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New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2015: An Evening of Fashion and Dance

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.

Review: Philippe

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.02.2015 | Taste
Yvonna Russell

The Wine Cellar Dining room at Philippe's The quintessential New York City restaurant experience is dining out on cocktails, a luxurious meal wit...

Here's What NYC's Diverse Wildlife Looked Like 400 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel

At one point (whether you can believe it or not), Times Square was naturally beautiful. Instead of jackhammers and sirens, you'd hear blue jays a...

Throwing a Party in Manhattan: No Easy Task

Eddie Parsons | Posted 09.30.2015 | New York
Eddie Parsons

A good time is an easy request in Manhattan. If your attention is not kept active then your mind wonders and you wander down the block.

New York Snapshot: "The White Knight of Fordham Road"

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 09.29.2015 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

I was running to Sunday yoga class in Isham Park, getting in some exercise ahead of exercise, if you know what I mean. And when I'm motivated to this extent, I'm generally not of a mind to stop until I'm done.

The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car (Part 2)

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?

Street Artist Turns Ads Into Gorgeous Critiques Of Commercial Culture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Vermibus says that his work of dissolving the ink with a solvent on posters and using it to paint is his critique of the corrosiveness of a commercial beauty culture that tears down and divides, belittles and relentlessly attacks self esteem and plays on negative emotions to enforce normative values about appearance.

It's Time to Talk Tough About Texting...

David Toussaint | Posted 09.24.2015 | New York
David Toussaint

Because it's not my responsibility to maneuver to one side of the street, often against a building or the pavement, when you are about to run into me, nor to tell you to "look out" to avoid a collision. You are not five.

New York Snapshot: "Harlem River Noir"

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 09.19.2015 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

I was walking the other night along the edge of the Harlem River, at or near where they once chopped off a sizable piece of Manhattan and connected ...

I Went Wedding Dress Shopping Alone In Manhattan And Here's What I Learned

Avelist | Posted 09.21.2015 | Weddings

My mom doesn't live in NYC and my friends work in offices during the day, so I decided to brave the Manhattan salons and boutiques solo. Here are my lessons in bodices, butts, and budgeting.

Greenwich Is the Place to Be

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.21.2015 | New York
Lisa Chau

Suburban Jungle is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind service that has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall S...

The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.17.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

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?

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

Patricia Clarkson Takes the Wheel

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It is unmistakably Patricia Clarkson on the phone, that husky, honeyed purr and laugh too distinctive not to recognize. "I'm a New Orleans native, ...

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,...

First Nighter: Karen Ludwig Recalls Her Substantial Acting Career in Where Was I?

David Finkle | Posted 09.04.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

In the English theater there's a term for it: jobbing actor. It's used to indicate actors who are regularly employed but infrequently achieve star status. They're typically extremely talented but haven't advanced to top billing due to luck, probably just as often as not.

Hemingway at the Morgan Library

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars opens Sept. 25 at the Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan. It's the first-ever major museum exhibition of his work, and promises a thorough examination of how the author honed his craft and brought emotional life to his writing.

'Goodbye To All That' (Apologies to Joan Didion)

Tom Allon | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

Like a young Joan Didion or a middle-aged Woody Allen, I have had an enduring love affair with my birthplace -- Manhattan, particularly its West Side.

Street Art Twins Os Gemeos Take Over Walls In NYC

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The flashing Times Square spectacle on display all during August across a patchwork of multiple screens by the Brazilian street art twins is an animated curiosity, a dreamlike adventure featuring their yellow skinned characters who push their way through the screen and get closer to you.

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?

Welcome To Lower Manhattan's First Mural Festival

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The entrepreneurial spirit of a couple of guys, Wayne Rada and Rey Rosa, is luring artists back into Lower Manhattan, if only to paint a mural and help the tourist trade in Little Italy. That is how the L.I.S.A. Project (Little Italy Street Art) began three years ago.

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.

"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey:" A 21st-Century Play for a 21st-Century Audience

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.