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  • 3/29 CBS2 Sunday Morning Weather Headlines

    kyliehennagin
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    By Mark McIntyre, CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer Brrr! It sure is cold out there! You’ll want to bundle up if you’re heading out for errands or a morning run with temps in the teens and 20s. In terms of sunshine, today will feature a whole lot more of it compared to yesterday. Unfortunately, we’ll only warm to 45 degrees– a good 10 below normal. A breeze out of the north/northwest will make it feel worse, more like the upper 20s. (Credit: CBS2) Monday is when the real “warm up” arrives as we hit the mid-50s, but of course it’s with a hitch:…
  • Search Continues For 2 Missing Men In Rubble From East Village Explosion

    Adam Harrington
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:43 pm
    http://media.newyork.cbslocal.com/CBSNY_20150328231130587AA.mp4 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The search was under way Saturday for two missing people in the ruins of the explosion that leveled three buildings in the East Village earlier this week. Meanwhile, some residents of nearby buildings were allowed back into their apartments Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were using cadaver-sniffing dogs for a second day Saturday to search for the two men who were last seen in the Sushi Park restaurant at 121 Second Ave. just north of 7th Street. The building, along with neighboring 119 and 123…
  • Authorities: Call Reporting Hostage Situation In Clifton, N.J., Was A Hoax

    kyliehennagin
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    http://media.newyork.cbslocal.com/CBSNY_20150328231909117AA.mp4 CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A massive police presence at a group of stores in Clifton, New Jersey, Saturday night was sparked by a hoax call, authorities confirmed to CBS2. The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office said the call of a hostage scare they received around 8 p.m. was a case of “swatting.” As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, “swatting” is a trend of calling in a fake threat to provoke a police response. In this case, a group of video game fans gathered for an event at a video game store was the target. “We…
  • No. 1 Kentucky Holds Off Notre Dame 68-66

    kyliehennagin
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final.
  • Sayreville, N.J.’s Version Of Old Faithful Caused By Water Main Break

    kyliehennagin
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:14 pm
    SAYREVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Residents of Sayreville, New Jersey, were greeted with a strange sight Saturday. It’s not exactly Yellowstone’s Old Faithful, but a spout of water popped up, shooting water into the air due to a broken water main. Aside from distracting drivers, police said the water main break did not cause any damage. The break did not even cause water issues in the area, police said.
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  • 10 in Hospital, SoCal Train Crash

    WILLIAN AVILA and KATE LARSEN
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:37 am
    A University of Southern California film student was hospitalized in "grave" condition after the car he was riding in was crushed by a Metro train near the school’s campus Saturday, officials said. Nine people aboard the commuter train were also taken to hospitals after the crash, including the train operator.The collision was reported just before 11 a.m. near the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, officials with the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Amtrak Train Collides With Vehicle in Southern California Investigators say the 31-year-old driver, who…
  • Officer Driving Police Cruiser While Intoxicated: Police

    KELLY BAYLISS and ALISON BURDO
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:54 pm
    A Philadelphia Police officer was charged with driving under the influence after another officer watched him driving a marked police vehicle with flat tires and smelled alcohol on his breath early Saturday, said Lt. John Stanford.The 12th District officer, identified as 26-year-old Darryl Cathey, pulled up to 6500 block of Woodland Avenue, just after midnight in southwest Philadelphia in a marked police cruiser with three flat tires and bent rims, said Stanford. Train Crashes Into Car in Los Angeles, 10 Hospitalized A sergeant from the district was at the location and saw the car's damage and…
  • Officials Eye Possible Gas-Line Tampering in Blast

    JONATHAN DIENST, LORI BORDONARO, MARC SANTIA, and ANDREW SIFFand KEVIN NIOUS
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Emergency workers continued searching Saturday for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings, though authorities cautioned that chances of finding survivors are slim.Meanwhile, investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22. Residents Work to Pick Up Pieces After East Village Blast Authorities are investigating whether the gas line in a basement below a sushi restaurant was rigged in a possible gas-theft scheme, causing the leak that may have set off Thursday's fiery blast that leveled three…
  • Springtime Snow Flurries in Store for Tri-State

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    The calendar may say springtime, but the tri-state is getting a brief blast of winter weather this weekend. Light snow hit the region Saturday but was expected to come to an end by the evening, Storm Team 4 said. Cold air was expected to settle over the region Sunday morning, with lows expected in the mid or low 20s - about 10 to 15 degrees below normal for this time of year. 5 Firefighters Injured in Upper East Side Blaze: FDNY Temperatures Sunday were unlikely to climb much beyond 40 degrees, according to Storm Team 4.By Monday things were expected to warm up somewhat, with an expected…
  • Blanket-Wrapped Body Found in Bronx House: Police

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Police charged a Harlem man with murder Saturday hours after questioning him about a woman's decomposing body found wrapped in a blanket inside a Bronx apartment, authorities said.Roger Roberts, 53, was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, police said. He was believed to be the victim's boyfriend, police said. Gas Leak Briefly Closes Brooklyn Bridge to Eastbound Traffic Police found the body of 46-year-old Milagros Rolon inside an apartment at 1209 Tinton Avenue in an area commonly known as Morrisania, investigators said. Rolon, whose hands were bound, appears to have…
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  • Sebastian Vettel wins Malaysia

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:20 am
    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams.
  • Knicks battered by Bulls in franchise-worst 60th loss of season

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls handed the Knicks their franchise-record 60th loss, beating New York 111-80 Saturday night.
  • Kanter: 'Never liked playing' in Utah

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:18 am
    Enes Kanter claimed to have more to say about his tumultuous tenure with the Utah Jazz, but didn't hold back all that much.
  • Victor Sanchez dies at age 20

    28 Mar 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died in Venezuela from injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February, the team announced.
  • DT Jonathan Taylor arrested again

    28 Mar 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor has been arrested again on domestic violence charges in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
 
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  • Mighty Mies: How Mies van der Rohe's Design for a Bacardi HQ in Cuba Became Berlin's Iconic Neue Nationalgalerie

    Rachel B. Doyle
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Photo by Achim Kleuker via Stone Ideas The Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, long considered to be Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's final masterpiece, opened in 1968 on a barren stretch of land not far from the border checkpoints of the Berlin Wall, which was just seven years old at that point. It was not the first time the monumental building with its elevated glass pavilion had been uncomfortably close to the vicissitudes of history. Van der Rohe originally designed a version of the building for the Bacardi rum company's headquarters in Santiago de Cuba. However that building was never completed,…
  • Mighty Mies : Mapping Mies van der Rohe's Most Important Buildings

    Rob Bear
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Photo via IIT/Flickr An influential early modernist, one time director of the Bauhaus, and developer of the International Style, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe would have turned 129 today, had he not passed away in 1969, of course. By way of celebration, there's a map of his seminal works below, but let's kick things off with a few fun facts. Did you know that the great master's first name was originally Maria? Or that he adopted the patrician-sounding "van der Rohe," but was forced to use the Dutch spelling, as "von" was restricted to true German aristocrats? Or that he is he rumored to have…
  • Curbed NY: Serene Starchitect Tadao Ando Enters Manhattan's Glassy Condo Scene

    Sally Kuchar
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Of the new developments coming to New York City, one of the most closely watched is Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando's first ever standalone building in New York City, a seven-story building with just seven condos at 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita. A few images and details have been revealed, but today, the New York Times brings the first full rendering of the project, along with lots of interior details. The Times describes the design as "classic Tadao Ando," calling it "a glass jewel box suspended in poured-in-place concrete." Half-floor homes will start at $6 million, full…
  • House of the Day : Claim an Adorably Compact NorCal Contemporary for $599K

    Jenny Xie
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. All photos via Zillow Location: Oakland, Calif. Price: $599,000 Designed by Oakland-based firm BaranStudio, this two-floor contemporary was completed just earlier this year. The 1,486-square-foot residence, currently furnished as a greige-tacular modern escape, features an open-floor plan and irregularly-shaped windows throughout. The first floor holds the living and dining rooms, plus a chef's kitchen, while the…
  • Curbed Chicago: Mies Makes a Case for Preserving Glass-and-Steel Boxes

    Sally Kuchar
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    [Photo: Chicago Architectural Foundation]The maxim "less is more" has become synonymous with Mies van der Rohe's design approach, shorthand for the power of focusing on the pertinent details and the experience within a space. But for those tasked with repairing and restoring the architectural icon's masterpieces, the phrase could easily refer to the amount of work they need to perform to bring modernist buildings back to their former glory. A cynic may question the true challenge of restoring a steel-and-glass box; it's a relatively new structure, so it's not like restoration experts are…
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    nymag.com: Real Estate

  • Second Avenue Subway Ville

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Why living in a construction site for a few years might pay off.
  • What’s Going Up

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Subway construction isn’t the only reason this slice of town is teeming with hard hats. Snazzy new buildings are rising and old ones are being rehabbed, as the neighborhood readies itself for the onslaught of newcomers.
  • What’s Going Down

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here’s what we know so far about the first leg of the new Q extension line.
  • Chaos, Rewarded

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Buy now, get a new subway later.
  • Second Avenue Sagas

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The doubts, inconveniences, and multimillion-dollar offers that come with living amid the scaffolding.
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  • 2014 ManhattanTownhouse Market Report

