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  • Obama signs bill to fund Homeland Security

    Associated Press
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:22 pm
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a showdown that went right up to the brink. Obama...
  • ObamaCare takes bite out of tax refunds

    Beckie Strum
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    More than half of those who signed up for ObamaCare in 2014 underestimated their income — and now have to pay back an average of $530 in subsidies when they...
  • Jeb Bush holds his ground on immigration reform

    Geoff Earle
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:23 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Jeb Bush called himself a “reform-minded conservative” on Friday — and stood his ground on immigration reform before a skeptical crowd of conservative activists. “The simple...
  • Homeland Security stopgap spending bill fails in the House

    Associated Press
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    WASHINGTON — The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see...
  • The day in photos

    Jessica Sager
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The world mourns Leonard Nimoy, the Holi festival makes India more colorful, models get mermaid lessons and more.
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  • Former Knick Anthony Mason Dead At 48

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former New York Knicks bruising forward Anthony Mason has died. Mason, 48, suffered a heart attack in early February. Anthony Mason was one of the key muscle men of the Pat Riley era Knicks. He averaged 7.6 points during New York’s run to Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 1994 and then won the league’s Sixth Man of the Year Award the following season. Mason said last year on WFAN radio that he had been seeking a job with the franchise.
  • 2 Accused Of Leaving Dog Locked Alone In Unheated Staten Island Apartment For Weeks

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two people are accused of abandoning a dog in an unheated apartment on Staten Island. The dog – a 3-year-old pit bull named Jay — was found locked in a freezing bedroom, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported. Noel Galvin, 35, reportedly told authorities he didn’t want the dog, so back in mid-January he locked it in the bedroom of his friend Christina Pardee’s apartment, then she moved in with him. The dog wasn’t found until Feb. 13, when prosecutors said Padee admitted what happened. By the time Jay was discovered, he was…
  • Police Seek Man In Shooting On East 169th Street In The Bronx

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man in connection with a shooting in the Bronx. Authorities said the suspect brandished a gun at around 4:20 p.m. on Friday before shooting a 24-year-old man in the torso. The incident happened across the street from 639 East 169th St., police said. The suspect then fled toward East 168th St. Police said the victim was rushed to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Authorities described the suspect as a Hispanic male, about 5’8″ tall with long black hair in a ponytail. He was last seen…
  • Congress Passes Temporary Homeland Security Funding Bill To Avoid Shutdown

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:14 am
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Congress has narrowly avoided a Homeland Security shut down after the House of Representatives reached a decision just before the midnight deadline Friday. As CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported, Congress just passed a bill that extends funding for the department, but it only lasts for a week and there’s a lot at stake across the Tri-State Area. Local security experts expressed concerns since the legislation passed is only temporary. The battle surrounding long-term funding is actually over immigration reform. House Republicans are trying to stop federal money…
  • 2/28 CBS2 Saturday Morning Weather Headlines

    Adam Harrington
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:15 am
    By Matt DeLucia CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer Good morning all, You’ll certainly want to bundle up if you’re headed out early this morning! Temps across the region are in the teens and single digits, with even some subzero readings far north and west. Guess it’s only fitting that we end this crazy cold month below normal. What else is new, right? (Credit: CBS2) Plenty of sunshine for your Saturday, but it will remain cold. Expect a high of just 29 in the city, much like yesterday. Increasing clouds tonight, with lows in the upper teens to lower 20s. Sunday starts off…
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  • Roof of Ice Rink Collapses

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    A youth hockey team escaped without injury when the roof of the Metropolis Rink in Canton, Massachusetts, collapsed under the weight of snow Saturday morning, the town's police department confirms.The Canton Fire Department Chief tells necn that the Norwood youth hockey team was inside the rink when the roof come down around 7:15 a.m., however, everyone escaped without injury. Parents and workers also escaped. New England's Snowy Roof Collapse Epidemic: What You Should Know The rear third of the building came down, and air pressure blew out the front portion, according to police.The rink…
  • Soup to Ices: Stores Switch With the Season

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:52 am
    You know that spring is on the way in Brooklyn when The Soup Bowl becomes Uncle Louie G's Italian ices.In mid-March, the sign comes down for the hole-in-a-wall take-out place with a devoted following and a daily selection of some 18 soups, and Uncle Louie G takes its place. The seasonal switch on Seventh Avenue keeps the storefront in the black throughout the year. Snowy Roof Collapse Risks: What You Should Know A similar change takes place at the Brooklyn Porridge Co. and the Vendome macaron bar, two other Brooklyn spots that turn into Uncle Louie G's Italian ice shops when a frozen treat no…
  • Wife Stuck in Traffic From Wrong-Way Crash That Killed NYPD Cop

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:41 am
    An NYPD detective on his way to work in Queens, New York, was killed in a wrong-way crash on a Westchester highway early Friday that backed up traffic for hours, and the 46-year-old officer's wife was tragically stuck in the jam as she tried to take the couple's teenage daughter to school, officials and relatives say.The officer, Paul Duncan, was headed south on the Sprain Brook Parkway near Greenburgh in a Honda Pilot at about 4 a.m. when a 2013 Honda Civic headed the wrong way crashed into the detective's SUV head-on. Duncan was pronounced dead at the scene. Dozens Mourn Daughters Killed by…
  • Ferry Passenger Pulled from East River: NYPD

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    A woman has died after being rescued from the East River in Brooklyn Friday evening, police said Saturday.Emergency responders pulled the woman from the water near North 5th Street and Kent Avenue in Brooklyn at about 7:30 p.m. She had been on the East River ferry.  FDNY Rescues Hurt Passenger from Cruise Ship She was taken to Bellevue Hospital where she was listed in serious condition, but she later died, according to police. 
  • 15 Tons of Pot Worth $19M Seized

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:44 am
    More than 15 tons of marijuana hidden in a mattress shipment was seized at the Otay Mesa cargo port of entry — the largest narcotics bust in the history of that border crossing and the second largest seizure at any crossing nationwide.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made the find as they inspected a truck claiming to carry mattresses and cushions on Thursday evening. Brooklyn Boy Beaten to Death With Belt Because He Refused to Finish Spelling Homework: DA The officer inspecting it referred it to an x-ray exam, where an anomaly was detected.As the truck was docked for a more…
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  • Police find stolen No. 44 car

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    The Team Xtreme No. 44 car that had been stolen from a Georgia hotel parking lot was found early Saturday morning.
  • Cris Justino defends Invicta title

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    Cris "Cyborg" Justino needed less than a minute to successfully defend her 145-pound Invicta FC title.
  • Anthony Mason dies at age of 48

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    Anthony Mason, a longtime NBA player who helped the New York Knicks reach the 1994 NBA Finals, has died at the age of 48. A Knicks spokesperson confirmed Mason's death to ESPN. The 13-year NBA veteran had been diagnos..
  • Former New York Knick Anthony Mason has died

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    The 13-year NBA veteran had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier this month.
  • Anthony Mason dies at age of 48

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Anthony Mason, a longtime NBA player who helped the New York Knicks reach the 1994 NBA Finals, has died at the age of 48.
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    Curbed National

  • Starter Kits: The Ultimate Guide to Styling a Hip Rustic Tiny Home

    Jenny Xie
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Hip rustic tiny homes—every day, another couple quits their jobs, starts off on a trek across the U.S. in one, and keeps a blog about it. Think this could be you? Well, here's a style guide of sorts to achieving that elegantly curated hipster-pastoral look, whether it's in a micro cabin, house on wheels, vintage camper, or rusty van. 1. We mean it about the reclaimed wood paneling: start with the floors and walls. Redwood, plywood, beetle pine, whatever you can get your hands on. Photo via Van Dog Traveler 2. It doesn't stop there. Use reclaimed wood for everything else, too. Cabinets!
  • Micro Week 2015: Witness the Transforming Feats of 15 Small, Adjustable Homes

    Annie Werbler
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    These transforming apartments alter their layouts before our very eyes, making them appear much roomier than their diminutive square footage would suggest. From Berlin to Hong Kong, these creative spaces come with mobile library stacks, retractable plywood furniture, and a glowing interior cube that encloses all essential apartment functions. Take a peek at these 15 ingeniously engineered small spaces. ↑ This 400-square-foot Manhattan apartment is fitted with one multipurpose cabinet in lieu of the traditional zone-establishing tactics employed in planning many studios. Click here to view…
  • Family Matters: Rupert Murdoch Sells Beverly Hills Mansion to His Son for $30M

    Alexa Carrasco
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Image via Google Earth Media tycoon and generally wealthy person Rupert Murdoch has sold his horseshoe-shaped house in Beverly Hills to none other than his youngest son, James Murdoch. After he quietly listed the home for $35M last year, the older Murdoch attracted multiple offers and interest from the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio before ultimately pulling it off the market. According to the L.A. Times, James Murdoch ended up purchasing the home for $30M—so, yes, he may have gotten a bit of a family discount. The house was designed by architect Wallace Neff and built in 1926 for Fred Niblo,…
  • House of the Day: Park Your Schooner Off This $2.25M Island Compound

    Spencer Peterson
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Curbed's Micro Week 2015 House of the Day run is dropping in square footage each day, until we've reached a truly tiny home that still embodies everything that makes a dwelling HOD-worthy. (Sorry, but tiny houses on flatbed trailers need not apply.) As always, we love tips. Location: Sturdivant Island, Maine Price: $2,250,000 It is here, it is tiny, and it is dreamy. The smallest House of the Day of Micro Week 2015 measures all of 688 square feet. Is it cheating, because there are a handful of other outbuildings—including a tower that's been converted into a sleeping loft, a billiards…
  • Rendering Reveals : A First Look at the Massive Modular Greenhouse BIG and Heatherwick Dreamed Up for Google

