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Anti-Muslim Bus Ad Set to Exploit "Ground Zero Mosque" Fear'

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority just gave its blessing to a disturbing effort to tar the Cordoba Initiative by association with the 9/11 attacks, brought to you by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Mosque Moaning: The GOP Diversion Tactic From Unfavorable Polls Gives Terrorists the Win They Want

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The latest GOP election sleight-of-hand? Divert attention from the news that projected Republican gains are going to be confined largely to the South by amping up the rhetoric on the mosque project in Lower Manhattan.

Obama Reframes Mosque Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama showed that the "Ground Zero mosque" argument is not a simple one, and in fact has two major segments. The first is whether or not the mosque "should be allowed" to be built. The second is whether it "should" be built.

Futura & Os Gemeos : Two Generations of Street Artists Hit NYC

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

An 80' tall mural of a "Gigante" painted kid with one shoe was given this week to New York by a hometown hero and two imported Brazillian Street Artists.

The GOP Platform: No Muslims, No Mexicans

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

In 1856, the Grand Old Party was new. It promoted freedom in accordance with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Today, the party is old, no longer grand and promotes fear.

Robyn and Kelis' All Hearts Tour Packs Webster Hall With Smoke Machines And Electropop

Ben Bromberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Bromberg

This Thursday marked the last date in Robyn and Kelis' "All Hearts" tour, going out with a bang at the second of two shows at Webster Hall. The crow...

The F Word: Welcome to Recovery for the Rich

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Welcome to the recovery! That's what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wrote in the New York Times this week. And such good news! We've all been w...

Modest Virtuosos Avi Buffalo Perform At Southstreet Seaport

Ben Bromberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Bromberg

Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and his bandmates in Avi Buffalo may only be 19 years old (give or take a year), but their skill is impressive enough to mak...

Nike's New York Shoes: "5-Boroughs Pack" Represents Whole City

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

By Nina Mandell DNAinfo Reporter/Producer MANHATTAN -- New Yorkers should beware of the sneaker collectors fast-breaking to Nike retailers Saturda...

When Manholes Explode, New Yorkers Shrug

Tom Bisky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Bisky

As audio-visual phenomena, the volcanic blasts from manhole-accessed underground pipes are nothing short of spectacular -- but we New Yorkers are getting used to them.

Astoria Characters: The Dogs' Best Friend

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

At the top of the stairs, Dexter the pit bull is waiting exactly where Wendy DeSarno told him to sit when she went to answer the door.

Cin Cin: Italy or Eataly?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

With the prospect of Eataly, an outpost of the world's biggest food and wine market, slated to open in New York in mid-September, foodies will be able to indulge in culinary travel closer to home.

Artlog's Top Art & Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

Well, the World Cup has officially ended (congrats, Spain!), and some of you are probably left feeling a little lost and without purpose. Let the art world bring you back to life!

The Tremendous Potential (and Ultimate Limitations) of Buses

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Improving bus service is the low-hanging fruit, the missing link in the city's transportation network. But there is still considerable opposition to Select Bus Service in New York City.

Zooey Deschanel And M.Ward Tame Overheated New Yorkers With Free She & Him Concert

Natan Edelsburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Natan Edelsburg

At 5:40pm on a sweltering hot summer day off the coast of Manhattan, She & Him finally boarded the stage after what felt like an hour-long tanning s...

Triborough Bridge Shut Down: New York City Bomb Squad Investigates Abandoned U-Haul Truck On RFK

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Police say a U-Haul truck that caused a bomb scare after it was ditched near a toll booth at New York City's Robert F. Kennedy Bridge...

The American Garmento: An Endangered Species in its Natural Habitat

Jenni Avins | Posted 08.01.2011 | New York
Jenni Avins

Gave a peek into New York City's Garment District's nooks and crannies via a few little videos, for a glimpse at the American Garmento -- an endangered species in its natural habitat.

Groundbreaking Speech by Ban Ki-moon on Eve of NPT Review

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In a Huffington Post exclusive, Peace Action organizers of the "Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" Conference at Riverside Church -- ...

Trapped in the Other Gulf Oil Slick -- Saudi Women Tell Mr. President: Set Us Free!

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

It's time that Saudi Arabia antes up and empowers its women to show the world they fear not the choice of powerful women.

Who Was Chea Vichea and Why Does He Matter? Ask Filmmaker Bradley Cox

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In my own special screening, director Bradley Cox recently showed me his 55-minute film Who Killed Chea Vichea? in his office in Manhattan. Bradley is...

The Art of Overdressing

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Fridkis

People should overdress more. Or at least have the option. Jeans and tank tops are infiltrating the opera, and it doesn't feel appropriate to wear dramatic outfits very many places.

The Danger of a Single Story

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

The outcome of a single story can be that it flattens our understanding of art and of each other in a now globalized world.

The Art of the Manhattan (The Old School)

Karl Kozel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karl Kozel

I highly encourage those who haven't had a Manhattan, or who have not tried the different variations of it, to experience them all. They are all magical in their own way and need to be appreciated for their own merits.

Astoria Characters: The Sunny-Side-Up Cook

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Emilio Pino is always the only guy in the kitchen at Hellgate, Astoria's Cheers, so it seems a bit pretentious to call him the chef.

Made in Midtown: Meet Jason Wu

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Jason Wu is describing his recent visit to the Smithsonian to watch his one-shouldered, intricately embroidered dress be inducted into the museum's collection.