    11 Mar 2015 | 4:27 pm
    2014 Manhattan Townhouse Market ReportThe Manhattan townhouse market had a phenomenal year as all three price indicators rose by double digits. This was particularly true for price per square foot, in which every neighborhood and property type posted strong increases.The number of single-family townhouse sales decreased 10% while multi-family townhouse sales increased 6%, leading to a 2% decrease overall. The only region that did not have an increase in sales versus 2013 was Downtown.Throughout Manhattan, the top end of the market thrived as the number of sales over $10M increased 26% versus…
  • UWS New Construction | 15 West 96th Street

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    15 West 96th Street, image by SLCE/Sackman EnterprisesYIMBY Revealed: 15 West 96th Street a new 22-story building, developed by Sackman Enterprises and designed by SLCE, will have five floors of community space topped by a residential amenity space and 16 condos. The Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District stops on the southern side of 96th Street, meaning 15 West 96th Street can proceed as-of-right, another rarity for new projects on the Upper West Side, which has some of the strictest land use rules in Manhattan.Other than the duplex…
  • Brooklyn Year End Market Review

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

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

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

  • Indiana May Clarify Religious Objections Law

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Gov. Mike Pence said he would support legislation to “clarify the intent” of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns that it could allow discrimination against gay people.
  • Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison

    MARK BINELLI
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    For years, conditions inside the United States’ only federal supermax facility were largely a mystery. But a landmark lawsuit is finally revealing the harsh world within.
  • Iran’s Top Negotiator Says Accord Can Be Drafted

    MICHAEL R. GORDON
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, said Saturday that he had had productive discussions with his European counterparts about the remaining gaps in a nuclear accord.
  • To Avert Repeat of 2008, Clinton Team Hopes to Keep Bill at His Best

    PATRICK HEALY and AMY CHOZICK
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Bill Clinton wants to play a central role in his wife’s presidential run, though he was often a frustrated and unpredictable presence in 2008, this time, advisers are trying to harness his gifts and rein in his impulses.
  • White House Memo: Wanted at the White House: A Fence That Says Halt! (With Curb Appeal)

    MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    The fence surrounding the White House is being temporarily altered, and is also being redesigned, after a number of intruders scaled the barrier and, in one case, made it inside the Executive Mansion.
 
 
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    NYY Homepage News

  • Drew, A-Rod go yard as Baker struggles vs. O's

    Bryan Hoch and Brittany Ghiroli
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Alejandro De Aza hit a three-run homer to back Tyler Wilson's impressive start as the Orioles defeated the Yankees, 10-2, on Saturday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
  • Betances has more to fix in Spring Training

    Bryan Hoch
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Dellin Betances would hate to get on the plane without another clean inning under his belt, so this is going to be an important week for the Yankees right-hander to iron out the wrinkles.
  • Minor Leaguers pounce on Sabathia's pitches

    Bryan Hoch
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    It's often said that Minor League hitters swing early and often, and CC Sabathia barked when his first pitch Saturday was slugged over the wall by Alen Hanson, an infielder with the Pirates' Triple-A squad. Sabathia served up two homers in a five-inning Minor League outing that he said was productive.
  • A-Rod adds third homer to consistent spring

    Bryan Hoch
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Alex Rodriguez slugged his third Grapefruit League homer Saturday, a solo shot to left-center off Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz, in the seventh inning of Baltimore's 10-2 victory at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
  • Gregorius to take time off with wrist sprain

    Bryan Hoch
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The Yankees are hopeful that rest will help Didi Gregorius' sprained left wrist after the shortstop was injured diving for a second-inning ground ball Saturday against the Orioles.
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  • Cohen takes a look ahead to upcoming season

    Anthony DiComo
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:17 pm
    SNY's broadcast team of Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling -- Gary, Keith and Ron, or simply GKR to Mets fans -- is entering its 10th season calling games on SNY. MLB.com recently caught up with Cohen to talk about this year.
  • Mets taking cautious approach with Black comeback

    Anthony DiComo
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Though Vic Black enjoyed a successful return to the mound on Saturday, throwing a 22-pitch bullpen session late in the morning, his status for Opening Day remains tenuous.
  • Mets reassign Rice, Castellanos, Bradford to Minors camp

    Anthony DiComo
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    The Mets reassigned left-handed reliever Scott Rice, outfielder Alex Castellanos and right-handed pitcher Chasen Bradford to Minor League camp on Saturday.
  • Sources: Mets, Duda discussing long-term contract extension

    Anthony DiComo
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The Mets and Lucas Duda are discussing a long-term contract extension, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations, which would keep the first baseman in Flushing well into his 30s. The Mets have not publicly acknowledged the negotiations, and GM Sandy Alderson declined comment on Saturday afternoon.
  • deGrom gets better of Strasburg, with help from long ball

    Anthony DiComo
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Jacob deGrom kept thriving, David Wright and Curtis Granderson kept mashing and everything continued going swimmingly for the Mets on Saturday in a 10-2 win over the Nationals.
 
 
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  • Rangers Assign Mackenzie Skapski to Hartford

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has reassigned goaltender Mackenzie Skapski to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Skapski, 20, has appeared in two games with the ...
  • RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD JAMES SHEPPARD

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired forward James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for the Rangers’ own fourth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Shep...
  • RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD CARL KLINGBERG

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired forward Carl Klingberg from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Lee Stempniak. Klingberg, 24, has split the 2014-15 season between Win...
  • RANGERS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN KEITH YANDLE

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired Keith Yandle, Chris Summers, and a fourth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for John Moore, Anthony Duc...
  • Rangers Recall Oscar Lindberg from Hartford

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has recalled forward Oscar Lindberg from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Lindberg, 23, has skated in 54 games with the ...
 
 
 
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    Gothamist

  • Woman's Decomposing Body Found In The Bronx

    Rebecca Fishbein
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    The decomposing body of a 46-year-old woman was discovered inside a home in the Bronx this morning, according to police. [ more › ]
  • Steven Spielberg's Sister Is Being Harassed By A Coyote

    Rebecca Fishbein
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Just as a great white shark once stalked Martin Brody's idyllic Amity Island beach, so too has a fanged creature put its mark on Steven Spielberg's younger sister, who says a coyote's been hanging out in the backyard of her Riverdale home. [ more › ]
  • Two Teens Ticketed By Cops For Jaywalking After Being Struck By Driver

    Jessica Warriner
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Two 16-year-old girls hit by a driver on March 14th were given jaywalking tickets as they were being treated in an emergency room for multiple fractures and deep bruising, according to a report in the New York Post. Beanca Moise and Jo-Anna Thiboutot were struck while crossing Flatbush Avenue in Sheepshead Bay and were taken to Kings County Hospital. [ more › ]
  • Please Don't Snap A Selfie At The Scene Of A Tragedy

    Rebecca Fishbein
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Two men are still missing in the aftermath of the East Village explosion that took down three buildings on Thursday. Firefighters are still sifting through the rubble, 2nd Avenue is lined with emergency vehicles, local businesses are demolished, and area residents have been displaced. So, though the East Village is still a super hawt place to hang out or something, it seems in poor taste to take a selfie so close to the scene of such a terrible and tragic incident. Right? [ more › ]
  • 3 Restaurants Destroyed in East Village Explosion

    Jessica Warriner
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Thursday's explosion in the East Village devastated three favorite neighborhood institutions, all in a row along a short stretch of sidewalk spanning 121-123 Second Avenue. Sushi Park—where the explosion occurred in the basement— Pommes Frites and Sam's Deli were destroyed in the impact and resulting blaze. The small area was like a microcosm of New York, writes the New York Times—a Japanese restaurant run by a Korean family, a Belgian fries shop run by a Bronx woman, and a bodega that's been run by one Indian family for close to 20 years. [ more › ]
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    nymag.com: Theater

  • Effectively Twee

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Handmade feel and scrappy charms characterized many of this year’s memorable productions—yet the cuteness didn’t leave behind a cloying aftertaste. How they pulled off their balancing acts.
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    26 Jan 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Find your theatrical match.
  • The 10 Best Plays of the Year

    8 Dec 2013 | 3:27 pm
    Jesse Green on The Flick, Fun Home, The Glass Menagerie, and more.
  • Holidays Can Be Such a Drag

    1 Dec 2013 | 5:07 pm
    Forget the Rockettes—this holiday season offers a crop of button-pushing drag queens, alt-cabaret stars, and neo-burlesque performances for all your non-family-friendly entertainment needs.
  • The Season in Theater

    28 Aug 2013 | 10:29 am
    What to see this fall.
 
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    Gawker

  • Outrageous Soccer Fight Features Head Kick, Brawl, Chase Scene

    Kevin Draper
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    This might be the wildest, most bizarre sports fight I have ever seen. Massive brawls between teams or alcohol-fueled fights in the stands I get, but this? Why did the goalkeeper trip the celebrating player, why did the second guy trip him, and WHY DID THE THIRD GUY COME OVER AND KICK HIM IN THE FUCKING HEAD?Read more...
  • Tiny Monkey Doesn't Quite Know What to Do with All These Puppies

    Hudson Hongo
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Do you know what to do half a dozen puppies? This monkey clearly does not.Read more...
  • 7 Shot at Spring Break Party in Florida

