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In the wake of the reckoning that destroyed the Independent Democratic Conference led by our former state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, only two members of that Republican-friendly group remained standing: Staten Island’s Diane Savino and Rockland County’s David Carlucci. more
It’s difficult right now to think of anything but coronavirus. But believe it or not, even with New York on lockdown, the world outside continues to move forward. Even government — or at least the closest we can get to government at the neighborhood level. more
Getting our society back to some sense of normalcy will require several milestones to be met. And none are as important as finding out who has been exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and who we might still need to protect if “herd immunity” doesn’t work the way scientists hope. more
When Ruth Fertel mortgaged her house so she could buy a single steak restaurant in her Louisiana hometown in 1965, her friends and family thought she was off her rocker. more
Bill de Blasio leads more people than the governors of 38 states. Yet, getting respect as a mayor is fleeting more often than not, especially from de Blasio’s own governor, Andrew Cuomo. more
John F. Kennedy strolled up to the podium inside the State Department auditorium, peering out to reporters, ready to take their questions. more
COVID-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York are losing sleep over how to keep this virus from killing the businesses they have worked so hard to build. more
Lou Gehrig didn’t like to call in sick. The New York Yankees legend didn’t miss a single game between June 1, 1925 and May 2, 1939. A stretch of 2,130 consecutive games, and a streak that would take nearly 60 years to topple. Not far from the Fieldston home where Gehrig spent his final years, another streak was starting. This wasn’t an amazing athlete never missing a game. Instead, it was (we hope) an amazing newspaper never missing a week. more
A story by Bleacher Report last week talked about how some players could lose money during the NBA suspension. Even for superstars like LeBron James, who could lose upward of $400,000. That might seem like a lot of money, but for the Los Angeles Lakers forward, we’re talking just 1 percent of the $38.5 million due to James this season alone. more
Don’t be surprised the next time you’re riding a bus and you see someone yawn. People are tired, and it might have a lot to do with the fact that those in the work force are seemingly more productive than they ever were before. more
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