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This month marks my 60th year as a New Yorker, and I still find new and interesting things everywhere I go in all five boroughs. To celebrate the city, to thank my friends, this month my storytelling show is free on me. I’m giving away stuff, too. “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts,” Tuesday, March 11… Read more »

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Fifty years ago today, in a small New York City theater, in front of an audience of 728 people, Ed Sullivan launched The Beatles, ignited a cultural revolution and unleashed the desire to create music in countless artists. The audience of 73 million television viewers included children like Steven Tyler, Richie Sambora, Tom Petty, Nancy… Read more »

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Former White House Correspondent Helen Thomas, whose career dated back to the Kennedy administration has died at the age of 92. The Gridiron Club announced her death in an email to members. For members of the media, especially women Thomas will be remembered as a journalistic pioneer who became the constant feature in the White House briefing room…. Read more »

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Hold that phone. Well at least while you are behind the wheel. New York begins a crackdown on texting drivers today, with more police and new text-detecting equipment in unmarked cars, officials said. “Distracted driving kills. Period,” said Gov. Cuomo (pictured), who on Monday signed into law harsher penalties for teens who text behind the wheel. State… Read more »

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Having successfully tightroped on a 2-inch-thick steel cable above the dry river bed near the Grand Canyon Nik Wallenda is now eyeing his next venue which maybe New York. Wallenda hopes his next stunt will take him between the Chrysler and Empire State buildings and he is also open to suggestions and will ask his Facebook and Twitter… Read more »

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It’s been a few months since we caught up with fashion designer John Galliano on the streets of New York and now he has given his first-ever sober interview. The fallen fashion iconic desiger tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Ingrid Sischy that, in spite of his words, he is not an anti-Semite or a racist. “It’s the worst… Read more »

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A Saudi journalist working for London-Based Asharq Alawsat says Saudi monarch King Abdullah has been clinically dead since Wednesday. He also quoted medical sources in Saudi Arabia as saying that the king’s vital organs, including his heart, kidneys and lungs, have stopped functioning. Doctors are said to have used a defibrillator on him several times. He… Read more »