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  • Political Expert: Mayoral Race Buzz Growing For Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

    4 Sep 2015 | 12:47 pm
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is heightened interest in a New York City representative as a potential candidate for the next mayoral race. As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, Douglas Muzzio labels the Rep. Hakeem Jeffries for mayor buzz as a trial balloon. Political Expert: Mayoral Race Buzz Growing For Rep. Hakeem JeffriesRich Lamb reportsplaypause Pointing out the election is more than two years away, the Baruch College political scientist sees the fine hand of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Jeffries boomlet. “Jeffries has been close to the governor, agreed with the governor on…
  • Giants Release Steve Weatherford, Acquire Brad Wing From Steelers

    4 Sep 2015 | 12:42 pm
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) —The New York Giants released popular punter Steve Weatherford on Friday and acquired Brad Wing in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The moves came days after coach Tom Coughlin suggested neither Weatherford nor free agent Robert Malone would be his punter this season. #Giants have released Steve Weatherford and acquired punter Brad Wing from the Steelers – — New York Giants (@Giants) September 4, 2015 Malone was cut Tuesday, hours after Coughlin spoke. Weatherford, a key member of the…
  • Cranford Day Care Workers Accused Of Getting Kids To Fight Plead Not Guilty

    4 Sep 2015 | 12:12 pm
    ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two former employees of a New Jersey day care center accused of staging a “fight club” among boys and girls pleaded not guilty Friday. Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle are accused of encouraging children, ages 4 to 6, to fight each other on the playground of the Lightbridge Academy in Cranford last month. Kenny allegedly took video and shared it with friends on the SnapChat app, prosecutors said. Kenny can be heard referring to the movie “Fight Club” as the kids hit each other, prosecutors said.
  • Police: Man Arrested In Connection With Theft Of Designer Purses In Bedford Hills

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:56 am
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Westchester authorities have arrested a suspect believed to be behind several thefts at high-end consignment shops in the greater New York area. Bedford police said DeShawn Davis, 40, was arrested Friday at his residence in Brooklyn. Davis is accused of stealing four designer purses worth a total of $24,030 from a consignment shop in Bedford Hills on Aug. 19. Police said Davis and a female accomplice walked into the consignment shop filled with security cameras and were slick enough to spend about 40 minutes grabbing expensive bags completely undetected.
  • Teacher Arrested After Drone Crashes Into Stands At US Open

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:22 am
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City teacher is facing charges Friday after crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the US Open the night before. Daniel Verley, 26, is charged with reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a New York City public park outside of a prescribed area. The incident happened right in the middle of the match between Flavia Pennetta of Italy and Monica Niculescu of Romania, CBS2’s Sonia Rincon reported. EXTRA: Guide To Enjoying The US Open The drone buzzed over the court in Louis Armstrong Stadium at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday before…
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    NBC New York - Top Stories

  • 11 Sets of Twins Start Kindergarten at Same NY School

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:49 am
    Kindergarten teachers in one Long Island school district will have their work cut out for them this year trying to keep straight the names of the 11 sets of twins who are about to start school.One set of identical twins, seven sets of twin brothers and sisters, two sets of fraternal brothers and one pair of fraternal sisters all began classes at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center in Lynbrook on Wednesday, the school said. Obama Posts Comment on 'Humans of New York' Photo It breaks a record seven sets of twins in the district set in 2011.The twins all started school in different classes, said…
  • Obama Posts Comment on 'Humans of New York' Photo

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:45 am
    President Obama, like nearly 15 million other Facebook users, is apparently a fan of the page "Humans of New York."Obama, using the White House's Facebook profile, commented on a post including a photo of an Iranian father and his son Wendesday night, calling their story "inspirational."  Mother Sues Ivy School, Amazon Over Daughter's Suicide "What an inspirational story. One of the most fulfilling things that can happen to you as a parent is to see the values you've worked to instill in your kids start to manifest themselves in their actions — and this one…
  • Chuck and Jimmy Fallon Team Up on the Whisper Challenge

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:22 am
    Ahead of the season premiere this Tuesday of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Chuck Scarborough and Jimmy Fallon joined up to play the "Whisper Challenge." Watch as Jimmy wears sound-blocking headphones and tries to guess the words that Chuck says to him. That's just a taste of the fun ahead as late-night leader “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” kicks off the fall season Tuesday with a premiere week lineup that includes Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres, Carrie Underwood, Pharrell Williams and a certain presidential…
  • Investigators Hope Video Holds Clues in Fox Lake Manhunt

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:02 am
    Officials on Friday are expected to review home surveillance video a resident claims may aid in a search for three suspects believed to have killed a veteran Fox Lake police officer this week. News of the video first surfaced during a Thursday press conference when officials said that the "significant" footage had been turned over to the Department of Homeland Security for verification. Manhunt After Veteran Officer Fatally Shot Near Chicago Details surrounding what was on the footage weren't immediately clear, but Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Commander George…
  • Kids' Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled Over Strangulation Risk

    4 Sep 2015 | 10:56 am
    A New York-based company is recalling kids' hooded sweatshirts because of risk of strangulation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.The Croker Kids Ireland hooded sweatshirts, manufactured by the James Trading Group, based in Orangeburg, have drawstrings around the neck that pose a strangulation hazard to children, the federal agency said. Obama Posts Comment on 'Humans of New York' Photo The drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, according to CPSC.No injuries have been reported. Mother Sues Ivy…
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    Curbed National

  • Unfinished $2.5M Castle in Georgia Looks Battle-Ready

    Jeremiah Budin
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:40 pm
    In most cases, when people build castles for themselves it's easy to see the appeal—the castle allows you to literally live like a king or queen, with every conceivable luxury at your fingertips, with the concepts of restraint and good taste throw out the window (or, out the parapet, since you have a castle). That's in most cases. Of course, the castles from the times of kings and queens were just palaces of luxury. They were also designed to be able to withstand attacks from invading armies, which seems to be more of what the builders of this castle in Menlo, Georgia were going for. At…
  • Video Interlude: Watch Drone Footage of Santiago Calatrava's New Dallas Bridges

    Patrick Sisson
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:30 pm
    A rendering of the finished Margaret McDermott Bridge. Image provided by Office of Santiago Calatrava. Infrastructure issues may plague many municipalities, but some are still finding ways to fund sprawling new construction projects. In late August, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, a 1,200-foot span across the Trinity River in Dallas, was topped off, marking the latest in a series of Santiago Calatrava-designed arches criss-crossing the city's riverfront. Part of the $800 million Horseshoe Project meant to reshape the riverfront, ease traffic issues and open up the area to pedestrians, the…
  • Adventures In Graphic Design: Postcards Featuring Iconic Wes Anderson Movie Locales Are as Twee as You Would Imagine

    Asad Syrkett
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Illustrations by Mark Dingo Francisco. Photos via Designboom. If you love the whimsical, color-saturated world of Wes Anderson, and even, perhaps, find yourself wishing you could pay a visit to the Grand Budapest Hotel or the home of the Royal Tenenbaums, this is the postcard set for you. Highlighting the brilliantly rendered sets of the American auteur, this series of 8 postcards were illustrated by designer Mark Dingo Francisco, who also created a complementary collection of custom stamps to accompany the set. Can you guess the Wes Anderson film each postcard portrays? In case you're…
  • New Jersey Now Has the World's Biggest Hammock, Is Still New Jersey

    Jeremiah Budin
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:25 am
    Not contend to have captured the Guinness-certified title for the World's Longest Waterslide already this summer, the state of New Jersey is now also home to the World's Biggest Hammock, which Guinness confirmed this week. The hammock is 65 feet long by 31 feet wide and was installed in Jersey City by video game company King Digital Entertainment to promote a new game. So, yeah, that's a big hammock. Say, what are all those buildings in the background of that photo? Those look interesting... · World's Largest Hammock Installed In New Jersey [design you trust] · Purgatory Is a…
  • Curbed Atlanta: This Arts & Crafts Charmer in Atlanta is Getting Lonely

    Patrick Sisson
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:02 am
    This wood-heavy Arts and Crafts centenarian sits a few blocks from Piedmont Park — and has sat on the market in piping-hot Midtown for two months. Curb appeal doesn't get much more quintessentially Southern, with the herringbone-brick walkway, soothing traditional gardens and one very deep porch. Inside, the woodwork looks pristine, the fireplaces magnificent and the pocket doors appropriately antiquated. The screened outdoor porch, with its billowing curtains, seems large enough to host wedding receptions. While it's probably historically accurate, the colored cabinetry in the dual-sink…
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    nyc BLOG estate | Manhattan Real Estate

  • 711 WEA | Condos & Rent Stabilized Apartments

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:07 am
     Thinking outside the box? 711 West End Avenue an unusual project is being developed by Kaled Management and developer P2B Ventures on West End Avenue on the Upper West Side. The developer will work around rent-stabilized tenants by building luxury condos on top of themAn artist's rendering of the proposed new 95th Street garage entrance711 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side approved by the Department of Buildings one day before the avenue was landmarked, to construct a 10-story luxury condominium on top of their 6-story, circa-1952 brick apartment building. The top 10…
  • On the Market | Upper West Side

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:20 am
    There are currently 624 active apartments for sale on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.Ranging in price from $75,000,000 for PH-26C  a 6 bedroom 5 bath home at 145-146 Central Park West (The San Remo) to $250,000 for a 1 bedroom 1 bath home at 46 West 71st Street.The average price is $3,818,562. The median price is $1,850,000. The average price per square foot is $2,433. Average Days on market 126.Manhattan Real Estate - nyc BLOG estate
  • Manhattan Townhouse Market Stats

