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  • Attorneys Fight To Save Sandy Victims From Paying Back Government Grants

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:44 pm NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Lawyers for victims of Superstorm Sandy were in Brooklyn Federal Court on Monday. As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff explained, attorneys are hoping to spare some people from having to pay back money. The Corbetts’ Island Park home stands unfinished. A grant from NY Rising covered a fraction of the cost, and their insurance payout also fell short. “We have put so much of our own money, borrowed against his pension,” Cathy Corbett said. They sued their insurance company and now await a…
  • Rally Held In Times Square Calling For Same-Sex Marriage Rights Nationwide

    Adam Harrington
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Advocates rallied in Times Square Monday night in hopes of seeing same-sex marriage legalized nationwide, a day before the issue comes before the U.S. Supreme Court. Elected officials joined members of the clergy Monday in telling the crowd that it was time for the judges to decide that states can’t define marriage as only between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage is legal in 36 of 50 states – including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Those in attendance held signs saying “Marriage freedom means freedom for everyone.” Onlookers…
  • Violent Riots Break Out In Baltimore After Funeral For Man Who Died In Police Custody

    Adam Harrington
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:13 pm BALTIMORE (CBSNewYork/AP) — A violent showdown erupted late Monday afternoon in Baltimore, following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in police custody. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan early Monday evening declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in Baltimore. “Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs, who in a very senseless way, are trying to tear down what so many have fought for,” Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said at a news…
  • Police: Teen, Preteen Boys On Bikes Robbed Man In Central Park

    Adam Harrington
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:09 pm
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were searching for a group of preteen and teenage suspects who robbed a man of his cellphone in Central Park earlier this month. The 29-year-old man was jogging at 106th Street and West Drive in Central Park around 8:20 p.m., when nine suspects pulled up on bicycles and demanded his iPhone, police said. The suspects then tried to attempt to punch and grab the man, but he got away, police said. No weapons were displayed and no one was injured, police said. The suspects were described as boys between the ages of 12 and 17, police said. They were…
  • Authorities: Several Black Bear Sightings Reported In Springfield, N.J.

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There have been several sightings of black bears in a New Jersey town. Jeff and Jackie Shanes told CBS2’s Meg Baker that they had a ‘too close for comfort’ run-in with a black bear in their Springfield backyard. They hurried to their back windows and spotted the bear as it ran back into the woods, after it wandered into their yard at around 1 p.m. on Sunday. “You look up, there’s a bear, you usually don’t see that. We’ve been living here a number of…
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    NBC New York - Top Stories

  • Woman Finds Two-Way Mirror in Bar

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:54 pm
    A bar owner in suburban Chicago is defending the years-long use of a two-way mirror in the women's restroom with full view of the toilet."This is a giant funhouse, ladies and gentlemen," Ronnie Lotz told reporters Monday evening. "I put a lot of heart and soul into this business, and I am sorry to tell you this, but there is no hanky panky going on in that bathroom."The controversy surfaced when a comedian by the stage name of Tamale Rocks was performing a set at a bar in Chicago’s west suburbs when she visited the women’s restroom and noticed something strange…
  • Multiple Bear Sightings Over 2 Days Prompt Garbage Warning in NJ

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Authorities in one Bergen County town are urging residents to be mindful after police received multiple reports about a "small bear" roaming the area over the last two days.Police in Allendale say they are monitoring the situation.Bears are attracted to neighborhoods by the smell of garbage, police said, and reminded residents to properly secure any trash outside.Anyone who sees a wild animal should keep his or her distance, authorities caution, and make sure pets and children are brought inside until the animal leaves.Photo Credit: Valeria Gonzalez
  • Alleged Drunk Cop in Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Hiring New Attorney

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:09 pm
    A lawyer for the New Jersey police officer who law enforcement sources say had a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit when he hit a tractor-trailer head-on on a Staten Island highway last month, killing a fellow officer and a friend and critically injuring a third cop, says his client is in the process of hiring a new attorney and offered no comment on the case.The NYPD, which is investigating the March 20 wrong-way crash on the West Shore Expressway, also had no comment on the toxicology results of Pedro Abad Jr., which showed a blood alcohol level of .24 percent, according to…
  • Brooklyn Cocaine Delivery Ring Operated Out of Toyota Prius: DA

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Police arrested four people who they say allegedly delivered drugs to clients in several tiny Brooklyn neighborhoods out of a Toyota Prius. Francisco Frias, his cousin Mario Frias, Victoria Rivera and Rafael Velasquez were named in a 114-count indictment accusing them of conspiracy, operating as drug traffickers, drug possession near school grounds, other drug charges and weapons crimes. The Frias cousins and Velasquez face 15 years to life in prison, while Rivera faces up to 20 years behind bars.The four are accused of working in shifts to deliver cocaine 365 days a year to customers…
  • Harsher Punishments Proposed for "Swatters" in NY

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Officials on Long Island say prank "swatting" has become a dangerous trend, and now U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to increase jail terms for those who call 911 with false reports that prompt large emergency responses and waste law enforcement resources and time. Last week, a hoax sent 200 workers running from a Garden City office building when someone called police to report that a man with a gun was holding hostages inside.  Md. Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Baltimore Heavily armed police with K9 dogs searched the office building room by room, floor by floor, and…
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    Curbed National

  • Modern Homes: This Brawny Three-Pronged House Remixes the Suburban Yard

    Jenny Xie
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    All photos by Michael Moran/OTTO via Dezeen 36SML House, a new project completed by NYC-based studio Levenbetts on the Long Island hamlet of Amagansett, rejects the traditional suburban standard of front and backyards in favor of something radically radial. The house, which spins out from a central axis, takes the form of three connected wings that split up the sleeping quarters for parents, children, and guests on the interior. The three spokes simultaneously demarcate three different outdoor spaces: parking for vehicles, a vegetable garden, and a pool area. A driveway cuts through one wing…
  • Curbed LA: Now You Can Rent Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Old L.A. Pad Through Airbnb

    Asad Syrkett
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Kurt and Courtney via Getty Images The two-bedroom in Los Angeles where Kurt Cobain supposedly holed-up with Courtney Love from 1991 to 1992 and wrote songs for In Utero is now available on Airbnb. Considering that the famed punk and grunge venue in the Arts District where Nirvana sometimes played is now a yoga studio, becoming a short-term rental isn't a totally terrible fate for this tiny piece of rock history. Hypebeast says that the unit's current tenant didn't learn about the apartment's Cobain connection until after he signed his lease in 2011. For some reason, the link to the Nirvana…
  • Runways : Bob Hope's Iconic Palm Springs Estate to Host Louis Vuitton Fashion Show

    Jenny Xie
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    All photos via Zillow No one wants to buy legendary entertainer Bob Hope's Palm Springs house, a hulking John Lautner-designed spectacle that is now asking half the price it was when it first listed in 2013 (still a hefty $25M though!) The spaceship-like estate will be stealing the spotlight on May 6, however, when it becomes the backdrop for French fashion house Louis Vuitton's upcoming cruise show, an event that will draw more than 400 guests. Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton's director of women's collections, tells fashion trade publication WWD that the 1973 Lautner work is a "symbolic…
  • Curbed Seattle: If A Tom Kundig House is On Your Wishlist, You're in Luck

    Asad Syrkett
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    There's something about this Tom Kundig-designed 3-bedroom stunner in Seattle that just makes people want to sell it, so perhaps this your lucky day, reader. The home has twice previously been on the market (in May 2013 it was listed at $1.8M and then asked $2.2M in October of the same year). It came off the market in November but it's back again at that same asking price. The modern home was built "as a base-of-action for their travels and other pursuits," so perhaps it's no surprise to find it in transition so often. Eschewing doors and walls for windows and openness, it's a metal marvel…
  • Auction: You Can Buy a Le Corbusier Tapestry Meant for the Sydney Opera House

    Patrick Sisson
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Utzon wrote to Le Corbusier to express his happiness over this tapestry, made when the two were collaborating on the Sydney Opera House. "It has endowed our home with a beauty so exquisite that I am at a loss for the proper words to describe our feelings about it," the Danish architect wrote. Photo via Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers Danish architect and Pritzker Prize winner Jørn Oberg Utzon may be the least famous architect behind what's arguably one of the signature structure of the 20th century, the Sydney Opera House. Later this month, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in Dennark will put up some…
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    nyc BLOG estate | Manhattan Real Estate

  • The Luxury Collection

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Browse some of the most luxurious homes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Luxury CollectionManhattan Real Estate - nyc BLOG estate
  • Happy Earth Day 2015

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Go Green for Earth DayEarth photos by Astronaut Sunita Williamsphotos courtesy of Astronaut Sunita WilliamsGo Green for Earth DayManhattan, New York City "Green" "Eco" Environmental Friendly Real EstateGreen Manhattan CondosLiving Green at Home in ManhattanGreen Resources / ServicesTips for Greening Your Manhattan ApartmentGreen Real Estate GlossaryGo GreenProperty Tax Abatement for Going GreenNYC Residential Buildings "Go Green"Happy Earth Day! Greener Greater New York City!Nation's First Multi-Story Green Industrial Facility Opens In NYCEmpire State Building Going GreenLights Out: NYC…
  • Landmarking, Housing Production and Demographics in NYC

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    "Landmarking, Housing Production and Demographics in NYC." A study by REBNY (Real Estate Board of NY)OverviewNew York City’s Landmarks Law turns 50 this year, but unlike the City’s zoning code which has seen countless updates and revisions over its century-long history, the City’s Landmarks Law remains virtually unchanged since its inception.New York City’s Landmarks Law created four types of landmarks: individual, interior, scenic and historic districts—our study focused on individual landmarks and historic districts. For the Commission to designate an individual landmark or…
  • Brooklyn First Quarter 2015 Market Report