    Jenny Xie
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    All renderings via Google Earlier this week, news broke that Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick are collaborating on a massive new headquarters for Google—and now there's visual proof. Today, the tech titan introduced the redevelopment plan that they've just submitted to the Mountain View City Council and along with it, a batch of renderings. For the new Googleplex, Ingels and Heatherwick have envisioned a series of translucent canopy buildings that rises at various points to accommodate public spaces like pedestrian and bike circuits, cafes, and shops. This complex, which will be…
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  • Brooklyn Year End Market Review

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Brooklyn Year End Market ReviewIntense demand in Brooklyn fueled price improvements in all metrics during 2014.Just over 3,800 apartments (condo and co-op) closed during 2014.An estimated 1,300 units are anticipated to launch this year in Brooklyn.Overall Brooklyn listed inventory is higher than a year ago when inventory was at record low.Manhattan Real Estate - nyc BLOG estate
  • NYC Market Values Comparison

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    Real Estate sales prices in the City have recovered from the lows of the recession and have been on a generally upward trajectory since 2009. What have increased much quicker though is the Market Values the City places on real estate in order to calculate taxes. Below are tables showing the Market Value increases from the previous market peak (fiscal year 2009 taxes which reflect 2007/2008 market conditions) to the current Market Values from the recently released Fiscal Year 2016 Tentative Assessment Roll.  Data Source: NYC Department of Research DepartmentManhattan…
  • Brooklyn Monthly Market Report | January 2015

    14 Feb 2015 | 3:49 am
    Brooklyn Monthly Market Report | January 2015Brooklyn started the year out strong with year-over-year increases in all three price metrics. Average and median sales prices increased by double digits, 21% and 19%, respectively, while the average price per square foot increased 4% year-over-year.Average price per square foot of all bedroom types increased year-over-year, with two and three plus bedrooms increasing by 19% and 15%, respectively. The increase in two bedroom price per square foot is attributed to several sales at The Boerum, while studio data was skewed again due to limited sales…
  • Manhattan Monthly Market Report January 2015

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Manhattan Monthly Market Report January 2015Average price was up in both the condo and the co-op market compared to last year. Among condos, average price per square foot increased 13%. Co-ops saw a large gain in median price, which increased 23% compared to last year. Co-ops also saw a significant decrease in average price per square foot, caused in part by a decline in sales of three+ bedroom units, which are often priced higher per square foot than smaller units. Contracts signed were down 12% since last January, but sales in winter months are typically less robust and influenced…
  • Broker's Bullish on NYC Real Estate

    12 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    Real estate brokers’ confidence in the fourth quarter of 2014 reached the highest level since the inception of the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY) Broker Confidence Index in spring 2012.The Broker Confidence Index rose to 9.22 this past quarter, from 8.80 in the third quarter of 2014 and 9.00 in the fourth quarter of 2013. Both residential and commercial brokers reported increased levels of confidence in the market now and six months from now, due to healthy activity and the steady rise in prices.The Residential Broker Confidence Index increased to 8.85…
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  • Boehner Invites Afghan President to Address Congress

    Carl Hulse
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    The speaker announced Friday that he had asked Ashraf Ghani, president of Afghanistan, to speak to a joint meeting of the House and Senate on March 25.
  • For Grimm’s House Seat, New York Democrats Settle on City Councilman

    Alexander Burns
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Vincent Gentile, a city councilman from Brooklyn, will seek the seat left vacant after Representative Michael Grimm's resignation. He will face Dan Donovan, the Republican district attorney on Staten Island, in a special election on May 5.
  • CPAC Reception Is Mixed for Jeb Bush, Despite Bused-In Backers

    Jonathan Martin
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Jeb Bush faced some tough questions and some boos from the crowd but boasted of his conservative credentials as Florida governor in appealing for support at CPAC.
  • Group Backing Netanyahu Will Air Ad Attacking Hillary Clinton

    Maggie Haberman
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    The first television advertisement of the 2016 presidential campaign cycle to attack Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, will have its debut this weekend, paid for by a neoconservative group that strongly supports Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.
  • A Chant That Rand Paul Could Get Used To

    Jeremy W. Peters
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Rand Paul, seeking his third straight CPAC straw-poll win, revved up the crowd with attacks on Hillary Rodham Clinton on military intervention in Libya and the Benghazi debacle.
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    City Room

  • Madonna of Batchelder Street, 1969

    By Miles Beller
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A man's poetic memory of a late-night walk home through a snowy Brooklyn after visiting a woman dear to him.
  • New York Today: Twilight of the Ice Age

    By Andy Newman
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:03 am
    Friday and the weekend: A salute to ice, gradually warming weather, and a look inside the lives of the men accused of supporting ISIS.
  • Driver Is Too Smug, Too Soon

    By Daniel Prebutt
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    Metropolitan Diary: In Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, a driver scoffed at a bicycle rider on an ice-covered street. Then he hit the gas, and his smile disappeared.
  • New York Today: Hoodies, Hightops and Suspected ISIS Links

    By Andy Newman
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:56 am
    Thursday: A terrorism arraignment in Brooklyn, colder weather returns, and the most popular dog breeds by neighborhood.
  • Time to Throw the Book at Us

    By The New York Times
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The time for readers to help choose the next Big City Book Club selection has arrived.
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    NYY Homepage News

  • A-Rod gets reps at first base, preps for transition

    Bryan Hoch
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Alex Rodriguez gave first base a whirl for the first time on Friday, fielding grounders and receiving throws on a training field behind the third-base seats of George M. Steinbrenner Field.
  • All about the brace: CC gets assist in 'pen session

    Bryan Hoch
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    CC Sabathia is continuing to make progress as he returns from right knee surgery, and the Yankees left-hander plans to attack his workload with the assistance of a brace that has been hidden underneath his billowing pinstriped pants.
  • Backup infielder Ryan sidelined with mid-back strain

    Bryan Hoch
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan sustained a mid-back strain while lifting weights before the start of Spring Training. He is expected to miss about five days of on-field activity.
  • Sterling hosts fundraiser for families displaced by NJ fire

    Tim Healey
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:16 pm
    If anything was made clear by the goings-on Thursday night at D&D's Restaurant & Pub, it's this: Yankees fans love them some John Sterling. While hosting a meet-and-greet fundraiser in support of the families displaced last month by a fire at the AvalonBay luxury apartment complex in Edgewater, N.J., Sterling, the Yankees' longtime radio play-by-play man, barely had a moment to himself.
  • Surveying full spring squad, Cashman expresses optimism

    Bryan Hoch
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:02 pm
    After Brian Cashman watched the full squad of Yankees players assemble Thursday, the veteran general manager referred to his roster as a "potpourri" of bounce-back candidates and young newcomers, voicing hope that they will fit together for a run at a championship.
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  • Harvey draws positive reviews after facing batters

    Steve Dorsey
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Matt Harvey, who missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery, threw 43 pitches during two batting-practice stints on the mound, his first against live hitters since Aug. 24, 2013. And although the batters were not swinging, the assessment -- from Mets manager Terry Collins, the players and Harvey alike -- was nothing but positive.
  • Collins watching lefty bench bat competition closely

    Steve Dorsey
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    There's a position battle that Mets manager Terry Collins is going to be watching closely for the next month -- the one involving left-handed hitters Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
  • Murphy focused on task at hand with Mets

    Anthony DiComo
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Six and a half years ago, Daniel Murphy arrived in Houston as a little-known 13th-round Draft pick trying to help the Mets win a pennant race. He spent much of the next half-decade trying to prove he belonged -- first in the big leagues, then at second base. Consistently, Murphy defied the odds.
  • Duda to be sidelined from swinging bat for a week

    Anthony DiComo
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    What first appeared to be a minor left intercostal strain for Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is lingering. Duda, whom the Mets originally expected to miss only a few days of full-squad workouts, will instead refrain from swinging a bat for at least another week.
  • Harvey set for first spring start on March 6

    Anthony DiComo
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    Matt Harvey will take a significant step forward in his rehab from Tommy John surgery on March 6, when he is scheduled to make his first Grapefruit League start against the Tigers. It will be Harvey's first live game action since Aug. 24, 2013, also against Detroit.
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    Latest Sports Galleries

  • Jerome Kersey: Sports Stars Lost in 2015

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    The Daily News remembers sports icons ...
  • Sports' lamest injuries: Sprinkler takes out Saunders

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Athletes are the pinnacle of grace and coordination. But off the field, they can be just as clumsy as the rest of us. Check out some of the lamest injuries in sports history.
  • Hairdos and hair-don'ts in sports

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    The larger-than-life personalities in sports often try to match their attitudes with outrageous hairstyles, facial hair, or both. Let's take a look at some of the best (and worst) hair decisions made by athletes.
  • The most historic fights in boxing

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    On Feb. 20, 2015, Floyd Mayweather Jr. posted on social media that the long awaited fight between him and Manny Pacquiao would be happening on May 2, 2015. Ahead of the highly anticipated fight, take a look back at the most historic boxing matches in history.
  • Mark Johnson: The unsung hero of the Miracle on Ice

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Although the names Mike Eruzione and Jim Craig are the first ones people think of when they recall the Miracle on Ice team, there's no way the U.S. beats the mighty Russians without the star power of Mark Johnson.
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  • Extra, Extra: Saudi Prince Tires Of $48.5 Million UWS Triplex

    Ben Yakas
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Because Noel Gallagher really relates to Jerry Seinfeld, check out today's end-of-day links: bottle girls, newspaper-themed hotel, wooden passengers, fertility shrine, subway tensions, and a sleepy dog. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]
  • NoBro Can't Let It Go

    Ben Yakas
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Some people just don't know how to let sleeping Bros lie: earlier this week, Gothamist publicly apologized to one 'Brono Yoko' for dragging his (alleged) alabaster legs into the public eye in a gut-wrenching post about Bros who insist on wearing shorts outside even when it's below zero. [ more › ]
  • Former Marine Killed During Botched Brooklyn Robbery

