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Wines of the New York Region
John Farley  |  July 27, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
It's summertime, informally known as white wine season. Get a rundown of the local wine economy -- and top picks for L.I. vino.
Edgar Santana's boxing career nearly ended in 2008, after he was charged with running an illegal drug ring. A documentarian hopes to follow his return to glory. Photo courtesy of Eric Johannsen.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 26, 2011 4:58 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks include a documentary on a boxer from Spanish Harlem and a couple of performance artists bringing change to Wall Street (of the nickel and dime variety).VIDEO
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Flickr/Wallyg
Bob Feinberg  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
I went to a concert last night…in Newark. I still can’t help but be somewhat amazed by that statement; the “in Newark” part, that is.
Derek Jeter, David Price, John Jaso, Jim Wolf
Lori Rothenbucher  |  July 25, 2011 4:34 PM | Comments
A documentary about Derek Jeter's milestone 3000th hit will air on HBO this Thursday. Jeter's life on and off the field is fair game in the one-hour peek into the life of the Yankees' captain.
An old public service announcement in the subways advised New Yorkers to keep their furnaces clean. Decades later, building boilers still account for a major share of the city's air pollution. Gotham Gazette/Ian Wescott
Sam Lewis  |  July 25, 2011 1:37 PM | 3 Comments
Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image -- us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act -- and soon.
As the heat wave spreads across the country, the Tri-State Region prepares for temperatures in the 100s. Here, a boy plays in water from a fire hydrant (Summer 2010). MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Sam Lewis  |  July 22, 2011 4:28 PM | Comments
This summer's scorcher may seem unprecedented, but it's been worse...In 1896, New York City experienced a heat wave that pushed the heat index above 120 degrees for nearly 10 days, killing at least 1,500 people.
hokeypokey590
Daniel T. Allen and Shawn Hollenbach  |  July 22, 2011 1:07 PM | 1 Comment
Dancing the Hokey Pokey at weddings will be different after N.Y.'s gay marriage law kicks in, said one of the gay comedians in our round-up.
MTA CEO Jay Walder announced his resignation this afternoon. Walder will leave to head the Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation in October. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:06 PM | Updated: July 22, 2011 10:26 AM | 1 Comment
MTA CEO Jay Walder abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. Reports indicate that a $924,000 salary in Hong Kong could be the reason for his exit. Who will have the fortitude to take over his job?
lesbian
Bridget Leahy  |  July 21, 2011 2:13 PM | 1 Comment
Now that New York's Marriage Equality Act is in effect, here's what you need to know to tie the knot.
A massive fire at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant at 725 W. 135th St. forced the evacuation of Riverbank State Park and closed a portion of the West Side Highway. Twitter/phlpp7r.
Tuan Nguyen, Tom Liddy and Jeff Mays for DNAinfo  |  July 21, 2011 12:57 PM | Comments
Untreated Sewage from an uptown treatment plant was being dumped straight into the Hudson River after a four-alarm fire, prompting warnings to kayakers and beach-goers. DNAinfo reports.
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