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  • Multi-Alarm Fire Burns Residential Building In Bushwick

    4 Jul 2015 | 6:51 pm
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A multi-alarm fire is tearing through a residential building in Bushwick, officials say. The was reported around 8:45 p.m. at 227 Wyckoff Ave. There is no word on injuries or cause.
  • Yonkers Man Drowns During Independence Day Swim At Jersey Shore

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:23 pm
    MANTOLOKING, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 22-year-old man drowned during an Independence Day swim at the Jersey Shore, an official said. Friends of the man said he was swimming in the ocean when he disappeared from their sight. The missing swimming, who has not been identified, was found dead in the surf less than an hour later. Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor’s office, says in a statement that lifeguards in Mantoloking called 911 about the missing swimmer from Yonkers, New York, at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday. Searchers from the U.S. Coast Guard, New Jersey…
  • Man Accused Of Stealing Plumbing Supplies From Employer, Selling Them On Ebay

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:12 pm
    FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An East Meadow man was arrested after authorities say he stole plumbing from his workplace in Freeport then sold it for profit on eBay. Detectives say David Bevilacqua, 36, of 576 Marion Drive, East Meadow was employed as a shipping clerk at Green Art Plumbing when the owners of the company began to notice plumbing items missing from the warehouse. After an internal investigation, the owners found that Bevilacqua was responsible and terminated his employment in February 2015. After the termination, owners began to notice additional plumbing supplies…
  • Fireworks Return To Jones Beach First Time In 6 Years

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    JONES BEACH (CBSNewYork) — This year’s Fun on the Fourth at Jones Beach comes with something that has been missing from this landscape for six years. Fireworks. “I’m just really excited to see the fireworks and have a fun night,” Kirra Murphy said. The return of fireworks to the state park means beachgoers will get a brilliant finale to their day in the sun sand and surf, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported. “When you hear about Long Island you think Jones Beach Fourth of July and that’s automatically you think that right away so you’re here so…
  • Thousands Line Streets For Ridgewood, NJ Parade

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Thousands lined the streets of Ridgewood, N.J. Saturday for the 105th annual Fourth of July parade. The clamor among the locals for a good spot is unlike anything seen before. Some people claimed their spots by setting up their chairs a week prior to the parade, some set them up two weeks before, CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported. Diane Vasa of Ridgewood says it’s very competitive and everyone wants the perfect spot to watch the parade. “It’s very competitive .. even in the rain,” Vasa said. “You have to get the right…
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    NBC New York - Top Stories

  • Banner-Towing Plane Crashes

    4 Jul 2015 | 6:28 pm
    A single-engine Piper PA18 banner-towing plane has crashed into the beach in Carlsbad, officials said. The incident happened around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the 4600 block of Carlsbad Boulevard near Cannon Road when the plane experienced a loss of engine power, FAA Pacific Division Public Affairs Manager Ian Gregor and CHP officials said.  Boat Explosion Off Md. Coast Hurts 10, Including 3 Children The plane flipped over and was partially submerged, Gregor said. The 23-year-old pilot, the only person on board, was not injured. A 12-year-old boy was clipped by the plane or nearby…
  • 10 Hurt in Md. Boat Explosion

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Ten people were injured -- three of them children -- in a flash fire on a boat that was refueling at a marina on Solomons Island in Maryland.The 38-foot cabin cruiser was fueling at Spring Cove Marina at around 6 p.m. Saturday when something ignited the vessel, according to a press release from Solomons Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Serial Stowaway Arrested 2 Times at 2 Airports Days After Release Eight of the 10 injured were transported to a specialty center, including the three pediatric patients. Two people were sent to a local emergency room for minor injuries.None of the injuries was…
  • Serial Stowaway Arrested Again

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:37 pm
    The "serial stowaway" was arrested twice at two different airports within 48 hours after being released from jail on Thursday, where she spent nearly two months behind bars for trying to board planes without a ticket.Marilyn Hartman, 63, was first arrested at Midway International Airport on Friday and then again at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday. Matt Stonie Beats Joey Chestnut to Become Hot Dog Eating Champ Hartman was charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless conduct for causing a "disturbance" inside the cabin of a Southwest Airlines plane leaving Midway…
  • Cloudy, but no Rain Forecast for Fireworks

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Morning rain showers diminished Saturday afternoon, offering the hope of ideal weather for "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," airing on NBC.High temperatures were expected to peak in the low 70s, according to Storm Team 4. The entire tri-state area runs the risk of light rain in the early evening hours, particularly along the Jersey Shore and spots south and east of New York City. How to Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks Live Regardless of spotty showers during the day, Storm Team 4 says any rain is expected to clear out of the area by 9 p.m., just in time for the…
  • 2 of Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivors Reunite

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Two of Pearl Harbor's oldest known survivors, veterans Ray Chavez, 103, and Jim Downing, 102, share an unbreakable bond.The two met for the first time Friday, sharing the same eyewitness moments and deep memories of the horrific, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago. Still, for Downing, “most of what happened is just as clear as if it were last week.” Stonie Upsets Chestnut at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Downing, who lives in Colorado Springs, believed he was the oldest survivor of the attack until he read a news article about Chavez, who lives in Poway and is 103…
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    Curbed National

  • Architectural Illusions: This Mirrored Pavilion Slyly Merges Architecture and Nature

    Asad Syrkett
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:33 pm
    All photos by Subvert / APP Photography via Designboom This mirrored temporary pavilion, designed by local firm Subvert Studio in Lisbon, Portugal, for arts organization Next Future's outdoor events, is a pretty trippy exercise in merging nature and architecture. Built for Next Future's annual series of talks and as a space for reflection (we see what you did there, Subvert), the pavilion is simply constructed—just a steel frame clad in wooden boards and covered with mirrored panels. The result, a folly-in-the-garden architectural intervention on the grounds of the Fundacão Calouste…
  • Party in the Back: 10 Cookout-Ready Homes to Swoon Over Right Now

    Jenny Xie
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    "Base Camp," the ultimate glorified log cabin by Cle Elum Lake in Washington state—Photo via Johnston Architects Nothing says a warm-weather holiday weekend like a fabulous backyard cookout, and none-too-surprisingly, some homes were just made for this tradition. With common ingredients of alluring patios and decks, vast lawns and courtyards, this diverse collection of homes has the outdoor entertaining game down pat. · 7 Australian Homes with Spectacular Backyard Extensions [Curbed]
  • Made in America: 5 Companies Helping Kickstart American Factories

    Patrick Sisson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    A shop inside of Brooklyn's Industry City. All images courtesy the respective companies unless noted otherwise. American design has had its share of startup successes, Kickstarted concepts and handmade products in recent years. But when it comes to firing up assembly lines and restarting manufacturing, business becomes more complicated. In the midst of a much-hyped renaissance of craftsmanship across the country, many companies have also taken the next step and helped grow America's industrial base, even restarting old factories. With many new technological developments primed to help this…
  • Curbed Hamptons: Inside a Modern Yet Rustic Barn-Style Home by Bates + Masi

    Curbed Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    A young Manhattan couple with three kids called on architect Paul Masi and designer Damon Liss to bring their dream Hamptons home to life, which is pictured in the July/August issue of ELLE Décor. The house is made up of four semi-detached buildings reminiscent of potato barns, including an entertaining wing, which holds the living and dining rooms and a family wing with the kitchen, playroom, and bedrooms. Curbed Hamptons has all the photos. >>
  • Boston Infested by Bunnies, Is Luckiest City on Earth

    Jeremiah Budin
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Infestation is one of those words that is almost always bad, unless it is preceding the word bunnies. Then it's the best. Who wouldn't be down with a whole bunch of bunnies hopping around, unless you're Mr. McGregor? Boston is apparently on the receiving end a bunny infestation, those lucky sons of bitches. A Boston reported relayed this information on Metro in the most Boston way possible: Boston is known to be home to many creatures people look to avoid: Rats, squirrels, mice, roaches, pigeons, seagulls, mosquitos, plenty of other bugs and birds, raccoons, possums, and sometimes a few…
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    nyc BLOG estate | Manhattan Real Estate

  • West 86th Street Gilbert Townhouses Just A Facade

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    272-276 West 86th StreetThese three West 86th Street Gilbert townhouses are built in the French Neo-Renaissance style with delightful details worked into their stone facades. These buildings exhibit rounded bays running up three stories of the buildings, petite balconies, intricate floral swags atop the tall windows and mirror-image placement with respect to one another. West 86th Street was once all townhouses from Central Park West       Construction at 272-276 West 86th Street     (gutted and being converted to luxury condos)Neighborhood preservation…
  • New York City 2016 Real Property Tax Rates

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    Fiscal Year 2016 Real Property Tax RatesLast Friday, June 26th, City Council adopted the Mayor’s executive budget for Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016).  This year’s property tax levy is 7 percent greater than last year’s levy and 76 percent greater than in Fiscal Year 2006.As part of the final steps in the budget process, the Council sets the upcoming year’s property tax rates.  This year’s rates  and the previous ten years’ rates are listed below.source: REBNY ResearchDownload REBNY Research NewsletterManhattan Real Estate - nyc BLOG estate…
  • Manhattan Market Report | Second Quarter 2015

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    I am delighted to share with you our Q2 Manhattan Report.  Inside you will find a detailed analysis of residential real estate sales that closed in Manhattan in Q2 2015 (April 1st through June 30th).Key Findings of the Second Quarter Report:·         Record high prices.  Thanks in large part to sales of new development properties, the average price increased 8% to $1.81 million, the highest we have ever recorded.  The average price per square foot is now $1,637.·         More…
  • Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II Approved

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    One June 23rd The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated a new historic district that includes more than 300 buildings on the Upper West Side by approving Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II.West End Avenue- Riverside Drive Hudson River (photo ©Mitchell Hall)The Riverside-West EndHistoric District Extension II derives from its two spines: Riverside Drive and West End Avenue. Both corridors have a remarkably homogeneous character and are lined by large apartment buildings creating a strong street wall, with some small clusters of row houses and mansions dating the…
  • Rent Regulation - 421a Extension until 6/23/15

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    NY State has approved a retroactive extension of rent regulations that will keep the current law in effect until midnight Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The State has also approved a retroactive extension of 421a (tax abatement) in its current form also until midnight Tuesday June 23, 2015. For developers and builders who have the ability to “commence construction” by midnight Tuesday, June 23, 2015, including those who have commenced after June 15, 2015, such projects meeting the requirements will be covered by the current law. Manhattan Real Estate - nyc BLOG estate…
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    City Room

  • Cabdriver M.D.