    Hudson Hongo
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Police say seven people, including several Alabama A&M University students celebrating Spring Break, were shot early Saturday morning at house party in Panama City Beach, Florida. Read more...
  • The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List [3.28.15]

    Jason Parham
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Are we being who we think we should be or who we think other people want us to be? Hyun Kim, meditating on the matter of habits, posed this question two weeks ago. But maybe it's less a question of who we think we should be and who we think other people want us to be, and instead a question of who we are. So, who are you?Read more...
  • Two More Cosby Accusers Come Forward with Disturbing Assault Stories

    Hudson Hongo
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    On Friday, two additional women came forward with claims they were raped by Bill Cosby, one of whom says she was just 17 at the time, The Wrap reports.Read more...
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    AtsJournal

  • Assistant Professor, Arts and Cultural Management, MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB

    Douglas McLennan
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve. The Arts and Cultural Management (AACM) program in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2015 and subject to final budgetary approval. AACM focuses on preparing individuals for careers working with a wide variety…
  • Carey Perloff: The Big Challenges For American Theatre

    Douglas McLennan
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    She’s disturbed by the way “many large-scale institutional theaters today have become roadhouses to incubate commercial productions headed for Broadway,” alarmed at the “relative paucity of female voices rising to the top of our profession” and frustrated that funding sources are so heavily focused on new-play development that there is “virtually no support for the training of actors” and not all that much for new approaches to the classics.
  • Tomas Tranströmer, 83, Winner Of 2011 Nobel Prize For Literature

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    “He wrote in exceptionally pure, cold Swedish without frills. His descriptions of nature were as sparse and alive as a Japanese painting. … His sparse output was highly praised from the moment his first collection, 17 Poems, appeared in 1954 and he was acknowledged as Sweden’s greatest living poet long before he won the Nobel Prize. He was translated into more than 60 languages.”
  • People Won’t Listen To Scientists ABout Climate Change? Fine, Then Let’s Dance Them To Undertsanding

    Douglas McLennan
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    “Scientists today believe that such critical information must be disseminated and quickly acted upon to avoid catastrophe. But that is not happening, as indicated by the ‘much talk, little action’ status of climate change. The central need is clearly not for more natural science research (although in many areas it would be very helpful). Rather, the social sciences and humanities need to be reorganized and refocused — ‘rebooted’ — to provide better understanding of human behaviors and how they can be altered.”
  • On YouTube: A Battle Over Fair Use And Superfans

    Douglas McLennan
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    “If you’re video maker who’s had a video flagged and you want to dispute it, the process is Kafkaesque. The copyright holder alone decides the outcome: It can uphold its claim. It can agree that your video does not infringe its copyright. Or it can do nothing at all for 30 days, during which time all advertising is suspended. Most likely, your video eventually is returned to you—but by that point, the damage is done.”
 
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    Eater NY - All

  • The Last-Minute Saturday Night Reservation Guide

    Layla Khabiri
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The best tables for your Saturday night needs. Eater scanned through all NYC restaurants on OpenTable and Resy with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: Open Table · Annisa (6:30)· Rubirosa (5:30) · The Modern (9:15) · Bâtard (7:30, 7:45) · Racines (6:45, 9:15)· Kin Shop (6:00, 6:15) · Somtum Der (6:15, 6:30) · Amali (7:00, 7:15) · Rotisserie Georgette (8:30, 8:45) · The Cecil (7:00, 9:15) Resy · Hill Country (7:30, 8:00) · Barchetta (7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00) · Aldea (7:30, 8:00, 8:30) · All'onda (7:30)…
  • 14 Excellent Doughnut Destinations in New York City

    Layla Khabiri
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Yeasted, cake and everything in between. New York is filled with doughnuts, but not all are created equal. There are far better ones out there than the average breakfast street cart, you just have to know where to look. So here's a guide to the best of them, from Bay Ridge to Harlem and all places in between. Whether you go for a classic glazed or something more high-end and out there, you'll find what you're looking for below. So without further ado, here are the 14 best places to get some deep fried goodness.
  • This Week's Top Stories on Eater NY

    Layla Khabiri
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Check out the 10 most-read stories on Eater this past week. 1) Sushi Park, Pommes Frites Destroyed in Massive East Village Building Explosion [UPDATE] A terrible explosion ripped through 2nd Ave near 7th Street. It destroyed a few restaurants including Pommes Frites, Sushi Park, Sam's Deli, and injured numerous East Village residents, many of whom are still displaced from their homes. Scott Westerfield 2) Flushing's Kum Gang San Ordered to Pay $2.67 Million to 11 Employees Kum Gang San, a restaurant in Flushing was forced to pay $2.67 in back wages after employees filed suit against…
  • Bar Sardine Launches Brunch; L'Apicio Hosts Tex-Mex Pop-Up

    Layla Khabiri
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Plus, a Rockaway-themed lobster pop-up and Corner Social's three year anniversary brunch. WEST VILLAGE — Gabe Stulman's Bar Sardine is launching brunch this weekend. Expect dishes like smoked white fish toast with slow cooked egg and dill, root vegetable hash, and the burger from Fedora. Check out the full menu below. [EaterWire] EAST VILLAGE — L'Apicio's Gabe Thompson is hosting a Tex-Mex pop-up brunch tomorrow. Expect staples of Tex-Mex cuisine including breakfast tacos, frito pie, and plenty of queso. There's even tres leches cake for dessert. [Eaterwire] CHELSEA — On…
  • Could the Grand Banks Team Open a Restaurant in an Old Oyster Barge?

    Devra Ferst
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    They're restoring an 1880's oyster barge and bringing it to Red Hook. The team behind Grand Banks, the idyllic seasonal floating bar in Hudson on a restored 19th century schooner, may bring another floating restaurant to NYC. Alex and Miles Pincus and restaurateur Mark Firth recently acquired the last intact New York City oyster barge in the country. The 1880's barge has been docked in New Haven for some time, but the team plans to start dismantling it on Wednesday and moving it to Red Hook. The trio isn't quite sure what will become of it once it's moved and restored, but it may be…
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    Racked NY - All

  • Creatures of Comfort, Trina Turk, David Yurman and More Weekend Sample Sales

    Rebecca Jennings
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    March's final weekend takes a bow with a total of ten (!) sample sales to shop, including Rachel Comey at Creatures of Comfort, Mode PR's buzzy multi-brand sale, and an unusually calm, swanky sale at David Yurman. Elsewhere in the city, Fort Greene boutique Jill Lindsey celebrates a weekend-long winter blowout sale, Canvas clears out its home goods overstock, and Trina Turk sets up shop for its very first sample sale at Chelsea Market. To see what's coming up next week, check the March sample sale calendar.
  • Marissa Webb Tests Banana Republic's Retail Boundaries in New Flatiron Store

    Laura Gurfein
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    More than a year after the fate for this former Barnes & Noble was revealed, the Flatiron District welcomed Banana Republic to 105 Fifth Avenue this morning. It's the chain's first store with an imprint by Marissa Webb, the creative director that was hired last spring to revamp the brand, and her touches are noticeable within your first few steps into the bi-level store. "People say, 'It's a huge corporation—how are you going to make an impact?' And it's by adding personality," Webb told Racked during a preview on Thursday. And that's in more than just her first…
  • Beacon's Closet Celebrates One Year In Greenpoint With Weekend-Long Sale

    Rebecca Jennings
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Your roundup of the best fashion-person events this weekend. GREENPOINT—Recent Broad City subject Beacon's Closet is celebrating one year at their new Greenpoint location with a bevy of weekend-long promo sales: Spend $100 and score $10% off; spend $150 and get 15% off, and spend $200 and get 20% off your entire purchase. Plus, everything with a blue tag is half-off. WILLIAMSBURG—Vintage boutique Antoinette brings out the rosé and PBR for a meet-and-greet with Brooklyn designer Wray tomorrow night from 7pm to 10pm. You'll also be able to shop the spring and summer collection, some…
  • Upper West Side Burrito Joint to Become IRO Store

    Rebecca Jennings
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    French label IRO Paris is opening its second store in the city, Commercial Observer reports, and as West Side Rag notes, it'll be in the former home of Harry's Burritos. What does this mean? It definitely doesn't mean that the store will smell like the lingering remnants of delicious carne asada and fresh guacamole. The boutique, slated to open in September, will take up both the ground and lower levels of the building (perhaps in the same space where a kitchen once whipped up thousands of tacos?), amounting to 1,560 square feet. "The corner is such a great corner. It feels like a…
  • You Can Now Buy Fashion Vapes at Odin

    Laura Gurfein
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Smoking culture has taken a decidedly fashionable turn over the last few years, from Oscar gift bags containing $250 vape pens to marijuana-friendly Denver writing about weed style for the city's leading newspaper. Further solidifying that status is the arrival of the Pax 2 vaporizer at Odin yesterday. The indie menswear boutique is the exclusive brick-and-mortar retailer of the sleek, lightweight device seen above, which is available online beginning April 2nd. Parent company Pax Labs, Inc. was looking to reach beyond their traditional vaping customer to reach out to…
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  • On House of Cards, Claire Underwood Wears Lipstick From Target

    Isabel Wilkinson
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Since I marathoned House of Cards a few weeks back, I’ve been replaying a few things in my head – Rachel walking down that long road (RIP), that final "I'm not goign to New Hampshire" exhcange, and Claire Underwood's totally spotless, no-hair-out-of-place beauty. The look, as House of Cards’ lead ... More »
  • It Costs Sia $5,000 to Get Ready for a Party

    Allison P. Davis
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    How do you get ready for a big party or special event? I like to apply a hair mask, dance around to Beyoncé, and preorder my late-night pizza. No matter how you prep for a fancy night out, though, it does not approach celebrity standards. Sia is on the cover ... More »
  • Soo Joo Park Is the First Asian-American Face of L’Oréal Paris

    Kathleen Hou
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    It's official: Soo Joo Park is the new global spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris, the brand's first-ever Asian-American spokesmodel. Park announced the news on her Instagram, calling it "the best birthday gift a girl could ever wish for." When asked about whether she considers her new role to be progress in the ... More »
  • When Is a Penis Too Good to Break Up With?

