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  • Artistry: Sculpture Makes Plain Rooms Look Like Amazing Architecture

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    Jenny Xie
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Photo c/o the Grand Rapids Art Museum via Slate Quite a few elaborate art projects have managed to liven up a plain white room (oft with bizarre things like geodes and tiny wooden tiles), but perhaps none has been able to transform every single inch of an empty space quite as simply and beautifully as Intersections, the geometric sculpture by Indiana-based artist Anila Quayyum Agha. The work has actually just won both the jury and public grand prizes at the sixth annual international ArtPrize competition, a first in the history of the event. Dangled in the center of a large, high-ceiling room…
  • Edward V. Regan, Longtime New York State Comptroller, Dies at 84

    NYT > New York
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As politicians go, Mr. Regan, known as Ned, was as unflashy as they come: a reserved watchdog of the public cash box known for fiscal competence and political reticence.
  • Protesters Link a Queens Project to Brooklyn Rents

    NYT > N.Y. / Region
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Housing advocates are linking approval of Astoria Cove not just to its having affordable units but to demands that its developers, Alma Realty, roll back rent increases elsewhere.
  • US airdrops arms to Kurdish opposition fighters in Syria

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    Associated Press
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops...
  • Meters may soon allow payment an hour before parking rules take effect

    Daily News - News
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Drivers may soon be able to feed pesky muni-meters up to an hour before parking restrictions set in each day, according to state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who pushed for the change.
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  • Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Activists took to the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse on Sunday to push for the legalization of marijuana. Several speakers called for reforms to drug sentencing laws, which activists claim unfairly target minorities. They also called on Gov. Chris Christie to stop “interfering” with the state’s medical marijuana program and instead do what he can to help patients. More than 250 people took part in the rally, including medical marijuana advocates and those who want the drug legalized, according to published reports. Many…
  • Woman Injured In Drive-By Shooting On Long Island

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    WYANDANCH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A woman was injured in a drive-by shooting that targeted a home on Long Island Saturday night. “I woke up to gunshots. It was loud, very loud,” said Nathalie Narcisse. As CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported, bullet holes can be seen in the walls of Narcisse’s home on Henry Street in Wyandanch. Officials said at least 10 shots were fired at the house that she shares with her father, mother and sister. The bandages on Narcisse’s leg and thigh are a constant, sobering reminder of how close she came to death. “I could have…
  • 5 Devastating Week 7 Losses

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Week 7 is a make it or break it week or a lot of teams. This week featured a lot of divisional matchups which are heavily important especially in the standings game. With many teams making big statements like the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts many teams failed to get an important that could come back to haunt them in the weeks to come. Here are five teams that suffered devastating losses in Week 7. 5. The New York Jets The New York Jets have been the laughing stock of the NFL season thus far. The New York media isn’t easy but coming into Week 7 the 1-5 Jets didn’t do…
  • NYC First Responders Test Readiness With Simulated Bus Crash Drill

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More than 100 first responders sprang into action Sunday on Randall’s Island. Police, firefighters and staff from the city’s Office of Emergency Management took part in a joint disaster drill, CBS 2 reported. Their biggest test was a simulation of a bus that crashed into a building and then burst into flames. The workers were tested on their ability to control the flames, find the injured and give them emergency medical treatment. “You’re reminded of things that you learned in school, and then you learn new things that you just…
  • Rangers Net 2 In 4 Seconds, Lundqvist Stops Sharks

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored 4 seconds apart late in the second period, tying a New York Rangers record, and Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
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  • Ebola Nurse "In No Way Careless"

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    The family of Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson released a statement Sunday, indicating the Dallas nurse had not been careless in the days preceding her diagnosis.The 29-year-old nurse had cared for Ebola victim Thomas Eric Dunan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas in late September. According to previous reports, Vinson had worn protective gear while handling Duncan's bodily fluids prior to his death. Cruise Ship Docks, Health Care Worker Negative for Ebola Vinson flew from Dallas to Cleveland Oct. 10, two days after Duncan died, to visit her mother and fiancé and to plan her…
  • Another School Cancels Football Season Over Bullying

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Another high school football team in the tri-state area has had its season canceled over allegations of bullying.School leaders at Monroe-Woodbury High School have canceled the remainder of the season for the junior varsity team. NJ Locker Room Rules Reviewed After Hazing Scandal The decision comes after some players at the school in Orange County came forward with complaints about verbal abuse between teammates.The school district says it is investigating and has contacted the parents of the players allegedly involved. Sayreville Hazing Arrests Put Focus on Policies Seven high school…
  • Students Home Amid Ebola Concerns

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Two students from Africa who were scheduled to start classes at a local school will stay home past a 21-day waiting period due to Ebola concerns, despite the fact that they are symptom-free and are not from an area of Africa affected by the virus. EBOLA: FACTS AND FICTION  Amber Vinson Was "In No Way Careless" Prior to Being Diagnosed With Ebola A school nurse at Howard Yocum School in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey sent a letter to staff members informing them that two new students from Rwanda, Africa would be arriving at the school on October 20.“This…
  • 2 Arrested in SoCal Student's Death

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Cal State Northridge student whose remains were found alongside a freeway in Riverside County one month after he went missing, police said Sunday.No further information was released. The Los Angeles Police Department planned on holding a press conference Monday. SoCal Student Missing After Craigslist Car Deal Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, a 23-year-old international student from Saudi Arabia, was last seen on Sept. 17 at his home in Northridge. His remains were found about 11:50 p.m. Thursday alongside the 10 Freeway near the Cook…
  • Keene Cleans Up After Riots

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Keene State College students are trying to clean up their campus after the annual pumpkin festival in the New Hampshire city turned into mayhem Saturday.Several students who were outside the school Sunday morning told NECN they feel terrible about the distrubances at the Keene Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkin Festival Organizer to Reporter: "I Am Going to Pull the Plug On You" "We're out here trying to fix the Keene State name," said senior Lauren Faulkner."I think it's gone a little too far, and a lot of people are really upset with us this year," said junior…
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  • Monochromes: Inside Huguette Clark's Opulent Summer Estate

    Rachel B. Doyle
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the internet's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline; we'd love to hear from you. The beautiful Bellosguardo estate in Santa Barbara was owned by the reclusive Gilded Age heiress Huguette Clark, who at the time of her death in 2011 (at age 104!) had not set foot in the California manor since the early 1950s. Bellosguardo, atop a mesa and facing the Pacific, was one of several American…
  • TV TIME: Devising the Sterile, Stunning Hospital Interiors of The Knick

    Annie Werbler
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Photos by Mary Cybulski/Cinemax As world leaders wake up to the prospect of a hemorrhagic fever pandemic, The Knick, a period medical drama from Cinemax (of all places), offers a glimpse into the grim medical practices of just over a century ago. Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh abandoned an implausible "retirement" to direct the series, reassembling the creative team from his 2011 film Contagion for the project. Production designer Howard Cummings created the faithful Gilded Age environments, aiming for an accurate portrayal of New York in 1900 but using some less-than-obvious methods to keep the…
  • Artistry: Sculpture Makes Plain Rooms Look Like Amazing Architecture

    Jenny Xie
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Photo c/o the Grand Rapids Art Museum via Slate Quite a few elaborate art projects have managed to liven up a plain white room (oft with bizarre things like geodes and tiny wooden tiles), but perhaps none has been able to transform every single inch of an empty space quite as simply and beautifully as Intersections, the geometric sculpture by Indiana-based artist Anila Quayyum Agha. The work has actually just won both the jury and public grand prizes at the sixth annual international ArtPrize competition, a first in the history of the event. Dangled in the center of a large, high-ceiling room…
  • Awards: This 'Redbrick Ocean Liner' Beat Out Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano

    Rachel B. Doyle
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Image via Haworth Tompkins Architects Last night the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded Britain's most prestigious architecture award, the Stirling Prize, to the Everyman Theater in Liverpool, a project by Haworth Tompkins Architects with enough circa-2004 industrial stylishness to beat out projects by Zaha Hadid and Renzo Piano. The building, described by the Guardian as resembling "a redbrick ocean liner," has a large-scale work of public art serving as its façade; there are 105 life-size portraits of contemporary Liverpool residents mounted on moveable metal sunshades…
  • Recommended Reading: Creating the Revolving Restaurant; Planning a United Berlin

    Sara Polsky
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Welcome to Curbed's weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories. Please be in touch if you have a story to recommend. The Sunsphere in Knoxville, once home to a revolving restaurant. Photo by Flickr user Snowesq. 1. The 1960s saw, among many other curiosities, the rise of the revolving restaurant. Gizmodo has a delightful history of these restaurants and an explanation of their engineering. Rotating a floor, as it turns out, isn't particularly technically complicated. Mickey Steinberg, a structural engineer on several notable John Portman hotel…
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  • "Affordable Housing" in NYC - For Whom?

