This year’s Oscar nominations are out, which means a lot of complaints from fans of the Lego Movie, which got snubbed for Best Animated Feature, Interstellar, which garnered no big nominations, and diversity in Hollywood, as not a single actor of color got an acting nomination. The Lower Hudson Valley had something to celebrate though, as LoHud.com proudly shares area residents getting Oscar noms including Bill Murray and Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller
Is declawing your cat a stress-saver, or animal cruelty? Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal seems to think it’s the latter. She’s introduced a bill that would ban declawing cats, except for serious medical reaons. It would be the nation’s first statewide ban of the common procedure, which takes out pets’ sharp front claws. The bill hasn’t yet been introduced in the state senate, but we’ll be keeping our eyes out and our nail-clippers ready.
Just over two months away till Yankee Stadium gets a new soccer team. Yes, New York City Football Club, or NYCFC will be the first pro soccer team playing a whole season in the Bronx since the Cosmos left the old Yankee Stadium in 1976. And big news for US Men’s National Team fans: Mix Diskerud is rumored to have signed with the team this morning.