    Allison P. Davis
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    On occasion, the universe will grant you a penis (or a sexual encounter) so mind-melting you simply cannot envision life without it. It turns out there’s a phrase for this experience, one immortalized in a catchy song (that I can’t believe I’m just hearing for the first time): D2B, which ... More »
  • This Might Be Your New Signature Scent

    Ashley Weatherford
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Is it possible to update a classic fragrance and not ruin it? Such was the fear that perfumer Thomas Fontaine faced in creating Joy Forever, a reinvention of the classic fragrance Joy. Developed in 1929, Joy is considered one of the most popular (and expensive) fragrances of all time, only rivaling Chanel ... More »
 
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  • Woodhaven Select Bus Service May Get Physical Separation in Some Locations

    Stephen Miller
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Cross Bay Boulevard could get a wide planted median, bus bulbs, and a road diet. Image: DOT/MTA [PDF]After unveiling the preferred design for six miles of the Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service project earlier this week, DOT and MTA met yesterday with advocates, elected officials, and community board members to go into greater detail. The agencies are considering physical separation for bus lanes at key locations on Woodhaven, and they showed potential designs for the southern stretch of the project on Cross Bay Boulevard. Sources who attended the meeting said DOT is looking…
  • DOT Hires Sustainable Transpo Maven Michael Replogle to Guide Policy

    Stephen Miller
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Big hiring news from DOT today: Michael Replogle, who founded the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and went on to tackle transportation issues at the Environmental Defense Fund, has been hired as deputy commissioner for policy at the agency. DOT’s incoming policy director, Michael Replogle. Photo via Transforming Access “NYC DOT is very excited to have Michael Replogle return to New York to bring his three decades of expertise to New York’s streets in leading our Policy group,” Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement. “There are…
  • Parking Madness 2015 Elite Eight: Tampa vs. Fort Worth

    Angie Schmitt
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    It’s almost a shame that these two titans are meeting in the second round of the Parking Madness tournament, because both Tampa and Fort Worth look like they have champion potential. Yesterday, Syracuse knocked off Newport News, Virginia, to join Camden in the Final Four. Now it’s up to you to decide who gets the third slot. Tampa This crater advanced past Waterville, Maine in round one. Submitter Joshua Redman wrote: This area is adjacent to both the Tampa Bay Times Forum (where the Lightning play) and the middle of downtown. Aside from the sea of designated parking lots,…
  • Bus Driver Hits Woman at Intersection Where CB 9 Opposes Safety Fixes

    Brad Aaron
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    A DOT proposal opposed by Manhattan CB 9 would slow turns at Riverside Drive and W. 135th Street, where a bus driver hit a pedestrian Thursday. Image: DOT Yesterday, a bus driver hit a woman walking across W. 135th Street at Riverside Drive, an intersection in a crash-prone area where DOT has proposed a slate of safety improvements that are opposed by Manhattan Community Board 9. The West Side Rag reports that the woman was in the crosswalk when the driver of a double-decker tourist bus hit her while turning right from Riverside onto W. 135th. The victim was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital,…
  • Comparing 20 Years of Housing Growth in American Cities

    Angie Schmitt
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Here’s an interesting way to visualize how different regions are growing (or not). Using a tool developed by the University of Virginia Demographics Research Group, Michael Andersen at Bike Portland shares these charts showing where housing growth has happened relative to city centers. The dark brown lines show the number of occupied housing units at one-mile intervals from the urban core in 2012, and the orange lines show the distribution in 1990. The gap between the lines tells you where housing growth has happened, and there is huge variation between regions. In Denver, for…
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Another Blue Greek Cart Appears in Midtown West

    Yvo
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    OMG, you guys… I found another new-to-midtown (possibly entirely new?) cart. Actually, Lunch’er Dave sent in this tip: “There’s a little “Greek” cart on W 50th, across the street from the other carts, which does grilled meat in its plates and salads. I’ve been once, a couple weeks ago, and it was quite good, but [...]
  • New Asian Food Cart Pops Up in Midtown East

    Yvo
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Guys, I found a new cart (new to midtown, and seemingly just about 6 months old) today, and it sells something I haven’t seen at a cart previously. GET EXCITED. On my walk to the bank, I spotted this cart that seemed to be having issues of some sort as the cart was being turned [...]
  • Obao Packs a Punch and I Am Still an Idiot

    Yvo
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    You know those beautiful moments when it suddenly dawns on you that you are 5’8 and walk very quickly, able to cross avenues in mere minutes to those short people who take 20 minutes to walk from 5th to 2nd Avenue? No? Well, whatever, my office sits smack in the middle – not quite west, [...]
  • Shake Shack Tests Out The Lockhart Link Burger in Midtown East

    brianhoffman
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Lunchers of Midtown East are about to be some happy guinea pigs! In preparation for opening their Austin location, Shake Shack is testing out a brand new burger called the Lockhart Link. According to Eater now through March 25, you can get a taste of Texas only at the Midtown East location. The burger is topped with [...]
  • Benton Cafe on 45th is Still Pretty Great

    Yvo
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    Two years ago, the Cafe Zaiya formerly known as Oms/b on 45th Street became Benton Cafe and Chris reported how great it was. How has it fared with the test of time? Plenty of signs all around – both outside the store and inside – tell you what you can expect each day of the week. [...]
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    nymag.com: Nightlife

  • Best Nightclub

    22 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    To avoid the chaos of Wythe Avenue’s megaclub row, North Brooklynites have found solace at Good Room.
  • Best Forest Hills Tiki Lounge

    22 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Tiki freaks, rejoice! End of the Century’s ace drinks will take you back.
  • Best First-Date Bar

    22 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    The vibe at La Bodega 47 Social Club is sexier than that of your corner store.
  • Best New Local

    22 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Weeknights at Casablanca Cocktail Lounge are relaxed, while on weekends you may encounter a full-on dance party.
  • Best Bronx Taproom

    22 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The Bronx Brewery’s homespun taproom opened in Port Morris in October.
 
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  • What to Do on a Spring Day in Sheepshead Bay

    jennascherer
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    This post courtesy of Explore Brooklyn, an all-inclusive guide to the businesses, neighborhoods, and attractions that make Brooklyn great. North of Manhattan Beach and south of everything else in Brooklyn, this waterfront district is brimming with old-school Brooklyn character. Sheepshead Bay is named for a striped fish species that was once catchable in the adjacent bay, but these days is found in more southerly waters. The neighborhood once boasted a race track—originally for horses and later for automobiles—that shuttered in the early 20th century. A walk down Emmons Avenue, which…
  • Friday Blogwrap: Bathtub Mystery Solved

    Rebecca
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Giant-Bathtub Mystery Solved: “Float Ventures, LLC” to Occupy Space Above Buschenschank [PMFA] Newkirk Avenue Fire Victims Have Been Begging for Repairs for Years [DPC] NYCHA Quietly Sold off Supplies Needed for Repair in Brooklyn [NYDN] Watchmaker Shinola to Open First Brooklyn Store at Empire Stores in Dumbo [Crain's] Controversial Bushwick Building CastleBraid Full of Helpful People [Bushwick Daily] South Williamsburg’s Newest Boutique Is a Road Trip in Store Form [Racked] Gaslights of Brooklyn Heights [Forgotten NY] Photo by Juni Safont…
  • Closing Bell: Subway-Inspired Performances at the Transit Museum

    Rebecca
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Transit Museum is hosting its yearly “Platform” performances inspired by mass transit and urban development next week, where attendees can experience animation, dance, film and interactive art pieces. In a decommissioned subway station on Court Street, the Shakedown Dance Collective will perform “riffs on real-life NYC transit experiences collected from the general public” — including manspreading and public drunkenness. Genevieve DuBose will host a museum-wide game of human bingo, and Bob Goldberg will present a video time-capsule and live accordion…
  • 305 Livingston Street — An Emissary From the Downtown Brooklyn That Was

    Montrose Morris
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
      Name: Mixed use retail and residential row house Address: 305 Livingston Street Cross Streets: Nevins and Bond streets Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn Year Built: Before 1880 Architectural Style: Probably Italianate wood frame, now neo-Classical Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No Nowhere is Brooklyn changing faster than downtown. The pace is astounding. Many of the new buildings replace parking lots and banal government buildings that were built in the mid-20th century. But others replace much older building stock. Some of it was pretty ordinary, and some of it is a real loss. This…
  • From the Forum: How Does This Tile Look? Grout Suggestions?

