January 26, 2015 |
Hello there On New Year's Eve 2009, Nathan and his friend Andrea headed toward the Apple Store near Central Park to meet another friend and some of his friends, who were all going to a party on the Lower East Side. Milagros "was wearing a big, goofy hat and eating a hot dog from the hot dog cart," Nathan said. "Something about her caught my eye. " On the ride to the gathering, Milagros could see Nathan watching her in the subway window's reflection. They started talking at that party, and also checked out another one in the apartment next door.
February 1, 2014 |
NEW YORK - They are tobogganing on Broadway this week. And diving for touchdowns in a foam pit just off Times Square. Helmeted mannequins in full NFL uniforms share the Coach and Lancôme displays at Macy's. On 42d Street Wednesday night, the Harlem Boys Choir serenaded America's Game. The Super Bowl may be played in New Jersey on Sunday, but it is being played out in full measure in New York City this week. In recognition of an outdoor game at a cold-weather site, the NFL and New York have turned a 13-block stretch of Broadway - the spiritual heart of this great city - to an open-air temple for all things football.
February 16, 2016 |
Bruno is back, baby! Angelo Bruno, whose reign as Philadelphia mob boss ended with a shotgun blast to his head in 1980, is experiencing a posthumous resurgence. The "Gentle Don," as Bruno is sometimes known, surfaced on the big screen last year, played by actor Chazz Palminteri in Legend , the British gangster film starring Tom Hardy. Philadelphia filmmaker Tigre Hill is wrapping up his appropriately titled organized-crime documentary, The Corrupt and the Dead , that will feature Bruno and other mob bosses.
April 10, 2016 |
Comcast's new chief financial officer, Mike Cavanagh, knocked it out of the ballpark with compensation in 2015 of $40.6 million. He officially began his job as CFO on July 1. A former New York banking executive, Cavanagh earned more than Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts, who was compensated $36.2 million, and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke, with $33.7 million, according to the cable giant's regulatory filing, made Friday. Based on its national rankings, Bloomberg News said Cavanagh was the best-paid chief financial officer in the United States.
August 16, 2015 |
Ian Mark Jones, 32, who left Yardley in 2008 for a modeling career in New York City, drowned in the Hudson River earlier this week during a kayaking accident in Upstate New York. Mr. Jones had been missing since the morning of Aug. 8, when the kayak which he and his girlfriend were paddling capsized, throwing them into the river in Dutchess County, 100 miles north of New York City. Mr. Jones' girlfriend, Tali Lennox Fruchtmann, daughter of the singer Annie Lennox, was picked up by a passing boat.
July 28, 2016 |
In a contest between the Philly cheesesteak and New York cheesecake, which comes out on top as the big cheese? In the NY/PA Food Fight, a competition that matched five classic Philadelphia foods with five New York City counterparts Tuesday, Philadelphia just barely came out on top. For many, it was a welcome and lighthearted respite from the drama and party turmoil of the first days of the Democratic National Convention. The event starred U.S. Reps. Brendan Boyle (D., Pa.) and Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.)
May 30, 2014 |
A year after enthusiastically announcing that Philadelphia was throwing in its hat to seek the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, Mayor Nutter has pulled that hat back. Citing concerns about cost and the logistics of hosting other large events here in the near future, Nutter said the timing was just not right. "The time, the effort, the fund-raising, the prospect of creating new venues . . . it is a tremendous, costly endeavor," Nutter said Wednesday. "We decided that, at this time, we would not put in or submit a bid. " The mayor notified the U.S. Olympic Committee earlier this month of the city's decision not to pursue a bid to host the 2024 summer games.
July 16, 2016
Atlantic City's attempt to auction off its defunct municipal airfield, Bader Field, has been postponed until Aug. 4, city officials said. Elizabeth Terenik, the city's planning director, said the sealed-bid auction was postponed due to a "technical issue regarding the advertising required. " She did not say how many, if any, bids were received before Thursday's original deadline. Bader Field, a historic airstrip on Albany Avenue leading into the city, once fetched an $800 million offer from a company contemplating a casino complex.
July 16, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - In the latest blow to Atlantic City, layoff notices were issued to Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino employees Monday, advising them that the casino will close in mid-September. That would make Trump Plaza the fourth casino to close or threaten to close in this resort by fall. It also leaves just one Trump-branded casino - the Trump Taj Mahal - from what used to be three. About 1,600 workers would be affected by this latest shutdown. Trump Plaza issued a statement just before noon Monday stating: "WARN notices were sent to the employees of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino today to advise them that the management and board of directors of Trump Plaza Associates L.L.C.
June 20, 2016 |
Mayor Kenney might have persuaded City Council to support a tax on sweetened beverages. But in the end what could matter most is if his lawyers can persuade the courts. Minutes after Council passed the unprecedented per-ounce levy Thursday, the beverage industry vowed to continue a fight it has already poured more than $5 million into by filing suit. Kenney wasn't rattled. "We're ready," he said. But a particularly qualified voice says Kenney shouldn't be so confident. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille has called the tax unconstitutional.