    Rebecca Fishbein
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    A former marine and native Philadelphian was killed this weekend while attempting to thwart a robbery outside his East Flatbush home. [ more › ]
  • Black TGI Friday's Workers Say They Were Laid Off Because Of Their Race

    Lauren Evans
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    A group of former employees of Midtown's TGI Friday's are suing the chain after black workers were apparently replaced with lighter-skinned waitstaff. According to the Daily News, only one black employee was kept on after the restaurant moved locations in December, hiring Hispanic staff instead because they "work harder," the class action lawsuit reads. [ more › ]
  • Sex And The City Creator Brings Brooklyn Back To The Small Screen

    Jen Carlson
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:55 pm
    There's a new Brooklyn-based show, Younger, coming from... TV Land. Starring Sutton Foster (we still miss Bunheads), the show centers around a kind of cringe-worthy plotline wherein her character, Liza, feels the need to lie about her age in order to get the things she wants in life. So instead of being comfortable in her late 30s, she's knocked her age down to 26—this is an effort to further both her career and love life. The pilot just went up on Amazon Prime, about a month before its release, so we checked it out to see what kind of Brooklyn we're dealing with here. [ more › ]
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  • Effectively Twee

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Handmade feel and scrappy charms characterized many of this year’s memorable productions—yet the cuteness didn’t leave behind a cloying aftertaste. How they pulled off their balancing acts.
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    Find your theatrical match.
  • The 10 Best Plays of the Year

    8 Dec 2013 | 4:27 pm
    Jesse Green on The Flick, Fun Home, The Glass Menagerie, and more.
  • Holidays Can Be Such a Drag

    1 Dec 2013 | 6:07 pm
    Forget the Rockettes—this holiday season offers a crop of button-pushing drag queens, alt-cabaret stars, and neo-burlesque performances for all your non-family-friendly entertainment needs.
  • The Season in Theater

    28 Aug 2013 | 11:29 am
    What to see this fall.
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  • Mark Halperin Is a Bad Theater Critic

    Alex Pareene
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Mark Halperin's attempt to "grade" the performances of various Republic 2016 contenders who spoke at CPAC is one of those moments when the veil briefly lifts. He grades each candidate on "substance" and "style," and then presents an "overall" grade that is... not an average of the other two grades. It is clearly completely arbitrary, though his "overall" grades tend to track the "style" grades more than the "substance" grades. In other words, Halperin is outright revealing that, for him, "substance" (whatever he means by that) is…
  • The Beyhive Has Swarmed Kid Rock's Instagram and It May Never Recover

    Jordan Sargent
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Kid Rock's Instagram is under siege. It has been invaded by crazed Beyoncé fans (which is all of them) wielding the bumblebee emoji with great force.Read more...
  • "Terror Owl" Gleefully Tearing Apart Its Victims in the Netherlands

    Kelly Conaboy
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    [Owl voice] "Do you like scary movies?"
  • I Stand With This Dallas Bride Who Just Wants the Right Goddamn Doilies 

    Allie Jones
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:29 am
    This morning, a tipster sent us a local Dallas news story about a bride who is upset that her wedding invitations were delivered with the wrong kind of doilies. The tipster suggested that Gawker "make fun" of this bride, who was so distressed by the mixup that she turned to her local ABC affiliate to air her grievances.Read more...
  • Stop Sharing Those Photos of Fancy International School Lunches

    Jay Hathaway
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    By now, you've probably seen (or even shared) the popular set of photos showing delicious, healthful school lunches from around the world, juxtaposed with a photo of the American equivalent, which of course looks like complete dogshit by comparison. Stop sharing it. The images aren't meant to show actual school lunches, and many versions replaced the original U.S. entry, which didn't seem that bad, with an intentionally gross one.Read more...
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  • Hollywood Cheers New Net Neutrality Rules

    Douglas McLennan
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    “This is clearly a victory for everyone — not just Hollywood, but everyone who uses the Internet,” said Chris Keyser, president of the Writers Guild of America, West. “It is a critical moment in the ongoing fight for free expression and robust competition.”
  • The Immortality Of The Written Word (Yeah, All That Is Changing…)

    Douglas McLennan
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    “In making the transition from an age of scarcity to an age of glut, the nature of fame itself undergoes a change. One sign of the difference is that it would be hard to find a poet, in the 21st century, who openly claims to write for glory, fame, or immortality. Yet the idea that great poetry was the surest way to achieve fame and outwit death has been very long-lived.”
  • Writing On The Web, A Deeply Cynical Take

    Douglas McLennan
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
    “Remember that first question: What is web writing in 2015? Is it still based on the author model? If you enjoy watching a writer’s mind work over time (or you enjoy having that freedom as a writer), is there still a way to do that? Or is the writer’s-voice-driven Internet over, forever, everything’s atomistic now and it’s no longer possible to scrape an audience together that way even if you want to?”
  • Stedelijk Museum Makes A Startling Public Admission

    Douglas McLennan
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    “The Stedelijk Museum in the Second World War” recounts the daring ways in which the museum’s employees fought Nazi censors after Germany conquered the Netherlands in May 1940. But the show also features 16 works in the permanent collection by artists including Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Henri Matisse that the museum says it might not rightfully own.
  • How A Radical Idea To Transform Public Spaces Failed In San Diego

    Douglas McLennan
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    “The concept behind the Lab — a cadre of designers embedded in the mayor’s office, with the power to revive public spaces around the city and launch a broad campaign of civic engagement — was unique in North America, and almost unimaginable in conservative San Diego. It seemed to answer the long-held desire of architects, especially, for designers to play a role in the decision-making that shapes cities.”
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  • The Camlin and Pilar Cuban Debut Brunch Tomorrow; Le Fond's Beer Dinner

    Devra Ferst
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Plus, a grilled cheese pop-up. WILLIAMSBURG — Mandy Oser and Amorette Casaus new wine bar The Camlin is debuting its brunch this weekend. Expect corned beef hash, a chopped salad with roasted butternut squash, cauliflower, kale, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries. Bloody Mary's and mimosas are $6. Check out the full menu below. [EaterWire] GREENPOINT — Le Fond is hosting a five course beer tasting dinner with Greenpoint Beer on March 11. Dinner is $65 (or $60 for a vegetarian option), which includes the beer pairings. Call the restaurant at 718-389-6859 or email for…
  • UPDATE: Ryan Miller OUT at Momofuku

    Devra Ferst
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Miller ran the culinary lab at Momofuku for years, but things are going in a new direction. A trusted Eater source shares that there may be some major shifts happening in the Momofuku empire. Ryan Miller, who ran Kaizen Trading Co, the culinary lab that developed the group's famed Hozon sauce and has been rapidly expanding to sell things like Ssäm Sauce, is no longer part of the Momo empire. Miller and David Chang have worked together for almost five years, but now Miller's name has been erased from the Momofuku website. Paul Carmichael, executive chef at Ma Peche since fall 2011,…
  • The Last-Minute Friday Night Reservation Guide

    Nick Solares
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The weekend is finally here, act like it. Eater scanned through all NYC restaurants on OpenTable and Resy with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: Open Table · Pok Pok (9:45)· Mission Cantina (6:30)· Seamstress (6:30, 8:45) · The Gander (7:30, 8:15)· Del Posto (6:30, 10:00)· Annisa (6:00, 9:30, 10:00)· Dovetail (9:45)· Balthazar (6:30, 10:0) · Khe-Yo (6:45, 9:15)· Lil' Frankie's (9:30)· Franny's (6:00, 9:30, 10:00) Resy · The Red Cat (7:30) · Bar Bolonat (8:00)…
  • Four Restaurants to Try This Weekend In New York City

    Marguerite Preston
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Whether you're looking for an expedition, a recommendation from Robert Sietsema, or just a new brunch option, here are some new and noteworthy places to check out this weekend. Every Friday the question arises: Where to eat this weekend? To help answer that, every week we're rounding up a handful of new and notable places to check out. Some have just opened, some have just launched something new (say, brunch for example), and one is Robert Sietsema's pick of the week. All are worth working into your weekend plans. Check back here every Friday for the latest batch. February 27, 2015: For the…
  • Cobble Hill Staple Bocca Lupo Goes Dark; Tribeca's Shutter Run Continues

    Devra Ferst
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Plus, many more close around the city. Cobble Hill: Small plates restaurant and neighborhood staple Bocca Lupo shuttered this week after nine years in business, notes a tipster. The owners still operate Nectar and Strong Place, both nearby on Court Street. Greenwich Village: Korean restaurant and music venue Choga shuttered when the landlord refused to re-up the lease. According to DNAinfo, the restaurant had not turned a profit for the past few years. Tribeca: Italian restaurant Albella is the most recent restaurant to shutter in the neighborhood. As Tribeca Citizen points out, it has been a…
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    Racked NY - All

  • Pretend It's Already Spring at The New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Show

    Laura Gurfein
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Your roundup of can't-miss events happening around the city this weekend. BRONX—The official start of spring is still a few weeks away, but the New York Botanical Garden is getting a jump on the season with the return of the orchid show, beginning tomorrow and running through April 19th. Check out the thousands of flowers on view in the Haupt Conversatory, featuring an aerial display that inspired this show's name: Chandeliers. For more information on tickets, the schedule of events, and how to get there, head here. SOHO—Housing Works' biannual Best Of Spring sale kicks off at the…
  • Plot Twist! That Clare Vivier x & Other Stories Collab Is Already Here

    Caitlin Petreycik
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Earlier this year, Minimalist Clutch Patron Saint Clare Vivier announced that she was teaming up with & Other Stories on a line of under-$250 handbags, set to launch at the H&M-backed line's Soho flagship in March. And now—on this, the second-to-last day of February—the collection is already here! At...Steven Alan? Okay. Sure. Yes, Clare Vivier's pal somehow got first dibs on the collaboration, which is full of perforated bucket bags ($135), drawstring backpacks ($195), and office-ready totes ($225) in black, navy, cream, and kelly green. But while select pieces are available on Steven…
  • Wedding Gowns, Tamara Mellon Shoes and More of This Weekend's Best Sample Sales