    Cate
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Mapei or Bostik grout? Color suggestions? What grout do you suggest for bathroom floor and wall tiles — Mapei or Bostik? And we’re looking for a gray, similar to these photos. Does anyone know what color this could be? And while we’re at it, what do you think of using the large subway wall tile with the octagon dot floor tile? (Click through to see the floor tile and some answers from readers.) nyc_sport replied: Interesting that you note Mapie or Bostik; in my recent two renovations the tile pros suggested Laticrete or Tec grout. But we did an oversize subway tile wall with similar…
 
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    Serious Eats: New York

  • Why the Knish Became New York's Miss Congeniality

    Chris E. Crowley
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    "People used to say, 'the streets in New York are paved in gold,'" Laura Silver said to me over the phone. "No they're not. They're paved in knishes." Born in Brooklyn and bred in Queens, Silver is the world's leading authority on the knish, and she knows just how vital it is to Jews'—and New Yorkers'—culinary heritage, even if everyone else forgets about the poor thing. Read More
  • The Makings of Beecher's Amazing Flagship Cheese

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

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

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

    Max Falkowitz
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Next to dumplings, I don't know a better gateway dish to other cultures than meatballs. So if you're looking to expand your culinary horizons, take yourself on this meatball world tour of New York, the tastiest non-Italian meatballs I can find. Read More
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  • Video Of The Week: Talking VC With Mark Suster

    Fred Wilson
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Mark asked me to come on his TV show before leaving LA and I did that last week. It is an hour long broad ranging conversation about the venture capital and startup business.
  • Feature Friday: Archives of Live Broadcasts

    Fred Wilson
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    I wrote about the live broadcasting craze earlier this week. There are three significant players in this market, YouNow, Twitter/Periscope, and Meerkat. I’m a shareholder in two of them (YouNow is a USV portfolio company and we own a lot of Twitter stock personally). So I’ve been quite interested to see how this market is shaping up and I’ve been using all three apps this week. I should say that I don’t see myself as a broadcaster. That may change. But I honestly don’t know what parts of my day are interesting enough to broadcast and would be appropriate to…
  • Kingpins 2015

    Fred Wilson
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Insite is a great program that connects graduate students at leading universities to the startup community around them. It started in NYC and has been connecting graduate students at NYU and Columbia to the NYC startup community for well over a decade. It is now active in other startup communities around the US. They raise money each year for their NYC programs with a bowling event called Kingpins. Startup companies and VC firms buy lanes and half lanes and the result is a fun night of eating, drinking, and bowling. The startups and VCs mingle with the Insite fellows and all sorts of good…
  • Where Protocols Come From

    Fred Wilson
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s an interesting discussion on usv.com this week called Where Protocols Come From. Here’s the anchor to the discussion: Protocols play a vital role in computing, as well as a vast array of our online interactions. The device you’re reading on now has a USB connection; without it, your device couldn’t interoperate with other devices. You’ve probably sent an email to someone in the past hour; without the standard IMAP/SMTP protocol, you wouldn’t be able to send email to people who aren’t on Gmail. While protocols make interoperability possible, and in fact many are…
  • Comments On The Proposed Bitlicense Regulations

    Fred Wilson
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    Over the past year, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), led by Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky, has been attempting to create a set of regulations for virtual currency services. They called this set of regulations the “Bitlicense.” I have been following this issue closely and participated in public testimony before the DFS back in January 2014 that was a precursor to creating these new regulations. While these regulations will only apply to businesses operating in New York State, they will naturally be a precedent for many other states who seek to regulate virtual…
 
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    WordPress Tag: New York City

  • Electra Townie Green (Boerum Hill, Nevins and Bergen)

    shoplocalblog
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
    This woman’s bike has a great frame, ok back basket, good brakes, wheels and tires and the pri
  • unopened beauty products, boots womens sz 9, forever 21 etc clothes (greenpoint williamsburg brooklyn)

    shoplocalblog
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
    pickup today/tomorrow only. a bunch of highend beauty products, unopened, they just have parabens in
  • Are Long Commutes "Forcing" Women Out of the Workforce?

    ericacbarnett
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Image via Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. When making a broad generalization, it’s always best to have the facts on your side. Human activity is causing global warming. The death penalty is an ineffective deterrent. Always plant your peas on President’s Day. Which is why this Citylab story, festooned with the clickbait headline, “NYC’s Long Commutes May Be Forcing Mothers Out of the Workforce,” raised my truthiness antennae. (The original headline, since changed, was even more eyebrow-raising; “How NYC’s Long Commutes Force Mothers…
  • Halston + Yves Saint Laurent: Inspiring the Future of Fashion

    tailoredbytrevor
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Photo By: Trevor Greig Over this past week, I was able to travel to New York for a mini-vacation and while I was there, I was able to squeeze in some time to head to some museums. To my surprise, a free exhibition that stole my heart away. The Museum at FIT in New York City is holding an exhibition titled, “Halston +Yves Saint Laurent: Fashioning the 70s”. This exhibition showcases both designers iconic styles, prints, shapes and cuts through their time as leading designers during this time. Halston and Yves Saint Laurent defined high fashion in the 60s and 70s and created a style…
  • Flood Light Bulbs + Mogul 500W bulbs Various (Brooklyn)

    shoplocalblog
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Box of Various colored lightbulbs. Mostly flood lights, some new fluorescent ones and a few Mogul mo
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    YellowCabNYCTaxi.com

  • NYC taxi industry to propose cap on Uber

    YellowCabNYC
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    New York City’s taxi industry is gearing up to propose a cap on so-called black cars as the number of Uber cars outpaces yellow taxis for the first time. The proposed cap, which is still being drafted, seeks to halt the growth of livery cabs, also known as black cars, until city officials can study the impact they are having on traffic, parking and pollution, said Tweeps Phillips, executive director of Committee for Taxi Safety, an industry group. The planned cap comes on the heels of new data showing that the number of Uber cars in NYC has outpaced yellow taxis for the first time.
  • This is the financial proof that Uber is destroying taxi companies

    YellowCabNYC
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    The rise of Uber is destroying the traditional taxi business, according to this compelling chart from data compiled by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. It tracks sale prices of taxi “medallions,” the expensive licenses that give companies the right to operate a yellow cab: The data was compiled by Donut Shorts, a Twitter account for investors. Stocks that track the taxi business are down too (more on that below). The scariest part — for taxi companies — is the bottom part of the medallion chart, where the blue bars indicate sales coming from foreclosures.
  • Woman Blames Premature Birth On Being Roughed Up By Cabbie

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

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

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

  • Postcard Thursday: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

    Michelle and James Nevius
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Fire engines race to the scene of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, March 25, 1911Yesterday was the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, one of New York's greatest tragedies. We've dug up some interesting images from the Library of Congress: above, this photo evidently shows a horse-drawn fire engine racing to the scene of the fire. Below is a crowd of union supporters marching on May 1, 1911 (which is still Labor Day in most of the world, just not the USA). On one of the Yiddish signs is the number 146 -- the number of victims of the fire.May 1, 1911, Labor Day…
  • Postcard Thursday: Historic Brooklyn Heights

    Michelle and James Nevius
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    Grace Court Alley, photographed by Edmund V. Gillon (courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York)James had a story published yesterday on the history of Brooklyn Heights, which was designated a landmark district 50 years ago. Read the full story at Curbed: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/03/18/how_brooklyn_heights_became_the_citys_first_historic_district.php.(And, ICYMI, James also had an article on Monday on Curbed about Irish heritage in New York.)Above and below are some of the archival photos (though not, technically, any postcards) that didn't make it into the final story. At…
  • Irish History in New York

    Michelle and James Nevius
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Happy St. Patrick's Day. James had a piece published yesterday on Curbed that explores remnants of Irish history in all five boroughs. Follow this link to read "In Modern-Day New York. Reminders of Irish Roots Abound."The illustration above shows the Irish 69th regiment leaving from St. Patrick's Old Cathedral at the outbreak of the Civil War. The "Fighting 69th" are memorialized in Calvary Cemetery in Queens -- just one of a dozen places mentioned in the article.* * * * *Explore more NYC history inFootprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New YorkersIf you haven't had a…
  • Postcard Thursday: Castle Williams

    Michelle and James Nevius
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    This year marks both the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 200th anniversary of the conclusion of the War of 1812 -- and the subject of today's postcard is significant to both.Pictured above is Castle Williams on Governor's Island (erroneously called Castle William in the caption). The fortification was designed by Jonathan Williams, the chief surveyor of the army, and named for him in 1810. Williams is also honored in the name of the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, the street plan of which he laid out in 1802.One of many fortifications built in the run-up to the…
  • Postcard Thursday: The Vanderbilt Mansion and Plaza Hotel

    Michelle and James Nevius
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Today's postcard again takes us back to the era before 1907 when messages had to be crammed on the front of the card because the back was reserved solely for the address. You can also date this card as being before 1907 because the building on the right is the original Plaza Hotel. It stood on the exact same spot as the current incarnation, but was only around from 1890 to 1905, when it was demolished so that Henry Hardenbergh's new hotel could be built.The mansion at the left of the image is the most impressive of the many Vanderbilt mansions that formed a sort of "Vanderbilt Row" on Fifth…
 
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    Mommy Poppins - Things to Do in NYC with Kids