    By Matt Dominianni
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: When a man felt sick after lunch and needed medical advice, he discovered that a doctor was behind the wheel of his taxi.
  • The Glass God

    By Jeffrey Pascal
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: On the No. 7 train, a poet described the obliviousness of young riders to everything but the screens of their electronic devices.
  • New York Today: A Revolution, Relearned

    By Tatiana Schlossberg
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Thursday: New York in the Revolution, sunshine, and another Independence Day anniversary.
  • Independence Day Closings in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

    By The New York Times
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Independence Day Closings in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
  • An Earful From a Barber in Queens

    By Samuel L. Leiter
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A longtime barbershop customer got a haircut from a barber he usually avoided, and was at first bored, but then amused, by the barber's monologue.
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  • Seventeen Millennials Arrested as Police Bust Elaborate Credit Card Scheme

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    A small army of accused fraudsters have been indicted in Queens for running a scam involving a boatload of stolen credit card numbers, illegally manufactured cards, and a team of hired shoppers. Queens District Attorney Robert Brown's office says at least 17 people, most in their early 20s, were involved...
  • Video: Brooklyn Flag-Burning Protest Erupts in a Few Almost-Fights

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:15 pm
    A group of activists with the group Disarm NYPD, whch announced a highly-publicized plan to set fire to American and Confederate flags as part of a demonstration in Brooklyn, faced off with counter-demonstrators on Wednesday night at Fort Green Park. The war of words turned physical when one counter-demonstrator knocked an opposing demonstrator onto...
  • The NYPD Has Installed Cameras Across the City So You Won't Be Tempted to Set Off Fireworks

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The New York Police Department is preparing for its annual Independence Day ritual of sweeping the five boroughs for illegal fireworks. And this year they're hoping to deter the city's aspiring pyros by installing cameras near locations that have been hotbeds of fireworks activity in the past. NYPD Chief of...
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Aging

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    It sometimes feels like Brooklyn is overrun by families with very young children, especially in areas within walking distance of Prospect Park. And the fact that many more restaurants and bars in those neighborhoods are now catering to the 5-and-under set has not gone unnoticed. But, believe it or not,...
  • How New York's Perfect Subway System Was Derailed by the 1929 Stock Market Crash

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:38 am
    Complaints about the inadequacies of New York's subway system are nothing new. Back in the 1920s, as the benefits of subterranean transport became clear (early worries that riders would choke on underground air had been quickly dispelled), city residents began clamoring for more service to more parts of the city...
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  • Ten Nineties Earworms That Just Get Better With Age

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    Summer has long since arrived, and the time for barbecues, trips to the beach, and basking in the chill of air conditioners is now. The arrival of what some consider the best part of the year seems to not only go hand in hand with sweat, sunscreen, and surf, but...
  • The Ten Best Fourth of July Weekend Concerts in New York, 7/3/15

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily. Friday, 7/03 Circuit des Yeux + Evan Caminiti Trans-Pecos 8 p.m., $8 With the release of In Plain Speech, Circuit de Yeux singer Haley Fohr’s fearless forays into cinematic drone have shifted from...
  • Billy Joel's Record-Breaking Madison Square Garden Run Conquers the Haters

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    As of Wednesday night at 8:31 p.m., no performer in history has played Madison Square Garden more times than Billy Joel. As he took rock music's most famous stage for a record-setting 65th time Joel was living the ultimate "fuck you" moment. On Wednesday night, Billy Joel won. Over the...
  • After Coming Out as HIV Positive, Mykki Blanco Is Back to Crushing Stigmas

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    It’s past three o’clock in the morning at Palisades, a dank punk club underneath the J train in Bushwick. Someone has just handed feral rapper/poet Mykki Blanco — who is now down to his red Polo briefs — a rainbow flag. “I’m at the edge of the world / Who...
  • Shania Twain's Farewell Tour Stuns with Big Hair, Big Glitter and Bigger Hits

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    View image | "I don't know if it's good or bad, but I'm just a stubborn ass girl," Shania Twain told the crowd at Madison Square Garden before launching into her admittedly rarely played "I Ain't No Quitter." Stubborn might be one way to look at it. Having been...
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  • Braven Brewery Evokes the Bushwick Brewing Past with an Inspired Pilsner

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    The Braven Brewing Company reveals its latest lager this week: The Bushwick Pilsner is inspired by classic recipes from the once dominant Bushwick brewing culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. This pilsner is a smooth, effervescent drink with a golden hue; its timely arrival couldn’t have been better, for...
  • Feast on Coffee and Sweets at Elsie's Parlor in Crown Heights

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    On a recent weekend afternoon, Jeremy Mustakas flitted between working the barista station and helping scoop ice cream for local Crown Heights families. Earlier this month, the Brooklyn-raised, bespectacled business owner opened Elsie's Parlor (667 Classon Avenue, 718-717-8654) in the space that once held Crosby Coffee, which he also owned. It's the second...
  • Funky Barbecues, Vintage Cocktails, and Hot Dog Eating: Epic Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Funk N' Cue, Governors Island, 10 South Street, Friday, 5 p.m. George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic host this holiday eve barbecue, which offers guests the chance to funk-up Governors Island in full view of Lady Liberty. The menu includes summer favorites like pulled pork, barbecue chicken, burgers, hot dogs,...
  • Favorite Dishes #77: Brooklyn Star's Cinnamon Bun

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    Ahh, the simple pleasures of weekend life: sleeping in on Sundays. The smell and sound of bacon sizzling on the grill. And cinnamon buns?! For a confection so seemingly over-the-top, Brooklyn Star's (593 Lorimer St, 718-599-8999) entry is surprisingly restrained in the chew. It maintains a satisfying dryness throughout, refusing to surrender into...
  • Essential Brooklyn Restaurant Char No. 4 Is Closing

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    We just got word via an email from Sean Josephs, owner of Char No. 4 (one of our 99 Essential Restaurants in Brooklyn) that the treasured source for some of the borough's best Southern-style smoked meats, as well as a staggering selection of whiskey and bourbon, will be closing its...
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  • See The Guy Who Brings 'Archer' to Life

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Jon Benjamin might be the most recognizable voice in animated comedy. Unlike comic chameleons Harry Shearer and Seth MacFarlane, Benjamin's voice is instantly recognizable in everything he's done — from Dr Katz to Archer. But New York's got more than just funny voices on tap this week in indie comedy: Wednesday,...
  • Without the Lobbyists’ Musical Contributions, ‘SeaWife’ Would Sink Under the Weight of Its Own Melodrama

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:57 am
    The Melville Gallery at the South Street Seaport Museum is the perfect setting for an old-fashioned mermaid tale, and Seth Moore's SeaWife is full to the gunwales with the makings of one: a cursed ship, a mysterious woman, her briny ghost, murder on the high seas, and the big one...
  • With Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams, This ‘Happy Days’ Has You Covered

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    A director friend of mine used to muse mischievously about casting Samuel Beckett's 1961 masterpiece Happy Days from the sitcom with the same title. Imagine Marion and Howard Cunningham (played by Marion Ross and the late Tom Bosley) — once ABC's kitschy version of an all-American TV mom and dad...
  • Aside From Alicia Silverstone, ‘Of Good Stock’ Is Strictly Plaint by Numbers

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
    Sometimes it feels as if American domestic dramas come out of the same kit with premade ingredients. Of Good Stock, a new play by Melissa Ross, shares so many routine elements with its kin that the family scenario feels familiar and overwrought from the outset. Affluent New Yorkers in the...
  • ‘Math Bass: Off the Clock’ Poses Few Questions and Supplies Fewer Answers

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    Math Bass's art possesses the self-assurance of an honor student handing in her homework, confident in having satisfied every requirement. "Off the Clock," which occupies four galleries on the second floor of MoMA P.S.1, is thoroughly resolved formally, and tightly framed conceptually. The paintings and sculptures positively glow with the...
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    NYY Homepage News

  • Error hands Yankees 2nd straight walk-off win

    Bill Chastain and Grace Raynor
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    The Yankees and Rays were tied in the ninth when Ramon Flores laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance pinch-runner Jose Pirela to third and Chris Young to second. But reliever Brad Boxberger's errant throw to first base allowed Pirela to come sliding into home as the Yanks topped the Rays, 3-2, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium with their second straight walk-off victory.
  • Everything working for Pineda in 10-K start

    Grace Raynor
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi and catcher John Ryan Murphy were asked about what had worked for starting pitcher Michael Pineda on Saturday in the Yankees' 3-2 walk-off victory over the Rays.
  • Strong since return, Nova takes on Rays

    Alden Woods
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The Yankees and Rays won't play again until early September. With that in mind, Sunday's series finale provides the last opportunity for these clubs to force a two-game swing in a close American League East race. Ivan Nova will take the mound for the Yankees, opposite the Rays' Erasmo Ramirez. The Yankees are going for the sweep, while the Rays look to snap a seven-game skid.
  • Miller needs rehab appearance before return

    Alden Woods
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    When he finally awakened following Friday's night's extra-innings win, Yankees closer Andrew Miller headed to Yankee Stadium to throw long toss and a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday morning, the latest step in his rehab from a strained left flexor muscle.
  • All-Star starters unveiled Sunday, full rosters Monday