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    I am delighted to share with you  Q1 Brooklyn Report.  Inside you will find a detailed analysis of residential real estate sales that closed in Brooklyn in Q1 2015 (January 1stthrough March 31st).Key Findings of the First Quarter Report:·         Swift sales. Properties in Brooklyn are averaging only 64 days on the market. Busy open houses and multiple offers – frequently all-cash – were the norm. The number of signed contracts was up 19% over Q1 2014.·         Significantly higher…
  • Capital Gains and Selling Your Home

    8 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    The best tax break available today is for homeowners for selling their home.The other day I was speaking with a sophisticated business person who was surprised when I told him he had an automatic $250,000 capital gain exemption on the sale of his apartment and if married eligible for a $500,000 capital gain exclusion on the sale of their primary residence.I'm surprised every homeowner doesn't know this. Many home owners still believe they have to purchase another home to receive a tax benefit. All that changed in 1997.The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 - signed into law by…
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    City Room

  • New York Today: The Artist Was Present

    By Tatiana Schlossberg
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    Monday: A Park Slope mystery solved, a gray day, and Ulysses S. Grant's birthday.
  • Officer’s Indictment Is Protested

    By The New York Times
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Marchers on the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday condemned the February indictment of Peter Liang, 28, in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project in November.
  • In Full Bloom at Japanese Festival in Brooklyn

    By The New York Times
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:24 pm
    The annual Sakura Matsuri Festival was held over the weekend at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
  • The Stoop and the Universe

    By Alina Heim
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Metropolitan Diary: Conversation on a stoop ranges from small (first names, day jobs), to very large (the nature of God, and where we're all going).
  • A Big Machine Gets to Work

    By The New York Times
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:56 pm
    The I Lift New York Super Crane, brought in to help build the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge, on Friday made its inaugural lift: a pile cap.
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    NYY Homepage News

  • Teixeira's offensive tear earns him AL Player of Week nod

    Spencer Fordin
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Mark Teixeira is on a tear, and the baseball world has taken notice. Teixeira, the Yankees' first baseman, was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday for a performance that saw him hit .333 (8-for-24) with five home runs, 10 RBIs and six runs scored over his past seven games.
  • With 659 career homers, A-Rod one shy of Mays

    Bryan Hoch
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Alex Rodriguez hit the 659th home run of his Major League career on Sunday evening at Yankee Stadium, moving within one of tying Willie Mays (660) for fourth place on the home run list.
  • A-Rod paces offense as Yanks take series from Mets

    Anthony DiComo and Bryan Hoch
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Alex Rodriguez homered and drove in a pair of runs to pace the Yankees' attack against Jon Niese, helping to secure the first leg of the Subway Series with a 6-4 victory over the Mets on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
  • Yanks likely to use Whitley to give Tanaka extra day

    Bryan Hoch
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Chase Whitley is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to start on Tuesday, as the Yankees will incorporate a sixth starter to their rotation, part of a strategy in navigating a stretch that sees them play 30 games in 31 days.
  • Ellsbury sits out Subway Series finale with tight right hip

    Bryan Hoch
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Jacoby Ellsbury spent Sunday afternoon receiving treatment on his tight right hip and will watch the final game of the Subway Series from the bench, but manager Joe Girardi hopes to have the center fielder's services Monday against the Rays.
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    NYM Homepage News

  • With 'pen thriving, Parnell taking his time in rehab

    Anthony DiComo
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Most nights in Port St. Lucie, Fla., once he is finished with his daily rehab, Bobby Parnell fires up the Mets broadcast on his phone. In that manner, he has taken notice of a bullpen that entered Monday's play second in the National League in ERA, despite the absences of Parnell, Vic Black, Josh Edgin and Jenrry Mejia. Jeurys Familia in particular has thrived in the closer's role that used to belong to Parnell.
  • Mets ready to forget mistake-filled 'bad night'

    Joe Trezza
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By a conservative count, the Mets allowed the Yankees at least six extra outs due to physical and mental mistakes on both sides of the field in Sunday's 6-4 loss.
  • Niese wishes he 'could have a couple pitches back'

    Anthony DiComo
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Though his defense did not do much to help him, committing four errors that resulted in a pair of unearned runs, Jon Niese bemoaned his own pitch selection and location in giving up four earned runs as well, resulting in a 6-4 loss to the Yankees.
  • Niese, Mets fall short in bid to take series from Yanks

    Anthony DiComo and Bryan Hoch
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Alex Rodriguez homered and drove in a pair of runs to pace the Yankees' attack against Jon Niese, helping to secure the first leg of the Subway Series with a 6-4 victory over the Mets on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
  • Collins hoping to have Wright back on Saturday

    Anthony DiComo
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Rather than watch Sunday night's Subway Series finale from the dugout, where he had spent each of the previous two games, Mets third baseman David Wright caught a flight down to Florida. There, he plans to begin participating in baseball activities Monday for the first time since straining his right hamstring on April 14.
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    Rangers Recent Headlines

  • Rick Nash Named 2014-15 Team MVP and Winner of the Players' Player Award

    9 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    NEW YORK, April 9, 2015 – The New York Rangers announced that Rick Nash has been named the Rangers’ MVP and received the Players’ Player Award for the 2014-15 season. For the second consecutive season, one Ranger has been selected as both the R...
  • Rangers Agree to Terms With Brady Skjei

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Brady Skjei on an entry-level contract. Skjei, 21, skated in 33 games with the University of ...
  • Rangers Reassign Chris Summers to Hartford

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has reassigned defenseman Chris Summers to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Summers tied for the team...
  • Rangers Assign Mackenzie Skapski to Hartford

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

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

  • National Babe Ruth Day: Looking back on the Babe's life

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    April 27 is National Babe Ruth Day, which is a great excuse to look at some fantastic old photos from the Babe's days in the Bronx.
  • Sports' lamest injuries: Scooter Gennett cuts hand while showering

    21 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    Athletes are the pinnacle of grace and coordination. But off the field, they can be just as clumsy as the rest of us. Check out some of the lamest injuries in sports history.
  • Jackie Robinson: A life in pictures

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Jackie Robinson moved up to the major leagues and was subjected to fierce racism, but kept his promise to Branch Rickey to hold his temper, opening the door for other black baseball players. On April 15, 1947, Robinson made history when he made his debut as the first African American to play in Major League Baseball for the Dodgers, 68 years ago.
  • Professional athletes who have served prison time

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    They may have been at the top of their respective games, but the lives of these professional athletes quickly fell apart. From murders to drug trafficking, see which athletes served time in jail for committing serious crimes ...
  • Mets, deGrom blank Phillies in 2015 home opener

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Expectations were high for the 2015 home opener at Citi Field, and the Mets delivered with a 2-0 win over the Phillies.
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  • Thousands Wait On Line For Hours To Get Into All-Night Philosophy Party

    Joanna Purpich
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:15 pm
       On Friday night, thousands of people lined up around East 79th Street and 5th Avenue and stood for hours in chilly temperatures, waiting to hear 20-minute lectures with titles like Subjectivity in Kierkegaard and Buddhism and Metaphysical Daring as a Post-human Survival Strategy. [ more › ]
  • Video Appears To Show Cop Using Chokehold During Queens Casino Brawl

    Nathan Tempey
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Videos shot in the Resorts World Casino in Queens and posted on YouTube Saturday show a wild brawl break out among the slot machines, and then a police officer apparently bringing a man to the floor with a chokehold. [ more › ]
  • Stroller-Pushing Bike Thief Has Allegedly Stolen $16K In Bikes

    Emma Whitford
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Police have identified the man who allegedly brought two small children on a bike-stealing mission on the Upper East Side this month, and investigators believe he's stolen roughly $16,000 worth of bicycles since October. [ more › ]
  • Westway Nightclub To Be Replaced By Desperately-Needed Condos

    Sandra Song
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Westway, the Manhattan strip club turned actual dance club, is closing on July 1st to make way for—what else—luxury condos. [ more › ]
  • Jezebel Editor Randomly Punched In Williamsburg

    Emma Whitford
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Jezebel managing editor Erin Gloria Ryan was punched in the head without provocation while walking in Williamsburg on Friday night. The 31-year-old was walking alone on North Sixth Street around 10:40 p.m. when she was allegedly struck by Mariah Correa, a 20-year-old woman to whom Ryan had no relation. [ more › ]
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  • Maryland Governor Declares State of Emergency in Baltimore

    Gabrielle Bluestone
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Maryland governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Baltimore Monday evening, activating the National Guard to respond to the violent protests that erupted in the wake of Freddie Gray’s funeral.Read more...
  • Sandler Producers Caught on Camera Arguing With Native American Extras

    Jordan Sargent on Defamer, shared by Leah Beckmann to Gawker
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    You have read the jokes in Adam Sandler’s upcoming Netflix movie The Ridiculous Six that caused Native American extras to walk off the set . Now, you can see a video of Sandler’s producers arguing with the group of Native Americans. “Here’s the thing,” one producer appears to tell the actors in the cell phone footage. “If you’re overly sensitive about it then you should leave.”Read more...
  • Ariana Grande's Giant Pumpkin Stalker Got Arrested Trying to See Her

    Jay Hathaway
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    You may have thought a psychiatric hold would stop the obsessed man who’s been stalking Ariana Grande and once sent her a 42-pound pumpkin , but no mere institution can hold his love. Read more...
  • A Non-Comprehensive List Of Celebrities Who Self-Identify As Nerds

    Bobby Finger on Jezebel, shared by Leah Finnegan to Gawker
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Celebrities love self-identifying as nerds. They just love it! Put a microphone in front of a celebrity and I’d guess there’s a one in five chance that celebrity is going to work in the fact that they are a nerd. There are two explanations for this:Read more...
  • This Radioactive Fox Made a Good-Looking Sandwich

    Dayna Evans
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Foxes are shrewd, solitary creatures. They use the earth’s magnetic field to hunt. They are the beloved stars of many children’s books and animated films. And when they live in radioactive areas, some foxes, it would seem, develop the useful skill of sandwich-making. Who knew?Read more...
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  • The Woman Who Shaped The Las Vegas Skyline

    Suzi Steffen
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    “Baron Haussmann was lucky enough to be hanging around Paris at the exact moment Napoleon III thought it could do with a refit. Christopher Wren had the good fortune to be alive at the time of Britain’s worst bakery fire. And Betty Willis happened to be working for a sign manufacturer in Las Vegas when the twin forces of modish Googie architecture and the leisure era came together to cut it a singularly brash neon destiny.”
  • What’s So Great About Young Writers?

