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Do You Yearn for the Bern? There’s a Dating Site for That

Online dating has reached political spheres with the most recent addition to internet coupling: BernieSingles.com.

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Scattered Staging Spells Confusion at the Met

If the Metropolitan Opera were one of the more advanced European theaters, last Friday night’s new production of Manon Lescaut might actually have made some kind of perverse sense.

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Is this ‘Underground’ Pro Wrestling Series the Most Entertaining Show on TV?

EL Rey Network’s ‘Lucha Underground’ features an undead champion, a ninja skeleton, and a time-travelling alien…and it’s damn entertaining.

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De Blasio Backs ‘Serious Overhaul’ of Property Taxes at Brooklyn Town Hall

“We have to do something very big to rethink our property tax system,” Bill de Blasio said. “I don’t have that answer today, I’m not going to lie to you.”

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Harlem’s Lion in Winter—A Requiem for Rangel

At 85 years old, after 50 years in elected office, Charles Rangel is letting somebody else take over his pride—and leaving behind a record that reshaped Harlem, New York City and black America.

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Is Hillary Really That Much More Electable Than Bernie?

Here’s why Bernie probably won’t get totally burned in November.

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‘The X-Files’ Recap 10×05: The Lone Gunmen

With the exception of that really good lizard man installment, these latest X-Files episodes have been either boring or befuddling.

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‘Last Week Tonight’s’ John Oliver on Snowden, Podcasts, and Not Chasing Millennials

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to HBO’s headquarters–along with several other reporters–to meet with John Oliver, the star and host of Last Week Tonight, which airs…well, tonight. Though the former Daily Show correspondent has no

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Diesel Threw The Biggest Party of Fashion Week To Celebrate Their New Store

Last night Diesel threw a two-part celebration to mark the opening of their newest store at 625 Madison Avenue. Naomi Campbell and Adrian Brody made surprise appearances in addition to brand ambassador Joe Jonas and his new band, DNCE. “The

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WWII Love Letter Finds Its Rightful Home – Will a Film Soon Follow?

(YouTube) In February of this year, Abbi Jacobson, an aspiring actor, writer and artist living in the West Village, received a 70 year-old love letter from a military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She made a website, a YouTube video, a Facebook

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Remember Timbaland? Well, Now He’s an Angel Investor

Remember that period in the late 2000s when it became virtually impossible to escape producer and Justin Timberlake bestie Timbaland? Well now he’s trying something new: angel investing. VentureBeat reports that he’s invested in a music software startup called Open Labs, which

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Anthony Weiner Pans Pete King but Passes on Michele Bachmann

Anthony Weiner was far more willing to rekindle old tensions with one of his former House colleagues than another last night. Mr. Weiner, a week into his run for mayor, readily ripped Long Island Rep. Pete King on Wednesday. But,

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Grumpy Cat Has a Movie Deal and You Don’t, What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Are you still pissed at Lena Dunham’s success? Well, here’s a new target for your ire: GrumpyCat, who has reportedly landed a “major motion-picture deal.” And yet you can’t even get your college roommate’s producer uncle to read the screenplay

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Mayor Bloomberg Adds Yet Another Property to His Collection

The city’s billionaire mayor has added yet another property to a collection that now includes more plots of land than the number of shoes in most people’s closets. The mayor purchased a new property in Southampton, New York in May

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Jonathan Martin Named Political Correspondent at The New York Times

Jonathan Martin (Image via Politico). POLITICO’s Jonathan Martin is going to The New York Times as to be their national political correspondent, Carolyn Ryan, the recently named political editor announced today in a newsroom memo. Mr. Martin, who was a senior

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Anthony Weiner Does Midwood

In Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign announcement video, released early this morning, the former congressman visits a number of locations, including his childhood home in Park Slope, his current Park Avenue South residence and two small businesses in the Midwood section

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Anthony Weiner’s Opponents Have Very Little to Say About Him

Anthony who? Scandal-scarred former Congressman Anthony Weiner may be splashed across news sites and television screens across the city, but his new opponents were reluctant to weigh in on Mr. Weiner’s mayoral bid Wednesday morning–hours after he officially jumped into

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Rockrose Building Queens’ Tallest Residential Building

Rockrose Development Corp. is in the process of demolishing seven dilapidated Long Island City warehouses to pave the way for the construction of what will become the tallest residential building in Queens, The Commercial Observer has learned. The 50-story, 907,000-square-foot,

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Khloe Kardashian Pulls T-Shirt After Gov. Cuomo Threatens to Sue

It looks like Gov. Andrew Cuomo caught up with the Kardashians. The high-end clothing line run by Khloe Kardashian and her husband, NBA star Lamar Odom, has pulled a designer t-shirt from its website after the state threatened to sue

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On the Market: Joe Lhota Snags the Most Real Estate Campaign Cash; 432 Park’s Penthouse In Contract for $95 M.; Buy Tom Cruise’s Townhouse!

432 Park’s penthouse is in contract for $95 M., also the luxury market’s hot. [NYT] Tom Cruise’s (rumored) townhouse hits the market for $28 million. [Curbed] Cobble Hill preschool closes for lack of license, takes classes to the parks. [Daily

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