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    There are rich doors and poor doors - Are moderate and middle income New Yorkers being left out?When mayor Bloomberg first introduced the New Housing Marketplace plan in 2002, more than 40 percent of New Yorkers spent more than 35 percent of their incomes on housing, a position that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development considers cost-burdened.The original goal was to create or preserve 65,000 units of affordable housing by subsidizing or incentivizing new construction and rehabilitating existing affordable housing. In 2005, Bloomberg optimistically reset the goal,…
  • NYC Landlord Watch List

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:43 pm
    482 Central Park WestMayor Bill de Blasio recently signed a bill that will require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to post a list of  the names of landlords found in housing court to have harassed tenants on its website, hoping the public shaming will be a deterrent.The measure also increases the maximum penalty for such landlords to $10,000 per residential unit. The measure expands a 2008 city law prohibiting tactics, such as interrupting utilities, that are commonly used in an effort to force tenants to vacate an apartment or waive their tenancy rights.The…
  • Manhattan Market Report |Third Quarter 2014

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Manhattan registered a solid Third Quarter 2014 performance as strong sales and persistently low inventory continued to drive prices ever-higher. But while price per square foot continues to rise across the market, other market dynamics are starting to shift.The number of closed sales was the second highest figure seen in over five years. Because only Third Quarter 2013 was higher, Third Quarter 2014 registered a 10% year-over-year drop in sales. The number of sales is highly affected by two trends: limited inventory at low price points and the strength of the new development pre-sale market.
  • Pied-A-Terre Tax Proposal

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    A new pied-a-terre tax proposal  A new tax proposal being evaluated by Mayor de Blasio is a property tax surcharge on pied-a-terre residences valued at more than $5million owned by buyers from across the country and around the world.The tax of up to 4% a year would apply to all apartments and homes with a current market value of more than $5 million, and would exempt the primary residences of New Yorkers.People who have a primary residence in the city would still have to pay the higher tax if they own a second home valued at more than $5 million.The proposal would impose the tax…
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  • Preparing for a Fiery Emergency

    By The New York Times
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Members of New York City’s Community Emergency Response Team practiced search-and-rescue operations on Sunday as part of a training drill involving a simulated bus crash that was staged at the New York Fire Department’s training academy. The exercise was organized by the city’s Office of Emergency Management.
  • Draw My Beautiful Face

    By Victoria Comella
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Metropolitan Diary: The attractive woman to the subway rider's right let a stranger draw her picture with an attitude suggesting she was bored, not flattered.
  • Ravenous Opportunist Known by Many Aliases

    By Dave Taft
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Bluefish, found throughout much of the world, can be caught with a net, rod and reel, or just a can, a bobber and a hooked line.
  • The Compleat Taxi Chaser

    By Stephen Jones
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A poet noticed the similarity of competing for taxicabs during the daytime rush to trying to catch a fish in a roaring stream.
  • New York Today: Goodbye, Week

    By Annie Correal
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    Friday: The week in pictures, gorgeous weather, and a film festival all about time.
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  • Roberts hangs up cleats after 14 years in Majors

    Cash Kruth
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Second baseman Brian Roberts is retiring, according to The Baltimore Sun. The 37-year-old Roberts spent 13 of his 14 Major League seasons with the Orioles and played his last year with the Yankees.
  • Yankees begin hitting coach search with Magadan, Davis

    Bryan Hoch
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    As the Yankees' professional scouting meetings wrap up this week at Yankee Stadium, the club has started its search for a new hitting coach, setting up interviews with former big leaguers Chili Davis and Dave Magadan about the vacancy.
  • Pipeline Perspectives: Judge is best of the big men in AFL

    Jim Callis
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Aaron Judge didn't have the big season the Tigers' Steven Moya had in '14, but's Jim Callis says the Yankees prospect has a brighter future in the big leagues
  • Bird displays power, plate vision at all levels

    Bernie Pleskoff
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird has raised eyebrows with his left-handed power, earning the team's Minor League Player of the Year honor in 2013 and posting strong numbers in '14.
  • Yanks huddle up to draw offseason game plan

    Bryan Hoch
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    The Yankees started meetings with their professional scouts on Monday in New York, with general manager Brian Cashman's staff entering the beginning stages of outlining what must be done to get the team back to the postseason in 2015.
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  • Mets' strong crop of shortstop prospects on display at instructs

    Teddy Cahill
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    While shortstop has been an unsettled spot in the Mets' lineup in recent years, the club is amassing remarkable depth at the position in the Minor Leagues.
  • Work begins on right-center-field fence at Citi Field

    Anthony DiComo
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Construction is underway to move portions of Citi Field's outfield fence closer to home plate for the second time in three years. The Mets on Wednesday released pictures of their initial stages of fence reconstruction, revealing a modified wall in right-center field.
  • Defensive-minded den Dekker an able fourth outfielder

    Bernie Pleskoff
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Matt den Dekker's offensive contribution will be important to him and the Mets going forward, but his outstanding Gold Glove Award-caliber defense and above-average speed can be the most useful tools on a roster balanced with outfielders who hit for more power.
  • Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras

    Teddy Cahill
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Matt Reynolds, the Mets' No. 20 prospect, finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two runs to go with his homer. After starting the Arizona Fall League 0-for-7, the 23-year old shortstop said he has started to feel better.
  • Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

    Teddy Cahill
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.
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  • Rangers stomp Sharks at Garden as Henrik Lundqvist earns shutout

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    When it was sink or swim on Sunday, the Rangers unveiled this season’s first version of a balanced, four-line work ethic to overwhelm the Sharks. San Jose arrived at the Garden less than 24 hours after defeating the New Jersey Devils in Newark.
  • Islanders lose for first time this season, fall to Penguins, 3-1

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The much-maligned Pittsburgh Penguins’ penalty killers provided the lift needed to back up an already-sizzling power play. The Penguins killed a lengthy 5-on-3 just minutes before Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55 seconds apart in the second period, helping Pittsburgh hand the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night.
  • Antti Niemi stops 35 shots as Devils fall to Sharks, 4-2

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Logan Couture had a goal and two assists and Antti Niemi made 35 saves as the San Jose Sharks kept up their strong start to the season with a 4-2 win over the pesky New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
  • Rangers' Kevin Hayes now in line for success

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    When Kevin Hayes didn’t sign with the Blackhawks, when Chicago’s 2010 first-round pick hit unrestricted free agency this summer, and when he signed with the Rangers in August, this was the opportunity the 22-year-old center believed he deserved.
  • Line change: Rangers give Chris Mueller a chance

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    The Martin St. Louis experiment at center seems to have come to an end. On Friday, the Rangers recalled Chris Mueller and assigned J.T. Miller and Jesper Fast back to the Hartford Wolfpack, their AHL affiliate.
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  • Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. San Jose

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS Sunday, Oct. 19, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Sharks: 4-0-1 (9 pts) Rangers: 2-3-0 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their four-game homestand tonight, Oct. 19, against th...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS VS. CAROLINA HURRICANES Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Hurricanes: 0-2-1 (1 pts) Rangers: 1-3-0 (2 pts) TOMORROW’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand tomorrow, Oct. 1...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. New York Islanders

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Islanders: 2-0-0 (4 pts) Rangers: 1-2-0 (2 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand tonight, Oct. 14, ag...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Toronto

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Sunday, Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Maple Leafs: 0-2-0 (0 pts) Rangers: 1-1-0 (2 pts) TONIGHT'S GAME The Rangers will play their 2014-15 home opener tonight, Oct. 12,...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers at Columbus

    11 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Saturday, Oct. 11, 7:00 p.m. ET Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH Rangers: 1-0-0 Blue Jackets: 1-0-0 TOMORROW’S GAME The Rangers conclude their two-game road trip tomorrow, Oct. 11, against the Colu...
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  • Extra, Extra: Sex Has Existed For 385 Million Years

    Ben Yakas
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Because people still have sex, check out today's end-of-day links: humongous spider, white racial slur discovered, pumpkin festival mayhem, Arcade Fire TV profile, men eating salads in closets, and our weirdo spirit animal. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]
  • Video: Cop Reads Law Permitting Subway Busking, Arrests Singer Anyway

    Ben Yakas
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    A subway busker was arrested for loitering after a confrontation with an NYPD officer over whether or not he was allowed to be performing. The incident happened at the Lorimer Street / Metropolitan Avenue station on the southbound G train platform around 1:30 a.m. on Friday. [ more › ]
  • Corporations & Rich People Doing Everything They Can To Reelect Cuomo

    Christopher Robbins
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Thanks to real estate interests, corporations, and rich people, Governor Cuomo has $45 million in his campaign fund. But you can never been too careful when consolidating power, so Cuomo has been using the state's Democratic "housekeeping account" to pump unlimited amounts of corporate money towards his reelection effort. [ more › ]
  • Nibble On These 3 Food Events This Week

    Rebecca Fishbein
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Another week, another opportunity to conveniently "forget" to bring your lunch to work. And like most weeks in this fair city, there will be things to eat, and things not to eat. Here's where to do the former: [ more › ]
  • Stephen Collins Likely Won't Be Prosecuted For Child Molestation

