[Want to get New York Today by email? Here's the sign-up .] It’s Wednesday. Here’s something that everyone who voted actually agreed on: The retired Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera was the first player unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Weather: Behold the warmest day in two weeks: up to 44 under mostly cloudy skies. Then rain overnight, and heavy rain tomorrow. By Friday, expect temperatures back in the mid-30s. Alternate-side parking: in effect till Feb. 4. You all know that Peter Parker is your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. For many years, that neighborhood was officially Forest Hills, Queens. He even lived at a real address: 20 Ingram Street. And in 2001, a few months before the first Spider-Man movie came out, a reporter for The Queens Tribune discovered that a family named Parker was living there. Even more improbable, across the street lived a family named Osborne, nearly identical to the last name of Spider-Man’s … [Read more...] about N.Y. Today: Yes, Spider-Man Is a Hometown Hero, but Which Borough?
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Ask Real Estate is a weekly column that answers questions from across the New York region. Submit yours to realestateq[email protected] . Feeding Feral Cats A neighbor leaves bowls of food around the neighborhood for feral cats, even placing some on the grounds of the Russian diplomatic mission at the end of our block. I’ve asked her to stop, and I remove food when I can, but to no avail. The cats treat my garden like their litter box, track mud over my car and wail and moan when they fight or mate. Worse, the food attracts skunks. A neighbor’s dog was sprayed twice and my shuttered window was sprayed, filling my house with the stench. Another neighbor and I trapped seven skunks to be released in Pelham Bay Park, but there are more. What recourse do I have? Riverdale, Bronx New York City is home to tens of thousands of stray cats roaming the streets, parks and backyards, according to the NYC Feral Cat Initiative program. They are a mix of lost or abandoned house cats … [Read more...] about What Can I Do About Feral Cats?
Act I. The Party ONE EVENING NOT long after “The Boys in the Band” had its Off Broadway premiere in April 1968, Laurence Luckinbill, who played Hank, brought his tool kit to work. Theater Four, as the joint was called, was a dowdy old converted church in a part of Manhattan that the play’s author, Mart Crowley, called a “senseless-killing neighborhood.” But Luckinbill wasn’t lugging tools to make repairs. Instead, he drilled a hole in a piece of the set called a tormentor flat, about waist-high, so that he and his eight castmates, standing backstage, could get a glimpse of whoever was sitting sixth row center: the best seats in the house. Over the coming weeks the actors took turns peeping at the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Marlene Dietrich, Groucho Marx and Rudolf Nureyev. Even New York City’s glamorous mayor, John Lindsay, showed up. This was an unexpected turn of events. “The Boys in the Band” was very much a ghetto play, a peephole … [Read more...] about A Brief History of Gay Theater, in Three Acts
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Ultimate Indiana bucket list: Top things to do in Indy and Indiana Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Our Indiana bucket list picks the best things to do around Indianapolis, including restaurants, breweries, museums, concerts, events and more. IMAGE: Bill Follansbee observes the different statues during the Taste of Indy festival, where they displayed an assortment of different cultures' foods and music at Monument Circle on June 30. Ebony Cox/IndyStar Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Fireworks explode at Victory Field, home of the Indianapolis Indians. Kari Collins/IndyStar Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Fountains glow at the Bicentennial Plaza at the Indiana Statehouse. Sarah Bahr/IndyStar Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Human brains soak in jars at the Indiana Medical History Museum IndyStar Buy Photo Fullscreen Shakespeare on the … [Read more...] about Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state
Story highlights Petra Vujevic took a year off from pursing her computer science degree to try modeling A typical day for a Fashion Model lasts 12 hours, with no breaks for food Agencies grapple with trying to create a big name in post-supermodel era "Release the models!" The stage manager's voice fills the backstage area, busy with hairstylists and makeup artists wielding the tools of their trade over a row of girls in front of brightly lit mirrors. "It's time for a quick run-through." It takes an extra moment for Petra Vujevic to break free from her chair, where she is surrounded by three stylists trying to tame her long blonde hair into a "punky ballerina" bun. The head stylist is teasing sections of her natural hair while another tends to neon pink extensions woven into her ponytail. A third handles clips and brushes. Vujevic winces. It hasn't been a good hair day for the 20-year-old Croatian model. It's the second time today that her head has been pulled in a million … [Read more...] about A day in the life of a New York Fashion Week model