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    Upper West Side TownhousesNew Yorkers lived in townhouses during the 19th Century. Single Family Townhousesand Mansions were made of Brownstone and Limestone. The Townhouse market today is verydesirable as single family homes, multi-family and mixed-use income producing buildings forinvestors.Townhouse are a niche in the luxury market, representing a small fraction of the city's housingstock. Compared with condos, the townhouse market is priced at a relative discount.Currently there are 274 active townhouses on the market. The average price is $12,653,526. The median price is…
  • Manhattan Monthly Market Report | July 2015

    11 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    Market Wide SummaryDespite summer typically being a slow time in Manhattan real estate, sales figures were strong in July with condo and co-op sales up 19% compared to last year.Listed inventory dropped this month, despite a robust new development market. The condo and co-op markets continued to differ this month which contributed to varying experiences for condo and co-op buyers.Seller negotiability is increasing in the condo market while conversely sales over asking price are increasing in the co-op market. The discount offered by co-ops relative to condos is attracting more buyers and thus…
  • Sugar Hill Harlem Neighborhood

    9 Aug 2015 | 4:17 am
    Sugar Hill way up in Harlem is a neighborhood with a rich history, culture and affordable homes.Beginning in the 1870s Harlem was the site of a massive wave of development which resulted in the construction of numerous new single-family row-houses and apartment houses. Many of these apartments, typically floor-throughs and duplexes come with town house amenities, like terraces, gardens, fireplaces, and uncommonly good light for Manhattan. During the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s affluent African-Americans began moving to Sugar…
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    WordPress Tag: New York Politics

  • Team Obama’s Fight To Keep The Homeless Living On The Streets

    PA Pundits - International
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:03 am
    By Betsy McCaughey, PhD America’s homeless are lawyering up to fight for a “right” to live on the street – your neighborhood and personal safety be damned. From Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, cities are struggling with a surge in people living in cardboard boxes and doorways. Local lawmakers are trying to ban “camping out” in public, and ordering police to clear the fetid encampments. But lawyers for the homeless are pushing back. They’re demanding that “sleeping rough” be legally protected. In Denver, where living on the street is…
  • Shoddy Craftsmanship: How Not to Design an Independent Prosecutor

    Jordan Moran
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a reason that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has graced the pages of the Global Anticorruption Blog so many times in recent months (see here, here, here, and here): life just isn’t easy for a candidate who campaigns on promises to clean up politics only to drown in allegations once in office. Today I offer another installment in our (entirely unofficial) series on the trials and tribulations of New York’s Governor: “Designed to Fail: Andrew Cuomo’s Interactive Guide to Building an Independent Anticorruption Prosecutor. (Parts Sold Separately).” In July 2013, Gov. Cuomo…
  • Dianand Bhagwandin and his "Incredible Journey" - By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

    21 Apr 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Dianand Bhagwandin and his “Incredible Journey” – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine Dianand Bhagwandin Dianand ‘Denny’ Bhagwandin created waves in the early nineties in New York when he announced that he was running for Congress. It was a tall order but the immigrant community in Queens embraced Denny and admired him for his courage. The 6th Congressional District was strongly Democrat and Denny decided to run on a Republican ticket. He ran a spirited campaign and when the results were declared on November 4, 1992 he had acquitted himself well. Denny received over 21,000 votes even…
  • Preventing the Next Sheldon Silver

    Sarah Gitlin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Sheldon Silver, speaker of the New York State Assembly, was arrested last week on federal corruption charges, sending shock waves through New York’s political circles. He is accused of accepting millions of dollars in disguised bribes for more than a decade. Silver allegedly asked developers with business before the state to spend money on a law firm that, in turn, paid Silver for legal work he never did. He was able to disguise the source of the income for so long because New York, like the vast majority of other states, considers its legislature to be “part time,” freeing up…
  • Oh Happy Day: Corrupt NY "Sc*mbag" Sheldon Silver To Be Arrested Today

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest On Corruption Charges         ” Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with knowledge of the matter said. The case is likely to throw Albany into disarray at the beginning of a new session.   The investigation that led to the expected charges against Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, began after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in…
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    City Room

  • A Meet, but Not Cute

    By Jenessa Abrams
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A talkative man sits down at a Harlem restaurant next to a young woman who just wants to be alone.
  • A Grisly First Impression

    By Rocky Thompson
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: The writer's first sight of a stabbing victim was on the day he moved to New York City.
  • A Mustard Memorial

    By Rachel J. Fremmer
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A daily walker in Riverside Park encountered a stray jar of mustard on a bench in Riverside Park, and later, a commemorative marker with a mustard-related theme.
  • Bonding at Jury Duty

    By Ali LaFleur
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A group of Manhattanites found that an often-dreaded civic requirement was actually an opportunity for bonding.
  • Young Love on the R Train

    By Alexandra Svokos
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Two riders lean toward each other; they hug; the girl gets out at 14th Street; he laughs; she skips. Nothing special here, folks, just a beautiful moment.
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    Village Voice - News

  • This Queens Couple's Satirical Fatherhood Magazine Celebrates a 'Very Particular Kind of Dad'

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:01 am
    Dear old Dad. He tinkers with the toolkit, wears sweaters, and grows a beard, right? He’s endearingly behind the times and is trying to figure out why the “pound sign” is now also called a “hashtag.” He can be slightly out of touch, cheesy, and, sometimes, just plain weird, says Jaya...
  • Step Right Up to Learn Sideshow Tricks From Coney Island's Finest

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:27 am
    Hammering a roofing nail into your nose. Sliding a sharp blade down your gullet. Exhaling a ball of fire. These are the sorts of stunts you can see at the sideshow at Coney Island USA — and without proper training and a ton of practice, they’re just as dangerous as...
  • A New York Photographer Dresses Up Penises in Cute, Tiny Costumes

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Dick pics will always be gross, but they could stand to be a little funnier. That's the goal of New York-based photographer Soraya Doolbaz who starting on September 17 will be showing her collection of penis art during a two-week residency at 317 Gallery. However, getting your collection of tastefully...
  • Plaintiff Wins $57,000 Settlement Over False Gravity Knife Arrest

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:36 am
    An electrician’s assistant arrested for possession of a "gravity knife" has reached a $57,000 settlement with the NYPD, after prosecutors admitted that the knife in question was not actually illegal. Bernard Perez, 48, was arrested in September of 2014 after a traffic stop in East New York. After running his...
  • How to Teach Girls to Code (and Deal With Brogrammers)

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:02 am
    Twenty teenage girls gathered in the conference room of a Tribeca skyscraper recently, the latest class of graduates from Girls Who Code, a program that aims to increase female programmers in an industry best known for two stereotypes: code-smashing brogrammers or Silicon Valley extras. Wearing colorful summer dresses, the girls huddled...
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    Village Voice - Restaurants

  • Eat, Drink, and Foster Community at Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint

    4 Sep 2015 | 10:41 am
    Long before the cocktail bars, farm-to-table restaurants, and $6.49 million apartments, Williamsburg was a working class neighborhood. The waterfront lots that are now filled with expensive luxury rentals were once garbage handling facilities. Felice Kirby, former owner of Williamsburg's oldest bar, Teddy's, could hear the trash carts rolling down the...
  • Vegetables Are A Main Event at Meat Hook Sandwich Shop

    4 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    Meat Hook Sandwich Shop (495 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn; 718-302-4665) is the sister shop of The Meat Hook, a Brooklyn-based butcher shop that specializes in locally sourced meats. Butchers and chefs Ben Turley and Brent Young launched The Meat Hook in 2009; a few years in, they realized they required space...
  • Favorite Dishes #32: Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies at The Whitney

    4 Sep 2015 | 7:32 am
    This is a serious chocolate cookie. Triple chocolate chunks, lightly caramelized edges, a soft, molten heart, sprinkled with sparkling crystals of salt, warm and melting fresh from the oven. Deeply, deeply chocolate. Whether enjoyed as the comforting crowning indulgence of a sophisticated vegetable-forward dinner at Untitled (99 Gansevoort Street; 212-570-3670) or a...
  • The Five Best Food Events for Labor Day Weekend Involve Drinks and Patios

    4 Sep 2015 | 5:32 am
    Narcissa Labor Day Weekend Low Country Boil, Narcissa, 21 Cooper Square, Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 8 p.m. Rain or shine, Narcissa's outdoor garden terrace will offer a respite for fans of southern fare. For $45, guests can enjoy blue crabs, peel and eat shrimp, and sausage, along with hush...
  • Lay Out on a GG's Pepperoni Grandma Slice This Weekend

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Have you ever wanted to lounge on an ice cream cone, or get a massage with your face shoved into some avocado toast? Restaurateur and erstwhile fine-dining pastry pro Nick Morgenstern already runs three certified city hotspots, and now he's aiming to give Martha Stewart a run for her money...
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    Village Voice - Arts

  • Hard Cell: 'Whorl Inside a Loop' Is a Prison Drama Like No Other

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:41 am
    When we go to the theater, we tend to believe what we see, or at least to accept that the story onstage, no matter how fantastical, is the only version of events the playwright wants to show us. So it's refreshing when a writer toys with multiple truths, using theater...
  • The Village Voice's 2015 Fall Issue Offers More Stuff to Do Than You Have Time For

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:09 am
    There's no time and place better than fall in New York. But how do you spend it? That's where we come in: • Ten Can't-Miss Fall 2015 Events in New York • Your Guide to the Fall 2015 Dance Season in New York • We've Got Good News and Bad...
  • This Week, Have a Pizza Party With Sasheer Zamata!