    Ben Yakas
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Nearly two weeks since damning audio of Stephen Collins admitting to molesting an underage New York girl was released by TMZ, it seems he will avoid prosecution for his actions. [ more › ]
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  • Effectively Twee

    17 Oct 2014 | 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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  • 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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  • Dave Letterman's Cue Card Guy Fired For Assaulting a Writer

    Gabrielle Bluestone
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Tony Mendez, Dave Letterman's long-time cue card guy, got fired this week when he assaulted the Emmy-nominated staff writer he had been arguing with.Read more...
  • Indiana Man Confesses to Murder and Leads Police to More Bodies

    Gabrielle Bluestone
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    An Indiana man who confessed to murdering a woman at a Motel 6 also led police to the bodies of at least three other women this weekend.Read more...
  • Scientist Has Chill Run-in With Puppy-Sized Spider

    Brad Friedman
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Our eventual cession of global dominance to giant spiders came one step closer this month when a scientist detailed his encounter with a spider that weighs roughly as much as a puppy. The South American Goliath birdeater (real name!) has a footlong legspan and two-inch fangs. Its body is about the size of a fist and it is the largest spider in the world—that we know of.Read more...
  • Scientists Learn First Ever Animal Sex Was Done Sideways

    Dayna Evans
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    In a new report published in the journal Nature, scientists shared their discovery that the first animals to have sexual intercourse did so by boning side to side instead of missionary style. The fish creatures were so daunted by their "cumbersome genitalia" that this was the only way they could procreate.Read more...
  • “Super Drunk” Woman Mistakes Jail For Bar

    Brad Friedman
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    A Michigan woman was arrested early Sunday morning in a jail parking lot after she mistook the jail for a bar. The Associated Press describes the 39-year-old as “super drunk.” A breathalyzer revealed that she had a BAC more than twice the legal limit.Read more...
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  • Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Leads National Anthem At World Series Poll

    Suzi Steffen
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    “In a poll, homegrown opera star Joyce DiDonato was leading as of Saturday evening with about one-third (32 percent) of the 10,300-plus votes cast so far.”
  • Should We Turn To Science Fiction To Spur Science Innovation?

    Suzi Steffen
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    “As Neal Stephenson puts it, science fiction ‘supplies a plausible, fully thought-out picture of an alternate reality in which some sort of compelling innovation has taken place,’ producing icons that serve as ‘hieroglyphs — simple, recognizable symbols on which everyone agrees.'”
  • Elizabeth Peña, Co-Star Of ‘Lone Star’ And ‘Modern Family,’ Dead At 55

    Suzi Steffen
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    “Peña played everything from love interest to comedic sidekick in movies and on television for 35 years.”
  • Heirs Who Never Saw Any Money Sue Over Sales Of Nazi-Looted Art

    Suzi Steffen
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    “Turns out that the Kainer “heir” that has for years collected proceeds from these sales and other restitutions, including war reparations from the German government, is not a family member but a foundation created by Swiss bank officials.”
  • Britain, Give Back The Marbles Of The Parthenon

    Suzi Steffen
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    “Were a British national monument to suffer the same fate, I dread to think what the reaction would be. But again and again, I have been struck by the equanimity displayed by Athens. With the courtesy that one nation knows for another, the Greeks have trodden a path of conciliation over anger, placation over rancour, humour over hostility.”
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  • The Last-Minute Sunday Night Reservation Guide

    Layla Khabiri
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The best places to spend a leisurely Sunday evening. Eater scanned through all 1,315 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: · ABC Kitchen (6:00)· Betony (9:15, 9:30)· Boulud Sud (7:00, 7:30)· DBGB (7:00, 7:30)· élan (9:15, 9:30)· Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria (7:30, 7:45)· Jean Georges (9:15)· Khe-Yo (7:00, 7:30)· The Leadbelly (7:00, 7:30)· Lupa (7:00, 9:00)· Marc Forgione (9:00, 9:15)· Minetta Tavern (9:00, 9:15)· Narcissa (9:30)· Peasant (8:30, 9:00)· Perry St (7:15, 7:30)· Pig and…
  • Five Things You Missed on Heritage Radio This Week

    Peter C. Henry
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Five great stories you may have missed on Heritage Network Radio. Heritage Radio is the food-focused, listener-supported internet radio station that broadcasts from a studio attached to Roberta's in Bushwick. Every week, many of the big players in the food world host and appear on shows, and oftentimes they reveal interesting tidbits about their work. Here's a guide to five notable pieces of recent programming: 1) The Loss of the Indigenous NYC Oyster A pair of HRN reporters attended an event at the BBG hosted by the BOP, (respectively the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Billion Oyster…
  • 'The Bubbles Rocket Toward Your Throat at the Speed of a Sniper’s Bullet'

    Layla Khabiri
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    A weekly roundup of the lively discussions happening on the Eater NY forums. What's the Worst Restaurant Name of All Time? Chang Loves it, Oliver Hates it. So Here's the Question: Do You Like Bad Beer? · Where Do You Go For the Best Bubble Tea in New York? · For $60, Marta Will Do the White Truffle Tango · Best Restaurants for Solo Dining?
  • The Last-Minute Saturday Night Reservation Guide

    Layla Khabiri
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    It's Saturday night. Act like it. Eater scanned through all 1,390 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: · Aldea (5:45, 6:00)· Alder (6:15, 6:45)· Amali (8:45, 9:00)· American Cut (6:15, 9:15)· Au Za'atar (7:00, 7:30)· Blenheim (7:15, 7:45)· The Cecil (6:00, 9:30)· Edi and The Wolf (6:30, 9:15)· Frankies 570 Spuntino (7:00)· Hearth (9:00, 9:30)· Kajitsu (9:00)· Lafayette (9:30)· Maysville (5:45, 6:00)· Má Pêche (7:30, 7:45)· Nice Matin (9:00, 9:30)· Pearl and Ash (5:45,…
  • Empellon al Pastor Will 'Sneak Attack' Open Tonight

    Layla Khabiri
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    "...the only constant is pork on a tortilla." This afternoon at a NYCWFF panel titled Expecting the Unexpected Alex Stupak revealed his own surprise: his highly anticipated taco restaurant, Empellon Al Pastor, will soft open as early as this evening. Stupak also set the record straight when asked if he would be serving "traditional" al pastor tacos: Everyone asks if we're going to do traditional al pastor. And I say, what is that? I just spent four days in your city and could write a spreadsheet on the variants- the only constant is pork on a tortilla. The restaurant is expected to open at…
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    Racked NY

  • Before The Fray: Check Out 10 Crosby First at the Derek Lam Sample Sale

    Racked Staff
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Derek Lam and Derek Lam 10 Crosby sample sale begins at 10 am this morning, but we stopped by for a friends and family preview last night at 151 Wooster St. Our recommendation? Head to the 10 Crosby section in the back for the best deals before checking out Derek Lam's main line. 10 Crosby sweaters ($75) are plentiful and we noticed a variety of styles, including patterned, fuzzy and fisherman knits. For tops ($75), there's a good mix of summer and fall. Expect to see some really printastic tanks, crop tops, sleeveless, strapless and long-sleeved styles. Dresses ($100) are mostly…
  • Hangover Observations: Party Pics! See What Went Down at the 2014 Racked Awards

    Tiffany Yannetta
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Photos by Driely S. for Racked Last night was the 2014 Racked Awards: our celebration of the country's shopping and style game-changers. Winners from categories like the Best New Fitness Craze, Indie Fashion Magazine, and Online Store were feted alongside local retail pioneers from New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami. The party was held at The Venue at 409 in New York City's Meatpacking District, with music from DJ Nicole from Nina Sky, provided by W Hotels. Drinks were compliments of Brugal Rum and Glassful, and all of the food from Catch was inspired from your…
  • Weekend Shopping Report: Nine New York City Sample Sales to Shop This Weekend

    Laura Gurfein
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Clockwise, from top left: Bags at the Joy Gryson store on Atlantic Avenue (photo by Driely S. for Racked); A rack at last year's Derek Lam sample sale, dog leashes at the C. Wonder sample sale Here are the weekend's sample sales, laid out in handy map form. Be prepared to wait in line for the opening of the Derek Lam sample sale tomorrow morning (look out for a report later on tonight!), or instead see what's left of Fred Perry's sale on its last day. On Sunday, check out the final hours of C. Wonder, Joy Gryson, or Robert Marc. Head below to see all of the sales, with Dealfeeds linked to…
  • Listings: Upcoming Events at Jill Lindsey, Kate Spade Saturday, More!

    Rebecca Jennings
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Photo: @jilllindseystore/Instagram FORT GREENE—If you happen to step inside the Jill Lindsey store tomorrow, you may not recognize where you are—for one day, it'll be transformed into an UZI pop-up store featuring a new line from the brand. The wine bar and backyard, however, will remain the same—it's a lovely way to spend a Saturday. SOHO—Even if you're not technically friends with or a family member of an employee at Kate Spade Saturday, they're offering 30% off everything in the store all day in-store tomorrow in honor of their Friends and Family Sale. ASTORIA—Two things that one…
  • Grocery Wars: Now that the Fidi Fairway appears...

