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  • Williams, Lowry Lead Raptors Past Knicks

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Lou Williams and Kyle Lowry each scored 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 118-108 on Sunday for their sixth consecutive win.
  • Woman Fatally Stabbed In Brooklyn

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:51 pm
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are questioning a person of interest after a woman was found stabbed to death in Brooklyn. According to officials, police were called to 116 Grove St. at around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday. Officers who arrived at the fourth-floor residence found 48-year-old Ruth Maceira with a laceration to her neck. EMS pronounced her dead at the scene, police said. Police said the investigation is ongoing. Check Out These Other Stories From Woman Fatally Stabbed In BrooklynWyandanch Man, Eric Meade, Dead After Being Shot In HeadPolice: Suspect…
  • Wyandanch Man, Eric Meade, Dead After Being Shot In Head

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:50 pm
    WYANDANCH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Suffolk County Police are investigation after a Wyandanch man was shot in the head as he stood in his front yard early Sunday morning. Police say 18-year-old Eric Meade was standing outside with a group of people when he was shot around 1:20 a.m. Meade was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center by relatives, where he was pronounced dead. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward with their information. You can call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. You Might Also Be Interested In: Woman Fatally…
  • Police: Suspect Who Gunned Down 2 NYPD Officers Told Passersby To Watch

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD has shed more light on the events that led up to the execution of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. New York City Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the man behind the killings, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, was born in Brooklyn and has a mother who lives in the borough. But Brinsley actually began his crime spree in Baltimore, Maryland. Police: Suspect Who Gunned Down 2 NYPD Officers Told Passersby To WatchJim Smith reportsplaypause According to Boyce, Brinsley went to the home of a former girlfriend in Baltimore around 5:30 a.m. and shot…
  • President Obama, Family Of Michael Brown Condemn Killing Of Two NYPD Officers In Brooklyn

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    NEW YORK(CBSNewYork/AP) — President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York. Obama says there’s no justification for the slayings. He says police offers risk their own safety to serve and protect their communities and that they deserve the public’s respect and gratitude. Authorities say that before shooting the officers, the gunman announced online he planned to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner. The gunman later killed himself. Obama…
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  • Girl Left at Shopping Center: PD

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The father of a toddler abandoned at one of Los Angeles's premier shopping centers Saturday came to retrieve her nearly a day later and was being interviewed by child protective services Sunday afternoon, police said. The father told Los Angeles Police Department officers that he didn't initially know the three-year-old was missing, but had been actively trying to get in contact with her. Teen Saves 4-Year-Old Sister From Would-Be Kidnapper A female relative who’d been watching the girl dropped her off at the Grove, according to police, who are treating the case as a…
  • Timeline: Officer Ambush Unfolds Over 9 Hours

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    An approximate timeline of the events surrounding the deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, as detailed by law enforcement and government officials:5:50 a.m. - Shaneka Nicole Thompson, 29, is shot in the stomach by her ex-boyfriend in Owings Mills, Maryland, leaving her in critical but stable condition. She is expected to survive.6:05 a.m. - Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, calls Thompson's mother and tells her he shot her daughter by accident and he hopes she lives.10:50 a.m. - Brinsley arrives at Manhattan's Port Authority after a lengthy bus ride. He carries with him the cellphone he…
  • Leaders Across U.S. Mourn Officers Killed in Brooklyn

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Police departments and civic leaders across the United States mourned publicly on Saturday and Sunday, condemning violence and calling for calm after two police officers were shot dead in their squad car in what New York City's commissioner called an "assassination."President Barack Obama was among those who expressed support for the police. "Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification," the president said Saturday night in a statement. "Tonight, I ask people to reject violence and words that harm, and turn to…
  • Some Officers Turn Their Backs on Mayor at Hospital

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    In the wake of tensions between City Hall and the NYPD, some officers turned their backs on the mayor as he walked through the halls of Woodhull Medical Center following the ambush killing of two officers.Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch mourned the slain officers outside the hospital and linked the killings to violence against the NYPD during recent protest demonstrations and to what he said was the mayor's lack of support for the department. Leaders Across U.S. Mourn Officers Killed in Brooklyn "There's blood on many hands tonight," Lynch said. He added:…
  • Gun Range Billboard Sparks Debate

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    A holiday billboard has fired up a debate in a Northern California city.The owners of Down Range shooting range put up a sign outside their business in Chico, depicting Santa Claus holding a gun. The sign reads "We build AR's for Santa." Republicans to Back "The Interview" if It Gets to Theaters The owners of the gun range told NBC affiliate KNVN-TV in Chico that they are Santa's little helpers, and they can fill his orders for AR rifles.Down Range co-owner Steve Dyke said in an interview that some people get toys, some get guns. 2 NYPD Officers Killed in…
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    Curbed National

  • Gift Guides: Extreme Real Estate Gift Guide: Here's a House for Every Taste

    Rachel B. Doyle
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When he has more ties than Christian Grey. When she already has a reindeer sweater for each of the twelve days of Christmas. Because fruitcake is stale even as a joke. Nothing says love during the holidays like the gift of real estate. Almost everyone you know is living in a house that falls short of his or her high expectations in some way. Perhaps your brother doesn't have the wine cellar he so desperately needs, or your teenage cousin dreams of sneaking through her own secret passageway? We're here to help. Curbed has selected a range of properties to suit every personality, from the uncle…
  • Recommended Reading: Venezuela's Notorious Tower; Hours in Tel Aviv's Bus Station

    Sara Polsky
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 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. Photo of the Tower of David via Wikipedia. 1. Residents are moving out of the Tower of David, a notorious skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela. The tower, "so aesthetically grim that the producers of Homeland once used it as a plotline" is missing almost half of its windows on one side and is home to thousands of squatters. Vocativ explains what's going on with the move-outs. The Tower itself has shown a similar ability to adapt. It…
  • Monochromes: See an Electric Company HQ All Lit Up in 1940s Washington

    Rachel B. Doyle
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress'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. "Be practical this Christmas," read a sign put up in the headquarters of Washington D.C.'s Potomac Electric Power Company. "Give electrical gifts." This was 1941, and the U.S. had just joined World War II, but it doesn't look like PEPCO spared any expenses in decking out their nine-story building…
  • Development Watch: Robert A.M. Stern's Chicago Tower Scaled Back, Still Majestic

    Jenny Xie
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Rendering by Robert A.M. Stern Architects via Curbed Chicago More exciting architecture news for the Windy City: Curbed Chicago reports that the Chicago Plan Commission has approved a 67-story luxury residential high-rise designed by lauded traditionalist Robert A.M. Stern, he who proclaimed "buildings should not look like Lady Gaga." Stern, whose limestone-clad buildings in New York City are habitually some of the most most expensive in the city, has a similar "subdued majesty" sort of look planned for his first tower in Chicago. As seen in these watercolor renderings, Stern's tower will be…
  • Camera Obscura: In NYC's 'Best Secret': Mansions, Peacocks, and Feral Cats

    Sara Polsky
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Photo by Nathan Kensinger for Curbed NY. Staten Island's Lemon Creek is one of New York City's least-known waterways. It was perhaps better known in the days when locals made fortunes on oysters, and its banks are home to two well-known mansions, the majestic Seguine Mansion and the Abraham Manee House, New York City's sixth-oldest building. Today, though, it is "New York's best kept secret," said one resident, Nick Gentile. And not just because of its location. The creek has been reshaped by environmental engineers, and it is part of the Staten Island Bluebelt, a carefully-created stormwater…
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    nyc BLOG estate | Manhattan Real Estate

  • Manhattan Market Report | November 2014

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Manhattan Market Report | November 2014In November 2014 strong year-over-year price growth resumed in the condo market; median price, average price, and average price per square foot all saw double-digit gains. Price gains, however, in part reflect the increase in quality of available inventory and lack of lower-priced options, in addition to appreciation. The co-op market continued to see steady overall price growth since last November with price per square foot up 4% and average price up 11%. The market still suffers a surplus of high priced inventory and dearth of product under $3MM;…
  • Upper West Side School to Residential Conversion

    6 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    555 West End Avenue  (photo courtesy of ©Mitchell Hall)St Agnes Boys High School building on West End Avenue at 87th Street will soon be converted into condos The Real Deal reported.The High School closed in 2013. According to the article Cary Tamarkin’s architecture and real estate development firm paid $50 million to the Archdiocese of New York for an Upper West Side church property. Tamarkin Co. bought the six-story building at 553-559 West End Avenue, at the corner of 87th Street, according to public records. Built in 1919, the limestone and brick building housed…
  • Seller Tips | How to get the Highest Price

    5 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Clean it up – Buyers respond to open, bright, and uncluttered. You may love your décor but unless it is up to date, well lit, bright and tchotchke-free, buyers probably won’t.Price it right - Every seller in the world believes his or her property is worth more than the competition, simply because it belongs to them. It’s normal and inevitable. But it’s not true! Listen to your broker on this one. The best time to sell your property is during the first three weeks it is on the market. Why? Because during that period, you get the benefit of pent up demand. The current market…
  • Tips for Tipping

    4 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Year in and year out, we are asked about New York City holiday tipping etiquette, especially for apartment building staff. Here is my take on the situation:So many ask, “why tip at all for someone who is merely doing his job?” We feel that an additional reward for work well done is a welcome gift. It is good manners, and customary to show one’s appreciation by giving a little something extra during the holiday as a way to say “thank you”.Keep in mind the following factors in determining what to give:how pleased are you with the servicethe frequency of the servicehow long…
  • Sprinkler Disclosure

