NEWS: At a press conference this afternoon in New Jersey, President Obama pledged federal help to local governments and utility companies trying to get the power back on.
NEWS: Last Sunday, exactly eleven years to the day after American boots first hit the ground in Afghanistan, an AWOL soldier attempted to surrender to military authorities at Fort Hamilton.
On Wednesday U.S. customs officials based out of Newark, New Jersey seized a ship containing cargo from India and Egypt, “after hearing what sounded like people stowed away inside a container,” reports Reuters via the Chicago Tribune. The vessel, named the Villa D’Aquarius, was stopped at approximately 3 a.m., just south of the Verrazano Bridge [...]
Given the state of the economy, hopefully we didn’t speak too soon about Bay Ridge restaurants doing so exceptionally well. According to paperwork filed last Friday with the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, Wall Street Restaurant, LLC [7110 3rd Ave] – which is listed as the corporate name for Cafe Remy [...]
EVENTS: On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at around 8:30 a.m., the Parade of Ships will enter New York Harbor and proceed to the piers on the West Side of Manhattan, heralding the start of New York’s Fleet Week – as it has since 1984. If you didn’t already know, the famous flotilla passes right under the Verrazano. Which means you won’t have to schlep all the way to Manhattan to get your fill of the tall sailing vessels of old, as well as WWII-era destroyers.