  • This Week: Spring Break Day Trips, Easter Crafts, Free Swimming Lessons Lottery

    Ravelle Worthington
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    While the official start of spring came with yet another snowstorm, temperatures are on the rise and hopefully here to stay as we gear up for spring break! If you're looking for ideas on how to spend the time, check out these fun excursions in nearby Jersey or our roundup of spring break camps, with something for all ages and interests. The upcoming break isn't the only thing on New Yorkers' minds. Hundreds of parents, teachers and education advocates are preparing to protest against Governor Cuomo's controversial education reform proposal in support of NYC public schools this Saturday. Also,…
  • The Wonder of Learning: A Free Reggio Emilia Exhibit for Kids to Explore

    Kelly O
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    As a parent of two young daughters who attend a Reggio Early Childhood Center called Amazing Magic Beans in Sunnyside, Queens, I was beyond thrilled to hear about The Wondering of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children exhibit. In previous years, Reggio exhibits have designated a small interactive area for kids due to space constraints. We lucked out this year with two different discovery-based ateliers in large open spaces where children can play and explore to their hearts' content. We went as a family and the girls had so much fun, we literally had to drag them out of there at closing…
  • Egg-Cellent Games

    Ally Noel
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    This simple idea is a great way to re-use all those plastic eggs the Easter Bunny may leave behind. All you need is a permanent marker to turn those eggs into these learning games.  There are so many different ways to make this game fun for your child. You can practice uppercase and lowercase by drawing the letters on each side of the egg and matching them.  Or, you can discover compound words by writing each half of the compound word on each end of the plastic Easter egg and see how many words you can create. Get some hands-on experience with word families by writing the endings on one…
  • Weekend Fun for NYC Kids: Concerts, Egg Hunts, Easter & Passover Celebrations March 28-29

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    It's an exceptional weekend for cool kids' culture in NYC. The funky circus arts show, Catch Me, opens at the New Victory Theater, plus there's our March GoList concert pick Brooklyn Kids Rock. You can also enjoy Easter egg hunts and a pair of musical Passover parties. Although it doesn't quite feel like spring just yet, you can still enjoy seasonal fun like the opening of the Prospect Park Carousel, and Coney Island's Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and Luna Park. These are just a few of the great things going on this weekend. All of our best bets are below. You can find additional…
  • 14 Family-Friendly Soho Restaurants: Cuisines and Desserts as Diverse as the Neighborhood

    Jody Mercier
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    Our month-long focus on Soho and Little Italy finishes up with a look at our favorite family-friendly restaurants in the area. Like the neighborhood residents, the food options are diverse. Our roundup has everything from fancy teas to pizza, rice pudding to crepes and the ever-popular cronut. So whether you're searching for a sit-down meal or just a sweet treat, here are the most kid-friendly dining spots in Soho and the surrounding areas. Read More
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  • Balzem Brings Mediterranean Delights and Warm Energy

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    26 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    BY BETH KAISERMAN Balzem 202 Mott St. in SoHo balzem.com/646-837-7033   The air in Balzem was positive and lively as a few writers gathered for a menu with wine pairings. Wine racks and vintage mirrors lined the walls, and an orange glow filled the room. The warm and intimate space seats 58, with long communal [...]
  • French Bistro Serves Up Health-Conscious Fare – Review of Le Village

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    8 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    BY BETH KAISERMAN Le Village 127 E. 7th St. East Village (212) 539-0231 levillagenyc.com The Gotham Palate was invited to a menu tasting at Le Village, Chef Didier Pawlicki’s East Village bistro. Pawlicki, also owner of La Sirene and Taureau, highlights gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan fare here. Seeing any sort of nutrition information on a French [...]
 
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  • Studio | 1 Bathroom | $585,000 | Chelsea

    Susan Singer
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    405 West 23rd Street Apt 3G | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 1 Kitchen | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 2 Living Area | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 3 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 4 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 5 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street Apt 3G 6 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street Apt 3G 7 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street, Apt. 3G Web ID#: 3413294 Description: Welcome home…
  • March On!

    Susan Singer
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    If you’ve visited these parts with any regularity, you may have noticed a few small changes. Corcoran Group Real Estate With the Joys of Spring just around the corner it’s the best time to March On! For some that means finding a new home and you’ve all turned to me in some way over time to accomplish that goal. In my case I’ve seized the opportunity to return to my real estate roots at Corcoran Real Estate! My career began here nearly 15 years ago and while Town provided another chance to hone my skills there’s no place like home. Corcoran is the pre-eminent…
  • RENTED: 2 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | $14,000/Month | Flatiron

    Susan Singer
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    S3 Sale Listing Template Living Room Living Room With Furniture Dining Room W/Empire State Views 1MadisonAve_SSinger_3 2nd Bedroom (facing South and West) Bathroom Floor plan The pool The gym Media room Billiards room 23 East 22nd Street #12A ListingID: 938037 Description: This new to market One Madison 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath gem awaits you! With open views north to the park and ESB views from both the Master suite and Living Room you’ll be bathed in light from both the west and north. Close your eyes and listen to the sound of opportunity knocking at your door. Open them and see yourself…
  • SOLD: 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | $759,000 | Chelsea

    Susan Singer
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    S3 Sale Listing Template 453W19th_3B_kit_WEB 453W19th_3B_lr1_WEB 453W19th_3B_br1_WEB 453W19th_3B_bath_WEB floorplan 453 West 19th Street, #3B ListingID: 407534 Description: NO BOARD APPROVAL REQUIRED! The height of hip at half the cost! Just steps from 10th Ave and the High Line this gut renovated One Bedroom home in a private elevator building is surrounded by new development apartments selling at $3-4,000 per foot! Buy this spacious home for a fraction of the price and you’ll never regret it! Your European styled kitchen includes all new stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinets…
  • 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | $3.2 Million | London Terrace

    Susan Singer
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    S3 Sale Listing Template 410W24th_11H_lr1_WEB 410W24th_11H_lr2_WEB 410W24th_11H_kit1_WEB 410W24th_11H_den1_WEB 410W24th_11H_br1_WEB 410-floorplans 2014 ammenities 410 West 24th Street, #11H ListingID: 943777 Description: Spectacular…that’s the first word you’ll utter upon entering this London Terrace Three Bedroom/Three Bath home, fully renovated and designed for living and entertaining. With eleven large closets it marries the practical with the extraordinary in every room. The open kitchen is fully decked in quartz counter-tops including a commodious serving and dining…
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  • A Calculated Risk

    Steve Coll
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In 1974, the Ford Administration conducted nuclear talks with Iran. Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, heir to the Peacock Throne and an American ally, had asserted his country’s right to build nuclear power plants. Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft sought a deal to reduce the risk that Iran could ever make an atomic bomb. They had to manage a restive Congress. A secret White House memo summarizing the problem noted that “special safeguards [that] might be satisfactory to Congress . . . are proving unacceptable to Iran.”See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Waste Not, Want…
  • Waste Not, Want Not, Eat Up?

    Hannah Goldfield
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    The other night, as I ate a salad at Blue Hill, in the West Village, a server approached my table with an iPad. “Have you seen this?” she asked. “Chef wanted you to see this.” By “Chef,” she meant Dan Barber, the man behind Blue Hill and Blue Hill Stone Barns, a sister restaurant and farm upstate. By “this,” she meant a photograph of a dumpster, into which a chute was depositing an enormous quantity of multi-colored scraps of fruit and vegetables—the runoff from a commercial food processor. The experience felt something similar to being shown a picture of what would…
  • Trapped in an Artistic Life

    Richard Brody
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Noah Baumbach, whose new film “While We’re Young” opens this weekend, has become the master of a genre unto himself: the personal counterfactual. In “Greenberg” and “Frances Ha,” and now once again, he looks to his own experience and character, and then films dramas that walk down the road not taken or that leave himself out of a story that involves him. “While We’re Young” is an imaginative fiction about a filmmaker who is like and unlike Baumbach in ways that determine the movie’s content, tone, and style. It’s set in the world of documentary filmmaking, one that…
  • Germanwings Flight 9525, Technology, and the Question of Trust

    John Cassidy
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Shortly before the dreadful crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, I happened to be reading part of “The Second Machine Age,” a book by two academics at M.I.T., Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, about the coming automation of many professions previously thought of as impervious to technological change, such as those of drivers, doctors, market researchers, and soldiers. With the advances being made in robotics, data analysis, and artificial intelligence, Brynjolfsson and McAfee argue, we are on the cusp of a third industrial revolution. From what I’ve read of their book, Brynjolfsson…
  • On Not Totally Seeing a Total Solar Eclipse

    Lavinia Greenlaw
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    There were only two places in the world from which this year’s total solar eclipse could be seen on land. One was Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago north of the Arctic Circle, and the other was the Faroe Islands, which lie halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroes bring to mind Edmund Burke’s definition of the sublime: “tranquillity tinged with terror.” Volcanic in origin, the islands are scattered over the water in roughly the shape of an arrowhead, erupting out of the sea in imposing basalt cliffs. But their light and landscape are muted—mellow greens, reds, yellows, and…
 
