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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.

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.

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.

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.

Made in Midtown: Meet Paul Cavazza, Create-a-Marker

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Made in Midtown's journalism fellow Tom Vanderbilt offers a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion world, and reveals how an industry inseparable from New York continues to thrive.

Astoria Characters: The World-Wise Window Washer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The secret's in the squeegee. That's what gets windows streak-free, squeaky clean. So says Barry Feirstein, the guy who does windows for a living.

Recession & Remodeling Costs Threaten Metro-North Bar Car

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The cocktails started early, before the train left Manhattan, and by 6 p.m. most of the passengers were already on the second round. Tiny vodka bottle...

Make Music New York Celebrates With Over 1,000 Free Shows Across New York

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Manhattan and its five boroughs from concert halls to parks to the 12,00 miles of NYC sidewalk will be full of music Monday, June 21 as part of the an...

Why We Need a New Manhattan Project to Address Climate Change

Michael D. Intriligator | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael D. Intriligator

We need a totally new approach to the climate crisis that recognizes that the problem is a technical one that cannot be solved by political means but rather only by technical ones.

Three Words Every Cocktail-Loving New Yorker Should Know: Eleven Madison Park

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Sachs

The bar at Eleven Madison Park not only does the restaurant justice, but it's also my favorite place in the city to have a drink, whether I'm looking for a cutting-edge cocktail or simply a gin-and-tonic.

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Reviewed

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Joan Rivers is now 77 years old. When she began her career back in the days of Jack Parr, Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson, her coarse humor and use of a drunken sailor's profanity were shocking.

Stewardship Report Endorses and Fetes First Two Candidates for N.Y.S. Assembly

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

The just-launched Jim Luce Stewardship Report has just endorsed its first two candidates for the New York State Assembly -- and is throwing a party to...

Tea Party Leaders With Imaginary Solutions

Colin Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Barnicle

Tea Party members are normal people who want answers that fit their lifestyle. America shouldn't be scared of them. America should be scared of the leaders offering very few solutions.

Danger and Intrigue in Cortlandt Alley

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

I do appreciate alleys for their beauty as a rare piece of forgotten New York. There's really nothing you can do to save or preserve them and their value is in their scarcity.