New York

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Must-Hit NY Beercation Breweries

Renowned more for its Riesling than its rye, New York’s grape-growing Finger Lakes region — think Western Upstate, between Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse — is actually one of the country’s most underrated beer destinations. Home to 36 craft breweries and 19 brewpubs (the largest concentration of beermakers in the state, despite what you might think!), it’s the perfect spot for a weekend beercation.

12/13/2013

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New York City Council Votes to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21

Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of cigarettes.

10/31/2013

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Justice’s Wheels Slowed As Shutdown Hits Courts

The government shutdown is slowing the wheels of justice in federal courts by delaying civil cases, forcing prosecutors to operate with skeleton staffs and raising uncertainty about the system’s immediate future if the stalemate continues past Thursday.

10/14/2013

Gabrielle Giffords will highlight New York's gun laws at a gun show in Saratoga Springs. (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Giffords To Attend New York Gun Show

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since she was shot.

10/12/2013

Former President Bill Clinton walks down the driveway with Hillary Rodham Clinton at their new $1.7 million Dutch colonial home Jan. 6, 2000, 2000 in Chappaqua, N.Y. (Credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Clinton Meeting Showcases A Political Family

On its face, the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting provides a platform for Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to announce a series of financial commitments from corporations, nongovernmental organizations and philanthropists to address intractable problems around the globe.

09/27/2013

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Best Rock ‘N Roll Cities In America

This list includes five of the best rock ‘n roll cities in America, with honorable mentions to the cities of Austin, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Seattle.

09/10/2013

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Best Places To Visit On Your Guys’ Only Road Trip

A road trip might be the rare occasion for guys to get away from it all and share a few drinks and laughs with their best buddies. Here are five of the best places to go on your guys’ only road trip.

09/03/2013

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Protesters Opposing Action In Syria Rally In NYC After Obama’s Announcement

Anti-war protesters rallied in Times Square on Saturday as President Barack Obama announced he would ask Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria.

08/31/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on education at the Henninger High School on Aug. 22, 2013 in Syracuse, N.Y. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On The Road And Outside The Bubble

It’s the curse — or maybe the blessing — of living in a place that doesn’t make or break presidential elections: The president and those running for the job just don’t come around very often.

08/24/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Ill. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Launching College Affordability Bus Tour

President Barack Obama is launching a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania to promote proposals for making college more affordable, a goal he has cast as “a personal mission.”

08/22/2013

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