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Brooklyn Brewery Looking at Opening Outside of Williamsburg [UPDATE]

In news separate from the potential 7-year nights and weekend L train shutdown, homegrown craft beer purveyor Brooklyn Brewery is looking at options to leave Williamsburg, according to a report from Crain's. The brewery, which currently makes most of its beers upstate, is scouting places like …

Walmart Sued for Selling Parmesan Cheese Containing Wood Pulp

Cheese lovers everywhere were dismayed to learn recently that the parmesan cheese they've been sprinkling on their pasta may contain cellulose, a wood byproduct that's used to make paper — and Walmart is now feeling the brunt of it. A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the retail giant for …

20 Photos That Prove Dubai is the Most Beautiful City to Admire From Above

Aerial shots of cities are a dime a dozen, but Dubai really is something special to take in from above.<p>There's something about snapping a photo from …

Häagen-Dazs Doesn't Come From Where You Think It Comes From

You think you know somebody: you spend long hours on the couch watching TV together, you celebrate birthdays with one another, you even cry to them on occasion. Then this somebody goes and <i>completely</i> surprises you. Sound familiar? Allow us to introduce you to Häagen-Dazs: the ice cream company you …

Amtrak train thought to be going twice as fast as it should have been

<b>(CNN) —</b> How do all seven cars and the engine of an Amtrak train jump the rails, sending passengers, luggage, laptops and more flying?<p>One possibility loomed over all others Wednesday: speed.<p>Authorities haven't said what caused the derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia on …

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9 Ways To Get Over Your Fear Of Flying

<i>by Joanne Chen, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Vicki Beaver / Alamy<p>Feeling stressed about a trip? Follow these expert tips for easing your fear of flying. If you become an anxious mess every time you board a plane, you're not alone. "It's a fear that's particularly difficult to tackle because we need …

Alex Rodriguez Apologizes to Yankees Organization over Past Actions

Link to Media<p>The long-awaited meeting between the New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez happened Tuesday, with the disgraced slugger apologizing for his "actions over the past several years."<p>"Today we held a meeting at Yankee Stadium between Hal Steinbrenner, Randy Levine, Brian Cashman, Jean …

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Economy Class Gets An Upgrade... Wait, Make That a Downgrade

The lowly economy-class section is getting an upgrade in 2015. Or a downgrade, depending on your point of view.<p>At least two airlines are unveiling new coach class sections this spring. Alaska Airlines, with its Alaska Beyond service, will add custom leather seats, roomier overhead bins and new …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

The 50 Coldest Cities In America

Ok, guys. Christmas is over, the New Year's buzz has (hopefully) worn off and winter's reality is upon us.<p>And that reality generally means <b>freezing</b>. While much of America experiences an Arctic blast, just know that some places have it worse than you.<p>That's where Niche comes in. The data website …

6 New Yorkers Now Arrested For Threatening Cops After Officers Killed

(Reuters) - Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday.<p>The arrests bring to six the number of those …

Minimum wage hike coming at more than 1,400 Walmart stores

Minimum wage increases will prompt Walmart Stores Inc to adjust base salaries at 1,434 stores, impacting about a third of its U.S. locations, according to an internal memo.<p>The retailer's memo, sent to store managers earlier this month, offers insight into the impact of minimum wage hikes in 21 …

Drinking (A Little) At Work Could Actually Make You Better At Your Job

Most corporate offices don't condone drinking on the job, but a case may be made for reconsideration. As it turns out, a little bit of alcohol really can support creative thinking.<p>Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that a certain level of inebriation can help get the …

Michael Jordan: Obama 'is a sh***y golfer'

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y golfer."<p>Asked who he'd like to play golf with, Jordan first listed the commander-in-chief but then back-tracked.<p>"I never played with Obama but …

The Mets Have Been Using A New Logo With An Interesting Corporate Twist

The Mets logo, via SportsLogos.net, includes the Mets wordmark overlaying a silhouette of the New York skyline, including the Williamsburg Savings Bank (second from left), the Woolworth Building (third from left), the Empire State Building (middle), and the United Nations Building (far …

You Should Always Tip The Maid When You’re Staying In A Hotel

While Marriott certainly isn't the first hotel to place envelopes in rooms, this has brought up a debate as to whether or not to tip maids.<p>A surprising number of people don't tip hotel maids.<p>Michael Lynn, a professor at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, told The Associated Press …

Dream Team II, the cocky champions history forgot

We remember the first Dream Team, but its successor in 1994 is often forgotten. We remember its brilliance and character on the 20th anniversary of its landslide victory at the FIBA World Championships.<p>The 2014 FIBA World Cup is scheduled to begin Saturday, and I'm intrigued to see how this young …

Virgin America is a low-cost airline making its money from high-priced tickets

The low-cost airline Virgin America made its first filings today that indicate its intention to sell shares to the public in an US-based public offering. The documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission detail the airline’s finances and intentions, but there are few new …

Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks

Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks from National Geographic.<p><b>Atlantic City Boardwalk, New Jersey</b><br>The first wooden planks were laid in Atlantic City in 1870 to curb the amount of sand beachcombers tracked into the train and hotel lobbies. Today, the four-mile (six-kilometer) great wooden way—the grandfather of …

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