    Suzi Steffen
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    “Youthful achievement is often linked to privilege. Not everyone can afford to write when young. Some are already working more than one job. Others are raising children, as I was for many years. Still others may not feel safe expressing themselves, for any number of reasons.”
  • Common Core Prioritizes The Arts In Standardized Test Prep

    Suzi Steffen
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    “A growing number of big cities, including New York, are increasing money for their arts programs as they roll out Common Core.”
  • Why Museums Need To Partner With – Not Just Consult – Native Peoples For ‘Native American’ Exhibits

    Suzi Steffen
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    “Asserting Native voice in the exhibition is represented by gigantic blow-up photographs of Native people in the exhibition, quotes, videos, interviews, representation in the gift shop, participation in the catalog, is inaccurate and disingenuous.”
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum Is (Finally?) Getting An Update

    Suzi Steffen
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    Though it used to end the immigration story in 1954, “the museum will leap more than 60 years forward with the opening of two new galleries in what had once been the station’s kitchen and laundry. They pick up the narrative where it was left off.”
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    Eater NY - All

  • BBQ Blowout Returns With Greenpoint Fish & Lobster; Crawfish Boils at The Redhead

    Layla Khabiri
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Plus, Emily is launching a chicken wings happy hour, and tickets for the Wine on Wheels benefit are now on sale. WILLIAMSBURG — On May 12, Finger on the Pulse's summer BBQ Blowout series returns to Good Co. For the first one, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster will be serving grilled fish tacos and chips and salsa. As always, tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door for a plate of food, a Brooklyn Brewery beer, and a shot of Jameson. The festivities (with a DJ) last from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. [Eaterwire] EAST VILLAGE — The Redhead will be hosting crawfish boils for the first three Sundays in…
  • Leyenda, a Latin Bar from Clover Club's Julie Reiner and Ivy Mix, Opens Next Month

    Marguerite Preston
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Get ready for upscale tropical cocktails and Latin bar food. Since February, cocktail pro Julie Reiner has been at work on a new "pan-Latin" bar and restaurant not far from her Cobble Hill drinking institution Clover Club. Originally, she and business partner Susan Fedroff called the restaurant Sagrada BK, but now, according to a recent release, it has been rechristened Leyenda, and is slated to open mid-May. The cocktail menu is being developed by another expert mixologist and longtime bartender at Clover Club, Ivy Mix, who is taking charge of Leyenda with Reiner and partners backing her.
  • Opening Alert: Eli Zabar Adds a Wine Bar to His Empire With Eli's Essentials

    Layla Khabiri
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    An abbreviated 50-bottle list and plenty of bar snacks. Eli Zabar's daytime takeaway shop Eli's Essentials, which opened a couple of months ago, debuts its adjacent wine bar tonight on the Upper East Side. During the day the ground floor will still be a cafe, but at night now the retail section goes dark, and the attached space serves and small plates from its open kitchen. An upstairs mezzanine also debuts tonight, where there's more seating at leather banquettes and zinc tables. Though Eli Zabar is an icon of the city's grocery scene, the man also knows his wine, so a bar like this makes…
  • Hudson Garden Grill, a Stephen Starr Restaurant Planted in the Botanical Garden

    Layla Khabiri
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
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  • Tavern on the Green Made More Than Expected Its First Year, But Isn't Home Free Yet

    Marguerite Preston
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    The Central Park restaurant made over $17.5 million, despite all its troubles. Despite a rocky first year in the kitchen, the newly reopened Tavern on the Green is still raking in loads of money, according to co-owner Jim Caiola and to recent data that the Post pulled from the Parks Department. The city's numbers show that the sprawling, historic Central Park restaurant made $15.4 million in revenue in its first 10 months in business, and now that it's reached the one year mark, Caiola says it's made even more than the $17.5 million in revenue that he and partner David Salama projected it…
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    Racked NY - All

  • Your First Look at Nicholas Kirkwood's Sample Sale ($149 Shoes!)

    Megan Soll
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:57 pm
    View this gallery here.
  • A Brow Bar Pops Up In Union Square, The Vintage Twin Comes to Soho

    Rebecca Jennings
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Your daily roundup of the best fashion events coming up. UNION SQUARE—In need of a serious brow touch-up? Esthetician and ex-model Sarah West will be at Ling Skincare and Spa for tins and tweezes this Thursday, April 30th. To schedule your appointment for a tint & tweeze ($50) or a tint & tweeze plus the instant lift bar ($80), head here. SOHO—As usual, the Vintage Twin will be popping up yet again for a week, but this time in a new Soho location at 138 Wooster Street. Today through May 4th, find spring selections like painted Levi's, leather jackets, vintage tees, and naturally,…
  • Film Biz Recycling, One of NYC's Best Shopping Secrets, Is Closing

    Rebecca Jennings
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    If you haven't already experienced the labyrinthine treasure trove that is Film Biz Recycling, you've only got until June 21st. The enormous underground warehouse in Gowanus—where shoppers can purchase old furniture, sets, art, books, clothing, and esoteric tchotchkes used in theater and film productions—is closing its doors due to lack of sufficient funding, Gothamist reports. But! As with any good store closing, there will be sales. Between May 11th and 23rd, everything in the store will be 25% off, while between May 25th and June 6th it'll be 50% off. Then from June 8th through…
  • Huge Discounts for Those Who Brave the Yigal Azrouël Sale

    Megan Soll
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:57 pm
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  • Sample Sale Ethics: Racked New York's Rules for Coverage

    Racked Staff
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sample sale season is in full swing, and for the next two months we'll be devoting a good chunk of our coverage to the sales—from where the best deals are to which aren't worth your time. To kick things off, we've decided to spell out all of our policies. 1. First, the goal of our sample sale coverage is to provide a useful and comprehensive guide to one of the most unique, most entertaining parts of shopping in New York City. Every effort is made to ensure accurate coverage. If you spot a factual error, please let us know: 2. Sales appear on the site based on our…
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    The Cut

  • New Designers & Photographers Honored at Hyères

    Kristin Tice Studeman
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The Hyères Festival in the South of France wrapped up this weekend — with ten talented young photographers and ten designers competing for the grand prize in each respective category. (The prize money totals 15,000 euros, along with — for the fashion winner — an opportunity to collaborate with Chanel’s ... More »
  • Instagram, Please #FreetheEggplantEmoji

    Allison P. Davis
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Instagram announced some fun and sexy new features today: three new filters I won’t use because Valencia or die, and the ability to use emoji in hashtags. That’s right, now you can tag your posts with the pizza-slice emoji or see where a search for the peach/butt emoji takes you. ... More »
  • The Most Iconic Studio 54 Photo Is a Big Lie

    Allison P. Davis
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    There are certain stories we've been told that we just need to be true. We take comfort in their solid truthiness and accept them as fact. One such tale: In 1977,  Bianca Jagger rode a majestic white horse into her 30th birthday at Studio 54 and it was glamorous. We ... More »
  • Soon, We’ll Be Able to Grow Our Own Handbags

    Hattie Crisell
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:46 pm
    If you’re not feeling freaked out enough by how quickly we’re hurtling into the future, consider the latest news from the world of technology: It’s now technically possible to grow a real leather handbag in a lab.Sophie Hackford, director of WIRED Consulting, spoke at last week’s Condé Nast Luxury Conference ... More »
  • The Illustrator Who Dreams Up Fanciful Sneaker Collaborations

    Véronique Hyland
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    There's a new theme every day on It's Vintage. Read more articles on today's topic: Sneakerheads. On the heels of Crepe City, London's massive sneakerhead-fest, Lyst enlisted Polish illustrator Olka Osadzińska — known for her cultish sneaker drawings and the three signature shoe designs she has done with Reebok — ... More »
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    Streetsblog New York City

  • Bay Ridge CB Overwhelmingly Backs Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Safety Fixes

    Stephen Miller
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements are coming to Bay Ridge after a pair of votes at Brooklyn Community Board 10 last week. It’s a turnaround from just a few years ago, when the board gained a reputation as one of the most anti-bike in the city. After years of work at the community board, bike lanes are coming to Bay Ridge. Map: DOT [PDF]After voting down a 2011 DOT proposal to add bike lanes to Bay Ridge Parkway, CB 10 went back to the drawing board and came up with its own list of streets where it wanted bike lanes. DOT came back with a plan last summer, and the plan…
  • You Can Help Make State DOTs Accountable for How They Spend

    Angie Schmitt
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    States have failed to prioritize maintenance instead of expansion. Will new standards help? Image: Smart Growth America Pressure is mounting on the president and Congress to keep roads and bridges from falling apart by increasing transportation funding. But a big part of the problem is states, which receive the lion’s share of federal transportation funds but opt to spend most on new roads, instead of maintaining existing infrastructure. Between 2009 and 2011, states spent just 45 percent of their highway money maintaining the 8,822 miles of roads that they control, according to…
  • This Week: Final Two Woodhaven-Cross Bay SBS Workshops

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    It’s a big week for bus planning, with an update on Utica Avenue Select Bus Service and opportunities to weigh in on SBS plans for Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards on tap. Also: check out plans for the Prospect Heights Slow zOne and offer your input on how to improve Mosholu Parkway. Here are the highlights. Check the calendar for the full listing of events: Tuesday: DOT is presenting its plans to install the Prospect Heights neighborhood Slow Zone at the Brooklyn Community Board 8 transportation committee and its plans for Utica Avenue Select Bus Service at the Brooklyn Community…
  • NYC DOT Needs to Turn On the Rest of Its Speed Cameras ASAP

    Brad Aaron
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Total traffic injuries and fatalities in NYC declined in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, according to NYPD crash data. While it’s too early to isolate the effect of the city’s speed camera program on street safety, the available evidence strongly suggests cameras are a factor in the city’s continued improvement. And yet more than half the speed cameras at NYC DOT’s disposal are still dormant. If speed cams are saving people’s lives, then the sloth-like rollout is also costing lives. As of the end of March, there were 40…
  • Is Your City Making Full Use of Existing Transit Investments?