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:54 am
    This week in indie comedy kicks off with a pizza party hosted by SNL's Sasheer Zamata. But the freebies don't end there: Free beer, free shots, and a whole Free Comedy Festival are on the schedule this week, all to help ease your end-of-summer wallet woes. Wednesday, September 2: Sasheer...
  • Ten Can't-Miss Fall 2015 Events in New York

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:04 am
    Fall in New York is bittersweet: Though the tourists head home and subway platforms become slightly more tolerable, the Hamptons crowds are back, making it tougher to carve out your own quiet space for contemplation. Plus, natives know that it's only a matter of time till we're hit with another...
  • Your Guide to the Fall 2015 Dance Season in New York

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:51 am
    The new dance season explodes next week, with at least six top-flight artists showing new work simultaneously. What's an aficionado to do? You could drop in on the Canadian superstar Louise Lecavalier's So Blue at New York Live Arts (September 9-12); on the chameleonic Jeanine Durning at the Chocolate Factory...
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    NYY Homepage News

  • Teixeira put on DL as Yanks recall Rumbelow

    Joey Nowak
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:36 am
    The Yankees have placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list with a right shin bone bruise. The move -- which was not required, because of roster expansion in September -- is retroactive to Aug. 27. In turn, it allows the Yankees to recall reliever Nick Rumbelow, who otherwise would have had to wait a full 10 days since he was last sent down to Triple-A.
  • Inbox: Is Drew making case for 2016?

    Bryan Hoch
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Will Stephen Drew be back with the Yankees after this season? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers that question and more in the latest Inbox.
  • Betances, Miller bail out 'pen mates

    Bryan Hoch
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:06 pm
    The hand-operated scoreboard in left field showed the Yankees holding a 10-run advantage in the fifth inning, and if Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller had been tempted to put their feet up out in the right-field bullpen and catch a mid-day snooze, hardly anyone would have blamed them.
  • Bottom of lineup jump-starts outburst

    Bryan Hoch
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Half of the Yankees' games on this trip featured a double-digit run total, wrapping up the journey with a 13-8 thumping of Henry Owens and the Red Sox on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Getting contributions from the bottom of the order has been an important key.
  • Yankees outslug Red Sox with five HRs

    Bryan Hoch and Ian Browne
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:29 pm
    The Yankees hit five home runs in support of Masahiro Tanaka, then weathered a late rally to wrap up a successful road trip with a 13-8 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday at Fenway Park.
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    NYM Homepage News

  • Report: Mets, agent at odds over Harvey's IP

    Anthony DiComo
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:39 am
    Matt Harvey has been healthy throughout his first season back from Tommy John surgery. With the exception of one four-start stretch from late May to early June, he has also been dynamic the entire time, posting a 2.60 ERA in 25 outings thus far in 2015.
  • '757' friends Wright, Cuddyer take aim at postseason

    Marty Noble
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Less compelling but rather warm and fuzzy is the narrative involving David Wright and Michael Cuddyer, prominent figures in the Mets' first-place standing and also participants in Project 757. The project is a unofficial and below-the-radar endeavor that seeks to earn recognition for the area code in southwest Virginia, where the two Mets served their baseball apprenticeships.
  • Murphy day to day with mild left quad strain

    Anthony DiComo
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:34 pm
    An MRI on Daniel Murphy's left quad Thursday revealed only a "mild strain," according to a team spokesman. Murphy is day-to-day.
  • Dehydration not likely to keep Harvey from start

    Anthony DiComo
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Matt Harvey's dehydration symptoms, which had him confined to the Citi Field trainer's room for at least an hour after Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Phillies, were severe enough to prevent him from boarding the team plane to Miami later that night. The Mets, however, expect Harvey to join them in Florida later this weekend and make his next start as scheduled Tuesday in Washington.
  • Wright marveling at Citi Field buzz

    Anthony DiComo
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:31 am
    Two hundred eighteen thousand, three hundred ninety-five fans packed into Citi Field for six games on the Mets' most recent homestand against the Red Sox and Phillies. That meant 218,395 bits of nostalgia for David Wright.
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  • Chelsea Landlord Wants To Close Loophole That Let A Cabbie Score A $226/Month Room

    Rebecca Fishbein
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Last month we brought you the tale of Hamidou Guira, a cab driver who managed to lock in a $226/month room at a Chelsea hotel thanks to a little-known Single Room Occupancy law. Now, another cab driver has taken up residency in the hotel for free using that same law, and now his landlords are trying to get the city to close the loophole. [ more › ]
  • Aging Frat Bros' Impromptu Wrestling Match Leads To Wine Bottle Face-Smashing Lawsuit

    Ben Yakas
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Here's a lawsuit that has it all: aging frat bros, steakhouse reunions, homoerotic impromptu wrestling matches, Las Vegas doctors, wine bottles smashed in people's faces, and "facial asymmetry"—and it all hinges on the phrase, "I tap out." [ more › ]
  • Why Go To The Hamptons When You Can Go To The State Fair?

    Jen Carlson
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and you didn't book an Airbnb in the Hamptons yet? Well, you'll never get anything now. But perhaps it's time to open your mind—who needs a nice crisp rosé on the beach when you can eat fried Diet Coke in a parking lot? The NY State Fair is still open for business through the 7th. [ more › ]
  • Spend Labor Day Weekend Adapting To Changes On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, F, J & Q Trains

    Rebecca Fishbein
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Not only will summer's unofficial swan song feature spectacular weather, but we're also getting gifted with changes on only 12 subway lines this weekend. A blessing indeed! Who needs Summer Fridays when you can make it from Park Slope to the Upper West Side in under five transfers? NOT ME, NOT ME, MY FRIEND. [ more › ]
  • Find This Hidden Bushwick Bar Behind A Red Phone Booth

    Nell Casey
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:06 pm
      The "speakeasy" rubric has, for almost a decade, been tossed around and misapplied to spots that don't really apply; if you have a liquor license, you literally cannot be a speakeasy. Still, the term has been redefined in a post-Prohibition age to encompass an establishment that's hidden or secret in some way, a description that applies to Hell Phone, a new cocktail den and restaurant "hidden" inside Bushwick's Ange Noir Cafe on Varet Street. Just look for the London-style phone booth. [ more › ]
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  • Rules Of Engagement: The Line Between Audience Participation And Abuse

    Douglas McLennan
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:25 am
    “The rules of engagement in theatre have changed, and now audience participation is everywhere. But artists have a responsibility to take care of those they pick on.”
  • La La La Dance Steps Shuts Down

    Douglas McLennan
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:02 am
    “The last tour was a difficult one financially. Though the debt was reduced substantially due to the generosity of many of our creditors, the cuts that followed and the decision not to guarantee more than the current year of subsidy has made it impossible to continue.”
  • How An Australian Dance Company Found A Big New Audience

    Douglas McLennan
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:55 am
    “The Queensland Ballet is probably experiencing one of the most noticeable periods of change in any arts company in the country. It is an ideal case study of how an organisation can embrace inevitable change and take calculated risks.”
  • Fear Of ‘Extremist Agenda’ Was Reason For Cancelling Play About Girls Who Joined ISIS

    Matthew Westphal
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:36 am
    In a just-released email sent July 30, the UK National Youth Theatre’s artistic director wrote, “The creatives have failed to meet repeated requests for a complete chronological script to justify their extremist agenda and so it doesn’t look good for the future of Homegrown on National Youth Theatre turf.”
  • William Kentridge Plans Massive, Vanishing Mural On Roman Riverbank

    Matthew Westphal
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:34 am
    Triumphs and Laments, an 1,800-foot frieze along the Tiber River, will be created using the “reverse graffiti” technique.
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    Eater NY - All

  • The Best of Eater Jobs Right Now

    Tammie Teclemariam
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:50 am
    Looking for a job? Looking for an employee? Head right this way. Eater partners with Culinary Agents, a leader in job-matching for the food, beverage, and hospitality industry, to bring you a new and improved jobs marketplace. Here, now, the best of the currently open positions in NYC. Line cook at Aquavit Sous chef at Momofuku Noodle Bar Baker at Balthazar Prep cook at Prime Meats Pastry extern at Per Se Head this way for more New York jobs.
  • Spanish Roberta's Knock-Off Lacks All the Charm of the Bushwick Original

    Greg Morabito
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:44 am
    Step into the Bizarro World... If you're going to whole-heartedly rip-off one of Brooklyn's most beloved restaurants, at least get some of the major details right. 24 inch pizzas? Blue shots? Mirrors and fluorescent lighting? In every possible way, "Roberta's Pizzeria Bar" is a crummy knock-off of the original. And the worst part is that the restaurant in Granada, Spain even stole the Roberta's artwork for its Facebook page: Roberta's pizza master Anthony Falco explains: "We just found out about it. Haven't explored legal options yet. We are all just kind of laughing at the flagrancy. I…
  • M. Wells Partners With Dutch Kills, McGarry Responds to Santos, and More Intel

    Greg Morabito
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:07 am
    Everything you need to know about New York dining today, including an update on the line situation at Sadelle's. — This fall, the M. Wells team will take over the kitchen at Long Island City cocktail parlor Dutch Kills. Yesterday, The Court Square Blog floated a rumor about the M. Wells crew revamping the food operations at the bar, and a Facebook post from Dutch Kills management confirms the deal: "Food service at Dutch Kills will be closed 8/23 until 9/15 as we welcome our friends at M. Wells taking over the kitchen. Look forward to something special from our esteemed neighbours..." Hugue…
  • Hakata Tonton Takes a Break to Rebuild Kitchen While Owners Eye Boots & Saddle Space

    Greg Morabito
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Hakata is improving its kitchen right now, and the restaurant might expand into the space next door. Acclaimed Japanese pork-focused restaurant Hakata Tonton is currently closed while the owners make some upgrades to the kitchen. The proprietors are also vying for the former Boots & Saddle space on Christopher Street, which sits directly behind the Japanese restaurant. It sounds like these two spaces would be connected. DNAinfo reports that members of the CB3 argued that this would be "essentially two different restaurants with the same kitchen." The team's plans for a bar could also get…
  • 7 Important Facts Gleaned From the Opening Day of Sadelle's

    Greg Morabito
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:40 pm
    An everything bagel bomb went off in Soho today. Sadelle's — the most anticipated restaurant of fall 2015 — opened its bakery/appetizing counter today at 8 a.m. A steady steam of reports from readers has flowed into the Eater tipline ever since news first broke about the opening this morning. The shop is closed for the evening right now, with service resuming again tomorrow, but here are seven facts about the Major Food Group's newest: 1) Counter employees are wearing clean, crisp white coats and paper caps, with blue shirts and pink ties underneath. This is arguably a fiercer look than…
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    Racked NY - All

  • Macy's Off-Price Concept Has Launched in a Former Loehmann's

    Laura Gurfein
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:45 am
    Photo: George Chinsee/WWD Macy's has officially entered into competition with department stores' off-price locations like Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth, and Bloomingdale's Outlet with Macy's Backstage, debuting its first location in Sheepshead Bay last week. It's a full-circle move for this address, which previously housed a Loehmann's, according to WWD. "We are building a brand here — a sub-brand," Macy's chief innovation and business development officer Peter Sachse told the paper during a store preview "The young Millennial mom is the focus." That means you'll find a mix…
  • Is Anthropologie Closing in Soho?

