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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
Metro

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)

Crane.tv | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Kandace Springs: A Change Is Gonna Come

Craig Carpenter | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

As part of a musical family, she has, during that time, absorbed the traditions from her soul-singing father, the hip-hop of her generation, and the influence of the aforementioned greats of the nineties.

Barreling from Chinatown to Chinatown by Bus

Christine Stoddard | Posted 10.27.2014 | New York
Christine Stoddard

A balmy, persistent breeze in Manhattan blurred the July evening into an autumnal memory. By now, I was a Chinatown bus regular, familiar with the various lines, their pros and cons, even their drivers. Snippets from different (mis)adventures melted into a slightly off-putting fondue.

The Lower (Lower) East Side

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While the Lower East Side north of Delancey is being infiltrated by frat stars and state school grads, the Lower East Side below Delancey is seeing a rebirth of creative, unique, and amazing stores, galleries, and my favorite, restaurants.

Ryan Star Captivates, Blows Minds at Sold-Out Rockwood Shows

Max Lugavere | Posted 08.23.2014 | New York
Max Lugavere

Friday night Dix Hills-born Ryan Star, the Paper Magazine-dubbed "alt-rock Frank Ocean," brought the house down at one of his summer residency shows at Rockwood Music Hall on the lower east side.

Here to Change the World: Emerging Artists Turn Downtown Dreams Real at University Settlement and The Door

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.30.2014 | New York
Jaime Lubin

The emerging artists from US and The Door have certainly made an indelible impression on how I think about the world -- here's hoping they continue to do so for a lifetime.