    2 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    Governor Cuomo signed a bill that requires all leases include a disclosure of the existence or non-existence of sprinkler systems in the leased premises.  The new law takes effect on 12/3/14.  The legislation requires inclusion of the disclosure if the lease is for a property that is residential.The legislation is only applicable to residential leases regarding the presence of sprinkler systems within the leased premises.It applies to all residential leases, so a renewal would therefore have to include the notice. Manhattan Real Estate - nyc BLOG…
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    City Room

  • Updates on Fatal Shooting of Two N.Y.P.D. Officers

    By Andy Newman
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Coverage of the evening's developments after two police officers were killed in Brooklyn.
  • Varmints on Ellis Island

    By Robert Iulo
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Metropolitan Diary: An Ellis Island tour guide recounted the interest shown by four Texas women who had seen traces of the native wildlife.
  • New York Today: Your Last Minute

    By Annie Correal and Andy Newman
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:58 am
    Friday: Send us your holiday-prep photos. Also: partly sunny skies and a precedent-setting tenant case.
  • Seeking Jews With Christmas Trees

    By Andy Newman
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    If you are a Jew with a gentile partner who has a story to tell about the first time you agreed to have a Christmas tree, tell it to us.
  • After Ferguson Verdict, a Different Song

    By Alexis Audette
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    Metropolitan Diary: Three Motown singers looking for donations on the subway abruptly changed to a somber tune when they saw the headlines.
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  • Cashman pushes Yankees forward with youth movement

    Richard Justice
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The Yankees are prepared to open the 2015 season with a 24-year-old shortstop and a 23-year-old second baseman. Three of their projected five starting pitchers could be 26 or younger. Out in the bullpen, Shawn Kelley might be the only reliever who has celebrated a 30th birthday.
  • Steinbrenner's foundation to aid family of slain officer

    Jamal Collier
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    George Steinbrenner, the late Yankees owner, started the Silver Shield Foundation in the early 1980s to help the children of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty. His foundation is going to pay for the education of children of Rafael Ramos, the NYPD officer who was killed along with his partner, Wenjian Lui, while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn on Saturday, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
  • Yankees acquire righty Eovaldi, send Prado to Marlins

    Paul Casella
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The Yankees added another piece to their rotation on Friday, acquiring right-hander Nathan Eovaldi from the Marlins in exchange for infielder Martin Prado as part of a five-player deal. The full trade involves the Yankees receiving Eovaldi, first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones and pitching prospect Domingo German in exchange for Prado and right-hander David Phelps.
  • Yanks land reliever Germen in deal with Mets

    Paul Casella
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    The Yankees acquired right-handed reliever Gonzalez Germen from the Mets on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.
  • Yankees strengthen rotation, bring back Capuano

    Paul Casella
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    The Yankees have finalized a one-year deal to bring back left-hander Chris Capuano, the club announced on Tuesday. The contract is said to be worth $5 million, according to multiple reports.
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  • Yanks land reliever Germen in deal with Mets

    Paul Casella
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    The Yankees acquired right-handed reliever Gonzalez Germen from the Mets on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.
  • Sources: Rockies, Mets not actively talking Tulo

    Thomas Harding
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am reported on Friday that the Rockies and Mets are "quietly discussing" a possible deal involving shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but went on to say talks are "in the early stages with several hurdles to go." Two sources with knowledge of the situation insisted to that the teams aren't in active discussions.
  • Mets host NYC kids for annual holiday party

    Paul Casella
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    The holiday season was in full swing at Citi Field on Tuesday, as the Mets hosted more than 150 schoolchildren for their annual Kids Holiday Party.
  • Hot Stove likely to remain on simmer until new year

    Paul Casella
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    Though it remains likely that the Mets will try to deal a starting pitcher at some point this offseason, general manager Sandy Alderson doesn't anticipate any potential trade taking place until at least January.
  • Mets sign Mayberry to one-year deal

    Anthony DiComo
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    After agreeing to terms on a one-year, $1.45 million deal with John Mayberry Jr. at the Winter Meetings, the Mets made the transaction official on Monday afternoon.
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  • Rangers Agree to Terms With Cam Talbot on Contract Extension

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Cam Talbot on a contract extension. Talbot, 27, has appeared in seven games with the Rangers this season, posti...
  • The Garden of Dreams Foundation Hosts First-Ever “Garden of Dreams Week” December 2 - 8

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    For the first time ever, The Garden of Dreams Foundation and The Madison Square Garden Company are coming together to host Garden of Dreams Week. From Dec. 2 - 8, children from across the tri-state area will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences –...
  • Rangers Recall Jesper Fast From Hartford

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has recalled forward Jesper Fast from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team has also assigned defenseman Conor Allen and for...
  • Rangers Recall Defensemen Conor Allen & Dylan McIlrath

    2 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has recalled defensemen Conor Allen and Dylan McIlrath from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Allen, 24, has registered two goals...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Winnipeg

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WINNIPEG JETS Saturday, Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Jets: 4-5-1 (9 pts) Rangers: 5-4-0 (10 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand tonight, Nov. 1, with a c...
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  • UES Socialites Accused Of Abusing Nanny Trapped In Italy

    Ben Yakas
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Last year, a Chilean nanny filed a damning lawsuit claiming that an Upper East Side socialite couple forced her into indentured servitude, denying her food and medication. That lawsuit has been in dispute ever since—a judge dismissed the case due to "rampant inconsistencies," but also required that the family pay over $6,000 in back pay—but the legal troubles have led to a unique problem for 30-year-old Malu Custer Edwards and her 37-year-old husband Micky Hurley: they can't leave Italy. [ more › ]
  • Make Christmas Come Early With These 3 Food Events This Week

    Rebecca Fishbein
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    With Christmas/National Movie-And-Chinese-Food Day on the horizon, you may not find it prudent to prematurely feed yourself inhuman quantities of food and alcohol. But the stomach must consume every day, not just on Saturdays and special eating holidays. Here's where to feast this week: [ more › ]
  • Videos: Amy Adams Brings Christmas Cheer To Saturday Night Live

    Ben Yakas
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
                  And so, we come to the end of arguably the strongest half season of Saturday Night Live in at least three years. Amy Adams was the host and One Direction was the musical guest on last night's Christmas-themed episode, but as has been tradition in recent seasons, there were plenty of returning faces and cameos, including Dr. Evil, Kristen Wiig, and Fred Armisen. It may not have been quite as great as last week's Martin Freeman episode, but this was another consistently solid SNL with a few masterful surreal…
  • Fourth Brooklyn Bridge Protester Turns Herself In

    Christopher Robbins
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    A fourth protester wanted by the NYPD in connection with the alleged assault of two cops on the Brooklyn Bridge a week ago after the Millions March has turned herself in. Cindy Gorn, 29, is charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and inciting a riot in the second degree, all misdemeanors. [ more › ]
  • Conservatives Blame De Blasio & Obama "Cop Bashing" For NYPD Murders

    Ben Yakas
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    After two NYPD officers were murdered in their squad car in Bed-Stuy on Saturday, politicians, activists, and celebrities have all spoken out about the assassination. And many prominent conservatives have chosen to blame Mayor de Blasio and President Obama for the deaths: "Quite frankly, the mayor ran an anti-police campaign last year when he ran for mayor," former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly told ABC News. "I think a lot of the rhetoric was [anti-police] at a time when the police had a 70% approval rating. Obviously that’s not the case now. They joined the de Blasio administration." […
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  • Effectively Twee

    19 Dec 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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    26 Jan 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Find your theatrical match.
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    8 Dec 2013 | 4:27 pm
    Jesse Green on The Flick, Fun Home, The Glass Menagerie, and more.
  • Holidays Can Be Such a Drag

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

    28 Aug 2013 | 11:29 am
    What to see this fall.
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  • Cop Killer Moments Before Shooting: "Watch What I'm Going to Do"

    Hudson Hongo
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    According to NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce, cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley spoke with two passersby "just prior" to Saturday's shooting in Brooklyn , asking them for their gang affiliation and to follow him on Instagram before saying, "Watch what I'm going to do."Read more...
  • Kourtney Kardashian Has Given America, Finally, a Tiny King

    Leah Finnegan
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Baby Name Critic was just eleven when Princess Diana died. It was a horrible day. Diana was like a fictional aunt to her, and even inspired her to get into the academic field of Baby Name Criticism (royals really do have the best time dredging up arcane names from the past for their children, and also giving their kids 19 middle names). When Diana died, the royal family lost most of its panache. Even Waity Katie can't really make up for the void Diana left, no matter how good her blowout is.Read more...
  • Leaked Amy Pascal Email: Idris Elba Should Be the Next James Bond

    Brendan O'Connor
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Gawker favorite Amy Pascal wants Idris Elba to play James Bond, The Daily Beast reports. "Idris should be the next bond," Pascal wrote in a January 4, 2014 email to Elizabeth Cantillon, former executive vice president of production for Columbia Pictures. Columbia distributes the Bond franchise.Read more...
  • Here Are the Scumbags Blaming de Blasio and Obama for Slain Cops

    Hudson Hongo
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    After shooting his girlfriend Saturday morning, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley of Union City, Georgia traveled from Baltimore to New York and gunned down two NYPD officers , apparently in retaliation for recent police-related homicides. According to some commentators, however, Brinsley was only partially responsible for the murders, aided by accomplices Bill de Blasio and Barack Obama.Read more...
  • A Florida cop who served five years with the NYPD was shot and killed while on duty last night outsi

