NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos was laid to rest on Saturday, lauded by dignitaries and honored by more than 20,000 poice officers from across the country, and across international borders.
The trade rumor that just won’t seem to die is the potential exchange of Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Mets for either Zack Wheeler or Noah Syndergaard, or perhaps even both in an expanded deal.
I can’t understand why the Mets would even contemplate this deal. I have a lot of respect for what Tulowitzki has accomplished in his career, but he is injury prone and has a long-term contract that comes with an obligation north of $100 million. That figure alone should have team CEO Fred Wilpon ending any thoughts about seeing him in a Mets uniform.
(BPT) - Game day is just around the corner. You and your friends have been talking about the upcoming football game on Sunday afternoon for weeks. You’ve rescheduled everything to keep Tuesday night free for the basketball matchup between top rival teams. You could spend a lot of money and travel time to get tickets to the game, but you’d be stuck peering through binoculars to see the action or wrapped up in many layers of clothing to stay warm. Instead, you can catch every moment of the game comfortable and warm in front of a large-screen TV.
(BPT) - Latina moms juggle many priorities. You are entrepreneurs growing businesses, community leaders advocating for change, and still caring for children, parents and spouses who all rely on you for guidance and support. As part of this role you also need to make sure your children are embracing their culture, exploring new opportunities, and preparing for their future.
Beginning Jan. 1 the Department of Sanitation will no longer collect old electronics left at the curbside. That includes computers, televisions, DVD players, keyboards, MP3 players, video game consoles and a variety of other devices.
The change stems from a state law that will make it illegal to throw out such electronics in the regular trash. The goal of the 2010 Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act is to encourage the proper disposal of potentially harmful electronic waste. Residents who leave such items at their curbs may receive a summons and most will have to bring them to designated drop-off sites.
(BPT) - Adamari López is an internationally acclaimed actress and an Emmy®-award winning television personality. In 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy as part of her treatment plan. She has been in remission since 2006.
The holiday season is certainly a joyous time but it can be stressful when it comes to finding a gift for the special people in your life. Here are some last-minute gift ideas that just might inspire. You may even want to treat yourself!
Columbia University dismissed Lions football head coach Peter Mangurian this past Friday. Ironically, the fact that the Lions are in the midst of a 21-game losing streak had little to do with the dismissal; rather it was reports that Mangurian was verbally abusive to players, and even worse, ignored their concerns about having incurred concussions, that spurred Columbia president Lee Bollinger to act.
Not to belittle the players’ concerns, but not firing this guy just based on his win-loss record reminds me of how the feds could only put Al Capone away for income tax evasion instead of for any of his hardcore gangster activities. But the important thing is that Columbia finally got rid of “the Vince Lombardi of losing.”
Acting like a catalog of Bayside’s home movies, a revamped version of the website “Bayside Live TV” — an internet channel that creator Gregg Sullivan said is a “handshake between the community and the media” — will launch before the new year.
BaysideLiveTV.com has some short videos now and will be updated soon. The idea is to unite the community online, and show outsiders what the area has to offer in terms of businesses, schools, youth sports teams, bars, restaurants and real estate.
Atlas Terminal may soon be the site of Broadway Stages’ newest film and television studio.
Situated on California’s Golden Coast it is not, but Glendale and Hollywood may soon have more in common than one might think.
The owners of Broadway Stages, the Brooklyn-based television and film production company, has purchased the Atlas Terminal site next to The Shops at Atlas Park for $19.5 million, according to city documents.
Sports are like icebergs.
What a sailor sees sticking out of the water as he navigates is only a minute piece of a much larger mass, the vast majority of it remaining unseen by human eyes scanning the surface.
(BPT) - As the new year kicks off, it’s the premier time to refresh and refocus on certain aspects of your life ... and the home is no exception. Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior designer and DIY television personality, Taniya Nayak, has forecasted the top trends for 2015 that will be sure to enhance and revive any home.
(BPT) - Tech gifts are hot this holiday season, and with all the latest gadgets and upgraded electronic devices, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many wish lists include the best in smart devices.
(BPT) - If you make New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. About half of Americans make special goals for each new year, according to University of Scranton research. Unfortunately, you’re also not alone if you break them, as only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their resolution. Why do so many people fail, and furthermore, what’s the secret to success?
For the third time in Citi Field’s six-year history, the Mets have altered their ballpark’s dimensions. This time a good chunk of the right field wall was brought in an average of 10 feet.
While moving in the fences would seem counterproductive to a team that lives and dies by its pitching, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson believes the changes will yield a net benefit to the Mets. Apparently his thinking is that Mets pitchers can shut down opposing hitters in even a bandbox while the visiting teams’ mediocre pitchers have looked like the second coming of Cy Young against our Flushing heroes because of the spaciousness of Citi Field.
The community of Glendale has gotten the Arcadia Publishing treatment courtesy of a new book by Ralph Brady. “Images of America: Glendale” recounts the neighborhood’s history and rich German heritage through numerous archival photos. This is author Brady’s third book.
“If you dig hard enough, you find a story. That was the fun part,” Brady said of the extensive research that went into writing the book and compiling its many photographs. “I’m really proud of it.”
The owners of a Maspeth house that was ordered evacuated after its basement began collapsing last month still are not back in their home.
But after being told by the city that there was nothing it could do to help in the face of potentially astronomical repair bills, Danielle and Sean Maher are getting government officials to at least take a second look.
(BPT) - Not long ago, TVs were big, boxy and unattractive. No wonder they were always relegated to the corner of a room, positioned discreetly or masked within large, wooden, entertainment centers to make them fit in an aesthetically pleasing way.
(StatePoint) You may have heard of “summer slide” – when those summer months cause kids to lose all that glorious information and knowledge they acquired during the school year. But even shorter breaks can cause education rifts for students, too.
Those masters of frugality, the New York Mets, surprised the baseball world by becoming the first Major League Baseball team to sign a name free agent as they inked veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21 million contract last week.
Normally this kind of signing spells trouble. Cuddyer will be 36 years old when the 2015 season begins and he missed most of 2014 because of a combination of shoulder and hamstring injuries. He is also a defensive liability.
Is there anything better than watching stand-up as you sip free Tecate beer? “Death Comedy Jam” performers and audience members answer with a resounding no.
Hosted by competent, charitable comics Justin Williams and Akash Bhasin, the monthly stand-up show manages to embrace much of the wonderful world of hack comedy in just a few hours.
Howard Beach resident Catherine Lumetta’s birthday isn’t until Nov. 21, but on Tuesday the staff of the Howard Beach Senior Center and her family gathered to celebrate her 104th.
“My beautiful children. My wonderful friends. What more could you ask for?” Lumetta said.