    Rebecca Jennings
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Good news! According to our iPhone, this weekend is looking to be ever so slightly warmer than last, which means it's a great excuse to climb out of your bed-nests and take on a few sample sales. And while sadly, Diptyque's isn't until Wednesday, there's still six solid ones to keep you busy in the meantime. This weekend, shop designer wedding gowns at Gabriella NY, fine jewelry by Kwiat, cool-chick ski gear by Bogner, and whatever's left of the Tamara Mellon sale. For the rest of the sample sales happening in March, head here.
  • NYC Art Galleries Are All About Museum-Style Gift Shops Now

    Racked Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Art galleries have finally caught on to what museums have known for years—that while suggested donations (or, in the case of the former, four-digit-and-up purchases) are great and all, gift shops are where the real (or at least steady) money is. Maybe that's why so many of the art world's heavy hitters—like Gagosian and David Zwirner—are selling $15 artist-designed playing cards and sculptural $25 soaps steps away from multimillion-dollar Gerhard Richters. It's a merchandising trick straight from the fashion's playbook—Marc Jacobs may lure shoppers in with window displays full of…
  • All the Things Wrong With 1WTC According to Conde Nast Employees, Ranked

    Rebecca Jennings
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Since Condé Nast left its Times Square offices for 1 World Trade Center this fall, there's been a constant stream of reports detailing the staff's displeasure before, during, and after the move—mostly because the rest of the media seems to be captivated by the idea of glamorous magazine editors trapped in a skyscraper prison full of rats. Today, the Post adds a bit of fuel with a story titled "Conde Nast's Spoiled Team Already Fed Up with 1WTC," which includes a number of inside sources listing even more things they hate about their new offices, which we handily ranked, alongside…
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    The Cut

  • Watch the Roberto Cavalli Show Live

    The Cut
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:25 am
    Starting at 6:30 a.m. today, the Roberto Cavalli show will stream right here. Enjoy!  ... More »
  • Four Things I Want to Wear, Day 2 Milan

    Rebecca Ramsey
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Fashion month usually brings over-the-top looks and accessories designed with fashion editorials in mind. But through all of it, we have to ask ourselves: What would we want to wear? Every day, the Cut brings you editors' picks — items from the runways they'd actually buy. 1. With Mary Janes ... More »
  • Artist Janine Antoni Takes on Childbirth and the Female Body in Two New Shows

    Julie L. Belcove
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    On a bitterly cold day in Brooklyn, artist Janine Antoni is sipping tea in her studio and talking children. Not the usual discussion of nannies, schools, social-media fears — but the profound act of childbirth itself, or the “miraculousness,” as she describes it in her native Bahamian lilt, of “this ... More »
  • Versace, for the Glamazon Who’s Ready to Lean In

    Véronique Hyland
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Alessandro Michele of Gucci and Miuccia Prada have spent this week making allusions to '60s mod, and it stands to reason that their countrywoman Donatella Versace would get in on the mood too. However, Versace's go-go girls were all glamazon, in monochrome red or yellow minidresses and mini-ponchos, set off ... More »
  • Margot Robbie Gets Robbed a Lot; Because of Her Last Name or Nah?

    Maggie Lange
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Pretty person Margot Robbie, whose name suggests a long line of people who fall prey to thieves, said in a Nylon interview that she gets robbed, again, as her name suggests:I have been robbed a bunch of times. And now that I know how to pickpocket, I understand why I ... More »
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  • Citi Bike Releases Map of Williamsburg and Greenpoint Expansion

    Brad Aaron
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Here’s some eye candy for the weekend — a map of Citi Bike’s expansion into northern Brooklyn. This map was submitted to Community Board 1 and obtained by the Brooklyn Paper. There are 53 stations planned for Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Unlike the Citi Bike phase two expansion areas in Manhattan and Queens, which are starting from scratch, these station locations were determined during the initial bike-share siting process, prior to the 2013 launch. Basically, this is where stations in these neighborhoods were supposed to go before the program was beset by Hurricane Sandy…
  • Protected Lanes Preview: Boston, Detroit, Indy, Minneapolis, Denver & More

    Michael Andersen
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Shelby Street in Indianapolis is a model for that city’s two latest protected bike lane projects. Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. Spring is three weeks away, and that means it’s time for one of American cities’ newest rituals: announcing the year’s protected bike lane construction plans. Every few days over the last month, another U.S. city has released plans or announced progress in building protected lanes. Even more excitingly, many are in…
  • TA: Inconsistency Between Precincts Undermines NYPD Traffic Enforcement

    Stephen Miller
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:08 am
    Which precincts stepped up speeding enforcement the most, and which ones lagged behind? Transportation Alternatives breaks down the numbers by borough command. In the year since Mayor Bill de Blasio promised stepped-up traffic enforcement under Vision Zero, NYPD has moved in the right direction, according to a new report from Transportation Alternatives [PDF]. At the same time, enforcement varies dramatically from precinct to precinct, weakening overall deterrence. TA looked at data from last year and 2013, comparing each precinct’s change in speeding and failure-to-yield tickets with…
  • The New York City Parking Rule That Makes Intersections More Dangerous

    Brad Aaron
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    Parking at the edge of a crosswalk hinders visibility but is condoned under city traffic rules. Photos: Brad Aaron We’ve reported before how certain New York City parking rules are designed to cram a little more free car storage onto the street at the expense of pedestrian safety. In 2009, DOT removed parking restrictions on unmarked crosswalks at T intersections, and the city allows drivers with disability permits to block curb ramps that were intended to help pedestrians with disabilities cross the street. Here’s another example of how the city prioritizes parking over life and…
  • Parents of Seth Kahn: Ineffective MTA Protocols Contributed to Son’s Death

    Brad Aaron
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    After Wednesday’s MTA board meeting transit chief Tom Prendergast said the agency may revise bus routes to reduce the number of turns bus drivers have to make, in order to minimize conflicts between buses and pedestrians, according to the Daily News. Prendergast said another possibility would be to move crosswalks away from intersections where buses make turns, which would necessitate streetscape changes by DOT. Seth Kahn Whether or not these ideas pan out, it’s good that the MTA is seriously engaging in the Vision Zero discussion. Bus drivers killed eight people in crosswalks last year,…
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Help Street Vendor Project Lift The Permit Cap

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    Food truck lovers mourned last week when we discovered Cinnamon Snail would be calling it quits for good. The big reason for this sad news is because it is next to impossible to obtain a permit to legally vend in New York City. As we’ve mentioned on this blog before, the permitting system for mobile [...]
  • Rhong-Tiam Opening Soon in Midtown East

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Midtown East will soon get a new dose of Thai food, as the Rhong-Tiam Burger truck is opening a brick and mortar shop on Lexington Ave. and 39th. There’s no word yet on the menu, but by the looks of their website, it’ll be more than just Asian-inspired burgers and will focus on Thai food. [...]
  • Wasabi Sushi & Bento Celebrates Anniversary With Free Onigiri

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Wasabi Sushi & Bento (on 7th Ave. and 40th Street) is celebrating their first NYC birthday. To commemorate the occasion – through February 28th – they’ll be giving away one seaweed or salmon onigiri to any customer who tags @Wasabi_NYC on any of their social media accounts (Instagram/Facebook/Twitter).  All you have to do is show [...]
  • No Need to Wait at Sprawling Relocated Kunjip

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Ktown mainstay Kunjip reopened on the south side of 32nd street a few months ago, slightly closer to 6th Avenue than before. I will admit to dining here regularly at 3 or 4am after drunken nights out. The worst part was always waiting for a table. Why so many people at that hour? We all [...]
  • Nutella & Dominique Ansel Team Up to Celebrate International Pancake Day

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    AKA Mardi Gras, you know, Fat Tuesday. From 11am until 4pm today at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, there will be complimentary samples of Nutella with pancakes, a custom Nutella pancake bar, and photo opps with Nutella props. Chef Ansel also designed the limited edition Pancake Cone (pictured) to help celebrate. Freeloaders, engage! Update: [...]
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  • Divergent Dates

    4 Feb 2015 | 7:42 am
    Go beyond dinner and a movie with these unique activities on February 14.
  • Singular Sensations

    4 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    Ten Valentine's Day concerts and comedy shows where singles can mingle.
  • Devoted to Drink

    4 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Seven new bars to visit this Valentine's Day.
  • Punch-Drunk New Year’s

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    8 punch recipes from local mixologists for sophisticated but practical hosts.
  • Ring in 2015

    5 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    From Elton John to Skrillex and Diplo, here are 16 concerts to help you kick the new year off with a musical bang.
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  • Friday Blogwrap

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Two Roberta’s Owners Have Filed a Restraining Order Against Their Ex-Partner [Grub Street] Legendary Jazz Pianist Performs for Hundreds of P.S. 130 Students in Kensington [Kensington BK] Cyprus Avenue and Black Sheep Pub May Be Closed for Good [Here's Park Slope] “Thanks for the Amazing Memories”: Bocca Lupo Closes Its Doors in Cobble Hill [PMFA] Pile Driving in a Flood Zone: DOB Holding Informational Meeting in Red Hook [PMFA] Free Co-Working Space Available for Crown Heights Nonprofits [DNA] After Owner Kills Self, Red Hook Cherry Firm Vows to Stay Open [Crain's]…
  • Closing Bell: Squibb Park Bridge Will Reopen in the Spring

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The bouncing, zigzagging, and pricey pedestrian footbridge that links Brooklyn Heights with Brooklyn Bridge Park is set to reopen this spring, after closing in August for repairs, according to Brooklyn Paper. BBP expects to spend $700,000 repairing the two-year-old bridge, on top of the $4,100,000 it cost to construct. When the park closed the bridge last summer, BBP said the bridge timber could have warped and affected the cable tensions, causing the bridge to sway more than it should. But now park president Regina Myer is unsure if she wants to issue a report on the underlying causes,…
  • Building of the Day: 720 Washington Avenue

