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  • Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson

    Reuters
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a...
  • Volcano erupts in southern Japan

    Associated Press
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:27 pm
    TOKYO — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away...
  • Austrian museum crowd-funding to buy a rare moon rock

    Natalie O'Neill
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:08 pm
    This offer is out of this world. An Austrian museum is offering people who donate to its crowd-funding project a chance to “own” a chunk of the moon. The Natural...
  • Hillary now charges more than Bill for speeches

    Marisa Schultz
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:44 pm
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is now charging more for speaking engagements than her former-president husband — and insists on a long list of demands as a condition. When UCLA...
  • Mystery man from famous photo revealed

    Leonard Greene
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:19 pm
    The mystery surrounding whose lips are seen in an iconic photo of a post-World War II kiss may have finally been solved. French-American Marc de Mauregne claims to be the...
 
 
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  • Jared Max: The New Black Friday Motto: Bearing A Gift Beyond Price, Almost Free

    jcap17
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    By Jared Max » More Columns Now that you’ve digested all the decadence from what was hopefully in “improbable” Thanksgiving,for this Black Friday I want to encourage you to think out of the box before wasting money unnecessarily. After all, the best things in life are free. Well, almost free. Sometimes, big things come in small packages — like packs of football cards. Among my most memorable holiday gifts, my father gave my brother and I packs of football cards each night of Chanukah. We’d light the candles and then get our gifts. While we must have received some big-ticket items,…
  • Beckham Remains The Center Of Giants’ Attention Heading Into Jacksonville

    jcap17
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. can’t get away from his one-handed catch. Signing memorabilia at a mall on his day off, it seemed every child and adult who walked up had a comment on the catch. Twitter remained abuzz about it, and friends and fans were still sending messages. Teammates were being asked about it on Wednesday as the Giants (3-8) turned their attention to the Jaguars (1-10) for Sunday’s in Jacksonville, Fla. The Giants are even trying to cash in. Their website has a photograph of Beckham’s catch in a merchandise section with the come…
  • Holiday Shopping Season Continues With Black Friday

    mzielinska
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on Thanksgiving. There’s good reason for the creep; businesses know shoppers will only spend so much, and they want the first crack at those holiday budgets. WEB EXTRA: Best NYC Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2014 Still, millions of Americans are expected to head out in search of steep discounts today. The National Retail Federation…
  • 11/28 CBS2 Friday Morning Weather Headlines

    Adam Harrington
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    By Mark McIntyre Jr, CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer Good morning all on this cold Black Friday! If you’re heading out for holiday deals this morning, bundle up! Temps start off in the mid/upper 20s near NYC, even in upper teens far north/west in spots that got pasted by snow. Temps will only reach the mid/upper 30s in the city, not even breaking 30 in those outlying ‘burbs. (Credit: CBS2) Saturday will feature more clouds during the day as a weak disturbance passes through. There could be a few sprinkles or flurries late in the afternoon, but don’t cancel any plans. DO…
  • Seahawks Clobber 49ers 19-3

    Adam Harrington
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Richard Sherman set up the only touchdown with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seattle Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Francisco's home field.
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  • Record Online Sales Expected on Thanksgiving Day

    NOREEN O'DONNELL and DENISSE MORENO
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    If you’re looking for a holiday bargain, help yourself to seconds of turkey or another slice of pumpkin pie and turn on your computer, according to one online shopping survey.Online prices are predicted to hit bottom on Thursday, lower than on any other day of the holiday shopping season including Black Friday, says the Adobe Systems Inc.’s 2014 Digital Index Online Shopping Forecast. Black Friday 2014 Details Record online sales of $1.35 billion are expected on Thanksgiving Day, an increase of 27 percent over last year. Black Friday meanwhile could be the fastest growing online…
  • Boys Playing in Snow Buried by Plow, Trapped For Hours: Cops

    SHELDON DUTES
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    Two New York boys were trapped under a several feet of snow for hours after being accidentally buried by a plow on Wednesday, police say.The boys, ages 9 and 11, were building a snow fort in a mound at a parking lot near a Newburgh apartment complex when a plow clearing the lot pushed more powder onto the pile, trapping the boys underneath, police say. Last Survivor in NJ Family Shooting Dies, Police Say Police say the plow operator was clearing snow from the opposite side of the mound and wouldn't have known know he had buried the children.The boys, who are cousins, were trapped under 6 or 7…
  • Coughlin, Former Jags Coach, Returns to Jacksonville

    CAMERON MARTIN
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:50 am
    You probably won’t be able to read this article until they fix the Internet, which Odell Beckham Jr. broke last week when our nation flocked to social media to OMG en masse after his one-handed catch against the Cowboys on Sunday night.That game was on national television, so Beckham had the perfect stage to impress a whole slew of people. This Sunday’s game against the Jaguars is going to be on television in the Jacksonville and New York City markets, whose potential audiences have roughly 73 better things to do than watch the 1-10 Jaguars host the 3-8 Giants in the Tom Coughlin…
  • Giants and Jets on Track to Make History

    CAMERON MARTIN
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    If you haven’t been following the 3-8 Giants and the 2-9 Jets closely this season, you might be excused for missing the teams’ combined bid for New York football history. If the season ended today (and man, wouldn’t that be a blessing to both fan bases), the five combined wins would be the lowest such total since the NFL expanded to a 16-game season in 1978.Did you know you might be witnessing history? You’re welcome. Reminder: Eli Manning Is a Future Hall of Famer Since 1978, the lowest combined win total for the two teams came in 1996, when the 6-10 Giants and the…
  • Explosion Destroys House in Queens

    MICHAEL GEORGE
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    An explosion destroyed the back half of a house in Queens on Thanksgiving, fire officials say.Firefighters got a call about a small gas explosion at a home on 108th Street in Ozone Park at about 1:45 p.m., the FDNY says.  Thanksgiving Football Game Suspended Due to Gunshots When crews arrived, they found the back of the home reduced to rubble, with debris strewn about the back yard. The front of the home still stands.One person was taken to the hospital with serious burns but is expected to survive. Woman Backing Up Car on Highway Dies in Crash: Police Neighbor Kareshma Sevapatti told…
 
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    Curbed National

  • Monochromes: 100 Years Ago, Wearing Masks on Thanksgiving was the Norm

    Rachel B. Doyle
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Welcome back to Monochromes, a regular mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline; we'd love to hear from you. Today we associate Thanksgiving with turkey and many, many side dishes. But from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, the holiday was celebrated similarly to Halloween. Instead of falling into food coma, people in cities all over the U.S. used to dress up in costumes, doff hats and masks, and…
  • Tiny Living: Commanding $1,994 a square foot, this...

    Jenny Xie
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Commanding $1,994 a square foot, this Manhattan studio apartment asking $349K is pretty much just one bed, one desk, and one bathroom. But, hey, the 175-square-foot dwelling does have a wall covered in mirrors in an attempt to disguise its size. (Whether or not that's effective remains to be determined.) A closer look, this way. [Curbed NY]
  • Kickstart Me Up: The Remotest Huts: Defining Americana, Rest Stop by Rest Stop

    Spencer Peterson
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A rest stop in Flower Mound, Texas. Photos by Ryann Ford via Design Milk Over the past five years, Austin-based photographer Ryann Ford has documented over 150 of America's rest stops, a dying breed of roadside shelter that's been largely superseded by the gas station and the drive-thru. On the Kickstarter page for The Last Stop: Vanishing Relics of the American Roadside, she writes that the disappearance of their "teepees and wagon wheels, and geometric shapes echoing classic mid-century design," filled her with the need to "capture as many as I could before they were gone forever." Below…
  • Droning Around: Drone Footage Captures a City Abandoned After Chernobyl

    Jenny Xie
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Screenshot via Vimeo Far more haunting than other recent drone tours, which have flown through sights like the new Apple campus and a notoriously lewd L.A. mansion, the latest drone footage from freelance photographer Danny Cooke captures the ruins of Pripyat, Ukraine, a city that was completed evacuated after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Cooke writes, "There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us." Those memories, as seen in the video, manifest in a rotting amusement park,…
  • Saving Miami Marine Stadium: The Miami City Commission just rejected...

    Amy Schellenbaum
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Miami City Commission just rejected grand, $121M redevelopment plans for the Miami Marine stadium and surrounding area. Despite nixing the plan, the city is determined to preserve 1963 Biscayne Bay modernist icon—just on a smaller scale. The Times has the full story. [NYT]
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    nymag.com: Real Estate

  • Apt. 1A

    7 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    The price perks, specialty lighting, and occasional noisy drunks that come with living on the first floor.
  • The Upside of First-Floor Dwelling

    3 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    The pluses (no awkward elevator talk) and tips (try sculptural window grates) from first-floor veterans.
  • Domesticating the Doctor’s Office

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    A ground-floor neurologist’s office transformed.
  • Stash Pad

    4 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    The New York real-estate market is now the premier destination for wealthy foreigners with rubles, yuan, and dollars to hide.
  • From Urb to Burb

    2 Feb 2014 | 6:20 pm
    If you can’t stomach being outbid on yet another crummy railroad apartment, it might be time to consider heading farther afield.
 
