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They're Out There

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.03.2015 | New York
Jamie Silverman

In honor of the upcoming debauchery that is Halloween, I decided a creepily titled post was in order. Although despite the fact that 'they're out there' usually connotes something creepy to come, in this post, the reverse is going to be true -- I mean those three words in a good way.

We Ate Our Way Through The Lower East Side's Latin Food Scene

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 10.26.2015 | Latino Voices

Finding delicious Latin food can be difficult, especially in a place as big as New York City.  So two of my HuffPost co-workers and I selflessly ...

This New York Soup Kitchen Welcomes Both People And Pets

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.27.2015 | Good News

At this New York mission, all people -- and pups -- are welcome. Collide, a ministry operating out of Graffiti Church, in the Lower East Side of...

The 9 Best Things to Do This Fall in New York City

Andrea Poe | Posted 10.02.2015 | New York
Andrea Poe

Whether you spend three days or three years in New York City, there is always something awaiting you just around the corner, a gem you have overlooked or never knew existed. Sure you'll enjoy wandering along Fifth Avenue, ambling through Central Park, and exploring Times Square, but venture further to reap the greatest rewards. Here are a few suggestions:

DANCENOW's 20th Anniversary Is a Cause for Celebration -- and Reflection

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

ZviDance; Photo credit: Stephen Delas Heras On September 10, 2001, a 24-year-old made the trek from Pennsylvania to New York City. A decade later,...

The Faithful Shopper, for the Felines: Couture Cats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.17.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's no wonder that for many people cats are the "purr-fect" pet. Why not treat your favorite feline to a visit at one of New York City's chic cat-centric centers?

Elizabeth Livingston's Paintings Come Out of Darkness With Solo Show 'Night Fell' in LES

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Adrian Margaret Brune

That general reluctance toward averment has, perhaps, kept Livingston away from the necessary self-promotion required for the coveted New York scene since she earned an MFA in painting at Boston University.

An Enchanted Two Hour NYC Bike Ride

Cody Lyon | Posted 08.11.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

Around 6 PM on Wednesday August 5, I left my job near the World Trade Center and headed up 6th Avenue on my bicycle looking for a place to get some air in my tires.

Reciprocity on the Streets of Manhattan: The Pushcart Vendor and the Homeless Man

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 08.07.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

I felt gratitude, again, for those experiences of going without, how integral they are to my perspective now when considering small things I have. In that sense, the man was a messenger, putting me in touch with my old suffering self. Perhaps I needed to see her.

5 'Secret' Public Spaces to Beat the Heat in Manhattan

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 07.31.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

Manhattan has come a long way creating public spaces more aligned with nature and art. Old public places have undergone recent incarnations. Bryant Park now has a miniature golf course and a new wave of accordion pumping buskers.

New York City's Fight for Cultural Preservation

Toni Haber | Posted 06.26.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

As New York City grows, preservation of its iconic buildings has become a focus of concern for many who have called the city home for years.

Kulturfest Dazzled All Week

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.22.2015 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

The inaugural Kulturfest was intended to be a tease, with audiences clamoring for more. Now that they had been given such a sumptuous taste, how can they get Yiddish out of their heads?

See the Magic and Power of Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira at the Ginga Mundo Group Batizado June 18th, 19th and 20th in New York City

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

On June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2015, the Ginga Mundo school of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira will be hosting a Batizado (or "baptism") at Essex Street Academy, 350 Grand Street, Manhattan, along with performances and workshops that are open to all schools as well as open to the public.

Single Mom of 3 Finds Hope Two Months After East Village Explosion

Sandi Bachom | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

Diane did not tell her three small children that on the night of March 27, the only home they had ever known was gone.

This Hyperlocal New York Magazine Is Rallying Around Small Businesses

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.22.2015 | Media

The Lo-Down's Small Business Survival Campaign The community news organization The Lo-Down has launched a crowdfund campaign to raise money to ...

A Gift to New York City -- The LES Arts Extravaganza -- Memorial Day Weekend at Theatre for a New City

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

In a city that is constantly mourning its cultural and lifestyle losses, The Theatre For a New City has achieved what even the veritable NYC Opera has not.

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

Where To Find The Lower East Side's Best Restaurants

Metro | Posted 05.14.2015 | New York

The neighborhood that used to be solidly Sid Vicious territory has grown out of its punk phase and into a vibrant scene for the arts -- and a place where restaurants can feel free to try something different.

America's Oldest Matzo Factory Is Leaving New York's 'Jewish Plymouth Rock'

The Associated Press | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — The last ever Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side — a neighborhood that's been ...

Let the World Speak!

Norman MacAfee | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

There are 6,000 languages in the world, and half are endangered. Those 3,000 will be gone by the end of this century if we don't do something. What are we going to do? That is the situation outlined in a new PBS documentary.

The Lowline: Bright Lights (Video) | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts

In the modern city, space, as any over zealous estate agent will gleefully tell you, is at a premium.

Spotting a True New Yorker

Martin Berusch | Posted 03.08.2015 | New York
Martin Berusch

Nothing defines a city better or more powerfully than the people who live and interact within it. The simple acts of residents going about their daily lives give a city its flavor, its personality, its appeal, its uniqueness. This couldn't be any truer for New York City.

Book Review -- NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

After reading a good oral history such as NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman, it should feel like you have just hung out with a bunch of people you just met and learned a whole lot from.

Christopher Mathias

'RIP Taylor Swift' Mural Mourns The Death Of New York City | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts

When Taylor Swift was named New York City’s “global welcome ambassador” last week by the city’s tourism board, Kara Mullins and Osvaldo Jimene...

Skater Cool (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Ken Hamm

There is cool and then there is skater cool. I spent an hour shooting at Coleman Skate Park under the Manhattan Bridge and was not disappointed. Wh...