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PHOTOS: Restoration Of Historic Brooklyn Theater Begins

Posted 01.23.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz broke ground Wednesday on the restoration of one of New York's oldest and grand...

Astoria Characters: The Indiana Granny

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

One thing has to be perfectly clear at the start: Joan Murphy doesn't have much to say. So she's set the kitchen table for tea. And she's made some of her banana nut bread so things won't be a total loss.

IMAGES: NY Cosmos Propose 25,000-Seat Stadium

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 01.16.2013 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- The New York Cosmos, which was one of the world's best-known soccer franchises of the 1970s and was resurrected last year after nearl...

Dancing 'Til Dawn With BK's Party People

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 12.31.2012 | New York

I emerge from the L at the Montrose stop along with several other people. The sidewalk is busy, plenty of cars pass. But as soon as I take a right dow...


NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 02.24.2013 | New York

Twas the night before Christmas and I really, really wanted a freakin' drink. During Christmas dinners past, between courses, you could always find...

Tattooed Doctor Helps Ex-Cons Remove Their Scarring Legacies

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 12.18.2012 | New York

The skin between Dr. David Ores’ shoulder blades is embellished with a colossal tattoo, an “M” and a “D,” etched grandly in the Old English ...

SantaCon Is Coming To Town

| Posted 12.14.2012 | New York

By Nikhita Venugopal, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK — Santa Claus is coming to town. And he needs a drink. SantaCon 2012 is hitting the str...

PHOTOS: 'Ghosts In The Village'

Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

It's been well over a month since power was restored to Greenwich Village, and life there has returned basically back to normal. The memory remains, h...

Yes, The Bronx Has An Official Historian

Posted 12.05.2012 | New York

Lloyd Ultan does not use email. He doesn’t own a cellphone. He doesn’t eat in restaurants, drive a car, or even have a driver’s license, for tha...

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...

PHOTOS: Lighting The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — An 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy was transformed into a beacon of shimmering glory Wednesday when New Y...

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.

Hello, Brooklyn

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 11.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The newly built Barclays Center is the home of the Brooklyn Nets, and Jay-Z, an investor in the team, christened the venue Friday nig...

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.