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Kentucky's loss to Evansville ranks as one of the biggest upsets in college hoops history

Evansville's shocking win over blue-blood Kentucky on Tuesday night rates among the biggest non-NCAA tournament upsets ever.

4 frat deaths this month. 2 this week alone. What's going on with fraternity hazing?

As a wave of young men nationally die in circumstances that appear to be related to fraternities, experts are unsure what to do next

Is retirement dying? The old work model is disappearing for Boomers, Gen Xers

More Americans are opting to work well into retirement, a growing trend that threatens to upend the old workforce model.

Joey Fatone explains the 'dumb idea' that led to pant-splitting 'DWTS' wardrobe malfunction

Joey Fatone made quite an entrance on "Dancing With the Stars" Monday, splitting his pants in the opening numbers.

'Disgusting': Plane passenger dangles dirty feet above woman's face in cringeworthy photo

One traveler is rightfully making a stink about her neighbor's in-flight behavior: Dirty feet on her headrest.

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Roosevelt Island Water Tunnel #3

Roosevelt Island’s critical role in New York City Water Tunnel #3 is not well-known. It’s the largest capital construction project in City history, and we’re in the middle. We reported in 2017 that two temporary roads were being built to support the project. But that’s only the surface. “New York’sContinue Reading

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Roosevelt Island Stop ‘N’ Swap Success

Roosevelt Island Stop ‘N’ Swap, Saturday, November 8th, was a hit. Sponsor GrowNYC packed the Manhattan Park Theatre Club with eager recyclers. GrowNYC organizes Swap ‘N’ Shop events to encourage reuse of gently used clothing and other goods. Roosevelt Islanders proved eager swappers. Keep up with local happenings: Roosevelt IslandContinue Reading

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Roosevelt Island Subway’s 30th Birthday

Roosevelt Island Subway’s 30th birthday passed, last month. Did you miss it? Our reader Sylvan Klein didn’t. While I served on a grand jury, Sylvan caught the Transit Museum‘s reminder on Twitter and sent me the link. The first time I set foot on Roosevelt Island, eager to learn theContinue Reading

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Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting 2019

The Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting for 2019 headlines a holiday event on Friday December 6th, RIOC said on Thursday. Treats and music kickoff at 7:00 on the Rivercross Lawn. In 2017, RIOC moved the seasonal celebration across the street from its longtime home at Blackwell House. Since then, it grewContinue Reading

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MST&DA Wins NYSCA Award

MST&DA wins NYSCA Award, the theatre arts nonprofit announced on Wednesday. Roosevelt Island’s Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance is a first time recipient of the State’s Council on the Arts grant. “Our state’s creative industries generate a total of $120 billion to the state economy, account for 466,000 jobs,Continue Reading

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