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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....
FrameworkFilm and television director Arthur Lubin gets a kiss from a friend, Mr. Ed, the talking horse....
Knott's Berry Farm is stuck with that old carrots-versus-candy conundrum this summer -- forced to administer a dose of what's needed rather than what's wanted. Knott's unveiled three family rides on Thursday that won't make many people rush out to the...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - On storm surge maps that show the ravages of Superstorm Sandy, my house sits on a rare patch of dry land surrounded by swaths of water. Located in Gravesend, Brooklyn, nestled just above Coney Island, the house did not sustain any...
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: Music, Arts and Culture, Movies, New York City, Mel Brooks
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
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...
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May 29, 2013 |Story| Reuters
May 17, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
May 16, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 12, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
May 2, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Apr 25, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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