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Friday, May 16, 2014

WATCH: Broadway's Best Perform on "Today"

WATCH: Broadway's Best Perform on "Today"

"Violet," "A Gentlemen's Guide," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Mamma Mia" and "Cinderella" took to the Plaza for live performances recently. Watch them all here!

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Review: “Violet” is Sutton Foster’s Gutsiest Role Yet

Review: “Violet” is Sutton Foster’s Gutsiest Role Yet

In her new Broadway show, Sutton Foster leaves behind her tap shoes for a daring and complex performance.

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Out-of-Control Car Sparks Massive Pileup on Long Island
Out-of-Control Car Sparks Massive Pileup on Long Island

A 76-year-old driver may have suffered some sort of medical event when he crashed into vehicles stopped at a traffic light on a Long Island roadway, causing a 10-car pileup, police said.  The out-of-control car slammed into nine other cars stopped at a red light on Route 110 northbound and Bentley Road in Amityville around lunchtime Tuesday, according to police. Ashley Seales was among the drivers stopped at the light when she felt the sudden impact.  "It went airborne over my car and crashed in front of me," Seales said of the out-of-control car.  Nine people, including the 76-year-old driver were taken to the hospital and another passenger who was hurt when a flying car part smashed through the rear of the SUV he was in and hit him in the shoulder. No one was seriously hurt.  "After everybody calmed down, after the ambulances left, you just look back and think, 'How did I just walk away from that?'" said Seales. 

Udderly Fascinating! Zoo Says April Could Be Close
Udderly Fascinating! Zoo Says April Could Be Close

Still no baby giraffe for April, but we are getting there, keepers and vets say.

Man Cuts Open Sac Stuck on Banana, Finds Dead Spider
Man Cuts Open Sac Stuck on Banana, Finds Dead Spider

A Long Island couple was grossed out to find a dead spider inside a sac attached to a banana purchased at a local supermarket.  Venus Vanglad says she bought a bunch of bananas at a supermarket in Bay Shore last week. The fruit sat in the house for about three or four days before her husband took one to work as a truck driver in New York City. That's when he spotted a large white sac coming out of the overripe banana. "He thought it was tissue at first," she told News 4 in an email. Her husband used a knife to cut open the sac, and out came the dead spider.  "I was gonna eat this banana!" he could be heard exclaiming to another person in cellphone video provided to News 4. "It was, like, stuck in the crack or something."  Vanglad said she didn't notice anything unusual on the fruit when she purchased it at a King Kullen supermarket. She spoke to a manager at the store after the discovery of the spider, and they offered her to

Family Grieves After Aspiring NYC Model Is Gunned Down
Family Grieves After Aspiring NYC Model Is Gunned Down

A young woman was gunned down in a Bronx apartment building when she went to protect a friend who was in some sort of trouble, law enforcement sources say.

DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters: Sources
DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters: Sources

Democratic National Committee has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month, according to multiple sources familiar with the party's internal working, NBC News reported. Party staffs typically sees major turnover with a new boss, but the mass resignation letters will give new chairman Tom Perez a chance to completely remake the DNC's headquarters from scratch after staffing had already reached unusual low following a round of layoffs in December. Immediately after Perez' election in late February, an adviser to outgoing DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, asked every employee to submit a letter of resignation dated April 15, several sources tell NBC News.

Gondola Would Shuttle Commuters Between Staten Island and NJ
Gondola Would Shuttle Commuters Between Staten Island and NJ

A new push is underway to build a gondola that would transport commuters between Staten Island and Bayonne.