    Mark Newman
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    After 65 days of relentless fan voting to determine starting positions players for the 86th All-Star Game, the largest All-Star balloting program in sports closed at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday. Starting position players will be unveiled at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN.
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    NYM Homepage News

  • Matz, eyeing encore, faces Dodgers

    Anthony DiComo
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:15 pm
    This time around, Steven Matz will have no family in the crowd, no screaming throngs of friends behind the home dugout. When Matz takes the mound for his second career start Sunday at Dodger Stadium, it will be normal.
  • Mets ready for Mejia's return from suspension

    Anthony DiComo
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Whether Jenrry Mejia addresses the clubhouse as a whole or has conversations privately, locker to locker, Terry Collins doesn't care. The Mets manager does not even care if his suspended former closer apologizes. But he does feel that Mejia must say something upon returning Tuesday in San Francisco.
  • All-Star starters unveiled Sunday, full rosters Monday

    Mark Newman
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    After 65 days of relentless fan voting to determine starting positions players for the 86th All-Star Game, the largest All-Star balloting program in sports closed at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday. Starting position players will be unveiled at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN.
  • Syndergaard tosses gem and Mets rally late

    Steve Bourbon and Anthony DiComo
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:43 am
    The Mets still aren't scoring particularly often, but on Friday night, at least, they managed to score enough. Kevin Plawecki hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, lifting the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers on a night that saw Noah Syndergaard hold one of the National League's best offenses to two hits in six innings.
  • Mets must shop for offensive help

    Barry M. Bloom
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:20 pm
    No one has to read too much between the lines. Mets captain and third baseman David Wright isn't going to return from stenosis in his lower spine anytime soon. Consequently, if the Mets are going to find any help for their beleaguered offense, ranked 29th in the Major Leagues, it's going to have to be from elsewhere.
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    Rangers Recent Headlines

  • Rangers Acquire Goaltender Magnus Hellberg

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired goaltender Magnus Hellberg from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Hellberg, 24,...
  • Rangers Agree to Terms with Free Agent Forward Brian Gibbons

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Brian Gibbons. Gibbons, 27, split this past season between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Springfie...
  • Rangers Agree to Terms with Free Agent Forward Viktor Stalberg

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Viktor Stalberg. Stalberg, 29, has played in 338 career NHL games over parts of six seasons with Toron...
  • Rangers Announce Hockey Club Personnel Promotions

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 – New York Rangers President Glen Sather announced today that Jeff Gorton has been named the 11th General Manager in franchise history and Jim Schoenfeld has been named Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager and...
  • Rangers Agree to Terms with Free Agent Forward Matt Lindblad

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Matt Lindblad. Lindblad, 25, skated in 47 games with the Providence Bruins of the Americ...
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  • Extra, Extra: Presidential Candidates Forced To Embrace Selfie Culture

    Ben Yakas
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Because Mayor David Paterson has a nice ring to it, check out today's end-of-day links: sad state of Rebar, Nic Cage as Superman, selfie president, Tom Cruise might leave Scientology, and puppy experiences air conditioning for first time. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]
  • "Hillary Clinton" Comments On Humans Of NY Post About Gay Teen

    Ben Yakas
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Uplifting content producer Humans Of New York posted their latest New York human this week, a distraught-looking young teen who told photographer Brandon Stanton, "I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me." [ more › ]
  • Photos: NYers Stretch Out & Relax Over July 4th Weekend

    Ben Yakas
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
      It might be overcast today, but Friday was a beautiful, sleepy day around town. The city was emptied out for the holiday weekend, leaving only the hot dog enthusiasts, silly cops, and maybe Malia Obama to stretch out and enjoy the relative quiet. [ more › ]
  • Over A Dozen Arrested After Pot Farm Busted In Queens

    Ben Yakas
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    A hydroponic pot farm and counterfeit credit-card scheme involving 17 suspects was busted in Queens this week. [ more › ]
  • [Updates] Matt Stonie Upsets Joey Chestnut To Win Nathan's 4th Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Ben Yakas
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Updates 1:00 p.m. THE KING IS DOWN. Eight-time hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut has been dethroned by Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, 62 dogs to 60 dogs (Tim "Eater X" Janus came in third with 35). "I just didn't find my rhythm." Chestnut said. "I did bad. He deserved to win." [ more › ]
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  • Long-lost Gawker darling Melissa Berkelhammer has been evicted from her Fifth Avenue apartment, the

    Brendan O'Connor
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Long-lost Gawker darling Melissa Berkelhammer has been evicted from her Fifth Avenue apartment, the New York Post reports, after being arrested on shoplifting charges in May. “I’m convinced that you all won’t be happy until I’m dead,” Berkelhammer recently wrote on Facebook. How the mighty have fallen!Read more...
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Just Lost a Ton of Money

    Brendan O'Connor on Defamer, shared by Brendan O'Connor to Gawker
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    In 2011, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick purchased a 150-year-old townhouse in Greenwich Village for $18,995,000. Last week, they sold the home for $18,250,000—a loss of $745,000, plus however much they invested in restoring and refurbishing the place. Whoops!Read more...
  • BattleBot Fight Montage, Hey All Right

    Brendan O'Connor
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Here is a video montage showing only the fights from the first episode of the ABC reboot of BattleBots. Why not! Read more...
  • New Video Appears to Show 25 Men Executed By ISIS Child Soldiers

    Brendan O'Connor
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    A new video, reportedly released by ISIS, appears to show 25 soldiers being executed at the amphitheater in Palmyra, Syria. The men’s executioners look to be boys in their teens. The video has not yet been independently verified.Read more...
  • “The European financial system was architected to make lending to Greece — and Spain and Portugal an

    Brendan O'Connor
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    “The European financial system was architected to make lending to Greece — and Spain and Portugal and Italy — a money machine for bankers... [who] understood perfectly well that there was in fact a long-term risk, an uncertainty, a constructive ambiguity.” Gosh, this all sounds awfully familiar.Read more...
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  • Vice President of Marketing and Sales Overture Center

    Douglas McLennan
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Overture Center for the Performing Arts (Madison WI) seeks a Vice President of Marketing & Sales to head a department responsible for the organization’s marketing and communications functions: maintaining Overture’s media and industry relations, advertising and interactive programs, providing marketing support for the organization, market and customer research, and strategic direction in institutional messaging and external communications. Overture’s annual budget is approximately $15 million. Reporting to the President and CEO of Overture, the VP’s staff includes the directors of…
  • Is AirBnB A Threat To Urban Artist Spaces?

    Douglas McLennan
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    “The end result of an AirBnB’d neighborhood is not a profitable artist collective. Rather, it’s an international bedroom community of “post-tourist” upwardly mobile workers, an intermittently empty complex of condos for creatives who can parachute in, patronize local cafes, and then escape as quickly as they arrived.”
  • Five Things Classical Musicians Need To Do To Survive

    Douglas McLennan
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    “People can always tell when they are being patronised, and the only way classical music will manage to survive is to reach wider audiences by believing in what it has to offer, and not by trying to change what it is.”
  • China’s Great Wall Endangered

    Douglas McLennan
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    “Citing a recent report from the Great Wall of China Society, the newspaper claims that more than 30% of the original structure has disappeared. Approximately 74.1% is poorly preserved, and only 8.2% is in good condition. While concerns about the wall’s condition have deepened in recent years, the study appears to be the first to actually quantify the problem.”
  • Why Do We Use Four-Letter Words?

    Douglas McLennan
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    “The use of offensive, obscene or taboo language is a linguistic feature in most human cultures, from the English “f**k off” to the French merde (sh**), and from the Indian sala (brother-in-law) to the Arabic yil’an abu ommak (curse your grandfather). While people tend to think of the “four-letter words” as modern phenomena, the reality is that the earliest recorded uses of these words date from 1,000 years ago (“f**k” is one of the most recent, from 1503).”
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  • Andy Ricker Is Handing Over the Whiskey Soda Lounge Space to Carla Hall

    Greg Morabito
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The stellar Columbia Street Bar is closing tonight to make way for a new restaurant from the host of The Chew. Whiskey Soda Lounge, the excellent Thai bar/restaurant on Columbia Street from chef Andy Ricker, may be closing up shop soon. This afternoon, Hustle and Flo Fab tweets about the impending closure of Whiskey Soda Lounge, and Carla Hall's plans to move into the space. But at this point, there are no other details on the fate of the restaurant. When reached by phone, a Whiskey Soda Lounge employee would not confirm or deny the rumors about the shutter, but the restaurant is indeed open…
  • Cobble Hill Favorite Char No. 4 Will Pour its Last Shot of Bourbon on July 12

    Greg Morabito
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    This place was smoking meat before the great Brooklyn Barbecue boom of the last five years. After seven years in business, one of New York's essential barbecue restaurants, Char No. 4, is calling it quits. In an email sent out to fans and followers, owner Sean Josephs explains that the restaurant will close for good after service on Sunday, July 12. Until then, Char No. 4 will be serving a menu of customer favorites along with a few nightly specials. No word yet on just why, exactly, the restaurant is closing, or what the team has planned next. Char No. 4 got good reviews from the critics…
  • City May Soon Require Large Scale Restaurants, Hotels, and Arenas to Compost

    Devra Ferst
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:09 pm
    The measure could spare landfills 50,000 tons of waste a year. Mayor de Blasio's administration may soon require arenas, hotels and some large restaurants to compost their food waste. It's all part of the city's effort to achieve "zero waste" in landfills by 2030: "The commercial establishments in today's proposal are already recycling plastics and metals, and by additionally recycling organic material, they will significantly contribute to reducing our city's waste stream," de Blasio said in a statement. All told, the initiative could spare landfills 50,000 tons of waste a year. Most…
  • A Guide to the East End's Hottest New Restaurants

