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2014-07-01 08:25:21

Guide to NYC's vibrant summer lifestyle to feature best sports leagues, car-free hikes, dating hot spots and cool outdoor bars NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Yorkers looking for new ways to enjoy the city this summer can turn to the city's leading neighborhood news source, DNAinfo.com New York. This week, DNAinfo.com New York launches its "Summer in the City" guide, with features on hosting a NYC Fourth of July party, local breweries offering seasonal ale and last-minute...

2014-06-17 08:23:56

Weiss recognized for coverage of the NYPD's renewed "Baby Hope" murder investigation NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com New York, the city's leading neighborhood news source, congratulates its Criminal Justice Editor and "On the Inside" Columnist Murray Weiss for winning a top New York Press Club Award for his reporting on the Baby Hope murder investigation. It's his third Press Club award since joining DNAinfo.com four years ago. Weiss was the first to report that...

2014-06-11 16:24:33

Exclusive reporting on the GMHC's financial mismanagement earns first place NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com New York, the city's leading neighborhood news source, congratulates its reporters Mathew Katz, Jeff Mays, Ben Fractenberg and Sonja Sharp for winning prizes at the 2014 IPPIES Awards given by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Specifically, Mathew Katz, DNAinfo.com's Chelsea reporter, won "best investigative/in-depth story" for his examination of the...

2014-05-15 12:27:58

Editorial team recognized for coverage of Metro-North train crash, Brooklyn's yeshiva schools, GMHC scandal and Baby Hope NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com New York, the city's leading neighborhood news source, congratulates its reporting team for winning four awards in the annual Society of Silurians Excellence in Journalism awards contest. DNAinfo.com's Criminal Justice Editor Murray Weiss won first place in the online breaking news category for his exclusive...

2014-03-12 12:24:53

Coverage highlights fashion, music and science day camps, cool internships for teens and even summer camps for dogs NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Yorkers looking for the perfect summer camp for their budding fashion designer or rocket scientist can turn to NYC's leading neighborhood news source. Today, DNAinfo.com New York launched its "NYC Summer Camp Guide," which details summer camp options across the city for kids of all ages and interests. "With information on...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'