    Brendan O'Connor
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    A Florida cop who served five years with the NYPD was shot and killed while on duty last night outside Tampa, the New York Post reports.Read more...
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  • The Last-Minute Sunday Night Reservation Guide

    Layla Khabiri
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Sunday supper, anyone? Eater scanned through all 1,324 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: · Má Pêche (7:45, 8:00)· The Musket Room (7:00, 7:45)· Claudette (9:00, 9:15) · DBGB (7:00, 7:30)· Dieci (9:00, 9:15) · Hearth (7:00, 7:30) · La Nacional (7:00, 7:30) · L'Apicio (7:30, 9:30)· Alder (7:00, 7:30) · Atrium (7:00, 7:30) · Betony (9:30)Boulud Sud (6:45, 7:00)Cherche Midi (8:30, 9:00) · NYC Restaurants on OpenTable [Official Site]
  • Bid Farewell to Legendary Cafe Edison Which Closes Today

    Layla Khabiri
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Times Square loses another piece of its soul. New Yorkers tried, but, despite their efforts, Cafe Edison will close today, after the last diner leaves. Based on this tweet, it looks like a lot of saddened New Yorkers have come out to say goodbye to this legendary cafe: ...The line starts in the hotel lobby, and the Strohls will greet and seat you. #SaveCafeEdison @jeremoss @JasonHBratton — JoseSPiano (@JoseSPiano) December 21, 2014 Here are a few more Cafe Edison memories from the Twittersphere: I'll miss this space. I hope you'll find an equally magical one soon. Goodbye for now, Cafe…
  • Take A Look at the New, Old-School Menu at Mission Chinese Food

    Layla Khabiri
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    The latest incarnation of Bowien's insanely popular restaurant is offering a few classics and a whole lot of new dishes. After its sneak attack open last night, the question on many peoples’ minds was how similar the menu at this new Mission Chinese Food would be to the original. Luckily for OG MCF fans, all of the classics like Kung Pao Pastrami and Salt Cod Fried Rice are still on offer. The menu at this new location pays homage to old school Chinese restaurants in form and length, while subverting typical offerings with playful flavor combinations and the inclusion of decidedly non-Asian…
  • The Harrison Will Close Tonight After 14 Years In TriBeCa

    Layla Khabiri
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Rent hikes strike again. Tonight's service will be the last for The Harrison. Like many other restaurants this year, Jimmy Bradley's brunch destination has been forced to close due to an astronomical rent increase. A true neighborhood staple, The Harrison holds the distinction of being the first restaurant to reopen after 9/11. Bradley will continue to operate The Red Cat, his Chelsea restaurant, which has been in business for over 15 years.
  • The Last-Minute Saturday Night Reservation Guide

    Layla Khabiri
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The best tables for a Saturday night out. Eater scanned through all 1,324 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: · All'Onda (8:00, 9:15)· Amali (7:00, 7:15) · American Cut (7:45, 9:00)· Bâtard (9:30)· DBGB (5:45, 6:00)· Del Posto (5:15)· Edi and The Wolf (6:45, 9:30)· Eli’s Table (8:30, 8:45) · Empellon Cocina (9:15, 9:30) · The Harrison (7:45, 9:00)· Hearth (6:00, 9:30)· La Mangeoire (8:30, 8:45)· Narcissa (6:00, 6:30)· Nice Matin (7:00, 7:30)· Racines (6:00, 6:15) · NYC…
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    Racked NY

  • Sunday Reads: Dogs in Christmas Sweaters, Massages, Holiday Markets, More!

    Laura Gurfein
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo: Emmy Park/@stylepup Dogs dressed in their very best holiday sweaters, coats, and accessories Where to get a massage in New York City, for seasonal de-stressing ICYMI: This coming NYFW is the last one in Lincoln Center Meet the cats of Meow Parlour, New York's first cat café Have a hip hop holiday with these American Two Shot cards How to get all of your gift shopping done at Manhattan's holiday markets The Lower East Side's Anna Sheffield on her "sweet and salty" jewelry Render Duane Reade trips useless with one-hour Amazon Prime delivery
  • Weekend Shopping Report: Vera Wang, Theory, and Eleven More Weekend Sample Sales

    Laura Gurfein
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Pants at the Equipment, Joie, and Current/Elliott sample sale Here are the weekend's sample sales, laid out in handy map form. We've got Kiki de Montparnasse and Equipment, Joie and Current/Elliott neighboring each other on Fifth Avenue (with extra discounts!), while the Theory sample sale holds court in Chelsea Market and A.P.C. Surplus warehouse sale will no doubt draw in the crowds with its daily restocking. Sample sales are about to go on holiday break, so this is pretty much your last chance to get designer goods at ridiculous prices—that is, until the after-Christmas sales roll…
  • Listings: Upcoming Events at Owen, Line & Label, Bene Rialto, More!

    Laura Gurfein
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Photo: Driely S. for Racked MEATPACKING DISTRICT—Shop winter styles for up to 50% off while sipping cocoa and nibbling on cookies at Owen all weekend long. We're not sure what's going to be more distracting—half off the likes of Acne, Isabel Marant, Suno, and Cushnie et Ochs, or the marshmallow and whipped cream bar where you can fall into a sugar coma. GREENPOINT—Everyone's been so busy celebrating "the holidays" this season that they've forgotten all about the winter solstice—but Line & Label hasn't. Stop by 568 Manhattan Avenue between 6:30pm and 9pm tonight, where Floss Gloss will…
  • Juicy News: Your average fancy juice may look...

    Rebecca Jennings
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Your average fancy juice may look like all the other $9 bottles on the grocery store shelf, but there's a war bubbling beneath the surface. While some brands have started to use high pressure processing (HPP) technology that allows juice to last up to several weeks, those who eschew the process for simple cold-pressing (like Juice Generation) say that it's misleading to label a pasteurized product as "natural," claiming that brands like Naked and BluePrint are unfairly capitalizing on the current cold-press craze. For an in-depth report, head over to our sister site. [Racked]
  • 'TIS THE SEASON: 27 Holiday Hostess Treats That Beat Regifted Wine

    Rebecca Jennings
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Photos: Driely S. for Racked You could bring (possibly regifted) wine to your next holiday party (likely scenario: your hostess thanks you, takes it, and politely places it on the pile 'o bottles), or your could show up with what everyone really wants (especially once they're a few glasses deep)—dessert. From the nostalgic (Santa sugar cookies) to the impossibly fancy (pistachio creme yule logs, courtesy of Laduree) to the "How do I even eat that?" (penguin cream puffs), we've rounded up New York City's sweetest treats to order now. Plus, one bonus gif of how to properly consume Dominique…
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    The Cut

  • Lea Michele Super-Sized Her Eyebrows

    Ashley Weatherford
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Giving hope to everyone furiously Googling "Cara Delevingne brows," Lea Michele walked the red carpet at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast with newly extra-large eyebrows. Natural looking but definitely full, they're a far cry from her earlier brow look, which was thin, trim, and nearly Spock-like. Either ... More »
  • See ‘Cozy’ Portraits From Hood by Air Photographer Kevin Amato

    Leah Rodriguez
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Photographer Kevin Amato began taking pictures in New York in 2003, as a student at the School of Visual Arts. In 2007, he met Hood by Air designer Shayne Oliver, and, in the seven years since, he's shot the brand's campaigns and documented its followers and friends. His reportage-style pictures have appeared ... More »
  • Nicki, Drake, and the Charms of Male Thirst

    The Cut
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Two nights ago, Nicki Minaj told Andy Cohen that she does not want to hook up with Drake, a proposition Drake has floated many times, most recently in "Only," a single from Minaj's The Pinkprint. The album came out this week and has been largely described as a breakup album. This morning, the ... More »
  • Why Do We Like Having Sex with Artists?

    Karley Sciortino
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Art is having a strange moment right now. The market today is a business, pure and simple — a depraved scramble for big money; it's as much about the businessmen, financiers, and lawyers as it is about the artists and their work. I’m not the only one who’s noticed that. ... More »
  • Obama Only Called on Women During His Last Press Conference of 2014

    Jessica Roy
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Attention all meninists! President Obama has subtly acknowledged and even offered his approval of the brewing feminist revolution. At his last press conference of 2014, he made a point to call on only female reporters, even flat-out ignoring a question shouted by a man in favor of calling on a woman. ... More »
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    Streetsblog New York City

  • Eyes on the Street: Super-Sized Ped Space at Deadly Sixth and Houston

    Stephen Miller
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Most of the intersection of Houston Street and Sixth Avenue used to be wide-open asphalt. DOT is now putting the finishing touches on expanded pedestrian space at this deadly crossing. Photo: Stephen Miller Jessica Dworkin, 58, was on a push scooter at Sixth Avenue at Houston Street when a tractor-trailer truck driver turned into her path and crushed her in August 2012. After Dworkin’s death, local residents clamored for safety fixes. Now more than two years later, and 18 months after proposing the changes to Manhattan Community Board 2, DOT is putting finishing touches on expansions to…
  • Talking Headways Podcast: Here I Am, Stuck in Seattle With You