    Rebecca Jennings
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Now that the Fidi Fairway appears to be dunzo, neighborhood citizens have launched a petition to fill the two story, 52,000-square-foot space at 255 Greenwich Street with a Trader Joe's. If you, too, would like more crazy-cheap pumpkin-flavored products in your life, fill out a location request form here. Sigh...If only there were a petition to make that Opening Ceremony x Trader Joe's collab a reality. [Tribeca Citizen, Previously]
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    The Cut

  • Walk, Point, Shoot: A Model's Behind-the-Scenes View of New York and Paris Fashion Weeks

    Louise Parker as told to Isabel Wilkinson
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    For models, Fashion Week starts the week before the shows, with castings all over the city. You show up, walk for designers and agents, and hope to get picked. Sometimes you don’t find out if you’ve been booked for a show until the day before. Two years ago, I started ... More »
  • Look Book: The Goodwill-Shopping Art Teacher

    Alexis Swerdloff
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Trevor Crest, Teacher What do you teach? Art, to elementary- and middle-school kids at an all-boys charter school in Bed-Stuy. Right now we’re working on Joseph Stella–inspired pieces. You gotta have a hook. Last year, we did a unit on Banksy. They loved it. A lot of the concepts went ... More »
  • See Glorious Backstage Photos From Yves Saint Laurent’s Heyday

    Erica Schwiegershausen
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When the photographer Roxanne Lowit first started sneaking backstage at fashion shows in the late '70s, it wasn’t so much an artistic choice as a matter of convenience. “I didn’t have the credentials to be up front,” she explains now — adding that it also didn’t help that she was ... More »
  • See Rose Byrne’s Impeccable Red-Carpet Style

    Leah Rodriguez
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Rose Byrne, best known for her role in Bridesmaids, has been acting for two decades, most recently appearing in This Is Where I Leave You as the quirky girl next door. But despite having several Golden Globe awards and Emmy nominations under her belt, the Australian star manages to keeps a relatively ... More »
  • Pharrell’s Gender-Ambiguous Scent Is Confusing

    Ashley Weatherford
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Pharrell likes girls. I get it. But in his latest effort, GIRL, created in partnership with Comme des Garçons, he tries to smell like girls. Or have girls smell like girls. Or maybe have girls and boys smell like girls and boys. It's a bit confusing. Taglined, "For girls and boys," ... More »
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    Streetsblog New York City

  • Trottenberg: Federal Cuts Could Make MTA Funding Gap Even Bigger

    Stephen Miller
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said today that the MTA is making “optimistic assumptions” about federal funding as it plans its next five-year capital program. The agency has identified only half the funds to cover the projected costs of the plan, which maintains, upgrades, and expands the transit system. At a panel with top-level city agency heads this morning, Trottenberg, who sits on the MTA board, warned about a possible cut in federal support, which would further widen the funding gap. Polly Trottenberg said Andrew Cuomo’s MTA is too…
  • The Weekly Carnage

    Summer Greenstein
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. A motorist drove a truck through a bagel shop on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, injuring five people inside, including an infant. NYPD: “No criminality suspected.” Image: CBS 2 Fatal Crashes (5 Killed Since Oct. 3; 160 This Year*) Chinatown: Woman in Her 70s Struck on Canal; Driver “Didn’t See” Victim; No Charges (Streetsblog) Dyker Heights: Cristina Alonso, 38, Struck by SUV…
  • Maximum Penalty for Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock: 15 Days and $750

    Brad Aaron
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    The cab driver who killed 9-year-old Cooper Stock last January was charged this month with failure to exercise due care, a traffic infraction that carries a maximum 15-day jail sentence and a small fine. Cooper Stock. Photo: Barron Lerner via New York Times According to court records and the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, an arrest warrant was issued for Koffi Komlani on October 1. He was arraigned in criminal court on October 7, pled not guilty, and was released on his own recognizance. Here’s how the Daily News described the latest developments in the case, in a story…
  • Will Roosevelt Island Reach Its Potential as a Bikeable Neighborhood?

    Stephen Miller
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    While it doesn’t quite live up to the original vision as a car-free oasis, Roosevelt Island should be an easy place to foster low-stress bicycling. Photo: Stephen Miller By now, it seems almost all of Roosevelt Island’s 12,300 residents have heard about Anna Maria Moström, the cyclist left brain dead last week after a bus driver struck her while failing to yield during a turn. The quiet island, shaped into a mostly residential neighborhood by a 1970s redevelopment effort, has long fostered the feeling of an urban village. Despite its natural advantages and a decent number of…
  • Peter Norton: We Can Learn From the Movement To Enshrine Car Dependence

    Tanya Snyder
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    It used to be normal to play in the streets. Photo via Peter Norton Yesterday, we published part one of my interview with Peter Norton, a historian at the University of Virginia and the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. We talked about whether the push for infrastructure investment is always code for increasing car capacity, and how the Vision Zero campaign bears the legacy of 100-year-old movements to make streets safe for everyone. Norton will be speaking on November 13 at the opening reception of Transportation Alternatives’ national Vision…
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    Midtown Lunch

  • The Craffles Truck Has Me Baffled

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Spotted this truck tucked behind the Mystiik Masaala cart on the northeast corner of 54th and Park – Craffles. I’d already eaten lunch, so I snapped a pic of the truck and its menu before heading on my merry way… picture of the menu after the jump Um, sorry, not sure what I was looking [...]
  • Famous Halal Guys Now Control Both Sides of 53rd and 6th; Imposter Cart Disappears

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is the epic street food battle of 53rd street finally over?! We received a tip via Twitter earlier this week that the Imposter Cart was no longer on the SW corner of 53rd and 6th, and sure enough yesterday we discovered a brand new Famous Halal Guys cart in its place. This should end the [...]
  • Want to Write For Midtown Lunch?

    Zach Brooks
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Sorry things have been so light around here lately.  Clearly we need some help in the editorial department! Want it to be you? Ideal candidate will be familiar with the Midtown Lunch brand of under $10 lunches, with a likeminded aversion to boring sandwiches and salads from generic Midtown delis. Do you always take your [...]
  • Ditto on the Mexican Food

    The ML Team
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Our intrepid Philadelphia correspondent Jamie (who you may remember from her days here in Midtown) just got back from Mexico City, and did this pretty amazing post on all the food she ate.  Warning: if you click on the link, be prepared for extreme jealousy.  And if anybody knows where to get any of this [...]
  • Broadway Bites Is Back Once Again…

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    It’s been just two months, so I imagine nobody has missed it too much. But Broadway Bites is back. The vendors opened on Monday on 33rd and B’way in Greeley Square, and will no doubt be selling overpriced lunches through November 14. Not much has changed since the summer, but a few new vendors will [...]
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    Lost City

  • Oyster Bar Neon Sign Found on Delancey

    Brooks of Sheffield
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    I was walking down Delancey some weeks ago when my eye was caught be this corner restaurant. "I know that sign," I thought to myself. I went in an inquired at Grey Lady, the restaurant in question, and sure enough: it was the classic, double-sided neon sign that hung for more than fifty years over the Famous Oyster Bar at 54th Street and Seventh Avenue, until it went out of business in January 2014. The owners had bought it and salvaged it. I think it actually looks better on the desolate corner of Delancey and Allen.As some of you have doubtless noticed, I haven't posted much lately. I have…
  • New Photo of Cariero's Restaurant

    Brooks of Sheffield
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    I have been chronicling the history of Cafiero's Restaurant for five years or so now and accumulated quite a cache was previously unseen, private photographs of the once-legendary Brooklyn restaurant by now.Here's a new arrival. I was told it was taken in the 1930s, when the restaurant was relatively fresh to President Street. (It would last until the 1970s when owner "Sharkey" Cafiero retired and closed it down for good, breaking the hearts of many.) However, it looks just like one I have on which the date "1949" is written. Whatever. It's still one of the best photos I've seen. For more,…
  • Because They Can't Leave Anything Alone

    Brooks of Sheffield
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    I was walking up Avenue A about a month ago when I notice a lot of scaffolded over the building that houses the Gracefully deli—apparently the future home of the New York Sports Club. I peered more closely behind the wood and metal and mesh and noticed that, in their refurbishment of the building, the vandals had taken down the distinctive, vertical, block sign that had for decades announced the address as the former home of Burger Klein.Burger-Klein was a large furniture store owned by Morris Klein and a person named Burger whose first name I can not discover. My guess is they founded…
  • Wooden Phone Booth Sighting: Kew Gardens Cinema

    Brooks of Sheffield
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    I don't think I've ever posted an item regarding Kew Gardens. Well, that changes today, as a kind reader sent me this photo of a wooden phone booth on view inside Kew Gardens Cinema.
  • Old Deli Sign Uncovered on Upper Broadway

    Brooks of Sheffield
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    A reader sent to me this photo of a lovely old Delicatessen sign that was uncovered during construction on a storefront at Broadway and 103rd. Can't make out the first word—that is, the name of the place. Lovely font on the sign.
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  • Terror Town

