NIKKI M. MASCALI

I Tried to be Body Positive. Here’s How It Went

I’ve struggled with my weight and body image for most of my life, so when I was offered the trip of a lifetime to spend a long weekend in Grand Cayman, I knew I had to work on being more body positive. So I made a pact with myself to not let myself — and my long-unhealthy mindset...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:02am

8 facts about the 8 days of Hanukkah

Is it us or does Hanukkah seem to get overshadowed by the hubbub surrounding Christmas? Since this year’s eight-day celebration begins on Dec. 12, we’re here with eight facts you might not know about the Festival of Lights. The holiday concludes on Dec. 20. 1. It is not “...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 4:47pm

Riders unite to fight rare cancers at MSK's Cycle for Survival

Though you may know someone battlingthem, brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, leukemia, lymphoma and countless other cancers are still considered rare forms of the disease. While they make up roughly 50 percent of all cancer diagnoses combined, theresearch on many of them is“drastically...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:54pm

Democrats Albanese and de Blasio face off in first debate

Though there are several Democrats vying to be the next mayor of New York City, just two will face off tonight at the first Democratic mayoral debate. Incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio will debate lawyer and former City Councilman Sal Albanese Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Symphony Space on the Upper West...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 2:37pm

Straphangers will see subway improvements within 1 year, MTA promises

Amid aggravated New Yorkers, a state of emergency and a tug-of-war between City Hall and Albany, the MTA on Tuesday revealed its action plan for fixing its 113-year-old subway system. Phase I of the two-part plan unveiled by agency Chairman Joe Lhota will start immediately and “attack...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:42pm

How Blue Apron made me not fear my kitchen anymore

I’m the first to admit I’ve never been a good cook. I’m not confident in the kitchen nor do I like getting my hands dirty, especially whilst touching raw chicken. Unfair as it is, I blame my parents, who owned a popular restaurant during my formative years, which meant that a...

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 12:47pm

Diet prosecco in time for beach season? Yes, please!

There’s never a bad time for a little bubbly, is there? Well, maybe if you’re counting calories or watching your waistline, but thanks to one Italian company, the world has now been gifted a new diet prosecco. Yes, a diet prosecco! That’s pretty big news that, fittingly, deserves...

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 3:54pm

Sisters detained at Logan for 36 hours sent back to Colombia: Lawyer

The latest victims of President Trump’s aggressive immigration crackdown are two sisters who were sent back to Colombia after being detained at Boston’s Logan International Airport for 36 hours.The sisters, 20-year-old Dayana Gomez and Laura Gomez, 11, were immediately detained for questioning by U...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:10pm

George Takei wins April Fools’ with Congress run, sick White House burn

Oh myyy. Everyone fell for George Takei’s genius April Fools’ prank in which he said he was going to run for Congress against embattled California Rep. Devin Nunes.Surely disappointing many potential voters, Takei revealed early Saturday that his announcement was a joke with a photo of himself...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:41pm

Trump’s White House staff are worth how much?!

After 71 days of President Trump draining the swamp, what we’ve found as we get closer to the bottom is money, lots and lots of money — in the financial disclosures of his White House advisers.The ethics filing released Friday night by the White House detailed the assets of nearly 200 Trump...

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:39am

Who is Cristiano Ronaldo and why should I care about his ugly statue?

An airport in Madeira, Portugal, nearly broke the internet this week when it unveiled a Cristiano Ronaldo statue.Sure, it’s big news that the airport is now known as Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport after its native son and famous footballer, but it’s the statue, a bust, really, that...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:44pm

Battered but unbroken, Brooklyn music label sees ‘new golden age of vinyl’

Hurricane Sandy battered much of New York City but one of its lesser-known victims was a Brooklyn music label specializing in rock and rockabilly sounds released on vinyl records.After the October 2012 storm roared through, Norton Records in Red Hook was flooded, its inventory destroyed and its...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00am

Islanders program hopes to get kids on the ice with $30K donation to Brooklyn youth

Hockey may not be as mainstream as football and baseball, but a New York Islanders program hopes to change that with a donation to Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Brooklyn.Islanders Sticks & Skates on Wednesday donated $30,000 in CCM Hockey equipment to the youth organization with the...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:46pm

Illegal parkers beware: NotASpotPhila is watching to social media shame you

It used to be that anyone parking illegally in Philadelphia had to worry about being caught by the Parking Authority. Now, there’s a good chance they may be publicly shamed on social media thanks to NotASpotPhila.The Twitter and Instagram account posts photos of parking violations across the city...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:46pm

Senate hearing on Russian ties to 2016 presidential election begins (live stream)

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearings on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election — and possible ties to President Donald Trump are underway.The first began Thursday morning and is set to include interviews with five witnesses, including former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:34am

David Bowie’s former New York apartment and piano selling for $6.45M

There’s a starman’s apartment waiting in the sky. David Bowie’s former New York condo is up for grabs and not only does it boast amazing views of Central Park, it comes with the late musician’s piano.Bowie moved out of the three-bedroom apartment at 160 Central Park South in 2002, but the piano has...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:04pm

Trans man uses before and after pictures of transition to inspire, encourage

These transgender celebrities have done a lot by bravely sharing their stories with the public. But we can’t forget about people who aren't in the spotlight. Peope like transman Jaimie Wilson, who courageously share their journeys as well.Wilson, a musician, DJ and trans advocate, has chronicled...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:31am

Hillary Clinton resurfaces, encourages Americans to ‘resist, insist, persist, enlist’

Hillary Clinton has returned to politics — or at least talking about the current state of it in President Trump’s America.Giving the keynote speech at the Professional BusinessWomen of Californiaannual conference in San Francisco Tuesday, Clinton, who has mostly been laying low since losing to...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:03am

3 LaGuardia TSA workers injured by hazardous material: Officials

Three TSA agents at LaGuardia Airport were injured early Wednesday morning by what officials are calling “hazardous materials.”Around 6 a.m., the workers were exposed to the materials while inspecting a bag at a check-in area in Terminal B, ABC 7 reported.The workers complained of eye irritation...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:22am

How old is Donald Trump?

In addition to Donald Trump arguably being one of the most controversial presidents in U.S. history, he is also the oldest occupier of the Oval Office.When President Trump was sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017, he was 70 years, seven months and seven days old.He broke a record held by Ronald Reagan since...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:43pm