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Hilary Rowland

8 Truths About NYC Real Estate Brokers: Beware!

Hilary Rowland | July 28, 2015 | New York
Think your NYC broker is working for you? Think again. You're not in Kansas anymore. Lord knows I've had more than my fair share of broker-induced real-estate headaches. It's a dirty business, and if you don't know how to look out for yourself, you're food for the piranhas.
Chris Kompanek

On the Culture Front: Four Days in Belgium

Chris Kompanek | July 28, 2015 | Travel
It was an unseasonably warm day last summer when I found myself climbing the towering steps known as "Montagne de Bueren" in the Belgian city of Liege. I had just arrived at my hotel and was feeling antsy, a little displaced and in need of some geographical cohesion.
Matthew Kourie

The Best Cocktail Bars in Queens, NY

Matthew Kourie | July 28, 2015 | Taste
Once you go to the other side with finely crafted cocktails, it will be difficult to go back to the mundane mixtures and usual suspects at the corner bar.
John Turturro

'Listen to Me Marlon' Reveals Our Greatest Actor In His Own Words

John Turturro | July 28, 2015 | Entertainment
There is only one Marlon Brando. No actor, despite the countless who have been compared to him, has had the masculinity and femininity, the gentleness, the sudden violence, the surprise, the gracefulness, the sexuality and the innate poetry that made up this complicated soul.
Nancy Ruhling

Astoria Characters: The Old-Timer You Won't See Any More

Nancy Ruhling | July 28, 2015 | New York
Madeleine's Hosiery, which has been on Steinway Street forever, or at least for as long as anyone can remember, probably won't be there the next time you pass by.
Steven Suskin

Aisle View: 'Down the Jersey Shore'

Steven Suskin | July 28, 2015 | Arts
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, a one-man show at the Westside Theatre written and performed by James Lecesne, chronicles the short life of a New Jersey orphan.
Michael Giltz

Theater: 'Absolute Brightness' Great Actor, So-So Script

Michael Giltz | July 27, 2015 | Arts
Performer James Lecesne's latest one-man show confirms what everyone has known for two decades or more: he's a terrific performer.
Charlie Vázquez

Faces from the Block: Brazil Meets the Bronx to Promote Healthy Living

Charlie Vázquez | July 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
These artworks depict friends and family from Flores' youth, as seen through the lens of time and distance, based on stories about life in the South Bronx during the fire years of the 1960s.
Angela Vitaliano

New York Things I Miss When I Am In Italy

Angela Vitaliano | July 27, 2015 | New York
Since I moved here to New York, every time I leave, to go to visit my family, there are things that I really miss and the list gets longer every year.
Regina Weinreich

Garden as Art at Guild Hall-Grounds as Wild Kingdom at Watermill Center

Regina Weinreich | July 27, 2015 | Arts
Your eye may focus on the expansive croquet or tennis courts, but guiding visitors past a basket of today's crop, Dr. Munroe waxed passionate about artichokes from the vegetable garden, ready to steam and savor.
Rev. Al Sharpton

One Year of Distrust Based on Unexplainable Encounters

Rev. Al Sharpton | July 27, 2015 | New York
When you observe the litany of cases in just one year alone, the question is, why wouldn't there be a distrust in the Black community?
Garden & Gun

The 8 Top Southern Dishes

Garden & Gun | July 27, 2015 | Taste
Making these choices wasn't easy. I left a lot of gravy and a couple of racks of ribs on the cutting room floor. Think of them as edible mileposts on a turnpike to tomorrowland.
ilona saari

Wait 'Til Next Year...

ilona saari | July 27, 2015 | Sports
This year while I waited to hear who would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, a Nathan's hot dog sizzled in my frying pan, its spicy Coney Island smell making my mouth water as the names were announced. When it was over, I was so heartbroken I lost my appetite.
Jamie Silverman

#Trending Online Dating Personalities: Part 2

Jamie Silverman | July 27, 2015 | New York
Lady daters in NYC can't believe some of the stuff we have to put up with. But after speaking with some of these guys, it seems like we're all kind of in the same boat when it comes to the world of dating.
Steven Cohen

Post-Sandy Rebuilding for Resiliency: Lessons From Long Beach, NY

Steven Cohen | July 27, 2015 | Green
I continue to believe that we need to recognize this fact of American life and create a form of federal reconstruction insurance to provide guaranteed funding to rebuild communities after disaster has struck. We cannot leave reconstruction finance in the unsteady hands of the U.S. Congress.
Mark Green

Was Kasich Trumped? Was Kerry Corker-ed?

Mark Green | July 27, 2015 | Media
Shrum and Christie discuss whether John Kasich got overshadowed this week and if the GOP has "crazies" in the base (McCain's word) or simply has "a crazy base." Also: Senate Republicans go off on Kerry over Iran -- was he "fleeced" or do they believe in "unicorns?"
Thane Rosenbaum

AVP Pro Volleyball Takes NYC

Thane Rosenbaum | July 28, 2015 | New York
With the Freedom Tower sparkling in the background like a lighthouse and the Henry Hudson shimmering in the sun, the world's best beach volleyball players brought the spirit of Southern California to Manhattan as the AVP Kingston New York City Open concluded last weekend at Hudson River Park's Pier 26.
Salvatore Bono

Experiencing the Innocence of U2 at Madison Square Garden

Salvatore Bono | July 26, 2015 | New York
The stage for this current tour is a far cry from what they did with 360. Here they are opting for the intimacy they had with the Elevation and Vertigo Tours of the early 2000's. Yet, the most interesting thing about the set-up is the massive wall that is their LED screen.
Josmar Trujillo

This Is an Uber Town Now

Josmar Trujillo | July 24, 2015 | New York
Uber is here, it's a fact of New York life. The only thing the city planned to do was cap its growth -- which it would still be allowed to do. With all the hysterical reactions you'd have thought Fidel Castro was marching on Wall Street.
David Finkle

First Nighter: Cheek By Jowl's Declan Donnellan Gleefully Undoes Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi"

David Finkle | July 24, 2015 | Arts
Though the abrupt changes of tone are initially jarring, it doesn't take long for the audience to understand that the ensuing transitions from a subdued dinner party to the frenetic behavior of despots at their most destructive is a bored adolescent's rebellious fantasy.
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