NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York hotel that inspired creative talent from Sir Arthur Clarke to Sid Vicious is up for sale.
The Chelsea Hotel, controlled primarily by three families that have owned it for 65 years, will remain a haven for struggling artists despite changing hands, a hotel spokesman said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Southpaw Cliff Lee may have won twice with his domination of the New York Yankees in Monday night’s playoff victory.
His Texas Rangers took a crucial game in the American League Championship Series, and his potential value as a free agent this off-season grew even higher.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – No matter what happens to the New York Yankees in the 2010 playoffs, they know a formidable decision awaits them in the off-season: What to do about Derek Jeter’s contract.
The Yankees’ marquee player and team captain just had his worst season at the worst time for him considering that he is about to become a free agent and at an age, 36, when a baseball player, especially a shortstop, can be expected to decline.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Last year the Twins went to a 163rd game to clinch a post-season berth. This year Minnesota strolled into the playoffs after claiming the AL Central crown by six games.
Different scenarios but the same post-season result — a three-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees, who ran their string of playoff game wins to nine in a row against Minnesota.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York expanded its anti-obesity campaign on Thursday with a proposal to ban the use of food stamps to buy sugary drinks, drawing beverage industry complaints that it is another government attempt to tell people how to behave.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor David Paterson asked the U.S. government to ban the purchase of soda pop and sweetened fruit drinks with food stamps — the federal vouchers used by 42 million low-income Americans buy food.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowed to “radicalize” his socialist revolution even further after legislative elections that gave the opposition one of its strongest showings during his more than 11 years in power.
Chavez’s ruling Socialist Party won last weekend’s vote by a slim margin, taking 5.45 million votes or 48.9 percent compared with 5.33 million votes or 47.9 percent for the newly united Democratic Unity umbrella group.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro may visit Venezuela, his friend and ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Saturday, in what would be the 84-year-old Castro’s first visit abroad in at least four years.
Castro began reappearing in public in July after a four-year seclusion due to a serious illness and intestinal surgery that forced him to hand power on the Communist-ruled island to his brother Raul Castro.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Underdog Republican Carl Paladino, backed by the conservative Tea Party movement, pulled within 6 percentage points of Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the New York governor’s race in a poll released on Wednesday while New York City’s popular independent mayor endorsed Cuomo.
Cuomo, the state’s attorney general, had the support of 49 percent of likely voters, compared to 43 percent for Paladino, a blunt-speaking businessman who shocked establishment candidate Rick Lazio in the September 14 Republican primary, the Quinnipiac University poll found.
NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – New York state attorney
general candidate Sean Coffey on Thursday said he was the only
contender qualified to police Wall Street and called Democratic
rivals career politicians fixated on becoming governor.
Coffey is one of five Democrats seeking the nomination to
succeed Andrew Cuomo and Eliot Spitzer as the so-called Sheriff
of Wall Street after Spitzer turned the office into an
aggressive enforcer of financial crimes.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nine years after the September 11 attacks, visible progress is finally being made toward rebuilding the World Trade Center site known as Ground Zero.
Delays from political, security and financing concerns have dominated the public image of the roughly $11 billion project in the absence of a gleaming new skyscraper or memorial to those who died when al Qaeda hijackers destroyed the Twin Towers.