    Tanya Snyder
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Stuck in Seattle or Stuck in Sherman Oaks. There are so many places to get stuck these days and so many clowns and jokers making it worse. First, poor Bertha, stuck 100 feet under Seattle. All the tunnel boring machine wanted to do was drill a 1.7-mile tunnel for a highway that won’t even access downtown and is projected to cause more congestion at a higher price than a parallel surface/transit option — and it got stuck just 1,000 feet in. Last December. Now the rescue plan is making downtown sink. It’s not going well. And to be honest, it was always destined to not go well.
  • Justice for Allie Liao

    Steve Vaccaro
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles faces a critical test on January 6 at 9 a.m.:  Can the agency provide meaningful oversight and consequences for reckless drivers? That morning, Ahmad Abu-Zayedeh, the driver who struck and killed 3-year-old Allie Liao and traumatized her grandmother, is scheduled to appear for a DMV safety hearing. [Disclosure: My firm, the Law Office of Vaccaro and White, represents the Liao family in civil litigation.] At the hearing, Abu-Zayedeh will be questioned under oath by a DMV administrative law judge, and confronted with evidence establishing his…
  • DA Robert Johnson: No Charges for Driver Who Killed Child on Bronx Sidewalk

    Brad Aaron
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson filed no charges against the driver who hit 10 people, including at least three children, on a sidewalk outside a Kingsbridge Heights school, killing 8-year-old Rylee Ramos. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson filed no charges against a motorist who drove on a sidewalk outside a Bronx school in October, striking 10 people and killing 8-year-old Rylee Ramos. New York City motorists have killed at least eight children age 14 and under in 2014 — one in the Bronx, two in Manhattan, and five in Brooklyn — according to crash data compiled by…
  • Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to Rip Out City’s First Protected Bike Lane

    Angie Schmitt
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark has New Jersey’s first protected bike lane, as far as we know. But unfortunately it looks like the Garden State will soon be back to zero. After business owners near the Mt. Prospect Avenue bike lane in Newark complained about losing parking, Mayor Ras Baraka ordered its removal. Baraka is allowing drivers to block it in the meantime. Photo: WalkBikeJersey Andrew Besold at WalkBikeJersey is reporting Mayor Ras Baraka has ordered the removal of the bike lane, and in the meantime is allowing people to park in it. The executive order follows some unfriendly…
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Garden Kebab House Does Chicken Right

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Can yet another Halal offering near Penn Station survive all the competition? If you order carefully, Garden Kebab House just might turn you into a regular. Many items are beyond the ML budget, but the smaller platters and sandwiches still fit the bill and the stomach. Well, almost. Nope, it’s not a street cart, but [...]
  • Get Free Nutelasagna Today at 4pm

    15 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    The incredible Robicelli’s have created a new dessert mash-up that puts that over-hyped cronut to shame. Normally, their Nutelasagna (a baked lasagna made with Nutella, cannoli cream, chopped chocolate, and marshmallows) is only available at their Bay Ridge bakery, which is a bit far for most of us in Midtown. But the amazing news is [...]
  • There Are a Few Potential Midtown Lunches at Sachi Asian Bistro

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    It’s a litte out of bounds, but I wandered over to the newly opened Sachi to see if I could get a decent meal without spending too much money. The sleek, modern restaurant is owned by Pichet Ong (the chef behind Qi Thai) and Andy Yang (the owner of the Rhong-Tiam food truck). We also [...]
  • The Hummus & Pita Co Heads Up From Downtown

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Ready for another shawarma falafel joint? Can’t say Midtown really lacks in this area, but The Hummus and Pita Co just added a shiny new fourth location, right next to Port Authority. Our Downtown counterparts have covered this mini-chain quite a bit, so this place ought to be a safe bet. I spied a flight [...]
  • Grand Central Shake Shack Now Serves Breakfast

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you came through Grand Central today, you may have noticed Shake Shack was open well before lunch time. Eater reports that they are now serving breakfast starting from 7am-10:30am. Burgers and concretes will be swapped out for egg sandwiches and coffee. The sandwiches range from $3.75 to $4.75. Not bad at all. Early adopters, [...]
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  • Punch-Drunk New Year’s

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

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

    5 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Take in the beauty of winter in the city at one of these new year-round rooftop bars.
  • Marcel Castenmiller and Ali Michael

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    “The parties at China Chalet are the most fun; there are always waiters running around and serving stuff.”
  • Josh Demarco

    9 Nov 2014 | 6:02 pm
    “It’s simple, it’s whiskey, it’s good friends.”
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  • Friday Blogwrap

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Who’ll Be the First to Buy This J.Crew Williamsburg Tote? [B+B] Construction Watch: Two City Point Residential Towers Will Top out by Year’s End [Curbed] Concord Hill Is Now Open in Former Home of Williamsburg’s Sel de Mer [Free Williamsburg] Hundreds Gather on Coney Island Avenue for Vigil After Peshawar School Attack [Kensington BK] Eight Local Diners to Satisfy Your Burger Binges After El Greco’s Closing [Sheepshead Bites] Brooklyn Dollar Vans Offer Free Rides This Saturday [DNA] Photo by Anthony Fine…
  • Closing Bell: Affordable Housing up for Grabs in Bushwick

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The city has just started taking applications for two affordable housing developments at 25 Woodbine Street and 1238 Decatur Street in Bushwick. The four-story, eight-unit building on Woodbine Street has two one-bedrooms up for rent, asking $1,004 a month. Income requirements range from $34,423 – $40,320 for either one or two people. It’s also only three blocks from the J and Z trains at Gates Avenue. Applications close December 23. And over by the Wilson Avenue L train station, a one-bedroom and two two-bedrooms in a 15-unit building are looking for tenants. You’ll pay…
  • Building of the Day: 201-249 Lexington Avenue

    Montrose Morris
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row Houses Address: 201-249 Lexington Avenue Cross Streets: Bedford and Nostrand Avenues Neighborhood: Bedford Stuyvesant Year Built: sometime between 1880 and 1886 Architectural Style: Neo-Grec with Queen Anne details Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: We have a mystery here. The 1880 Bromley Atlas for the City of Brooklyn clearly shows elevated tracks along Lexington Avenue in Bedford. Yet a history of that elevated line states that the trains didn’t start running until 1885. Perhaps they were building them, or were going to start to build…
  • Oaxaca Taqueria Returning to Crown Heights

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Oaxaca Taqueria is prepping to open soon at 417 Prospect Place in Crown Heights close to the Prospect Heights border. The taqueria previously had a spot close by but closed in 2011 because of building issues, the owners told us at the time. We’re not sure if they’re taking over the small storefront pictured at right, above, or the Spot’s old space on the corner, at left. The Spot was closed when we stopped by this morning and its phone is disconnected. Workers told us they hope to wrap up construction in a couple weeks. The small chain also has outposts in Park Slope,…
  • Open House Picks

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Gowanus 163A 14th Street Broker: Ideal Properties Price: $1,550,000 Sunday 3:00 – 5:00 GMAP Bed Stuy 675 Lafayette Avenue Broker: Halstead Price: $1,550,000 Sunday 11:00 – 12:00 GMAP Bushwick 385 Weirfield Street Broker: Corcoran Price: $1,150,000 Sunday 1:30 – 2:30 GMAP Bed Stuy 134 Patchen Avenue Broker: Corcoran Price: $995,000 Sunday 12:00 – 1:00 GMAP…
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    Serious Eats: New York

  • The Ultimate Guide to Eating in NYC, All in One Place

    Max Falkowitz
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whether you've lived in New York all your life or you're just in town to see Rockefeller Center and the Christmas Tree, our goal at Serious Eats is to point you towards something delicious. That's why we've compiled the best of our New York stories into a comprehensive guide to eating out all across the city. Set your bookmarks. Read More
  • The Better Fruitcake: Baking Stollen at NYC's Bien Cuit Bakery

    Max Falkowitz
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    "It's like a yeasted fruitcake with all of the good stuff and none of the bad," says baker Zachary Golper of his best-in-class stollen. It's a dense, buttery loaf perfumed with citrus zest, orange blossom, and rum. The crumb is stuffed with a delicate almond cream, and the whole thing is "baptized" after baking in a bath of clarified butter, then finished with powdered sugar as fluffy as the season's first snowfall. Read More
  • Coconut, Spice, and Everything Nice: 
Learning Old-School Sri Lankan Cooking on Staten Island

    Anne Noyes Saini & Mark Rinaldi
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    The dining room of Staten Island's New Asha is all styrofoam and steam tables. But when you step into the back kitchen, it's a wholly different world. Bamboo steamers gurgle over pots of boiling water and jars of homemade spice blends line the walls. A hand-powered drill and a machete are on hand to transform hirsute whole coconuts into snowy white mounds of freshly ground flesh. Read More
  • NYC's Best Restaurants to Stay for Dessert

    Niko Triantafillou
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    New York is home to many great restaurants. But how many of them offer truly great desserts? I'm not talking about having one beloved signature item that's been on the menu for years. I'm talking about places that offer ever-changing, reliably delicious desserts that are worth staying around after your meal. Read More
  • How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Changing the Menu and Considering Feedback

    Tyson Ho
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Six weeks after opening, my menu's gone through some changes. But incorporating feedback isn't always easy. Read More
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  • What I Write About And What I Don’t

    Fred Wilson
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    There was a discussion in the comments on this week’s fun friday post about me “pimping” our portfolio too much. To which I responded with this: i am my portfolio. its all the same thing. i go to bed thinking about it and wake up thinking about it. i would blog way more about it than i do but i can’t talk about most of the stuff that is going on in my portfolio. It’s the latter point I want to talk about a bit today. Every day I run a bunch of blog topics through my head before deciding what I am going to write about. And most of them get rejected because they…
  • Video Of The Week: A History Lesson On Why We Need Neutral Networks

