Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio charged forward yesterday with his plan to bring universal prekindergarten to New York City, naming six education experts to develop the program, and vowing he will win a fight in Albany to pay for it with higher taxes on the rich.
“I’m not ever going to be interested in bargaining against myself and this vision,” de Blasio said after reading to preschoolers at an... » more
In chef Michael Psilakis' hand: a sesame-rolled kristini, which is a savory Cretan breadstick infused with red wine and olive oil. "The first bite is sort of awkward, you just have to let it go, but by the time you get to the fourth bite, it's addictive."
He's right. But then again, Psilakis knows how to get to the heart of what's good about Greek food.
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The engineer who drove the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx may have fallen asleep or "zoned out" just before the fatal crash, a law enforcement source said Tuesday.
William Rockefeller could not recall any of his actions until just before the derailment, said the source, who characterized the engineer as being "oblivious" to the fact that the train had built... » more
Investigators in the Bronx train derailment are poring over engineer William Rockefeller's every move before the crash - from his breakfast choice that morning to his actions seconds before the cars left the track.
Among the many mysteries investigators hope to solve is a crucial question: Why was the train barreling down the tracks at 82 mph — almost triple the 30 mph speed limit in that... » more
Kriss Kringle has been downsized, and not in a Chris Christie way.
After more than a century of bringing comfort and joy to the streets of New York, Sidewalk Santas have been given the boot by the Volunteers of America.
"The program was just not the most effective way of raising money," vice president Rachel Weinstein has said. Those willing to stand on a freezing cold street corner... » more
Now the question is why?
Why did a Sunday morning Metro-North train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Terminal roar into one of the system's most challenging curves at 82 miles per hour -- at a place where the Hudson River lies hard to the right, the Harlem River looms straight ahead and the speed limit is 30 mph?
Monday National Transportation Safety Board investigators provided disturbing... » more
Shopping for kids is a great excuse to have some fun. Not only does it allow you to test out some cool new toys, but it can take you back to the days when exchanging gifts meant ripping open wrapping paper, not quietly slipping a gift card out of an envelope.
Whether you're buying for a bookworm or a busy bee, here are some ideas on how to share the gift of excitement this holiday:
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For Marissa Vicario, working in public relations didn’t satisfy her interest in nutrition and her desire to inspire others to be healthy. So, even after getting a master’s degree in a related field, she left her PR job at a Fortune 500 company to start a career as a holistic health coach. Vicario, 35, went back to school to study nutrition and holistic health, and founded Marissa’s Well-Being and... » more
Following Thanksgiving festivities -- and hitting the stores early on Black Friday -- next up for New Yorkers are today's Cyber Monday deals. These websites will keep shoppers surfing for savings all day long.
This hip men's and women's clothing company is offering 25% off the whole site, with free shipping. In addition, a free limited edition... » more
A 19-year-old East New York man was awaiting arraignment Wednesday on multiple charges, after being arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a 14-year-old girl on her way home from school on Nov. 22.
Rashawn Williams is being charged by the Brooklyn District Attorney with attempted murder, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, in the Nov. 22 shooting of a... » more