By Alex Ellefson on Apr 20, 2016 03:35 pm The soon-to-open Coney Island Amphitheater has added another headliner to its already stacked summer lineup. Country music legend Willie Nelson will play at the open-air entertainment venue on September 13, according the musician’s website. Tickets for the show, available on Ticketmaster, go on sale at 10am on Friday, April 22. The show will also include [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 20, 2016 02:50 pm Tuesday’s presidential primaries went pretty much as expected. Party frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump â€” who polls predicted to win by wide margins â€” walked away from New York increasing their delegate lead. However, the primary’s aftermath reveals interesting details about the political hue of the city’s neighborhoods. Election results collected by WNYC reveal [...]
By Justin Fox on Apr 20, 2016 12:30 pm Brooklyn’s matzoh bakeries are working overtime in preparation for Passover, producing only the finest shmura matzoh, which celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from bondage under the Egyptian pharaoh. What makes this Passover different from all the others for the last 800 years? The Conservative movement has decided to lift its ban on kitniyot, [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 20, 2016 11:00 am The eyes of the world may have been focusing on New York’s presidential primary, but voters in the 59th Assembly District had important work to do electing a representative to fill their vacant seat. Democratic candidate Jaime Williams crushed her Republican opponent Jeffrey Ferretti in Tuesday’s special election â€” winning more than 82 percent of [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 20, 2016 07:00 am Morning MugÂ is our daily showcase ofÂ photographsÂ from our readers. If you have a photograph that youâ€™d like to see featured, send itÂ toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.