News archive from 4 March 2014, page 18

Touches of green for St. Patrick's Day & beyond

Sure you can wear shamrocks head to toe, but we prefer to go the more subtle — and some might say more practical — route on St. Patrick's Day. Seriously, you can wear a Kiss Me, I'm Irish T-shirt one or two days a year, but you can wear these items —...

 

Beer distributor Phoenix Beverages infuriates Red Hook residents with noisy delivery route

There's a beer battle brewing in Red Hook. Beer distributor Phoenix Beverages is driving its trucks down Columbia St. to move cargo between waterfront piers - and neighborhood residents are hop-ping mad. Residents say the trucks tie up traffic on the...

 
Splurge: Quirky doormats say more than 'welcome'

Splurge: Quirky doormats say more than 'welcome'

Everyone's doormat says ‘welcome,' which is what makes these coconut fiber mats from Reed Wilson Design so fun. With messages such as Hi, Hola, Holla and Howdy, these mats (which are made in the U.S.) don't bother with the boring. The best mat of all?...

 
Queens sees huge surge in demand for emergency meals and food

Queens sees huge surge in demand for emergency meals and food

Queens has seen a whopping 106% spike in the number of emergency meals provided to hungry residents in the past two years - the second-highest increase in the city - according to a recent report on hunger. The report from the office of Sen. Kirsten...

 

We tried it: Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo

The product: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo The pitch: Energizing and rejuvenating, this shampoo made with peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus botanicals will clean away residue from styling products while making your scalp tingle. The price:...

 

Fab find: Giraffe socks

What makes these socks a fab find? They're decorated with a cheerful-looking giraffe and really, how often do you come across giraffe socks for adults? But that's not all. Naka, a fun indie gift shop, also features Sock it to Me brand socks that...

 

Carolyn Hax: Sometimes a small gesture is all that's needed

While I'm away, readers give the advice. On a perfect thing to say when you don't know what to say: The nicest handwritten note I received from a pupil read, “Mrs. (K.), I don't know what to say in light of your recent loss, but I was taught always to...

 

Amy Dickinson: Tell friend of your concerns over racy Facebook profile photo

Dear Amy: A friend and former coworker of mine recently changed her Facebook profile picture to a full body shot of herself lying in bed, wearing a camisole and panties and staring seductively up into the camera. Although all the essential things are...

 

Kim Komando: Turn off your gadgets for quality couple time

QUESTION: My wife and I are newlyweds and things are going great! However, we both are guilty of spending more time than we should on our smartphones. Is there some kind of app or program that might help couples to better monitor behavior so that...

 
Fate of Kenneth Moreno, Franklin Mata, cops accused in rape of drunk woman, in hands of jury

Fate of Kenneth Moreno, Franklin Mata, cops accused in rape of drunk woman, in hands of jury

Jurors began deliberating the fate of two cops accused of rape Wednesday - and quickly asked for a transcript of a tape in which one officer seemingly confesses. The recording of Officer Kenneth Moreno saying only he had sex with the woman and that he...

Daily News, 00:27 in Crime
 
Mighty Quinn: March 4

Mighty Quinn: March 4

You make the call. Ticket or warning? NEWS ITEM — A Massachusetts man busted for speeding had a pretty good excuse when he was pulled over: He had just won a big lottery prize and was on his way to collect his cash. It turns out Thursday was...

Daily News, 00:27 in Sport
 
Golden Gloves to announce inaugural Hall of Fame calls on March 16 

Golden Gloves to announce inaugural Hall of Fame calls on March 16 

On Sunday, March 16, the Daily News Golden Gloves will announce its inaugural Hall of Fame class in this, the 87th year of the tournament. More than 10,000 men, women, boys and girls have competed in the Daily News Golden Gloves since 1927 and some...

Daily News, 00:27 in Sport
 
NY Rangers get first look at renovated  Madison Square Garden

NY Rangers get first look at renovated  Madison Square Garden

If Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto doesn't recognize it, you can bet a few Blueshirts fans will do a double-take when they walk into the newly 'transformed' Madison Square Garden for Thursday night's home opener against the Maple Leafs....

Daily News, 00:28 in Sport
 
LeBron James scores 61, makes history in Miami Heat’s win over Charlotte Bobcats

LeBron James scores 61, makes history in Miami Heat’s win over Charlotte Bobcats

Heat star LeBron James, recently discussing the defensive matchup with an opponent, said “Good offense beats good defense.” Monday night, in a 124-107 win at AmericanAirlines Arena against Charlotte, James proved transcendent...

 
Miami Heat’s LeBron James may honor old friend Zydrunas Ilgauskas in Cleveland

Miami Heat’s LeBron James may honor old friend Zydrunas Ilgauskas in Cleveland

When Cleveland upset Detroit to get to the NBA Finals in 2007, one of the first teammates LeBron James looked for was center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who had been part of the Cavaliers during some dark years. Part of James disappointment over the 2011 NBA...

 

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