    Beth Landman
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Everything you need to know about the Hamptons' new hot spots. Each season a new crop of creative dining spots open on the East End.  It’s a bit hard to keep up, so we did some reconnaissance.  Here’s a guide to the latest places to unwind and enjoy Long Island’s bounty.
  • Pommes Frites Asks Friends and Fans to Help Kick in $64,000 So They Can Reopen

    Devra Ferst
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    The beloved fry shop hopes to return this fall. Beloved fries shop Pommes Frites, which was wiped out during the 2nd Avenue fire, is getting close to reopening in its new home on Macdougal Street, but the team needs some help. So, owners Omer Shorshi and Suzanne Levinson are asking friends and fans to pitch in to raise $64,000 to help them buy the fryers, fridges, and everything else they need to make their legendary fries and sauces. The original location was insured, but the claim is slow going and because much of the equipment dated back to the opening of the shop in 1996, Shorshi and…
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  • The Best 4th of July Sales in New York City

    Caitlin Petreycik
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    The 4th of July is a celebration of grilled meats, fireworks, long weekends, and, most importantly, sales. Here we've rounded up the best Independence Day markdowns in New York City, from discounts at major department stores (Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman) to deals at some of our favorite indie boutiques (Cloak & Dagger, Owen). And, if you don't feel like leaving the house, here are a bunch of 4th of July sales you can shop online. 2nd Time Around: Take 20% off your purchase through Sunday, July 5th (excluding purple tag items). ABC Carpet + Home: Up to 60% off select merchandise. Adriano…
  • Five Sample Sales to Shop During the Fourth of July Weekend

    Elena Adams
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Not everyone's taking off for Independence Day weekend. If you're staying in the city for the Fourth of July, be sure to drop by the few sample sales that are running through the holiday weekend. If you're looking for accessories, Jewelry and Selima Optique eyewear is up to 60% off at Sucre in the West Village, and Fjällräven in Soho has discounts of up to 40% off on outerwear, backpacks, and accessories for men and women through Sunday, July 5th. If you're looking for men's clothing, check out Miguel Antoinne's warehouse and sample sale on Wooster Street, featuring items leather…
  • Fancy Italian Haircare Brand Davines To Open Eco-Friendly Salon

    Rebecca Jennings
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Italian haircare company Davines is bringing their environmentally friendly ethos to the U.S. for the first time. According to WWD, it's opening up a flagship salon-slash-training center inside the current home of Ion Studio at 41 Wooster Street. Post-gut renovations, it's slated to open July 10th. Though Ion Studio will keep its name, the new salon has been rebuilt to jive with Davines' sustainability mission, including three floors that will each have their own aspect of hairstyling: The lower level acts as the salon's "kitchen" and is all about color; the ground floor is for cuts,…
  • Seven Things to Know About the Hamptons This Weekend

    Elena Adams
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Headed to the East End this weekend? Check out the latest shopping, pop-ups, and fitness events before you go. MONTAUK—Physique 57 is taking their barre-based workouts outdoors (and barre-less!) this month for a pop-up series at the Montauk Beach House. Classes will kick off this Saturday, July 4th at 9:30am and 10:45am with light poolside refreshments and a trunk show from activewear line Aday following the workouts. The mixed workout class can be modified for all ages and fitness levels; head here to learn more and sign up. At 55 S Elmwood Ave HAMPTONS—Vive is expanding its unlimited…
  • Some NYC Nail Salons Still Have Unpaid Training Periods for Workers

    Laura Gurfein
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    New York State was quick to respond to the New York Times' exposé on the terrible conditions for nail salon employees across the city, even going as far as to enact legislation that'll imprison owners who are running unlicensed businesses. But unsurprisingly, they haven't yet checked all of New York City's nearly 2,000 nail salons for violations just yet. A reporter for Animal New York went undercover following the newspaper's May 10th publication and was subjected to an unpaid training period, even though she worked in a salon that had already been charging…
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    The Cut

  • Beautiful Funny Women Are 'Impossible to Find,' According to the Very Un-Funny Michael Eisner

    Greg Cwik
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Speaking with Goldie Hawn at the Aspen Ideas festival, Michael Eisner, the polarizing former Disney CEO, made some ill-considered remarks regarding women. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eisner said, “From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far. They usually—boy am I going to ... More »
  • 10 Made-in-America Brands You’ve Never Heard Of

    Lindsay Peoples,Emilie Moy
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that in the fashion industry, most of our clothing is manufactured overseas. While there are a handful of heritage brands that have vowed to design and produce only in the U.S. to boost the economy, very few have stayed true to that philosophy. So, in honor of Independence ... More »
  • In Praise of Caitlyn Jenner’s Femme Style

    Lily Burana
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    All week long Caitlyn Jenner — fashion icon, born-again femme — has been the toast of the paparazzi, cameras snapping as those long, tan legs slice down New York sidewalks as if propelled by divine feline force. The photos of her in all these outfits remind me of Julia Roberts as ... More »
  • Columbia Won’t Put Trigger Warnings on Next Year’s Reading Lists

    Jessica Roy
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Columbia's required reading list is undergoing some changes, but one of those won't be the addition of trigger warnings. After a campuswide discussion over whether or not the school should add warnings to syllabi containing books with violent or upsetting sexual material, Columbia has decided against the practice. In fact, ... More »
  • Fernanda Niven on Sunscreen, Wellness, and So Much Tea

    Fernanda Niven as told to Susan Rinkunas
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Next up in our Wellness series is Fernanda Niven, creative director of Parasol, a sun-protective resortwear brand. Niven was a lead investor and business strategist for Organic Avenue, an experience that she's said changed her outlook on food. She is a contributing editor to Town & Country and Manhattan magazines, and ... More »
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    Streetsblog New York City

  • Eyes on the Street: Red Paint for “Queue-Jump” Bus Lanes on the M86

    Stephen Miller
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am
    A “queue-jump” bus lane next to the right-turn lane keeps buses from getting stuck at the back of the line as they exit the 86th Street Transverse at Fifth Avenue. Photo: Stephen Miller Select Bus Service on 86th Street in Manhattan won’t be getting full bus-only lanes, but riders will benefit from short bus lanes at busy intersections. DOT has added two “queue-jump” lanes where 86th Street and 84th Street meet Fifth Avenue, to keep buses from getting stuck behind traffic waiting at lights. The most important component of the M86 SBS upgrade is…
  • 19’s Plenty: Toronto Drops Speed Limit to 19 MPH on Residential Streets

    Tanya Snyder
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    “There is no war on the car,” said Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher. “There’s basically been this continued war on people who don’t have a car.” The new speed limit is 30 kph, or 18.6 mph. To remedy that situation, Fletcher, along with all of her colleagues on the Toronto and East York community council, voted last week to reduce speed limits to 30 kph (or 18.6 mph) on 240 miles of residential streets in the central districts of the city. The lower speed limits are expected to encourage more people to bike and walk, and to improve air quality and noise conditions in…
  • DOT Opens Greenpoint Ave Bridge Bike Lanes — Now With Flex-Posts

    Stephen Miller
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    DOT Deputy Commissioner Ryan Russo leads the pack over the newly-completed Greenpoint Avenue Bridge bike lanes. Photo: Clarence Eckerson Jr. DOT staff led a celebratory ride on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek this morning to mark the completion of new bike lanes between Brooklyn and Queens. The lanes provide safer passage on what had been a nerve-wracking crossing next to fast-moving traffic and lots of trucks. The project was first proposed in 2010 and revived earlier this year in a modified plan that called for curbside buffered bike lanes. Cyclists this morning…
  • Killing a Transit Project Isn’t Going to Fix Your City’s Parking Crunch

    Ben Fried
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Broad Street in Richmond. Photo: Jeff Auth/Wikimedia Commons via GGW Yesterday we ran a post from Michael Andersen about how Newark fixed the glut of parked cars on Mount Prospect Avenue, the first street in New Jersey to get a protected bike lane: Instead of letting people park in the bikeway, the city started charging for parking. With a price on parking, people stopped storing their cars on the street all day long, and there was finally some turnover. Problem solved. The same approach makes sense any time free or cheap on-street parking gets stuffed with cars, but street redesigns…
  • Today’s Headlines

    Stephen Miller
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Turning Driver “Loses Control” and Seriously Injures Two in East NY; “No Criminality” (WCBS) Two Killed, Four Injured in Two-Car Crash Outside Middle School in Bayside (News, WABC) Queens BP, Council Members Use Budget to Fund Bus Countdown Clocks (News, Gothamist, TL) Judge Dismisses Case Against DMV for Extra Fines, Points for Bicycle Tickets (Gothamist) East Side Pols Fear Delays Mean 2nd Ave Subway Won’t Open As Promised by End of 2016 (News) Slate Joins Uber In Its Skepticism of City’s Case for Cap on New FHV Licenses Behavior Like This Is What…
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Lunch Gives You a Small Taste of the Meat Madness at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    I’ve been wanting to hit up the Korean BBQ sensation Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong since they opened their first location in Manhattan late last year. Problem is the place is perpetually mobbed and the prices for the delicate cuts of meat are pretty high. When Chris reported that they are now open for lunch, I [...]
  • Honorary Good Humor Man Keith Hernandez Serving Up Free Ice Cream

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    Baseball legend Keith Hernandez will be joined by Mr. and Mrs. Met tomorrow at the SNY Plaza on 51st Street between 5th and 6th Avenue to kick off the Good Humor Summer of Joy campaign by giving out free frozen treats. In their mission to bring joy across the neighborhoods of NYC, there will also [...]
  • Croque Monsieur Coming Soon to Midtown

    24 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    Attention, cheese ‘n carb fans! The Union Square gem, Croque Monsieur, has a second NYC location in the works at the corner of Lex and 45th St. For those that don’t know the original store, the grilled cheese is king here, and it speaks French. The owners even had the balls to open a sophomore [...]
  • New Coney Shack Truck Spotted in Midtown

