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10 Things You Didn't Know About Central Park

Thrillist | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Things you do know about Central Park: you have to pour your wine into a Solo cup or the cops are totally going to bust you for drinking on Sheep Meadow.

The Redesigned Townhouse for Maximum Privacy and Convenience

Toni Haber | Posted 04.01.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

Fantasy meets reality. The seclusion of a private residence with the amenities of a full-service building may be the most desirable living situation in the constantly active and congested New York City.

Why All the Single Ladies Want to Stay That Way

Ashley Crouch | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Ashley Crouch

You need a healthy fear of marriage like you need a healthy fear of the ocean," a friend poignantly remarked the other day.

The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.

First Freedom Tower Stair Race To Help Build 200 Homes For Vets With Disabilities

Associated Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center — the nation's tallest building — will raise money for military veterans st...

For Daniel Holt, Honesty Is More Than a Virtue -- It's a Lifestyle

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 03.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The music stopped. Hearts stopped. Holt paused but didn't stop because he had to bow and prove that it was only a performance, that he would wake up tomorrow and rehearse the same solo for his next gig. But really that's a lie, because it wasn't only a performance.

For Audiences, Loving Ben Scheuer Will Be Easy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Benjamin Scheuer sat at Buvette in the West Village, a casual grin stretching up toward his perfectly coifed 'do. "I dressed for spring today," he said with a velvet voice, sliding over words like they were made of silk.

Condé Nast Hired Dorothy Parker 100 Years Ago

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 03.17.2015 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

Dorothy Rothschild was 21 and living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when she mailed a letter that changed her life. It happened 100 years ago, sometime in early 1915. The moment set the scene for her to become Dorothy Parker.

The Faithful Shopper: Favorite Flagships

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

One of the great advantages of shopping in the greatest retail city in the world is that we can visit each designer or brand's largest statement stores (aka flagships).

Marco Hernandez - The Photographer On A Skateboard

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 03.12.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet: Marco, what got you into photography? Marco Hernandez: I was always looking through skateboarding and fashion magazines in hi...

A Matter of Opinion

Stanley Ely | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

Why would I have thought that gay men think alike? What gay men have in common is that they're men and are gay. Our tastes run the gamut in movies, food, and clothes, and it turns out in books also.

The Balance of Real Estate -- Who Will Come Out on Top?

Toni Haber | Posted 03.12.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

New York City real estate is a balancing act -- between starting anew and preserving the old, and between luxury and affordability. Increasingly there have been tensions between the residential, manufacturing, and hospitality industries to create a harmonious balance of real estate in each throughout New York City.

Bann - Simply The Best Korean Food In New York City

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 03.11.2015 | Taste
Michael Ernest Sweet

Despite the fact that Montreal and New York City (the two cities where I spend most of my time) are full of restaurants, I keep going back to the same...

Give All NYC Animals the Shelters They Deserve

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.06.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

While Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island have their own vital full-service municipal shelters, Queens and the Bronx only have inadequate "animal receiving centers." These centers do not provide shelter, medical, or adoption services for homeless animals. Instead, dogs and cats brought to these centers are transported to already overtaxed shelters in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

'A Very Social Security Guard'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.05.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Herbert "Doc" Koenig is a security guard in the building where I work. He don't need no stinking badge (he has an ID card with a photo of his goateed visage and the word "Doc" under it) and he doesn't carry a pistol, mainly because he is one. But he does have a rapier wit that could disarm the most suspicious intruder.

As Luxury Real Estate Grows, Its Classification Blurs

Toni Haber | Posted 03.04.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

Luxury -- defined by Miriam-Webster as both "a condition of great comfort, ease, and wealth" and "something that is not usually or always available." While New York City is without a doubt experiencing a wave of luxury real estate boasting affluence and amenity, the breadth of properties defined by this category lingers as a paradox.

Demetri Martin Is a Pretty Cool Cat

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Villarreal

Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he's earned acclaim in the entertainment industry.

Will Hudson Yards Be the New Tribeca?

Toni Haber | Posted 02.26.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

As millions of square feet of land and a city full of people await the completion of these new additions, it will be interesting to see how they stack up against the existing city.

What Are the Best Tips For Hailing Cabs in New York City?

Quora | Posted 02.26.2015 | New York
Quora

I drive a yellow cab. Here are some tips to the tourist, the New Yorker, and the tourist that thinks he's a New Yorker.

Residential Developers Give Buyers All

Toni Haber | Posted 02.20.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

With so many factors going into a purchase decision, the list of non-negotiables is suddenly not so set in stone, putting the buyer and broker to the test.

Breaking Badder: Interviews with RJ Mitte, Robert Weide, Chris Bliss and Anne McCue, Plus Alexz Johnson and Michael Stec Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Daniel Martinez Matallana A Conversation with Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte Mike Ragogna: Hey, first of all I wanted to congratulate you o...

For Valentine's Day, Your NYC Borough Love Breakdown

Lisa Bernier | Posted 02.12.2015 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Keep this in mind come this weekend, when love is in the air, couples will engage in their mid-winter ritual celebration of Hallmark mandated love, and singles will be looking for some semi-romantic weekend hookups.

Larger Family Apartments Driving the Manhattan Studio Out

Toni Haber | Posted 02.11.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

With new construction driving the housing market and developers targeting the high-end buyer, inventory for smaller-scale apartments, specifically the studio, is low -- the larger the apartment, the larger the inventory.

New York: Not as Unaffordable as We Think

Toni Haber | Posted 02.05.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

According to the latest Demographia International Affordability Housing survey, which ranks the affordability of cities across the globe with major markets of populations over 1 million, New York does not place in the top ten most unaffordable cities in the world.

How One Artist Captured The Energy Of Ballet In Sculpture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Countless elements pulling together into one form, directed by will, energy. Science tells us that we are matter; theologians say that we are spiri...