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Primary Day In New York: Does Anyone Know About This? (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 9:40 AM

There's an election today. Didn't you know?

You probably didn't. Nobody faults you for that. You for some reason know that Mitt Romney's wife dresses horse ballerinas up for fun but have no idea who your Congressman is. That's a bigger problem than simple voter apathy.

Regardless,...

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GoogaMooga 2012: New York's First Annual Foodie Carnival (PHOTOS)

(68) Comments | Posted May 20, 2012 | 5:09 PM

Thousands poured into Prospect Park this weekend for the first annual Great Googa Mooga festival, a foodie theme park of New York's most coveted culinary creators.

The festival, thrown by the organizers of Bonnaroo, included food from the biggest, most delicious names in NYC restaurants: Blue...

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Lapham's Quarterly Celebrates Historic Toasts (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 1:01 PM

NEW YORK -- A woman stood up at the long table and raised her glass. "I like to have a Martini," she said, reading the words of Dorothy Parker, "two at the very most; three, I'm under the table, four I'm under my host!"

Toasting was the theme of the...

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Sandhogs Of Local 147: Village Voice Profiles The Men Behind The Second Avenue Subway (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 9:28 AM

The Village Voice has a cover story this week on the sandhogs that are currently building the Second Ave Subway. Local 147 has been in those enormous caverns below the city for months, completeing what will be the T line on Second ave.

The video shows the...

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Jack's Wife Freda's Maya Jankelowitz: My New York (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 7:57 PM

Maya and Dean Jankelowitz, both veterans of the Keith McNally universe (Balthazar, Schillers, respectively) have spun off their own creation called Jack’s Wife Freda. JWF, which just opened on Spring street, seems to be an instant neighborhood joint. Named after Dean’s grandparents, the breakfast-to-dinner cafe serves the Israeli...

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Best Make-Out Bars In New York: HuffPost Editors' Picks

(51) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 11:12 AM

In light of certain approaching holidays, we decided to ask our coworkers where they thought the best make-out bars in New York were, and we cobbled together this list out of our scientific survey.

What constitutes a good make-out bar, you ask? We follow a few criteria.

Is...

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World Trade Centers That Never Were (PHOTOS)

(139) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 2:20 PM

One World Trade Center, the skyscraper centerpiece of the new World Trade Center, is rising rapidly. After many false starts, it can now be seen from most parts of the city, and the the accompanying memorial plaza opens on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

But it wasn't easy...

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Crustypunks, The Wandering Nomads Of The East Village (PHOTOS)

(373) Comments | Posted July 7, 2011 | 5:21 PM

If you are walking through the East Village, you may find a group of street wanderers that seem to stick out from the rest. Those with tattoos and spikes, piercings and Dr. Martens, torn jeans and fading neon hair. These, photographer Steven Hirsch says, are the Crustypunks.

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'No Contract, No Cookies': Stella D'Oro Strike Documentary Premieres

(16) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 1:01 PM

When Stella D'Oro workers went on strike in 2008 protesting unfair wages, Emmy Award winning filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill were right alongside them covering their story for a documentary.

Two years later, that story is coming to light, as No Contract,...

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Andrew Cuomo For Vice President? 'Silliness', Says Cuomo

(311) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 5:05 PM

Andrew Cuomo's had a pretty good year, whether it was winning the gubernatorial race, narrowly defeating Jimmy McMillan by about 61 points, earning high marks from poll after poll, and winning the vote on gay marriage in the Senate. Following all of this there...

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BAND SPOTLIGHT: Danny Ross Loves The Sweet Sound Of Construction

(2) Comments | Posted July 1, 2011 | 7:06 AM

Danny Ross has been crooning his melodic, Beatles-esque music for years. He composes sincere little ballads that are at once ambitiously classic (horns! lush piano arrangements!) but also casual and fresh. Ross and his band are taking over The Living Room for a residency in July,...

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Same Sex Marriage New York Bill Passes: New Yorkers React To The News (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(3771) Comments | Posted June 24, 2011 | 11:34 PM

New York became the sixth state in the union to support same sex marriage on Friday.

New Yorkers watched with bated breath as the Senate debated the issue Friday night. When the news broke supporters of the measure flooded the streets to celebrate the passage of same...

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'Art In The Streets' Exhibit Canceled At Brooklyn Museum

(26) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 5:51 PM

Street art enthusiasts were enthralled when they learned Jeffrey Deitch would be bringing a comprehensive look at graffiti culture to the Brooklyn Museum billed as "the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art." "It's shaping up to be a very exciting 2011-12...

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Benjy Bronk, Anthony Weiner's Persistent Heckler, Takes The Spotlight

(1626) Comments | Posted June 17, 2011 | 10:28 AM

The bizarre scandal surrounding Anthony Weiner came to a fitting end Thursday, as the ex-Congressman resigned to jeers and mockery over leaked lewd photos.

"Senator Weiner!" One man shouted. "Will you maintain your hot physique and smooth sexy chest?"

That would be Benjy Bronk, a...

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Leopold Bloom Resigns After Erotic Letters Leak

(31) Comments | Posted June 16, 2011 | 4:28 PM

Weeks after it was revealed that Leopold Bloom had carried on erotic penpal exchanges with a woman named Martha Clifford, Mr. Bloom has decided to step down from his post at his advertising firm.

"I hurt those closest to me," Bloom said at a press conference, choking up. "And for...

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Bloomsday 2011: Celebrate 'Ulysses' Holiday In New York

(4) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 4:08 PM

Bloomsday, the annual holiday commemorating the events of James Joyce's Ulysses (which takes place on June 16, 1904) is this Thursday. And New York is playing host to many nerdy Joycean events to satisfy the deep and strange desire to commune with the few others who actually finished, and understood,...

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Heat Wave Hits New York City As Summer Temps Rise

(36) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 4:21 PM

For those of you who, when huddled and shivering in winter coats in December's blizzard, warming hands in gloves and mugs of cocoa on the sidewalk, wished for summer to come -- here you go. It is here. Hope you are happy!

After a dreary and wet May,...

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ACLU Lawsuit Against NYPD Calls Livery Stop And Frisk Program TRIP 'Unconsitutional'

(51) Comments | Posted May 27, 2011 | 12:45 PM

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the NYPD Thursday charging that officers were illegally stopping and frisking livery cab passengers.

The Taxi/Livery Inspection Program (TRIP), designed to prevent livery cab drivers from being robbed, requires that drivers consent to...

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Statue Of Liberty, Or Lady Liberty? Post Office Is Like, Whatever (SLIDESHOW)

(4) Comments | Posted April 15, 2011 | 4:40 PM

The United States Postal Service doesn't seem to know where the Statue of Liberty is. Case in point -- they printed three billion stamps commemorating the Statue of Liberty, she who invited the world's tired, poor, huddled masses into the bosom of New York's harbors. Only, it was...

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New York's Weirdest Apartments: Send Us Yours

(4) Comments | Posted April 11, 2011 | 2:48 PM

We've all experienced some form of New York's eccentric offerings of apartments. Whether it's an entirely tiled bedroom floor in Chinatown or uninhabitable corners in the West Village, a basement (dungeon) in Clinton Hill or even a Park Slope sleeping nook over the refrigerator -- you've seen it all.

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