    Laura Gurfein
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:45 am
    There's about to be some big retail shifts on West Broadway. After Repetto dances its way into the space next to Ladurée this fall, Anthropologie could be shutting its doors just down the block. At least that's what this real estate listing suggests, advertising that the property's 20,000 square feet and massive frontage across both West Broadway and Wooster Street is available for March 1st of next year. But it's not like New York City will be without Anthropologie and all of its meticulous decorations. They've got locations in Chelsea Market, Flatiron, Rockefeller…
  • Star Wars' Midnight Toy Debut Had Fanatics Lined Up for Hours

    Rebecca Jennings
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:05 am
    A photo posted by murphquake (@murphgraydd) on Sep 3, 2015 at 9:31pm PDT Ah, nothing like a good toy store mob to remind us that the holiday season is imminent: According to today's New York Times, hundreds of shoppers lined up outside the Times Square Toys R Us last night, awaiting the midnight release of a new collection of Star Wars–themed toys. What's so great about toys celebrating a four decade-old film? These new ones are based around the Disney reboot, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Like a mix between a Target collab drop and a movie premiere, the line was filled…
  • Yes, You Can Still Shop Sample Sales Over Labor Day Weekend

    Laura Gurfein
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Think that Labor Day store sales are the only shopping ventures worth your time this weekend? Think again. Despite the holiday weekend, there are still plenty of good sample sale events with big discounts worth checking out if you're sticking around the city. First up is the tail end of Scoop NYC's warehouse sale, with the Soho store carrying plenty of transitional pieces for men and women at up to 75% off retail prices from brands like Michael Kors, Clover Canyon, Helmut Lang, and even Jimmy Choo. Guys have the Cadet sample sale in the West Village all to themselves with a…
  • Your 90s Fest Wardobe, Inspired by Pop Culture Icons

    Rebecca Jennings
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:31 am
    In case these ads haven't already shown up on your Instagram feed, a massive celebration of all things 90s is coming to Williamsburg next weekend. But unlike every other 90s night you've been to, this one will have actual, real-live celebrities from that decade, including performances by Coolio, Lisa Loeb, Salt N' Pepa, and Smash Mouth. Smash Mouth. In honor of the occasion, we've put together a guide on how to dress like you've stepped right out of a Naughty By Nature concert—oh yeah, they're performing too—inspired by five style archetypes from the 90s. Throwing on a choker just won't…
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    The Cut

  • 160 Designers Reveal Their Spring 2016 Inspirations

    Stephanie Eckardt
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:13 am
    Gird your loins: New York Fashion Week starts next week, which means it's time for our seasonal feature "One Word, One Shot." We convinced 160 designers to give us a sneak peek at what we'll see on the runways for fall 2016 by encapsulating their inspiration in just one phrase and ... More »
  • Can You Scientifically Predict a Model’s Success?

    Véronique Hyland
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:30 am
    Wondering whether Gigi or Kendall will be the catwalk queen this fashion month? Not to worry, science has the answers. Researchers from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing geeked out on predicting which models would rule the runways (or, in the words of Emilio Ferrara, the school's research ... More »
  • What Does ‘Netflix and Chill’ Really Look Like?

    Allison P. Davis
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:18 am
    Earlier this week cult fashion retailer Opening Ceremony debuted a Netflix-themed portfolio that, according to photographer Matthew Kelly, seeks to "emulate the trance that occurs when a viewer has been binge-watching." Kelly says he sought to be more realistic than the ads he sees from streaming companies, but the result ... More »
  • The Best Drugstore Sunscreen

    Kathleen Hou
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:10 am
    The allure of this product is simple: Just smear it on. It works. Sunscreen doesn't need to get more complicated than that. Sure, there are fancier body sunscreens, but this drugstore pick makes protecting your skin as easy as it should be. It goes on the body fluidly and sheerly, with ... More »
  • Kim Kardashian and Mandy Moore Partied This Week

    Stephanie Eckardt
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    On Tuesday in Beverly Hills, stars ranging from Carrie Brownstein to Ozzy Osbourne to Vanessa Hudgens found themselves at the same party to celebrate the fashion marketing firm the A List's 15th anniversary. That same night in Malibu, Kim and Khloé Kardashian dined with Kris and Kylie Jenner in honor of their next venture: ... More »
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    Streetsblog New York City

  • How City Hall Can Improve NYC’s Public Spaces Instead of Tearing Them Out

    Stephen Miller
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:29 am
    While recent comments from Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton about potentially yanking out the Times Square plazas have caused an uproar, a much deeper and more substantial debate over plazas has been simmering for months. Whether it’s Times Square or Corona Plaza, advocates and plaza managers say DOT needs better rules for its plaza program. Photo: NYC DOT/Flickr Public space advocates and plaza managers say the city’s rules governing who can do what with plaza space are cumbersome and in need of an overhaul. Now, they’re turning to City Hall to fix…
  • Shoes Off, Laptops Out, All Aboard!

    Tanya Snyder
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:29 am
    Imagine having to go through this gauntlet every time you get on the train. Photo: redjar/Flickr Rail travel has many advantages over flying, like the view out the window, or arriving at a downtown location. Perhaps most importantly: You don’t have to get to the train station an hour early to go through security checkpoints like you do in airports. But last month’s attack on a Paris-bound train has amplified calls to beef up rail security. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) are urging the Transportation Security Administration to take steps to strengthen…
  • How Baltimore Could Improve Rail After Larry Hogan’s Red Line Debacle

    Brad Aaron
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:53 am
    A 2007 plan called for new stations along the MARC Penn Line, shown here in relation to the cancelled Red Line. Image: GGW Maryland Governor Larry Hogan killed Baltimore’s long-awaited Red Line so he could build a highway to the beach, but sitting on the shelf is another plan to augment rail service in the city. Writing for Greater Greater Washington, Jeff La Noue says the proposal includes three new infill stations on the MARC Penn Line commuter rail: one in Bayview, and one each in East and West Baltimore. The Red Line would have linked Baltimore residents with job centers, and though…
  • Today’s Headlines

    Stephen Miller
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:53 am
    Driver Critically Injures 34-Year-Old Cyclist in North Corona (WCBS) Dromm, Lander Join Advocates Urging City Hall to Tweak, Not Scrap, Plazas (Gotham Gazette) DOT Seeks 400 Drivers for High-Tech Study of Motorist Behavior (News) Port Authority Has Spent $1.75 Million on Lawyers in Probe of NJ Road Funding (Record) Essex Market Street Seat Won’t Be Installed This Year (Bowery Boogie) Parking Attendant Smashes Forest Hills Wall, Sending Bricks Raining Down on Pedestrians (DNA, WCBS) Matteo Wants DOT to Install More Left Turn Signals as Street Safety Solution (Advance) NY1 Visits New…
  • Lentol: Pulaski Bridge Bikeway Construction to Begin September 14

    Stephen Miller
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Construction of the Pulaski Bridge protected bike lane is now set to begin in a matter of days, according to Assembly Member Joe Lentol, and could wrap before the end of the year. The Pulaski Bridge bikeway may be back on track to wrap up in 2015. Image: DOT DOT had announced last month that drainage design issues would delay the start of construction until next March, but that no longer seems to be the case. Lentol says the complications have been resolved sooner than expected, and DOT will begin installation of the bikeway on September 14, potentially wrapping up by the end of the…
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Video Break: Vendy Award Nominee The Shuka Truck

    4 Sep 2015 | 7:58 am
    The Vendy Awards get closer every week. Do you have your tickets to the big event on September 12? It will definitely sell out (as it always does), but you can still purchase them by clicking here. It’s an amazing afternoon with food from over 25 different vendors. We’ve been showcasing videos on all the [...]
  • Li-Sal’s Brings Egg Roll Like Calzones to 50th Street

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:27 am
    Right next to Swami (or Sammy’s or whatever) Dosa Cart is another brand new food cart crowding 50th Street. Li-Sal’s Italian Kitchen recently pulled up to the end of the row of mobile vehicles between 6th and 7th Avenue. Last week was their first week and they were offering a grand opening special for $5 [...]
  • Kitto’s Ramen Made Me Cry

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:26 am
    Dear Midtown Lunch’ers, I am so, so, so sorry. From the very bottom of my cold dead heart, I apologize and beg for your forgiveness. A week ago, I wrote about Kitto Ramen having rebranded. It seemed like a ML-friendly spot, with some specials that were within the $10 limit, and some interesting items. While [...]
  • Swami’s (Sammy’s, or maybe Sami?) Dosa Cart Shows Up on 50th Street