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Take a trip to one of the city's top haunted houses ... if you dare.
  • A Sonically Spooky Time

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Whether you want to dress up or get down, here are options for concerts and club parties on the weirdest night of the year.
  • Make Your Costume Work for You

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    8 Halloween contests for the ultracompetitive partygoer.
  • Drink the City Dry

    9 May 2014 | 5:05 am
    On a roof, or in Forest Hills: new places to raise a glass this spring.
  • Best College Dance Party for Adults

    12 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
    Go to Tutu’s somewhat-secret basement for a dance party that is as comfy, carefree, and drunken as the shindigs you attended in college.
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  • The Robotic Taxi Driver

    Fred Wilson
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    Yesterday morning I made the mistake of leaving my apartment without my Citibike key. When I got to the Citibike station, I realized it and hailed a taxi instead. I got in the taxi and told the driver where I was going which was 6th Avenue and 13th Street. He started to enter the destination into the GPS on his phone which was mounted above the dash to the left of the steering wheel. I told him that wasn’t necessary as all he had to do was go a few blocks down Washington to 10th, make a left on 10th, then across 10th to 6th, then a left on 6th. So he took off down Washington and the…
  • Video Of The Week: How We Got To Now Talk

    Fred Wilson
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    I had the opportunity to do an appearance with Steven Johnson on the day his new book, How We Got To Now, hit the market. It was moderated by Manoush Zomorodiof WNYC. Here’s a video of the talk. It was a lot of fun.
  • Feature Friday: SoundCloud Cards On Twitter Mobile

    Fred Wilson
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Yesterday afternoon I was in a meeting at our portfolio company SoundCloud and I got a Kik from Kirk who said “did you see the new SoundCloud cards running inside Twitter?” When we had a break in our meeting, I replied and said “No, but I saw the buzz on the feature on Twitter” and then asked him to Kik me a Tweet I could look at on my phone. He kik’d me this one and I played it on my phone from inside Twitter (open that link on your phone in Twitter if you want to see it in action). The really cool thing about this new card is you can minimize the SoundCloud…
  • Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

    Fred Wilson
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    I saw on The Verge that HBO is finally going to make its excellent HBO Go service available “over the top” (sometime in 2015) This is something I’ve wanted for a long time and have written about a bunch here. It isn’t that I don’t have a cable subscription. I have many. It is that I want a direct subscription relationship with HBO Go. I don’t want one subscription to be dependent on another. That is also why I don’t like subscribing to services on my phone via carrier billing. When its time to end a relationship with a carrier or a cable company, I…
  • A Problem

    Fred Wilson
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    I use gmail’s priority inbox to sort my mail into stuff I need to see and stuff I don’t. The reality is that I don’t see anything that does not go into my priority inbox unless I do a search (which I do quite often). Google launched priority inbox four years ago and I have been using it from almost day one. And it has worked well and reliably for me until recently. Sometime this summer (mid/late summer I think), I started noticing that emails from people that I dialog regularly with (including people at USV!) were not getting into my priority inbox. So I started wading into…
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    WordPress Tag: New York City


    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The most famous flatiron building in the world is the Flatiron skyscraper in New York City, which was completed in 1902. Much like ‘The Bean’ in Chicago (actually called “Cloud Gate”), New York’s Flatiron building was actually called the “Fuller Building” after architect George A. Fuller, who designed several ground breaking buildings before completing this one. Interesting fact: Locals persisted on calling the building “The Flatiron” due to its resemblance to a cast iron flat iron. This name became so popular that the building’s…
  • Empire State Building

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    possibly my favorite shot from the trip I am terrified of heights. The first time I visited NYC I saw the Empire State building from afar but refused to go to the top! This time around I decided to be brave and suck it up. We got extremely lucky and got to have the VIP Experience at the Empire State Building. A good family friend works on the 36th floor of the Empire State Building (how cool is that?) She hooked us up with this magical card. the magical card All we had to do was flash this little card and we were escorted to the front of every line. This was the best thing ever because I…
  • A Manhattan Must: Blockheads

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Nine times out of ten, I would choose an independent restaurant over a chain.  That one time I would choose a chain, I save for a not-your-typical chain restaurant: my beloved taqueria, Blockheads.  With six locations strategically scattered across Manhattan, I always seem to make it my first stop once I arrive (usually famished from the ride from Boston) in the city. First order of business: their famous Mexican bulldog.  A frozen margarita meets Coronita beer meets that extra shot of tequila — absolute perfection.  They also offer various other creative libations, such as frozen…
  • Where They Once Lived: Old Hollywood in NYC

    Danielle Prieto
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The glitz and glamour of old Hollywood was present in Manhattan throughout the 20th century. From silver screen siren Lauren Bacall’s life at The Dakota to the handsome Cary Grant’s lengthy 12-year stay at The Warwick Hotel, the city has long been home to the illustrious stars of yesteryear. The Dakota – 1 West 72nd Street  The Dakota Building The well-known Dakota building, situated on the corner of West 72nd Street and Central Park West, has often attracted some of the world’s most celebrated figures. America’s musical sweetheart, Judy Garland, lived at The Dakota in early 1961.
  • 3-year-old girl beaten to death in NYC, police say

    Kristy Seachrist
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    NEW YORK (AP) – Police say a 3-year-old girl has been beaten to death and her 5-year-old brother assaulted at an apartment in New York City. They say Jeida Torres was discovered unconscious and unresponsive Saturday afternoon in an apartment in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. A Fire Department of New York spokesman says Jeida was rushed to a hospital in cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead there. Her brother is in stable condition at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Neighbor Keith Best tells the New York Daily News and New York Post that the boy had big bruises on his face and…
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  • NYC may start giving out letter grades to taxi drivers

    12 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Here’s a tip for cabbies — start shaping up because the city is considering handing out grades. A bill being drafted by City Councilman Carlos Menchaca would for the first time keep scores on all drivers licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Menchaca (D-Brooklyn) told The Post he’s still finalizing the details, which is why he declined to offer specifics on how drivers would be measured. But it wasn’t difficult to come up with criteria, since the TLC maintains loads of data on rule violations, traffic summonses, vehicle safety checks and even passenger commendations. The…
  • Taxi Windshields Will Get These Stickers Reminding Hacks Not To Run Over Pedestrians

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The Taxi & Limousine Commission has voted on a proposal that would require taxis drivers to post stickers in their vehicles reminding them to watch for pedestrians while making turns. The proposal was part of a package of bills presented at a TLC meeting today, all of which aim to support Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate transit fatalities. These safety stickers, placed behind a cab’s rearview mirror, will be mandatory in all vehicles: Drivers also have the option of posting an additional warning sticker on their rear bumpers, reminding other drivers that…
  • Woman killed by taxi despite bystanders who lifted cab off

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    A woman was fatally run over by a taxi on the Upper East Side — despite the heroic efforts of good Samaritans who hoisted the cab off of her, cops and witnesses said. The 58-year-old pedestrian was crossing East 79th Street at Madison Avenue just before 2 p.m., Friday, when she was leveled by a yellow cab SUV turning onto East 79th, authorities said. Nearly two dozen bystanders flipped the cab onto its side, and the woman was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital, but she was pronounced dead on arrival, according to police. Cops did not immediately release the woman’s identity. It was not…
  • Queens taxi driver honored as safest cabbie in New York with spotless record

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Frederick Amoafo, a 46-year-old from Queens, has driven his yellow cab 190,000 miles — equivalent to driving around the world 7.6 times — in the last five years without a single blemish on his record. ‘I just try to be very careful and try to relax while driving,’ Amoafo told the Daily News on Tuesday. Frederick Amoafo, a 46-year-old from Queens, has driven his yellow cab 190,000 miles — equivalent to driving around the world 7.6 times — in the last five years without a single blemish on his record. ‘I just try to be very careful and try to relax while driving,’ Amoafo told…
  • 6,000 More Boro Taxis Coming to NYC Streets

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The city’s green taxi fleet is set to double in size. The Taxi and Limousine Commission is selling up to 6,000 licenses for the so-called Boro Taxis, serving Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan above 96th street. It will take a couple of months for the new vehicles to start rolling, joining the 5,471 already on city streets. “We had a wait list of well in excess of the number available, so I would say interest has been pretty strong,” said Allan Fromberg, a spokesperson for the Taxi and Limousine Commission. The new licenses cost $3,000, up from $1,500. That’s a steal compared…
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    Inside the Apple

  • Postcard Thursday: Footprints in New York at the GVSHP

    Michelle and James Nevius
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Instead of a postcard today (our usual series will resume next week), we thought we'd simply post the video of our talk to a sold-out crowd at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation last Monday evening. If you didn't get a chance to attend, or if you simply want an overview of what Footprints in New York is like, take a look!(Can't see the video embedded above? Go to* * * *Explore more NYC history inFootprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New YorkersIf you haven't had a chance to pick up a copy…
  • Postcard Thursday: The Stadt Huis