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    nyc BLOG estate | Manhattan Real Estate

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
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  • Pier 55 - Floating Park in Hudson River

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    Futuristic Floating Hudson River ParkArtist's Rendering CreditPier55, Inc./Heatherwick StudioMedia mogul Barry Dillerand fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg plan to create a $170M floating park in the Hudson river near Chelsea and the Meatpacking District.View from Manhattan CreditPier55, Inc./Heatherwick StudioAs reported by the New York Times, an additional $39.5M of funding for Pier 55, which has the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, would come from the city, state and Hudson River Park Trust, subject to…
  • Your Home is a Commodity - Control the Sale Process

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    What Do Manhattan Sellers Have Control Over?Virtually Staged Studio ApartmentLocation? NoRoom Count? NoSquare Footage? NoFloor? NoView? NoBuilding Amenities? NoWhat sellers actually have control overPrice: Nothing matters more than the initial list price Buyers and buyers’ brokers are very tuned into to marketplace valuation and the power dynamic shifts to the sellers when an attractive pricing means an apartment is seen as something to be pursued actively. If your goal as a seller is to get the most amount of net proceeds at closing in the…
  • Manhattan Monthly Market Report | October 2014

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    Manhattan Monthly Market Report | October 2014Price growth was most prominent this October in one bedroom co-ops, up 18% versus last October, due to increasing demand for more affordable product. Market-wide inventory has increased since last month as well as last year, although nearly all of this growth is due to condo listings as co-op inventory remains flat. Contracts signed are up 3% year-over-year overall, but again split by market: condo sales are down 8% while co-op sales are up 13%. The increase in co-op sales has kept pace with inventory, keeping co-op listings near…
  • What is a Land Lease Building?

    9 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    A building that has a land lease ("ground lease") does not own the land the building was built on. Building residents pay rent for the ground on which it stands instead of owning it outright as most co-ops and condos do.There are approximately 100 ground lease co-ops in the city. Condos are not allowed on land leases by state law, except in Battery Park City, Roosevelt Island, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, which are specifically allowed in the condo law. The land in these locations is owned by quasi state/city agencies such as The Battery Park City Authority or the…
 
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    City Room

  • Fall Rain: Central Park

    By Stephen Jones
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A poet's description of a hard rain stripping the leaves from the trees.
  • New York Today: Property Rights and Wrongs

    By Andy Newman
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:42 am
    Friday and the weekend: a mystery in a tree, clear but cold weather, and two boys are rescued from a snowbank.
  • Italian Thanksgiving Shopping, a Cappella

    By Joan Vitale
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Metropolitan Diary: Amid the chaos of a popular Italian grocery two days before Thanksgiving, a cheese buyer brought the crowd to a standstill.
  • Ponytails and Pompoms

    By Tim Torkildson
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    A poem for throngs of high-school cheerleaders and marching-band musicians in town to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • A Window Washer Looks Back

    By Richard Kopperdahl
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    Metropolitan Diary: The recollections of a man who used to work on a 30-story building in Lower Manhattan with a belt, a brush and a squeegee.
 
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    NYY Homepage News

  • Yankees must counter Boston's big moves

    Richard Justice
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:54 pm
    With the Red Sox already deep into their offseason makeover, it's time for the Yankees to make a splash -- perhaps by signing Jon Lester -- to show that they are committed to being in the mix for the 2015 AL East title.
  • Family, turkey, football sit atop Kelley's holiday list

    Bryan Hoch
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    For Yankees right-hander Shawn Kelley, Thanksgiving has long been an important opportunity to spend table time with the family, digging forks into a bird and delightful side items. His favorite dish of all, though, is a fruit salad that was always waiting at his grandmother's home in Louisville, Ky.
  • Mattingly's last stand tops Yanks' HOF storylines

    Bryan Hoch
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The home clubhouse at Yankee Stadium has long been known as a landing spot for some of the top talent in baseball history. Accordingly, eight members of that pinstriped alumni are appearing on this year's ballot for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Yanks have ground to make up in free-agency race

    Bryan Hoch
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The Red Sox have pulled out of the gate as the early offseason noisemakers, nearing completion on deals that appear set to deliver Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to Fenway Park. Must the Yankees respond with a splashy move of their own?
  • Historic football rivalry runs wild in Yankee Stadium

    Paul Casella
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The most-played rivalry in college football came to Yankee Stadium on Saturday as Lafayette defeated Lehigh, 27-7, in the 150th meeting between the schools. Among those in attendance for the game was Cubs manager Joe Maddon, a member of Lafayette's class of 1976.
 
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    NYM Homepage News

  • No rest for charitable Granderson in offseason

    Anthony DiComo
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    By the time Major League Baseball's season comes to an end, most players want nothing more than to head straight home and relax. Not Curtis Granderson, who has been spending time supporting charities, delivering speeches and participating in fundraisers for children.
  • Dice-K will return to Japan to continue career

    Andrew Simon
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka has decided to return to his home country, according to a report in The Japan Times on Monday, with the defending Japan Series champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks expressing a strong interest in signing him.
  • Inbox: How is the 2015 rotation shaking out?

    Anthony DiComo
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Will the Mets address their surplus of starting pitchers via trade? Could the club be interested in Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts? Beat reporter Anthony DiComo has answers in the Inbox.
  • Piazza looks to break through into Hall of Fame

    Paul Casella
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Mike Piazza is hoping the third time is the charm when it comes to his Hall of Fame candidacy. After coming up a bit short in his first two years on the ballot, Piazza is hoping that 2015 is the year that he finally breaks through into Cooperstown. Piazza's third time on the ballot comes in a year stacked with Hall of Fame-caliber players, including a pair of players that also spent time with the Mets in Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield, both on the ballot for the first time.
  • Open for business: Mets' Single Game Tickets on sale

    Paul Casella
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mets fans can officially begin planning their 2015 trips to Citi Field, as single-game tickets for next season are on sale now. Tickets, which start at $11, can be purchased by visiting mets.com/tickets or by calling 718-507-TIXX.
 
 
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    Rangers Recent Headlines

  • Rangers Recall Jesper Fast From Hartford

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

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

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

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MINNESOTA WILD Monday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Wild: 4-2-0 (8 pts) Rangers: 4-4-0 (8 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin their second four-game homestand of the 2014-15 season ton...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers at Montreal

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m. ET Bell Centre – Montreal, QC Rangers: 4-3-0 (8 pts) Canadiens: 6-1-0 (12 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their two-game road trip tonight, Oct. 25, against the...
 
 
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    Gothamist

  • Extra, Extra: Be Thankful (That Turkeys Aren't Godzilla-Sized)

    Ben Yakas
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Because you can never watch too many James Bond movies, check out today's Thanksgiving Day links: humongous turkeys, parade balloon accidents, Thanksgiving sex, NYPD cursing, flip phones, banana weapons, and kitten's first Thanksgiving. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]
  • How To Shop Black Friday When You Don't Want To Camp Out For A TV

    Gothamist
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    It's coming and there's no way to stop it—so you might as well embrace it and get some holiday shopping (and treat-yourself shopping) done at deep discounts. Black Friday has become a holiday in its own right, and New York is one of the best places to be for the retail extravaganza with a smorgasbord of stores offering everything you could dream of within walking distance. You don't have to wait in line overnight at Best Buy to enjoy Black Friday. See some of the city's most unique boutiques, check out places that are giving proceeds to charity, and if you have to hit department stores,…
  • Photos: Scenes From The 2014 Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Ben Yakas
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
      Despite protests and a handful of arrests, everything mostly went off without a hitch at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade today. Wide-eyed children and their families absorbed the sight of ginormous cartoon balloon creatures taking over the skies above 6th Avenue, while KISS and more celebrity guest stars waved (and wagged their tongues) at revelers. Above, click through to check out any balloons and/or tongues you may have missed. [ more › ]
  • The One Where We Tell You How To Make Ross's "Moist Maker" Sandwich

    Jen Carlson
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    We never actually see Ross's coveted Thanksgiving sandwich in the season 5 Friends episode, appropriately titled, "The One with Ross's Sandwich." The description given, however, is one of a perfect Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich, created by Ross's sister Monica—"Her secret is, she puts an extra slice of gravy-soaked bread in the middle—I call it the Moist Maker." [ more › ]
  • Teen Blames "Bad" Twin Sister For Robbing 85-Yr-Old Sugar Daddy

