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120 Years Ago: Ellis Island Opens Doors and Welcomes Annie Moore of Ireland

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.28.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Jan. 1 has long been regarded as a day of fresh beginnings, and never was that more appropriate than 120 years ago in 1892 when Ellis Island first opened its doors to hopefuls from around the world.

The Blood and Beauty Of The Meatpacking District: A Story Of Change (PHOTOS)

Laura Rowley | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

A decade ago Pamela Greene decided to take a street photography class in New York City. A former journalist, screenwriter and advertising executive, ...

What To Drink With Your Holiday Sweets | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

From Christmas cookies and fruitcake to Chanukah doughnuts and chocolate gelt, it's the season for indulging in decadent desserts, no matter what holiday you celebrate.

Manhattan on My Mind

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman


PHOTOS: The Birthplaces Of 10 Famous Cocktails

BootsnAll | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

Was a Manhattan truly invented in Manhattan? Where do Mojitos really come from? Who was Tom Collins anyway? Is a Mai Tai really Hawaiian?

Man Commits Suicide By Jumping From Milford Plaza Hotel In Midtown

Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

An unidentified man jumped to his death from the 27th floor of the Milford Plaza Hotel in Midtown landing on Eighth Avenue between 44th and 45th Stree...

Craft Cocktails: Coming To A Restaurant Near You

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

As cocktail culture becomes more sophisticated and permeates further into the mainstream, more and more restaurants have decided to dispense with thei...

WATCH: New Documentary Captures Woody Allen Like Never Before

Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts

In Woody Allen's films, introspection and autobiographical elements are practically assured. But an upcoming documentary directed by Robert Weide will...

Origins: The Social Roots of New York City Hip Hop Culture (PHOTOS)

David Maurice Smith | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home
David Maurice Smith


Lessons From a Marathon

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Jennifer Hamady

With the New York City Marathon coming up this weekend, I am reminded of an experience two years ago that not only changed my view of the annual event. It changed my life.

The Five Borough Bar Crawl

Munier Salem | Posted 01.01.2012 | New York
Munier Salem

It was 1 p.m. on a Saturday in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. Six friends gathered at an outdoor bar near Battery Park. Our goal for that day was simple: have a drink each borough of the city.

10 Most Expensive Cities In America

Posted 01.01.2012 | New York

In 2010, New York City was declared the most expensive city to live in the country. The top spot is relatively unsurprising news when you recall New Y...

In the Halloween Queen's Court: A Conversation with Elvira, aka Cassandra Peterson

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

At 60, Cassandra Peterson has practically become the Santa Claus of the 31st of October, so it was surprising to get a one-on-one conversation with her in costume last Thursday.

Here's to Rum Diary..a Movie Review

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

It is a pleasure to see Johnny Depp in Rum Diary a film of substance. Finally Depp is without his black pirate eye makeup though he wears shades a go...

Cops Bust Alleged Illegal After-Hours Sex Club in Midtown | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York

MIDTOWN -- Cops have closed down an allegedly illegal after-hours nightclub that hosted paid sex parties in a Midtown office building for more than a ...

I Came, I Saw, I Got Blasted: The Ultimate Wine, Spirits & Cocktail Blast Event Recap

Tony Sachs | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

Part industry gala, part trade show, part cocktail party, part cheesy wedding. The second annual Ultimate Blast, hosted by the Ultimate Beverage Chal...

Manhattan Leads Large Counties in First Quarter

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
John Tepper Marlin

The latest county job and wage numbers suggest that one place economic recovery starts is in counties that were already quite well off, like Manhattan...

Wall Street Protest Supporters 'Occupy' Tumblr

Turnstyle | Posted 11.30.2011 | College

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Man Who Robbed Same Bank Three Days In A Row Arrested

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.30.2011 | New York

Police in New York have apprehended a man who robbed the same branch of a Manhattan Bank three days in a row. Charles Burnett, 29, is alleged to h...

Christina Hendricks Discusses the Three Best Things in Life: Jon Hamm, Ryan Gosling, and Pie

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 11.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Christina Hendricks has the old-world, but never old, sex appeal of our Marilyn, and is perhaps our first red-headed pin-up since Rita Hayworth. And she has major acting chops.

Lucinda Luvaas: Loving The City From A Distance

John Seed | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
John Seed


All-Time Favorite Bourbon Cocktails | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

For once, our government did something right: In 2007, the Senate passed a resolution declaring September to be National Bourbon Heritage Month. It's ...

Compelled to Look Back at September 11th

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

People in other parts of the country sometimes think that New York City may not be on the same planet they live in, let alone the same country. Nevertheless, they know that the attack on NYC and on the nation's capital was an attack on America.

9/11 and Its Great Transformations

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

On September 11th, 2001, on what was a perfect morning-right up until the very moment a Boeing 767-223-ER slammed into the North Tower of the World Tr...

Why We Need Shirley MacLaine, and Billy Wilder's The Apartment More Now than Ever

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Perhaps this morality tale will cheer up a few folks who are out of work in the big city...things could be worse, you could still be working for some schmuck, dating some jerk, serving the corporate beast.