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Slow Traffic In Manhattan Is Here To Stay: Wednesdays Worst For Gridlock

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you are thinking of driving in Manhattan on a Wednesday, perhaps to take in a Broadway matinee, think again: it is the most congested day of the we...

NY Pols Lobby NASA For Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum As Shuttle Resting Place

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York politicians are over the moon about the chances of landing a soon-to-be-retired space shuttle at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. Sen. Chu...

Death In Balcony Fall Not The First Death For NYC Landlord

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Bernie Mooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Local Citizen Reporting Team Two weeks ago, 24-year-old Connor Donohue fell to his death after a faulty railing gave way on hi...

Transit's New Ally?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

New York State Senator Pedro Espada, ardent opponent of bridge tolls in the past, has now proposed a $2 toll on the East River Bridges.

New York Epidemic: Buildings With No Address

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mr. Stringer's troops fanned out along 13 busy corridors of Manhattan, checking out 1,837 locations. They found that nearly 40 percent of them - 729 p...

New York University To Expand

observer.com | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Early next month, NYU is set to publicly unveil the master plan for this expansion effort, termed "NYU 2031: NYU in NYC " for the school's bicentennia...

MoMA's P.S. 1 Divides Community

nydailynews.com | By Leigh Remizowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Long Island City's best-known art museum and its community board stand divided - by a 16-foot concrete wall. Community Board 2 members are up in arms...

PHOTOS: Elephants Walk Through Manhattan

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is parading elephants through Manhattan streets enough to capture your attention? Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus hopes so. Keeping up an ...

Art Handling Olympics In Lower East Side

nytimes.com | RANDY KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The event, the first-ever Art Handling Olympics -- a combination roast, "Jackass"-style stunt extravaganza and excuse to drink a lot -- drew about 200...

Survey: Upper East Side Top Retirement Spot In Country

nydailynews.com | By Bill Egbert and Erin Durkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's Upper East Side is a great place to retire - as long as you're filthy rich. Manhattan's 10021 zip code is among the top retirement spots i...

Lower Manhattan's Population Has Tripled In Last 15 Years

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

Lower Manhattan has experienced a tremendous population boom over the last 15 years and still ranks as one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the...

"Vampire" Robbery Suspect Bit Cab Driver

1010 Wins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Police are are asking the public to help nab a man they say attempted to rob a livery cab -- and then repeatedly bit the cabbie on the neck and elsewh...

The NY Times, The Daily News and the NY Post Snooze while Extell Advances

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

In two weeks the biggest real estate development in mid-town Manhattan since the creation of Lincoln Center will go before City Planning for approval....

PHOTOS: Check Out William F. Buckley's Upper East Side Duplex...It's For Sale

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The duplex that belonged to the late conservative thinker and National Review founder William F. Buckley is back on sale... after a big slash in price...

Made in Midtown: Meet Shelly Steffee

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Currently the City of New York is considering a proposal to change the zoning in the Garment District -- decisions that would transform the industry and the neighborhood.

Disappointed, But Not Surprised: What One Downtowner Thinks About the Reaction to Cordoba House

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

As a community, we can not allow our well intentioned and peaceful Muslim neighbors to be equated with extremists.

28 Arrested In Drug Raids In Amsterdam Houses

nydailynews.com | By John Lauinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Authorities took down rival drug crews yesterday that had infested the Amsterdam Houses next to Lincoln Center, dealing in cocaine, crack and heroin -...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.