    Angie Schmitt
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    In Chicago, fewer people are living near transit, though rising rents indicate demand is high. Graph: Metropolitan Council Chicago’s rail transit infrastructure has a lot of unused capacity, Yonah Freemark wrote last week on the blog of the Metropolitan Planning Council, and making use of it might be cheaper and easier than expanding the system. Some of Chicago’s most transit-accessible neighborhoods are barely growing, but rents are rising fast, Freemark reported, an indication that additional transit-oriented housing could be supported. Unfortunately, zoning laws limit new…
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    Midtown Lunch

  • New Teriyaki Boy is Pricier, but Still Good

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    I wasn’t in Midtown for the heyday of Teriyaki Boy, but I’ve heard good things, especially about their $3.99 lunch special. That offer may be gone, as are most of their locations, but I have been to the new Teriyaki Boy on 45th and 2nd, my friends, and it is good. The menu at this [...]
  • 41st St Cafe Duke Shutters

    Chris H.
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    As noted by ML comment-er D, the 41st and Broadway Cafe Duke has shuttered and has been gutted inside. While Cafe Duke was never truly a great ML lunch, I thought that it was better than most options in the area, especially if I needed a quick and convenient soondubu fix. Less notably, the Baja [...]
  • Absolute Greek Enters the Ring As Yet Another Blue Greek Truck in Midtown

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    I stumbled across yet another “Greek blue” truck in midtown – this one on 47th between Park and Lex – and snapped a few photos for y’all (I was committed to eating kielbasa to celebrate dyngus day). Pictures of the menu after the jump… Plenty of specials and nearly the entire menu at or under [...]
  • Help Bring Gourmet Italian Coffee to the Streets of Rockefeller Center

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    A former employee from Wafels & Dinges is starting his own gourmet coffee cart near Rockefeller Center. Jared Domingos has worked for the waffle company for five years and is now starting his own business. He mentioned the idea to me many years ago at one of the events for the Street Vendor Project (where [...]
  • New Bluestone Lane Offers Australian Coffee and Avocado Smashes

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    If you’ve been far enough back in the Trini Paki cart line recently, you’ve noticed that Bluestone Lane is now open in the old STK Out kiosk. The Australian coffee outfit has already reached the coffee masses with their three other locations in the city, most notably one in Midtown East and in the Financial District. The focus here, of [...]
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  • Best Nightclub

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
    To avoid the chaos of Wythe Avenue’s megaclub row, North Brooklynites have found solace at Good Room.
  • Best Forest Hills Tiki Lounge

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Tiki freaks, rejoice! End of the Century’s ace drinks will take you back.
  • Best First-Date Bar

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
    The vibe at La Bodega 47 Social Club is sexier than that of your corner store.
  • Best New Local

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Weeknights at Casablanca Cocktail Lounge are relaxed, while on weekends you may encounter a full-on dance party.
  • Best Bronx Taproom

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The Bronx Brewery’s homespun taproom opened in Port Morris in October.
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  • Monday Blogwrap: Parkside Plaza Facelift Happens This Weekend

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
  • Closing Bell: Stop N’ Swap in Park Slope

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Next month, GrowNYC will host a Stop N’ Swap in Park Slope, where attendees can exchange items such as clothes, books, toys, shoes and housewares. Stop by the Old Stone House on Saturday, May 16, from 12 pm to 3pm to donate or pick out something free. Items should be clean…
  • Building of the Day: 1044-1046 Sterling Place — Twin Houses Like No Others

    Montrose Morris
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 1044-1046 Sterling Place Cross Streets: Brooklyn and Kingston avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: 1892-1900 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: King & Symonds Other buildings by architect: Many railroad buildings such as train depots, round houses, pumping stations for Adirondack & St. Lawrence Railroad, as well…
  • Swallow Cafe to Open in Old Tripoli Spot on Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Swallow Cafe will open its third outpost this week, this time in Cobble Hill, at 156 Atlantic Avenue, where the Lebanese restaurant Tripoli has been for decades. Tripoli is not closing; the two businesses will share the space, according to the signage in the window. Swallow Cafe will serve breakfast and lunch…
  • House of the Day: 228 17th Street

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    This Greenwood Heights brownstone at 228 17th Street has details galore, including some remarkable mantels and medallions. It’s Italianate with Neo-Grec touches. There are five slate mantels, original shutters, stained glass, pocket doors, and on and on. The owner’s kitchen has been updated, and there is a Victorian style bath with…
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    Amy Langfield

  • Selfie stick ban

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
      Museums start selfie stick bans (Mashable, February 2015)
  • New York Wheel

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    NYC joins race for world’s tallest Ferris wheel (Mashable, April 2015)  
  • Travel reward cards

    21 Apr 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Reward Credit Cards (Travel + Leisure, May 2015)
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    Serious Eats: New York

  • Leave the Taco, Take the Cemita: Why NYC's Tortas Beat its Tortillas Every Time

    Craig Cavallo
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Unlike in Mexico (not to mention LA, San Francisco, and Chicago), New York lacks a quality tortilla industry. The corn isn't the same. The nixtamalization process, which breaks down the gluey hemicellulose in corn, is different here, and the common practice in Mexico of using a natural alkaline called tequesquite, isn't a thing here. But New York has an upside: great sandwich bread. Read More
  • New York Beer: 7 Must-Visit Outer Borough Breweries

    Anne Becerra
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you live in New York, you've probably visited Brooklyn Brewery. But the outer boroughs have lots of fantastic new and lesser-known breweries, too—spots that'll get you excited about today's beer scene. Here are seven impressive breweries to add to your next beer crawl, plus tips on what to drink when you arrive. Read More
  • The Best Chocolate Babka in NYC, 2015 Edition

    Niko Triantafillou
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Much has changed since our first babka survey of New York five years ago, and there are more ambitious contenders for the Best Babka crown than ever before. Here are our votes on the best. Read More
  • Inside the Mexican Pantry of New York's Top Pueblan Restaurant

    Chris E. Crowley
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The pantry of Dennise Chavez's Carnitas El Atoradero puts the rest of New York's Mexican kitchens to shame. While the city is home to the largest concentration of Poblanos outside Puebla, it's still difficult to find fresh, quality chilies, herbs, and spices. Here are just a few of the ingredients that go into her jawdropping moles and Pueblan dishes. Read More
  • Why the Knish Became New York's Miss Congeniality

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

    Fred Wilson
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    When a disaster strikes, caring people all over the world seek ways they can help. Usually that means giving funds to a global relief organization like the Red Cross. But in the age of crowdfunding, giving to relief efforts takes on an entirely new flavor. You can see that in action on our portfolio company CrowdRise’s service this morning. Crowdfunding means you can target your giving with more granularity. You can give to this family in the US raising money to help their relatives in Nepal, who are now living in a temporary tent and are in desperate need for help. You can give to this…
  • The Lesson Of Title II and Time Warner Cable: Markets Have Two Sides

    Fred Wilson
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    On thursday of this past week, I attended a small gathering of academics and policy makers who follow the technology sector. During that gathering, the news came out that the Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable was falling apart due to regulatory opposition. The conversation turned to the reasons why this happened. I surmised that the reason for both the failure of Comcast/Time Warner Cable and the success of the Title II debate several months ago is that regulators and policy makers now understand that markets have two sides and you can’t just look at the consumer facing side of…
  • Video Of The Week: Albert’s TEDx Talk

    Fred Wilson
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    My partner Albert gave this TEDx talk earlier this year. Somehow I missed it until this morning when I was looking around YouTube for something to post. I’ve heard Albert articulate all of these ideas for years. He’s influenced my thinking on them greatly and I’ve gone from dismissive, to skeptical, to supportive of experimenting with them. I suspect you will move in that direction too after watching this short (17mins) talk:
  • Fun Friday: Teach A Kid To Code

    Fred Wilson
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
    You know what is fun? It’s fun to show somebody how to do something powerful. It’s fun to give somebody the superpowers you have. So if you know how to code, it’s really fun to teach kids how to do it. And if you want to have that kind of fun, you should check out a program called TEALS. I’ve written about TEALS before here at AVC, but in short, you stop by a school on the way to work and teach a first period computer science class in combination with a teacher who works in the school. There’s a bit more to it than that and if you want to learn more there are two…
  • Project Fi

    Fred Wilson
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    One of the areas we are investing in and trying to build a portfolio around is next gen internet access. We have one investment and are close to another. We’d like to build a portfolio of a number of innovative and disruptive approaches to broadband internet access in the next few years. So any new service that attempts to make internet access easier and better is of interest to me. AVC regular John Revay sent me an email today asking if I’m going to get a Project Fi account. I told him I was thinking about it. Right now it is invite only. I’ve put in a request for an invite…
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    WordPress Tag: New York City

  • Queeen Pillowtop Mattress, Boxspring, and Bed Frame

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    I’m moving and need to downsize the bed. It’s a clean, quality mattress. Queen size. The
  • Monday Mix

    Ali Grace
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Turquoise. Bone. Brass. Sterling.
  • DuPont Shares Rise After Proxy Adviser Backs Nelson Peltz by MICHAEL J. de la MERCED