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    Nestled among all the bigger food trucks and carts that garner long lines every day on 50th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, we discovered a mysterious dosa cart.  You may remember Sami Dosa Cart, which parked in this area a few years ago and was a favorite among Midtown Lunchers. It’s easy to mistake [...]
  • DiSo’s Appears on The Great Food Truck Race

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race is back on (Warning: spoilers ahead), airing Sunday nights and they’ve changed the concept back from having people who want to own a food truck compete to actual working food trucks compete. And one of the competing trucks this season is DiSo’s Italian Sandwich Society, who is hugely popular in [...]
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  • Best Nightclub

    30 Aug 2015 | 12:49 pm
    To avoid the chaos of Wythe Avenue’s megaclub row, North Brooklynites have found solace at Good Room.
  • Best Forest Hills Tiki Lounge

    30 Aug 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Tiki freaks, rejoice! End of the Century’s ace drinks will take you back.
  • Best First-Date Bar

    30 Aug 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The vibe at La Bodega 47 Social Club is sexier than that of your corner store.
  • Best Revival

    30 Aug 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Happy Ending co-owner Oliver Stumm transformed the former massage-parlor-themed hot spot into an elite cantina.
  • Best Power Drinks

    30 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    On any given night at Evening Bar, you’ll find attractive Condé execs entertaining clients and Tribeca types catching up.
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    Brownstoner » »Brownstoner

  • Friday Blogwrap: Why Green-Wood Cemetery Opposes Its Own Landmarking

    4 Sep 2015 | 1:30 pm
  • Brownstoner Pets: Brooklyn Cats Snooze in the Sun and Sit Pretty

    Laura Leebove
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “This handsome 13-year-old boy loves to cuddle with anyone who’s willing (and even those not so willing). His favorite activities include playing with his catnip mouse, lying in the sun and stealing his owners’ spot on the couch.” Marcus, domestic short-hair cat, East Williamsburg. “Mneme is a rescue from Beacon…
  • Community Boards Back in Session

    Laura Leebove
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:30 am
    Summer recess is over and community boards are back in session this month, with many of them welcoming new members for the year. At least one board, Community Board 2, plans to discuss Mayor de Blasio-led proposals for changes to zoning and affordable housing. Brooklynites should be hearing a lot…
  • Chickens, Ballet and Shadow Puppets: A Guide to September Garden Events

    Hannah Frishberg
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    From urban farming to shadow puppets and ballet, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is holding a plethora of free events this month. All happenings will take place in Brooklyn gardens that the nonprofit has been beautifying since Bette Midler founded the organization in 1995. NYRP will host four Arts in the Gardens…
  • Building of the Day: 50-54 Hudson Avenue, Old Brooklyn in Vinegar Hill

    Montrose Morris
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Brooklyn, one building at a time. Vinegar Hill is one of our oldest neighborhoods. It remains one of the best locations to see what working class life in pre–Civil War Brooklyn was like in the days of Walt Whitman. Name: Storefront with upper apartments Address: 50-54 Hudson Avenue Cross Streets: Plymouth and Water Streets Neighborhood:…
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  • Feature Friday: Twitter Highlights

    Fred Wilson
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:22 am
    I found out about this feature here at AVC a few weeks ago so it is fitting that I’m telling you all how much I like it. I believe it is only available on Android right now. I could be wrong about that, but I think that is the case. This morning I had this notification on my phone: When I clicked on that notification, I got this: As I swiped through these cards, I got these in sequence: These highlights are personalized for me based on who I’m following and likely a bunch of other things. So not all of them will matter to you. But I can tell you that this is a damn good…
  • Forgive and Forget

    Fred Wilson
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:29 am
    My partner Albert has long been arguing on his blog (which you should be reading) that technology is bringing massive changes to society and we are going to have to change the way we think about things in reaction to these changes. One of those areas is privacy and the “post privacy world” that we are entering. Last week he wrote this about the Ashley Madison hack and argued that society needs to be accepting of and forgiving of transgressions like using a website to arrange extramarital affairs. When I read that post, I thought “oh my, that’s pretty out there.”…
  • What Are We Doing?

    Fred Wilson
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:05 am
    I’ve been told over the years that the number one reason employees leave a company for another job is that they don’t know where the company is headed and they don’t know what their role in that roadmap is. Apparently a bad boss and below market comp and long working hours all come in lower than that one. Which tells me that if people believe in you and your plan and have a role to play in it, they will put up with a lot of other stuff. I am not advocating for a hostile workplace or below market comp. What I am advocating for is the value of having a clear and intelligent…
  • A Glimpse Into The Future

    Fred Wilson
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:32 am
    Justin Fox has an excellent blog post up on talking about some changes he is seeing in the global economy. In the post Justin observes that the global economic slowdown we are in the midst of may well be more about the accelerating change from a goods based economy to a services based economy than the traditional business cycle playing out. There are a ton of good charts in the post and I would strongly suggest everyone go read it. Here’s the final paragraph which sort of nails the argument, as good final paragraphs do: Finally, consider the things that people do want to…
  • Signing My Name

    Fred Wilson
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    I sign my name a lot. When we close deals, I sign the documents. When things change in our companies and they need consents, I sign them. I sign tax returns, filings, permits, and a host of other documents all the time. As I have written here before, I have a hard time with what they used to call “penmanship” in school. It’s something about my dexterity (or lack thereof) in my hands. My hands get tired quickly and my handwriting gets illegible just as quickly. Technology has been a godsend for me in this regard. Computers (and word processors before them) saved me from…
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  • Top yellow cab medallion leader facing hundreds of millions of dollars in delinquencies

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:13 am
    The top cab medallion lender had almost $400 million in delinquencies and troubled debt restructuring at the end of July, according to a letter sent to the city released Wednesday. It is a huge increase from when Melrose Credit Union had only $32,000 in delinquent loans in January 2014, says the letter to the city’s corporation counsel. It was also significantly worse than the end of May this year, when delinquencies and troubled debt were about $316 million. “To put it bluntly, the imminent risk of cascading medallion foreclosures, followed by the collapse of the medallion…
  • New York City’s Taxi King

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    Uber is the “nastiest, most morally corrupt company ever” Gene Freidman’s got a new hairdo. For as long as the New York tabloids have been taking photos of him, which is to say a while, Freidman has worn his hair in a ponytail. It is, along with the Euro scarves and Bono sunglasses, something of a trademark. Today, though, sitting in a courtroom in Lower Manhattan, he’s opted for a close crop. “Just, you know, this new beginning of getting f—ing divorced, you know?” he explains. “So I was like, f— it, let me get a haircut.” A new beginning would be nice. On this…
  • Greenpoint’s Growing Taxi Graveyard

    22 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Jon-Nicholas Kiouvas has been working at McGuinness Management Corporation, a taxi dispatcher at the corner of McGuinness Boulevard and Huron Street just south of the Pulaski Bridge, since 1996. “I’m the runner,” he says, “Meaning I run around and do everything.” For the last seven months, Kiouvas has come into work at 7:30 a.m., and methodically moved dozens of unused yellow cabs out of their parking spaces on surrounding residential and industrial streets, in order to avoid parking tickets. When he can, Kiouvas moves the cabs directly from one spot to another…
  • Woman accidentally leaves $35K worth of jewelry in trunk of cab

    20 Aug 2015 | 3:12 pm
    A Brooklyn woman who tried to move to a new apartment via taxi accidentally left $35,000 worth of jewelry in the cab’s trunk, and now she’s scrambling to find it. Artist Mariko Spigner, 42, who has been without a permanent home for the past few weeks and is couch surfing, moved most of her worldly belongings from a friend’s apartment in Prospect Heights to another pal’s apartment in Sunset Park Wednesday morning. When she got to her destination, she realized a moment after the cab took off that she had left one bag in the truck, she says. By that time, the taxi was rolling out of…
  • Taxi pickups plummet 10% to 77 million in 2015

    17 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    Cabbie Mahmoodul Hassan, 27, watched helplessly as Uber encroached on his airport pickups and trips to Brooklyn and Queens during his 3 1/2 years driving a yellow taxi. Driving a yellow cab just isn’t hacking it anymore. Pickups for the iconic taxis that long ruled Manhattan streets plummeted 10% to 77 million in the first six months of 2015 — down from 85.5 million the year before, a Daily News analysis of trip data showed. Fewer riders for the fleet of 13,587 yellow cabs translated into less cash. The taxis collected $981 million through June of this year, a 7% drop compared with the…
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    Inside the Apple

  • Photo Thursday: Hans Haacke and the East Village

    Michelle and James Nevius
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:37 am
    Installation view of America Is Hard to See (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 1— September 27, 2015): Hans Haacke, Shapolsky, et al. Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, a Real Estate Holdings, a Real-Time Social System, as of May 1 1971, 1971, (2007.148a-gg). Photography by Ronald Amstutz.In 1971, conceptual artist Hans Haacke produced one of his most enduring works, Shapolsky, et al. Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, a Real Estate Holdings, a Real-Time Social System, as of May 1 1971, a visual critique of Manhattan slumlord Harry Shapolsky.This summer, James decided to track down…
  • Postcard Thursday: Civic Virtue

    Michelle and James Nevius
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    Back in 2011, we wrote a blog post pondering the fate of Frederick MacMonnies's sculpture "Civic Virtue," which is the subject of today's postcard. For once, the story has a happy ending.Frederick MacMonnies (1863-1937) is best remembered today for his statue of Nathan Hale that still stands in City Hall Park,* but at the end of his own lifetime, he was better known for the controversy surrounding "Civic Virtue," which essentially ruined his public career.The statue’s story begins in 1894 with the death of Angelina Crane, an eccentric, rich widow who lived in the Hotel Brunswick on Madison…
  • Postcard Thursday: The Lost Brennan Farmhouse where Poe Wrote "The Raven"

