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Dating in the city: The NYC neighborhoods with the most singles

  Via Trulia Valentine's Day is just two days away and the hunt to find a date continues. It's a known fact that women outnumber men in the power centers of the Northeast: New York, Boston and Washington D.C. Real estate website Trulia backs up the facts. In New York City, women...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:10pm

Mob associate used deer corpses to fake car accidents for insurance fraud, prosecutors say

American Collision and Auto Center on 20th and McKean streets in South Philly allegedly contained deer corpses, blood, fur and other props that prosecutors say owner Ronald Galati Sr. used to perpetrate insurance fraud. Credit: Google MapsProsecutors announced today that reputed mob associate...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 10:31pm

Dislike — separate, not equal vows

Marriage equality groups are saying “I don’t” to news that New York City Hall will start offering “marriage-like” ceremonies to domestic partners.For $35, couples seeking domestic partnerships can have the niceties of a marriage ceremony — a commitment ceremony in a chapel with flowers and music....

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 6:17pm

Brewer celebrates Women's Equality Day with voter pledge

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer urged women to register their friends and family to vote Tuesday as part of Women's Equality Day. Photo credit: Wendy Joan BiddlecombeManhattan Borough President Gale Brewer celebrated Women’s Equality Day Tuesday by pledging to register at least five women...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:54pm

New York's first maid cafe offers more than just coffee

When you walk into Maid Cafe NY, young women in pink and white frilly maid uniforms bow and say, "Okaerinasai mase, gosyujin sama!" (or "Okaerinasai mase, ojou sama!" if you are a woman). The Japanese phrase means "Welcome home, master!" and this phrase sets the tone at the Moe Maid Cafe event at...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:44am

Leech therapy: Bloodsuckers in Brooklyn

Zena, 24, is undergoing leech therapy for her fertility issues.Credit: Bess Adler / MetroAt a medical office near Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, a 24-year-old woman prepared to get her blood sucked.Zena, who asked to be identified by her nickname for privacy, has been trying to get pregnant for three...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:34am

Digital love: Webutante Ball draws New York's tech singles

The Webutante Ball is known for being one of the city's biggest tech events each year.Credit: Insider ImagesInternet Week's Webutante Ball is well-known for being one of New York's biggest tech parties, but it also functions as the perfect pickup spot for Silicon Alley singles. Founder Richard...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:34am

Narcissister explores topless rights in video installation

The artist behind Narcissister says of her character: "As Narcissister, I wear stripper gear, pneumatic breasts, outlandish wigs, and trompe l’oiel costumes to deconstruct stereotypical representations."Credit: Miles Dixon / MetroNarcissister might not always wear a top, but she always wears a...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:20am

Combat may be 'over,' but Army doc’s death in Afghanistan shows troops still in harm’s way

Michael Dawson did what no parent should have to do: Inside a suburban Boston church, he gave the eulogy for his 22-year-old son, a U.S. Army Medic shot dead in Afghanistan by yet another of that country’s traitorous soldiers. To his fellow warriors, Cpl. John Dawson was “Doc,” or “Doc Dawson.”To...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:13pm

MAP: Watch this animated GIF of the New York City subway

If you equally enjoy maps, .GIFs and New York City history, then you'll enjoy this.Theres a new animated New York City MTA subway map that shows us each subway line in New York City in chronological order.RELATED: New York City subway cars from the 1980sVery Appealing created this animated map that...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:27am

Will more investigators help PPD police their own?

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. Credit: Charles Mostoller/MetroPhiladelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has quietly beefed up the manpower of the Internal Affairs Division.This year, 17 new investigators were added to the Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs...

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:23pm

MTA on NJ 7 train: Not so fast

MANHATTAN – MTA chairman Jay Walder said yesterday the idea of a 7 train that runs to New Jersey is “very exciting,” but finishing the MTA’s existing capital projects, like the Second Avenue subway and Long Island Rail Road access to Grand Central, must come first. “There is no money in our capital...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 5:06am

Authorities catch inmate who fled Boston halfway house

Authorities have captured an inmate who walked away from a Boston halfway house last Friday.Gary Smith, who was serving a three to seven year sentence for unarmed robbery, was captured Monday morning in Somerville by the the Massachusetts Department of Correction's (DOC) Fugitive Apprehension Unit....

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:54pm

Ask Septa: GM Joe Casey answers your questions, emergency assistance button, regional rail tardiness

Every three weeks, SEPTA general manager Joe Casey will address public transit questions submitted by Metro Philadelphia readers.Anything from frequency of trains to funding to cleanliness and more is fair game. Ask Casey whatever you like by emailing City Editor Christina Paciolla at christina....

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:58am

Report: Mass. poor incurring debt to meet 'daily demands'

(STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) -- Debt levels among low-income adults in Massachusetts are harming their physical and mental health, reducing their access to education, and serving as a barrier to employment, according to survey results marked for release Thursday morning.The non-profit anti-poverty...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:57pm

BU's Daily Free Press is being saved...in large part thanks to this guy

Boston University's The Daily Free Press, the school's only independent, student-run paper, has been saved from possible closure by a fundraising campaign.The paper recently announced it was in danger of closing unless it dealt with a substantial chunk of its debt. Its publisher, Turley...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:19pm

Bomb threats made at schools throughout Mass.

Bomb threats have been made at several schools throughout the state this afternoon.Police have confirmed that threats have been made at BC High in Dorchester, English High School in Jamacia Plain and Natick High School in the Boston suburbs.Natick and English were both evacuated, police confirmed....

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:12pm

Search intensifies for missing Swampscott woman

Police are continuing to search for the missing 25-year-old Swampscott woman who was last seen last Thursday.The Salem News reports that more than 100 police from the surrounding area are now scouring a swath of that town.Police have already found an array of Jaimee Mendez's belongings, including...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:14pm

Analysts: One in 10 Mass. residents has diabetes

(STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) -- More than 10 percent of people in Massachusetts are living with diabetes, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, and analysts believe that group will grow by 61 percent by 2025, according to organizers of an event Thursday intended to bring attention to the problem and its...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 10:45am

Military dogs honored for first time at 2014 NYC Veteran's Day Parade

For the first time in the history of the New York Veteran's Day Parade, the brave dogs that served in Iraq and Afghanistan and their handlers were acknowledged with a float presented by the American Humane Associated and sponsored by philanthropist Lois Pope, a founder of the American Veterans...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 8:05pm