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NYC=Hollywood? Bloomberg Announces 5 New Soundstages

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City is giving a boost to its entertainment industry — and vice versa. On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's me...

Ice Age to Digital Age at The Society of Illustrators (VIDEO)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Rocco Staino

From now until May 5 at The Society of Illustrators visitors can get an inside look at the creative work of Blue Sky Studio, the creators of such films as the Ice Age series, Robots and Rio.

WATCH: Manhattan Skateboarding In The 1980s

Posted 03.22.2012 | New York

We've already seen the stylish, Central Park skateboarders of the 60s and the slow-mo, high-def Brooklyn gliders of the aughts. Now, let's take a time...

WATCH: The Craziest Videos From NYC's St. Paddy's Day

Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

St. Patrick's Day was beautiful in New York this year with warm weather and a diverse city calling itself Irish for a day. Of course, as these 100 ...

WATCH: 1 WTC Will Soon Surpass Empire State

Posted 03.19.2012 | New York

The most expensive building in the world will soon be taller than the Empire State Building. The New York Daily News recently got an exclusive look at...

100 Photos From Over 100 Years Of St. Patrick's Day Parades

Posted 03.15.2012 | New York

This Saturday, New York City will hold its 251st annual St. Patrick's Day parade. It all starts at 11AM at 44th Street, where this year's Grand Marsha...

Erections Are No Big Deal At Naked Park Slope Yoga

Posted 03.14.2012 | New York

Don't worry Park Slope! Naked Space, your favorite neighborhood naked yoga venue, is back! Fucked In Park Slope points us to their handy website: "Nak...

PICS: Amazing Postcards From The Vanished Catskills 'Borscht Belt'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.14.2012 | New York

From the 1920s to the 1970s, the Catskills were full of resorts popular amongst New York Jews--so popular in fact, the area came to be known as "The B...

PHOTOS: Designs For New Section Of HIgh Line Unveiled

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City parks officials and advocates have unveiled designs for the third and final section of the High Line, an elevated stretch of...

ANOTHER Hawk Found Dead, May Have Eaten Poisoned Rat

| Posted 03.12.2012 | New York

By Leslie Albrecht UPPER WEST SIDE — Riverside Park's beloved female red-tailed hawk was found dead of unknown causes on Friday, hawk watchers to...

WATCH: Funeral Procession For Billy's Antiques On The Bowery

Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

Yesterday afternoon was the official sendoff for Billy’s Antiques after more than two decades at 76 East Houston. Real or symbolic, it was no doubt...

PHOTOS: Amazing Portraits Of An Edgy 1980s Times Square

Posted 03.08.2012 | New York

Nowadays, as Fran Lebowitz put it, "If you’re a New Yorker and you run into another New Yorker in Times Square, it’s like running into someone at ...

PHOTOS: Giant, Golden Naked Man Tours New York

Posted 03.07.2012 | New York

Well this is something you don't see everyday. New Yorkers were treated to a giant, gold naked man on the back of a flatbed truck Tuesday. The repl...

Jarmusch Narrates AWESOME Tour Of Village's Poets (And Other Great Walking Tours)

Posted 03.06.2012 | New York

With Spring and walking-weather approaching, a reader tipped off EV Grieve to a great new audio tour of the East Village. According to UnionDocs: "...

WATCH: Giant, Trippy Sculptures To Tower Over Park Avenue

AP | By EVA FONT | Posted 03.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Nine stainless steel, multicolored sculptures of various geometric shapes will tower over Manhattan's Park Avenue in an art project by Ven...

WATCH: The Changing Face Of The Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted 03.05.2012 | New York

It was LA-based RETNA's turn on the Bowery graffiti wall this weekend. Replacing the Faile mural, RETNA, whose real name is Marquis Lewis, painted sym...

Brand New Swimming Pool Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting a brand new swimming pool this summer. Nope, it's not the floating pool we got so excited about back in June, but pret...

Stage Door: Don't Cry for Me, Ahasuerus

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"The narrative structure of the Jewish holidays and the narrative structure of the classic Broadway musical are the same. They both almost always feature a larger-that-life character up against insurmountable odds."

Hilarious Live Tweeting Of Park Slope Coop Meeting

Posted 02.29.2012 | New York

Senior Reuters Opinion Editor Chadwick Matlin attended the monthly meeting of the Park Slope Food Coop Tuesday night. At 7:26PM, he tweeted, "I wasn't...

WATCH: Tats Cru Creates Jeremy Lin Mural In East Village

Posted 02.29.2012 | New York

ANIMAL New York commissioned TATS Cru (of "I Heart the Bronx" fame) to paint an Atlas-themed mural in honor of the "newfound responsibility–and crus...

PHOTOS: NYC Skateboarders In The 60s

Posted 02.28.2012 | New York

Before cities everywhere built skate parks, and skaters strapped GoPro cameras to the bottom of their boards, the May 1965 cover of LIFE magazine fea...

Theater: F. Murray Abraham, Early O'Neill and a Victorian Adventuress

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

The winter theater season in New York has a certain rhythm. A few shows open on Broadway and then there's a lull until the crush of big names in March, April and May. Here are three shows, all of them aiming high though not succeeding for one reason or another.

A Yoga Competition: My Rabbit Pose Is Better Than Your Downward-Facing Dog

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 04.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The judges will be watching – were the competitor's knees locked? Were the wrists straight? Did the forehead and the knee conne...

PHOTOS: Thumbtack 'Paintings' Of Black Icons Shown In Tribeca

Posted 04.29.2012 | New York

TRIBECA -- Andre Woolery paints in thumbtacks. Using thousands and thousands of the brightly colored pushpins, Woolery, a self-taught artist who li...

Oft-Forgotten Hispanic Museum Looks To Make Name For Itself

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 04.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Situated behind a wrought-iron gate on an attractive brick terrace in upper Manhattan, the Hispanic Society of America is an imposing...