    Ben Yakas
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Last month, one so-called "sugar daddy" flew too close to the sun when he took two teenage twin sisters home with him after meeting online. Those twins, 17-year-old Shalaine and Shaina Foster, were arrested for allegedly tying up and robbing 85-year-old retired lawyer Paul Aronson after they allegedly tied him to a coffee table in his East 38th Street apartment for 20 hours while they went shopping with his credit cards. Now, the twins have turned on each other. [ more › ]
 
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    nymag.com: Theater

  • Effectively Twee

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Handmade feel and scrappy charms characterized many of this year’s memorable productions—yet the cuteness didn’t leave behind a cloying aftertaste. How they pulled off their balancing acts.
  • Showtime

    26 Jan 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Find your theatrical match.
  • The 10 Best Plays of the Year

    8 Dec 2013 | 4:27 pm
    Jesse Green on The Flick, Fun Home, The Glass Menagerie, and more.
  • Holidays Can Be Such a Drag

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

    28 Aug 2013 | 11:29 am
    What to see this fall.
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    Gawker

  • Man Accidentally Kills Self While Threatening to Shoot Wife's Dog

    Hudson Hongo
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    On Tuesday, a Florida man shot himself dead after a gun he was using to threaten his wife's dog accidentally fired in his face, say police.Read more...
  • This Is the Most Honest 'What I'm Grateful For' You Will Ever Read

    Mark Shrayber on Jezebel, shared by Hudson Hongo to Gawker
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The lesson is: Never try. Or try. You're going to end up in the same place regardless. Read more...
  • Billy Corgan Escalates Anderson Cooper Beef with "FUCK YOU" Cat Shirts

    Hudson Hongo
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The world's softest celebrity beef just got a little softer. At last night's Smashing Pumpkins show, Billy Corgan unveiled a new message to foe Anderson Cooper, rendered in cat-adorned organic cotton: "FUCK YOU."Read more...
  • How to Be Beautiful on Thanksgiving: A Guide

    Jia Tolentino on Jezebel, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    It's the kickoff of the holiday season, and as a woman, there's only one thing that means: marshaling undue amounts of energy to please other people. One great tactic as we continue down this endless winding road is, of course, that of beautification. How can we all be more beautiful on noted beauty holiday, Thanksgiving? Read on, lovelies-that-shall-ever-work-to-be-lovelier, and see. Read more...
  • I Can't Stop Watching These Parade Balloon Accident Videos

    Hudson Hongo
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Like stock car races or primary debates, balloon parades are an alleged form of entertainment that's mostly just boring until something goes wrong. Fortunately, with balloon accidents the resulting injuries are primarily psychic in nature—measured in months of therapy for poor Jacob after seeing Pikachu disemboweled by a lamppost—making them much more fun to watch.Read more...
 
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    AtsJournal

  • Jian Ghomeshi Arrested And Charged With Sexual Assault

    Matthew Westphal
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    “Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi will plead not guilty to charges of sexual assault and choking, his lawyer says. Ghomeshi was released on $100,000 bail after he was arrested and appeared in a downtown courtroom Wednesday. The 47-year-old has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance – choking.”
  • Rare Shakespeare Folio Discovered In France

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    “The book was discovered this fall by librarians at a public library in St.-Omer, near Calais, who were sifting through its collections for an exhibition on English-language literature. The title page and other introductory material were torn off.”
  • David Hockney On What Artists Do

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    “When I’m actually painting, I feel like I’m 30 again. It’s only when I stop painting that I realize I’m not anymore.”
  • Giant Public Art Commission Collapses In Charges, Resignation

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    “An irregularity in the awarding of one of the most significant local art commissions in years has resulted in the resignation of a Houston Arts Alliance executive and stunned a sculptor who was preparing to create the biggest project of his career.”
  • NY Subway Performers Being Arrested By Police

    Douglas McLennan
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    “Although performing on the platform and mezzanine is legal (there is no permit or permission needed), subway performers have experienced an unprecedented amount of harassment from NYPD officers this year.”
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    Eater NY - All

  • Racines NY Launches a Very French Happy Hour; The Shuka Truck to Launch on Monday

    Devra Ferst
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Miss Lily's is hosting a special family dinner, Jeni's ice cream is popping up at Gansevoort Market. TRIBECA — Racines is launching a L'Apero special on Monday. Oysters from both coasts will be available for $9 for half a dozen, along with biodynamic wines for $8 a glass. The special will run Mondays through Saturdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. [EaterWire] TRUCK WIRE — The Shuka Truck, a new food cart dedicated to the Israeli/Tunisian dish shakshuka (eggs cooked in a piquant tomato sauce), is slated to debut on Monday at 32nd Street and Park Avenue. Check out its Twitter feed on Monday for location…
  • Simon Oren Is Now Planning a Spanish Restaurant in the Old Gramercy SushiSamba

    Beth Landman
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The restaurateur behind Five Napkin Burger and countless other projects has taken over the home of the original SushiSamba. Simon Oren, the prolific restaurateur behind L'Express, Five Napkin Burger, Marseilles, and French Roast among other Manhattan restaurants, has taken over the space at 245 Park Avenue South that last housed the original outpost of Peruvian/Brazilian/Japanese fusion restaurant SushiSamba, which shuttered over the summer. He is planning to open a Spanish restaurant in its place. "We are still developing the concept,'' he says of the 90-seat project, which he hopes to…
  • Doughnut Plant Will Unleash Its Doughnuts on Brooklyn Starting Next Wednesday

    Devra Ferst
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There's seating and Brooklyn blackout doughnuts, too. Doughnut Plant's first Brooklyn outpost will start serving star-shaped donuts next Wednesday. Owner Mark Isreal tells Eater that he and his team worked to restore the space in the 1800's era building. Isreal teamed up with his dad, who is an artist, to recreate tiles from the building's facade in terra cotta, including one that looks like a doughnut, for the shop's counter. There's also seating, for those who want to enjoy their doughnuts inside. Expect the doughnut flavors to be the same as at the Manhattan originals. That means…
  • The Last-Minute Thanksgiving Reservation Guide

    Nick Solares
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Still haven't made a Thanksgiving dinner plan? Believe it or not, it's not too late. Eater scanned through all the 665 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with tables for two still available for either an early supper or a dinner-time feast. With a variety of specials and prix fixes, plus some casual options, here's the best of the bunch. Get 'em while they're hot: · The Old Homestead (5:00, 6:00, 7:00)· Porter House NY (5:45, 7:45)· Narcissa (4:00)· The Leopard at Des Artistes (5:45)· Tocqueville (4:00)· Smith & Wollensky (4:00, 6:00, 7:00)· Artisanal (5:30, 6:00, 6:30)· The Fourth…
  • Happy Ending Looks Like a Hip 1970s Basement Complete With Odd-Ball Art

    Devra Ferst
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
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  • Salewire: 77 Black Friday Sales to Shop in New York City

    Racked Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Photo: Lord & Taylor So Black Friday is pretty much already here. So many brands have already started their holiday deals, but there's still much more to come when the big day arrives. Your best bet? Have a plan. Below, we've rounded up where you can get great deals in New York City this Friday, with lots of specials lasting through the weekend (or even going on right now). From huge deals at mega-chains like H&M and Express to sales at our favorite boutiques like Warm and In Support Of, read on to figure out which stores you'll be hitting up this holiday weekend. Anthropologie: Gift…
  • DEALFEED: Lulu Guiness

    Racked Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Deal: Discounts on women's handbags, clutches and wallets from Fall and Resort 2013 and Spring 2014. There will also be one-of-a-kind pieces. Prices range from $25-$150. When/Where: Friday, November 28th through Sunday, November 30th. Fri—Sat 11am—7pm, Sun 12pm—6pm. 394 Bleecker St between W 11th and Perry Sts (212-367-2120). Link: Lulu Guiness
  • DEALFEED: Elizabeth Gillett Showroom

    Racked Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Deal: Up to 75% off women's clothing. When/Where: Thursday, December 4th through Friday, December 5th. Daily 10am—5pm. 260 W 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, Suite 802 (212-629-7993). Link: Elizabeth Gillett
  • Upcoming Events with American Eagle, Bloomingdale's, More!