    Fred Wilson
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    My partner Brad went down to Chattanooga where they have a gigabit fiber network around the city and attended an event about connectivity and what it does for society. In this short (~10mins) talk he gives a history lesson on how we got permissionless innovation on the Internet and why we could lose it.
  • Fun Friday: Year End Music List

    Fred Wilson
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    Every year since I started this blog, I’ve shared my favorite music of the year with the AVC readers. In the early years, I would post different album every day for ten days (or eleven) in the process of putting together a top ten list. I moved away from albums a few years ago because I just don’t listen that way very much anymore. I’ve moved to SoundCloud playlists and today I’m publishing my Essential Tracks of 2014 playlist here at AVC. It’s also available On SoundCloud and everywhere that SoundCloud is available (your phone, your browser, your Sonos, etc,…
  • The Interview Mess

    Fred Wilson
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    So Sony has decided to pull the plug on The Interview after the major theater chains decided against showing the film. This is a fascinating story on so many levels. It is not clear  to me who was behind the hacking attack on Sony, but there are some obvious candidates. We are witnessing cyber warfare in real time. And there are real costs involved. Who knows how much Sony has lost or will lose as a result of the hacking incident and all the repercussions. But we do know that The Interview cost $42mm to make and there were “tens of millions” of marketing and distribution costs…
  • What’s Next

    Fred Wilson
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:58 am
    I am always thinking about what is next and I feel like I’m spending even more time this year thinking about this. All of us at USV seem to be pondering this question a lot right now. I came across this nice post by Ben Thompson in which he ponders the question out loud, which is my favorite way to ponder. Here is the money quote: While the introduction of the iPhone seems like it was just yesterday (at least it does to me!), we are quickly approaching seven years – about the midway point of this epoch, if the PC and Internet are any indication.4 I sense, though, that we may be…
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    WordPress Tag: New York City

  • Small Filing Cabinet (SoHo)

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Can be picked up tomorrow/Monday, 12/22. View Item
  • dresser and 2 end tables (flushing/aurbundale area)

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Six drawer dresser with mirror and two end tables – see photos. Pickup only – will need
  • Matching Ikea Chairs (Mount Kisco)

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    2 matching blue chairs from Ikea with washable slipcovers. Decent condition except for a small tear
  • Free video service

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Amateur though creative videographer offering free video service (family videos, birthday, wedding,
  • Special Mass held for New York officers

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    NEW YORK CITY (WKBN) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton attended a Mass on Sunday at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, where they were greeted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. De Blasio and the president police union have been battling publicly over treatment of officers following the grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner. Just days ago, the union president suggested police sign a petition that demanded the mayor not attend their funerals should they die on the job. On Saturday, some officers…
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  • Drunk Woman Steals Idling Taxi in Greenwich Village

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    After a night of drinking, 28-year-old Elizabeth Otero jumped into the driver’s seat of a parked yellow cab on Mercer St. in Manhattan and sped off, according to a criminal complaint. She had had a blood-alcohol content of 0.22 when cops found her, and she also told officers she’s never had a driver’s license. A drunk woman jumped into the driver’s seat of a yellow taxi and took off as the stunned driver stood nearby, police said. Elizabeth Otero, 28, who does not have a driver’s license, slipped into the idling 2014 Toyota Camry at East 12th Street and Fifth…
  • Cabbie who fatally struck Cooper Stock on Upper West Side is ‘haunted’ by crash: lawyer

    10 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    Koffi Komlani, 53, “doesn’t sleep well,” said the attorney, Raymond L. Colon. “He hasn’t slept since the incident.” Komlani and his lawyer were in Manhattan Criminal Court for a hearing on Komlani’s case. He faces up to 15 days in jail and a $700 fine if convicted. A cabbie who struck and killed a 9-year-old boy in Manhattan earlier this year is haunted by the third-grader’s death, his lawyer said Friday. Koffi Komlani, 53, “doesn’t sleep well,” said the attorney, Raymond L. Colon. “He hasn’t slept since the incident.” The “incident” was a collision on Jan. 10…
  • Cab Drivers are the latest to Oppose Mayor de Blasio’s Horse Ban

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Taxi drivers are the latest to say nay to Mayor de Blasio’s proposed ban on horse-drawn carriages — slamming a provision that would give the hansom cab drivers green taxi permits once their horses are banned. Two unions said Sunday that the scheme is bad for cab drivers and horse carriage operators as well. “You can’t treat workers like they’re pieces on a chess board and just move them around,” said Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the Taxi Workers Alliance. The proposal to allow the 300 carriage horse drivers to get permits for outer borough taxis is part of legislation set…
  • Uber makes life miserable for design company with same name

    7 Dec 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Sisters Elena Kriegner (left) and Herta Kriegner’s graphic design company gets numerous calls that are meant for the car service app. The weather forecast calls for rain and snow in the Big Apple on Wednesday, which means Herta Kriegner will be inundated with calls from people looking to book an Uber ride — or to complain about Uber’s service. “On days when it rains, it’s worse. I think tomorrow will be a really bad day. The phones will ring off the hook,” said Kriegner, 47. Only Kriegner doesn’t work for Uber Technologies, the $17 billion taxi-hail app company that wants to…
  • Andrew Murstein, president of Medallion Financial, says people pushing down his company’s share price “will learn that’s a mistake.

    6 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Medallion Financial, the only publicly traded company operated by a family that owns hundreds of yellow taxi medallions, saw its share price hit a three-year low during trading Monday. Medallion Financial’s stock has fallen 42% in the past year and was selling for $9.28 per share, the lowest point in three years. The drop in the company’s share price coincided with the rise of Uber, the San Francisco-based e-hail firm that has seen its own valuation rise to an eye-popping $40 billion. Medallion’s steep drop also comes amid questions about how the city’s Taxi and…
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    Inside the Apple

  • Slavery in New York

    Michelle and James Nevius
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    Instead of a postcard today, here's an ad James found when doing research for an article he's writing. Searching through a New-York Evening Post from February 1817, on a page mostly dedicated to selling dry goods and real estate, he stumbled upon this short ad:FOR SALE, a coloured WOMAN, aged 20 years; sober and honest; a good cook, and capable of all kinds of house-work. Enquire at this office.It is so easy to think that New York has always been a liberal, educated, progressive place--and then an ad like that pops up to remind us that this woman was being treated the same as a team…
  • Postcard Thursday: Trinity Wall Street

    Michelle and James Nevius
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Today's postcard is a nice view of Trinity Church, Wall Street, and its surrounding churchyard, one of the oldest in New York City.Trinity was built three times on the same spot. As we write in Inside the Apple:In 1696...Trinity leased the city’s burial ground at the rate of one peppercorn per year. A year later, the church received its royal charter from William III and from that point forward only church members could be buried in the churchyard. Not coincidentally, this was the same time that a separate “Negroes Burial Ground” [today's African Burial Ground National Memorial] was…
  • Postcard Friday: The Knickerbocker Hotel

    Michelle and James Nevius
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    The former (and soon to be once again) Knickerbocker Hotel at Times Square is going to be one of the stops on our War & Peace in NYC walking tour this Sunday. On the day World War I ended, opera star Enrico Caruso came out on his balcony and serenaded the crowd with the national anthems of Italy, France, and the United States.To read more about the tour and sign up, go to: find out more about the Knickerbocker Hotel: to hear a…
  • Postcard Thursday: Civil War New York

    Michelle and James Nevius
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Happy Thanksgiving!In case you missed it, James had a piece on Curbed NY a couple of days ago commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Confederate plot to burn New York during the Civil War. The article looks at a dozen or so sites that were important during the war and are still standing.You can read the article here: don't forget that reservations are open for our December 7 walking tour: you are…
  • Postcard Thursday: Pearl Harbor Day Tour of Midtown

    Michelle and James Nevius
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    This perfectly innocuous linen card shows Grand Central Terminal and the elevated bridge that takes car traffic around the station. Thousands of these cards were produced and you can often find them lining the dollar bin at postcard stores.The reverse, however, is more interesting and ties directly to our next public walking tour, which will be held Sunday, December 7, at 10:00 a.m.The card reads:Hello there! Stopped here for a few days. Just couldn't pass it up. It's still New York & it'll never change even with war conditions. JackThe postmark at the top ("Buy Defense Savings Bonds and…
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    New York Buzz

  • The Holiday Spirit Is Upon Us

    1 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    The holidays in NYC can be a crazy, taxing, madhouse of a time, filled with lost tourists and endless lines, but one thing I think everyone can agree to be excited about is the famed holiday window displays.  Every year, the major department stores of NYC put everything they’ve got behind designing incredible window displays to celebrate the holiday season, and 2014 is no different. This year Barneys New York has a “Baz Dazzled” design created by Hollywood director Baz Luhrman (think The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge). Bergdorf Goodman is celebrating with a display of…
  • Any Warhol Fans In The House?

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    POP International Galleries, in conjunction with the Revolver Gallery, has announce the debut of ANDY WARHOL: At Face Value. The brilliantly curated show will feature a collection of works from the legendary New York artist. The collection will feature 50 original Warhol pieces – one of the largest collections of Warhol under one roof at one time. The collection will be located at Pop International’s SoHo location, with POP hosting the opening reception on Monday, November 10th and a selection hanging concurrently at POP’s Midtown location in the Citicorp Building.  Warhol fans and…
  • Where To Party in NYC on Halloween!

