close Video Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the millennial who beat veteran Democrat: Who is she? When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saw the lead she had over incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary, her face said it all. “I cannot put this into words,” she told a NY1 reporter, visibly stunned as the results of her victory came in during the June 2018 primary. Months later, at 29 years old, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress in the November 2018 midterm elections. Although her tenure as a congresswoman has been short, she's already made headlines, from floating a 70 percent tax on top earners to attacking fact-checkers for so-called "false equivalency." Read on to find out more about Ocasio-Cortez. She's the youngest woman in Congress When Elise Stefanik won her congressional seat – also in New York – she became the youngest woman ever elected at 30 years old. But Ocasio-Cortez, along with new Rep. Abby … [Read more...] about Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? 5 things to know about the New York congresswoman
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Hey everybody, remember Nick Foles? Is he alive? How come the cameras never show him Folesing around on the sideline when Carson Wentz gets drilled for the 15th time every week? Nick Foles is the Super Bowl MVP and nobody interviews him anymore. It's like we don't even know him. It's upsetting. We need to savor Nick Foles' presence while we still have it, Philadelphia, because the odds are he won't be back in midnight green next season. In fact, he may have some appeal to the NFC East rival the Eagles just defeated last Sunday. Writing for The New York Daily News, Pat Leonard argues that Nick Foles could be the perfect bridge quarterback for the Giants as they look to groom a long-term replacement for Eli Manning. The key link between Foles and the Giants is head coach Pat Shurmer, who served as the Eagles' offensive coordinator in 2013, when Foles had his storied 27 TD, two interception season under head coach Chip Kelly. Shurmer also watched Foles dissect the Minnesota … [Read more...] about Could the New York Giants have interest in Eagles’ Nick Foles?
NEW YORK — Fire department officials say a gas explosion blew out the first-floor windows of a health club in Manhattan. The New York City fire department said no one was injured from the blast late afternoon Sunday afternoon at the Equinox gym on the Upper West Side. Firefighters had initially responded to a report of a smoking transformer when they discovered a gas leak. They evacuated about 90 people from the gym and from a residential building and also blocked off traffic from the area before the explosion occurred. "People saw the front door to the gym fly open and the windows were all shattered," a doorman who works nearby told the New York Daily News. "There was an orange flash, but then it was gone ... I came out and it seemed smoky everywhere. The newspaper also said the FDNY was checking on animals inside the Petco next door and they are believed to be OK. The city's power utility Con Edison responded to the scene to shut off gas lines and investigate the cause of the … [Read more...] about Gas explosion blows out first-floor windows at New York City gym
When Rob Gronkowski was asked about an unflattering column that appeared in the New York Daily News earlier this week, the tight end simply smiled and laughed it off, saying he hadn’t seen it. “Heard there was some like crazy weekend though at my house,” Gronkowski said. “It gets crazy.” The article, accompanied by a cover design branded ‘Weak end at Gronkie’s,’ was published on Tuesday and all but denounced Gronkowski’s career, calling him “a shell of his former self.” But when asked about it during Friday’s press conference, the tight end simply smiled and laughed, assuring reporters that his focus was on the game this weekend. “We’ve got a big game Sunday, that’s all that matters,” Gronkowski said. “I’ve got to get ready, got to get prepared and just focus on Sunday. … I’m ready to play. That’s all. I’m excited to be back out there come … [Read more...] about Rob Gronkowski responded to an unflattering column from a New York sportswriter
The Celtics and Bruins both play at 7:30 p.m. tonight, with the Celtics hosting the Knicks while the Bruins face the Red Wings in Detroit. Rob Gronkowski was the subject of a strong take from a New York writer: Jets and NFL reporter Manish Mehta, who writes for the New York Daily News, delivered a string of strong accusations about the decline of Rob Gronkowski in his recent column. “He is a decrepit version of his former indestructible self, a beaten and battered prized fighter who looks sad and lost,” Mehta wrote about Gronkowski in his opening sentence. And he continued to pillory Gronkowski throughout the lengthy piece. “Alas, that Gronk is gone,” Mehta wrote of the Patriots’ tight end’s past success, “replaced by this prideful, wobbly 6-6, 268-pound dude plodding along like some tip-calculator-carrying resident of Del Boca Vista. His body is 29 going on 92. Watching him run around on the few fall Sundays that he’s actually available … [Read more...] about Morning sports update: New York sports writer says Rob Gronkowski looks ‘sad and lost’