    Michelle and James Nevius
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Today's postcard may be familiar to you, especially if you read James's article on Curbed a few months ago about places to seek out Dutch heritage in New York City.The building pictured here is the old Dutch city hall, or stadt huis, which was originally opened in 1642 as the municipal tavern. As we write in Inside the Apple:On February 2, 1653, New Amsterdam officially became the first legally chartered city in America. [Peter Stuyvesant] would be advised by a council of five schepens (aldermen), two burgomasters (chief magistrates), and a schout-fiscal (sheriff and district attorney)—all…
  • Postcard Thursday: Fraunces Tavern and British Colonial New York

    Michelle and James Nevius
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    One of the most storied buildings in Lower Manhattan is Fraunces Tavern at the corner of Pearl Street and Broad Street. (And storied is the right word, since much of the building's history seems to be made up.) Known as the place where George Washington bade farewell to his officers, it had originally been the home of Stephen Delancey, a prosperous merchant in the English Colonial period.In 1700, Stephen married Anne Van Cortlandt, the daughter of the city's former mayor, who had purchased the lot some years earlier and gave it to Stephen and Anne as a wedding present. In 1720, or…
  • Postcard Thursday: Hudson-Fulton Celebration

    Michelle and James Nevius
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Collection of the authors.On September 25, 1909, New York launched one of the largest and most ambitious festivals in its history, the enormous Hudson-Fulton Celebration, which commemorated 300 years since Henry Hudson had sailed into New York Harbor, and a century (give or take a couple of years) since Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat had been launched.This rare, embossed postcard emphasizes the improvements in navigation over three centuries.Collection of the authors.Among the many events that took place during the celebration (some of which can be seen in the small type at the bottom…
  • Columbus Weekend: Sunday walking tour / Monday book talk + signing

    Michelle and James Nevius
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    If you are going to be in New York City over the Columbus Day weekend, we have two Footprints in New York events that might interest you:_______________________________Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 4:00PMNew York City's 350th Birthday Walk$15 - tour only$25 - tour and copy of Footprints in New YorkIn September 1664, Peter Stuyvesant handed over the Dutch colony of New Netherland to the English, who renamed it New York. A month later, the English authorities required all Dutch citizens to swear an oath of allegiance to King Charles II, kicking off a century of uneasy relations between the crown…
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    New York Buzz

  • Karen Karch Fine Jewelry Sample Sale: 10/23-10/25

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Fine jewelry designer Karen Karch is hosting her first ever Sample Sale from October 23rd to October 25th at her Gramercy Park Store (38 Gramercy Park North).  The sale will offer men’s & women’s luxury jewelry at up to 70% off! Over her two decades as a designer, Karen Karch has developed a celebrity following including bold-faced names like Celine Dion, Britney Spears, David Bowie, Mariska Hargitay, Shailene Woodley, Michelle Williams, Megan Fox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Courtney Love, and the ladies of Bravo TV’s RHONY.              …
  • SNL X Saks, You Can Now Dress Like Your Favorite SNL Character (If you want)

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    The Saks Fifth Avenue X Saturday Night Live collaboration is finally here. With designs from big names like DVF, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Elizabeth and James, and Alice & Olivia, you can now find clothing inspired by your favorite SNL characters, including The Coneheads, Mary Catherine Gallagher, and yes, even Gilly. 100% of proceeds from sales of this collaboration will go to benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundations’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund. Shop the collection online or in-store.                    …
  • Get The Most Out Of Your Shopping Experience This Month

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Madewell Throughout the month of October, the Madewell stores of NYC are offering FREE monogramming.  You’re favorite Madewell Transport tote bag or leather belt, why not throw a monogram it.  Hi the Soho Madwell on October 18th between 12-3pm or the Madison Ave. store on Ocotber 25th during the same time period. If you can’t make it on those days, visit the new Williamsburg Madewell from October 28th-31st anytime during business hours.   Hermes     For a little high end “Treat Yo Self” moment, his the Hermes Sample Sale on October 23rd.  While…
  • The NSA Now Brings You: Spy Summer Camp

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    First and foremost, pardon my absence from this blog, it’s been a crazy few weeks at the office and every time I though up a great post, something more urgent managed to get in the way.  But here we are again and I have to apologize a 2nd time because this latest post has nothing to do with NYC, yet seems super buzzworthy to me. Have you heard about NSA spy summer camp? Yes, you heard that right, it’s a real thing.  NSA recruiter Steven LaFountain announced on CNBC, that this past summer the NSA created a half-dozen summer camps around the U.S. run by the NSA.  In case you…
  • The iPhone 6 Is Available In NYC

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    As usual, the debut of the new iPhone 6 from Apple has taken NYC by storm.  In the lead up to the phone going on sale on September 19th, things were crowded as usual but relatively calm. But by the morning of the 19th the Apple store on 5th Avenue was a total mob scene.  The Apple staff had pretty much lost control of any sense of order. In fact, people couldn’t even figure out where the line ended, and that was because it didn’t.  The line for the new iPhone ran from the Apple store entrance between 58th & 59th Streets all the way up to 77th Street, almost a full mile…
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  • Ice-Skating in NYC: 10 Outdoor Ice Rinks & Most Open This Month

    Raven Snook
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Last skating season brought tidings of brand-new rinks, but this year, the city is actually losing ice-skating spots. The Bronx's sole place to skate, the Van Cortlandt Park Rink, won't be open this season and the plans for Brooklyn's McCarren Rink are still up in the air. Plus the proposed Highbridge Park Rink in Washington Heights is on ice for now. Of course, it's very possible that new rinks may pop up once winter cools down, and we'll be sure to update this post if that happens. The good news is that we still have 10 outdoor rinks in NYC, and six open for business in October: both…
  • Playing in Red Hook: Parks, Drop-in Indoor Play Spaces & Mini Golf

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Our series of posts on Red Hook, Brooklyn continues with a roundup of places to play in the neighborhood. While you won't find any fancy kiddie gyms here, there are a couple of waterside parks, a popular Olympic-size outdoor pool in summer, a mini-golf course, an indoor play space for children of all abilities and a Brooklyn Public Library branch with storytime for tots. Here are ten places for kids to play in Red Hook. Read More
  • This Week: Halloween Family Fun in NYC & Beyond, Help Hungry Kids Across the Country, Free Culture for Teens

    Raven Snook
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Want to hear something scary? For the next two weeks, you're going to hear a lot about Halloween—and I don't mean from us. The kids are talking about it nonstop! My daughter has already changed her costume idea three times. That's her in the pic at New York Comic Con last weekend, doing a dry run dressed up as a Beanie Boo, but who knows what she'll actually be on October 31. All of our sites, including our brand-new Philly outpost, have jam-packed Halloween Guides, so you can find fearsome family-friendly fun in Westchester, New Jersey, on Long Island and beyond. This week in NYC, we…
  • Free Activities for Teens at the Metropolitan Museum this Friday Night

    Jody Mercier
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    NYC teens have it good when it comes to cool cultural events. There are so many amazing opportunities open to them, and many are totally FREE. Earlier this week, we told you how teenagers can snag no-cost classical concert tickets through the New York Philharmonic's new Free Fridays program. And today we've got the scoop on this Friday's Teens Take the Met, a brand-new initiative at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that comes with FREE admission and a slew of special interactive activities. It almost makes me wish I were an adolescent again (just without the acne and drama). Read More
  • Help Project Sunlight Fight a Hidden Problem for Children

    Mommy Poppins
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Confronted with the statistic that one out of every five children in the U.S. is food insecure, a friend expressed incredulity. "How can that be true? I don’t know a single person like that.” That's the tricky thing about hunger today. Not only has the demographic of who suffers from hunger changed, it's a problem happening right under our noses without us realizing it. Sometimes situations that lead to food insecurity are complicated. And, let’s face it, people don't introduce themselves by saying, “By the way, I don’t have enough money to feed my children” unless they are…
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  • Spiegel Serves Cuisine with International Flair

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    BY BETH KAISERMAN Spiegel 26 1st Ave. at 2nd St. East Village (212) 228-2894/ The Gotham Palate was invited to a menu tasting at Spiegel, a bright and airy spot serving “international cuisine” in the East Village. If you got your passport stamped for eating your way around Manhattan’s East Village, you would have a [...]
  • The comfort and soul of homestyle Italian – Review of Da Marcella Taverna

    20 May 2014 | 7:49 am
    BY ELENA MANCINI 142 West Houston St. Greenwich Village 646-559-9192 / The intimate subterranean space that houses Da Marcella serves to underscore the warmth and conviviality of this traditional Southern European taverna. In fact descending the few small steps that will lead you into this charming, dimly lit restaurant has the effect of entering a [...]
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  • Preparing for a Fiery Emergency

    By The New York Times
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Members of New York City’s Community Emergency Response Team practiced search-and-rescue operations on Sunday as part of a training drill involving a simulated bus crash that was staged at the New York Fire Department’s training academy. The exercise was organized by the city’s Office of Emergency Management.
  • Draw My Beautiful Face

    By Victoria Comella
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Metropolitan Diary: The attractive woman to the subway rider's right let a stranger draw her picture with an attitude suggesting she was bored, not flattered.
  • Ravenous Opportunist Known by Many Aliases