    Rebecca Jennings
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Photo: AEO MIDTOWN WEST—Starting Friday, American Eagle is revving up their Get Down Party Bus, which transports shoppers between the brand's stores in Times Square, Herald Square, Union Square and Soho. On select Fridays and Saturdays throughout the holiday season, riders who make a purchase over $60 will receive a cuddly fleece blanket (pictured). MIDTOWN—Ex-Black Eyed Pea will.i.am will kick off Black Friday at the Bloomingdale's 59th Street flagship with an early morning performance (7:15am). After the show, onlookers will also get an exclusive peek at his smartband, i.amPULS.
  • DEALFEED: Meg Cohen Design Shop

    Racked Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Deal: Discounts on women's and men's woven and knitted cashmere accessories. Cashmere scarves are $75 (from $185) cashmere hats are $45 (from $95), wool scarves are $45 (from $135) and cashmere fingerless gloves are $38 (from $75). When/Where: Wednesday, December 3rd through Monday, December 8th. Daily 11am—7pm. 920 Broadway between E 20th and E 21st Sts, Suite 905 (212-966-3733). Link: Meg Cohen Design Shop
 
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  • Real Wedding Album: A Historic Celebration on Ellis Island

    Maura Kutner Walters
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    “Our heritages are really important to both of us,” says Julia Harris, 32, who married Behdad Eghbali, 38, last spring. “I’m from a southern family full of traditions, and Behdad is a first-generation American whose family is from Iran.” Which is why the couple, who met while they were both ... More »
  • Don’t Break Up by Text If You Want to Stay Friends

    Melissa Dahl
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Getting dumped is the worst, but initiating the breakup can be difficult, too. It's tempting to keep your distance and send whatever variation of It's not you, it's me you're going with via email or text, and some recent research shows that this method is pretty common among younger adults. ... More »
  • Your Complete Guide to Black Friday Shopping

    Lori Keong
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Black Friday can be a glorious day or a source of anxiety, depending on your mindset. For the proactive shopper hoping to find the best deals, we've rounded up the best Black Friday sales in the city along with early-bird specials and super-saver prices on shoes, accessories, and makeup (not ... More »
  • Taylor Swift’s Style Philosphy Is a Lot Like Yours Was in Middle School

    Allison P Davis
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    In an interview with hip shopping site Asos, Taylor Swift shares her secret to getting dressed in the morning. One might think she considers the paparazzi, the advice of her stylist, or — I don’t know — her own inner compass when she pulls together one of her cute ensembles. ... More »
  • Real Wedding Album: A Cinema-Inspired Fantasy Fête

    Maura Kutner Walters
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Krista Dresbach, a hat designer, and Andy Chen, a project manager for a pharmaceutical company, threw an over-the-top affair inspired by their favorite movies, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Labyrinth, when they wed last summer. “We wanted everything to feel magical and otherworldly, as if Marie Antoinette were hosting ... More »
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  • It’s His Commission: Blame Cuomo for MTA’s Underwhelming “Reinvention”

    Stephen Miller
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The MTA Reinvention Commission report, the product of months of work from a panel of experts, was unceremoniously dumped to the press by the governor’s office at 5:30 p.m. yesterday, shortly before Thanksgiving. While the document [PDF] includes a number of worthwhile suggestions, it fails to seriously grapple with the biggest challenges facing New York’s transit system. The MTA’s astronomical construction costs and the substantial systemwide benefits of funding transit with road pricing get only cursory mentions. This is disappointing, but not surprising, since the report…
  • NYC Motorists Have Killed Five Pedestrians and One Cyclist in 10 Days

    Brad Aaron
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    At least five pedestrians and one cyclist have been killed by motorists since November 15. Of the six drivers involved, four left the scene. Of the four who were either caught by NYPD or remained at the scene, only one has been charged for causing a death. One three-hour span on Monday was especially violent. At 6:50 p.m., the driver of a BMW sedan struck 57-year-old Robert Perry on the Bowery near Rivington Street on the Lower East Side. ”The car kept going until it crashed into a fire hydrant a block away at Stanton Street,” reported DNAinfo. The driver who killed Mohammad…
  • Vance Serves Up Excuses for Failure to Prosecute Motorists Who Kill

    Ben Fried
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    On November 14, the same day that Transportation Alternatives convened a national Vision Zero symposium at Brooklyn Law School, Fordham Law School held a day-long event examining the legacy of “Bloomberg’s New York.” Among the speakers: Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who sat on an afternoon panel on public safety. Streetsblog founding editor Aaron Naparstek was in the audience and asked Vance why prosecutions of deadly driving haven’t kept up with the advances in safe street design that rapidly accelerated under Bloomberg. What is stopping the DA from holding…
  • No Charges for Driver Who Plowed Into Protesters in Minneapolis

    Angie Schmitt
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    The driver who rammed his way through a crowd protesting the non-indictment of Darren Wilson yesterday afternoon in Minneapolis, injuring a 16-year-old girl, has not been charged with any crime. That’s according to Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder, who emailed us this morning saying the case “remains under investigation.” You can see in the above video, captured by a local news crew, that the driver, Jeffrey Patrick Rice of St. Paul, drove directly into a crowd of protesters and ran over the legs of the girl, who reportedly suffered a leg injury. According to news…
  • Why Ferguson Protests Spilled Onto Highways

    Angie Schmitt
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    Protesters in Los Angeles Monday night. Photo: D Magazine Protests following a Missouri grand jury’s failure to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown spilled out onto highways in several American cities on Monday evening and Tuesday. Protesters occupied freeways in Los Angeles, Seattle, Oakland, Milwaukee, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Chicago. (One reported incident of road rage at the protests — a Minnesota man who ran over a woman in downtown Minneapolis — happened on a surface street.) Patrick…
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  • Shuka Truck Debuts As NYC’s First Mobile Shakshuka Source

    Andrea H
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    Have you thought there was a hole in the street food scene of New York, perhaps one best filled with a truck devoted to a vegetarian egg dish? If you answered “Yes!” then I have good news for you: The Shuka Truck is coming Monday, and it’s starting in Midtown.  The truck is devoted to [...]
  • Gong Cha Classes Up Bubble Tea Near Bryant Park

    KarenL
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since the closure of Sweet Heaven, Midtown West has been deprived of any serious bubble tea options. Along comes Gong Cha, an international bubble tea chain, to inject some alternatives into your afternoon coffee/tea routine. Their lofty claims of “tea fit for royalty” and lack of neon colors immediately signal that this is not your [...]
  • Japanese Comfort Food Hidden Down a Flight of Stairs

    KarenL
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Inconspicuously sandwiched between perennially busy Korean favorites Cho Dang Gol and Hanbat, you’ll find MEW Izakaya. Some of you are thinking, how authentic can a Japanese restaurant possibly be on this particularly Korean block of 35th St? Or why come here when there’s so many other asian options in the area? Well, their menu, atmosphere, [...]
  • 34th Street Partnership Responds to Street Food Post w/ More Misinformation

    Zach Brooks
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    On Tuesday, when we wrote about the New York Daily News’ horribly under researched article about getting sick from street food we specifically called out Dan Biederman, the president of the 34th Street Partnership, for drawing incorrect assumptions from the misleading statistics printed in the article.  Yesterday he responded in an email to us (and [...]
  • Gourmet 53 Celebrating 20 Years With Retro Prices Tomorrow

    Andrea H
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    It’s that time of year again, and this year they’re celebrating a big one! After being in business for 20 years, Cowgirl Catering, aka Gourmet 53, on 3rd Ave. btw 52nd & 53rd streets is rolling back prices to 1994 levels on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can get a “flashback lunch” [...]
 
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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Cate
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    We’re signing off early today because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a great long weekend and see you back here Monday at the usual time.…
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  • House of the Day: 58 Powers Street

    Cate
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here’s a brand new townhouse in Williamsburg with decent looking interiors and energy efficient construction. It’s also relatively affordable — at least compared to other new construction townhouses in the area selling for more than twice the ask. We’re not sure which “Passive House methods” of construction mentioned in the listing were used, but we don’t see a boiler on the floor plan. We like the metal and reclaimed wood stairs and the look of the kitchen, although the placement of the hood in front of the windows is awkward, and there’s not…
  • Rental of the Day: 1297 St. Johns Place

    Rebecca
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    This newly renovated four-bedroom apartment in eastern Crown Heights is affordable and perfect for roommates. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher, and there are two new bathrooms. The building has a laundry room, and it’s only three blocks from the 3/4/5 at Utica Avenue. The net effective rent is $2,636, but you’ll actually be writing checks for $2,855 a month. That works out to $713 a bedroom, which is cheap even for Crown Heights. We don’t get much sense of the layout from the listing, but HPD shows the building is probably rent stabilized.
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  • Visiting NYC? The Ultimate Guide to Eating and Drinking Well Across New York

    Max Falkowitz
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Whether you're sticking to the tourist mainstays of midtown or venturing to the far corners of the city, this master guide has everything you need for your New York trip. Read More
  • Making My Favorite Noodles in NYC at Fung Tu

    Max Falkowitz
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    New York is one great noodle town, but my new favorite bowl comes from a forward-thinking restaurant hugging the eastern border of Chinatown, where some excellent noodles take inspiration from an unlikely source: linguine with clam sauce. Read More
  • A One-Day Food Tour of Astoria, Queens, NYC's Mediterranean Paradise