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    Manhattan-Living

  • Treat Yourself To Some Personal Spring Cleaning at Spa Castle Premier 57

    Glenwood
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    After months of anticipation, Manhattan finally gets its first Spa Castle location: Spa Castle Premier 57, a just-now-open, Midtown retreat sprawled over three enormous floors of the Galleria Building on 57th St. Here's what you need to know about the fancier, luxe-er version of the Queens mothership. Continue reading →
  • Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, Now At The Brooklyn Museum

    Glenwood
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Kehinde Wiley’s retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum is New York’s must-see art show of the spring. I saw it opening weekend; every weekend since then, social media feeds have been full of friends choosing different Wiley paintings to Instagram or tweet. If Wiley's work looks familiar, perhaps you caught it back in 2011, when his paintings were featured on top of 500 New York City taxi cabs while some may recognize his works which adorn the Lyon’s family mantelpieces in the hit show Empire. Continue reading →
  • Rossopomodoro’s Great Pizza Now Available Outside of Italy (and Eataly)

    Glenwood
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    You can take the pizzeria out of Eataly, but you can’t take Eataly out of the pizzeria. That’s why when Rossopomodoro, the international chain with 120 locations, including Eataly in Chicago and New York, opens its second Manhattan. The tasty menu includes everything from winter caprese salad to rigatoni with short-rib ragù. But pizza is the star, made with naturally leavened dough and baked in a gold-mosaic-tiled wood-burning oven. Hungry yet??? We are. Continue reading →
  • The Original “Mad Man” Paul Rand At The Museum of The City of New York

    Glenwood
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Who’s excited for Mad Man to return?! *RAISES HAND* We are! To prep for the series finale the Museum of The City of New York recently opened an exhibit by the original ‘Mad Man’. Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand features more than 150 advertisements, posters, corporate brochures, and books by this master of American design. Born in Brooklyn in humble circumstances, Rand (1914-1996) launched his career in the 1930s with magazine cover design and, starting in the early 1940s, he worked as an art director on Madison Avenue, where he helped revolutionize the advertising…
  • Earth Day Special! 8 Great Eco-Friendly Restaurants

    Glenwood
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    With Earth Day coming around again on April 22, one of these easiest ways to make a tiny difference as you go about your daily routine is to patronize eco-friendly NYC restaurants, those places committed, to varying degrees, with sustainable farming practices, organic products, repurposed materials, renewable energy, waste composting... anything that lessens their ecological footprint on our well-trod home. Check out this great list of our favorite NYC eco-friendly restaurants. Continue reading →
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    New York Netwire

  • Class Action Against Lumber Liquidators Inc. announced by Weitz and Luxenberg PC

    Janice Sand
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — New York-based Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., on Wednesday filed a class action lawsuit seeking to make Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (NYSE:LL), pay restitution to consumers who purchased from the home-improvements retailer certain brands of laminate flooring found to emit high levels of health-harming formaldehyde, the law firm announced. Weitz & Luxenberg said the class action alleges Toano, Virginia-based Lumber Liquidators knew the flooring gave off unlawfully high levels of potentially cancer-causing formaldehyde fumes, but concealed that…
  • Emilio N. Francisco, PDC CEO, Announces Acquisition of EB-5 Regional Center

    Janice Sand
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    COSTA MESA, Calif. /New York Netwire/ — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and CEO of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, today announced the acquisition of ZGlobal Southern California EB-5 Investment Regional Center (http://zglobalregionalcenter.com). The EB-5 visa is a federal program launched in 1990 that allows foreign nationals to apply for permanent residency in the U.S. in exchange for investing $1 million in a U.S. business. Each investment is required to generate at least 10 jobs. ZGlobal has been designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to…
  • Vanity Phone Numbers by RingBoost Prove Powerful Marketing Tool for Small Business

    Janice Sand
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — So-called “vanity phone numbers” offer a unique and easy marketing opportunity for small businesses. Once you acquire a vanity, easy to remember phone number from RingBoost, it’s yours, a unique asset. Like a piece of property, no one else can own it. That proposition led Gregg Hamerschlag and Paul Faust to found vanity phone number provider RingBoost (http://www.ringboost.com/) 10 years ago. Offering vanity, easy to remember phone numbers has become a passion for the RingBoost team, which this year expanded from 12 to 30…
  • Data Breach Lawsuit Against Premera Blue Cross launched by Weitz and Luxenberg PC

    Janice Sand
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — New York-based Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. today filed a class action lawsuit against Seattle-based Premera Blue Cross on behalf of policy holders who lost sensitive private information as a result of a massive, sustained hacking of Premera’s computer systems, the law firm announced. What made this particular cybercrime even more egregious is that the victims were not told about it until six weeks after the health insurer discovered it, Weitz & Luxenberg explained. The class action – filed in federal court – seeks an…
  • Former Director of American International Industries, Inc. Files Civil Lawsuit Against Appraiser in Response to TALCB Investigation Results

    Janice Sand
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    HOUSTON, Texas /New York Netwire/ — Scott Wolinsky, a former director of American International Industries, Inc. (“American”; OTC:AMIN / OTCMKTS:AMIN), and Maria T. Wolinsky, his wife, filed a civil lawsuit (Cause No. 2015-16578) against the appraiser of many of AMIN’s properties, George Kahle Group, LLC and its owner, George F. (“Jeff”) Kahle, III, on 03/20/2015 in the 190th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. The lawsuit was filed by the Wolinskys following the entry of an “Agreed Final Order” between Kahle and the Texas Appraiser…
 
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    Full Access NYC

  • Women Are Best Celebrated Just As They Are

    Full Access NYC
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    By Marsha Clarke The month of March is national women’s month, and this year I had the very good fortune to celebrate the 1st of March otherwise know as International women’s Day with some extraordinary artists who honored other artists from their respective countries.  South Oxford Space in […]
  • Blackening Spice Bison Steaks

    Full Access NYC
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:07 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Spring has arrived and it is time to bring the grill out of storage.  The following recipe calls for bison steaks (which can be delivered from FreshDirect or picked up from Whole Foods, Citarella and other speciality retailers around the city.  The meat is lean and works […]
  • Hip Hop Recording Artist Releases New Album “Character”

    Full Access NYC
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:16 pm
    By Nick Christophers ETCETERA is an artist that offers talent, style, charisma and emotion in every move he makes. His new album “Character” is a blend of all those elements and more. The eleven tracks that grace this album are ripped from the pages of his life and […]
  • Homemade Moules

    Full Access NYC
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Moules and Frites might have originated in Belgium but it is definitely a New York staple.  The dish is offered in bars, cafes and restaurants around the city and is a popular happy hour special item.  You can try places like B. Cafe, Flex Mussels and Dive […]
  • Central Park: A True Winter Wonderland

    Full Access NYC
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    By Katie Donovan At the beginning of every week, I check my weather app on my iPhone to see what the week has in store for me, and my fellow New Yorkers. While last week showed that Tuesday should have snowed, it barely did. I must have missed […]
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    Long Island Pulse

  • Where Awesomeness Tempts From Every Angle

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    24 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    America’s oldest state capitol Annapolis, Maryland is an iconic, charming, thought-provoking destination, and with good reason—awesomeness tempts you from every angle. The Naval Academy (you don’t get it until you take the tour), America’s oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use (intimate, gorgeous, screams history), and the epic leisure-boat port vibe are just part of the appeal in America’s Sailing Capital. The collection of shops and restaurants/bars is a medley of colorful storefronts in a “Museum without Walls” that boasts more 18th-century brick buildings than…
  • The Renaissance of the Travel Agent

    info@lipulse.com
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    I don’t usually write about travel trade shows, but recently I traveled to Minnesota to answer a question: Is the option to book your vacation through an airline a good idea? We’ve all been disappointed by an airline, whether it be mechanical or weather-related delays, change fees, natural disasters, or last-minute booking price gouging. So, why make the airline your vacation ally? MLT Vacations—a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines that operates Delta Vacations—hosted its annual MLT University, a three-day conference with classes to fine-tune the fine art of being a travel…
  • Florida’s Emerald Coast

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    6 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Florida’s Emerald Coast Scenic Highway 98 parallels the Emerald Coast shoreline within this 100-mile stretch of the Florida panhandle. When people say it has sugar-white sand (actually fine quartz flakes) and emerald colored waters, believe them. The upland estuaries that have been feeding these beaches for millenniums creates this sugary magic. On the opposing sides of the Emerald Coast’s beaches, the sand turns back into, well, sand. Resembling the Bahamas, tourism-friendly Destin and Fort Walton are separated by a five-mile expanse of wide-open and ‘undeveloped’ Okaloosa Island…
  • How to Shop Outside the Shop—Thai Style

    info@lipulse.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    After covering Borneo’s annual Rainforest World Music Festival, I visited Thailand as it weathered one of its seemingly annual government ‘coups.’ However, despite the global media portraying another Armageddon, it was business as usual in the Land of Smiles. Even better, it was June, thus blissfully offseason. The last time I visited the southern beach town of Krabi—1987 in backpacker mode—it was mostly Euro-backpackers, when $5/day covered food, thatched-roof camping, and whatever party mode you fancied. Seems everything changes (except the Knicks sucking). Thailand’s Centara…
  • Cruising Route 66, Ozarks Style

    info@lipulse.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    “Do you need a ride?” –offer from elderly woman at Springfield Airport Author with Springfield Mayor Robert Stephens (and charitable parking meter) I’m nearing the detour in my travel writing career where I’m sometimes ready to just say no—I’m hoping it’s just a temporary burnout. To weather this hiatus, I’ve released my fourth book, The Directions to Happiness, which chronicles my 135-country quest for, well, everything. Feeling homey, I now pine for moments of Americana bliss. Given the chance to write about LA, Boston, Miami, or say, Springfield, Missouri, I’d choose…
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    Tracy's New York Life | A New York City Lifestyle Blog