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Nicky Kundnani recommends New York Times’ new Business Day article By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED The backing of I.S.S. is a big win for Mr. Peltz and his Trian Fund Management as they engage in a bitter fight over the board of the chemical company. Published: April 28, 2015 at 12:00AM from NYT Business Day
  • 4.27.15 Headline News From Rev Cesidio Tallini, Universal One Church, International Ambassador, NGO Committee Representative of the United Nations

    Universal One Church
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    CLICK HERE TO GET ORDAINED TODAY BY THE #1 ORDINATION SERVICE ONLINE Rev Dr Cesidio Tallini, D.D., International Amabassador and Representative Committee of Religious NGO’s to the United Nations for the Universal One Church The Hon Most Rev Dr Cesidio Tallini is the Governor of the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA). He is also known as Sachem Wequarran Archimedes; is the Sachem (or Paramount Chief) of the Ryamecah Confederation; and is also the Meddís Túvtiks (meaning Chief Magistrate in the ancient Oscan language) of the Hernici Tribe. Tallini is also the…
  • Photo of the Week #244

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Yesterday the Lustgarten Foundation held its most successful New York City walk yet, raising over $400,000 for research to fight pancreatic cancer, the deadliest of cancers. More than 1,500 participants gathered on the beautiful spring morning, starting at Pier 84 in Manhattan and walking south along the Hudson River. To get this shot, I hauled a ladder to a spot that would allow me to capture the line of walkers leading to the tall NYC buildings on the horizon. This is a good example of when one should use a flash outdoors. Because I was shooting into the sun, I needed a burst of light to…
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  • New York City taxi tycoon threw his kid an epic bar mitzvah with a private Nicki Minaj concert

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:07 pm
    A New York taxi cab medallion mogul threw his son an epic bar mitzvah party this weekend complete with a private Nicki Minaj performance. The lucky kid’s name is Matt Murstein. Matt’s father is Andrew Murstein is the founder, president, and largest shareholder of Medallion Financial Corp. — a publicly traded company with a about $259 million market cap. Andrew Murstein is the co-owner of NASCAR team Richard Petty Motorsports and the majority owner of professional lacrosse team New York Lizards. Matt is a big Nicki Minaj fan, sources said. During the private show, Minaj performed…
  • NYC set to hand over $80 Million to Nissan

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    The de Blasio administration is set to fork over more than $1 billion to resolve a handful of budget-busting court cases, according to internal government documents obtained exclusively by The Post. Looming payouts include a $300 million to plaintiffs in a long-running civil-rights suit against the Department of Education, $80 million to Nissan if the city fails to roll out the “Taxi of Tomorrow,” and $20 million to victims of the NYPD’s infamous “Mafia Cops.” The documents provide the most complete case-by-case accounting of potential legal hits against the city that has ever been…
  • Inside Gene Freidman’s Super Secret Taxi Bailout Meeting

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Ydanis Rodriguez, the chair of New York City Council Transportation Committee, addresses the crowd of bankers and medallion owners. He has been a loyal ally of the traditional taxi business. The Observer has been reporting on a secret meeting scheduled by taxi kingpin Evgeny “Gene” Freidman to meet with bankers who finance the buying of medallions that enable yellow cabs to pick up street hails. The business is under assault from Uber and other ride-sharing apps, which Mr. Freidman accuse of skirting the voluminous regulations that he and other medallion owners are forced to follow. The…
  • Attorney General to Smack Taxi Mogul Gene Freidman with Lawsuit

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    According to a source with knowledge of the Attorney General’s plans, tomorrow Eric Schneiderman will file suit against New York City taxi magnate Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, the single largest holder of medallions in the city. In late 2013, Mr. Freidman settled a suit brought by Mr. Schneiderman that alleged that Mr. Freidman’s companies consistently overcharged drivers and imposed improper fees that violated TLC rules. The improper fees were things like “shift excess time surcharge” fees of $3.50 per shift that Mr. Freidman charged drivers who leased his vehicles or medallions. That…
  • Potential seat-belt law is part of the Vision Zero plan

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Cab passengers who don’t wear seatbelts in the front seat of a taxi could face a fine under state legislation City Hall will push for in Albany, officials said. Riders could also be penalized if they have a child under 16 without a seatbelt. The recommendation on changing state vehicle law will come in a report on Vision Zero that will be released by City Hall later today. City officials will work with Albany legislators to change the law, according to a spokesman for Mayor de Blasio. Fines would be comparable to a passenger not wearing a seatbelt in a car that’s not a cab. They would…
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    Inside the Apple

  • Postcard Thursday: "Saving Place"

    Michelle and James Nevius
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    This idealized postcard view of Penn Station was published in 1908, two years before the station opened.This past Sunday, April 19, marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the New York City Landmarks law and to celebrate, the Museum of the City of New York has launched a new exhibition, “Saving Place.”While the exhibit covers the history of preservation in the city from the 19th century onward, it’s hard to get excited about it. The layout is cramped, the photographs on display are generally very small, and equal emphasis is given to every battle, large or small. That’s not to…
  • REMINDER: Abraham Lincoln's NY Walking Tour This Saturday

    Michelle and James Nevius
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    THIS SATURDAY...Explore Abraham Lincoln's New York on the 150th Anniversaryof the day his body lay in state at City HallABRAHAM LINCOLN'S NEW YORK:A Walking Tour with James Nevius author ofFootprints in New York and Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York CitySaturday, April 25, at 1:00 p.m.$20 per person (or include a copy of Footprints in New York for an additional $10 per person)On April 25, 1865, Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession wended its way through Manhattan so that the president could lay in state at City Hall. Just ten days earlier, the president had been…
  • Postcard Thursday: "Lincoln's Death Chair"

    Michelle and James Nevius
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    In keeping with the theme of the week, we present the slightly macabre postcard (above) of the chair Lincoln was sitting in at Ford's Theater when he was shot.The chair now resides at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan (see our own photo of it, below), safely ensconced inside. But that wasn't always the case.When Henry Ford started his museum (then called the Edison Institute), there were two components: an indoor space dedicated to science and progress, and an outdoor collection of historic buildings creating an idyllic, small town landscape. At the center of what Ford dubbed…
  • Lincoln and Seward ASSASSINATED!!

    Michelle and James Nevius
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    We've always found it interesting the definition of the word "assassinated" has changed so much over time. Today marks a somber anniversary -- it has been 150 years since John Wilkes Booth burst into the box at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC, and shot President Abraham Lincoln, who died the next morning. As you can see above, newspapers were reporting that both Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward had been assassinated. This wasn't a rush to report the news that later needed to be corrected; in 1865, "assassinate" meant to attempt to kill someone for political purposes. You could…
  • Postcard Thursday: Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Michelle and James Nevius
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    Grant's Tomb and ferry landing, seen from the Hudson.One hundred fifty years ago today, on April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, ending the bloody Civil War.The day before, Lee had written to Grant:To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army, but, as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desired to know whether your proposals would lead to that end....Around 5:00 a.m. on April 9th, Grant dashed off a reply:I have not authority to treat on the subject of peace. The meeting proposed for 10 A.M. to-day…
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    Mommy Poppins - Things to Do in NYC with Kids

  • NYC Festivals, Street Fairs and Carnivals for May 2015

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    There are street fairs and then there are street fairs. We don't mean those random ones selling irregular socks and fried Oreos; we're talking about true community festivals. Each one is unique, reflecting the character of its neighborhood, and many feature rides, performances, activities and food. The hard part, of course, is knowing which is which, but don't worry, we've taken the guesswork out of it for you. We've gone through the city's list of festivals, street fairs and carnivals for the month of May and put together a roundup of top picks. Though we received the bad news that seasonal…
  • Community Staple Raising Astoria Reopens with Drop-in Playtime & Kids' Classes in Queens

    Bethany Braun
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:34 am
    When Raising Astoria originally opened in 2012, it offered the Astoria community a great local spot for kids' consignment and fun classes. However, this past February it closed for upgrades and changes. As owners Kim and Laurie put it, they were letting the needs of the community define their mission—and that continues to be true. Many local parents helped Raising Astoria transform from a store into a kids' enrichment destination by helping clean out the consignment shop, along with other odds and ends. While kids missed the classes during the transition, the reopening was a great,…
  • Weekday Event Picks for NYC Kids: Cherry Blossoms, Storytelling & Must-See Theater April 27-May 1

    Stephanie Ogozalek
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    There is a lot of great family entertainment on tap this week. Watch a FREE performance by storyteller LuAnn Adams, catch New York City Children's Theater's musical, A Band of Angels, about the historic Fisk Jubilee Singers or take your tot to the Treehouse Shakers' interactive farm-themed show Hatched. Although we only highlight one event per day in this post, you can find plenty of other options in our Event Calendar and our Spring Fun Guide.
  • How Different Is What We Expected of First Graders in 1979 From Today's Common Core?