    By Dave Taft
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Bluefish, found throughout much of the world, can be caught with a net, rod and reel, or just a can, a bobber and a hooked line.
  • The Compleat Taxi Chaser

    By Stephen Jones
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A poet noticed the similarity of competing for taxicabs during the daytime rush to trying to catch a fish in a roaring stream.
  • New York Today: Goodbye, Week

    By Annie Correal
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    Friday: The week in pictures, gorgeous weather, and a film festival all about time.
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  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Studio | 1 Bath | London Terrace | $549,000

    Susan Singer
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    S3 Sale Listing Template Living room Kitchen Bedroom/Living room Bathroom Floor plan 465 West 23rd Street, #14H ListingID: 103038 Description: You’ll enjoy the best of both worlds in this Xtra Large Alcove studio at London Terrace. Perched on the 14th floor with abundant north and west light you’ll get loads of sun AND quiet garden exposure. Your dressing room/walk-in California-style closet is cedar lined and adjacent to an updated bath with many original features maintained. The Sleeping Alcove can also function as a home office or as a bedroom alongside the 14’ x 18’ Living Room.
  • Studio | 1 Bathroom | $405,000 | UES

    Susan Singer
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Living room bedroom kitchen bathroom floor plan 345 East 69th street, #15B ListingID: 733581 Description: Set in a full-service coop building on the heart of the Upper East Side, this spacious alcove studio is in excellent condition with beautiful parquet hardwood floors and track lighting throughout. This high floor Alcove Studio is complemented by a long row of windows that stream sunlight and city views into both the living room and separate sleeping alcove via a western exposure. The large, updated kitchen is outfitted with full-size appliances and ample cabinet space, while the pristine…
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  • Sesame Street Takes Over Lincoln Center’s New York Public Library of the Performing Arts

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sesame Street is one those rare cultural touchstones that can function as both heartwarming nostalgia and fresh contemporary entertainment. That it actively educates at the same time is nothing short of a miracle. Which is why it's hard to imagine anyone, of any age, not enjoying the terrific little Sesame Street 45th-anniversary exhibition at Lincoln Center New York Public Library For the Performing Arts, "Somebody Come and Play." Continue reading →
  • Apples to Apples: 7 Delicious Things To Do in NYC during Cider Week NYC

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Happy National Apple Month! In honor of the great New York apple and the aromatic, intoxicating liquor it brings, Cider Week kicks off on October 24th through November 2nd. Dozens of NYC restaurants as well a number of Hudson Valley venues will be celebrating the wonders of our local bounty. Here are a few of the events and offerings taking place during Cider Week! Check out our list of seven delicious things to do in NYC during Cider Week. Continue reading →
  • Sweetgreen Tribeca: Raising the (Salad) Bar

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Welcome to the sweet life! What's wrong with salad for supper? Nothing - if it's from Sweetgreen Tribeca. The DC-based chain, Sweetgreen, opened their second NYC location. At Sweetgreen you can either create your own salad by mixing and matching from among the seemingly dozens of fresh, interesting ingredients and dressings, or you can do what I did and order from the Signature Salads menu. Read all about our terrific lunch date, and find out why the cozy downtown outpost, with outdoor seating is the real deal! Continue reading →
  • Two Brand New NYC Public Art Projects – Perfect For The Fall!

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Two new public art installations make Manhattan the perfect destination to walk in the park and breathe in both the fall fresh air and amazing art. Three huge sculptures by Tony Cragg have taken up residence in Madison Square Park through February; and the addictive, high-def Solar Reserve by John Gerrard, plopped down front and center on the Lincoln Center's main plaza. Both Continue reading →
  • Plan The Perfect Fall Family Day Trip or Romantic Weekend Getaway

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some New Yorkers might tell you that the best place on the planet to be during the fall season is right here in New York City! The temperatures are pleasant, everyone looks fantastic, the culture calendar is packed full, the energy is everywhere, crackling and alive. But, that said, it's still nice to embark upon an out-of-town adventure every now and then, someplace not too far-but "away" enough to give you break, help you recharge for the next round of everything. Here, then, are a half dozen suggestions passed along from friends and colleagues, of great fall getaways for families and…
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  • Florida’s Most Popular Attraction opens the ‘Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular’ on November 15

    Janice Sand
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    DELAND, Fla. /New York Netwire/ -- The holiday season is coming up soon and if you are in need of a sure-fire way to get in the holiday spirit, plan to experience 'The Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular.' Over-the-top designer decorations from around the world dress up Florida's largest, grandest and most historic home ever built before the 20th century. The 1886 private estate is open to the public for 8 weeks starting November 15, 2014. Published at Florida’s Most Popular Attraction opens the ‘Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular’ on November 15.
  • ImmersiON-VRelia to reveal immersive space experience at NASA’s 75th Anniversary Open House

    Janice Sand
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD Virtual Reality sector, will exhibit at NASA's 75th Anniversary Open House. The event, set for October 18, 2014 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., is expected to draw approximately 120,000 attendees. Published at ImmersiON-VRelia to reveal immersive space experience at NASA’s 75th Anniversary Open House.
  • UWM Named to HousingWire Magazine’s Inaugural HW Fast50 List

    Janice Sand
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    TROY, Mich. /New York Netwire/ -- United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation's largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it earned a spot on HousingWire's inaugural HW Fast50 list. UWM is referred to on the list as United Shore, which is its parent company. The company's growth was derived almost entirely from UWM's wholesale production. Published at UWM Named to HousingWire Magazine’s Inaugural HW Fast50 List.
  • Paragon BioTeck Announces Corporate Citizenship Initiative, ‘Paragon Gives’

    Janice Sand
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    PORTLAND, Ore. /New York Netwire/ -- Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, announces that it will be formally launching its corporate citizenship initiative coined, Paragon Gives. On Sunday October 19, 2014, Paragon BioTeck, will kick off its newly branded corporate social responsibility initiative at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology conference in Chicago. Published at Paragon BioTeck Announces Corporate Citizenship Initiative, ‘Paragon…
  • Finance Expert Mark Gustafson Joins Bank of Southern California

    Janice Sand
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    PALM DESERT, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- Bank of Southern California today announced that seasoned community banker, Mark Gustafson has been appointed to lead the bank's Coachella Valley region. Mr. Gustafson most recently served as Market President for First California Bank which was sold and merged into Pacific Western Bank. He also served as President and CEO of Canyon National Bank, Ogden BancShares, Inc Published at Finance Expert Mark Gustafson Joins Bank of Southern California.
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  • No Alternate Side Parking for the next two weeks?

    6 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
      According to the Village Voice, certain parking spots (those on the Tuesday side of the street) are going to be Alternate Side Parking free for the next two weeks.  This is thanks to this year's national and religious holidays coincidentally lining up for a 16 day stretch.   Check the Alternate Side calendar here to see if it matches up with the sweeping days in your neighborhood.  Visit us at
  • Ride along with the NYC Boot Patrol

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    If you have over $350 worth of parking tickets in judgement, you are at risk of receiving the boot.   Watch the Boot Patrol in action below:Visit us at
  • 9/11 Ceremony Street Closures for 9.11.14

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Via the NYC DOT:The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 5 am to 3 pm:  Liberty Street between Trinity Place and Greenwich StreetGreenwich Street between Liberty Street and Albany StreetAreas bounded by:   Barclay Street on the NorthThames/Albany Street on the SouthTrinity Place/Church Street on the EastWest Street on the West(All Inclusive) Riverside Drive between 94th Street and 104th Street will be closed from 9 am to noon for a September 11th Memorial.Visit us at
  • Want this NYC parking spot? It will cost you $1 million.

