Katie Finneran in 'Annie' Now that it's been finally announced that two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran will play Miss Hannigan in the Broadway revival of "Annie" (a really great choice, by the way), theater message board users have moved on to gossiping about who will play Daddy Warbucks and his secretary Grace.
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A plan to hike taxi fares is one step closer to getting a green light.
Officials from the Taxi and Limousine Commission voiced their support for proposals Thursday that would increase fares up to 20% during a packed public hearing where the issue was formally introduced.
Riders could see larger tabs by the end of the summer if the plan is approved.
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Yum! The Bon Appetit Grub Crawl takes New Yorkers along for an interactive food tour through some of the top spots for food and drink in Carroll Gardens (Friday), Williamsburg (Saturday) and Red Hook (Sunday). Buy a ticket for one day's worth of crawling, or get all foodie'd out with a pass for the entire three-day event. (Fri.-Sun., hours and venues vary, $89-$249, bagrubcrawl.com)
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Anyone can hold his breath for a minute when he's 10 feet underwater, but a man will drown in six inches of water if he's facedown long enough. The same can be said of our current economic climate: It's not the depth of the recession that matters, it's the length.
Our government has thrown upward of $13 trillion in stimulus at the financial crisis, yet we're seeing 1.9% annual growth, as per... » more
Most commuters know what it's like to get trapped on a stuck train.
And after admitting problems in the past, the MTA is trying to get riders off disabled trains and back en route to their destinations faster than ever.
NYPD transit bureau chief Joseph Fox said any extraordinary issues that stall subways are given "executive priority," and higher-ranking officials are sent to help.
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From swim trunks that shake the style waves, to sunscreen that can actually prevent breakouts, to a striped cotton sweater you'll never want to take off - plus a duffel that'll hold it all - here's everything a guy needs for a weekend beach getaway this summer.
Not-so-basic black shades (main image above) Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses, $140; at Solstice Sunglass Boutique, 168 Fifth Ave.,... » more
New Yorkers want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to push harder for a minimum wage hike according to a Quinnipac University poll, though the same poll also showed the governor's approval rating at an all-time high of 71%.
The poll, released Wednesday, revealed that 79% of voters support raising minimum wage, which is currently $7.25. Cuomo has come under fire for not aggressively trying get a raise through... » more
New Yorkers brace themselves for sky-high rents, but for most, living in Manhattan is absolutely cost-prohibitive. That's why most who work in Manhattan must live in nearby boroughs like Queens and Brooklyn, where the space is ampler and the rents are lower. However, one sacrifice if you work in Manhattan is proximity to your job.
Here are some brokers' picks for the best commutes into midtown:
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More than a dozen members of a Brooklyn gang were charged with terrorizing Crown Heights homes during a yearlong burglary spree, officials announced Wednesday.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said cops were able to catch the alleged teenage thugs because they fought over the proceeds of selling off the stolen goods over Facebook.
Prosecutors said the 14 members of the "the Brower... » more
The Miami man whose was face chewed off by a man on a likely drug rampage was a graduate of the elite Stuyvesant High School, according to published reports.
Ronald Poppo, 65, graduated from the school in 1964 and was a member of the Latin Club and worked in the guidance office of the high school, the Daily News reported yesterday. The school didn't respond to requests for comment.
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