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Some of the best advertisements for food trucks are when they drive around the city – not selling a thing – just driving around. This is how I noticed a truck I had never seen before. It was called the Coney Shack and upon doing my research, I’m eager to find them when they’re actually [...]
  • Zhá Pan Asian Introduces Vendy-Winning Food to Broadway Bites

    15 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    Joining the likes of Madison Square Eats and Garment District, Broadway Bites has resurfaced for the early part of the summer. Prices here are also frustratingly high and lines can be long, but there are a few gems among the usual crop of vendors, including last year’s Vendy Award for Best Market Vendor. Zhá Pan [...]
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  • Best Nightclub

    28 Jun 2015 | 2:44 pm
    To avoid the chaos of Wythe Avenue’s megaclub row, North Brooklynites have found solace at Good Room.
  • Best Forest Hills Tiki Lounge

    28 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Tiki freaks, rejoice! End of the Century’s ace drinks will take you back.
  • Best First-Date Bar

    28 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
    The vibe at La Bodega 47 Social Club is sexier than that of your corner store.
  • Best Revival

    28 Jun 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Happy Ending co-owner Oliver Stumm transformed the former massage-parlor-themed hot spot into an elite cantina.
  • Best Power Drinks

    28 Jun 2015 | 2:36 pm
    On any given night at Evening Bar, you’ll find attractive Condé execs entertaining clients and Tribeca types catching up.
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  • Grab a Drink at One of These Outdoor Bars

    Eric Sturniolo
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    This post courtesy of Explore Brooklyn, an all-inclusive guide to the businesses, neighborhoods, and attractions that make Brooklyn great. Summer in Brooklyn means looking for places to spend as much time as possible outside, preferably with a drink in hand. Try these bars with great drinks and outdoor spaces. Gowanus Yacht Club If you want…
  • Walkabout: All on the 4th of July

    Montrose Morris
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    As all American kids learn in school, Independence Day celebrates July 4, 1776, when the 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. That announcement was made through the Declaration of Independence, one of this country’s greatest and most powerful documents. There are some modern doubts as to whether it was actually…
  • Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Brooklyn

    Julia Mason
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    Brooklyn Bridge Park fireworks. Photo by Etienne Frossard via Facebook Pyrotechnic-loving Brooklynites, rejoice! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are returning to the East River. This year, the 25-minute-long show will be launched from two different locations instead of one. A double barge will be placed just south of the Brooklyn Bridge and…
  • Happy 4th of July!

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    For the start of this Independence Day weekend, we’ve planned some holiday-relevant reading. First up: where to see fireworks in Brooklyn — and how to beat the crowds. Next, the story of Independence Day celebrations in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town in upstate New York. Enjoy. Photo by Victoria Belanger …
  • Thursday Blogwrap: Bike Lanes Open on Greenpoint Avenue Bridge!

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
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  • Video Of The Week: Independence Day

    Fred Wilson
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    Happy fourth of July everyone
  • Feature Friday: Wifi Calling

    Fred Wilson
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    So I’ve been using Google Fi on my Nexus 6 (the only phone it is offered on right now) and put my T-Mobile sim card back into my old iPhone which I bought from T-Mobile. So now I’m carrying two phones for the time being and both have wifi calling on them. T-Mobile has offered wifi calling on their phones for a long time now. And wifi calling is one of the features that comes with Google Fi. I happen to be in our beach house this long holiday weekend where the cell coverage is basically non-existent and in places like this wifi calling is a godsend. As I understand it, wifi calling…
  • Maybe They Do Understand Your Business

    Fred Wilson
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:08 am
    Farhad Manjoo has a piece in the NY Times discussing something we’ve been talking about ad nauseam here at AVC in the past year or two, namely that venture backed tech companies are waiting much longer to go public and in the process creating a “private IPO” market which in turn is increasingly putting huge valuations on a large number of venture backed companies, including a bunch of USV portfolio companies. There is an unfortunate quote in Farhad’s post which suggests that the public markets are clueless: If you can get $200 million from private sources, then yeah, I…
  • Using Coding To Teach Algebra

    Fred Wilson
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:16 am
    Algebra is a turning point for many students. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and solving equations makes sense to most students because they come across these notions in their every day life. But functions are something completely different. It’s the first abstraction most students come across in their study of math. And I’ve seen a lot of students start to dislike math when they get to algebra. They get frustrated that they just don’t get it. They tune out and turn off to math. And that’s a shame. Because math is powerful stuff. It is the key to so…
  • Two Charts

    Fred Wilson
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:12 am
    What is the capital markets environment for startup tech companies? I think these two charts tell most of the story: Seed and Series A is more or less healthy. Series B is getting overheated. Series C and beyond has gone crazy. Public markets are rational. Tech stock performance has been strong but is driven by strong revenue growth and good business fundamentals generally speaking. The disconnect is entirely between the late stage private markets and the public markets. That’s where things are unstable.
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  • Taxi mogul suspected of forging wife’s signature for loans

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Prominent taxi owner Evgeny Freidman is under investigation for allegedly forging his wife’s signature in order to get medallion loans, according to a report by the New York Post. The investigation comes as Freidman fights to keep dozens of medallions from being seized by Citibank (NYSE: C), the Post reported, because of more than $30 million in unpaid loans. Furthermore, Freidman and his wife, Sandra Freidman, are in the midst of a divorce, the report added.  For his part, Evgeny Freidman told reporters that, “There was nothing forged ever, and she’s fully aware of all her…
  • 3 More Taxi Medallion Foreclosures in New York City

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Three more taxi medallions were transferred in foreclosure sales in June, according to a release from the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission. This brings the total to 15 in the past 18 months, compared with eight total in the prior two years. New York taxi medallions are bringing in less money than they used to, according to the latest TLC data. As start-up Uber has grown in New York and the city itself has added more taxis to the streets, there have been declines in daily trips being taken per medallion and in daily revenue. The latest foreclosures suggest that the value of a medallion…
  • Hundreds of cabbies ticketed while praying in mosque

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:11 am
    Hundreds of cabbies say there were issued tickets outside the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque at 1 Riverside Drive.Photo: Angel Chevrestt The NYPD went on a taxi ticketing blitz outside a mosque on the Upper West Side while drivers were inside reciting Ramadan prayers Friday, The Post learned. At least one officer handed out nearly 100 tickets on the streets surrounding the Islamic Cultural Center on Riverside Drive near West 72nd Street, said cabby ­Mohammad Zaman. “This is a special prayer time, a time for religion. We double-park here every Friday and they [allow it], but today they…

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:10 pm
    New York state’s highest court says remaking New York City’s yellow cab fleet with Nissan minivans is legal. The Court of Appeals says the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission had the authority through public bidding to choose that particular gas-powered model as the so-called “Taxi of Tomorrow” to replace yellow cabs as they’re retired. The seven judges unanimously rejected the appeal by an association of taxi medallion owners claiming the commission has authority to set specifications but not choose a single model. The ruling supports last year’s…
  • NYC Taxi Commission OKs New Rules for App-Based Car Services

    22 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    New York City’s taxi regulatory agency on Monday approved new rules governing how Uber and other app-based car services operate within the five boroughs. Part of the proposal unanimously passed allows the companies to update their apps without approval from the regulators — a change from the initial proposed rules — a small but important shift that Uber, the multibillion-dollar ride-hailing app that has exploded in New York City in recent years, hailed as a victory. It ensures riders will have the most up-to-date-versions, an Uber spokesman said Monday after the agreement was…
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  • Postcard Thursday: Manhattan Sightseeing Cars and the Times Tower

    Michelle and James Nevius
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    Happy Actual Independence Day!Today's postcard was mailed exactly ninety-seven years ago on July 2, 1908. It depicts what was then one of New York's most noted skyscrapers, the Times Tower, which had been erected a few years earlier in Times Square. Today, that building's been so altered that it is virtually unrecognizable, but billions of people around the world know it well: it's the spot where the ball drops on New Year's Eve. (You can just see the pole sticking out of the frame at the top of the image.)This image, however, isn't about the Times Tower -- it shows the fleet of sightseeing…
  • Postcard Thursday: The Cylcone

    Michelle and James Nevius
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:49 am
    Yikes! Another Postcard Thursday on Friday? We won't make a habit of it, we promise.Nor will we make habit out of recycling material, but today is the birthday of Coney Island's famous Cyclone roller coaster, so below is the PT post we put up a year ago.However, while we have your attention -- there are still a few slots left for our Upper Central Park walking tour this Sunday, June 28, at 1pm. Follow this link for all the details and registration information: of wooden roller coasters probably already…
  • Postcard Thursday: New York City Clubs

    Michelle and James Nevius
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did you know that a little over a century ago, there were 157 private membership clubs in New York City, with over 38,000 combined members?James wrote a piece on the proliferation (and, then, steady decline) of these clubs for Curbed this week. From alumni clubs like Yale and Harvard to arts clubs such as the Players and National Arts clubs on Gramercy Park to the rarefied halls of the Union and University clubs, these social organizations served as an important part of the framework of New York's high society.Read all about it…
  • Postcard Thursday: The Ferris Wheel at the 1964 World's Fair

    Michelle and James Nevius
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    While the movie Tomorrowland hasn't lived up to box office expectations, it does feature a wonderful sequence at the beginning at the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows. The scenes -- a mix of on location and CGI -- feature a number of real locations from the fair (including Disney's Carousel of Progress and "It's a Small World"), but alas, not one of our personal favorites: The Uniroyal Ferris Wheel.The first Ferris wheel at the 1893 World's Fair.Ferris wheels were first introduced at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago, the so-called "White City" World's Fair, and soon…
  • Public Walking Tour: Exploring Upper Central Park | June 28 at 1PM

