Maps are incredible because they are capable of so much. They can tell you where you are or where you're going. They can inform you about a city's history as well as what to expect in its future. They can even tell you where not to go on Saint Patty's Day, and what microorganisms might crawling around your nearest subway station.
It's a point of pride that no other city has so many good movies set in it as New York. Even a cursory Google search yields literally hundreds of titles shot here.
You can love it or hate it, but NYC embraces the act of eating while walking and shopping. if you are planning on heading out these next few days to discover those last-minute/hard to find gifts, you are in luck -- you can find inspiration on a full stomach.
In preparation for Marcus Samuelsson discussing his memoir on Monday, and Danny Meyer joining writers Ian Frazier, Karen Russell and Molly O'Neill to discuss lunch on Tuesday, we hosted a Macaroni and Cheese cook-off!
By recording the city's daily nothings I aimed to capture an invisible pulse so easily ignored. In the end I captured much more. Sure, it's nothing more than the daily New York stampede, but it's exactly that monotony that makes it amazing.
Well, holiday time is officially here and that means it's time for one of my favorite annual events: the Union Square Holiday Market. This year's market is rumored to be the best one yet.
Don't bother to get up at the crack of dawn to grab a spot along the parade route (mainly because people have gotten up earlier and beat you to it). Instead, go to Macy's Giant Balloon Inflation. It's a magical process.
This pizza was sturdy yet chic, creamy yet tart, suave with a bit of a bite. A word of advice: The next time life hands you lemons? Make this.
Summer is the season for BBQ, and this summer, Texas BBQ is getting a lot of attention in New York. But there's more to Texan cuisine than BBQ, and food-forward Brooklyn is now home to New York's most recent Texan import: the Kolache.
Over the past few years I've filmed a Lego-style transforming flat, a unit with a walk-thru shower and fridge-in-a-drawer and a small space where the architect cut a hole in the roof to create an indoor/outdoor shower.
A range of constituencies in Downtown Brooklyn care about local businesses, and about retaining Brooklyn's unique character. These points of commonality could spur a productive conversation at Dekalb Market, a spot that embodies these values.
Like other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Gowanus has seen factory spaces and warehouses repurposed as lofts and condos, and two recent additions to the neighborhood are accelerating Gowanus' otherwise gradual transformation.
I'm not 15 minutes out my front door, not yet across the Triborough Bridge, and already I miss New York. Suddenly I'm nostalgic for the abuse: high demands, low pay, expensive cocktails and the most honest honesty you'll ever know.
With its rich, cultural diversity, Brooklyn has always been a great dining destination, but it seems to be coming of age alongside the recent wave of food-mania, perfectly timing its ascent with a growing national obsession with all things food.
Public parks don't tend to be cash cows, but the park that sits on top of the old Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island is different. It will be three times the size of Central Park and will sit atop 50 years of trash produced by five boroughs.
The 2012 Aquaphor New York City Triathlon is sponsoring a patriotic underwear run on July 6th. The annual event is one of the most popular underwear runs in the world and is advertised as "just 500 strangers running around in their underwear."