    Max Falkowitz
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to Astoria, home of the city's greatest Greek food and shawarma. It's where neighborhood sausage shops and Italian delis are still part of daily life, and where cafes line the streets with games of backgammon and strong mint tea, or tiny cups of even stronger coffee with flaky phyllo pastries. Here's how to eat it all. Read More
  • How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Tales From Opening Day

    Tyson Ho
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    I've always imagined some magical demarcation point between building a restaurant and opening one for business. But right now, two weeks after my grand opening, I don't see it. Read More
  • Meet the Venezuelan Arepa King of NYC

    Anne Noyes Saini & Mark Rinaldi
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    Riccardo Romero has a dream, and arepas play a starring role. "I think arepas have a shot to become the next great American food," he says. He should know, as he's serving some of New York's finest. Read More
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  • Giving Thanks

    Fred Wilson
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    I went back and read all of the thanksgiving posts I have written here at AVC this morning. That’s a good way to remind myself of everything I have to be thankful for and I have a lot. I found this picture of the Gotham Gal cutting a turkey up ten years ago. I remember that thanksgiving well. I’m glad that our country takes a day off to give thanks. It’s my favorite holiday of the year because it is not tinged with religion or national pride. Thanksgiving has no baggage. It’s a day for friends, family, warmth, food, wine, and relaxation. I plan to spend the day mindful…
  • Attention All Software Engineers: Please Volunteer During The Hour Of Code

    Fred Wilson
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
    The Hour Of Code is a great hack that introduces coding to students in K-12 schools all around the country. Most schools don’t have CS teachers and CS classes. But any teacher in any classroom in any school can find one hour to get their students in front of a computer writing code. And so that’s what the hour of code does. Last year 15mm students did an hour of code. Think about that for a second. 15mm students wrote code for an hour last year. That’s a gateway to something more for the students, teachers, and schools. Which is exactly the point. The Hour Of Code happens…
  • The Emerging Architecture Of Internet Applications

    Fred Wilson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    The bitcoin blockchain is not just going to change the way money works on the Internet (and off). It’s going to change the way Internet applications are built. We have been working hard to understand how things are going to look in five to ten years and Joel Monegro has been providing much of that thought leadership inside our firm. Since we are not into keeping our insights to ourselves, we have encouraged Joel to publish all of our work in this area (and every area). And today Joel has posted something that is really important and needs to be understood by every Internet/mobile…
  • Orbital Boot Camp

    Fred Wilson
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    One of the things I am most proud of is the alumni group at USV. It is an outstanding group of men and women who have gone on to do some awesome things. We don’t have a career trajectory at USV. We bring talented people in for a while, we learn from them and they learn from us, and then they head out into the world and do great things. One of these alums is Gary Chou. Everyone who has met Gary knows he is an incredible person. He is generous to a fault. Which is an asset in my book. He is also very talented. He operates at the epicenter of making, coding, designing, building, and…
  • Comments Are Dead, Long Live Comments

    Fred Wilson
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    Yet another mainstream media site took down comments this week. In the post explaining the move, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher explained that “as social media has continued its robust growth, the bulk of discussion of our stories is increasingly taking place there, making onsite comments less and less used and less and less useful.” That led to a fair bit of discussion around the notion that “commenting is dead.” And like many things that are “dead”, the truth is that they are flourishing elsewhere. Just this week we had a post here at AVC with 880…
 
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  • Uber Is Squeezing Taxi Owners, Too

    iyengarrishi
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Amid the rapid rise of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, the cost of running taxis across major U.S. cities has dropped significantly over the past year. The prices of New York City medallions, which represent ownership of and license to operate a taxi, fell by 17% between last spring and this October due to falling demand, the New York Times reported. Medallions prices in Chicago also dropped by 17%, while prices in Boston reportedly went down by about 20%. City-regulated taxi companies have been struggling to keep up with mobile-based cab services like Uber and Lyft, which are…
  • The Subway System

    Klevi Fusha
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:12 pm
    No matter where in the world I live, or how much time I spend away from New York City, I will never, ever, forget the dreadful, exhausting hours I’ve spent in the subway system, surrounded by a stench of burning dreams and rotting hopes. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook!
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    27 Nov 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Bag of various Christmas ornaments and cards for free. Must take the entire contents of the bag. htt
  • Beautiful Old Upright Piano with Ivory Keys (New York)

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    27 Nov 2014 | 7:09 pm
    FREE Pianola Piano by Weber with Ivory keys. About 100 years old. You can play it, needs a little tu
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  • Taxi Safety Committee Urges TLC to Suspend Uber in NYC

    YellowCabNYC
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:54 pm
    The Committee for Taxi Safety is taking Uber’s week from bad to worse, as it urges regulators in New York to strip the technology company of an operating license while its privacy policies are investigated. The request to suspend Uber’s operating license was made in a letter, obtained by Newsweek, sent Thursday evening to New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Meera Joshi. Executive director of the Committee Tweeps Phillips writes: “We are calling upon the TLC to immediately begin an official investigation into Uber’s usage of passenger data and the ‘God View’ technology.
  • 2 Hurt in Manhattan Manhole Explosion: FDNY

    YellowCabNYC
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Two people were hurt and at least one vehicle was damaged after a manhole exploded in midtown Monday morning, officials say. Firefighters say they got a call about the blast at East 44th Street and Lexington Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. They found two people with trauma when they arrived and both victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital Center. Their conditions weren’t immediately available. A witness told NBC 4 New York the manhole cover blew up and hit a taxi. The witness said the two people injured were the cab’s driver and a passenger.
  • Five Decades of Patter

    YellowCabNYC
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Sal Locascio, 87, is the oldest medallion-owning cabdriver in New York City. With a half-century’s worth of experience driving a yellow cab in New York City, Sal Locascio, 87, knows the streets as well as anyone. “I do all right for a hillbilly,” said Mr. Locascio, a joking reference to his lifelong residency in the village of Pleasantville, in Westchester County. “I’m the oldest yellow cabby, or I’m pretty darn close to it,” he said. The city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission said that there were several drivers older than Mr. Locascio who hold hack licenses, but that he was…
  • High-tech taxi dispatch system fails at JFK Airport

    YellowCabNYC
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:51 pm
    If you were counting on a new taxi dispatch system at Kennedy Airport to ease lines anytime soon, think again. Technical glitches have already put the brakes on the project, at least until mid-December. “We need it! Right now, everything is with a piece of paper,” frustrated driver Khuram Mahmud, 36, told The Post on Monday. “It would be more efficient. It’s not working right now. They say maybe in a few months. I hope so.” The Port Authority started testing the electronic equipment — for two real-time taxi-line tracking systems — at the airport in September to make it easier…
  • Why You Can’t Get a Taxi When It’s Raining

    YellowCabNYC
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    It’s pouring rain. You’re running late. You desperately want to take a cab to the office. But, of course, there are none to be found. Happens all the time, right? Right, says science — or, to be specific, a new and exhaustive economic analysis of New York City taxi rides and Central Park meteorological data. In the study, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Princeton economist Henry S. Farber cross-references weather readings with data on the nearly billion taxi trips taken in the city between 2009 and 2013. (“These are more data than I can use efficiently, and…
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  • Postcard Thursday: Civil War New York

    Michelle and James Nevius
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Happy Thanksgiving!In case you missed it, James had a piece on Curbed NY a couple of days ago commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Confederate plot to burn New York during the Civil War. The article looks at a dozen or so sites that were important during the war and are still standing.You can read the article here:http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/11/25/mapping_13_surviving_civil_war_sites_across_new_york_city.php.And don't forget that reservations are open for our December 7 walking tour:http://blog.insidetheapple.net/2014/11/postcard-thursday-pearl-harbor-day-tour.html.Hope you are…
  • Postcard Thursday: Pearl Harbor Day Tour of Midtown

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

    Michelle and James Nevius
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    For those of you who don't follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you may not have seen that James had an article published last week on Curbed about the history of Brooklyn's Bedford Avenue. At nearly eleven miles, Bedford vies for the title of Brooklyn's longest street, so this piece concentrates on the area in Williamsburg, today one of the trendiest thoroughfares in the borough.You can read the entire story, "Tracing Three Centuries of Williamsburg's Bedford Avenue" at http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/11/06/tracing_three_centuries_of_williamsburgs_bedford_avenue.phpDespite…
  • Postcard Thursday: Van Cortlandt House

    Michelle and James Nevius
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    This undated postcard from the early twentieth century (ca. 1915, if we had to guess) shows the Van Cortlandt House in the Bronx, one of the stops we make in the chapter of Footprints in New York that details the history the Delancey family.As we write in the book:Considering how easy the house is to reach—it sits less than a ten-minute walk from the northern terminus of the IRT No. 1 train, the city’s oldest subway line—it’s surprisingly empty. In fact, when I visit, the only other person there is a Dutch woman, who is very concerned with carefully examining every souvenir in…
  • Postcard Thursday: The Lenox Library

    Michelle and James Nevius
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today's postcard, sent August 30, 1906, shows the Lenox Library, which stood at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 70th Street. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the library opened in 1875 and housed the rare book collection of philanthropist James Lenox. However, due to the library's curtailed hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays only, with advance permission from the librarian), the building was more of an architectural monument than anything else. Life magazine spoofed the library in 1884 (below), showing cannons on the rooftop and New Yorkers who'd dared attempt access strung up like criminals.The…
 
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  • Any Warhol Fans In The House?

