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  • ‘ISIS’ condo in West Palm Beach to change name

    August 26, 2014 | 11:47 am

    An unfortunately named luxury condo development being built in south Florida called ISIS Downtown, recalling the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has changed its title to a less controversial moniker.

    The West Palm Beach complex’s name was chosen long before ISIS...

  • New York to name subway station after Koch

    February 4, 2013 | 9:47 am

    New York City will rename a subway station in memory of Edward Koch, the three-term mayor who died last week.

    U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) will announce Monday that the station at East 77th Street and Lexington Avenue will be renamed the Mayor Ed Koch Subway Station, the...

  • Goldwyn’s Roar

    By Tom Tugend

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Shmuel Gelbfisz was born in a Polish shtetl, the son of an unsuccessful second-hand furniture dealer. He studied in a cheder and at age 12, the penniless boy walked across Europe, took steerage to America, and "Anglicized" his name to Sam Goldfish. In 1918, he had graduated from...