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Hundreds of hearty swimmers plunged into 2013 with a dip into the icy sea off Brooklyn's Coney Island. Polar Bear club members and other bathers stripped down to their trunks or dressed up in costumes for the annual dip.
Tags: New Year's Day
A New York City bus driver was being hailed as a hero for saving a 7-year-old girl who fell three stories from an air conditioning unit outside a Brooklyn building. "I just prayed that I'd catch her," Stephen St. Bernard recalled after rescuing the...
BOSTON (AP) — Taking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers' money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending their benefits on booze, cigarettes, lottery tickets, casino gambling, tattoos and strippers....
Richard Snow will be signing copies of his new book, "I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford," from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at McLean & Eakin, Booksellers in Petoskey. Snow weaves together a narrative of Ford's rise to fame -- as well as...
Regard the hands of Ricky Jay. Watch them making cards do things cards never have done before, things cards didn't even know they could do. And for this master of manipulation, cards are just the beginning. Seeing is definitely not believing in the...
Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection." Why do...
Tags: Entertainment, Heart Attack, Arts and Culture, Music, England
Special to the Hartford CourantNEW YORK CITY — Storybook-themed outings, particularly for young kids, abound in New York. Fans of "Eloise at the Plaza'' by Kay Thompson can book the Plaza Hotel's Eloise Suite, featuring a sparkly padded pink headboard and Eloise's name in neon...
The Hartford CourantUnless they're asking for spare change, people are willing to engage in conversations with folks they haven't met before for one reason: Perfect strangers are far more likely to be charmed by our adorable eccentricities than are our loved ones. Their...
Tags: New York City, Pneumonia
In between the polo matches, the high-end restaurants and the late-night parties, there is the side of South Florida that is busy feeding people. Last Saturday was a celebration of one of the staple crops that South Florida produces, which helps feed...
ReutersApr 29 (TheWrap.com) - This year's Tribeca Film Festival began on April 17 with a rock 'n' roll movie, "Mistaken for Strangers," and had its official closing-night gala on Saturday with the appearance of Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis for...
Sun SentinelGet a free Carvel ice cream cone on Thursday with a twist to help Hurricane Sandy victims in Coney Island. No coupon is necessary. Stop in at participating shops from 3 to 8 p.m. to get a free junior cone. Make a $2 donation to the American Red Cross to...
EUSTIS — The Second Stage series of the Bay Street Players will mark a first when it opens "See Rock City and Other Destinations" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21. The winner of the 2011 Drama Desk award for outstanding book of a musical boasts...
Tags: Entertainment, Theater, Arts and Culture, Fringe Festival, Music
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Apr 19, 2013 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
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