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

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    We’re nearing the end of October and that means only one thing……..Halloween!!! If you’re a big Halloween fan, then you probably already have your plans for the big night in place, but if you haven’t made those plans yet then we’ve got some exciting party options for you at some of the best locations in town. Halloween at Level R at the Empire Hotel Rooftop: Come to enjoy the amazing views of the NYC skyline, and the two outdoor terraces. Halloween Extravaganza at 42 West at the Out Hotel: The 14,000 square foot mega club turns into a Halloween…
  • Karen Karch Fine Jewelry Sample Sale: 10/23-10/25

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

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

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Madewell Throughout the month of October, the Madewell stores of NYC are offering FREE monogramming.  You’re favorite Madewell Transport tote bag or leather belt, why not throw a monogram it.  Hi the Soho Madwell on October 18th between 12-3pm or the Madison Ave. store on Ocotber 25th during the same time period. If you can’t make it on those days, visit the new Williamsburg Madewell from October 28th-31st anytime during business hours.   Hermes     For a little high end “Treat Yo Self” moment, his the Hermes Sample Sale on October 23rd.  While…
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  • This Week: Macy's Santaland Opens, Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in NJ & LI, Holiday Illuminations, Thanksgiving Weekend Event Picks

    Raven Snook
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    There's a lot going on this holiday weekend in NYC beyond Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Our Thanksgiving and Holiday Guides are packed with plenty of ways to celebrate the season, including the best places to see Santa like Macy's Santaland, festive Christmas tree illuminations and the kickoff weekend for the jaw-dropping Dyker Lights displays in Dyker Heights. There's lots of holiday fun in New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island and Connecticut, too. You can cut your own Christmas trees on LI and in NJ, take a train ride with Santa in NJ or gawk at amazing holiday displays in Philly. If you…
  • Best Places to Take Pictures with Santa in NYC

    Mommy Poppins
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    When it comes to Santa, my children have been around the block once or twice. They've sat on the laps of just about every Kris Kringle in town, making googly-eyes and whispering sweet nothings into their ears, as if each one were the only true Santa in their hearts, when really, they've got a different one in just about every neighborhood. So you've come to the right place to get the skinny on the fat man. These days, you can find a Santa ho-ho-ho-ing it up at most holiday happenings in New York City. We've rounded up the best spots to pose with the big red guy, from department stores…
  • NYC Christmas Tree & Menorah Lightings Better Than Rockefeller Center 2014

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    You don't have to brave Rockefeller Center to witness a fabulous Christmas tree lighting. We've rounded up tree lightings (and menorah and snowflake illuminations) that are much less crowded, way cooler and feel like community celebrations, not events for tourists. Plus, most of these festive events are FREE and you don't have to stand on top of a car to see all of the great things going on. Read on for a host of awesome holiday illuminations in New York City. You can find even more seasonal fun in our Holiday Guide. Read More
  • News: Central Park's Lasker Rink to Reopen, Last Call for 110-Year-Old Bakery, New Marine Center in Brooklyn & Cat Cafe on the Lower East Side, No Santa Parade

    Alina Adams
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's a truly mixed bag of news this Thanksgiving week. Things to be thankful for: the opening of a new cat cafe (with adoptions!), the announced marine center in Brooklyn Bridge Park and the plan to reopen Central Park's Lasker Rink on Thanksgiving. But there are also things we'll undoubtedly be griping about during our turkey dinners, like the closing of a beloved 110-year-old treat spot in the East Village and the end of Posman Books in Grand Central. Plus, how kids can contribute their art work to a MoMA PS1 display, help your local library get much-needed funds and other news of interest…
  • Thanksgiving Gratitude Cookies: A Sweet Way Kids Can Show Thanks

    Ally Noel
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    Every year on Thanksgiving we go around the table and say what we are thankful for. But talk is cheap. To really show our children the meaning of gratitude it's important to also do something to show our thanks. With older kids we can volunteer, but with little ones the options are limited. This simple project is a sweet way to get little ones involved in some giving back in an age appropriate manner.  Read More
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    City Room

  • Fall Rain: Central Park

    By Stephen Jones
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Metropolitan Diary: A poet's description of a hard rain stripping the leaves from the trees.
  • New York Today: Property Rights and Wrongs

    By Andy Newman
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:42 am
    Friday and the weekend: a mystery in a tree, clear but cold weather, and two boys are rescued from a snowbank.
  • Italian Thanksgiving Shopping, a Cappella

    By Joan Vitale
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Metropolitan Diary: Amid the chaos of a popular Italian grocery two days before Thanksgiving, a cheese buyer brought the crowd to a standstill.
  • Ponytails and Pompoms

    By Tim Torkildson
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    A poem for throngs of high-school cheerleaders and marching-band musicians in town to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • A Window Washer Looks Back

    By Richard Kopperdahl
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    Metropolitan Diary: The recollections of a man who used to work on a 30-story building in Lower Manhattan with a belt, a brush and a squeegee.
 
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  • NYC’s 6 Best Holiday Markets

    Glenwood
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    There are hundreds of great places in this amazing city where you can find exactly the right gift(s) for your friends and loved ones this holiday season, from boutiques to big boxes, chain stores to pop-ups. One of the great things in NYC this time of the year is the Holiday Markets. Ten years ago numbered one or two in all of NYC, but can now be found, in various guises, suddenly appearing in neighborhoods all over town. Here's six of the best seasonal holiday markets and craft fairs in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists. Continue reading →
  • The Upper West Side gets a healthy new eating option, Communal Oven and Earth

    Glenwood
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Opened last Spring, The Upper West Side welcomes the health-conscience cafe, Communal Oven & Earth. Communal isn't vegetarian, or vegan, though there are plenty of options here if you are. The menu(s) contain fresh, quality ingredients, prepared simply and with care, all at reasonable prices. I went toWe recently ventured out to Communal last week and and thoroughly enjoyed most everything about the casual atmosphere, friendly servers, and, most important, my dinner. Continue reading →
  • Two terrific new bakeries, Arcade Bakery and Baked arrive in Tribeca

    Glenwood
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    Question: Can neighborhoods ever have TOO MANY bakeries? Especially if the bakeries are really, really good? How about if those bakeries also have first-rate coffee and a comfortable place to sitand chill or work or chat with friends? So is the case in Tribeca, which is already one of the prettiest, most loaded-with-goodies neighborhood in all of Manhattan. Two such spots have arrived within a few blocks of each other this year - and of course, there was no outcry about the community being overrun by brownies and baguettes, croissants and cookies and cakes. Find out which two outstanding…
  • Six Thanksgiving Activities That Don’t Involve Eating or Shopping

    Glenwood
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    If you're looking for parade alternatives or ways to burn off the calories from longest Thanksgiving meal in history and still have plenty of time that day (and even more time for the glorious four-day weekend). Get out and about and enjoy the start of the city's most festive season with few of the many holiday-kick-off activities going on around town. Continue reading →
  • Three Big-Name Gallery Exhibitions Highlight Chelsea’s Fall Art Shows

    Glenwood
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    We're hitting peak Chelsea gallery-going season right about now, with just about everyone putting up blockbuster-ish exhibitions in the hopes of luring in the wealthy out-of-towners here for the holidays, as well as anyone else in a buying mood after all the big fall auctions at the big houses (Sotheby's Christie's, Phillips). Earlier, we recapped the kick-off of Chelsea's Fall art season and as always, in addition to all the smaller treasures you might find behind any number of these frosted glass doors, there are a number of truly museum-quality shows going on right now, thanks to the…
 
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    Big Apple Dipped in Caramel

  • Balloons On Upper West Side. Macy’s Day Parade and Balloon Blow Ups Don’t Care About Snow, Noreaster

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Originally posted on TRAVEL FLAVORS: Well, of course. Nothing stops New York City! Especially from putting on one of the year’s most wonderful annual traditions, the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Snow, wind, northeaster, fughedaboutit. It’s Mother Nature’s balloon entry this year. You can experience the magic until 10pm tonight, when the balloons come to life, near the Museum of Natural History. Magic in NYC. The snow will make you feel like you are in a giant snow globe. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.nycgo.com/events/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-balloon-inflation1 View…
  • Top Ten Spots for Kids in New York City

