Thousands of New Yorkers, elected officials and gay rights activists hit the streets of Greenwich Village Monday in response to a recent string of crimes against LGBT people.
Protesters marched from West 13th Street to the corner of West 8th Street and 6th Avenue, where Marc Carson, 32, of Harlem, was gunned down on Saturday.
Carson’s death was the fifth high-profile hate attack in Manhattan... » more
A Siena College poll released Monday found that Empire State residents fear each scandal that rocks Albany makes New York worse every day.
67% Approximate number of voters who said the state government is becoming more dysfunctional every day.
49% voters who said the state is going in the right direction
64% Approval rating for Gov. Andrew N. Cuomo
63% Voters who said despite... » more
UPDATED 8:02 p.m.: Ray Manzarek, a founding member of The Doors, died in Germany Monday at age 74, the group's Facebook page said. Manzarek died from bile-duct cancer at a clinic surrounded by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Rick and James.
After Jim Morrison's death in 1971, Manzarek continued to record music and performed Doors songs. ... » more
Before the city's public school students begin their summer break, they're going to get one additional lesson about tolerance.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced Monday that he sent a memo to all city principals advising them to create and implement anti-hate lesson plans by the end of the school year.
Walcott, who made the announcement with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn,... » more
Pop stars Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift won the big prizes on Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, which also honored legendary performers Madonna and Prince.
Bieber, who was named top male artist, also performed at the show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He also took home Billboard's first Milestone Award, chosen by fans, for musical innovation and ingenuity.
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Gay rights activists plan to march in huge numbers in Greenwich Village Monday, responding to the murder of a gay man from Harlem early Saturday morning.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials are expected to join LGBT groups and other activists at Monday’s rally, where they will speak out against attacks like the killing of Marc Carson at midnight on Saturday.
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Connecticut commuters can expect delays and limited service this week as MTA Metro North Railroad crews continue to repair damage from the Friday evening passenger-train collision in Bridgeport, Conn.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said commuters, both drivers and train riders, will be affected throughout the week.
About 30,000 rail commuters per day are affected by the service disruption.... » more
Say hello to Yumblr!
Aging online portal Yahoo! is set to buy the hugely popular blogging platform Tumblr after the $1.1 billion deal was cleared by Yahoo's board Sunday, according to All Things D, the tech blog of The Wall Street Journal.
The all-cash deal, which has been speculated about since last week, is the largest tech acquisition since Facebook bought Instagram in 2012.
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Mother Nature couldn't mooga three days in a row.
Sunday's downpour canceled the final day of the Great Googa Mooga Festival. Organizers of the food and music event apologized for the last second change, which they said was for safety concerns, and promised ticket holders they'd get their money back.
"All Sunday VIP ticket purchases will be refunded in full," a spokeswoman... » more
New York's annual digital confab is set to kick off Monday, as Internet Week sweeps through the city, highlighting the Big Apple's leading role in tech and online culture.
The annual weeklong conference, launched in 2008, turns the city into a mecca for the digitally connected, with panels, speeches, demonstrations and more in online business and culture.
Headquartered at the Metropolitan... » more