    Montrose Morris
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Former National Theatre, now supermarket Address: 720 Washington Avenue Cross Streets: Prospect and Park Places Neighborhood: Prospect Heights Year Built: 1921 Architectural Style: Unable to determine Architect: Charles Sandblom Other Buildings by Architect: Over 42 theaters mostly in Brooklyn, but also in Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan Landmarked: No The story: Brooklyn is littered with former theaters. Any neighborhood worth its salt had at least three of four theaters in its history, and larger neighborhoods had many more. Everyone went to the local…
  • Recently on the Forum

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Brownstone Ventilation Where to Buy Cast Iron Radiators? One to Two Family Conversion Oil Spill in Basement Repainting/Refurbishing a Claw Foot Tub Water-Based Finish Over Dark Stained Floors?…
  • Cheese Shop Reopens as a Bagel Shop on Franklin in Crown Heights

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The owners of Crown Heights coffee shop Little Zelda have revamped their cheese shop next door on Franklin Avenue, Wedge, into a bagel spot called Nagle’s Bagels. The employee behind the counter at 728 Franklin Avenue told us it opened about two weeks ago. They have a selection of bagels, flat bagels and schmears, and the bagels cost about $2. The shop also kept the same sandwich menu that it had as a cheese shop, which includes a bacon, egg and cheese for $6.75 and a croissant sandwich with salmon for $9. Has anyone been by the updated space? GMAP…
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    Serious Eats: New York

  • The Makings of Beecher's Amazing Flagship Cheese

    Rabi Abonour
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Beecher's Cheese in Seattle and New York makes their signature Flagship, a Cheddar-Alpine hybrid, in full view of customers in their stores. Here's how it's done. Read More
  • The Secrets of Aging Cheese: A Tour of Murray's Cheese Caves

    Ben Jay
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Most of our favorite cheeses have one thing in the common: They tend to have some age. While some cheeses are best eaten the day they're made, others take time. And mold. And the right temperature and humidity. And a bat cave to linger in until they're ready to emerge fully formed. Here's what happens in those caves when the humans aren't watching. Read More
  • How Brooklyn's Acme Makes 5,000 Pounds of Whitefish Salad a Day

    Laura Togut
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Imagine if tuna salad had a silky texture and a delicately smoky and oily flavor. That's whitefish salad. Acme Smoked Fish, a standard-bearer of the form and certainly the largest producer in New York City, makes over 5,000 pounds of whitefish salad every day. Wolphram Alpha tells me that's the equivalent of 1.3 small cars or 40% of an elephant. Of fish-mayo salad. Every. Day. Read More
  • 8 Great International Meatballs in NYC, Hold the Red Sauce

    Max Falkowitz
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Next to dumplings, I don't know a better gateway dish to other cultures than meatballs. So if you're looking to expand your culinary horizons, take yourself on this meatball world tour of New York, the tastiest non-Italian meatballs I can find. Read More
  • Why Diners Are More Important Than Ever

    Ed Levine
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    I've had a egg- and toast-loaded three months of eavesdropping while eating my way through New York's diners, as many as I could without getting divorced, and have come to the inescapable conclusion that they are as essential to our way of life, our democracy, and our sense of community, as any other American institution we have right now. Read More
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  • Feature Friday: Undo Send in Gmail

    Fred Wilson
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    Here’s a good reason to read the comments at AVC. You learn things. On Monday I wrote a post about sending stuff to the wrong people and a number of folks in the comments explained that there is a Google labs feature called Undo Send that holds your “sent mail” for up to 30 seconds before it actually sends it. I immediately added it to my gmail and feel safer now knowing I have it. I have not used it yet, but I am sure I will. Here’s how to add it. Go to gmail settings, then click on the Labs tab and find “Undo Send” and click enable: Save that change.
  • Open Internet Rules

    Fred Wilson
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    The FCC is expected to approve its Open Internet Rules today. This is a big deal and something we have been fighting for since former FCC Chair Michael Powell unfortunately and incorrectly ruled that Internet Access was an “information service.” We believe that last mile Internet Access is a natural monopoly/duopoly in most geographies and needs to be regulated as such. My colleague Nick Grossman has a good quick read on about these rules, why we are strongly in support of them, and what this means. As Nick says in his post, We believe in markets. We believe that by…
  • Is This A Good Startup Idea?

    Fred Wilson
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    I wrote this tweetstorm yesterday at lunch after engaging in a discussion on Ethan with an entrepreneur who wanted advice on his idea:
  • Building A Diverse Culture And Team

    Fred Wilson
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    Brittany posted today about the first USV portfolio diversity summit. Last year we had forty-two portfolio summits all driven by topics that bubble up from our portfolio. Diversity has been rising as a topic that people want to talk about and we reacted to that by hosting a summit on it. We had 28 attendees from 13 different portfolio companies in attendance. In Brittany’s post, she cites two important reasons to strive for diversity on your team: Do you want your company to increase your company’s competitive advantage? Extensive research has proven that more diverse perspectives…
  • Sending Stuff To The Wrong People

    Fred Wilson
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    I got a bunch of emails yesterday that were clearly not meant for me. I replied to let the senders know and deleted them without reading beyond what I had read to know it wasn’t for me. Then I saw this tweet by Chris Dixon: Gmail is auto-suggesting the wrong contacts. Just me losing my mind or widespread issue? — Chris Dixon (@cdixon) February 21, 2015 Then it all jelled in my mind. Gmail was autosuggesting the wrong people to a large swath of its users over the weekend. I was struggling with the same problem but I hadn’t realized it was a service wide issue. Sending emails to…
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    WordPress Tag: New York City

  • virginia?

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    New York City transplant here in the sleepy town of Lynchburg, Virginia. I left what might of been a very promising career path to come to the Appalachian Mountains. To do what exactly , you might ask……I HAVE NO CLUE. To find myself? To change my surroundings up a bit? Find inspiration maybe? Who the hell knows. I’ve been here five days and I can feel the restlessness deep in my bones. Aside from restlessness there is also anxiety, fear, and longing. Will i stay here forever? Absolutely not. This is just temporary. What have i come to find? I’m not sure yet. So what…
  • John Fairchild, Editor of Women’s Wear Daily, Dies at 87 by JACOB BERNSTEIN

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Nicky Kundnani recommends New York Times’ new Business Day article By JACOB BERNSTEIN As publisher and editor, Mr. Fairchild transformed his family’s fusty trade publication into a must-read among fashion elites. Published: February 28, 2015 at 12:00AM from NYT Business Day
  • Past Imperfect - #32

    Brian Lageose
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
        Mimsy and Thea bravely participated in one of the first Lesbian Pride Parades, hoping to raise awareness. Sadly, they chose to take their stand in New York City, and absolutely no one paid any attention to them whatsoever…  
  • Thick (Chocolate) and Thin (Layers)

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:37 pm
    I’m back! And ready to blog about Day 3. It’s already been a week since by departure to New York, and I’m still caught up with writing about a short four-day trip. I guess when you don’t have a lot of time to spend during your travels, you try and pack a lot of things into every single day. Which is why I’m behind now. First things first. Remember when I said I wish I bused down to Buffalo for the game? We lost 6-3. We always lose to the worst teams that we think we should definitely win… :( Anyway, last Saturday started out with me following my…
  • 27.february.2015

    Katelyn Rose
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Several of my blogs have focused in on people who are part of my student ministry, but I realize now
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  • This is the financial proof that Uber is destroying taxi companies

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    The rise of Uber is destroying the traditional taxi business, according to this compelling chart from data compiled by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. It tracks sale prices of taxi “medallions,” the expensive licenses that give companies the right to operate a yellow cab: The data was compiled by Donut Shorts, a Twitter account for investors. Stocks that track the taxi business are down too (more on that below). The scariest part — for taxi companies — is the bottom part of the medallion chart, where the blue bars indicate sales coming from foreclosures.
  • Cab driver yelled about ‘death to Jews’ in crazy taxi ride, and then cops made passenger pay the fare

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    A Long Island woman says cops ordered her to pay the fare for a nightmarish ride with an anti-Semitic cabbie who she claims yelled at her, “All Jews must die!” Baila Sebrow says the driver from a Queens cab company made anti-Semitic comments to her, and when she called police, they made her pay the fare. Baila Sebrow’s lawyer filed suit against the allegedly deranged driver and his cab company in Manhattan Supreme Court late Monday. The columnist for the 5 Towns Jewish Times newspaper said the Sunday morning trip from the Carlton Hotel, near Madison Square Park, went haywire the moment…
  • Woman Blames Premature Birth On Being Roughed Up By Cabbie

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    A woman was seen on video being physically thrown from a cab when she was eight months pregnant. As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, the woman claimed the driver’s violent act caused her to deliver her baby five weeks early, and the cabbie remained behind the wheel as of Monday night. Leslie Cooper said it was a bitter cold night recently when she just wanted to get into a cab and go home to Brooklyn. She said her cab driver told her his credit card reader was broken. She offered to stop for cash at an ATM in Brooklyn, but she said instead, he told her to get out. She refused, and said the…
  • Evidence Uber is wiping out city taxi industry’s value

    22 Feb 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Medallion Financial CEO Andrew Murstein Financials from top medallion lender reveal boats and RVs, not cabs, drive profits. A positive earnings report by Medallion Financial Corp., a major lender to yellow-cab owners, defied the conventional wisdom that technology companies like Uber were taking down the taxi industry. Heads turned in the business media and beyond. “Medallion profits point to taxi fightback,” blared the Financial Times. “Uber does little to hurt yellow taxi profits,” crowed the New York Post. Financial analysts seemed to agree. “The media and…
  • NYC Taxi chief: Cabs that respond to tech competition will survive

