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Goodbye, Summer in the City: The Dirty, Gritty World of New York's Interns

Elizabeth Harvey | Posted 08.12.2016 | College
Elizabeth Harvey

For as long as anyone can remember, New York City has called like a siren to freedom-seekers hoping for a chance to make their own way in the world. F...

Loudon & Friends: The Wain-Wrights Of Passage

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.30.2016 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

It's a family that needs almost no introduction. But here it is anyway. It started with Loudon -- a musical legend -- and continued on to Sloan, Rufus, Martha, Lucy, Lexi, Suzzi...and, well, you almost need a genealogy chart, or at least a timeline, to map it out.

MY PASSOVER TRIP OF LOVE: THE ODYSSEY AND THE ECSTASY

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion
Randee Mia Berman

We Jews have always been wanderers. Taking road trips. Traipsing, trekking, and schlepping. Forced to leave many places. As Tevye says in Fiddler ...

Nothing Sacred -- Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Eric Uhlfelder

There's rarely anything sacred in Bedlam productions. Director Eric Tucker has taken theatre away from its traditional focus on dialogue and stage, f...

This Cafe In Queens Is Every Dog and Coffee Lover's Dream

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.09.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

A chocolate Chihuahua, leading a leash-holding woman, prances into Chateau le Woof. Rocky, for that is his name, is a regular. He's coming to meet his girlfriend, Lola, who's sitting pretty in a sweet sweater on the sofa.

Home for the Holidays? 10 Best Things About New York

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 12.28.2015 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

There's no shortage of jewels in Manhattan, and I don't mean Harry Winston. From the local family run restaurants to the elegant lobbies of swanky hotels. So, stuck in the city with no Vermont country inn with a roaring yuletide in sight? Don't fret.

Infinite Variety Productions' New Play, Insignificant Reveals the Untold Stories of Early Female Astronomers

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 12.18.2015 | Arts
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

Infinite Variety Productions, a New York theater company "dedicated to telling the untold stories of women throughout history," presents a new, original production, Insignificant by Sean Michael Welch, the story of a few early American female astronomers at The Kraine Theater.

When the Rich Took Over Our Neighborhood

Michael Winship | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Chinese restaurant across the street from me -- one of the last reasonably priced joints in the neighborhood -- closed last weekend. Their lease was up for renewal and the rent increased from $5,000 a month to $25,000.

Two-One-Two, I'll Always Be True

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Was I kidding myself all along about this twelve-by-two mile enchanted island, or am I just getting too old to appreciate it?

City Folk

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

I had never lived in New York City before and the thought of living in a tower perched above the feverish frenzy of Washington Square Park, with its ever changing mix of students, and tourists, beatniks and folk singers, left me breathless.

Silencing the Screaming Queens: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' and the Erasure of Queer Rage

Colin Walmsley | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Colin Walmsley

While middle-class white gays and lesbians picketed the White House wearing suits and skirts, trans women of color threw their heels at police officers and taunted the cops by forming kick-lines and singing raunchy songs. While assimilation-oriented gays pleaded with the queer community for peace in Greenwich Village, enraged queers used parking meters as battering rams to break down the door of the Stonewall Inn and reclaim their safe space from the mob and the police.

The Queers Left Behind: How LGBT Assimilation Is Hurting Our Community's Most Vulnerable

Colin Walmsley | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Colin Walmsley

Is this to be the brave new gay world? A world in which the public face of the queer community -- the gay, the white, the cisgender and the wealthy -- take their place among society's elite, leaving the transgender, the non-white, the poor and the homeless to fend for themselves?

The Time To Save Our NYC Parks Is Now

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 06.04.2016 | New York
Mark Ruffalo

What makes a park a park? Ordinarily, that might be a question for a New York dinner party. Today, it is an urgent legal question before the New York Court of Appeals. As a Villager, I'm naturally concerned that any of our local parks could be wiped out to make way for more construction. Overall, our city is park-starved.

Bleaker Street

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.13.2016 | New York
Charlie Carillo

After wiffle ball, we used to love going for ice cream cones at Moon Dog on Bleecker Street. That's long gone, replaced by one of those antiseptic designer stores that have infested Bleecker. They sure are pretty, but they always seem to be empty.

My New Neighbor Whitney Has Replaced the Cow

Alice Carey | Posted 05.12.2016 | New York
Alice Carey

I've just come back from visiting my new neighbor, the Whitney Museum smack there on the river, just a few blocks from where I've lived my whole grown up life.

197,000 Fans View 'Bad Boy' Nick Kyrgios's #VolleyingChallenge - He Nominates Andy Murray & Serena Williams to "Go to the Wall Against Cancer"

Paul Sanderson | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

New 20-year-old Aussie tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has come perilously close to being defaulted for language and/or racquet and ball abuse at the US Open, the Australian Open, where John McEnroe was famously defaulted in 1990, and the Estoril Open in Portugal.

The Meaning of Life: Be of Service to Others

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment
Larry Dvoskin

Here is a wonderful, heartwarming story of how a friend and I helped to be of service to someone who died long ago, to get his music out from beyond the grave and thus fulfill a piece of our own destinies.

Schools That Teach to the Arts, Not to the Test

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.01.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

With all the pushback these days against standardized testing, and with so much talk about how kids from different backgrounds learn differently, you'd think we'd have a country sprinkled with schools that dedicate themselves to injecting the arts into education.

Happy Birthday, Slim Aarons!

Jack Meyer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

The socialites warmly welcomed the war hero; in turn, he found solace in a milieu antithetical to the hell of war.

Lunch Chez Claudette

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.13.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

We split a piece of cheese for dessert that the waitress forgot to tell us was a blue cheese, but it was fine and came with some nice crusty bread and a fig compote.

Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

The Years Just Run Away

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I take in the full measure of this guy, who's pacing like a panther as I do my stretching. He's young and strong, with wide shoulders and a narrow waist. Twenty-five years and twenty-five pounds ago, I looked like that. And now, we're going running together.

Historic NYC Landmarks: Rizzoli, Roseland and Renato

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

Rizzoli. Roseland. Renato. The three R's of historic New York City landmarks, recognizable in one word. No prefix necessary. Kinda like Bogart and Brando.

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Skin Care to a New Level

Tim Schmidt | Posted 07.20.2014 | Style
Tim Schmidt

Are there any "real" skin care benefits behind vitamin c infused showers? With any new concept, there is little research and varied opinions.

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.