    Michelle and James Nevius
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Exploring Upper Central ParkA Walking Tour with Michelle and James Neviusauthors of Inside the Apple and Footprints in New YorkSUNDAY, JUNE 28, 1:00 - 3:00PMKick off your summer by joining us on a ramble through the parts of Central Park that are often left off the itineraries of visitors and New Yorkers alike. We'll stroll the picturesque North Woods, climb the Great Hill, see the oldest building in the park, which was built for the War of 1812, visit the Harlem Meer and Conservatory Gardens, and even track down the memorial to the "Founder of Greater New York City," Andrew Haswell Green.$20…
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  • This Week: Free Ice Cream, July 4th in NYC & Beyond, Summer Travel Deals

    Raven Snook
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We're just one week into summer break and already my kid has made her own chocolate, gone to her first commuter camp outside the city and changed her name to Blue. I can't wait to see what adventures the rest of the season has in store! Two things I know we'll be doing this 4th of July weekend are stalking the Good Humor Truck that's giving out FREE ice cream and staking out a spot to watch Macy's Fireworks. But if your family is itching to hightail it out of town for a holiday day trip, our regional sites have posts about the most explosive Independence Day celebrations in Westchester, New…
  • Inside Scoop on Where To Find Good Humor's Free Ice Cream Trucks in NYC

    Mommy Poppins
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    It's officially summer and what better way to celebrate than with ice cream—FREE ice cream!! Good Humor is marking the birth of our nation with not one, not two, but 12 days of complimentary ice cream all over downtown Manhattan. Moving throughout the area, one neighborhood at a time, the newfangled Good Humor Truck and a lineup of pedicabs and cars will be spreading joy with no-cost treats for all. We've got the scoop on how you can catch up with the Good Humor Man and get your free frozen treat. Read More
  • July 4th Weekend for NYC Kids: Macy's Fireworks, Free Concerts & Theater July 3-5

    Raven Snook
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Macy's 4th of July Fireworks isn't the only spectacular activity this holiday weekend—there are lots of other FREE and fun things to do as a family. Cheer on the contestants at Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest and then stick around Coney Island for surf, sun and sparklers come nightfall. Celebrate the season at Central Park's no-cost SummerStage Global Family Day featuring cool music and circus acts. Or skip the organized events and hit one of our favorite local pools, water playgrounds or beaches, all 100% FREE. Desperate for air-conditioning? Two kid-friendly museum…
  • NYC Summer Festivals & Street Fairs for Families July & August 2015

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    So far this summer, we've posted about FREE outdoor movie screenings, FREE children's concerts and FREE things to do every day with kids. Now we're rounding up our favorite and (mostly) FREE family festivals and street fairs going on in July and August. Some of NYC's best annual fests take place during the summer, like the colorful Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the big Bastille Day street fair on the Upper East Side, City of Water Day on Governors Island and the old-fashioned Richmond County Fair on Staten Island. So go get your calendar! Here are 18 sizzling…
  • Best Things To Do with NYC Kids: July GoList

    Raven Snook
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Welcome to the first full month of summer and our jam-packed NYC July GoList. Our roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month includes some of our favorite FREE annual festivals, happenings my family and I mark in our calendars every year. Enjoy no-cost boat rides as part of City of Water Day on Governors Island, top-notch music and circus performances at SummerStage Family Days in Queens, the Bronx and Central Park, and a no-cost concert by Randy Newman at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family Day. There are also some new-this-summer events that we're really excited…
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    Walking Off the Big Apple

  • Points of Pride: Today's March

    Teri Tynes
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    Weddings. Photo from 2011, when same-sex weddings were legalized in New York State. New York's Pride March begins at noon at 36th St. & Fifth Ave. and will end at Christopher & Greenwich Streets. With this week's Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage across the union, marchers can truly celebrate a landmark moment in American history.Washington Square Park. Pride Weekend, 2011. The Pride weekends in 2011 and 2013 coincided with two previous civil rights milestones. In 2011, New York Senate passed new legislation allowing for same-sex marriage in the state, in a…
  • Madison Square Park in the Shade: Teresita Fernández and the Golden Canopies

    Teri Tynes
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:58 pm
    This summer, a walk along the oval paths in Madison Square Park takes on an extra dimension in mood and light. Overhead, reflective golden canopies affixed on scaffolding swirl in circular leafy shapes, mirroring the leaves of nearby trees. The artwork is by Teresita Fernández (b. 1968), a 2005 MacArthur Fellow and Brooklyn-based artist known for landscape sculpture. The work is said to be the largest installation in the history of the park, a big claim as the program Mad. Sq. Art has hosted many ambitious exhibitions by well-known artists, especially in recent years.Each overhead piece is…
  • The Ghost Mirror of History: At the Morris-Jumel Mansion

    Teri Tynes
    3 Jun 2015 | 3:59 am
    Imagine a formal sit-down dinner during the colonial era in the dining parlor of a mansion. The mansion and its gardens sit high on a hill with long and deep views of rivers and a harbor. Inside, the host and his company conduct the busy work of a new government, promoting the economy and transforming fellow soldiers into enterprising citizens for peacetime. At the periphery of the table, servants and domestics attend to the guests' needs in hushed silences, disappearing when needed into the mansion's dark stairways and basements. Many were slaves.exterior, Morris-Jumel Mansion.The year is…
  • At New York City Museums: A Selection of Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

    Teri Tynes
    25 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    UPDATED June 28, 2015. Visiting New York City would be incomplete without a museum visit. Below please find a list of continuing exhibitions at major New York City museums as well as the dates of upcoming openings. The list is not comprehensive so please check with individual venues (links included). Upcoming exhibitions are noted in bold type. This list will be updated to reflect changes in the exhibition calendar.  top, l to r: Whitney Museum of American Art; American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Guggenheim Museum; Morgan Library and Museum; American Museum of Natural…
  • Passages: Inside the PATH West Concourse at One World Trade Center, and Beyond

    Teri Tynes
    17 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    For a taste of New York City in the near future, I recommend a walk through the new West Concourse of the PATH station at One World Trade Center.The concourse constitutes one of the first open sections of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, a multi-use complex built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and designed by Santiago Calatrava. The most prominent above-ground features of the hub are its big combed white wings, poised at angles upward as if to take flight. The white ribbed wings are hard to miss from nearby streets in Lower Manhattan. Enter the PATH station on…
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    City Room

  • Cabdriver M.D.

    By Matt Dominianni
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: When a man felt sick after lunch and needed medical advice, he discovered that a doctor was behind the wheel of his taxi.
  • The Glass God

    By Jeffrey Pascal
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: On the No. 7 train, a poet described the obliviousness of young riders to everything but the screens of their electronic devices.
  • New York Today: A Revolution, Relearned

    By Tatiana Schlossberg
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Thursday: New York in the Revolution, sunshine, and another Independence Day anniversary.
  • Independence Day Closings in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

    By The New York Times
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Independence Day Closings in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
  • An Earful From a Barber in Queens

    By Samuel L. Leiter
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A longtime barbershop customer got a haircut from a barber he usually avoided, and was at first bored, but then amused, by the barber's monologue.
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    Susan Singer

  • 1 Bedroom with Den | 2 Bathroom | $1,385,000 | Chelsea

    Susan Singer
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    405 West 23rd Street, #11BC Web ID: 3466760 Description: This coveted corner London Terrace Large One Bedroom + Den with Two full baths is a rare find in Chelsea’s most sought-after historic Prewar residence. You’ll love the light from 10 windows and iconic views North, East and South. Having been purchased from the sponsor many of those rights are transferred with this unique apartment. The windowed kitchen is partially open to the living room, allowing light and conversation with guests without sharing the sights of food preparation. Custom kitchen cabinetry with fluted glass…
  • Studio | 1 Bathroom | $565,000 | Chelsea | IN CONTRACT

    Susan Singer
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    405 West 23rd Street Apt 3G | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 1 Kitchen | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 2 Living Area | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 3 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 4 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street 3G 5 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street Apt 3G 6 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group 405 West 23rd Street Apt 3G 7 | Susan Singer | The Corcoran Group DSC_0299 (Medium) DSC_0293 (Medium) 405 West 23rd Street, Apt. 3G Web…
  • March On!

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

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

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

  • How Smartphones Would Have Changed World History

    Teddy Wayne
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    1446 B.C.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Daily Cartoon: Friday, July 3rdDaily Cartoon: Thursday, July 2ndSenator Lindsey Graham Says That It’s O.K. to Be Single
  • A Death from Measles

    Michael Specter
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    The Washington State Department of Health announced on Thursday the first confirmed measles death in the United States in more than a decade. According to the department, the victim was a twenty-year-old woman, who “probably became infected after exposure at a local medical clinic during a recent measles outbreak” in the county where she lived.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Alexandra Shiva’s Poetic TruthWhy Doctors Give in on VaccinesComment from the February 16, 2015, Issue
  • Daily Cartoon: Friday, July 3rd

    Tom Toro
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:How Smartphones Would Have Changed World HistoryDaily Cartoon: Thursday, July 2ndSenator Lindsey Graham Says That It’s O.K. to Be Single
  • The Case for Eating Small Fish

    John Donohue
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    From the beginning of time, through the artist Bruegel’s day, and until relatively recently, little fish had only big fish to fear. Since the middle of the twentieth century, however, some little fish—forage fish, to be precise—have faced radically increased threats from humans, and, by extension, from the pigs and chickens that the fish are increasingly being fed to. Forage fish are now threatened worldwide, which has potentially troubling implications for the entire food chain. In conservation circles, the suggestion lately is that encouraging consumers to eat small fish might,…
  • Greece’s Debt Burden: The Truth Finally Emerges

    John Cassidy
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Just when you thought that the Greece saga had run out of plot twists, another one emerged on Thursday—and it was an important one. A few days before a referendum that will probably decide the fate of Greece’s Syriza government, one of the country’s creditors, the International Monetary Fund, came out and acknowledged that the stricken country is unlikely to recover until a good portion of its huge debt load is wiped out.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Can the United States Prevent a Grexit?Greece and Europe: The EndgameThe Migrant Crisis on Greece’s Islands
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  • Coney Island Fun Guide: Food and Art At Coney Smorgasburg & Coney Art Walls