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission Chair Meera Joshi speaks Friday morning at the New York Law School. The yellow cab industry is perfectly capable of recovering from a 25-percent decline in the value of taxi medallions despite the onslaught of competition from upstarts like Uber, Taxi & Limousine Commission Chair Meera Joshi insisted today. Speaking at the New York Law School in Tribeca, Joshi said medallion prices — which peaked at $1.05 million in 2013 before falling to $805,000 late last year — were in an “artificial bubble” created by a few outsized…
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    Inside the Apple

  • Postcard Thursday: 1939 World's Fair

    Michelle and James Nevius
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    At some point, we will examine the New York World's Fair of 1939-40 in greater depth. Today, let's just enjoy this picture of the Electrical Products Building, which housed, among other things, the exhibits from Remington who introduced the electric ("dry") shaver at the fair that year.courtesy of building was designed by Walker & Gillette, whose work in New York City includes the Fuller Building on 57th Street and the Jacob Riis Houses, a public housing project on the East River that we talk about in Footprints in New York.Speaking of…
  • Postcard Thursday: Soliders' and Sailors' Monument

    Michelle and James Nevius
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Today's postcard shows the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Riverside Park; the card was mailed February 13, 1905, less than two years after the memorial had opened.Based on the Lysicrates monument in Athens (as are many Beaux-Arts structures in New York, including the towers atop the San Remo apartment building), the memorial was designed by Charles and Arthur Stoughton, who won a public competition for what was to be the city's major memorial to the Union Army. (It has, however, always been eclipsed by that other Civil War monument in Riverside Park: Grant's Tomb.)The monument was opened…
  • Postcard Thursday: Thomas E. Davis

    Michelle and James Nevius
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    The stereo view above shows the Pavilion Hotel on Staten Island, which was originally built to be the home of 19th-century real estate developer Thomas E. Davis.Who?You're not alone: Davis -- who by some accounts was the third-largest land owner in the city -- has been almost totally passed over by history.To rectify that, James wrote a piece for CurbedNY that appeared yesterday. Read it at: only picture James was able to dig up of a Thomas Davis shows this fellow:Is that our…
  • Postcard Thursday: The Evolution of the Metropolitan Museum

    Michelle and James Nevius
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    We recently added this early 20th-century view of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to our collection. This photo highlights two major additions to the museum's original floorplan: the 1888 Theodore Weston wing (in red at the back) and the Richard Morris Hunt Fifth Avenue entrance (in limestone at the front).The Weston facade is often mistaken for the original entrance to the building. However, as the photo (below) shows, the squat 1880 Vaux and Mould building that was the original museum had a rather quaint staircase leading up to its main entrance, which in those days faced into Central…
  • Postcard Thursday: Poe Cottage

    Michelle and James Nevius
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Poe Cottage in the Fordham section of the Bronx; courtesy of the Museum of the City of New YorkCourtesy of the New York Public Library170 years ago today, on January 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published, for which Poe netted a whopping $9.00.Poe did not write "The Raven" at Poe Cottage, his only extant home in New York City. If you've read Footprints in New York, you know that we have an entire chapter dedicated to tracking down Poe sites in the city, including the Brennan farmhouse (below), where "The Raven" was composed, the mantelpiece that was saved from that…
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    Mommy Poppins - Things to Do in NYC with Kids

  • This Week: Best March Events for NYC Families, Camelback Mountain Resort in the Poconos, St. Patrick's Day Celebrations for Kids

    Raven Snook
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    With ice and dirty snow piled up everywhere we turn, it's hard to believe that spring is just three weeks away. Our just published March GoList highlights balmy seasonal favorites like Macy's Flower Show and St. Patrick's Day Parades. And yet with temperatures below freezing for the foreseeable future, I bet we're going to be consulting our list of 50 things to do indoors with kids in NYC for a while longer. But even though it feels like winter is going to last forever, it won't, so it's getting down to the wire for ice-skating, snow tubing and skiing. Our Travel site just posted a review of…
  • El Museo del Barrio: Free Family Festivals the Third Saturday of Every Month

    Raven Snook
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    We finish up our series of posts on East Harlem with a look at El Museo del Barrio, the northernmost institution on Museum Mile (at least until the Africa Center opens). Founded in 1969 by NYC-born artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz, who recognized a need for a museum dedicated to Latino culture and art, El Museo moved to its current location in the Heckscher Building in 1978 and underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2009. The museum's permanent collection features more than 6,500 objects that span eight centuries of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino art, and it mounts temporary…
  • Easy Kids Craft: Sock Snowmen

    Ally Noel
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    Where do all those missing socks go? Instead of getting frustrated, turn those unpaired socks into snowmen in just three easy steps.  This no-sew craft recycles unmatched socks into adorable snowmen.  Add a couple buttons, a pipe-cleaner nose, and those mismatched socks will be transformed into this friendly little Frosty. Next time you are asked, "do you want to build a snowman?" you can smile, sort through the laundry, and say, "yes!" Read More
  • Weekend Fun for NYC Kids: St. Patrick's Day Parades, NY International Children's Film Fest, Purim Carnivals & Lunar New Year Celebrations February 28-March 1

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This weekend is a real multiculti mash-up with a pair of kid-friendly St. Patrick's Day parades, Lunar New Year celebrations and Purim carnivals all on tap. You can also mark Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday at the Children's Museum of the Arts, whip up healthy dishes at the annual Kids Food Festival in Bryant Park and catch offbeat family flicks at the opening weekend of the New York International Children's Film Festival. These are just a few of the great things going on this weekend. All of our best bets are below. You can find additional options in our Event Calendar and our Winter Fun Guide.
  • St. Patrick's Day for NYC Kids: Free Parades, Celebrations & Irish Culture

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Everyone feels a wee bit Irish around St. Patrick’s Day, especially here in NYC where we have a large population of Irish folk. If your days of celebrating 'til you're green around the gills are a distant memory, don’t worry: There are plenty of kid-friendly ways to mark St. Patrick's Day in New York City. This year, St. Patrick's Day falls on Tuesday, March 17 but the festivities begin weeks earlier, with a pair of popular local parades stepping off this Sunday, March 1. In addition to St. Patrick's Day processions in all five boroughs (Queens and Brooklyn actually have two each!), there…
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    City Room

  • Madonna of Batchelder Street, 1969

    By Miles Beller
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A man's poetic memory of a late-night walk home through a snowy Brooklyn after visiting a woman dear to him.
  • New York Today: Twilight of the Ice Age

    By Andy Newman
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:03 am
    Friday and the weekend: A salute to ice, gradually warming weather, and a look inside the lives of the men accused of supporting ISIS.
  • Driver Is Too Smug, Too Soon

    By Daniel Prebutt
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    Metropolitan Diary: In Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, a driver scoffed at a bicycle rider on an ice-covered street. Then he hit the gas, and his smile disappeared.
  • New York Today: Hoodies, Hightops and Suspected ISIS Links

    By Andy Newman
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:56 am
    Thursday: A terrorism arraignment in Brooklyn, colder weather returns, and the most popular dog breeds by neighborhood.
  • Time to Throw the Book at Us

    By The New York Times
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The time for readers to help choose the next Big City Book Club selection has arrived.
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  • The Music of Malcolm X

    Hisham Aidi
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of the more interesting volumes in Malcolm X’s book collection, held at the Schomburg Center, in Harlem, is an English translation of John Paul Sartre’s “Black Orpheus,” the French philosopher’s dense meditation on the idea of Negritude. Malcolm X’s copy is meticulously marked up, with typos circled and sentences underlined. A Paris Metro ticket stub is tucked in between the pages as a bookmark. The civil-rights leader had a curious relationship to France; he was drawn to its culture, but disgusted by its colonial practices. His Grenadian-born mother was proficient in French…
  • Leonard Cohen’s Montreal

    Bernard Avishai
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”—a hymn to souls too carnal to grow old, too secular to give praise, and too baffled to mock faith—recently turned thirty. Cohen himself, now eighty, came of age in Jewish Montreal during the twenty years after the Second World War, and those of us who followed him, a half-generation later, can’t hear the song without also thinking about that time and place, which qualifies as an era. The devotional—and deftly sacrilegious—quality of “Hallelujah” and other songs and poems by Cohen reflects a city of clashing and bonding religious communities,…
  • Break-In at Y-12

    Eric Schlosser
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Y-12 National Security Complex sits in a narrow valley, surrounded by wooded hills, in the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Y-12 and Oak Ridge were built secretly, within about two years, as part of the Manhattan Project, and their existence wasn’t publicly acknowledged until the end of the Second World War. By then, the secret city had a population of seventy-five thousand. Few of its residents had been allowed to know what was being done at the military site, which included one of the largest buildings in the world. Y-12 processed the uranium used in Little Boy, the atomic bomb that…
  • Assassination in Moscow

    Joshua Yaffa
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Just after midnight on Friday, Boris Nemtsov, a fifty-five-year-old Russian opposition politician, was gunned down as he walked across a bridge just outside the Kremlin walls. A car drove past, shots rang out, and Nemtsov was killed by four bullets to the back. His body lay on the sidewalk as police, journalists, and colleagues rushed to the scene.​ The last assassination in Moscow was that of Stanislav Markelov, a human-rights lawyer, who, along with the journalist Anastasia Baburova, was killed outside a subway stop in 2009. Before that, it was the renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya,…
  • Jeb Bush Escapes Unscathed From the Conservative Den

    John Cassidy
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Friday was the second day of the annual CPAC jamboree, where conservative activists go to cheer members of the Paul family and jeer at Republican politicians whom they regard as insufficiently devoted to the faith. From the start of this year’s meeting, which is being live streamed on conservative Web sites, it has been clear that many of the attendees, and some of the presenters, too, regard Jeb Bush as someone who falls into the “insufficiently devoted” category—members of which are often referred to as RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). On Thursday, a packed crowd gave a rousing…
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  • Finger Lickin’ Delicious Pies-n-Thighs Arrives In Lower East Side

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    YES! Pies ‘n’ Thighs, the Williamsburg staple known for tantalizing pies, fried chicken, and donuts, just crossed the bridge and opened its first Manhattan location. Aptly set in the Lower East Side, Pies ‘n’ Thighs has a clean but rustic American feel, very nostalgic, and little bit diner-y. The food is as epic for breakfast and lunch as it is for dinner, but it shines during brunch. Hopefully it eases weekend waits in the notoriously brunch-friendly area, but chances are they’ll all just stay just as packed. Forever. Continue reading →
  • NYC Beer week? Pffffttt… More Like NYC Beer MONTH!

