Surprising Islanders, Rangers start season series tonight
Nov15

Surprising Islanders, Rangers start season series tonight

One of hockey’s greatest rivalries resumes Thursday night (7 p.m. ET) in Brooklyn as the New York Rangers visit the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center.  The first meeting of the 2018-19 season between the two clubs comes under some surprising circumstances as both teams have remained competitive in the Metropolitan Division over the first six weeks of the season.  As of Wednesday night, both teams were tied for second in the...

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Why deGrom’s Cy Young win is so rare
Nov15

Why deGrom’s Cy Young win is so rare

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom won the 2018 National League Cy Young Award, pitching’s top honor in Major League Baseball.    He did so in dominant fashion, garnering 29 of a possible 30 first-place votes, finishing ahead of Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals and Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies: His victory is one of the rarest and oddest Cy Young victories considering all the intangibles that went into...

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NYPD officer helps tourists get ‘Hamilton’ tix
Nov15

NYPD officer helps tourists get ‘Hamilton’ tix

This NYPD officer was an Irish tourist’s right hand man. When a frantic woman and her two daughters came running up to NYPD Officer Ricardo Dicandia, 35, who is from Long Island, he listened. The woman, Geraldine McKenna, who was visiting the city for the first time from the Emerald Isle, had won the Hamilton lottery but was $20 short. “I was walking my beat like I usually do and I was approached by a woman and her two...

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Local NYC politicians not impressed by perks offered to Amazon
Nov15

Local NYC politicians not impressed by perks offered to Amazon

With more than 230 cities wooing Amazon to build it’s next headquarters in their town, you’d think that the residents and local NYC politicians would be thrilled that the the world’s largest retailer is coming to Long Island City, NY. Think again.     On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio touted Amazon’s arrival as the “biggest private investment in the city and state of New...

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MTA to Buy Grand Central Terminal for $35M
Nov15

MTA to Buy Grand Central Terminal for $35M

The agency announced yesterday that its finance committee approved the purchase of Grand Central and Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem and Hudson lines from Midtown Trackage Ventures, which has owned the assets for nearly a decade and leased them to the MTA, according to a press release. It expects the full board to approve the plan on Thursday. MTA’s purchase of the landmarked Grand Central will cut short its 280-year lease with Midtown...

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