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    We’re nearing the end of October and that means only one thing……..Halloween!!! If you’re a big Halloween fan, then you probably already have your plans for the big night in place, but if you haven’t made those plans yet then we’ve got some exciting party options for you at some of the best locations in town. Halloween at Level R at the Empire Hotel Rooftop: Come to enjoy the amazing views of the NYC skyline, and the two outdoor terraces. Halloween Extravaganza at 42 West at the Out Hotel: The 14,000 square foot mega club turns into a Halloween…
  • 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.                    …
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    Mommy Poppins - Things to Do in NYC with Kids

  • 35 Things to Do With NYC Kids Over Holiday Break

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ever since my son started school, there just isn't enough free time for us to try all of the great things New York City has to offer during the holiday season. That's why we love holiday break. We never leave town! Instead, we fill our schedule with awesome museum outings, live stage shows, fancy meals and magical holiday experiences that we didn't get a chance to enjoy while we were rushing around doing all our gift shopping. Call me crazy, but we even brave the crowds at popular tourist attractions like the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree…
  • This Week: Spectacular Holiday Lights, What's Open on Christmas & Christmas Eve, Holiday Break Day Trip Ideas

    Raven Snook
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Regardless of what you celebrate, everyone seems to be in holiday overdrive this week. My family is busy gearing up for our favorite Christmas Eve traditions: last-minute gift shopping (probably at a seasonal market) followed by Christmas caroling in Washington Square Park. And since we still don't have our tree, I bet we'll buy one that night, too. If you're thinking of taking a day trip over holiday break, you'll find lots of inspiration on our regional sites. Check out over-the-top Christmas displays in Westchester, Connecticut and Philly; explore the waterside haven of Port Jefferson,…
  • Should Kids Go "Into the Woods?" A Parent Movie Review

    Raven Snook
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    As a diehard musical theater fanatic who's raising my nine-year-old daughter to be one, too, I'd been planning for months to take her to see Into the Woods on opening day. (Luckily, we scored an invite to an advance screening.) That said, having seen two different stage mountings of the show plus the American Playhouse recording of the original Broadway cast, I kept thinking, Into the Woods really isn't for kids. Stephen Sondheim's satirical take on familiar fairy tales explores what happens after the happily ever after, and it's as grown-up as it gets. Multiple characters die, others engage…
  • WeeWork Holiday Crafts: Easy Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments

    Ally Noel
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Basic salt dough only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard. Despite its simplicity, salt dough makes perfect keepsake-worthy ornaments. Start a tradition and each year your ornament will remind you of back when your child's hand was 'just so big'. These holiday ornaments aren't just great memory-makers for your family, they make wonderful gifts too. Baby footprints, handprints, thumbprint hearts...your ornaments are sure to impress.  Read More
  • Weekend Fun for NYC Kids: The Science of Santa, Christmas Caroling, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Live Onstage, Make Music Winter December 20-21

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    It's the last weekend before Christmas and NYC is overflowing with holiday cheer, so there are lots of ways for families to get into the season spirit. Learn all about The Science of Santa; go Christmas caroling in Greenwich Village and Jackson Heights; enjoy multicultural celebrations like Mano a Mano's Posadas y Pastorelas and El Museo del Barrio's Parranda; or catch a stage version of the holiday TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It's also a great weekend to hit all the seasonal sights before the tourists take over. So in between last-minute gift shopping, make sure you carve out…
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    The Gotham Palate

  • UES’s New Thai-Inspired Gastropub – Review of Flight

    12 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    BY BETH KAISERMAN 1479 York Avenue at E. 78th Street Upper East Side 212-988-5123/ Flight is a new gastropub featuring 16 rotating craft beers, happy hour food, and soon, live jazz. The chef is inspired by the flavors of Thailand, which he features in dishes like PEI mussels with a wonderfully spicy coconut curry sauce. [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    City Room

  • Updates on Fatal Shooting of Two N.Y.P.D. Officers

    By Andy Newman
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Coverage of the evening's developments after two police officers were killed in Brooklyn.
  • Varmints on Ellis Island

    By Robert Iulo
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Metropolitan Diary: An Ellis Island tour guide recounted the interest shown by four Texas women who had seen traces of the native wildlife.
  • New York Today: Your Last Minute

    By Annie Correal and Andy Newman
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:58 am
    Friday: Send us your holiday-prep photos. Also: partly sunny skies and a precedent-setting tenant case.
  • Seeking Jews With Christmas Trees

    By Andy Newman
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    If you are a Jew with a gentile partner who has a story to tell about the first time you agreed to have a Christmas tree, tell it to us.
  • After Ferguson Verdict, a Different Song

    By Alexis Audette
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    Metropolitan Diary: Three Motown singers looking for donations on the subway abruptly changed to a somber tune when they saw the headlines.
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  • Day Trip to Crown Heights! Check Out Brooklyn Winter Flea and Berg’n Beer Hall

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    Need some last minute gift getting? With Holiday Market season in full effect, - here's the perfect excuse take a trip to Brooklyn. Not only can you get all your shopping done at Brooklyn Winter Flea, but you can there's plenty of food, fun and drinks right upstairs at the new Berg'n Beer Hall and Food Court. Continue reading →
  • The Best Ice Skating in NYC: Six Favorite Rinks

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
      Ice skating in New York City is one of those classic, must-experience winter and holiday traditions. People travel far and wide to experience it, but as residents we have the pleasure of enjoying it all winter long and with the … Continue reading →
  • Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection now at the Met

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    Leonard A. Lauder — the son of cosmetics doyenne Estée Lauder
 and former CEO of the company — has earmarked his collection of European Cubist masterpieces for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they are on view through February 16, 2015. Including works from Picasso, Braque and Gris, find out what we thought about this once-in-a-lifteime exhibit. Continue reading →
  • Gordon and Grimaud at The Park Avenue Armory

    12 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    Douglas Gordon and Helene Grimaud's musically inspired collaboration, Tears become… streams become… includes a series of ten performances runs from from December 10 to December 21 at the Park Avenue Armory. Continue reading →
  • Seven Wonderful Winter Day Trips From NYC

    10 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    If you need a break from the holiday hustle and bustle of New York City, take your family and loved ones to one of these seven winter day trips from NYC! Continue reading →
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    Big Apple Dipped in Caramel

  • Snowbirds Flock to New England, Not Florida

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Originally posted on TRAVEL FLAVORS: Looking for a thoughtful gift idea or just a great idea for a winter escape? Check out this article I wrote in the Boston Globe View original
  • NYC Christmas Windows With Ribbons and Lights and Magical Displays

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Bundle up, hook arms and admire the City’s festive window displays. New York is absolutely magical during the holidays. The spirit is cheerful, little shops are wrapped in ribbons and lights and the biggest stores are totally decked out for the holidays through New Years. Grab a cup of steamy cocoa and hit the pavement, fa la la la la, la la la la. Here’s a little, self-guided walking tour. Begin at the Lord and Taylor windows (38th and 5th Avenue; 212/391- 3344 at Fifth Avenue). Walk north up Fifth Avenue, past the New York Public Library, to the Saks Fifth Avenue windows at 611…
  • Murder, She Wrote. Jessica Fletcher Comes to NYC at Christmastime

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Murder, She Wrote: Manhattans & Murder
  • Self-Guided NYC Christmas Windows Walk

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Self-Guided NYC Christmas Windows Walk. via Self-Guided NYC Christmas Windows Walk.
  • Balloons On Upper West Side. Macy’s Day Parade and Balloon Blow Ups Don’t Care About Snow, Noreaster

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Originally posted on TRAVEL FLAVORS: Well, of course. Nothing stops New York City! Especially from putting on one of the year’s most wonderful annual traditions, the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Snow, wind, northeaster, fughedaboutit. It’s Mother Nature’s balloon entry this year. You can experience the magic until 10pm tonight, when the balloons come to life, near the Museum of Natural History. Magic in NYC. The snow will make you feel like you are in a giant snow globe. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! View…
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    New York Netwire

  • EaseUS Todo Backup 8.0 adopts a new backup technology to accelerate backup/restore speed and adds files exclusion function

    Janice Sand
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- EaseUS Software, an international leader in Windows OS data backup and protection, today announces the release of EaseUS Todo Backup 8.0, a complete data backup and recovery solution with faster speed and 'files exclusion' function. Published at EaseUS Todo Backup 8.0 adopts a new backup technology to accelerate backup/restore speed and adds files exclusion function.
  • James Allen Jewelers secures $25 Million in funding from Israel Growth Partners

    Janice Sand
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- R2Net - James Allen, one of the two largest diamond and bridal jewelry ecommerce platforms in the U.S., today announced that is has secured $25 Million in growth funding from Israel Growth Partners (IGP). Published at James Allen Jewelers secures $25 Million in funding from Israel Growth Partners.
  • Home for the Holidays: The Blessings of Christmas Never Grow Old, Even As We Age

    Janice Sand
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. /New York Netwire/ -- For 100 of the past 101 Christmases Ruth Ebbs has celebrated, she's found herself at home surrounded by family and friends. However, after breaking her hip in a fall, she spent last year's holiday season in a nursing home, fervently wishing she was marking the occasion at home. Now, thanks to the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., Ruth became one of the increasing numbers of older adults who are reclaiming their ability to live independently at home. Published at Home for the Holidays: The Blessings of Christmas Never Grow Old, Even As We Age.
  • Local Roofer Explains Importance of Identifying Storm Damage Early

