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  1. The Day an Ice Jam Reduced the Mighty Niagara Falls to a TrickleRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago |

    On March 29, 1848, a massive ice jam reduced the mighty Niagara Falls to a trickle, a rare phenomenon that lasted for nearly 40 hours. The ice jam developed as strong winds blew chunks of ice from Lake Erie into the Niagara River's entrance near Buffalo , blocking the flow of water to Niagara Falls.


  2. Emirates Tries to Tap Into Flyers' Inner Children With Its First Instagram HackRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | Skift

    A giant Connect Four game in Herald's Square becomes the launchpad for Emirate's first ever scavenger hunt on Instagram. A giant Connect Four game piece took over Herald Square and Instagram was turned sideways to promote Emirate's fourth daily flight out of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport .


  3. With confidence fully developed, Kyrie Irving feels at home with CavaliersRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | Norwalk Reflector

    Ever since the Nets moved 17 miles across the Hudson River, out of New Jersey and into Brooklyn a few years ago, Kyrie Irving lost his homecoming game. Irving has made it clear that despite the proximity, he doesn't consider New York games to be home games for him.


  4. Horses change coursesRead the original story

    59 min ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    Most recently working for a recruiter, she is mother to two-year-old twins and is organizing a horse auction with her trainer partner. Rachel says: "The first time I came to Argentina was on holiday over Thanksgiving 2005.


  5. If We Repossessed Empty Homes, Homelessness Would Be OverRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | The Nation

    This article is part of The Nation 's 150th Anniversary Special Issue . Download a free PDF of the issue, with articles by James Baldwin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Toni Morrison, Howard Zinn and many more, here .


  6. Inside the Artsy Midtown Apartment of David ScottRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New York Observer

    "What makes a New Yorker is drive. You just get to it or you don't last," David Scott imparts this information to the Observer from his Midtown, art-imbued apartment.


  7. How Chuck Schumer rose to the top of the US SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    Long known as a politician who seeks the spotlight , Schumer seems set to become one of the most powerful politicians in Washington. Schumer appears poised to succeed Minority Leader Harry Reid as the powerful head of the Senate Democrats.


  8. Much Ado About Nothing: Chuck Schumer's Rise Won't Salve The SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The New York Observer

    Senator Chuck Schumer of New York will likely be the next leader of Senate Democrats. Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision not to seek reelection in 2016 will mark the end of his impressive thirty year career in the Senate.


  9. Lena Dunham's alarming comedic gaffeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Lena Dunham recently stirred the ire of some of her fans over a quiz in the New Yorker entitled "Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?" . While many of the comparisons were relatively innocuous, a response by one Jewish fan named Jordana Horn, that has now been shared over 35,000 times, articulated the more offensive points of both the content of the quiz and the New Yorker's decision to publish it in the first place.


  10. City College hits basketball grand slam with NCAA titleRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    City College of New York hits basketball grand slam with NCAA title over Bradley, first school to win NIT and NCAA in same season CCNY students whoop it up in honor of basketball team winning both the NCAA and NIT basketball tournaments. City College was the first and only team ever to win both tournaments in the same year.


  11. What's a Newfoundland Accent Worth?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Atlantic

    Last year a Canadian public radio show called This is That reported on a somewhat ridiculous-seeming plan, cooked up in the northern Alberta town of High Prairie: To attract more tourists, the town council had, according to the program, hired a linguist from Texas to invent a local accent . Shopkeepers and residents would learn to speak in ascending tones, and drop their r's, giving the town auditory distinction.


  12. Vermont's Green Mountain BoysRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago |

    Prior to the American Revolution , a paramilitary organization was assembled in the area referred to as the New Hampshire Grants . Composed of rugged mountain men, land speculators and other settlers, the Green Mountain Boys took their name from the Green Mountains where most held title to land in the area bordered by the Connecticut River and Lake Champlain.


  13. Empire Chamber Orchestra Performs Spring Concert TonightRead the original story

    10 hrs ago |

    David Bousso, founder, artistic director & conductor of the EMPIRE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA is very excited about launching the spring concert of his new ensemble, which will take place at 8:00 PM tonight, March 28th at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church located on West 66th Street in New York City. The EMPIRE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA's mission of is to create opportunities for young professional musicians to play with high-quality ensembles, perform the works of the great composers, introduce works by contemporary composers and feature young up-coming artists, while giving back to the community where these young artists grew up and received their musical training.


  14. The Miller Theatre Presents the 2014-15 Early Music Series Finale...Read the original story

    11 hrs ago |

    Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts presents the 2014-15 Early Music series finale MYTHS & ALLEGORIES an exploration of Homer's Odyssey featuring Les Dlices tonight, March 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m at Miller Theatre at Columbia University Tickets: $30-$45 Students with valid ID: $18-$27 Miller Theatre's "essential" Early Music series has been lauded as a leader in New York's burgeoning historical performance scene. This season, we'll hear intricate vocal works from England, Italy, and Spain; a French Baroque setting of the myth of Ulysses; and a dark, dramatic lament, performed by candlelight.


  15. 'YoBs' become writers to reveal Bicester's best bitsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

    From left, April Hatcher, Jensen Tilley, photographer Suzy Prior, Adam Childs, Gabriel Mckeon and Nellie O'Rourke-Stopka. Pictures: Richard Cave Buy this photo THEY will happily say they are a bunch of YoBs, but these youngsters are actually working hard to improve life in their town.


  16. JazzSLC: Manhattan Trinity illustrates what makes New York jazz specialRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Salt Lake Tribune

    "Historically and presently, the environment in New York City has a certain intensity, which pushes musicians to play at their best," said drummer Lewis Nash, who will be performing a JazzSLC concert Monday night at the Capitol Theatre with two other New Yorkers, pianist Kenny Barron and bassist George Mraz, as the Manhattan Trinity. "Part of it has to do with the fact that so many great musicians are performing there every night, which raises the bar pretty high.


  17. Why the Most Popular Cities Are Out of Reach for Young ProfessionalsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Here's one sign that your rent is too high and you can't afford to buy a home: You live in a city that isn't building enough new houses and apartments to keep up with the pace of a growing population.


  18. EXCLUSIVE: Two moms will get kidneys from other family kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Pauline Powell with her kidney donor Brandon Garrett and Garrett's mother Edmonia with Sedicah Powell. A pair of New York families will be forever intertwined after two kind-hearted children became kidney donors for each other's mothers.


  19. New Yorkers step upRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | New York Post

    When disaster strikes one building in densely-packed New York - like Thursday's gas explosion on Second Avenue - it can naturally hit adjacent buildings, too. It's not just that the FDNY was on the scene in minutes.


  20. Michael Barrett named to lead the Missouri State Public Defender SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Missourian

    Columbia lawyer Michael Barrett was named the next director of the Missouri State Public Defender System, the Missouri State Public Defender Commission announced on Friday. "I like the fact that I get to lead an organization that has the responsibility to make sure that every Missourian, regardless of income, receives protection of their constitutional rights," Barrett said.