  • A Must-Read Scrapbook of Late-Night New York + A Baby Lamb + Hacking the NYC Subway + More Linkage

    Tracy Kaler
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    THE WORD'S OUTby Tracy Kaler New York City transforms into a different city after midnight. {via James Maher}A scrapbook of late-night New York. You don't want to miss this. {NY Mag}New York City-based women directors are front and center at the TriBeCa Film Festival 2015. {TriBeCa Film}Baby lamb Smokey becomes the talk of the town. {Laughing Squid}READ MORE »
  • 5 Reasons I'm Excited About 'Younger'

    Tracy Kaler
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    by Tracy KalerSutton Foster will star as Liza in the new TV series, "Younger." {credit}I am getting more and more excited with every passing day about the new NYC-based television show, Younger, which premieres on TV Land on March 31. In case you don't know much about the plot, here's the gist.Younger tells the story of a 40-something Jersey woman who can't get a job or a date. Liza's husband of 20 years has left her high and dry, and she has no choice but to reinvent herself as she tries to re-enter the workforce. Realizing that her lack of skills and age are…
  • Our 5 Favorite Burgers in Brooklyn

    Tracy Kaler
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    The BBQSStraight from the outer boroughsby Jerry Del Priore           Where's the best Brooklyn burger? {credit}Whether it’s pizza or Italian heros, Brooklyn is widely known for its incredible fare. And when it comes to hamburgers, the Borough of Kings doesn’t disappoint in that department either. While you won't run short on choices, you might discover that some are hardly worth the jaunt. With that being said, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite Brooklyn burgers sure to satisfy your carnivorous appetite.READ MORE »
  • A Beginner’s Guide to the New York City Laundromat

    Tracy Kaler
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    LIFE IN THE APPLEby Lauren MalamalaMost NYC renters don't have the luxury of laundry facilities in their apartment buildings. {credit}After living in a rent-stabilized apartment without laundry facilities for two years, words can’t express how happy I am to now live in a building that has a great laundry setup in the basement. I consider it a luxury. Most of the affordable rental apartments in the city, however, aren’t equipped with washers and dryers, so frequenting a nearby laundromat is a normal part of life for New Yorkers. For NYC newbies, here’s a quick beginner’s…
  • Brooklynite India Carney Chats About Her Journey on 'The Voice' and Her Hometown

    Tracy Kaler
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    COFFEE BREAKA chat with a fascinating New Yorkerby Tracy KalerBrooklyn-raised India Carney performs on The Voice.If you're a fan of the hit television show, The Voice, you're well aware of India Carney's heartfelt interpretation of "New York State of Mind." Using her powerful vocals and soulful style, the native New Yorker garnered almost immediate attention from the judges, which was clear when all four flipped their chairs to see the face behind the voice during her blind audition.READ MORE »
 
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    Breaking News and Opinion on The Oistii

  • Crash A320: Germany in shock

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Crash A320: Germany in shock"This tragedy is totally inconceivable dimension," Merkel said in a brief statement to the press.  The latest revelations about depression Andreas Lubitz pilot made by the newspaper "Bild", the Germans remain in a stupor."Fear." The word comes back to Germany after the revelations about Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who caused the plane crash Germanwings in which 150 people died. "This tragedy is totally inconceivable dimension," Merkel said in a brief statement to the press."This goes beyond comprehension," said German Chancellor."We are stunned by Lufthansa,…
  • Couscous salad

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Couscous salad  Ingredients (one person):150g couscous1 red pepper1 tomatoA few leaves of fresh mint1 bunch of parsley10 black olives1 lemonSalt and pepper4 tbsp. tablespoons olive oilpreparation:Put the couscous in a bowl, pour in the same amount of warm slightly salted water. cover upand let rise.In another bowl mix the tomato and bell pepper diced, chopped herbs, the juice of oillemon a little salt and pepper.Fluff the cooled couscous with a fork. mix it with the preparation and olives. refrigerate atleast 1 hour or overnight for best salad that is very fragrant.
  • Chocolate cookies and coffee

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:34 am
    Chocolate cookies and coffee  ingredients1/2 tray of butter400 g milk chocolate tablets2 c. in s. cream4 packets of biscuits type 'little butter1 large bowl of cold black coffeepreparationA very low heat, melt the butter with the chocolate.Stir constantly to avoid sticking chocolate.Off the heat, add the cream.You must obtain a mid-thick semi-liquid consistency.Prepare a large rectangular dish, place parchment paper.Prepare small butter and the cup of coffee.Quickly dip the biscuits ...And have ... on the flat one after another, made ​​3 rows.Must tighten.Spread a layer of…
  • Banks With Checking Accounts

    6 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Banks With Checking Accounts  BNP Paribas file is part of a change in strategy of American justice, which should lead to the questioning of other large banks and financial intermediaries but also by other economic actors smaller.  Two other major French banks, Societe Generale and Credit Agricole, Deutsche Bank and the Mexican subsidiary Banamex Citigroup are among the establishments investigated for alleged money laundering or alleged violation of the sanctions, according to sources familiar with the matter.  The Department of Justice and other agencies, including the…
  • The connected car is of interest to investors

    6 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    The connected car is of interest to investors  Technology and telecom groups could be the big winners of the revolution of the connected car, an estimated $ 50 billion over the next decade that could encourage investors to shift from conventional builders market.  Manufacturers of semiconductors such as Infineon and technology giants like Google are very involved in "smart" cars that move without a driver or use applications on your mobile phone from the dashboard.  Automakers like Nissan Motor, Audi (Volkswagen Group) or Toyota also developing their own unmanned vehicles,…
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  • Its Only a Play Broadway Comedy | Nathan Lane Returns

    NYC Insider Guide
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    It’s Only a Play, starring Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing and Nathan Lane (3/31/15-6/7/15)  opened to RAVE REVIEWS and continues to be extended well past it’s original closing date, so now is the time get your tickets!!  This hilarious ensemble comes together in a comedy written by four-time Tony winner Terrence Mcnally and directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien—a celebration of theatre at its best…and theatre people behaving their not-so-best.  It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender—and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.
  • New York Pass – New in 2015 – 10 Day Pass Available and Huge Sale

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    26 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    The New York Pass just added a brand new 10 Day Pass, allowing more time to see the 80+ attractions and tours they offered. In celebration of their new product, they are on sale: $30 off 3 & 5 day Pass and $40 off 7 & (New) 10 day Pass – through 3/31. The post New York Pass – New in 2015 – 10 Day Pass Available and Huge Sale appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • The Visit Broadway Musical Starrring Chita Rivera Previews Begin March 26

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    25 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    Two-time Tony winner CHITA RIVERA stars as Claire Zachanassian, the world’s wealthiest woman, who returns home to the man (ROGER REES) who spurned her as a girl. What she does next shocks the town, and makes for a thrilling new musical (Previews Begin March 26) The post The Visit Broadway Musical Starrring Chita Rivera Previews Begin March 26 appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Disney Live Three Classic Fairy Tales | April 2015

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    24 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they bring you the enchanting adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Dream with the princesses, cheer for the heroes as they conquer the villains, and lose yourself as Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales casts its spell. Full of the music you love, fun choreography, sparkling costumes and special effects, this show is pure magic. April 2-19, 2015; Kings Theater, MSG, Nassau Coliseum, Izod Center. The post Disney Live Three Classic Fairy Tales | April 2015 appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Sample New York City Vacation Itineraries

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    21 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Sample NYC Vacation Itineraries- NYC Insiders Share Their Trips. New York City Vacations offer so many incredible things to do, sometimes its hard to know where to start planning. Here are some example NYC vacations to get you started including Best of New York City in a weekend, One Day in NYC, New York City Vacation with Kids, NYC Architecture Tour, Ten Reasons I Love New York City and many more! The post Sample New York City Vacation Itineraries appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
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  • 7 Amazingly Easy Steps to Mining Your Potential Customers

    Lake B2B
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Step 1: Develop a plan It is most crucial to develop the right plan with a set objective. To sketch a plan, find out who would make an ideal customer for your business, what department influences the purchase and which roles play the decision makers in buying your products or services. Once these questions are answered, develop a plan to put your marketing messages in their decision making cycle. Step 2: Make your presence felt Brand recall plays a key role in making your presence felt. Sales is often influenced when potential customers hear about your products and services in several ways…
  • Getting Your SEO Right In 2015; What You Need To Know?

    Lake B2B
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    By the simplest definitions, SEO dictates the relationship between search engines and a website, regardless of device. As the popular search engine’s algorithms change, SEO specialists try to align their SEO efforts to have a good relationship with google (and all search engines). Here are things to note to get your Search Engine Optimization right to drive your marketing efforts. 1. Content Drives Rankings While SEO remains the key technical element, content will be the key driver of rankings. Business will need to shift their focus on creating quality content and distribute them on right…
  • The Five Ws of Effective Email Marketing

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

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

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