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    According to the New York Times, the new luxury building going up at 42 Crosby Street will be offering ten underground parking spots for the cool price of $1 million each. Spots will be up to 200 square feet, and some will come with charging stations and storage.However, even for $1 million, you won't actually own the space.  Buyers (who must live in the building) will receive a 99 year license, which will allow them to use the space for as long as they live in the building.  Once they move out, they will be required to sell the parking spot.So is a million dollar parking spot…
  • NYC may begin emailing you parking tickets

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
      A bill was introduced at last week's City Council meeting that would send drivers an email when they receive a parking ticket, in addition to the ticket being left on the vehicle.  According to NYC Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, the email would be intended as both a reminder to pay the ticket, and be an opportunity to emphasize safety. The email program would be voluntary, with details to follow.Visit us at
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    Full Access NYC

  • The Pear Tree by 2nd Floor on Clinton

    Full Access NYC
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Our Fall cocktail lineup continues with this delicious pear themed drink.  A great balance of spices and speciality spirits make this drink perfect for special occasions or after dinner drinks with your closes friends.  Recipe and photo were submitted by 2nd Floor on Clinton on […]
  • The Cloisters: Art & Meditation

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    By Denise Oliveira Medieval art, breathtaking views, and peace & quiet: These are a few of the things you’ll find at The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Nestled in Fort Tyron Park, at the northern tip […]
  • Mad for Chicken in K-Town

    Full Access NYC
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    By Marsha Clarke The start of fall always brings back childhood memories of school for me.  When a teacher was the person who made you confront your bully with verbal reasoning followed by a stiff punch to the belly button of that little jerk.  When you made new […]
  • Jews at the Met with Museum Hack

    Full Access NYC
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Want to learn how to become a member of the Tribe?  Well, a good place to start would be through the Jews at the Met tour presented by Museum Hack. The tour spans roughly 4,000 years of Jewish history and covers large sections of the Metropolitan Museum […]
  • Free Coffee with Friends: Central Perk

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    The one where our Friends come back to the city
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    Tracy's New York Life | A Blog About Life in New York City

  • Why Blogging Is Better Over 40

    Tracy Kaler
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    TRACY TALKSIs blogging the "it" occupation at any age?There was a time when I thought I was too old to blog. To me, blogging had always sounded like a teen or college student hobby, and not one that could ever be a job, let alone a career. But bloggers are everywhere.Read more »
  • Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Astoria, Queens

    Tracy Kaler
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    THE BBQSStraight from the outer boroughsby Jerry Del Priore Upscale Trattoria L'Incontro has brought mouthwatering Italian dishes to Astoria since 1999. {credit}Astoria happens to be one of my favorite New York City nabes to grab a tasty bite and a dazzling drink. Though this section of Queens is primarily Greek, the area also has a rich, eclectic mix of other nationalities such as Italians, Asians, South Americans, Eastern and Central Europeans, and Middle Eastern people who call it home. As for its fare, Astoria’s melting pot population is surely represented well, with a little bit…
  • Herb Lester: Discover the Usual and Unusual in NYC and Beyond

    Tracy Kaler
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    WHY I Tracy Kaler"A Brooklyn Bar for All Reasons" is just one of many travel guides from Herb Lester.Some of New York City's most awesome spots remain secret, or frequented by natives only. Sure, we know about the most legendary things to do such as visit the Statue of Liberty or walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. And we've heard about McSorley's to grab a brew, Lombardi's to chow on a world-famous slice, or Katz's Deli to indulge in a corned beef sandwich like no other. But what about all of those other places not on our radar?Read more »
  • Murals Stop Bronx Graffiti; Worst Landlords in NYC; Fall Whiskey in Brooklyn, and More

    Tracy Kaler
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    THE WORD'S OUTby Tracy KalerThe Lower East Side will continue to change. {credit}Take a look at 30 years of gentrification on the Lower East Side. {Curbed}Where's the best pastrami in NYC?  {Thrillist}Property owners use artist murals to prevent graffiti in the Bronx. {DNAinfo}Read more »
  • The Top 10 Funniest New York City Stereotypes

    Tracy Kaler
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    LIFE IN THE APPLEby Lauren Malamala What stereotype are you? {credit}Stereotypes exist for a reason. While it’s never a good idea to make an assumption about a complete stranger, I find it hilarious whenever I do encounter someone who fits a certain mold to a T. Unlike most cities, New York is associated with a plethora of different stereotypes. In no particular order, here are the top ten that I find most amusing. Read more »
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  • Significance

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Date: April 8, 2014Location: Church Street between Vesey and Fulton Streets Jeffrey lay on his bed and felt pretty good about himself. When everyone follows, he is the one standing up against evil. He is the one to enlighten the masses.
  • Gotta Chase Those Dreams

    11 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Date: April 6, 2013Location: R-Train to Brooklyn She could only cover her face in disbelief. Ever since he had read that famous rapper’s biography, he felt the need for using any opportunity to hone his style.
  • Tom-E

    4 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Date: May 5, 2013Location: 23rd Street station of the C-Train, uptown-bound platform Similar plot elements in Oblivion and Wall-E- protagonist is left behind to clean up abandoned earth- he has a love interest that comes back- he is very short.
  • That Turned Ugly Fast

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Date: September 23, 2014Location: R-Train to Brooklyn “Hello, Jerry! Did you go to the climate march?”“Well, I have elite friends--so, yes!”“I BET YOU **** THE ****** OF YOUR ****** YOU ****ING HYPOCRITE!”“Oh, my!”
  • Who Made It Happen

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Date: April 2, 2013Location: Bay Ridge Avenue station of the R-Train Who made it happen: Jesse Berger, Peter Chernin, Emily Cheung, Bruce Franklin, Duncan Henderson, Joseph Kosinski, Barry Levine, Dave Morrison, R.J. Mino, et al.
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    Big Appled

  • 16 Hidden Secrets of Grand Central Terminal in NYC

    Kaylin Pound
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Gotham is a vast city with a rich history, so it’s no surprise that New York City conceals an abundance of hidden secrets and unsolved mysteries. One place that houses a variety of clandestine treasures in NYC just so happens to double as the city’s largest transportation hub: Grand Central Terminal. While over 750,000 commuters pass... The post 16 Hidden Secrets of Grand Central Terminal in NYC appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 25 Things New Yorkers Can Expect When They’re Expecting

    Chad R. MacDonald
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The Circle of Life has turned again. You’re a New Yorker expecting a child. You’re a mess. Your life will never be the same. You hate feeling out of control, not knowing what’s going to happen. But don’t worry, we’ve been there. It’s going to be alright. Here are 25 things New Yorkers can expect... The post 25 Things New Yorkers Can Expect When They’re Expecting appeared first on Big Appled.
  • Best in the City: Fiat Cafe in NYC

    Kaylin Pound
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    If you are looking for a casual, intimate bistro with authentic Italian dishes in New York City, make your way over to Fiat Café located at 203 Mott Street in Nolita. Fiat Café boasts a charming, cozy atmosphere and a unique red and white décor that pays homage to the owner’s favorite Italian car, made... The post Best in the City: Fiat Cafe in NYC appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 5 Epic Food Events You Need To Attend In the City This Fall

    Kiri Lester-Hodges
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    This season is all about fall colors, sweater weather and pumpkin flavors, but in New York City, fall is also prime-time for food events. Take some time out of your weekends leading up to winter to sample some delicious snacks and meals across the city, from Korean food to German specialties. Here are some food... The post 5 Epic Food Events You Need To Attend In the City This Fall appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 8 Cute Date Ideas On A Budget In NYC

    Kiri Lester-Hodges
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Living in the city can be tough. Saving money in the city can be tougher. Dating in the city? That might just be the toughest. If you’re lucky enough to have snagged yourself a date, here are some excellent options for those of you who want to have a great time while conserving your cash.... The post 8 Cute Date Ideas On A Budget In NYC appeared first on Big Appled.
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    NYC Insider Guide

  • UES New York International School Presentation Event

    NYC Insider Guide
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The New York International School, new on the Upper East Side, is delighted to welcome all families interested in learning more about our school on November 1, 2014. Please joing us and have an opportunity to meet members of our Board of Governors and Heads of our sisters schools who will be flying in from various parts of the world to attend the event. The post UES New York International School Presentation Event appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Free Public Debate About Free Speech

    NYC Insider Guide
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    In partnership with the National Coalition Against Censorship, the Free Speech NOW! campaign, is hosting a major free public debate on the question ‘Should even hate speech be free speech?’. It is a unique opportunity to hear leading free-speech advocates address the rise and rise of hate-speech legislation and codes, and debate whether some words and ideas are just too hateful for public life and if a genuine commitment to freedom of speech means defending the right to speak hatefully. The post Free Public Debate About Free Speech appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
  • A Delicate Balance Broadway Play Starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton

    NYC Insider Guide
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Don’t miss your limited chance to see these amazing stars on the Great White Way. A Delicate Balance plays from October 20, 2014 – February 22, 2015 only. Agnes and Tobias, a long-married couple, must cope over the course of a weekend, as they welcome home their 36-year old daughter after the collapse of her fourth marriage, and give shelter to their best friends, while tolerating Agnes’ alcoholic live-in sister. The post A Delicate Balance Broadway Play Starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Cinderella Broadway Musical Closing January 2015

    NYC Insider Guide
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    This is your last chance to see Cinderell’s delightfully romantic take on the ultimate makeover story, including wild surprises nobody sees coming! Now starring Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd (through November 23rd, after NeNe Leakes plays Madame, the evil Stepmother). With tickets starting at just $45, now is the time to discover Cinderella’s sassier side in this outrageously fun Broadway musical for dreamers of all ages. The post Cinderella Broadway Musical Closing January 2015 appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
  • October NYC Designer Sample Sales – Hermes, James Perse, White + Warren

    NYC Insider Guide
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Check our updated October NYC Sample Sale Calendar, which includes White + Warren Cashmere, C. Wonder, Hermes, James Perse, Jet Set Candy Launch Trunk Show and The Afri-Pop Boutique Sale. Stay tuned because prior October Sample Sales included: Scotch & Soda, Pratesi, Piazza Sempione, Rena Lange, YSL – Yves Saint Laurent, Laura Mercier Beauty, Zadig and Voltaire and more. The post October NYC Designer Sample Sales – Hermes, James Perse, White + Warren appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
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