    Mommy Poppins
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    This year almost 200,000 kids in New York State chose to opt out of the standardized state tests for grades 3 through 8. That’s a whopping 15% and almost four times the number that opted out last year. The growing dissent over the Common Core and high-stakes testing has been visible in article after article citing despicable practices, product placement and age-inappropriate questions. While I think most parents are in favor of high standards for kids, there’s obviously a lot of frustration with how the Common Core is being implemented, and it raises the question of what our standards…
  • This Week: A Night at the Museum, a Jazz Concert and Tribeca Street Fair

    Ravelle Worthington
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Outdoor fun, plus lots of cool kids' culture makes for a packed week of awesome activities. There's even a global food crawl—no plane tickets necessary!  Festivities for the Tribeca Film Festival continue with the Family Street Fair and ESPN Sports Day happening this Saturday. Kids can also celebrate the arts with the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert in nearby New Jersey, or take a day trip to Planting Fields in Long Island for its Arbor Day Family Festival, complete with live shows and a petting zoo. You'll also find live animals, along with other surprises, at A Night at the Yale Peabody…
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    Walking Off the Big Apple

  • On the Western Frontier: A Walk to the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line

    Teri Tynes
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    This walk encompasses the new Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line. The museum sits at the south end of the High Line in the Meatpacking District on the western side of Manhattan, affording views of the Hudson River. Just to the north, the Chelsea Gallery District straddles the High Line, so the elevated park affords convenient access to tangential art strolls. The north end of the tracks, self-seeding and intentionally bereft of plant cultivation, winds west to the river and then over to the vast urban redevelopment project known as Hudson Yards and to the Javits Convention…
  • Strolling The Battery and Financial District: Views and Spectacles of the New and Old City

    Teri Tynes
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:26 pm
    This walk encompasses the World Trade Center site, Brookfield Place (World Financial Center), the Battery Esplanade, Pier A, and Stone Street. The 2.25 mile walk begins at the E train World Trade Center station and ends at the renovated Fulton Transit Center on Broadway.A long time ago I stopped updating this website on a regular basis. I had assumed a full-time job in the city and then moved to the upper reaches of Manhattan. With a 9-to-5 job, I found it challenging to keep up with the city, especially anywhere in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Furthermore, the long snowy winter fairly wrecked…
  • A Ride and a Walk to BBQ in Red Hook, Brooklyn

    Teri Tynes
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:09 pm
    On these leisurely summer weekend days, the smell of barbecue in the air is practically irresistible. Over the past month, I've found myself out in Red Hook in pursuit of the hometown smells of the Texas in my youth. The place is called Hometown Bar-B-Que (website), and it's the closest I've found - in terms of  spacious ambience, woodsy smells, informality, the baby back ribs, Shiner Bock on tap, friendliness -  to the Austin of my college years. Weirdly, outside the premises, Manhattan can be seen in the distance, and the best and most fun way to get there is via the IKEA…
  • Circumnavigating the "Sixth Borough": Views of the New York City Waterfront

    Teri Tynes
    19 May 2014 | 9:46 am
    If you've been working too hard and feel a need to reconnect with the city, I recommend sailing around it.For those interested in a little depth along with their getaway, I highly recommend Classic Harbor Line's AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour.  Shipping out of Chelsea Piers, the architect-led voyage surveys the changing New York waterfront, aka the "sixth borough."This past Saturday, on a picture-postcard afternoon, I boarded the line's yacht, the Kingston, in the company of a few dozen visitors and natives. Some were architects; others were architecture enthusiasts. The trip…
  • That's a Warbler, Maybe: Amateur Spring Birding in Inwood Hill Park

    Teri Tynes
    13 May 2014 | 4:42 pm
    In the thick green forests of Inwood Hill Park on Sunday, a splendid New York spring day suitable for most anything, I tried my best to find and take pictures of uncommon birds. This week in May is best for spring birding, migratory and otherwise.In the morning and afternoon I hiked the high thickets and valleys of the park. Along the southern rim, the section of high woods just north of Dyckman Street, amazing little birds appeared in abundance. I snapped pictures of Black and White Warblers, an American Redstart, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, a couple of Baltimore Orioles, an Orchard Oriole, a…
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  • New York Today: The Artist Was Present

    By Tatiana Schlossberg
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    Monday: A Park Slope mystery solved, a gray day, and Ulysses S. Grant's birthday.
  • Officer’s Indictment Is Protested

    By The New York Times
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Marchers on the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday condemned the February indictment of Peter Liang, 28, in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project in November.
  • In Full Bloom at Japanese Festival in Brooklyn

    By The New York Times
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:24 pm
    The annual Sakura Matsuri Festival was held over the weekend at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
  • The Stoop and the Universe

    By Alina Heim
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Metropolitan Diary: Conversation on a stoop ranges from small (first names, day jobs), to very large (the nature of God, and where we're all going).
  • A Big Machine Gets to Work

    By The New York Times
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:56 pm
    The I Lift New York Super Crane, brought in to help build the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge, on Friday made its inaugural lift: a pile cap.
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    The New Yorker: Everything

  • Corporate America’s Evolution on L.G.B.T. Rights

    Richard Socarides
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Twenty years ago, when I was working as a White House special assistant in Bill Clinton’s public-liaison office, one of my jobs was to rally support for the President’s initiatives. We often focussed on enlisting business leaders, among whom the President had many supporters, thanks in part to the country’s robust economy. When I tried, however, to get C.E.O.s to endorse Clinton’s gay-rights initiatives, which included expanding protections against employment discrimination and hate crimes, as well as appointing gays to positions requiring confirmation by the U.S. Senate, I got very…
  • A Night at the New Whitney

    The New Yorker
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Writing about the relocated Whitney Museum in the magazine last week, Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker’s art critic, wrote that the “ingenious” Renzo Piano-designed building is “instantly a landmark on the cultural and social maps of the city—and on its poetic map, as a site to germinate memories.” See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Cover Story: Frank Viva’s “Golden Hour”Art Click: The New WhitneyWhat Did Qaddafi’s Death Smell Like?
  • Out Loud: Is Baseball in Decline?

    David Haglund and Amelia Lester
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    The business side of Major League Baseball has been thriving in recent years, and yet there’s a widespread perception that the sport has drifted from the center of sports culture. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Ben McGrath, a staff writer, and Daniel Okrent, the writer, editor, and inventor of Rotisserie League baseball, join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to assess the state of America’s national pastime. They discuss the legacy of baseball’s steroid era, how fantasy sports have changed fandom, and the fact that the length of baseball games has increased by more than an hour in…
  • “Mad Men” Cartoon Countdown: The Fourth-to-Last Episode

    Heather Havrilesky and Penelope Metcalf
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The fourth installment of a very thorough series of recaps of AMC’s “Mad Men,” the final season. See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Slide Show: Animal Cartoons in The New Yorker“Mad Men” Cartoon Countdown: The Fifth-to-Last EpisodeThe Cartoon Lounge: Stupid Bob Tricks
  • Classical-Music Click: A World of Spanish Songs

    Russell Platt
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    For more than a quarter century, New York Festival of Song has provided a lively alternative to the typical format of the song recital, presenting thematically integrated concerts that feature a revolving array of well-trained younger singers as well as entertaining and informative repartee from the series’ directors, the pianist and coach Steven Blier and the pianist and conductor Michael Barrett. One of Blier’s greatest enthusiasms within the traditional art-song genre has been the Spanish and Hispanic repertory, which most singers and accompanists ignore; for years he has been…
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  • Introducing The New High Line Art Show, Panorama

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Panorama is an open-air exhibition at the High Line. The urban park which practically cuts straight through the city, creates new vistas and vantage points onto the surrounding natural and man-made landscapes. The High Line is the ideal stage for this new year-long series of sculptures and installations, all of which explore the act of seeing and understanding the spectacle of nature. Continue reading →
  • Why Is Javelina Tex-Mex NYC’s Hottest Restaurant Right Now?

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    While much of New York is currently obsessed with finding the latest expression of "authentic" Mexican food, Javelina is here to completely buck the trend. Billing itself as unabashedly Tex-Mex, the restaurant specializes in chile rellenos, enchiladas, chicken fried steak, and frozen margaritas. he restaurant is named after a wild pig and incase you don't know what they look like, the restaurant's mascot (Javier the Javelina) has been stuffed and mounted, and now watches over the bar. Come get a little piece of Texas right here in NYC. Continue reading →
  • Spring Cleaning 2015: Tips for NYC Apartments

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    The warm weather has many of us thinking spring, opening up windows to air out our apartments, and enjoying the ever longer hours of sunshine. And while it may not be the first thing we want to do, spring also means it’s time to spruce up our living spaces, give it a top to bottom cleaning, and maybe even pare down the items we’ve accumulated in the past but no longer use. We offer these spring cleaning tips for 2015 which we gleaned from popular blogs throughout NYC and beyond. Continue reading →
  • Paulaner: The Big, Bold Beer Hall on The Bowery

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you like the idea of drinking beer outdoor or at big tables - this is for you. Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery no only makes its own beer and only sells it has amazing food too. Plenty of schnitzel, sauerkraut and salmon and other good ol' German favorites that are both very good and very heavy fill the menu. If German food does one thing well, it soaks up beer so you can have another round. The interior is large, but not cavernous, with a bar area occupying one half of the restaurant and a dining area with a massive single table smack in the middle of it occupying the other half.
  • It’s Summer All Year At The Upper East Side’s Pizza Beach

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Brothers Tom and Anthony Martignetti, the guys best known for spots like The East Pole, Brinkleyʼs Broome St., and Southside, have opened Pizza Beach, a new beachside cafe-style pizza joint on the Upper East Side that aims to "reinterpret everyone's favorite food". If pizza grew in fields, it would look something like the pies at Pizza Beach.With a location that is well situated near The Met and Central Park, this is a place to know about and remember. See you at the Beach! Continue reading →
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  • What’s New in New York City This Spring

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

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

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    Got Fruit? Try Homemade Fruit Snacks!.
  • Maple Syrup, Pancakes, Hello! Time to Tap Those Trees!

