Hitting the RoadAs a halfhearted cabbie strike made it easier to flag down a school bus than a yellow taxi during rush hour last week, the Big Apple did its best to keep moving forward. Hillary out-earned rivals Barack Obama and Rudy Giuliani in the city during the second quarter — and bested Rudy in a poll asking which candidate people would most like to have riding shotgun on a long road trip — but hit a speed bump trying to maintain her distance from former six-figure fund-raiser and felon Norman Hsu, who skipped out on bail.
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Michael Imperioli Almost Got ExplodedSomeone planted an explosive device outside of the Sopranos star’s office late last night. It blew up around 1 a.m., damaging a van but causing no serious injuries. The van was parked outside Imperioli’s Studio Dante, which is two blocks south of Madison Square Garden. The Studio is a small theater founded by Imperioli and his wife, Victoria, to foster new independent plays. “While there certainly is no evidence that this was terrorism, we are taking this and every act of violence extremely seriously,” said Mayor Bloomberg. We’d bore you with a meta-cerebral joke about the reflection of television violence in real life, but seriously, you just got back from vacation. Go back to catching up on your personal e-mail.
Explosion Outside Imperioli’s NYC Studio [MSNBC]