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Got kids? New York City hearts kids! Here are my picks for the top ten best spots. I wrote this piece for travelmuse several years back but it is evergreen (for the most part.) Note: I would certainly add a couple more spots like the 9/11 museum and High Line (although not for little kids, best for tweens and teens.) http://www.travelmuse.com/articles/new-york/ten-spots-for-kids
  • Rainy Days and Cafe Lalo, New York City’s Upper West Side

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    Rainy days in NYC remind me of when I lived on the Upper West across from Café Lalo. Perfect rainy day to sip a cappuccino at this venerable café. http://cafelalo.com/cafe/
  • Sad Day For Theater District in NYC. Cafe Edison’s Final Curtsy

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Originally posted on TRAVEL FLAVORS: Hate to see this venerable spot in the theater district take its last curtain call. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/07/nyregion/cafe-edison-a-longtime-broadway-hangout-is-closing.html?ref=dining&_r=0 View original
  • Beauty Day in Manhattan

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Lovely day for a walk in Manhattan, and to enjoy a museum and a restaurant. Or, maybe you’re looking to get out of Dodge, how about a trip to one of the boroughs? Especially if you’re visiting the Big Apple, you should check out the boroughs before you leave! Never been to Brooklyn? Fughedaboutit, you gotta go. Here’s the best of the boroughs in an article I wrote for Travel Channel. Get out there and enjoy! http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/nyc-best-of-the-boroughs
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    New York Netwire

  • ‘The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook’ released by super-foods author Stephanie Pedersen

    Janice Sand
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- Pumpkin pie spice captures the essence of comfort and hospitality with its distinctive, subtle aroma of cloves, ginger, cinnamon and allspice. Now, thanks to super-foods author Stephanie Pedersen, the spice blend's captivating flavor is no longer limited to the traditional Thanksgiving table and the pumpkin pie. Published at ‘The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook’ released by super-foods author Stephanie Pedersen.
  • Vallejo California Celebrates the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival throughout the City during December

    Janice Sand
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    VALLEJO, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- A different kind of Christmas! The City of Vallejo, California celebrates the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival throughout the city combining a parade, tree lighting, festival, boat parade, museum exhibit, grand homes tour, city hall exhibit and free bus service to and from the festival throughout the city. Published at Vallejo California Celebrates the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival throughout the City during December.
  • ShortSave, Inc. Distressed Mortgage Work Out Solution Wins 2014 Servicing Trailblazer Award

    Janice Sand
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    MONUMENT, Colo. /New York Netwire/ -- Mortgage industry technology innovator ShortSave, Inc. was awarded the coveted Servicing Trailblazer Award at the 15th Annual Mortgage Technology Awards Ceremony on October 19 in Las Vegas. ShortSave helps distressed borrowers work out their loans with their lenders in a matter of days. Published at ShortSave, Inc. Distressed Mortgage Work Out Solution Wins 2014 Servicing Trailblazer Award.
  • Small Business Are Uniting Across the Country for Success

    Janice Sand
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    PHOENIX, Ariz. /New York Netwire/ -- On Small Business Saturday on November 29, a new organization is announcing its goal to unite small businesses across the country. Small Business Saturday, an American shopping holiday, was created and promoted by American Express to assist small business. The new Small Business of America (SBA) was created to fill the demand by small businesses. Published at Small Business Are Uniting Across the Country for Success.
  • Verify Smart Corporation Finalizes Joint Venture with Global Technologies International Limited Group

    Janice Sand
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    FERNLEY, Nev. /New York Netwire/ -- Verify Smart Corp (OTCMKTS:VSMR / OTCBB:VSMR), a global innovator in financial fraud prevention and digital content distribution to the mobile channel, announced today that it has signed a joint venture and software development, hosting and maintenance agreement with Globrin Systems and Solutions, Ltd. Globrin will maintain and support the new Prvii Celebrity Services Platform and will continue development Published at Verify Smart Corporation Finalizes Joint Venture with Global Technologies International Limited Group.
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    M&S Parking

  • NYC speed limits to be lowered to 25 mph this week

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

    FightTickets
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Courtesy of Brooklyn Heights BlogThis week's NYC milling and paving schedule can be found here.Visit us at www.msparking.com
  • No Alternate Side Parking for the next two weeks?

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

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

    FightTickets
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Via the NYC DOT:The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 5 am to 3 pm:  Liberty Street between Trinity Place and Greenwich StreetGreenwich Street between Liberty Street and Albany StreetAreas bounded by:   Barclay Street on the NorthThames/Albany Street on the SouthTrinity Place/Church Street on the EastWest Street on the West(All Inclusive) Riverside Drive between 94th Street and 104th Street will be closed from 9 am to noon for a September 11th Memorial.Visit us at www.msparking.com
 
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    Full Access NYC

  • Pomegranate and Bourbon Glazed Salmon

    Full Access NYC
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes New York residents have an affinity for pomegranates and this fruit is typically available in most grocery stores and corner bodegas.  People here also really enjoy various types of spirits including bourbon (no surprise there.)  So, if you have two really good things why not […]
  • Take A Bite Out Of The Big Apple

    Full Access NYC
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Here is a project for New York City residents and incoming tourists.  Dedicate one weekend day to explore the city.  Like really explore.  Get out the door at 9am and start walking.  Not a few blocks.  Not one specific neighborhood.  Like 8 miles of traversing […]
  • Thanksgiving Oyster Stuffing

    Full Access NYC
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    By Seth Fera-Schanes In a city obsessed with oysters, it makes sense these bivalves would find their way into a Thanksgiving stuffing.  Also, since New York is such a culinary hub, you can choose to add your favorite oysters from around the country.  Included below is a recipe […]
  • Fall Afternoon in Harlem

    Full Access NYC
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes The weather decided to jump from the mid-30’s to a sunny 55 degree day today.  This meant people were out on the streets enjoying Sunday afternoon and getting their Thanksgiving grocery shopping done a little early this year.  As for me, I opted to walk […]
  • Baby Mixed Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Kumquats

    Full Access NYC
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes The New York holiday season is underway.  What this means is a deluge of paperless post and facebook invitations to parties starting the first weekend of December and running through New Years Eve.  I am not saying this is a bad thing, just a statement […]
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    Long Island Pulse

  • How to Shop Outside the Shop—Thai Style

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

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

    info@lipulse.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Cambodian pothead I’m sitting outside on a mini stool in northern Cambodia where my bent knees don’t fit under the table. A three-course meal arrives from the nearby food stall—a hard-boiled egg served as a delicacy with three additional finger bowls presenting spices, limes, and mint. Egg vendor #7, Chantheaea, giggles when she returns with a tiny long-handle spoon. Meanwhile, I watch two guys, Narit and Ponlok, shoot it out on a makeshift outdoor pool table. This jungle-encased village, Cheabb, probably won’t see electricity in the lifetime of these two pool sharks. Cambodia’s…
  • An Interview with “The Travel Detective”

    info@lipulse.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Peter Greenberg, “The Travel Detective” and the Travel Editor for CBS News, is no doubt a man of the world—who also keeps a foothold on Long Island. I was curious to hear this multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter’s take on “the island” (Long Island) I know well… about the good and perhaps not so good. Q. You have a house on Fire Island. Do you have other connections to Long Island? A. Well, you can’t have a place on Fire Island without being connected to Long Island. Of course, I know Bay Shore very well, because that’s the boat gateway to Fire Island. I do all my…
  • Defining Delaware

    info@lipulse.com
    17 May 2014 | 2:26 am
    Wilmington, Delaware’s Riverfront Wilmington, Delaware, had always been that Amtrak station between Philadelphia and Baltimore that I’d never visited. Until now. Surprisingly, a three-mile ride from downtown Wilmington is a transformation into the wide-open picturesque Brandywine Valley—the nearly immediate scenery change is akin to opening a curtain into a new pastoral world. Montchanin’s “barn” The Brandywine Valley Village of Montchanin is a step back into a simple, elegant time in American history—and the DuPont family legacy. It was named for the grandmother of the founder…
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    Tracy's New York Life | A Blog About Life in New York City

  • The Bowery Mission: My NYC Thanksgiving Tradition

    Tracy Kaler
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    LIFE IN THE APPLEby Lauren MalamalaI've made volunteering at the Bowery Mission my personal Thanksgiving tradition. Thanksgiving is the kickoff to my favorite time of year – the holiday season. Like most New York transplants, I don’t have any family in the city (or the entire Northeast, actually), so I’ve grown accustomed to spending turkey day with my best friends instead. To me, they’re family anyways. Read more »
  • A Wild Turkey Named Franklin in Brooklyn; Apartment Hunt Without the Broker's Fee; the NYC Skyline in 2018, and More

