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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...

Cheap, Fat and Satisfied

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
One For The Table

Instead of dreaming of hitting the newest clubs and tripping the light fantastic in the latest fashions, I dream of checking out the latest restaurants and dishes yet to be explored.

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.

City Seeks To Limit Art Vendors In Parks

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Manhattan's most famous parks are lined with artists selling their sculptures, paintings and photographs of quintessential New York s...

Made in Midtown: Meet Tony Singh, Four Seasons Fashion

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

There are many reasons why Tony Singh would like to keep his factory at its current location on 39th Street. The last time he moved, more than a decade ago, it cost him roughly $75,000.

Commencement Address at NYC's Special Legacy High School: "Why Not?!"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

In 1973, educator Maari de Souza had an epiphany. "As I got to know students with special needs, I saw amazing memory, perseverance, courage, a willi...

Made in Midtown: Meet Anna Sui

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

While her reach and influence are felt across the world, Sui's story began in the Garment District and continues there to the present day, as she chats in her lacquered black and purple studio.

Trump SoHo's Opening | By Jason Sheftell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Don't judge a book by its cover, and don't ever judge a building until it's done. Trump SoHo, arguably the city's most controversial and anticipated n...

OMG! The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Just Pulled up

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

Remember as a child running up the block trying to catch the Good Humor Man? Well, with Twitter you can chase the Gay Truck all over town!

morning benders' Frontman Chris Chu Chats From NYC Rooftop on Being a "Morning" Person

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I spoke with Chu last month and asked him about staying grounded, the current tour, opening up for amazing artists, and overall, his mellowness in the midst of a chaotic industry.

Raymond Debbane, Weight Watchers Chairman, Buys In 'Slim' Building For $6 Million

The New York Observer | Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At 43 stories, 515 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building on the tree-lined avenue. This, according to the Web site Cityrealty, which goes o...

New York Sits on Empty Housing While the Poor Face Displacement

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

New York feels like a bustling, overcrowded city, but in many ways -- physically, socially, and morally -- the Big Apple looks pretty empty these days.

Placido Domingo Opens New Restaurant Just Weeks After Cancer Surgery

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Made in Midtown: Meet In God We Trust

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

"Fashion was always something I wanted to get into," says Shana Tabor, founder of the Brooklyn-based boutique In God We Trust, "but on my own terms." This is not mere bravado.

World Trade Center Towers: The Real Public Cost

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For more than a year, an exhaustive battle raged over the future of developer Larry Silverstein's towers at the World Trade Center, with the Port Auth...

Made in Midtown: Why Creative Industries Matter to NYC

Deborah Marton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Marton

This morning my organization, the Design Trust for Public Space, launched, an inside look at the Garment District, the heart of American fashion.

Mt. Sinai Hospital Vetoes Deal With St. Vincent's | SHARON OTTERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Another potential savior has decided to pass on St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan, leaving the struggling Greenwich Village institution without a feasi...

New York Real Estate Markets Returning To Normal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The bottom fell out of the Manhattan real estate market at the start of 2009. In truth, it fell out the day Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, but t...

Apprentice Anyone

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roseanne Colletti

Wondered why anyone would stand on line in a cattle call for the "Apprentice." Still not sure I know, but a lot of realty show hopefuls did just that today. Success and stardom are elusive things.

NYU Expansion In Brooklyn Too | Stephen Brown and Andy Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

First they got their sciences, now they're coming for the arts! New York University is plotting a huge, long-term expansion that goes far beyond the ...

Hudson River Powerhouse Seeks Protectors

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

There is a movement afoot to landmark the IRT Powerhouse on the far West Side of Manhattan, directly across the street from Extell's Riverside Center project.

Christopher Cosban's Crane Operator License Suspended After Striking Manhattan Building

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - The operator of a crane that tilted and hit a 25-story building near Wall Street, sending debris plummeting to the groun...