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    The official-sounding NYC Beer Week may be just about over--but remember: you live in New York City! EVERY week can be beer week! And while there is plenty of room for debate about which of the hundreds of beer-centric bars around town it's also good to know that there are lots of special occasion, beer-themed events going on all the time. So by all means drink your fill at Torst in Greenpoint, and The Jeffrey on the Upper East Side, and Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village, and Beer Culture in Hell's Kitchen, and on and on and on. But maybe mix it up a bit too, and check out some of these…
  • Winter Fun at MoMA PS1

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    If you're looking for a way to duck the cold, you could hibernate under the covers..but you could also do something amazing at MoMA PS1. We braved the cold last week and ventured to one of our favorite NYC spots to take in the Arts. With four different exhibits on two floors, we covered every colorful inch. Highly recommended! Continue reading →
  • Danny Bowein’s Mission Chinese Makes Stellar Comeback

    20 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    After a disastrous 2012 opening (and closing) Chef Danny Bowein has reopened his flagship restaurant, Mission Chinese. Contemporary styling, solid playlists, casual-yet-professional staff and upbeat crowd all contribute to make Mission Chinese 2.0 a fun, festive setting for a delicious feast. Continue reading →
  • The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Has Finally Reopened, And It Is Fantastic!

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:03 pm
    For more than six years the Cooper Hewitt, the venerable design museum housed in Andrew Carnegie's almost absurdly magnificent mansion on Fifth Avenue, has been in the throes of on exhaustive, $91 million redesign, renovation, reinvigoration. Reopened and with an updated name, The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is not only a big deal but is also a huge success. Continue reading →
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    New York Netwire

  • United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) Enhances Loan Tracking Technology

    Janice Sand
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    TROY, Mich. /New York Netwire/ — TROY, Mich., Feb. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it has significantly enhanced its loan tracking technology called UTrack, which was redesigned specifically to allow borrowers and real estate agents to have real-time access to track their purchase and refinance loans. There are often misconceptions about the loan process and UTrack will help bring transparency to all parties involved. UWM says that UTrack is branded with the…
  • Emilio N. Francisco, CEO of PDC, Names Pat Brown as Project Manager for SummerPlace Development

    Janice Sand
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:55 pm
    COSTA MESA, Calif. /New York Netwire/ — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group LLC, today announced that Pat Brown is joining senior housing real estate company SummerPlace Development as Project Manager overseeing the development of SummerPlace Assisted Living and Memory Care projects. PDC Capital Group is a private equity firm with 25 assisted living and memory care residences currently in development in California, Florida, Arizona and other states. PDC is the parent company of SummerPlace Development. Pat Brown comes to…
  • UPDATED: OpenClose Adds Industry Veteran Will Foy to its Growing Team of Technical Staff

    Janice Sand
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /New York Netwire/ — *RETRACTION* (correct and replace) — In a press release issued by OPENCLOSE on Feb. 24, an inadvertent error was included in the 7th paragraph that referred to Agile Alliance as a certifying body instead of an educational and trade group promoting Agile software development. The corrected full-text replacement announcement follows: OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announces that it has hired Will Foy as integration manager. In this role, Foy will be responsible for client integrations,…
  • EPIC’s Tammy Mission Honored as a 2015 Insurance Industry Power Broker

    Janice Sand
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /New York Netwire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tammy Mission has been recognized as a Power Broker and an Under-40 designee in the non-profit sector by Risk and Insurance Magazine. This is the second time Mission has received this honor — her first recognition (also in the non-profit sector) came in 2013. A Power Broker is defined by Risk and Insurance Magazine as an individual who stands out among their peers for the exceptional work they…
  • Weitz & Luxenberg’s Anthem Data Breach Lawsuit Helps Kids, Too

    Janice Sand
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /New York Netwire/ — The Anthem Inc. (NYSE:WLP) data breach class action lawsuit brought this month by Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. seeks to protect tens of millions of children – and not just adults – affected by the health insurance giant’s massive loss of sensitive confidential records, the New York-based law firm today announced. Children – whose parents are among the estimated 80 million Anthem customers victimized by the data breach – stand to lose potentially far more than the adults as a result of the mid-December 2014 computer…
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    M&S Parking

  • NYC's Vision Zero speed cameras - lifesavers or moneymakers?

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    New York City officials are calling Vision Zero's speed camera program a big success, while some city drivers are calling out the cameras as money makers with no effect on pedestrian safety. According to NBC and WNYC, it looks like they're actually both.  Using speeding ticket data, WNYC was able to pinpoint the 51 speed cameras across the city (see map below) and found some interesting trends. The top ticket issuer is a speed camera located on the Shore Parkway in Coney Island off the Belt Parkway.  It issued over $2.75 million in tickets last year - 100 times…
  • Will red curbs help cut parking confusion in NYC?

    13 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    According to CBS, New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile has introduced a bill to paint the city's curbs red in No Parking zones at fire hydrants and bus stops to make them clearer for drivers. "New Yorkers usually don’t carry a tape measure with them to measure how far away they are from a hydrant or whether they’re within a bus stop,” Gentile said. “Why can’t we go back to what we used to have and revive the old system where you actually paint the curb by the fire hydrant or the bus stop, showing where you cannot park?”  Gentile has not yet estimated the cost of the…
  • Vision Zero: One year later

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    NYC's Vision Zero - Mayor deBlasio's action plan to end traffic fatalities - has had some success in its first year, including reducing pedestrian fatalities from 180 in 2013 to 132 in 2014.  Along with lowering the city speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph, Vision Zero also added 120 speed cameras, widened pedestrian sidewalks, protected bike lanes, and neighborhood slow zones. The city tackled  a total of 50 dangerous intersections last year, and plans to improve another 50 this year, including Queens Boulevard, a notoriously dangerous street for pedestrians.  Visit us at…
  • NYPD slowdown ends; cost NYC $5 million in parking ticket revenue

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    According to Slate, the alleged NYC ticket writing slowdown has come to an end and the city lost approximately $5 million in parking tickets alone.   This figure is only the estimate for parking tickets - it does not include the other areas where revenue was lost due to unwritten tickets, such as moving violations and petty crimes.  The City Comptroller's Office has not yet issued a statement on how much the city lost to the slowdown.Visit us at
  • NYC tickets down 92% in last week in apparent NYPD slowdown

    7 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    According to the Daily News, tickets were down a whopping 92% last week in what appears to be an NYPD slowdown in protest of Mayor deBlasio.  While Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is reluctant to use the term 'slowdown,' he is meeting with others in the Department to "put together a comprehensive review of what has been happening over the last month."   While the dramatic decrease in tickets and arrests occurred citywide, the biggest drop was in Brooklyn's 84th Precinct, which was the home precinct for murdered officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjlan Liu.  Just two tickets were…
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    Full Access NYC

  • Ultra Creative Artist Painting His Own Fantastic World

    Full Access NYC
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    By Nick Christophers Art is such a broad word that there is no true meaning for it encompasses so many facets. For each artist their art is unique in its own way. Hence it is difficult to find a specific meaning for the word art without taking into […]
  • Kids Who Code

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    By Denise Oliveira Maurya Couvares was named one of “Seven Millennials Who Are Too Busy Changing the World to Take Selfies” by The Huffington Post last year. Founding ScriptEd – a non-profit that helps kids in under-resourced high schools learn to code – is her latest accomplishment. “I think […]
  • Your Ten-Minute Apartment-Friendly Workout

    Full Access NYC
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    By Leyla Shamayeva It was almost zero degrees outside. Even though it’s slightly warmer now, the puddles around the city are not feet-friendly. I won’t blame you if you’re reluctant to venture outside. I will blame you if you’re idle in your apartment, using winter as an excuse […]
  • Profiles at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Full Access NYC
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Included below are 26 profile images from artwork found throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met.)  I decided to get lost in the Met over the weekend, an activity I would encourage anyone to do, and brought my camera with me. For continuity, I took […]
  • Feeling A Bit Clammy

    Full Access NYC
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Included below are two little neck clam recipes I put together (which originally appeared on The Refined Chef website.) The first dish starts with a base of Chardonnay to steam open the clams and features a mixture of caramelized fennel and shallots paired with a […]
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    Long Island Pulse