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    How sweet it is! After this epic winter in New England, the maple sugaring season will taste sweeter than ever! Here are some places to tap the sap, and savor pancakes with maple syrup in a piece I wrote for the Boston Globe.
  • Super Bowl Sunday. Where to Watch the Game in Boston for Foodies

    Laurie Bain Wilson
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
          Wings and lukewarm beer. Not so fast, say foodies. Here are some spots in and around Boston to watch the game in a Boston Globe article I wrote.
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  • Laguna College of Art and Design Announces Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Celebration of 35th Anniversary

    Janice Sand
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am
    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /New York Netwire/ — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced the Jonathan Burke Endowed Presidential Scholarship commemorating Burke’s 35 years with the college. From 1985 to 2011, Burke was dean of fine arts, co-vice president of Academic Affairs and gallery director at LCAD. “In my experience, LCAD is the finest of any and all art schools in offering the depth and meaning of representational and figurative art,” said American Figurative Painter Jerome Witkin. “This is Jonathan Burke’s monument and great gift to our…
  • Homecare-Friendly Long-Term Care Plans from ACSIA Partners Let Seniors Continue Living at Home and Save Money Too

    Janice Sand
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    KIRKLAND, Wash. /New York Netwire/ — Many people envision long-term care insurance as a means of paying the bills when they move into a care facility. If you’re one of them, “You should widen your vision,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, an industry leader. “LTC insurance also pays for care in one’s own home. But some policies do a better job of it than others.” Today ACSIA Partners announces a campaign to promote Homecare-Friendly LTC plans. Gott points out that long-term care insurance comes in many forms, not all of them ideal for home…
  • DocMagic to Launch Collaborative Closing Platform to Meet TRID Requirements

    Janice Sand
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    TORRANCE, Calif. /New York Netwire/ — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that it will launch a Collaborative Closing Platform for the mortgage industry. The solution is comprised of a secure, seamless and dynamic web-based portal that efficiently and expeditiously helps lenders comply with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule that becomes effective on August 1. DocMagic’s Collaborative Closing Platform enables streamlined, real-time exchange of information between…
  • Release and Book Signing of BioTE Medical President Gary Donovitz M.D. ‘Age Healthier Live Happier’ at Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) Conference

    Janice Sand
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    ORLANDO, Fla. /New York Netwire/ — BioTE Medical President and Founder Gary Donovitz M.D. releases his book “Age Healthier Live Happier – Avoiding Over-Medication through Natural Hormone Balance” (ISBN: 978-0990706458) to kick off the Age Management Medicine Group Conference at JW Marriott / Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes April 23-26, 2015. “Age Healthier Live Happier” is a welcomed response to many men and women looking to avoid over-medication and searching for a higher quality of life thanks to bio-identical hormone replacement balance (BHRT) using tiny…
  • Innovative Technique to Cover Up Tattoos at BLVD Tattoo Studio

    Janice Sand
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    JESSUP, Md. /New York Netwire/ — Washington Boulevard Tattoo Studio is the newest studio in Maryland to adopt an innovative technology, the all-natural Tatt2Away(R) non-laser tattoo removal system from Rejuvatek Medical. Not only will this patented technique totally remove an existing tattoo, but it also offers a unique opportunity for those individuals seeking to cover up their existing tattoo. Unlike lasers that have been the gold standard for tattoo removal, this unique patented technology removes all colors of a tattoo, is only as painful as when the existing tattoo was…
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  • Parking ticket agents found to be illegally parking in NYC

    8 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    According to PIX11, local business owners and truck drivers complained to PIX Investigates a few weeks ago about the lack of parking spaces available on 38th Street between 8th & 9th Avenue.  The cause of the parking problems?  New York City traffic enforcement agents (the same agents that issue parking tickets) were illegally parking their own private cars on this particular block.  Agents were apparently displaying parking permits in their vehicles to avoid being ticketed.  However, business owners claimed those cars were creating problems by causing extra congestion…
  • Diplomats owe $16M + in unpaid NYC parking tickets

    2 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    According to the NY Post, diplomats have amassed over $16 million in New York City parking tickets, despite having 529 legal parking spots.  In 2002, an agreement between the city and the US State Department "gave each UN mission two designated spots and one or two spots to each consulate."  Despite access to these parking spaces, diplomats continued to illegally park elsewhere, resulting in over 42,000 tickets.  Although some of these tickets date back to 2002, and most of the outstanding debt was incurred prior to the NYC/ UN agreement, Penny Abeywardena, commissioner for the…
  • NYC's Vision Zero speed cameras - lifesavers or moneymakers?

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    New York City officials are calling Vision Zero's speed camera program a big success, while some city drivers are calling out the cameras as money makers with no effect on pedestrian safety. According to NBC and WNYC, it looks like they're actually both.  Using speeding ticket data, WNYC was able to pinpoint the 51 speed cameras across the city (see map below) and found some interesting trends. The top ticket issuer is a speed camera located on the Shore Parkway in Coney Island off the Belt Parkway.  It issued over $2.75 million in tickets last year - 100 times…
  • Will red curbs help cut parking confusion in NYC?

    13 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    According to CBS, New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile has introduced a bill to paint the city's curbs red in No Parking zones at fire hydrants and bus stops to make them clearer for drivers. "New Yorkers usually don’t carry a tape measure with them to measure how far away they are from a hydrant or whether they’re within a bus stop,” Gentile said. “Why can’t we go back to what we used to have and revive the old system where you actually paint the curb by the fire hydrant or the bus stop, showing where you cannot park?”  Gentile has not yet estimated the cost of the…
  • Vision Zero: One year later

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    NYC's Vision Zero - Mayor deBlasio's action plan to end traffic fatalities - has had some success in its first year, including reducing pedestrian fatalities from 180 in 2013 to 132 in 2014.  Along with lowering the city speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph, Vision Zero also added 120 speed cameras, widened pedestrian sidewalks, protected bike lanes, and neighborhood slow zones. The city tackled  a total of 50 dangerous intersections last year, and plans to improve another 50 this year, including Queens Boulevard, a notoriously dangerous street for pedestrians.  Visit us at…
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    Full Access NYC

  • Men’s Fashion Tailored to Your Specifications

    Full Access NYC
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:23 pm
    By Nick Christophers Even though fashion trends come and go people still like to look polished and unique. There are few who can cater to both the public and the celebrity clientele -with the same results. Perry Labarca has managed to balance this business model over the years […]
  • 5 Things to do at the Harlem Meer in Central Park

    Full Access NYC
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:56 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes The Harlem Meer is a lake located at the north eastern corner of Central Park.  It is easily accessible by the 2,3 train or the B,C or 6 trains but those require a little additional walking time. If you decide to head up to the […]
  • Stay Key: Building a Name in the Industry

    Full Access NYC
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    By Nick Christophers To be a success in the music industry it is beneficial to be not only multi-faceted but appreciate all aspects of music. Recording artist Stay Key has both of these qualities. He learned to value the grace in classical music and to the rebel call […]
  • Spring Pasta: Fiddlehead Ferns and Cherry Tomatoes

    Full Access NYC
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm
    By Seth Fera-Schanes Fiddlehead ferns are a versatile ingredient, well suited for a range of dishes.  They require minimal preparation and offer a fresh taste with a nice crunchy texture. I put this dish together which first appeared on The Refined Chef website.  It is a simple pasta […]
  • New York Rangers and Coca Cola Sponsor “Go Skate” for Inner City Kids

    Full Access NYC
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    By Nick Christophers The NHL has always been a strong advocate for helping young kids and every team contributes. For the local New York Rangers they have donated their time and effort in many ways. From the Garden of Dreams Foundation to the inner-city Go Skate program they […]
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    Long Island Pulse

  • QUITO-Always the Right Season
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    Quito’s Plaza San Francisco When the comets were busy delivering the chemistry kernels for life to the pre-human Earth, the heavenly dust that landed on what is now Quito seems to have been enlivened by pisco sours. Quito’s hills and grooviness recall San Francisco-but at one-tenth the price and in Spanish. Perched on a 9,300-foot plateau and encircled by mountains, Ecuador’s capital is the America’s largest preserved colonial city. A bustling place, yet, at the same time, a lesson in patience. Quito’s observant, hard-working locals interact with visitors like they’ve got all day…
  • Where Awesomeness Tempts From Every Angle
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    America’s oldest state capitol Annapolis, Maryland is an iconic, charming, thought-provoking destination, and with good reason—awesomeness tempts you from every angle. The Naval Academy (you don’t get it until you take the tour), America’s oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use (intimate, gorgeous, screams history), and the epic leisure-boat port vibe are just part of the appeal in America’s Sailing Capital. The collection of shops and restaurants/bars is a medley of colorful storefronts in a “Museum without Walls” that boasts more 18th-century brick buildings than…
  • The Renaissance of the Travel Agent
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    I don’t usually write about travel trade shows, but recently I traveled to Minnesota to answer a question: Is the option to book your vacation through an airline a good idea? We’ve all been disappointed by an airline, whether it be mechanical or weather-related delays, change fees, natural disasters, or last-minute booking price gouging. So, why make the airline your vacation ally? MLT Vacations—a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines that operates Delta Vacations—hosted its annual MLT University, a three-day conference with classes to fine-tune the fine art of being a travel…
  • Florida’s Emerald Coast
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Florida’s Emerald Coast Scenic Highway 98 parallels the Emerald Coast shoreline within this 100-mile stretch of the Florida panhandle. When people say it has sugar-white sand (actually fine quartz flakes) and emerald colored waters, believe them. The upland estuaries that have been feeding these beaches for millenniums creates this sugary magic. On the opposing sides of the Emerald Coast’s beaches, the sand turns back into, well, sand. Resembling the Bahamas, tourism-friendly Destin and Fort Walton are separated by a five-mile expanse of wide-open and ‘undeveloped’ Okaloosa Island…
  • How to Shop Outside the Shop—Thai Style
    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…
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    Tracy's New York Life | A New York City Lifestyle Blog

  • Vacationing in the Desert – Be Back Next Week

    Tracy Kaler
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant. -- Christian DiorI'm taking a few days off to travel through the desert in Arizona and California. In the meantime, see what I'm up to on Instagram since I'll be posting photos while I'm away.And in case you missed these posts on the first go-around, check out some of our favorite articles so far this year.READ MORE »
  • Why New York Kicks Chicago's Ass + South Bronx Is the New 'It' Area + Upper East Side Has A Pizza Beach+ More Linkage

    Tracy Kaler
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    THE WORD'S OUTby Tracy Kaler33 reasons New York kicks Chicago's ass. {Time Out}Tips for a cheezy date. For cheeselovers, of course! {Cheeserank}The Whitney Museum moves downtown. {The New Yorker}READ MORE »
  • Carrie Bradshaw Lied: Life as a Single Writer in NYC

