'White Irish Drinkers' is a mean streets take on working-class Brooklyn where two brothers wrestle with their life of petty crime.
People have strong feelings about eating on the subway, as shown by the recent 'subway spaghetti' incident that spawned a fight on an underground train in New York. Here, a man wolfs down some Chinese food on a New York subway train in 1997.
Subway spaghetti video: A video taken of a fight in a New York City subway car started with a woman eating spaghetti, but led to a wider discussion about what is fair to put other riders of public transportation through during busy city commutes, and where to draw the line.
Members of the Fixers' Collective help New Yorkers repair their broken stuff at no charge, for the sheer joy of it.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jimmy Breslin scores a solid base hit with this concise, lively biography of game-changing baseball manager Branch Rickey.
Federal officials announce an indictment against Canadian Ferid Imam, who is charged with helping Najibullah Zazi and others travel to Pakistan for terrorist training in a plot to bomb the New York City subway in 2009.
Alice Cooper and several other notable musicians were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Monday night. After accepting his latest honor, Alice Cooper performed for the New York audience.
Fixers Collective members, Tammy Pittman, (l.), Joe Holdner (c.), and Vincent Lai (r.), work to repair an old broken stool at the fixer's workshop space at Proteus Gowanus, an art gallery and reading room in Brooklyn.
When it comes to short stories, the best insight on how to read them I've ever found came from a new book on writing, “Unless It Moves the Human Heart,” by Roger Rosenblatt. One of Rosenblatt's graduate students said, in effect, that the writer begins by saying, “And so, we have come to this.” Of three new collections out this winter, two rank among the best I've ever read. If this is what we've come to, 2011 should be rich indeed.