    Michelle and James Nevius
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    Edgar Allan Poe didn't live in New York City all that long, but he left an indelible stamp on the city. Of all the places he lived, only one still survives, Poe Cottage in the Bronx (subject of an earlier edition of Postcard Thursday). But today's postcard, which we acquired recently, depicts what is considered by many to be Poe's most important NYC residence -- the place where he wrote "The Raven."As we write in Footprints in New York:As [Poe's wife] Virginia’s tuberculosis worsened in 1844, the Poes took the only advice most doctors could give: move out of the city and get her into…
  • Postcard Thursday: Apollo 11

    Michelle and James Nevius
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:16 am
    Today marks the 46th anniversary of the massive ticker tape parade held for the Apollo 11 astronauts: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins. At the time, many claimed it was the largest ticker tape parade New York had ever seen, but as we were researching Inside the Apple, we found that same claim was made for many parades and it’s almost impossible to verify. (Four million people were said to have attended the Apollo parade—an impressive number, even if it’s not the largest.)Certainly, it was the longest parade. The city’s traditional parade route runs from Bowling Green…
  • Postcard Thursday: William Tecumseh Sherman

    Michelle and James Nevius
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    At the entrance to Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street sits a small landscaped area known as Grand Army Plaza (which, among other things, lent its name to the Plaza Hotel). The square is named for the Grand Army of the Republic (aka the Union army) and features a statue of one of that army's biggest heroes: William Tecumseh Sherman.As we write in Inside the Apple:William Tecumseh Sherman arrived in New York City in 1886 to reenter civilian life after retiring from the army. (He served as commander of the army until 1883. In 1884, the Republican Party tried to convince him to run…
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    Mommy Poppins - Things to Do in NYC with Kids

  • NYC Kids' Classes: Free Demo and Trial Classes for Fall 2015

    Raven Snook
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Back-to-school season isn't just about returning to the classroom. It's also a time we look to enroll our kids in extracurricular activities, and whether you're looking for athletics, arts or academic classes, after-school or on the weekends, New York City offers an overwhelming number of options. The real challenge isn't finding a class, it's finding the right program for your child. One of the best ways to do that is with a free trial or demo class. Throughout September (and sometimes beyond), many popular NYC children's programs offer no-cost sessions so kids and parents can decide…
  • Best NYC Fall Festivals for Kids in September

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Kick off autumn at one of these fun-filled (and mostly FREE) fall festivals in NYC. Annual family favorites abound this month, including top September picks like Maker Faire, the Richmond County Fair and the Little Red Lighthouse Festival. But there are also lots of cool under-the-radar events you may not have heard of like a kite festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park, a sweet honey celebration in Rockaway Beach, and Italian fairs in the Bronx and on Staten Island, both a lot less crowded than San Gennaro. So banish the back-to-school blues by hitting one (or more!) of these kid-friendly fetes…
  • News: STEM Apps, Kid Environmental Center Opens and Extended Beach Days

    Jody Mercier
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:30 am
    New York City kids are privy to some of the best museums in the world, and this week, the city's cultural institutions seemed to be trying to outdo one another with great family programming. The New York Hall of Science launched a suite of apps poised to bring STEM-inspired fun straight to your iPad, while the Staten Island Museum's new location at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center prepares for a grand-opening, Lincoln Center expanded free family programming to the outer boroughs and the Metropolitan Opera kicked off its late Summer Festival lineup. In other news, don't pack away your…
  • Labor Day Weekend for NYC Kids: Carnival Rides, Tug Boats, Butterflies and Unicycles

    Raven Snook
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Labor Day holiday is always bittersweet—it's the last weekend before the kids head back to school, so we want to make the most of these carefree days. Perhaps one last trip to NYC’s great beaches and outdoor pools is in order before they close for the season. But there are too many cool things to do to sit around moping about the end of summer. Looking for a great day or weekend trip? We've got lots of destination inspiration in our Family Travel Guide, including last-minute Labor Day weekend getaways, plus mom-reviewed nearby water and amusement parks. But you don’t need to leave…
  • New Kid Books: Top Picks from Picture Books to Teen Novels

    Alina Adams
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We've already stocked up on back-to-school supplies from new backpacks to jeans, but now comes the fun part: books!  If you have voracious summer readers, it's likely your kids are already complaining that they’ve read everything. Or maybe you want to inspire a less than enthusiastic reader to kick off the 2015-2016 academic year on a wordy note. Either way, Mommy Poppins has put together a list of more than a dozen books for kids of all ages, from preschool to high school, that were published within the last year, and, based on the awards they've already won, seem destined to…
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    The Gotham Palate

  • Contemporary French in a Cozy, Downtown Setting

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    BY BETH KAISERMAN La Sirene 558 Broome St. between 6th Ave. and Varick St. South Village   With fast-casual dining now ubiquitous, it’s nice to sit down to a proper French meal once in a while. La Sirene is tucked in a cozy pocket in an area called South Village, south of Greenwich Village [...]
  • French-African Delights in Gramercy Park – Review of Ponty Bistro

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    BY BETH KAISERMAN Ponty Bistro 218 Third Ave. between 18th and 19th St. Gramercy Chef Alhadji A. Cisse has been serving French and African delights at neighborhood spot Ponty Bistro since 2008. His modern takes on both cuisines highlight fresh ingredients with his own updates, twists and turns combining the flavors of West Africa [...]
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    City Room

  • A Meet, but Not Cute

    By Jenessa Abrams
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A talkative man sits down at a Harlem restaurant next to a young woman who just wants to be alone.
  • A Grisly First Impression

    By Rocky Thompson
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: The writer's first sight of a stabbing victim was on the day he moved to New York City.
  • A Mustard Memorial

    By Rachel J. Fremmer
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A daily walker in Riverside Park encountered a stray jar of mustard on a bench in Riverside Park, and later, a commemorative marker with a mustard-related theme.
  • Bonding at Jury Duty

    By Ali LaFleur
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A group of Manhattanites found that an often-dreaded civic requirement was actually an opportunity for bonding.
  • Young Love on the R Train

    By Alexandra Svokos
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Two riders lean toward each other; they hug; the girl gets out at 14th Street; he laughs; she skips. Nothing special here, folks, just a beautiful moment.
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    New Yorker Festival
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:20 pm
    We are thrilled to announce that the New Yorker Festival blind items are back! We’re just days away from revealing the 2015 lineup—in the meantime, here are some hints. Can you guess who’s coming to town?See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Festival Guidance for Festival GoersThe 2015 New Yorker FestivalBetween the Covers: The New Yorker Turns Ninety
  • Some Notes on Your Manuscript

    Marc Philippe Eskenazi
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:58 am
    Congratulations on finishing the first draft of your manuscript! I know how worried you were—the effort alone should make you so proud. As your agent, I’m here to offer my continued encouragement and my honest feedback. So, some thoughts:See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Daily Cartoon: Friday, September 4thFederal Judge Admits Having Brady on Fantasy TeamA Few More #TrumpBible Verses
  • Why Is China Parading Missiles on TV?

    Evan Osnos
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:38 am
    Even by the standards of military parades, Chinese leaders needed something big. They had chosen a name for a national celebration, on Thursday, that necessitated an extravaganza: “The Commemoration of the Seventieth Anniversary of Victory of the Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-Fascist War.” Beijing quantified the arrangements precisely: twelve thousand troops; five hundred weapons’ systems; two hundred aircraft; thirty heads of state or government; a red carpet on Tiananmen Square that was a hundred and twenty-one steps long, one step for each…
  • The Best Cinema Goes Beyond Mere Storytelling

    Richard Brody
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:02 am
    For a viewer looking back decades from now at the movies of this time, Alex Ross Perry’s new film “Queen of Earth,” which opened last week and is expanding to theatres nationwide today, will serve as an example of the sort of complex modernism that has become both common coin and rare treasure among the best filmmakers. It’s a story so simple that it’s hardly a story—two women who are best friends spend a week together in a country house and learn to hate each other. Along the way, Perry’s variations on the theme of their relationship reach rare extremes of emotional experience,…
  • How Dennis Cooper Turns GIFs Into Fiction

    Casey Michael Henry
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:30 am
    Dennis Cooper lives in Paris, so, in order to discuss his latest work, which consists of sequences of GIFs—those moving-image files that were first created in 1987 and have evolved into a kind of online lexicon of reaction shots—we scheduled a Google Hangout, a form of instant messaging that allows, should one require it, the exchange of GIFs. I had drafted my questions beforehand, and Cooper responded with long, carefully phrased blocks of text. I frequently paused before a blinking ellipsis icon, which indicates that your correspondent is mid-response, perhaps thinking over his…
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  • Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar Keeps That Old Yorkville Spirit Alive

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:59 am
    Once a meat locker, now a sausage shop - Schaller's Stube is a NYC institution - one part German cuisine, one part Upper East Side legend - all parts delicious! Continue reading →
  • The Magical SeaGlass Carousel, Now Open At The Battery

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:54 am
    When's the last time you took stroll around The Battery? Unless you work right near there or have been forced to escort out-of-town visitors on a climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty (still the least rewarding, most … Continue reading →
  • The Best NYC Events and Festivals In September

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    Is September the best month to be in New York City? Could be! It's plenty warm enough to spend long-periods of jacket-less time outside, but you get that increasingly-cool breeze as well, and the evenings, especially, can be heavenly. And … Continue reading →
  • Hip-Hop Revolution | Museum of the City of New York

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    Hip-Hop Revolution presents more than 80 photographs taken between 1977 and 1990 by three preeminent New York-based photographers—Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper—who documented hip hop from its pioneering days through its emergence into mainstream popular culture. Continue reading →
  • Roberta’s Pizza Without The Wait? Find Out How To Do It

