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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.

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.

Small Girl, Big Apple

Susan Kaufman | Posted 07.31.2015 | New York
Susan Kaufman

As a suburban-born 20-year-old college student, living in the heart of the West Village of New York City for a whole summer is probably the best thing that ever happened to me.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

Manhattan's Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

As New York has grown into perhaps the globe's most famous metropolis, Inwood Hill has remained largely the same as it ever was: a verdant oasis on the edge of the city's most densely populated borough.

Celebrities Lead Real Estate Investment Market

Toni Haber | Posted 07.20.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

Some of New York's most unique and luxurious real estate has been scooped up by celebrities, and with the spotlight always on, their real estate investments have become examples of market conditions.

Let's Have a Conversation About Manhattan Mini Storage and Gender Identity

Brandon Topp | Posted 07.17.2015 | New York
Brandon Topp

Manhattan Mini Storage's bold advertisements are expected, but one of their recent "Storage Space Love Stories" is worthy of more conversation than it's provoked. The image is all over New York City's MTA-- a transgender woman, or male drag queen, poses by a vanity with furs and wigs surrounding.

The Faithful Shopper: Best Bikinis to Get Your Beach On (Hamptons Edition)

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Obviously a Hampton's favorite by the multiple locations! Boutiques offer an eclectic mix of elegant, comfortable, and colorful women's clothing, accessories, fragrance, home décor, beachwear and swim.

Moses Pendleton Is an Alchemist, and His Company Is Making Magic at the Joyce

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.13.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Pendleton isn't just a choreographer. He's a photographer who's featured in galleries around the United States and Europe. He's a writer and reader who translates ideas into images on the stage. He's an adventurer who listens to birdcalls and imagines musical scores.

Uber's $10 Rides Are Great -- If You Live In Manhattan And Like Strangers

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology

There's always a catch.