    Janice Sand
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    SEATTLE, Wash. /New York Netwire/ -- Missing or damaged shingles, leaks, cracked tiles, damaged gutters are some of the common problems caused by winter storms, says roofing expert Aaron Zarling, the manager of Eco Roof Service in Seattle. Published at Local Roofer Explains Importance of Identifying Storm Damage Early.
  • Think Through Math Announces Winning Schools of 6th Annual Idaho Math Cup

    Janice Sand
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    BOISE, Idaho /New York Netwire/ -- Think Through Learning, authors of the award-winning Think Through Math (TTM), a web-based math instructional system for grades 3 through Geometry, announced today the winner of its 6th Annual Idaho Math Cup. A 5th grade classroom from Twin Lakes Elementary School in the Lakeland School District has been named the 2014 Idaho Math Cup Champion for solving more than 2.9 million complex math problems - more than any other participating class in just 33 days. Published at Think Through Math Announces Winning Schools of 6th Annual Idaho Math Cup.
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    M&S Parking

  • Staten Island residents oppose illegally parked speed camera truck

    1 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Photo courtesy ofTri-State Transportation CampaignResidents of Staten Island are opposing a new mobile speed camera truck located behind the Staten Island School of Civic Leadership on Goethals Road North, Graniteville because the vehicle is issuing tickets despite being parked in a No Standing Zone.  Although some of the tickets are being dismissed as a result, there is no agreement between city agencies on whether the camera's location is valid or not.  According to, the zone actually became a 20mph zone in 2009.  The section of road is located right off…
  • NYC speed limits to be lowered to 25 mph this week

    3 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As part of Vision Zero, all New York City streets will have a 25 mph speed limit starting November 7, except where otherwise posted, in an effort to reduce roadway fatalities.  “Families and children will be safer because of what we’re doing here today. Lowering the speed limit will save lives. This is a major step toward achieving Vision Zero, and it depends on every New Yorker taking personal responsibility and putting the lives of their neighbors first,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.Up to 3,000 new speed limit signs will be installed over the next year at a cost of $500,000.
  • This week's milling and paving alerts

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Courtesy of Brooklyn Heights BlogThis week's NYC milling and paving schedule can be found here.Visit us at
  • 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
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    Full Access NYC

  • Signs and Street Art

    Full Access NYC
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Williamsburg, Brooklyn is known for great shops, restaurants and individuals using all available outdoor space to express their artistic point of view. I spent the morning in the neighborhood shopping for the holiday season and taking pictures along the way.  This is a great area […]
  • A Day at the Metropolitan Museum: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

    Full Access NYC
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    By Elissa Gilbert With a collection that spans centuries and continents, exploring the Metropolitan Museum completely could take a lifetime. For those of us who can’t devote quite that much time, spending an entire day at the museum—especially a day when it stays open late—gives a taste of […]
  • Best Seasonal Drinks In NYC

    Full Access NYC
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    By Baha Awadallah When the holidays come, so do the holiday drinks. I’m not just talking about hot chocolate or Starbucks’ Gingerbread lattes. I’m talking about holiday themed cocktails. There are all types of holiday cocktails from spiked eggnog to your classic mulled wine. New York City has […]
  • Working the Boards with Elite Hockey Agent George Bazos

    Full Access NYC
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    By Nick Christophers Most sports fans normally only see the industry on the surface and rarely see the business end of it. One part of the business is the “game” of being an agent to the top players in a given organization. The world of negotiating contracts and […]
  • New York Entrepreneur Chris Panaghi Makes Music His Business

    Full Access NYC
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Music is truly global. The music industry keeps on changing and I welcome new opportunities as they present themselves
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    Long Island Pulse

  • How to Shop Outside the Shop—Thai Style
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    After covering Borneo’s annual Rainforest World Music Festival, I visited Thailand as it weathered one of its seemingly annual government ‘coups.’ However, despite the global media portraying another Armageddon, it was business as usual in the Land of Smiles. Even better, it was June, thus blissfully offseason. The last time I visited the southern beach town of Krabi—1987 in backpacker mode—it was mostly Euro-backpackers, when $5/day covered food, thatched-roof camping, and whatever party mode you fancied. Seems everything changes (except the Knicks sucking). Thailand’s Centara…
  • Cruising Route 66, Ozarks Style
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    “Do you need a ride?” –offer from elderly woman at Springfield Airport Author with Springfield Mayor Robert Stephens (and charitable parking meter) I’m nearing the detour in my travel writing career where I’m sometimes ready to just say no—I’m hoping it’s just a temporary burnout. To weather this hiatus, I’ve released my fourth book, The Directions to Happiness, which chronicles my 135-country quest for, well, everything. Feeling homey, I now pine for moments of Americana bliss. Given the chance to write about LA, Boston, Miami, or say, Springfield, Missouri, I’d choose…
  • Recognize Pride Needs No Flag
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Cambodian pothead I’m sitting outside on a mini stool in northern Cambodia where my bent knees don’t fit under the table. A three-course meal arrives from the nearby food stall—a hard-boiled egg served as a delicacy with three additional finger bowls presenting spices, limes, and mint. Egg vendor #7, Chantheaea, giggles when she returns with a tiny long-handle spoon. Meanwhile, I watch two guys, Narit and Ponlok, shoot it out on a makeshift outdoor pool table. This jungle-encased village, Cheabb, probably won’t see electricity in the lifetime of these two pool sharks. Cambodia’s…
  • An Interview with “The Travel Detective”
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Peter Greenberg, “The Travel Detective” and the Travel Editor for CBS News, is no doubt a man of the world—who also keeps a foothold on Long Island. I was curious to hear this multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter’s take on “the island” (Long Island) I know well… about the good and perhaps not so good. Q. You have a house on Fire Island. Do you have other connections to Long Island? A. Well, you can’t have a place on Fire Island without being connected to Long Island. Of course, I know Bay Shore very well, because that’s the boat gateway to Fire Island. I do all my…
  • Defining Delaware
    17 May 2014 | 2:26 am
    Wilmington, Delaware’s Riverfront Wilmington, Delaware, had always been that Amtrak station between Philadelphia and Baltimore that I’d never visited. Until now. Surprisingly, a three-mile ride from downtown Wilmington is a transformation into the wide-open picturesque Brandywine Valley—the nearly immediate scenery change is akin to opening a curtain into a new pastoral world. Montchanin’s “barn” The Brandywine Valley Village of Montchanin is a step back into a simple, elegant time in American history—and the DuPont family legacy. It was named for the grandmother of the founder…
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    Tracy's New York Life | A Blog About Life in New York City

  • Holiday Decor: My NYC Apartment at Christmas

    Tracy Kaler
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    TRACY TALKSDo you decorate for the holidays? I've gotten excited about Christmas decor for as long as I can remember. Even when I lived the single life in a shotgun apartment, I strung lights and decked out my abode. Each year, I picked out a tree, transported and secured it myself, and decorated it with the usual red, green, and gold tchotchkes. Read more »
  • Bravo Zabar's: You're 80 and Still Going Strong

    Tracy Kaler
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    by Tracy KalerAny business that survives 80 years in New York City deserves praise.Zabar's has done it. The tried-and-true institution has survived and thrived on the Upper West Side for 80 years. If you've never shopped at the Broadway emporium, you probably find it hard to believe that for decades, one store could outlast dozens of others on the same stretch of city street. But if you know Zabar's, you know that the bread-loaded, cheese-filled, salmon-stuffed market is the only one of its kind in New York City.Read more »
  • Did You Know? 9 Fun Facts About New York City

    Tracy Kaler
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    LIFE IN THE APPLEby Tracy KalerThink you know every fact about New York City? You might. But you might not.1. New York City is the most linguistically diverse country in the world, with approximately 800 languages spoken throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. The borough of Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.Read more »
  • Don't Be Cheap! Tip Your Doormen; Café Edison Is Closing; 10 New Things to Do in New York This Winter, and More

    Tracy Kaler
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    THE WORD'S OUTby Tracy KalerWinter in New York brings cold temperatures and snowy days, yet fantastic new things to do.The 100 best dishes in New York City this year. {Time Out}10 new things to see in New York this winter. {The Points Guy}If you need a break from city life, consider taking a day trip this winter.  {Glenwood}Read more »
  • Shop in Style on Madison Avenue: My Favorite Stops

    Tracy Kaler
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    SHOP NEW YORKby Lauren MalamalaOne of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday afternoon is taking a long walk down Madison Avenue with my friend Bekki. Both of us have insane work schedules, so we like to lazily meet up after we’ve slept in – no planning or time constraints allowed. Our casual strolls begin in the Carnegie Hill area and usually end around the East 50s, several hours later.Read more »
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    Subway Stories - Subway Stories - Blog

  • 166 Days till Christmas

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    Date: August 31, 2014Location: Nassau Avenue station of the G-Train “No, I’m not tiny. I’m just far, far away. It’s August. It’s still two months until Christmas. So, you know, be nice and maybe I’ll have some presents for you.”
  • #Rothko

    13 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    Date: December 8, 2012Location: Canal Street station, Brooklyn-bound track of the N/Q/R-Trains November 12, 2014 December 8, 2014 You can paint over the message, but you can’t paint over the scribes. As they look upon their cancelled words, they apply their stylus, and turn you into irony.
  • Chain of Exploitation

    6 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Date: December 4, 2014Location: Brooklyn-bound N-Train The captive audience is exploited by the dancers, who in turn are exploited by an aspiring photographer, who in turn is exploited by some blogger with a camera.
  • Columns and Rows

    29 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Date: November 24, 2014Location: Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center Putting up each pin meticulously in columns, in rows.After nobody buys any, taking them off again.They are magnets. They leave no mark.As if he was never there.
  • Bedbug Bites

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Date: April 20, 2013Location: 59th Street station of the N-Train Al had just gotten off the N-Train where he had felt a tiny bite on his arm. Now, he’s fervently airing out his luggage. This bedbug is NOT going home with him.
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    Big Appled

  • Does New York City Create Unhappiness?

