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Retired Glove Manufacturer Gives Helping Hand to Those in Need

Reporter Rick Karr introduces us to 86 year-old Larry Stanton, who says he didn’t need a college diploma when he started in the business just after World War II because making gloves was in his genes.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others walk the perimeter of the Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The park opens to the public on Oct. 24. Flickr/ nycmayorsoffice
Georgia Kral  |  October 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Forty years in the making, the park on Roosevelt Island, designed by Louis Kahn, will open on Oct. 24.VIDEO
Opening night of Riverfront Stadium in Newark, N.J.: Newark Bears vs. the Lehigh Valley Diamonds, Friday, July 16, 1999. The $34 million minor league stadium, and the nearby New Jersey Performing Arts Center, were built in downtown Newark to help revitalize the city. AP/Mike Derer
NJ Today  |  October 17, 2012 11:34 AM | Comments
The betting will likely be limited to the state's casinos and four racetracks.VIDEO
eyeglasses- Elizabeth D. Herman
Daniel Krieger  |  October 17, 2012 11:16 AM | 1 Comment
Ruth Pollack has been collecting antique eyeglasses for over 50 years; her apartment holds over one thousand pairs.VIDEO
Agave Kiss captures the Cicada grade III at Aqueduct in Queens. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken the reigns of the New York Racing Association, the horse racing world is anxiously awaiting the governor's decision on the sport's future. AP/New York Racing Association
Susan Arbetter for The Capitol Report  |  October 17, 2012 7:39 AM | Comments
The state takes in more money than Nevada and New Jersey, combined.VIDEO
NY Tech Meet up Todd Park 2 Flickr Qool Foto
Lauren Keyson for NY Tech Meetup  |  October 16, 2012 12:25 PM | Comments
Apps related to the elections and political debate launched at this month's tech meetup in New York.
Koch featured
Bob Feinberg  |  October 15, 2012 4:01 PM | Comments
The premiere of the documentary "Koch" and a Q&A with the three-term mayor was a highlight of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Weapons and Bag Check Comic Con Evan Leatherwood
Evan Leatherwood  |  October 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Unlike its San Diego counterpart, New York's Comic Con has a strong comic book focus. It has grown 500 percent since it started in 2006 and expects 115,000 attendees.
Second baseman Robinson Cano hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning in the game on Oct. 3 that clinched the Yankees' place in the play-off's. AP/Kathy Willens.
Christina Knight  |  October 10, 2012 10:52 AM | Comments
Most city residents agree the Bronx Bombers are the best team of the last 20 years, and think the Mets stand a future World Series title, too.VIDEO
Garrison Keillor of The Prairie Home Companion celebrates his 70th birthday at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic on Oct. 16, 2012. Photo by Claudia Danielson.
Christina Knight  |  October 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The creator of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ performs with the New York Philharmonic for his 70th birthday. In this interview, Keillor talks music, smoking regulations and potential city settings for a prairie-like show.

Derek Jeter, who has played by all counts an incredible season this year, runs at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 23, 2012. AP/Kathy Willens.
Michelle Michalos and Georgia Kral  |  October 5, 2012 4:43 AM | Comments
As Yankees advance to postseason, author Marty Appel talks with MetroFocus about the legends of the Pinstripe Empire.VIDEO
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