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Behind the Curtain: 'Bombers' bombs

"Bronx Bombers" is closing on March 2.

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'Bronx Bombers' bombs on BroadwayThe sentimental New York Yankees salute "Bronx Bombers," which opened at Broadway's Circle in the Square two weeks ago to generally unenthusiastic reviews, will play its final performance on March 2. Last week the show grossed about $175,000, a paltry sum for any Broadway show. This leaves open the possibility that something else will open at Circle in the Square...

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U.S. men's hockey is 2 wins from Olympic gold

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(Credit: Phil Kessel and Zach Parise have led the U.S. to a perfect record in Sochi. (MCT/Chuck Myers))

The U.S. men's hockey team is just two wins away from its first Olympic gold medal since the "Miracle on Ice" in 1980 and will look to continue its winning ways Friday morning. After Russia's surprising elimination in Wednesday's quarterfinals, the semifinals will get underway with two excellent matchups, the United States vs. Canada and Finland vs. Sweden.

Here's a look at the semis, along...

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Deal reached on future of LICH

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday announced a settlement over Long Island College Hospital that will allow a new health care provider to take over the money-losing facility.

SUNY wanted to cut loose the Cobble Hill hospital, run by SUNY Downstate Medical Center. A state Supreme Court judge, however, had barred SUNY from going forward with plans to close LICH. SUNY reopened...

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Driver arrested after fatally running over 73-year-old woman

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A Queens man was arrested for fleeing the scene after fatally mowing down a 73-year-old woman who fell while walking in the middle of Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill Thursday morning, police said.

The victim, Kaneez Hussein, also of Queens, was walking near the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 131st Street at about 6:30 a.m. when she fell. Police said the driver Bladimer Alvarez Sorto, 27,...

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Featherstone: Walking in city not always fun -- but should be safer

A pedestrian crosses Queens Blvd. in Rego Park.

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Pedestrian is an adjective meaning dull or boring. But in New York City, it's a powerful noun that describes the millions of us who love the city's varied streetscapes, from the wig stores on Fulton Street in Brooklyn to stylish brunch-goers in the West Village to the parade of Sunday hats in Harlem.

Not always, though.

This winter, unshoveled snow and ice turned our daily travels into...

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Mumps outbreak continues at Fordham University

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The apparent mumps outbreak at the Rose Hill campus of Fordham has expanded to the Lincoln Center campus, with one case reported there, bringing the number of cases university wide to 13, officials said Thursday.

"All the students with suspected mumps infections have either returned home or have been isolated from other residents during the infectious phase," of their illness, Fordham said...

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Column: Galaxy S5 Release is moment of truth for Samsung story

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Samsung Electronics is widely expected to debut its new Galaxy smartphone on Monday, February 24, and so far the buzz has been kept to a minimum. The Galaxy S4 failed to live up to its hype, and even before its release the S5 has become something of a disappointment. Features that were once rumored for inclusion -- a 64-bit processor, full-screen fingerprint recognition, and an eye scanner -- are...

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Beauty through painter Jeremy Penn's eyes

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Artist Jeremy Penn was born in 1979 in New York City and studied Fine Art at both the University of Maryland and Pratt Institute. His works have been exhibited internationally and received honors from curators at museums such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 2009, Penn was honored as the “Featured Artist” for New York City’s Freedom Week.

In...

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Movie review: 'Pompeii' -- 3 stars

Milo (Kit Harington) and Atticus (Adewele Akinnouye-Agbaje) with

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Pompeii is one of the great underexplored subjects in cinematic history. There's rich dramatic potential in the stories of the civilization ended by Mt. Vesuvius' sudden, terrible eruption in 79 A.D. and they've been barely exploited save for several adaptations of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 19th century novel "The Last Days of Pompeii."

Paul W.S. Anderson, the auteur of trash like the "Resident...

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Movie review: '3 Days to Kill' -- 2.5 stars

Kevin Costner and Hailee Steinfeld in '3 Days

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Luc Besson has made a cottage industry out of Eurotrash like "3 Days to Kill," an action-comedy-drama set in Paris that Besson co-wrote and produced.

The gold standard in Besson world, of course, is "Taken," which transformed Liam Neeson and his "set of skills" from a respectable serious actor into the 21st century's Charles Bronson. "3 Days to Kill" is no "Taken."

It's no "From Paris...

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