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For Daniel Holt, Honesty Is More Than a Virtue -- It's a Lifestyle

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The music stopped. Hearts stopped. Holt paused but didn't stop because he had to bow and prove that it was only a performance, that he would wake up tomorrow and rehearse the same solo for his next gig. But really that's a lie, because it wasn't only a performance.

For Audiences, Loving Ben Scheuer Will Be Easy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Benjamin Scheuer sat at Buvette in the West Village, a casual grin stretching up toward his perfectly coifed 'do. "I dressed for spring today," he said with a velvet voice, sliding over words like they were made of silk.

Condé Nast Hired Dorothy Parker 100 Years Ago

Kevin Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.17.2015 | Books
Kevin Fitzpatrick

Dorothy Rothschild was 21 and living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when she mailed a letter that changed her life. It happened 100 years ago, sometime in early 1915. The moment set the scene for her to become Dorothy Parker.

The Faithful Shopper: Favorite Flagships

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

One of the great advantages of shopping in the greatest retail city in the world is that we can visit each designer or brand's largest statement stores (aka flagships).

Marco Hernandez - The Photographer On A Skateboard

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet: Marco, what got you into photography? Marco Hernandez: I was always looking through skateboarding and fashion magazines in hi...

A Matter of Opinion

Stanley Ely | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

Why would I have thought that gay men think alike? What gay men have in common is that they're men and are gay. Our tastes run the gamut in movies, food, and clothes, and it turns out in books also.

The Balance of Real Estate -- Who Will Come Out on Top?

Toni Haber | Posted 05.12.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

New York City real estate is a balancing act -- between starting anew and preserving the old, and between luxury and affordability. Increasingly there have been tensions between the residential, manufacturing, and hospitality industries to create a harmonious balance of real estate in each throughout New York City.

Bann - Simply The Best Korean Food In New York City

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste
Michael Ernest Sweet

Despite the fact that Montreal and New York City (the two cities where I spend most of my time) are full of restaurants, I keep going back to the same...

Give All NYC Animals the Shelters They Deserve

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

While Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island have their own vital full-service municipal shelters, Queens and the Bronx only have inadequate "animal receiving centers." These centers do not provide shelter, medical, or adoption services for homeless animals. Instead, dogs and cats brought to these centers are transported to already overtaxed shelters in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

'A Very Social Security Guard'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Herbert "Doc" Koenig is a security guard in the building where I work. He don't need no stinking badge (he has an ID card with a photo of his goateed visage and the word "Doc" under it) and he doesn't carry a pistol, mainly because he is one. But he does have a rapier wit that could disarm the most suspicious intruder.

As Luxury Real Estate Grows, Its Classification Blurs

Toni Haber | Posted 05.04.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

Luxury -- defined by Miriam-Webster as both "a condition of great comfort, ease, and wealth" and "something that is not usually or always available." While New York City is without a doubt experiencing a wave of luxury real estate boasting affluence and amenity, the breadth of properties defined by this category lingers as a paradox.

Demetri Martin Is a Pretty Cool Cat

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Villarreal

Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he's earned acclaim in the entertainment industry.

Will Hudson Yards Be the New Tribeca?

Toni Haber | Posted 04.28.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

As millions of square feet of land and a city full of people await the completion of these new additions, it will be interesting to see how they stack up against the existing city.

What Are the Best Tips For Hailing Cabs in New York City?

Quora | Posted 04.27.2015 | New York

I drive a yellow cab. Here are some tips to the tourist, the New Yorker, and the tourist that thinks he's a New Yorker.

Residential Developers Give Buyers All

Toni Haber | Posted 04.22.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

With so many factors going into a purchase decision, the list of non-negotiables is suddenly not so set in stone, putting the buyer and broker to the test.

Breaking Badder: Interviews with RJ Mitte, Robert Weide, Chris Bliss and Anne McCue, Plus Alexz Johnson and Michael Stec Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Daniel Martinez Matallana A Conversation with Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte Mike Ragogna: Hey, first of all I wanted to congratulate you o...

For Valentine's Day, Your NYC Borough Love Breakdown

Lisa Bernier | Posted 04.14.2015 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Keep this in mind come this weekend, when love is in the air, couples will engage in their mid-winter ritual celebration of Hallmark mandated love, and singles will be looking for some semi-romantic weekend hookups.

Larger Family Apartments Driving the Manhattan Studio Out

Toni Haber | Posted 04.13.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

With new construction driving the housing market and developers targeting the high-end buyer, inventory for smaller-scale apartments, specifically the studio, is low -- the larger the apartment, the larger the inventory.

New York: Not as Unaffordable as We Think

Toni Haber | Posted 04.07.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

According to the latest Demographia International Affordability Housing survey, which ranks the affordability of cities across the globe with major markets of populations over 1 million, New York does not place in the top ten most unaffordable cities in the world.

How One Artist Captured The Energy Of Ballet In Sculpture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Countless elements pulling together into one form, directed by will, energy. Science tells us that we are matter; theologians say that we are spiri...

Call It Sleep?

Francis Levy | Posted 04.04.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Manhattan is an enormous Jewish ghetto that many don't want to escape.

7 Best Slices of NYC Pizza You Haven't Heard of

Erik Seide | Posted 04.04.2015 | New York
Erik Seide

if New Yorkers are proud of one thing, its that we know pizza.

The Faithful Shopper: Lovely Lingerie

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.01.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Our great department stores and Victoria's Secret have lovely selections, but consider looking around a bit more. Whether your tastes are classic, demure or just a touch risqué, we have the boutiques that will keep love alive!

NYC Real Estate Prepares for Future Storms

Toni Haber | Posted 03.31.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

After seeing the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, developers around the city have taken these natural occurrences and their potential damages into careful consideration when designing a new structure.

Despite What You May Have Read, New York Is a Terrific Place to Raise a Baby

Natalie Thomas | Posted 03.30.2015 | New York
Natalie Thomas

We're the beneficiaries of every great service that most New Yorkers are privy too: Tons of parks and playgrounds, classes, building playrooms, museums, culture, diversity... and getting to our New York offerings in a New York minute.