    Tracy Kaler
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    THE WORD'S OUTby Tracy KalerWhat will become of New York's skyline in the next few years?A Wild turkey named Franklin is alive and well in Brooklyn this Thanksgiving. {Gothamist}New York's skyline will look dramatically different by 2018. {NY Post}Read more »
  • Understudies Today, Broadway Stars Tomorrow

    Tracy Kaler
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    by Rori NogeeFans travel far and wide to see stars like Idina Menzel in If/Then. But often, understudies are the next big Broadway baby about to be born. {credit}Imagine training your entire life for a coveted Broadway spot. You land an understudy role in your dream show, standing by for a well-known celebrity. After only two weeks of rehearsal, you wait in the wings every night, anticipating a chance in which you finally get to shine. Then, your big moment arrives. You make your entrance and you're met not by enthusiastic applause, but by an unsupportive crowd, many of whom leave or…
  • A Boston Market 'Friendsgiving' for 8 in My NYC Apartment

    Tracy Kaler
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    IN MY NEW YORK KITCHEN             ***SPONSOREDby Tracy Kaler                    I hosted a fabulous Friendsgiving meal for 8 in my NYC apartment with the help of Boston Market.Since I'm spending time in Pennsylvania this week, I celebrated Thanksgiving with friends in the city before I left town. Our gathering last Thursday was my first 'Friendsgiving' for eight people in New York. I know what you're thinking. How did I manage dinner for eight in my New York apartment? Good question.Read more »
  • Guy Style: Stay Warm This Winter in Norwegian Wool

    Tracy Kaler
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    LOOKING GOOD                                              ***SPONSOREDby Tracy KalerIt's coat weather in NYC.Although we're still in November, we've already had a taste of winter in New York City. Moving from idealistic fall days with temperatures that hover around 60 to a sudden Polar Vortex was a little unexpected, and I think many of us weren't at all prepared. (Are we ever ready for a real feel of 16 degrees?)Read more »
 
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    Subway Stories - Subway Stories - Blog

  • Bedbug Bites

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

    15 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Date: November 13, 2014Location: Union Street station of the R-Train, Brooklyn-bound track In a world where Kim became butt and butt reign(s), the fate of mankind is in the hands of Afro Jack. He must choose between butt or sanity in order to save us.
  • Subway Bullies

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    You know, I'm just trying to get home from work...
  • Luke 16:24

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Date: April 17, 2013Location: R-Train to Manhattan Lk. 16:24: He yelled, 'Father Abraham! Have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool off my tongue. I am suffering in this fire.'
  • Wear the City

    1 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Date: April 13, 2013Location: Manhattan-bound R-Train The sidewalks are my shoes, tied by signpoststall entrances and snug fitting billboards--my pantsabove it, a shiny coat of window panestopped by roofs as my hat
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    Big Appled

  • 7 Tips & Tricks For Surviving Black Friday in NYC

    Jasmine Smith
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    As the rush of your food coma begins to settle in and the Thanksgiving festivities come to a close, thousands of New Yorkers prep for the most anticipated shopping event of the year: Black Friday. Black Friday, also known as “hell on earth,” is the busiest shopping day of the year; and this year millions... The post 7 Tips & Tricks For Surviving Black Friday in NYC appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 5 Places You Won’t Go Hungry on Black Friday in NYC

    Kiri Lester-Hodges
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Black Friday is around the corner, and department stores across the city will be as packed and crazy as ever. While you’re getting your shopping on, there’s no way you want to leave the store to get lunch and miss out on tons of deals, so why not try out the delicious restaurants that are... The post 5 Places You Won’t Go Hungry on Black Friday in NYC appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 12 Types of People Your Roommate Brings Home in NYC

    Sara Sherr
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    We live in a giant city with eight million people. That’s a ton of people. So it’s not surprising that there’d be an assortment of different people entering and exiting your apartment via your super social roommate. Some of the people they bring over are awesome and will become your instant pals. Some …aren’t. Below... The post 12 Types of People Your Roommate Brings Home in NYC appeared first on Big Appled.
  • 14 Basic Rules of Walking That New Yorkers Break

    Kaylin Pound
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    New York City has one of the highest percentages of city inhabitants who depend on walking as one of their main modes of transportation, so things tend to get a bit hectic when it comes to navigating the streets of this concrete jungle. From dog walkers and baby strollers to package-welding delivery men and gawking tourists, there is definitely no shortage... The post 14 Basic Rules of Walking That New Yorkers Break appeared first on Big Appled.
  • Photographer Captures Cartoon Characters Alive in NYC [PHOTOS]

    Kaylin Pound
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Have you ever wondered what your favorite cartoon character would look like if they lived in NYC? (And no, we’re not talking about those creepy Disney characters and that fist-fighting Batman in Times Square.) One New York City based photographer, Sean Pell, set out to snap some incredibly inventive shots of classic cartoon characters roaming the city from a ground... The post Photographer Captures Cartoon Characters Alive in NYC [PHOTOS] appeared first on Big Appled.
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    NYC Insider Guide

  • Thanksgiving Discounts in NYC – Tours, Cruises, Broadway, Basketball

    NYC Insider Guide
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    Get great deals Thanksgiving weekend on tons of cool things to do in NYC! Events include sports, tours, sightseeing, attractions, events, shows, broadway, comedy clubs, wine tastings, bicycle rentals and so much more. This year, get deals on Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Pippin, Blue Man Group, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Barclays Center Basketball Classic. It’s free to join, but you must have an invitation…so here is your NYC Insider Guide invitation to Half Price Tickets in New York City. The post Thanksgiving Discounts in NYC – Tours, Cruises, Broadway, Basketball…
  • Thanksgiving Parade Route Map, Balloon Set Up, Dinner

    NYC Insider Guide
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    If you are lucky enough to be in NYC this weekend, here are some tips on things to do Thanksgiving weekend, best ways to watch the Thanksgiving Parade, a Macy’s Parade Map, Open NYC Tourist Attractions, open Broadway Shows and where to have Thanksgiving Dinner. The 2014 Thanksgiving Parade route starts on Central Park West and 77th Street, marches South on Central Park West (CPW) to Columbus Circle, turns east on Central Park South and South on 6th Avenue to Macy’s at 34th Street at Herald Square. The new route offers over 2 miles of spectator viewing options. The post Thanksgiving…
  • Ice Skating in New York City – Ready to Hit the Ice?

    NYC Insider Guide
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    New York City Ice Skating Rinks are open! Ice skating in New York City at Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park is a classic New York winter experience for both locals and tourists alike! Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Bryant Park, the South Street Seaport and the Standard Hotel are all open for skating!  Wherever you choose to skate, you are sure to be surrounded by wonderful views of our amazing city! Details for Ice Skating in New York City, including rates and dates plus NYC Insider Tips for discounts and coupons. The post Ice Skating in New York City – Ready to Hit…
  • Discount NYC Hotels | Military, Christian, Seafarers, Mennonite

    NYC Insider Guide
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Some of the BEST discount NYC Hotels are located in central Manhattan and start at $25 per night. These accommodations are open to public, but are not always listed on generic hotel travel websites or they may be listed as ‘specialty lodging.’ While you may have to compromise to stay in one of these hotels, like a shared bathroom, or no television, you cannot beat the prices for these locations. These cheap hotels are open to various groups, such as military, religious, non profits and other specialized NYC Visitors. The post Discount NYC Hotels | Military, Christian, Seafarers,…
  • Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC

    NYC Insider Guide
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    This 75 minute Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC, November 28 – December 20, 2014, led by noted Christmas Historian Sibyl McCormac Groff, explains how New Yorkers such as Washington Irving, John Pintard, Clement Clark Moore and Thomas Nast helped Christmas become the most important holiday towards the end of the 19th century. See Holiday displays and store windows, gift markets, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue, Cartier’s and, of course, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The post Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC appeared first on NYC Insider Guide.
 
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  • How not to make your holiday marketing lame this Thanksgiving

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

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

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

    Lake B2B
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    While data-driven marketing is the new wave in the marketing sphere, CMOs are struggling to utilize its full potential. Marketers are facing challenges at different stages of data-driven marketing starting from collating data to making data an integral part of marketing. Here are some of them discussed. Collating data With the evolution of omni-channel consumer, collating behavioral data becomes a primary challenge. A Microsoft study reveals 46% of consumers use multiple devices to accomplish a single task. While this is an extraordinary opportunity as many marketers say, it is quite a…
  • 6 Essential Ways to Increase Quality Leads via Email Campaigns

    Lake B2B
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    As marketers, our sole goal is to generate quality leads through all our marketing efforts.  We end up spending too much time on getting many things right at a time. However, in the past few years email campaigns as a lead generating tool has fascinated marketers through its potential to connect, convert and keep the conversation going. While email marketing has been in use for quite some time now, these are few essential ways to drive more quality leads. Keep the conversation simple Just because someone shared their details to download free digital stuff from you, doesn’t mean you should…
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