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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, 5:06 AM

NYPD ousts riders off bus to transport arrested Occupy Wall Street protesters

Riders, be ready: The NYPD can commandeer your bus at any time to take prisoners to jail cells.Today, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota backed the NYPD's controversial confiscation of a public bus to transport Occupy Wall Street protesters who were arrested at Zuccotti Park on March 17th, the sixth-month...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 12:39 PM

Poetry back in motion on the subway

Straphangers' pleas for more service and lower fares may go unheeded, but the MTA has decided to reward riders with rhymes.After a four-year hiatus, the MTA and the Poetry Society of America announced yesterday they are re-introducing "Poetry In Motion," the program that brought sonnets to the...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 9:36 AM

Meriden, Connecticut school might ban skinny jeans

A Connecticut school is getting a leg up on the latest fashion trend, mulling a ban on skinny jeans.According to WFSB TV, the Meriden School Board of Education in Connecticut is considering a proposal to ban clothes they say are too form fitting in order to prevent students from being distracted....

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 12:18 PM

Sgt. Rex to be reunited with Marine Megan Leavey

Marine Megan Leavey will finally be able to bring home Sgt. Rex, the military working dog she served with in Iraq, according to Sen. Chuck Schumer.After a petition launched by Schumer was signed by more than 20,000 people, the duo will finally be united.Leavey and Rex worked side by side in Iraq...

Monday, March 19, 2012, 3:06 PM

Fetus found in trash in Washington Heights

A man hunting for recyclables instead found a dead fetus in the trash Tuesday in Washington Heights.Cops said the fetus was about 24 weeks old and wrapped in plastic inside a bucket. The grisly discovery happened behind a building on West 191st Street, where the son of the building's super told the...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 7:19 PM

Healthier Cotchery defends ex-Jets slammed in Rex's book

"The Catch,” of course, was more than just a clutch play late in the game, a pass that the Jets had to complete in the Week 10 overtime win at Cleveland. For Jerricho Cotchery, it was the personification of a season of playing in pain.The midseason grab made highlight reels and made Cotchery...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 6:24 AM

A Grand rally for the Yankees

CC Sabathia was big all game. Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira were huge late.Teixeira’s one-out single off second baseman Aaron Hill’s glove propelled the Yankees to a 5-4 come from behind win last night against Toronto. var params={wmode: 'opaque'}; addPlayer('06c7c348-13be-4bf5-b1f0-...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 6:15 AM

Off-speed throwing off Yankees

Off-speed pitches have thrown the Yankees off at the plate.Among the most notable occurred during back-to-back home losses against the Chicago White Sox' Phil Humber and Gavin Floyd last month.Humber he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first outing against the Bombers as 59 of his...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 4:20 AM

Jays tee off on Colon, drop Yankees

The Yankees can’t solely blame "Joey Bats” for this one.Jose Bautista hit another home run but was not among the Blue Jays who spent the sixth inning teeing off on Bartolo Colon’s fastball in last night’s 7-3 loss.Bautista hit his major league-leading 19th home run and 16th in the last 26 games...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 6:22 AM

Johnnies add UK to sked, lose Polee to transfer

What is the right way to ensure a team of 10 freshmen is prepared for the rigors of a Big East season?Why, adding Kentucky to a non-conference schedule that includes Duke and UCLA, of course.St. John’s will play Kentucky at Rupp Arena as part of ESPN’s Big East-SEC Challenge, the network announced...

Monday, May 23, 2011, 5:58 AM

Pelfrey comes up just short yet again

Mike Pelfrey had been the ace that the Mets expect him to be for six innings. Then the seventh rolled around.“It’s frustrating,” Pelfrey said after the Mets’ 9-3 Subway Series loss to the Yankees. Pelfrey (3-4) went six innings-plus, allowed eight hits and five earned runs. He struck out four and...

Monday, May 23, 2011, 3:54 AM

Boogaard's death ruled accidental

The Hennepin, Minn. County Medical Examiner announced Friday Rangers left wing Derek Boogaard’s death was accidental, caused by combination of alcohol and oxycodone.The 28-year old Boogaard died last Friday night in his Minneapolis apartment. He was buried over the weekend in Regina, Saskatchewan....

Friday, May 20, 2011, 10:02 PM

Posada rebounds, Yankees snap skid

Yankees 6, Rays 2Jorge Posada returned to the lineup and the Yankees returned to the win column with a 6-2 victory over Tampa Bay last night.Posada started for the first time since forcefully asking out of Saturday’s lineup in Boston. The 39-year-old designated hitter went 2-for-3 with a double in...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 4:04 AM

Kenneth Moreno: Jury to decide NYC cop’s cuddle claim

Legal experts say they would be shocked if the 12-person jury hands out anything less than a “guilty” verdict for the NYPD officer accused of raping a woman.Prosecutors wrapped up their final arguments yesterday in the trial of Officer Kenneth Moreno, accused of rape, and his partner, Officer...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 2:25 AM

Why you should get renters insurance

As the old adage goes: It’s better to be safe than sorry.“For a couple hundred bucks a year, renters insurance offers not only coverage and protection but a peace of mind,” says David Brand, an insurance agent with over 23 years of experience. “Unfortunately, it takes something to happen to show...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 2:00 AM

Hot designers offer some cool decor tips

Every artist begins with a blank canvas, and as three of Elle Decor’s top designers to watch in 2011, Sara Story, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller were tasked with transforming their blank canvases — residences in New York City’s new +aRt condominium development — into livable works of art. If you’re...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 1:54 AM

Beautify from the inside out

Can changing your diet really change your appearance? “Hundred percent,” exclaims nutritionist and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, who treats some of Hollywood’s prettiest faces including Drew Barrymore and Olivia Wilde. “I always tell people, ‘Whatever you put in your car is what it runs on and...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 12:03 AM

ABC says welcome back, ‘Angels’

ABC showcased its 2011-12 schedule at its upfront presentation, the annual wooing of ad dollars, yesterday. The lineup includes eight new dramas, including a reboot of “Charlie’s Angels,” and five new comedies, including Tim Allen’s return to TV in “Last Man Standing.” “We’re thrilled to be...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 11:53 PM

The Word: Maria Shriver is not alone

While Maria Shriver continues to deal with the fallout of husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s admission of fathering a child with a longtime staffer, it’s important for her to remember that she is not alone: There are many wronged, high-profile political wives out there. And luckily, they’ve written...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 11:42 PM