aviation Administration told the outlet that unless the aircraft’s act of drawing a penis poses a safety risk, there is nothing they can do about. “[We] cannot police morality,” the FAA rep said.

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  • Dyer: Removing Sunil Gulati does not help USMNT
Dyer: Removing Sunil Gulati does not help USMNT

    Plenty of hand-wringing has gone on over the past month about the state of soccer in the United States, in particular over the men’s national team’s failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup. As such, Sunil Gulati has become a prime target of this angst, a knee-jerk reaction that doesn’t really hold up in light of his resume.   Gulati has been president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) since being elected in 2006, a period of unprecedented growth for the game in this country. His association with the USSF began in 1986 and has grown to now being the head of the federation. As such, he must be judged by more than just the inability of the men’s national team to qualify for the World Cup.   In fact, that singular failure is an outlier when looking across the broad spectrum of what Gulati has done right during his tenure as president of the USSF. By nearly every other benchmark, his presidency checks off the boxes.   Gulati hasn’t announced if he will seek re-election- after being elected in 2006 he was re-elected in 2010 and again in 2014. But the game and the federation has grown over the last decade-and-a-half, much of which happened since he became the USSF’s president.   This development and growth have to be kept in mind when judging his presidency as a list of candidates begin to form to potentially challenge his role with the federation.   Keep in mind that the men’s national team was one of only five national teams to move into the knockout round three times in the last five World Cups (Argentina, Brazil, Germany and Mexico are the others). While that streak ends next summer, the recent success of the U-17 and U-20 national teams in their respective World Cups point towards a bounce-back for the men’s national team sooner rather than later.   While the on the field success for the men’s national team (qualified for seven consecutive World Cups) and the women’s national team (the unprecedented juggernaut of their game), the off the field trajectory of the USSF in many ways speaks for itself.   The growth of the game under Gulati is staggering. In 2016, over 550,000 fans attended matches featuring the men’s and women’s national team, a point that sticks out dramatically when noting that the United States has the biggest drawing women’s national team in the world.   Annual gross revenue for USSF three decades ago when Gulati first began with the Federation was $2 million annually, a number that has grown exponentially beyond inflation over the last 30 years. In 2000, the federation was pulling in $23 million annually in revenue.   That number was north of $100 million last year, again a testament to Gulati’s vision for the financial viability of the federation and the game. Sponsorship, attendance of national team matches and attendance of national team matches have all grown over the past dozen years.   Investment in player development in 2000 was $3.5 million and now reaches over $20 million, ensuring that moments like the failure to qualify for the World Cup by the men’s national team are the exception and not the norm.   Television ratings, perhaps as important as attendance, has also seen exceptional growth. The 2002 World Cup drew a grand total of 70 million viewers on ESPN’s platforms. The World Cup in 2014, buoyed by the United States run to the Round of 16, saw 195.5 million total viewers in the United States. Massive watch parties and enthusiasm typified the event.   Can Gulati point to being the singular reason behind these success stories and the growth of the United States soccer brand? Certainly not. But when judging his value both in the past and moving forward, it is easy to overlook the numerous things that have gone right.   That the men’s national team has been largely successful under his watch is just part of the argument that he should get another tenure if he so desires.   All of which says little about a women’s national team that has won two Olympic gold medals and the 2015 World Cup in Canada under Gulati’s presidency. There is a viable and growing women’s league that has taken off and more development of the women’s game than at any time in USSF history.   While youth development and better identification of talent needs to be a priority of whoever is the USSF’s next president, Gulati certainly has the broadest resume of any candidate in the field. Something that should not be lost in the sound and fury of last month’s disappointing end to World Cup qualifying.  

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  • Anthony Bourdain's strategy for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers
Anthony Bourdain's strategy for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers

    As you can imagine, Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal in Anthony Bourdain's household. The famed chef, author and host of CNN's "Parts Unknown" loves to go all out for the holiday and always plans an epic meal for Thanksgiving dinner. Bourdain revealed his Turkey Day strategy to Metro during a recent trip to Boston for his web series "Raw Craft." "I deliberatelly plan," Bourdain says. "I cook Thanksgiving dinner. It's very traditional: turkey, stuffing, cranberry relish, gravy." Aside from sticking to the basics on Thanksgiving, Bourdain likes to make sure that he has plenty of leftovers for his friends and family to take home. "I always overproduce," Bourdain says. "I overproduce enough so everybody gets a take-home kit." While the extra food is a nice treat for his guests, the culinary superstar likes to enjoy the spoils of Thanksgiving leftovers himself as well, usually "alone" and in the form of a turkey sandwich. According to Bourdain, he has a serious feast the next day that ends up being quite the sight to behold. "I have a lot the next day, sitting there at like 11 o'clock in the morning watching TV on the couch in my pajamas eating," Bourdain says. "Maybe I warm it in the microwave. Maybe I won't. Maybe I'll just eat it cold." Whether it's heated up or served right out of the refrigerator, Bourdain usually likes to take his extra stuffing and turkey and jam them onto a sandwich. Regardless of how it's prepared, though, the food and television star believes leftovers are the best part of the holiday. "That is the true joy of Thanksgiving," Bourdain says. "It's all about the leftovers." Unfortunately, if you're looking for tips on how to handle your annoying family members at Thanksgiving dinner, Bourdain doesn't really have any advice for you. Just don't get too crazy while drinking during the holiday. "Thanksgiving drinking, I don't know," he says. "The murder rate spikes around the holidays drastically."

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  • City Will Install 'Blockers' Along West Side Bike Path In Wake Of Deadly Terrorist AttackCity Will Install 'Blockers' Along West Side Bike Path In Wake Of Deadly Terrorist Attack

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  • Artist Claims Kevin Spacey Tried To Rape Him When He Was 15Artist Claims Kevin Spacey Tried To Rape Him When He Was 15

    Earlier this week, actor Anthony Rapp revealed that when he was 14 years old, Kevin Spacey allegedly pinned him on a bed and "tried to get with me sexually." In the wake of the sexual assault allegation, Spacey was widely criticized for using his coming out story as a shield, and Netflix shut down production of House Of Cards. Several other people have now come forward accusing Spacey of behaving inappropriately toward them—and that includes a harrowing account of a man who says he had a sexual relationship with Spacey when he too was a 14-year-old. [ more › ]

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    In the aftermath of Tuesday's terror attack on the Hudson River Greenway bike path, city officials preached tolerance and unity. But, of course, white supremacist trolls gonna troll, and one far-right activist trolled so hard she got herself kicked off Uber and Lyft for targeting Muslim drivers in her tweets. Sad! [ more › ]

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