  • The Renaissance of the Travel Agent
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    I don’t usually write about travel trade shows, but recently I traveled to Minnesota to answer a question: Is the option to book your vacation through an airline a good idea? We’ve all been disappointed by an airline, whether it be mechanical or weather-related delays, change fees, natural disasters, or last-minute booking price gouging. So, why make the airline your vacation ally? MLT Vacations—a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines that operates Delta Vacations—hosted its annual MLT University, a three-day conference with classes to fine-tune the fine art of being a travel…
  • Florida’s Emerald Coast
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Florida’s Emerald Coast Scenic Highway 98 parallels the Emerald Coast shoreline within this 100-mile stretch of the Florida panhandle. When people say it has sugar-white sand (actually fine quartz flakes) and emerald colored waters, believe them. The upland estuaries that have been feeding these beaches for millenniums creates this sugary magic. On the opposing sides of the Emerald Coast’s beaches, the sand turns back into, well, sand. Resembling the Bahamas, tourism-friendly Destin and Fort Walton are separated by a five-mile expanse of wide-open and ‘undeveloped’ Okaloosa Island…
  • How to Shop Outside the Shop—Thai Style
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    After covering Borneo’s annual Rainforest World Music Festival, I visited Thailand as it weathered one of its seemingly annual government ‘coups.’ However, despite the global media portraying another Armageddon, it was business as usual in the Land of Smiles. Even better, it was June, thus blissfully offseason. The last time I visited the southern beach town of Krabi—1987 in backpacker mode—it was mostly Euro-backpackers, when $5/day covered food, thatched-roof camping, and whatever party mode you fancied. Seems everything changes (except the Knicks sucking). Thailand’s Centara…
  • Cruising Route 66, Ozarks Style
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    “Do you need a ride?” –offer from elderly woman at Springfield Airport Author with Springfield Mayor Robert Stephens (and charitable parking meter) I’m nearing the detour in my travel writing career where I’m sometimes ready to just say no—I’m hoping it’s just a temporary burnout. To weather this hiatus, I’ve released my fourth book, The Directions to Happiness, which chronicles my 135-country quest for, well, everything. Feeling homey, I now pine for moments of Americana bliss. Given the chance to write about LA, Boston, Miami, or say, Springfield, Missouri, I’d choose…
  • Recognize Pride Needs No Flag
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Cambodian pothead I’m sitting outside on a mini stool in northern Cambodia where my bent knees don’t fit under the table. A three-course meal arrives from the nearby food stall—a hard-boiled egg served as a delicacy with three additional finger bowls presenting spices, limes, and mint. Egg vendor #7, Chantheaea, giggles when she returns with a tiny long-handle spoon. Meanwhile, I watch two guys, Narit and Ponlok, shoot it out on a makeshift outdoor pool table. This jungle-encased village, Cheabb, probably won’t see electricity in the lifetime of these two pool sharks. Cambodia’s…
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    Tracy's New York Life | A New York City Lifestyle Blog

  • How to Be an A-hole in NYC + A Clever Apartment + Eating New York in Sub-Zero Weather + More Linkage

    Tracy Kaler
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    THE WORD'S OUTby Tracy KalerA guide from a local recommends the High Line. Have you been?A New York City guide from a local. {Design Sponge}New York apartments that are completely decked out and far too expensive.  {Thrillist}18 ways to be an a-hole in NYC. {Time Out}READ MORE »
  • 5 Questions for Tracy: Old New York + Affordable Fashion + Getting Motivated

    Tracy Kaler
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    5 QUESTIONS FOR TRACYby Stephanie CrockerStephanie                                                                    TracyToday I'm back for another interview. Thanks, Tracy, for agreeing to do these Q & A sessions.  As you know, I find New York to be fascinating, as well as the people living in it. So, let's chat again. Me, in my house in Nova Scotia. You, in your apartment on the Upper West Side. In a place like NYC that's so expensive to live, how does someone afford to dress so well?READ MORE »
  • My Four Year Milestone in New York City

    Tracy Kaler
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
    LIFE IN THE APPLEby Lauren MalamalaI remember my first cab ride when I arrived in New York City.I’ve never been the type of person to travel, let alone move somewhere without thoroughly researching my destination beforehand. So when I came to New York, few things took me by surprise. Still, there were certain aspects of NYC life that I had to figure out the hard way. In other words, I had to experience it personally in order to “get it."Having celebrated my four-year anniversary in the city this month, I realized how much has changed since I arrived. READ MORE »
  • 10 Best New York City Budget Shops

    Tracy Kaler
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    SHOP NEW YORKby Kristin FehrmanWe all love Madison, but where do we find NYC's affordable shopping spots?New York may be known for its fashion, but being stylish often comes with a hefty price tag, especially if you spree on Madison Avenue. After exploring the city and scouting out affordable shopping spots, we’ve come up with our Top 10 NYC stores that won’t break the bank.READ MORE »
  • 6 Ladies and A Gent: My Post-Valentine's/Pre-Oscar NYC Apartment Party

    Tracy Kaler
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    by Tracy KalerBesides the cold, February brings plenty of good things. New York Fashion Week takes center stage, and then there's Groundhog Day, President's Day (long weekend!), and Valentine's Day –– which is always an excuse to overindulge in chocolate. And for the past two Februarys, the Oscars happened this month (I confess. I was glued to my television for hours yesterday watching the pre-show and the E red carpet, and then last night for the awards ceremony.) READ MORE »
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    Subway Stories - Subway Stories - Blog

  • Ghost Ride

    14 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Date: February 10, 2015Location: 5-Train, uptown
  • Air Drummer

    8 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Date: April 19, 2013Location: Bay Ridge Avenue station
  • Genitive "S"

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Date: March 13, 2013Location: R-Train to Manhattan ("The GOP is killing America middle class")
  • Where Is Mario?

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    Date: October 16, 2013 // November 21, 2012Location: Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn // Chambers Street Station, Manhattan
  • Zoltar Speaks

    17 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Date: January 14, 2015Location: Bay Ridge Avenue station of the R-Train
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    NYC Insider Guide

  • CityPASS Includes 9-11 Memorial and Museum in 2015

    NYC Insider Guide
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Starting March 1, 2015, the New York CityPASS will include a choice of 9/11 Memorial & Museum or Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and will no longer include the Museum of Modern Art. There’s a few more days to purchase the old CityPASS @ the 2014 rate or you can now buy the CityPASS for use after March 1, at the new rate of $114 per adult and use it to visit the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim Museum OR Top of the Rock, 9/11 Memorial & Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) and Circle…
  • Follow the NYC Insider Sample Sale Calendar on Facebook

    NYC Insider Guide
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    NEW!!!! Follow the NYC Insider Sample Sale Calendar on Facebook!!! Get the latest news on Sample Sales right to your feed! We are still in Beta (so please bear with any technical difficulties), but stay tuned for news upcoming sample sales: Catherine Malandrino, Cosabella, Ralph Lauren Home, Club Monaco, Tamara Mellon and more! The post Follow the NYC Insider Sample Sale Calendar on Facebook appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Honeymoon in Vegas on Broadway Starring Tony Danza

    NYC Insider Guide
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    Honeymoon in Vegas Musical Comedy, starring Tony Danza (“Who’s the Boss?,” “Taxi”), follows Brooklyn-born Jack, a committment-phobe, finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend, Betsy, to marry him. Enter smooth-talking gambler Tommy, who falls head-over-heels for Betsy, forcing Jack to go to extreme laugh-out-loud heights to win her back. Discount tickets available for this romantic romp from New York to Vegas to Hawaii! The post Honeymoon in Vegas on Broadway Starring Tony Danza appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Fish In The Dark on Broadway Starring Larry David

    NYC Insider Guide
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Larry David stars as Norman Drexel, who (not) surprisingly is curmudgeonly and cynical, just like….Larry David! Fish in the Dark revolves around a family funeral and showcases an all-star cast, including Rosie Perez. Tickets are going FAST for this limited engagement Broadway comedy, that just opened to rave reviews. February 2 – June 7, 2015. The post Fish In The Dark on Broadway Starring Larry David appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • New York City Travel Guide 2015 – FREE Bonus

    NYC Insider Guide
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    Newly updated for 2015, our bonus FREE New York City Travel Guide is your NYC PRE VACATION Guide, sort of like, “New York City 101.” This book is an overview of NYC to help you PLAN your trip so you make the absolute MOST of your time and money here. Think of this book as the guide to answer all the most commonly asked questions and avoid the most common mistakes about NYC Trip Planning and Vacations. The post New York City Travel Guide 2015 – FREE Bonus appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
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  • The Five Ws of Effective Email Marketing

    Lake B2B
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    The rise of social media created a wave that social is going to take over all the other marketing channels, even to an extent of declaring email is dead.  However, email has proven over the years that it is still the best strategy for consumer engagement. Though newer technologies have created innovative communication challenges, email has been the pillar of effective marketing channel of all. With greater opportunities comes along greater challenges. Here are some fundamental questions that marketers need to answer before they plan their email marketing campaigns to yield better results. 1.
  • Buy or Build Orthopedist Email List; What is Wiser?

    Lake B2B
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    Data continues to be marketers’ first love; reason being the results achieved with data-driven marketing warms your heart. It has become fundamental for marketers to make the most out of available data and achieve greater revenue. Email on the other hand is gaining more importance as a marketing channel for B2B marketers and no different for healthcare marketers too. Healthcare promotions are taking the email route for mailing and email campaigns more than ever. But for healthcare marketers, it requires more targeted information to run a successful promotional campaign. For instance, it…
  • Healthcare Data is Most Unstructured Consumer Data Ever; How to Address That?

    Lake B2B
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:54 am
    Digital is changing the way consumers act, bringing in vast changes to many industries. This is no different for healthcare industry as well. In recent past, the industry is transiting from business-to-business to business-to-consumer. Consumers these days are more equipped with information than ever and it is evident that healthcare is lagging far behind in keeping up with consumer expectations. This post tries to quote reasons why it is imperative to adopt digital. 1. Consumers are now e-consumers Today’s patients are more informed about illness, medicines, treatments and all the wings of…
  • What healthcare marketers need to know about online reputation management?

    Lake B2B
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    A recent Forbes article revealed that one company lost more than $2 million in sales because of its bad online reputation. With more and more conversations now happening digitally, a bad online reputation can have a direct impact on your press coverage, hiring process and even sales. At times, having no online reputation could be as devastating as having a bad one. Try this now: do a Google search for your company and see if there appears any negative result in the first page. Note that. And next, try your competitors’ name and note the results that popup for that search too. This gives you…
  • Top Five Posts of 2014

    Lake B2B
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    2014 is gone and we have all started the New Year with a good note. We want to recall what created buzz in 2014 with this recap of the 5 most popular articles posted on Lake B2B blog. Starting from Market Segmentation to SEO to Email marketing, we have picked topics that received highest visits from last year. Road Map to B2B Market Segmentation Unlike B2C market segmentation, B2B segmentation requires a deeper analysis, and study. In this blog post we list out the different nuances of segmentation and various implications from segmentation. Read Full Post Doing Search Engine Optimization…
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