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
      No question, Roberta's in Bushwick, which began life as an obscure pizza place in 2008 and has since evolved and grown and expanded into so much more, is one of New York City's best, most beloved, even iconic restaurants. Rave … Continue reading →
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    Mitch Broder's Vintage New York

  • New in New York: Discover "New York's One-Food Wonders"

    Mitch Broder
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:55 am
    By Mitch BroderNew York is a swell place for a single person, but it’s an even sweller place for a single food. When a food on its own wants a restaurant of its own, its best shot is here. In fact, the single-food restaurants in this city could fill a book — and I know, because it’s the book I just wrote.Today is the publication date for “New York’s One-Food Wonders: A Guide to the Big Apple’s Unique Single-Food Spots.” It’s the first and only guide to the dozens of destinations that turn a lone food into a lone star, thus bringing new meaning to “singles event.”The…
  • New in New York: Crispy Rice Puts on the Ritz at Treat House

    Mitch Broder
    8 Jan 2014 | 12:03 pm
    By Mitch BroderRice Krispies Treats were originally named Marshmallow Squares, back when a company could actually miss a chance to name a thing after one of its brands. The Squares were likewise humble. This made them ripe for elevation. And they have now gotten that in the form of a store all their own, named Treat House.Prepared in your home, as originally intended, Marshmallow Squares were a blob in a pot. It could be eaten in gobs or, if you had patience, spread into a pan and cut. At Treat House, the snack is refined. It comes in perfect cubes, in deluxe flavors. The Treats think they…
  • Old New York: Town Shop's Old Skills Have Found a New Home

    Mitch Broder
    26 Nov 2013 | 6:30 pm
    By Mitch BroderWhy did the Town Shop cross the road?To get to the other size.Especially since the other size is three times the previous size.Town Shop is the store where women undress you with their eyes — at least if you’re also a woman, and in search of the right brassiere. It’s the bra-fitting capital of New York, and it has just moved across the street to a shop that can provide more women than ever with its formidable support.This is fitting, since Town Shop has always been preoccupied with size. It advances the theory that 80 percent of women are afflicted with ill-fitting bras.
  • New in New York: Potatopia is a Paradise of Potato Possibilities

    Mitch Broder
    22 Oct 2013 | 3:15 pm
    By Mitch BroderIf, like me, you can’t enjoy a potato without a choice of 10 aiolis, then you grasp the importance to total potato gratification of Potatopia.Well, actually, that’s not like me. I really don’t want any aiolis. And if I did, I probably wouldn’t want them anywhere near my potato. I would want sour cream, or maybe cheese. But Potatopia has those, too, which means that it seeks to gratify everyone, which makes it truly a Potato Utopia.Potatopia is a new idea that, in New York, you’d think is an old one: a restaurant that serves only meals featuring potatoes. It offers 10…
  • Signing Off: We've Fled the Growlers and Turned Down the Heat

    Mitch Broder
    23 Sep 2013 | 5:30 pm
    By Mitch BroderA growler can be a container for beer.It can also be other things, none especially pleasant.The Growler Station, a small chain, squirts "craft" beer into jugs and bottles that you can take home, or wherever it is you like to take your beer. But no matter what "growler" makes you think of, it's probably not as appealing as brew, which could be the reason that the Eighth Street Growler Station has ceased to squirt.At least it could be according to the axiom of Signing Off, which holds that while a name can conceivably make a place, it can definitely break it. At the end of a…
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    New York Netwire

  • New Website is Go-to Guide for Legal Marijuana in Denver

    Janice Sand
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:01 am
    DENVER, Colo. /New York Netwire/ — The complete online directory to Denver’s legal marijuana scene is now live on the internet. Denver Weed features the definitive array of businesses that sell and grow marijuana on the Front Range, as well as original reporting of marijuana related news. The site also features events, maps, specials, surveys […] Published at New Website is Go-to Guide for Legal Marijuana in Denver.
  • Bank of Southern California Announces Coachella Valley Advisory Board

    Janice Sand
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    PALM DESERT, Calif. /New York Netwire/ — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC:FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) announced the creation of its Coachella Valley Advisory Board. This board is comprised of prominent members of the business community in the Desert Cities region who will help increase the bank’s presence and market awareness while providing valuable input to […] Published at Bank of Southern California Announces Coachella Valley Advisory Board.
  • IDS Inc., LendingQB Integration Creates Seamless Mortgage Origination Environment for Private Bank of Buckhead

    Janice Sand
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /New York Netwire/ — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced Atlanta-based Private Bank of Buckhead has implemented the IDS “lights out” integration with LendingQB, an end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider whose platform includes the industry’s leading universal decision engine. Published at IDS Inc., LendingQB Integration Creates Seamless Mortgage Origination Environment for Private Bank of Buckhead.
  • Anchorage Epilepsy Conference Announced

    Janice Sand
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:22 am
    SEATTLE, Wash. /New York Netwire/ — The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces an epilepsy educational conference to be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The conference is free and open to the public. Published at Anchorage Epilepsy Conference Announced.
  • ARMCO Launches TRID Mortgage Data Compare Tool

    Janice Sand
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:54 am
    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /New York Netwire/ — Leading web-based financial services quality control software provider ACES Risk Management (ARMCO) announced the release of TRIDCompare, a data compare tool designed specifically for the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID). TRIDCompare is a component of the Automated Data Compare (ADC) solution suite within the ACES Web Audit Technology) […] Published at ARMCO Launches TRID Mortgage Data Compare Tool.
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    M&S Parking

  • Traffic Advisory for Labor Day Weekend 2015

    4 Sep 2015 | 10:17 am
    The NYC Traffic Advisory for this weekend is now available and can be accessed here: are many street closures this weekend due to various festivals around the city, so be sure to plan ahead!Visit us at
  • Tesla charging stations coming to Manhattan

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:53 am
    Photo courtesy of WikipediaAccording to the New York Times, Tesla is bringing its high speed charging stations to Manhattan, The company plans to partner with about a dozen garages around the city to offer 240-volt chargers, which can charge their vehicles in approximately three hours.  Standard wall outlets can also charge the electric cars, but can take 2-3 days.  The garages will charge Tesla owners to use the chargers in addition to their normal parking fees.    So far, ParkIt, Quik Park, iPark, Champion and Prime Parking Sytems have signed up to offer the Tesla…
  • Crosstown select bus service has arrived on 86th Street

    16 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    A new M86 Select Bus Service began this week between the Upper East Side and Upper West Side. According to DNAinfo, the MTA is looking to make the new service 15-20% faster than the regular M86 by simplifying routes, making stops further apart, and having passengers purchase their tickets in advance from a kiosk.  There are eight MTA employees stationed at various stops to help explain the changes to riders and direct them to ticket kiosks and waiting areas.  According to the MTA, the new buses also hold 100 people at a time, almost double the capacity of the current buses, and…
  • NYC is getting its first roundabout to help ease traffic

    9 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    The NYC DOT announced this week via Instagram the city's very first roundabout, set to be completed in the coming weeks.  The changes will be made to Intervale Avenue and Dawson Street in the Bronx.  The city hopes the new traffic pattern, along with changes to the medians and parking spaces at the intersection, will improve safety and traffic flow.Visit us at
  • Upgraded muni meters coming to NYC this July

    25 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    According to the New York Post, drivers will be able to prepay for their muni meter parking up to one hour prior to the parking regulation going into effect.  The meter will only have to be paid for the time the vehicle is parked during those regulation hours.All city muni meters will be changed by July.Visit us at
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    Full Access NYC

  • 48 Hours in Chicago

    Full Access NYC
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:50 am
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Editor’s Note: This article is part of our series “Escape from New York.”  Series Overview: Flight times are within 2 hours and 30 minutes of New York City.  Spend 48 hours immersing yourself in the culture and feel of the destination city.  Flights can depart at […]
  • Joe Gawalis: Producer and Director Growing with Each Take

    Full Access NYC
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:12 pm
    "It was an amazing experience, interning for a small company that works with public access television allows you to really get hands on experience in television production. I was the one operating the cameras, setting up the lighting, helping with the editing and learning how a production is formed from concept to distribution. Being a part of each of those stages taught me the fundamentals that still help me to this day." Joe Gawalis
  • New Fulton Fish Market: 3am Adventure in the Bronx

    Full Access NYC
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    By Seth Fera-Schanes The Fulton Fish Market was established in 1822 in New York City and located for the majority of its existence in lower Manhattan.  Starting in 2005, the market moved up to Hunts Point in the Bronx. The market is open 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) […]
  • Arctic Char Burger with Fresh Chives and Capers

    Full Access NYC
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:41 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes A recent trip to the New Fulton Fish Market yielded a great purchase of an Arctic Char.  Not only was the fish incredibly fresh but it cost $5.90/lb.  The fish was just over 3 pounds and came to a total of $18.  This same fish […]
  • Mezzobit: Working in a World of Big Data

    Full Access NYC
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:54 pm
    By Elissa Gilbert Information wants to be free, the saying goes, and sharing online happens automatically many times. Sometimes that sharing is unintentional or undesirable. For businesses, customer information is usually tightly held—but on websites, that control is lost. Every website has third party “tags” embedded in pages […]
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    Tracy's New York Life | A New York City Lifestyle Blog

  • 12 Most Popular NYC Blog Posts of Summer

    Tracy Kaler
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:22 am
    THE BEST OFby Tracy KalerWe're flashing back at the start of this Labor Day weekend to our most popular NYC blog posts of summer. New readers can catch up on what we've been up to and veteran followers can grab another read!READ MORE »
  • Hamptons Entertaining: Strawberry Rhubarb Granita