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Coney Island is the quintessential New York attraction, from the beach to the boardwalk to the rides. Now you can add two new Coney Island destinations to your to-do list.Brooklyn's premier source of hip food vendors, is opening an outpost on Coney Island this summer. The popular food market will take up residence in a 50,000 square-foot lot in Coney Island, serving beer, wine and other summery drinks. After filling up on all the great treats check out Coney Art Walls which features the work by more than a dozen graffiti and street artists, many of them old-school and some new. Continue…
  • Here Are The 5 Best NYC Things To Do In July

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    July 2015 is so packed with fun events, outdoor concerts, festivals and things to do. Here's some favorites going on all over NYC in the coming weeks. Continue reading →
  • NYC Summer Adventure: Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    The Socrates Sculpture Park, located at the western end of Broadway in Long Island City, Queens (about a half mile walk from the N/Q station), is one of the great grass-roots success stories of the past few decades here in New York City. In 1986 a group of local activists and artists banded together and, with some help and leadership from world-renowned sculptor Mark di Suverno, transformed an illegal dumping ground and abandoned landfill into both a working studio and a public exhibition space right on the banks on the East River. Continue reading →
  • 7 Santiago Calatrava Sculptures Line Park Avenue

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava reasserts the ties between art and architecture in a new exhibition of seven monumental sculptures along Park Avenue in New York, while work continues on the controversial train station he designed for the place where the World Trade Center's twin towers once stood. Continue reading →
  • NYC’s Best Ice Cream List Adds Two New Contenders

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    Whether you’re craving a sundae, sorbet or popsicle, these awesome ice cream shops will hook you up with the best classic and original flavors. Ice cream is hands down the most delicious of all summer treats, whether it's slathered with homemade whipped cream or simply perched on a chocolate-dipped cone. New York City's ice cream makers have really stepped up their games this season, and we got the scoop on two of NYC's newest and finest, Ice & Vice and MilkMade. Continue reading →
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    Big Apple Dipped in Caramel

  • Free Wine in NYC

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:57 am
    Yes, that’s right. Free wine in NYC.
  • Got Juice? Miami’s Best Organic Juice Cleanses

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    22 May 2015 | 8:17 am
  • What’s New in New York City This Spring

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Move over, Paris. New York City is magical in spring. Hearts skip a beat and the sun finally warms the city sidewalks. It is a time of new beginnings. You’ll find a sampling of what’s new, fun, sweet, educational, playful and intoxicating in my recent Boston Globe article. Get out there and love it up!
  • Where to Find the Best Bloody Mary in Boston

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:44 am
    There are plenty of great spots to sip a bloody in Boston. Here are some of the best.
  • Got Fruit? Try Homemade Fruit Snacks!

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    Got Fruit? Try Homemade Fruit Snacks!.
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    New York Netwire

  • SAN FRANCISCO: SB277 Protest Rally and Health Freedom March

    Janice Sand
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /New York Netwire/ — The Council for Vaccine Safety announced today that on Friday, July 3, Californians will rally simultaneously in cities across the state, to illuminate the truth and stand for health, safety, education, medical freedom and justice for all. Join us as we stand in sincere opposition to the unwarranted […] Published at SAN FRANCISCO: SB277 Protest Rally and Health Freedom March.
  • Summer Kids Activities at The Avenue Viera

    Janice Sand
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    VIERA, Fla. /New York Netwire/ — This summer 2015 will be jam-packed with kid friendly activities at The Avenue Viera. From Carmike Cinemas’ Summer Kid Series, Pizza Gallery and Grill’s Summer Art Camp to craft classes for kids at Michaels, kids will never want to leave The Avenue Viera. Published at Summer Kids Activities at The Avenue Viera.
  • MiniTool Power Data Recovery Version 7.0 Is Out

    Janice Sand
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada /New York Netwire/ — After two years of industrious work, the new version (V7.0) of MiniTool Power Data Recovery is finally released to meet users’ higher requirements in recovering lost data. MiniTool has also released a special offer for Windows 10, to help you upgrade to Windows 10 successfully. Published at MiniTool Power Data Recovery Version 7.0 Is Out.
  • Four Seasons Announces 12th Annual Children’s Bereavement Camp

    Janice Sand
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. /New York Netwire/ — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, announces its 12th annual Camp Heart Songs to be held at Camp Tekoa, on Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, 2015. Now in its 12th year, Camp Heart Songs is a two day camp for children who need to grieve in a fun, […] Published at Four Seasons Announces 12th Annual Children’s Bereavement Camp.
  • SB277: Marin Chiropractic Charges California with ‘Chemical Child Molestation’

    Janice Sand
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    CORTE MADERA, Calif. /New York Netwire/ — Dr. Don Harte, Marin chiropractor, notes with disgust, ‘Today, June 30th, 2015, California Governor Brown signed SB277, stripping away both personal belief and religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations.’ Published at SB277: Marin Chiropractic Charges California with ‘Chemical Child Molestation’.
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    M&S Parking

  • Upgraded muni meters coming to NYC this July

    25 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    According to the New York Post, drivers will be able to prepay for their muni meter parking up to one hour prior to the parking regulation going into effect.  The meter will only have to be paid for the time the vehicle is parked during those regulation hours.All city muni meters will be changed by July.Visit us at
  • DOT eliminates 1/3 permit spots in LIC municipal lot

    18 Jun 2015 | 9:45 am
    City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks out against the DOT's actions. Credit: Juliet Papa/ 1010 WINS Residents in Long Island City are protesting a big change to a local municipal parking lot.  According to CBS News, the Department of Transportation converted 1/3 of the lot's permit parking spots to daily parking spots, as well as parking its own speed camera trucks on the ground floor of the lot. Residents say they now have to wait on line for hours for the chance to get one of the prized permit spots.  City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer spoke out against using the parking lot…
  • Prospect Park ticket trap exposed: results in neighborhood getting four new parking spots

    4 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    Courtesy of the Daily NewsA Brooklyn College professor's mission to stop a tricky DOT ticket trap has resulted in four new year-round parking spots for Park Slope.  Two weeks ago, the Daily News ran a story exposing the trap discovered by Greg Smithsimon, which was located next to Prospect Park West and brought in $72,000 from 625 tickets issued in front of some unclear parking signs and street markings.  The formerly illegal spots were bordered by white painted lines, which suggested the spots were legal, and there was a street cleaning/ seasonal parking signs that confused…
  • New app lets drivers report cars parked in bike lanes & have them towed

    29 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    There is a new app in Canada that will allow drivers to take a photo of cars illegally parked in the bike lane, and report them to their city officials so the cars can be towed.  According to, the aptly named Towit is currently capable of putting photos of the offending cars online to shame drivers into legal parking spots, but will soon be able to call cops for a tow.  Do you want to see Towit come to New York City?  Do you think it would make drivers think twice about parking in the bike lanes or just add to the number to tickets handed out by traffic…
  • Vision Zero update: New traffic signals planned for NYC's Hell's Kitchen

    1 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    According to Chelsea Now, the NYC DOT plans to install "six to ten split-phase traffic signals in Hell’s Kitchen as well as tweak traffic flow in the surrounding area in order to ease rush hour congestion. The signals are also known as Protected Only Phase Signal (PROPS), a term coined by Community Board 4 (CB4) Chair Christine Berthet." The signals "separate the allotted times for pedestrian crossing and vehicle turning, the combination of which leads to a large share of traffic collisions." Other Vision Zero initiatives being proposed include: Exempting city bus drivers…
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    Full Access NYC

  • Summer Nights in New York

    Full Access NYC
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Summer in the city is a showcase of the weather’s emotions.  Hot and humid one minute, pouring rain the next.  90 degrees on a Saturday and 66 on Sunday.  The ups and downs can be a little hard to understand but there are perfect moments […]
  • Baked Yams with Homegrown Cilantro Salad

    Full Access NYC
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes I set out to make a dish that accomplished two goals: have an affordable light lunch or dinner starter and use the fresh cilantro I have been growing in my garden.  Check and mate. Cost cutting is always helpful in the city.  Dining out multiple […]
  • The Unintimidating East Village

    Full Access NYC
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:53 pm
    By Elissa Gilbert I’m a New York native, and I like to think I’ve been all through the city. But I’ve never spent time in the East Village. It’s very far east, but that was just my excuse: the East Village intimidated me. Between Hells Angels, punk rock, […]
  • Madi Di: Young Artist with Unique EDM Style

    Full Access NYC
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    “My goal from here on out is to keep performing singing dancing, building relationships and mainly booking gigs so that I can play and perform to mass audiences and move/affect them by sharing my lyrics and music with them. I hope that it touches their souls in such a way that people fall in love with music, escaping into mine as a form of peace, a form of affection. Stay tuned for more.” Madi Di
  • Harlem Arts Festival: Continuing Harlem’s Artistic Legacy

    Full Access NYC
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:49 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes The Harlem Arts Festival (HAF) continues to build on its annual tradition as it open this Friday and runs through Sunday.  The kickoff will be at Ginny’s Supper Club and Red Rooster with performances running from 7pm until 11:30 (tickets are available for purchase for […]
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    Tracy's New York Life | A New York City Lifestyle Blog

  • It's Good to Be Back in New York + 6 Under-the-Radar Affordable Neighborhoods + Worst Summer Dates in NYC + More Linkage

    Tracy Kaler
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    THE WORD'S OUTby Tracy KalerIf feels wonderful to be home. I've been out of town quite a bit since April –– first at a Bat Mitzvah in Tucson, followed by some vacation time in Sedona and Palm Springs. I went back to the city for but a few weeks, only to leave again for the North Fork of Long Island at the end of May.READ MORE »
  • When Friends Fly the Coop

