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PHOTOS: Tense Times In Graffiti Town

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 11.29.2012 | New York

In 1971, as Americans became increasingly concerned with the effects of over-development, pollution and urban decay, the newly formed Environmental Pr...

WATCH: Amazing Empire State Building Light Show

Posted 11.27.2012 | New York

The Empire State Building hosted its inaugural light show Monday night, synchronized to the music of Alicia Keys. The new Philips Color Kinetic li...

WATCH: A Business Making Subway Signs

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York

Iconic. Minimalist. Formal. All of these terms describe the subway’s most identifiable characteristic: Its signs—something Trevor MacDermid knows ...

WATCH: Artist Makes Instruments Out Of Shovels, Whiskey Bottles

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 11.15.2012 | New York

By Emon Hassan I am always looking for stories beyond the guitar for my storytelling site, Guitarkadia. When I discovered Ken Butler and his work, ...

PHOTOS: Vampire Burlesque In LES

DNAinfo | Posted 10.22.2012 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — These performers bared more than their fangs. A troupe of burlesque dancers put on a vampire-inspired show at R Bar on the Bowe...

For Macaron Parlour on the Lower East Side, the Story Starts on Halloween

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 12.18.2012 | New York
Hilary Sheinbaum

As I nearly inhaled the most amazing salted caramel buttercream macaron I've ever met in my life, I made a new buddy behind the counter -- Simon. My fast friend offered me another sweet treat, and I obliged (because when Simon says, you follow suit).

A Twenty-Year-Old Woman In Queens Becomes A Man | Posted 10.11.2012 | New York

On an unusually sunny and crisp autumn afternoon in November 2010, a family gathered in Saints Peter and Paul Church in Manorville, Long Island. There...

PHOTOS: Halloween Festival To Feature Doggie Costume Contest

DNAinfo | Posted 10.05.2012 | New York

LONG ISLAND CITY — We're not in Kansas anymore. The annual Halloween Harvest Festival will be returning to Socrates Sculpture Park, complete with...

Paul Richard

Aline Pimentel | Posted 12.05.2012 | Arts
Aline Pimentel


WATCH: A Personal Crossing Aboard The Staten Island Ferry

Narratively | Posted 10.04.2012 | New York

By Henry Jacobson This is a personal crossing on the Staten Island Ferry—a return to the journey I so often took in childhood, growing up in Stat...

Astoria Characters: The Actor Who's Late to the Show

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Orlando Anthony Pavich wasn't expecting morning to come so soon. He's hasn't shaved yet or put on a shirt. Zoe, his 2-year-old dachshund, is scurrying around the living room, jumping on the couches.

Copper, Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men: Getting New York City History Right on Cable's Hottest Night

Greg Young | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York
Greg Young

Fans of New York City's rich past have seen three of its most tumultuous decades represented in television series this year. And each show is bringing a different approach to filling out the historical contours of this ever-changing metropolis.

Locked Doors

Jill Knapp | Posted 09.27.2012 | New York
Jill Knapp

I can't tell you how many times it's happened to me. I stand there, in the rain, or in the snow, or on a perfectly beautiful spring day and I hail a lit cab, and it just drives right on by me.

Fall-ing in Love Again

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

It's 4:45 a.m. as I begin to type. I'm sitting in my Brooklyn, USA apartment. It's unofficially the coolest city on the planet. It's officially my home, and refuge, for the last 13 years. And I'm feeling quite reflective at the start of a new season.

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who's Counting Up to 100

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Luisa Radeschi's been carrying the photo around for as long as she can remember. She just turned 94, so it's safe to say that it's been going on 70 or 80 years.

Natalie Frank: "The Governed and the Governors"

Hilary Harkness | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

What is the role of painting today? The power of illusion in painting is magical but limited. Installation artists have the advantage of using their galleries as an element, or even the subject, of their work.

PHOTO: 80 Years Later, Mystery Surround Famous Photograph

Posted 09.22.2012 | New York

One of New York City's most famous photographs turned 80 Thursday. "Lunch Atop A Skyscraper," showing 11 workers eating lunch while sitting on a steel...

Experiments in Motion Encourages Architectural Fantasy, but Are You Ready for the Next Lowline?

Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.21.2012 | New York
Betsy Isaacson

Experiments In Motion, showing at Essex Street Warehouse at the same time as Imagining the Lowline, is an array of architectural fantasies, a technical feast.

Theater: The Opera Einstein On The Beach Triumphs (Again)!

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.15.2017 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Einstein On The Beach is a signal artistic achievement and happily remains as thrilling and rich an experience today as it was when I saw it in 1992.

PHOTOS: 'LowLine' Preview

DNAinfo | Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — A full-scale model of a proposed project that would transform an abandoned train station beneath Delancey Street into a subterrane...

WATCH: Aretha On Franklin St., Jay Z On Jay St., Marvin Gaye On...

Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

CDZA, a group of musicians who you may remember from "The Human Jukebox," is back with a great new video tribute to New York City streets and their fa...

PHOTOS: 'The Master' Premieres In New York

Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

Following Harvey Weinstein's decision to ramp up security amidst reports of angry, strange calls from Scientologists, Paul Thomas Anderson's highly an...

WATCH: Awesome Publication Needs A Few More Dollars

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.08.2012 | New York

"Loud flashes of yellow are all around you in this city—46,000 taxi sedans, vans and S.U.V.’s streaking across the streets of New York," writes Di...

PHOTO: Does Anybody Know This Couple?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

Aspiring photojournalist Mo Gelber captured this incredible image outside Manhattan Criminal Court last month and is now desperately trying to identif...

Astoria Characters: The Jazz Player

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.04.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

A coffee cup. And a trumpet. Josh Deutsch carries them out to his second-floor balcony. He didn't intend to bring them both; it was a spur-of-the-moment decision.