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Tamar Honig

From Crushing, Creation

Tamar Honig | July 2, 2015 | New York
This ivory is used to make piano keys, chopsticks, and all manner of other trinkets. The message of the event was clear: ivory, its sale, and the market for it must be crushed, beginning with this most literal of steps.
Jerry Ashton

Medical Debt and a Citizen Call for a New Declaration of Independence

Jerry Ashton | July 2, 2015 | Business
Now that the Supreme Court has once again upheld the legal foundations of the Affordable Care Act, and the proper celebrating and hand-wringing has had its day, it's time to reveal the real winner of that program. America's bill collectors.
Kathy Stevens

Onward for All of Us: Thoughts on Independence Day

Kathy Stevens | July 2, 2015 | Impact
On Independence Day, I invite you to consider whether all beings--not just humans, dogs, and cats--are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and to join the legions who have chosen to align their lifestyles with their beliefs. All you have to do is go vegan.
Toni Haber

The Hamptons: Niche for All

Toni Haber | July 2, 2015 | New York
As the Hamptons serve as a summer destination for many of New York's residents hoping to escape for the warm months, its relaxing role does not prevent them from serving a specific function for the individual buyer.
Alan Singer

Recovering New York City's Black History

Alan Singer | July 2, 2015 | New York
On Saturday, June 27, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dedicated a marker on Wall and Water Streets near the site of an 18th century slave market. It was established by the city's Common Council and operated from 1711 until at least 1762.
Regina Weinreich

Of Good Stock: Come and Smell the Bacon

Regina Weinreich | July 2, 2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Ross' new play, Of Good Stock, a Manhattan Theater Club production, directed by Lynne Meadow, belongs to the genre of literature that illuminates family misery as unique, and universal.
David Finkle

First Nighter: Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal in Lovable 'Little Shop of Horrors' Revival

David Finkle | July 2, 2015 | Arts
What follows is an unadulterated rave for the Encores! Off-Center presentation, at City Center, of the beloved Howard-Ashman-Alan Menken Little Shop of Horrors, as adapted from the 1960 Roger Corman movie.
Ali Rosen

Dominique Ansel's Newest Creation (And Hint: It's Not Anything Like the Cronut!)

Ali Rosen | July 1, 2015 | Taste
Now the famed pastry chef wants to go back to his roots and serve dishes with a little more complexity.
Rep. Charles Rangel

Puerto Rico Deserves Bankruptcy Protection

Rep. Charles Rangel | July 1, 2015 | Politics
The governor is not asking for the federal government to bail them out of this problem. Puerto Rico only asking for the right to declare bankruptcy, which is the same right that states have. Because Puerto Rico is not a state, it cannot avail itself of the provision in federal bankruptcy law that enables cities like Detroit to restructure its debt in an orderly fashion.
LittleThings.com

Popular NYC Subway Performer Draws Hilarious Group Of Dancers At Penn Station

LittleThings.com | July 1, 2015 | New York
If you've ever stood on a New York City subway platform, you know that seeing a performer and a lingering crowd isn't the least bit unusual. Oftentimes you'll also be treated to an impromptu performance by a bystander (or a few), and more times than not, it's a sight to see.
Deborah Fallows

The New New York Public Library

Deborah Fallows | July 1, 2015 | New York
The NYPL, like many other libraries around the country, has already begun to seize the day in an effort to answer the needs and wants of its community.
Tom Falco

Live from 5th Avenue, It's Saturday Night Live!

Tom Falco | July 1, 2015 | New York
Ten with Tom10 questions in 10 minutes
Chris Kompanek

On the Culture Front: Europa 2 on the Aegean Sea

Chris Kompanek | July 2, 2015 | New York
The Europa 2 feels less like a ship than a floating cosmopolitan boutique hotel. When I boarded in Istanbul last fall, I was greeted with a glass of champagne as I walked across the soaring lobby to check in. The process was seamless and soon my butler whisked...
The Outbound Collective

America's Best 20 Hikes

The Outbound Collective | July 1, 2015 | Travel
Distance: 3.2 miles round trip; Elevation gain: 1,050 ft.
Debbie Galant

It's That Time of Year

Debbie Galant | July 1, 2015 | Fifty
I'm walking in the city and there's a certain quality to the light. It's that warm honey of sun slanting in from the west, the long shadows making their way across avenues and up the sides of buildings, and the early-summer promise of an evening that's in no hurry whatsoever. And it will strike me -- yes -- it's summer in New York. Just like the first one. 1983.
Suzanne Donaldson

Welcome to The Park Hyatt NYC Where Dogs Are People Too

Suzanne Donaldson | July 1, 2015 | New York
In the city that never sleeps dog owners find it difficult to stay at a luxury hotel that allows pups to rest their heads. Since its opening last August, the Park Hyatt NYC has...
Keith Mestrich

Banking On an Affordable New York

Keith Mestrich | July 1, 2015 | New York
The banking community has an opportunity to restore this trust and make good on our social contract with customers, communities, and policymakers. We should start by investing in homeownership, which has always been the foundation of the American Dream.
Kyle Rabin

Making the Grade: Clean Water Proponents Issue Report Card for Long Island Sound

Kyle Rabin | July 1, 2015 | Green
It is thoughtful action by government, individuals and communities that will be crucial to overcoming the many challenges that confront Long Island Sound and many other bodies of water. The report card format is a smart step forward in the process of preserving our waterways.
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Dream Expert Kelly Bulkeley

Arianna Huffington | July 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bulkeley is a dream researcher and visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the practice of dream incubation, the phrase "sleep on it," and connection between sleep and wakefulness.
Faith Hope Consolo

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hosts and Hostesses

Faith Hope Consolo | July 1, 2015 | New York
Those of you lucky enough to be invited to spend a day, weekend or longer at a friend's beach house had best have something special in hand when you arrive.
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