    Tracy Kaler
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    LIFE IN THE APPLEby Lauren MalamalaIt's not easy when your best friend leaves New York City. {credit}I’m fortunate enough to have two of my best friends from college living in New York City. We never planned on it –– if anything, I never thought we'd live in the same city once we all graduated and left London. So once my friend Bekki broke the news that she and her husband would be leaving NYC, I wanted to throw a fit and scream something along the lines of “OMG NO!  How can you do this to me? Stay here and be my friend, dammit!” But instead, I managed a calm…
  • Entertaining Hamptons Style: Watermelon Gazpacho

    Tracy Kaler
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    HAMPTONS LIFESTYLEby Tracy KalerThe ultimate season for outdoor parties is upon us. And what better way to entertain than with food? We're back today with another tantalizing recipe from Annie Falk's book, Hamptons Entertaining: Creative Occasions to Remember.READ MORE »
  • Summer Streetwear

    Tracy Kaler
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    NEW YORK MINUTESby Tracy KalerDo you don flip flops around town? To be honest, I wear them on a regular basis. {credit}To commemorate four years of blogging, I'll be sharing a few of my very first posts from TNYL over the next several weeks. In 2011, I had a tiny audience with only a handful of readers. Today, Tracy's New York Life continues to grow and reach thousands of fans around the globe.Flip-flops are the most popular footwear choice for New Yorkers in the warm-weather months. They're cool, comfortable, available in many styles and colors, and look good with just about…
  • What It’s Like to Be Directionally Challenged in NYC

    Tracy Kaler
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    LIFE IN THE APPLEby Lauren MalamalaNavigating New York City can be tough if you're directionally challenged.I thought I was relatively skilled when it comes to directions, that is, until I moved to New York City. It didn't take long to figure out that Gotham is a different beast when trying to get around. With five different boroughs, as well as neighborhoods within those boroughs, not every NYC transplant can be expected to navigate the city perfectly right off the bat.Even after living here for four years, I still feel directionally challenged at times and have to pull over on the…
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    Subway Stories - Subway Stories - Blog

  • Headbanging American

    21 Jun 2015 | 11:54 am
    Date: September 18, 2013Location: R-Train to Brooklyn
  • Remember the Alamo

    15 Jun 2015 | 4:56 am
    Date: October 22, 2014Location: Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center ABC News - Feds Target Jailed Evangelist Tony Alamo's Property
  • Pelota es Vida

    7 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Date: June 6, 2015Location: outside 14th Street station of the 1,2,3-Trains
  • Jump, Rabbit, Jump!

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    Date: May 15, 2014Location: Bay Ridge Avenue-station of the R-Train
  • Ill Rhymes

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Date: May 10 2013Location: R-Train to Brooklyn
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    Big Appled

  • 5 Best NYC Restaurants For Kids

    Big Appled Editorial Team
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    NYC is chock full of amazing restaurants serving every kind of cuisine known to man. However, if you’re doing NYC with the kids there are certain restaurants you’ll want to make sure you dine at. Here are the five best NYC restaurants for kids. 1. Blue Smoke For a great kid friendly barbecue restaurant in... The post 5 Best NYC Restaurants For Kids appeared first on Big Appled.
  • The Definitive 2015 Calendar for Can’t-Miss Events in NYC

    Kara Niland
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    With its never-ending list of to-do’s, New York City can oftentimes feel overwhelming. Quite honestly, you probably feel like you don’t even know where to begin in this city at times. Not to worry– Big Appled understands the struggle, so we’ve put together this: a definitive calendar for can’t-miss events in NYC 2015. Check out the various events below and start marking... The post The Definitive 2015 Calendar for Can’t-Miss Events in NYC appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 14 Amazing Upgrades You Wish the NYC Subway Would Make

    Sara Sherr
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:03 pm
    The subway is phenomenal. It’s an underground carnival that gets me all the places I need to go. Sometimes I even have fun riding it. But what if the subways weren’t just a mode of transportation? What if it weren’t just a means to an end, but an end in itself? What if you could... The post 14 Amazing Upgrades You Wish the NYC Subway Would Make appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 14 Types of People New Yorkers Encounter on Their Daily Grind

    Georgia Sumner
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    In New York City, the morning commute can be one of the best parts of the day. It’s the one time of day– if we didn’t oversleep or miss the F train– when we can appreciate the unique people of New York, on the daily grind and making their first moves. Quite honestly, as New Yorkers, we see... The post 14 Types of People New Yorkers Encounter on Their Daily Grind appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 8 Young Celebs on the Streets of NYC 1981 (PHOTOS)

    Danny Giardullo
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    New York City is a city unlike any other, in that the most famous celebrities can go about their day without much, if any at all, fanfare on our crowded streets. Check out these amazingly-vintage photos from 1981 of various celebrities, or very soon-to-be celebs, walking the streets of Manhattan– just like anyone else. Can... The post 8 Young Celebs on the Streets of NYC 1981 (PHOTOS) appeared first on Big Appled.
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    NYC Insider Guide

  • New US Tennis Open Coupon, Discount and Promo Codes| FREE TICKETS!

    NYC Insider Guide
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    Now is the time to get your cheap US Open tickets! We have FOUR different discount codes for you to use (I’ve tested them and THEY WORK!) directly at Ticketmaster. They are all Buy One Get One FREE for varied sessions OR Arthur Ashe Kids Day Buy Two Get Two FREE. So go ahead and get your discount US Tennis Tickets today! The post New US Tennis Open Coupon, Discount and Promo Codes| FREE TICKETS! appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Central Park NY – 843 Acres to Bike, Blade, Boat, Walk, Picnic, Tour

    NYC Insider Guide
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    Central Park NY has so much to see and do! Native New Yorkers always want to live “by the Park,” not just because of its beauty, but also for all the cool things to do there and what better time to visit our famous park than summer? Central Park draws between 37 and 38 million visits a year and most everyone has their favorite Central Park spot, so feel free to run, bike, blade, boat, picnic and more your way through Central Park. The post Central Park NY – 843 Acres to Bike, Blade, Boat, Walk, Picnic, Tour appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • One Day in NYC Arts and Culture Itinerary

    NYC Insider Guide
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    Our One Day in NYC Arts and Culture itinerary is a chock full day taking you through our famous Bagels and Lox, Central Park Biking, martinis at the Met, MoMA, Broadway, Times Square and more! Though 24 short hours is hardly enough, one day in NYC is better than none. Make the most out of every New York minute with this culture-packed itinerary and get a real taste of the city. The post One Day in NYC Arts and Culture Itinerary appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • Where to Watch Macy’s July 4th Fireworks in New York City 2015

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    24 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®, will return to the East River in 2015 and light up the night from two locations on the East River – the Brooklyn Bridge and 23rd to 37th Streets! Check out all the best spots to watch the 2015 July 4th Fireworks in NYC. The post Where to Watch Macy’s July 4th Fireworks in New York City 2015 appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • 4th of July Fireworks NYC | Rooftops, Hotels, Restaurants

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    22 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    So where will you watch the July 4th fireworks this year? A rooftop, lounge, hotel, restaurant? With two awesome East Side fireworks locations, there are more ways to have a front row seat to the NYC July 4th Fireworks than ever before. See the NYC Insider Guide top picks for hotels, rooftops, restaurants, lounges, cruises and more! The post 4th of July Fireworks NYC | Rooftops, Hotels, Restaurants appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
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  • Generate $38 on Every $1 Spent on Sending an Email. Know Your Email Marketing ROI

    Lake B2B
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:42 am
    For every $1 spent, email has an average ROI of $38 An ROI of over 70 is reported by one in five companies. Increased use of advanced tactics and targeted campaigns drive revenues. Source: - DMA National Client Email Report 2015 It is a known fact that the best digital marketing channel that generates ROI is email marketing. However, email marketing has evolved, from the type of emails sent, the channels used, the tone of messaging, the target audience, to a change in focus on segmentation. The Current Email Marketing Landscape Email marketing has transformed, as blanket marketing replaces…
  • Know Your Customers’ Personality with Social Media Appending

    Lake B2B
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:32 am
    85 points - every time a follower shared content through your paid campaign on LinkedIn 80 points - every time a prospect likes your Facebook page 70 points – every time a lead follows you on Twitter While lead scoring is important to drive relevant messaging, what story does it give you about your customers’ personality? Do you know who your customer really is? Where they reside? What they work as? What are their interests? What brands they prefer? Where they hang out online? And who their friends are? As B2B marketers, we have to include social media as part of our overall marketing…
  • Let Your Data Come To Life – Data Visualization

    Lake B2B
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Data comes in various avatars, in the form of customer data, website activities, results from campaigns and lead generation. As B2B marketers, we have more than enough information to make marketing decisions. Yet, how many actually use all the data available? To get a pulse of your customers and the market, interpretation and analysis is pivotal in transforming data into information. But isn’t it boring to delve into a spreadsheet? Wouldn’t a graph or chart speak louder than words and numbers? We mentally process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Visual representation of each data…
  • Make Your Brand Findable. Use Social Media Marketing Strategically

    Lake B2B
    29 May 2015 | 12:51 am
    As marketers, you expect virality, high traffic, likes, shares and inclusion in all the chatter that takes place in our hyper-connected habitat. But then, more often than not, what customers give is an indifferent response, “meh”. Image Credits: Thomas Bethge Social media marketing can either make or break your brand’s online presence. While we all need to be part of the buzz, the important questions to ask are… Do you have a customer-centric approach? Do you listen to your customers and the conversations they have? Is your brand findable, by like-minded people in the socialsphere?
  • Can Lead Generation Propel Big Businesses – 5 Reasons to Say ‘Yes’

    Lake B2B
    22 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    There are many reasons and many ways that a small-scale business can be helped out through a proper outsourced lead generation process. Is it the same for big businesses? That brings us to the question: how do you recognize ‘big’? US Census Bureau explains the categorization through employee numbers. US Census Definitions: Establishments – Single business locations from where the business is operated or services executed. Enterprises Business organizations with one or more ‘establishments’ under common ownership. Under US Census Bureau, there are four categories of enterprises:…
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