    Chad R. MacDonald
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    A recent survey, spread wide amongst the fields of the internet, points to New York City as being populated with the most unhappy people. This has stuck in my craw, and not just because I live in NYC. While I don’t doubt that New York contains a huge number of unhappy people, it’s incorrect to... The post Does New York City Create Unhappiness? appeared first on Big Appled.
  • He’s Back! Johnny T. Talks Subway ‘Manspreading’ with The NY Times

    Danny G.
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    He’s back! YouTube star Johnny T. talks to The New York Times about “manspreading,” the bane of many New York City subway riders. The post He’s Back! Johnny T. Talks Subway ‘Manspreading’ with The NY Times appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 17 Places New Yorkers Miss like Hell Now That They’re Gone

    Chad R. MacDonald
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    There’s a Chipotle on the corner of 6th Ave and 13th Street. It’s been there for a while and it’s not going anywhere. Before it arrived, that location was cursed. It was a bar, before that a coffee place, before that a restaurant, a bar, another coffee place, and so on and so on. New Yorkers... The post 17 Places New Yorkers Miss like Hell Now That They’re Gone appeared first on Big Appled.
  • Subway Manspreaders Finally Confronted in NYC [VIDEO]

    Big Appled Editorial Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    NYC subway manspreaders: we’ve all seen them. At one point or another, we’ve all felt the wrath of them in this city. Or worse, maybe you’ve even been one yourself. Manspreading, better known as NYC men who spread their legs far too wide as they sit on subways throughout the city, is a serious epidemic that... The post Subway Manspreaders Finally Confronted in NYC [VIDEO] appeared first on Big Appled.
  • Disney Characters Come to Life in NYC [PHOTOS]

    Kaylin Pound
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 am
    New York City is often called the city of dreams. But have you ever wondered what what the city would look like if fairytales characters suddenly took up residence? In the visual series, “Moments Like These,” photographer Harry McNally captures a variety of images that reveal the grittiness of New York City and merges them with whimsical... The post Disney Characters Come to Life in NYC [PHOTOS] appeared first on Big Appled.
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    NYC Insider Guide

  • Finding Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Restaurants in NYC

    NYC Insider Guide
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    For sure, NYC has the best food anywhere, but with dietary limitations, finding the best in certain categories can be a challenge. Check our guide to the best Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Restaurants in NYC, along with recommended apps and NYC tips. The post Finding Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Restaurants in NYC appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
  • New York City Events February 2015 – Activities Calendar, Things to Do

    NYC Insider Guide
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    New York City Events February 2015 are full of sports, concerts, shows and special events, like the NBA All-Star Game, Chinese New Year, Westminster Dog Show, Winter Wine Fest, Ringling Bros B&B Circus, Fashion Week in NYC by Mercedes-Benz, Presidents Day  and more. Check our New York City Events February Activities Calendar for what to do, including Valentine’s Day, Knicks, Rangers and Nets. New York City February 2015 Concerts include: Billy Joel, Florida Georgia Line and Fleetwood Mac. The post New York City Events February 2015 – Activities Calendar, Things to Do…
  • New York City Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise

    NYC Insider Guide
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    Check out this upscale and sophisticated Christmas Eve dinner cruise by World Yacht Cruises. Guests enjoy a leisurely four-course meal that allows time for viewing the city from the rooftop lounge, taking photos, sipping drinks and slow-dancing to tunes from a live jazz band or DJ. The World Yacht Dining Dinner Cruise is perfect for anyone celebrating a special occasion. The cruises are ideal for a romantic date or as the grand finale to a New York City vacation. The post New York City Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Suite Hotels New York City | Great Deals on Spacious Apartment Hotels

    NYC Insider Guide
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Suite hotels in New York City offer both business and leisure travelers more space, kitchens and multiple room suites, often similar to a NYC apartment vacation rental, and many times, are more budget friendly. If you prefer a home-like environment in New York City, rather than a hotel atmosphere, here are few of the top Suite Hotels in New York City. The post Suite Hotels New York City | Great Deals on Spacious Apartment Hotels appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Christmas in New York City | Dinner, Broadway Shows, Holiday Lights

    NYC Insider Guide
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    Christmas in New York City is magical. The Rockefeller Tree, glamorous store window displays and holiday lights everywhere you look bring the most amazing city and landmarks in the world to a whole new level. You want to make sure to have the best dinner, know which attractions are open and closed, which shows to see and so much more. Read the full NYC Insider Guide to Christmas in New York City to get the inside scoop and plan your Christmas holiday. The post Christmas in New York City | Dinner, Broadway Shows, Holiday Lights appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
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    Blog : Lake B2B

  • 5 Simple Tips to Overpower the Email Deliverability Obstacles

    Lake B2B
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    New Year is fast approaching and marketers are already up with their Holiday email marketing campaigns.  But what worries marketers the most is how to surpass the obstacles that come in the way of reaching the inbox. ISPs give more power in the hands of users to filter out unwanted emails; here are five best practices to lift your email deliverability rate. 1. Watch out on your spam score Focus on each and every element of your email campaign. A tiny formatting mistake can make ISPs identify your email as spam. When you copy and paste your email in a word document, the html coding goes for a…
  • 5 Creative Holiday Marketing Tips to Make your Brand Stand Out

    Lake B2B
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Just back from Thanksgiving and marketers are already chalking out plans for another holiday season. Christmas and New Year is fast approaching and here are a few tips to get your holiday marketing right this season. Deck up your online presence Starting from your website to social media handles deck up all your online channels with holiday messages. Spread that holiday cheer though Twitter backgrounds, Facebook cover photos and profile pictures. You might probably even want to give a twist to your corporate logo and give it a holiday season makeover. Adorn your snail mails Of all the other…
  • How not to make your holiday marketing lame this Thanksgiving

    Lake B2B
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Thanksgiving is just around the corner. While all professionals are excited about the holiday, marketers are pressed with time to plan the holiday marketing campaign right. As always, holidays are tough time for marketers. These quick tips could save a lot of your time on working during holidays and help you plan the Thanksgiving dinner well! Plan and test well in advance: Planning your email marketing activities well in advance gives you enough time to rethink, test and fix issues (if any). While it is true that people are away during the holiday, please note that they are constantly on…
  • 4 easy ways to find out what is bringing down your website conversion

    Lake B2B
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    Website is a living part of your business. You know your business is doing well when your website is alive and kicking, bringing in the necessary conversions. A huge effort goes into developing an aesthetic, informative and easy to navigate website. However, it is important to note that your website needs constant attention and should change with business focus. While all these are taken care of, your website still fails to perform as per your expectations. Here are four easy steps to find out what is playing the culprit in bringing down website conversion and how to fix it. Have multiple…
  • Doing Search Engine Optimization Amazingly Well is Simple, Really!

    Lake B2B
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Buzz is already around that google is going to change the way Search Engine Optimization works. It will no more be limited to keywords, links and tags. It will be content and relevance. Google has transformed SEO into a brand building tool. The emphasis is on serving answers to search queries and not webpages. Here are few tips not to fall into the most common pitfalls in getting your SEO right. Relevant homepage content It is important to make your website visually rich and appealing. But what your customers (and even search engines who drives them to your site) need is informative content…
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    Apps for PC Online

  • Fring For Android: (Windows 8/7/Vista/XP)

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:41 am
    The latest release in the mobile app for communication and messaging is the Fring. Its easy to download and use.  It works very smoothly and swiftly both on iOS and android smart devices. It is a modern technology app that is continuously improving and innovating its features and functions. It is a messaging app that ...
  • Cymera Photo Editor Free Download For PC

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:26 am
    With the flooding of the information and technology industry with smart devices and mobile phones the number of applications and softwares are also increasing. As camera and photography has become a key feature of all mobile devices, the photo enhancement and editing apps and softwares are also gaining immense popularity. Such apps give the cameras ...
  • Pic Stitch for PC, Android, iPhone, iPod and iPad

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:50 pm
    With the growing usage of mobile phones and smart devices, the use of inbuilt cameras of these gadgets is also on the rise. The photography feature of these devices is one of the key contributing factors towards the buyers buying decision. The greater the superiority of the image and video quality the better the device. ...
  • Fruit Ninja Game Free Download For, Android, iOS, PC, Windows 7/8/XP

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Available for both Android and iOS users, Fruit Ninja are a highly addictive and playful game. Many people consider video games and entertainment apps as a sheer waste of time and effort, however those who are in favor argue that such games help build on mental and reactive skills and at times can give relaxation ...
  • Zombie Tsunami Game For Android, ios, pc and windows 7/8/XP

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    The worst thing about being an Android user is that you have to wait for all the highly anticipated games. It becomes even more painful when archrival Apple has all these games and Android doesn’t. Just recently, one of the most famous Apple games, Zombie Tsunami was released for Android. Zombie Tsunami is a runner ...
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