Prospect Park visitors will have to pick a different spot for their afternoon stroll Friday.
The entire 585-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. as a security precaution for President Barack Obama's visit to Brooklyn, the Prospect Park Alliance announced yesterday.
Obama will be in the city for a fundraiser but he will also speak with the students at the Pathways in Technology... » more
President Barack Obama doesn't just namedrop Brooklyn in speeches.
Obama will visit Pathways in Technology Early College High School on Friday during a trip to the city for a fundraiser, his press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.
During this year's State of the Union speech, the president touted the Crown Heights school as an example of academic innovation.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg... » more
Mice are hooked on the white stuff -- Oreo filling, that is, according to research by students and faculty at Connecticut College.
Lab mice in the study were as drawn to Oreo cookies and its cream filling as they were to cocaine and morphine. The cookie also fired up more neurons in their brains' "pleasure center" than the drugs.
"Our research supports the theory that... » more
Tuesday night's mayoral debate will be the first opportunity for Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota to square off before New York City's electorate.
The debate, the first of three during the general election, comes amid a staid race that has de Blasio, the city's public advocate, posting a 44-percentage-point lead in the most recent poll over Lhota, a former MTA chief and deputy... » more