    Tracy Kaler
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    by Lauren MalamalaCarrie's life is enviable, but it's also not real. {credit}A note from Tracy:I couldn't agree more with Lauren on this post, and she's not alone. On more than one occasion, people have said, "You're a real-life Carrie Bradshaw!" And I usually respond, "Well, not really. I'm a lifestyle writer, not a sex columnist. And I don't have her shoe collection."No fictional character embodies the idea of “the quintessential single girl in New York” than Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Carrie lives in a fabulous Upper East Side…
  • 5 Best Craft Cocktail Bars in Brooklyn

    Tracy Kaler
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    The BBQSby Jerry Del PrioreThe craft cocktail craze is alive and well in Brooklyn. {via Maison Premiere}There’s no denying that craft cocktail bars are changing the way New Yorkers drink today. This ever evolving drink movement is in line with the artisan food wave sweeping the city, and is catching on in a big way in Brooklyn.READ MORE »
  • When and Where to Splurge and Save in NYC

    Tracy Kaler
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    LIFE IN THE APPLEby Lauren MalamalaEven the most basic lifestyle is pricey in Gotham.Unlike most cities, even the most basic lifestyle in New York is expensive. In order to make ends meet (or at least attempt to), I’ve had to figure out where to scrimp and save in as many areas of my life as possible. Eating at fancy restaurants 24/7 wasn’t on my agenda when I moved to the city, so in no way do I feel like I’m missing out on much. I do, however, treat myself once every blue moon.READ MORE »
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    Subway Stories - Subway Stories - Blog

  • Jump, Rabbit, Jump!

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

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Date: May 10 2013Location: R-Train to Brooklyn
  • Ghost Ride

    14 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Date: February 10, 2015Location: 5-Train, uptown
  • Air Drummer

    8 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Date: April 19, 2013Location: Bay Ridge Avenue station
  • Genitive "S"

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Date: March 13, 2013Location: R-Train to Manhattan ("The GOP is killing America middle class")
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    Breaking News and Opinion on The Oistii

  • Mexico: 15 police officers killed in ambush criminal

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Mexico: 15 police officers killed in ambush criminal   Fifteen police officers were killed in a criminal ambush in western Mexico, one of the most deadly attacks on security forces since the launch of the offensive against drug traffickers in 2006.  The attack occurred Monday on a mountain road near the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta leading to Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, by gunmen who opened fire on a convoy of vehicles from the state police Jalisco.  The head of security of the State, Francisco Alejandro Solorio, told the press that they had also counted…
  • United States: a white police officer charged with murder after shooting a Black

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    United States: a white police officer charged with murder after shooting a Black  A white police officer was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday in North Charleston, South Carolina (Southeast US), after having fired several shots at an unarmed black man who seemed to flee amid racial tensions particularly acute.  The officer, Michael Slager, shot eight times in the back of the man running after being arrested during a routine traffic stop, can we see in a video released by the New York Times and sent by a witness.  On the video, then sees the policeman walk calmly to the…
  • Iraq: dozens of bodies exhumed from mass graves in Tikrit

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    Iraq: dozens of bodies exhumed from mass graves in Tikrit  The Iranian expert teams began Monday, April 6 to exhume mass in the Tikrit area, north of Baghdad. 47 bodies have been exhumed.  Hundreds more are still buried body. These tanks may contain the remains of 1,700 soldiers of the government army killed last summer by jihadist Islamic State Group (EI).  There would be a total of a dozen mass graves in the Tikrit area. In June 2014, the IU fighters, Sunni, Shiite soldiers massacred Camp Speicher, a former US base near Tikrit, and broadcast on the Internet images of these…
  • Russia: fire in a nuclear-powered submarine

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Russia: fire in a nuclear-powered submarine  Russian firefighters trying to extinguish the fire Tuesday that broke out aboard a nuclear-powered submarine dry docked for repairs work in the Arctic port of Severodvinsk in the Barents Sea, announced AFP a source within the civil security.  "There was a fire, nothing serious. The fire is being controlled, there is no need to worry," said the source in the ministry antenna Severodvinsk Emergency Situations.  The fire started in the 9th compartment at the rear of the submarine nuclear-powered "Orel" - Oscar II class according to the…
  • Australia: an autistic child survives four days in the forest

    8 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Australia: an autistic child survives four days in the forest  For the police, its survival is "miraculous". An autistic 11 year old boy missing for four days in the Australian bush was found, Tuesday, April 7. Luke Shambrook was walking in the rugged hills of Lake Eildon National Park, about three kilometers from the camp where he disappeared Friday when a police helicopter saw it.  Rescuers had resumed Monday after finding hope, after three days of fruitless searching, the cap of the child. His family reported that he was autistic and it was likely he would not answer calls,…
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    NYC Insider Guide

  • 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Date Official

    NYC Insider Guide
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    The Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 after the 7-9:00 pm Ceremony. Nothing marks the beginning of the magical holiday season like the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. Check out the NYC Insider Guide to the 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting for tips on the best views of the tree, Vacation Packages, ice skating in Rockefeller Center, Christmas Dinner, Christmas Open Attractions and more. The post 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting…
  • New York Mets Best Team in Baseball (Right Now) | Subway Series Tonight

    NYC Insider Guide
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Let’s go Mets (except against the Yankees, sorry)! The NY Mets are WAY better than they’ve been in a very long time, currently holding the best record (13-3) in Major League Baseball with an 11 game winning streak. Just in time to face the NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium this weekend (Fri, Sat and Sun) in a Subway Series!!!! NY Baseball is HOT right now…grab your Mets tickets while they are still very reasonable… The post New York Mets Best Team in Baseball (Right Now) | Subway Series Tonight appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • One World Observatory Opening May 29, 2015 | Tickets on Sale Now

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    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    One World Observatory, located on the 100-102 floors of the new World Trade Center will open to the public on May 29, 2015. The experience includes unparalleled panoramic views from atop the tallest building in the United States, educational movies, history and dining options. Read all about NYC’s newest attraction. The post One World Observatory Opening May 29, 2015 | Tickets on Sale Now appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • An Act of G-d Broadway Comedy Starring Jim Parsons Opens May 5th

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    21 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Almighty and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. Dishing celebrity gossip from the One who sees it all, He’s here to set the record straight, and He’s not holding back! Limited Run Engagement: May 5 – August 2, 2015, tickets on sale now! The post An Act of G-d Broadway Comedy Starring Jim Parsons Opens May 5th appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
  • New York City Luxury Hotels | Mandarin Oriental, Plaza, Ritz Carlton, Trump, Langham Place, Pierre

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    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is no shortage of New York City luxury hotels boasting Manhattan’s most decadent rooms and penthouses, city views, services, dining, spas and central locations. Many of these hotels are historical landmarks as well as famous movie and television icons. If you are ready for an all out splurge, or of course, if money is no object…then definitely check into one of these New York City luxury hotels. The post New York City Luxury Hotels | Mandarin Oriental, Plaza, Ritz Carlton, Trump, Langham Place, Pierre appeared first. on NYC Insider Guide.
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  • 4 Ways to Build A Healthy Attorney Email List

    Lake B2B
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:23 am
    How Email Marketing Works: Email Marketing Company: Step-1: Writing Email Template Content – 1 Day Step-2: Designing Email Template – 1 Day Step-3: Gathering Relevant Email Contacts – 1 Month (Tentative) Step-4: Receiving Responses – 1 Month (Maybe More) Step-5: Gaining Profits – 3 Months (+ 2-3 Campaigns) Email Recipient: Step-1: Pressing 'Report Spam' Button – 2 seconds! That's it! In 2 seconds, all that effort, all that time – just whoosh! You are organising a mind-blowing event facilitating the attorneys of your city. It's your first time in organizing such a large-scale…
  • 5 Point Checklist to Buy an Email List from List Providers

    Lake B2B
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Undoubtedly email has proved the most successful marketing channel and no debates on that. Be it branding, promotions, customer engagement or even to support existing marketing campaigns, email is one channel marketers bet on.  While email continues to draw the lime light, there are black spots like deliverability, open rates and CTR that haunts the marketers. Buying an email list is a great solution to address these email marketing issues. But this check list can be of assistance in finalizing the email list provider that helps you create an authentic relationship with your prospects. 1.
  • ABC of B2B Web Development Begins at Home

    Lake B2B
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    “Good habits begin at home” and they show while you are interacting with people outside. On a similar tone, potential B2B customers are also looking at your website “home” page to decide you as their favorite vendor. Attention, web developers! Recent studies suggest that a good informative website home page multiplies client revenue and lessen bounces. On the other hand, B2B customers are turned off quickly by lack of quality information on home page and visit rates start to plummet in spite of high page ranks. In a survey conducted in late 2014, 262 influential B2B marketing…
  • Knowhow of a Successful Social Media Marketing Campaign

    Lake B2B
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:32 am
    “Short, Sweet, Simple”, “Keep It Short and Simple” - do the taglines strike a chord? Wrote almost a century ago, but the lines seem as relevant as never before. More so in the world of social media with their short and casual, miniaturised lingos. On one side, it's a virtual platform for long lost friends and for making new ones. But when you look at it from a marketer's perspective, social media is a brilliant junction of potential customers from diverse age-groups and gender-profiles. Connecting through one increases your client reach manifolds. This lucrative pool of potential…
  • We are exhibiting one of the most Innovative Healthcare Marketing Solutions at HIMSS ’15

    Lake B2B
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Early this year, we launched an innovative marketing platform for healthcare marketers. And we are excited to showcase this platform at one of the largest events in the healthcare industry, HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition. We are presenting our 360 campaigner, a platform exclusively for Healthcare Marketers, to pull the crowd. This self-service login enables marketers to search from 10 Million healthcare databases, create email templates on the fly and launch email and nurturing campaigns with a click. The platform also allows 3rd party marketers to upload their own prospecting…
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