    Tracy Kaler
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:56 pm
    HAMPTONS LIFESTYLEby Tracy KalerCan you believe summer is coming to an end, already? It's time for the final warm-weather recipe from Annie Falk's beautiful book, Hamptons Entertaining: Creative Occasions to Remember. Brimming with brilliant photography by Jerry Rabinowitz and a delightful foreword by Chef Eric Ripert, the book grabs a glimpse at the coastal community's lavish lifestyle by transporting the reader to 18 different Hamptons soirees. Beyond the helpful tips and eye-catching tables settings, however, the proof is in the food. These recipes will leave your mouth watering…
  • Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

    Tracy Kaler
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:13 am
    LOOKING GOOD                                  ***SPONSOREDby Lauren MalamalaDiamonds will always be classic. {credit}Marilyn Monroe may have popularized this iconic catch phrase, but diamonds have been a symbol for all things fabulous long before Hollywood’s golden age. No matter how you choose to accessorize yourself with diamonds, these rock-solid gemstones have always and will always be classic, relevant, and a must for every female’s jewelry box.READ MORE »
  • In the Studio with 'Trip of Love'

    Tracy Kaler
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:05 pm
    by Tracy KalerI've attended my share of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows over the years, but last week, I sat in on my first in-studio rehearsal in New York, and I have to say it was pretty spectacular. Watching the company from the upcoming musical, Trip of Love, brought back fond memories from my years as an aspiring, young dancer when I spent countless hours rehearsing in the ballet studio.READ MORE »
  • Brooklyn's Good Old Days: 5 Things That Haven't Changed

    Tracy Kaler
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:53 am
    THE BBQSStraight from the outer boroughsby Jerry Del PrioreBrooklyn's landscape has continued to shift over the past decade, but certain aspects of life remain the same.As a native Brooklynite, I've been watching the borough change since my youth, dating back to the 1970s and '80s, and continuing through present day. Although gentrification of neighborhoods such as Park Slope, Fort Greene, and Williamsburg help define the “New Brooklyn,” certain aspects will always be the same no matter how much the landscape has transformed over time. While I can’t swing a stick without…
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    Breaking News and Opinion on The Oistii

  • 5 good reasons to make his bronde coloring haircut

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    5 good reasons to make his bronde coloring haircut  Exit the Californian blonde blue or brown, the trend is to natural hair. Staining which all the stars are crazy? The bronde! Solar shades of honey or caramel already spotted on Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Olivia Palermo or Jourdan Dunn. If these nuances recreate a nude effect, yet it is the result of a technique specifies that only know how to get pro colorists. A test illico at your favorite hairdresser.1. A subtle technique  Exit the all-over color or effect barcode on the hair! The result of a bronde must be ultra-nuanced and…
  • Mobile applications can help improve health behaviors

    4 Sep 2015 | 10:55 am
    Mobile applications can help improve health behaviors  Researchers at Américan Heart Association (AHA), showed that applications for smartphone and mobile sensors have significant potential to improve the cardiovascular health of users, including allowing them to adopt a healthier lifestyle .In the United States, according to a report by Nielsen in 2014, nearly 1 in 5 adults uses one or more applications to monitor physiological data. The most used are those relating to the physical exercise and the measurement of the heart rate.In 2010, the American Heart Association has developed a…
  • Yes or no? Breastfeed after 2 years

    4 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
     Yes or no? Breastfeed after 2 yearsYesPoint of view of the expertKathleen Couillard, counselor and liaison with health professionals in La Leche League  According to Kathleen Couillard, "beyond three years, breastfeeding takes a particular relational dimension. It becomes a special moment between mother and child. Feeding is often a good way to help a young child to calm down after a crisis or a moment of calm in a hectic day. "Are there real benefits to the health of the child? After three years it is known, the amount of milk consumed decreases and the feed is varied. "We assume…
  • Volleyball, the least risky in terms of sports injuries according to a study

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:55 am
    Volleyball, the least risky in terms of sports injuries according to a study  Norwegian researchers have compiled the data of 4 years international competitions and reveal that relatively few players get injured. Full results appear in the September issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  Last July 19, the volleyball team won the France first world title in its history by winning three sets to zero against Serbia. A result that should, according to the French Federation of Volleyball (FFVB), ​​boost enrollment in clubs in September.  And if there was more to…
  • 3 ultra-efficient abdominal exercises for a flat stomach

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:55 pm
    3 ultra-efficient abdominal exercises for a flat stomach  Needless to invest in a shiny material or electrodes to develop his abdominals. Terrafemina offers a series of three exercises to perform at home, to refine the size and firm stomach.  Temperatures rise, the heat is there. In good citizen, you apply the instructions issued by the Ministry of Health and you moisturize you as it should. Problem, you are away from you confine water. A drink with friends, two, ten (alcohol abuse is dangerous for health), your biceps, solicited by the pints he must raise swelled. Your belly has…
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    NYC Insider Guide

  • What to Do Labor Day Weekend in New York City

    NYC Insider Guide
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:17 am
    September 4-7, Catch the New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays Fri-Sun and the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at Yankee Stadium. On Fri 9/4, the GMA Summer Concert Series hosts Florida Georgia Line and the Today Show, Brad Paisley. The US Tennis Open is always one of our most popular events. The Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival is FREE every night and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is always fun to walk around. Have a great Labor Day Weekend in NYC! The post What to Do Labor Day Weekend in New York City appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • US Tennis Open Coupon and Discount Codes – FREE TICKETS!

    NYC Insider Guide
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    The US Open starts today and yet again, it is one of New York’s BEST Annual Events. The new grandstands overlooking the practice courts are awesome and this year, entry is FREE on Thursday, September 10th! You still have time to save on all kinds of tickets – buy one get one free, 10% at the US Open Ticket Exchange. It’s not too late to go ahead and get your FREE US Tennis Tickets today! The post US Tennis Open Coupon and Discount Codes – FREE TICKETS! appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Black Me Out! Play Comes to the East Village in September

    NYC Insider Guide
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Black Me Out! tells the story of a young headstrong New Yorker struggling through his demons and conceding to the haunted shadows of his past. Banished to the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, Danny must come to terms with more than he can seem to endure. After a successful run in July at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, Black Me out! comes to the East Village. September 21-29, 2015. The post Black Me Out! Play Comes to the East Village in September appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • FREE Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

    NYC Insider Guide
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:08 am
    The popular Summer HD Festival returns this year, August 29 – September 7, 2015, featuring ten consecutive nights of free encore screenings of Met’s Grammy, Peabody, and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series on a large screen in Lincoln Center Plaza. No tickets are required for the festival, which is totally free, first come first served, with more than 3,100 seats be available each night, plus space for overflow crowds on the plaza. The post FREE Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • New York City Vacation Planner – Free Easy 10 Step Travel Guide

    NYC Insider Guide
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Plan your trip in the RIGHT order and get the most out of NYC Having watched way too many people plan their New York City vacations out of order, I’ve tried to create the perfect NYC Vacation Planning Tools. Follow this guide to book your trip and Download our free maps, planning tools, insider secrets, hottest tickets, coupons. The post New York City Vacation Planner – Free Easy 10 Step Travel Guide appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
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  • Reduce the Boredom Quotient of Your Customer Marketing Plans

    Lake B2B
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:41 am
    Businesses will flourish as long as they are connected to their customers. And it does not take rocket science to figure out the whereabouts of customers these days. No matter who and where they are in real life, they are all connected via online media. But – like McConaughey asks in Interstellar – who are “they”? More or less, all of mankind (anyone with an available internet connection) is a part of this vast network. Yet, your most coveted audience – “they” – are sitting in a corner and laughing at your customer marketing efforts. ‘They’ are none other than the Gen-Y,…
  • Customer Experience – The Core of a Customer Marketer

    Lake B2B
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am
    Are you obsessed with customer-centricity? Is customer engagement and retention more important than acquisition? Are majority of your customers, advocates of your brand? Customer experience should be the core of your existence, as a customer marketer. It’s a customer-driven world today and as marketers you have to ride the buying cycles of customers, to engage, nurture and build the lifetime value of customers. To understand the new role of a customer marketer you first need to know how customer marketing has transformed. What Customer Marketing Was Yesterday ·Campaign Driven - Customer…
  • It Costs More to Acquire Than Retain – Use B2B Customer Marketing

    Lake B2B
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:39 am
    According to Forrester, it costs 5 times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one. We all know this, but with the pressure of acquiring new customers we tend to lose sight on retaining existing customers. Here’s where B2B Customer Marketing come into play. 4 Key Areas of B2B Customer Marketing B2B customer marketing starts post-purchase, where you can provide value and enable sustainable growth of your business. You must consider the end of a buyer’s journey as the beginning of a new role for sales and marketing. How you make your customers feel has a longer lasting…
  • Is it Hot or Not? Use a Qualified Lead List with Lead Scoring

    Lake B2B
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    After an event, the first step is in creating a lead list. However, it is better to have no list at all than creating an unqualified lead list. Before diving into targeting the list you have built, take a closer look at your contacts. Are the contacts in your list actual leads or just inquiries? Have you defined objectives and goals for your event marketing initiative? Do you know the definition of a qualified lead according to your objectives? Answers to these basic questions will set you in a good direction in building a high quality list of qualified leads, which you can then focus on with…
  • Quantify to Justify – 4 Steps to Measure Event Marketing ROI

    Lake B2B
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    In your overall marketing plan, you finally decide that it’s time to utilize event marketing. Whether your event is to generate leads, increase brand awareness or launch a product or service, there are important questions you need answers for before moving on…. What are your primary and secondary event objectives? What are the metrics for each objective? What measurement tools are required to capture data? How will you calculate event marketing ROI? Without answers to these questions, it will be a challenge to justify your event marketing spend and calculate revenues generated from your…
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