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Manhattan's Hottest New "Office" Sits in a Hotel Lobby in No Man's Land

Matt McCue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt McCue

Welcome to the city's hottest new office, where the attractive crowd sips gourmet coffee and seems to have the greatest jobs in the world -- the kind that aren't confined to cubicles.

Connor Donohue Fell To His Death From Balcony, Possibly By Accident

nypost.com | CHUCK BENNETT and JESSICA SIMEONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A young man described as "happy, bright and full of hope" tumbled to his death from his 24th-floor balcony in Midtown -- possibly after the railing ga...

Manhattan's East 20th Street Beach

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Manhattan has beaches. Yes, they're small, often submerged at high tide, and you'd be crazy to go swimming in the water, but they're still beaches.

Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the eart...

Carriage Horses' Welfare Prompts Change In Rules

nytimes.com | SHANE DIXON KAVANAUGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Manhattan's carriage horses may soon get an annual five-week vacation and safer working conditions, while their drivers receive a 47 percent pay raise...

Foreign Retailers Make Push Into NYC

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As American clothing retailers have let their brands get tattered and frayed, hot overseas chains are stepping in with chic, well-priced wares. This ...

Bloomberg Shuttering Lifesaving Senior Centers

Stacy Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stacy Torres

Under Bloomberg's grim plan to close at least 50 senior centers by July 1, thousands of seniors will not have a place to eat Thanksgiving this year.

The First Manhattan-Born Justice Since Cardozo; Barney Greengrass Goes to the Supreme Court

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Adam Hanft

Like Manhattan itself, Elena Kagan is far more complex than her simple-minded opponents make her out to be.

Art Shows Boom In NYC: Record Visitors And Big Sales

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a burst of positive news for the art market, New York's two biggest arts fairs, which closed on Sunday, both had a record number of visitors and ma...

WTC Development: Port Authority And Larry Silverstein Meet To Discuss Fate Of Ground Zero

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has met with a developer a day before a deadline to work out a new schedule for rebuild...

Astoria Characters: The Chic Shopkeeper

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Clothing is like art," says Kristie Foster. "It's to admire." The statuesque Kristie, does, indeed, look like a gallery work. The owner of KrisTEES is a live billboard for her chic boutique.

Made in Midtown: Meet Ramdat Harihar

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Ramdat Harihar's ability to make specialized stitches for his designer clients, from Anna Sui to Zack Posen, is central to his survival amidst the declining ranks of apparel manufacturers in New York.

The Death of Theatre Alley (New York, You've Changed)

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

One of New York's rare archetypal dank alleys is no more -- all the buildings on one side have been torn down to make way for what I can only imagine will be a sterile high rise.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Raids Construction Office In Manhattan

nytimes.com | CHARLES v. BAGLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Manhattan district attorney's office raided the offices of Lehr Construction early Wednesday, seizing project records, bidding documents and other...

Judge Rules City Can Keep 'Tavern On The Green' Name

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Workers Rally At Ground Zero To Pressure Progress On WTC

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds of construction workers raised a rallying cry of "Build it now!" on Tuesday, gathering with elected officials at the World T...

World Center Hotel Wants To Attract Ground Zero Tourists

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Conan O'Brien's Apartment Listed For $29.5 Million

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

Last month, with wounds still fresh from the Leno-Conan carnage, the Post reported that despite Conan O'Brien's $45 million NBC buyout, the martyred T...

Cop Caught Sleeping In Terrorist-Target Grand Central Station

Gothamist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Not a good day for a drowsy NYPD officer assigned to monitor a subway platform under Grand Central Terminal. Yesterday morning a WPIX reporter was on ...

Exploring Midtown's Urban Fabric

Deborah Marton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Marton

Fashion Week's move to Lincoln Center is big news, but anyone who cares about fashion should know that even bigger changes are afoot. New York may soon dramatically change zoning in the Garment District.

Getting Across Town Will Soon Be Much Easier: Plans for 34th Street Transitway

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Under the Bloomberg administration's new plan, there would be two dedicated bus lanes running the entire length of 34th Street.

Food Shopping in Manhattan Improves

Marilyn M. Machlowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marilyn M. Machlowitz

Some people have never noticed how horrible it is to shop for food in Manhattan. Perhaps it is because the restaurant selection in NY is so good.

17" And Counting

AP | CHRIS CAROLA and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A slow-moving winter storm smacked the Northeast on Friday, unleashing heavy snow, rain and hurricane-force winds as it knocked o...

Macy's Fire: Fire Breaks Out At Flagship Store

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A fire broke out at the Macy's store in Herald Square at 11:40 this morning, sending shoppers streaming into the streets. This marks the second fire ...

Grand Theft Auto- Part 1

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Selkoe

What is the most overlooked key issue of our time? A nuclear Iran, America's failing education system, the need for better dental hygiene? The answ...