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A Pop-Up Community in the Face of Emergency

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 06.21.2014 | New York
Terry Curtis Fox

For a rush hour train headed to Canal Street, the N was remarkably empty. It took a moment to react when the man jerked out of his seat and collapsed onto the N train floor. A woman started demanding that we give him space.

There's Something Familiar In This 1853 Article About NYC Rent...

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business

It's no secret that New York City rent is too damn high.

How A Total Stranger Turned My Day Around In Less Than 15 Minutes

Jen Simon | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

I stood there with no idea of what to do next. I felt completely helpless and trapped. And then, something amazing happened.

No One Knows What A Meme Is

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.30.2014 | Comedy

It's 2014. Do people really not know what a meme is by now? If you watch these funny interviews with New Yorkers by Alex J. Mann, you'll gather tha...

How To Spot A New Yorker

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

So you're visiting New York. Congratulations! It's the most wonderful time and the most crowded time of the year here. There are people everywhere, ma...

Actions Speak Louder: Reflections on Sept.12

Daniel Scott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scott

It was the 12th of September 2001, and insomnia had only just begun to run rampant worldwide. Thousands of miles away from where my terrified heart wa...

The Beauty Products New Yorkers Never Leave Home Without

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.08.2013 | Style

They don't call New York the "concrete jungle" for nothing. Pounding the pavement in sky-high heels and hailing taxi cabs in scorching heat or freezin...

Let Them Eat Cake

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

We call on the Metropolitan Museum to commit to clear and unambiguous signage (in big letters) informing all visitors that its fee of $25 is only recommended and that any monetary contribution will be acceptable for admission.

So Basically, New Yorkers Have The Weirdest Neighbors

Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts

Most neighbors pop in for a cup of sugar, holler at you to keep the noise down, or wave hello while watering the roses. This is not the case, however,...

New Yorkers Aren't Rude. You Are.

John Skylar | Posted 11.05.2013 | New York
John Skylar

You may just be unaware, you may have failed to learn about the city before you came to it, you may have forgotten to keep in mind that you're inconveniencing a horde of other people.

13 Things New Yorkers Can Teach The Rest Of America About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

"Just Passing By": Short Film on New Yorkers

John Sanchez | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York
John Sanchez

Susi Dollnig's short film "Just Passing By" is a warm and casual glimpse of the lives of a handful of New Yorkers who sat down with the filmmaker at a cafe table she set up on different streets around the city.

How To Piss Off Every New Yorker

Posted 05.13.2013 | Comedy

New Yorkers are pretty easy to piss off. Just follow any of these easy steps and you'll be spreading rage around in no time. Just make sure you press ...

NYC: My Own Personal Cocktail Party

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
Jeanne Martinet

At the risk of seeming New York-centric, I believe people here tend to be more culturally-diverse and more engaged in what goes on around them than people in most other places, so our conversations tend to be more interesting -- and often more unguarded.

A Boston Marathon Memory

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

That slow marathon of 1974 is the one I treasure. I think about it whenever things go wrong, whenever people let me down, whenever I let myself down. And now, 39 years later, this unspeakable thing happens at the Boston Marathon.

Can You Show Me The Way To The Pope? Nope!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.15.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Popes only get our full attention when they're on the way in or on the way out. They're a lot like flashlight batteries -- most people don't notice them until they've expired.

Ode to New York

Laura Steiner | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Laura Steiner

New York is unapologetic and doesn't wait for anyone. It's a city that creates and a city that happens. New York doesn't need anything or anyone and perhaps that's exactly why you still crave it so much, because of it's idyllic unattainability.

From Proud New Yorker to Deliberately Texan: My One-year Transformation

Jayne Herring | Posted 01.21.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Jayne Herring

Physically I have changed. Of course I am most definitely wearing brighter colors, more make-up, longer and, yes, bigger hair, and higher heels than I ever thought I would or could -- at times, a conscious choice in a "if you can't beat 'em... " mindset, and sometimes I even surprise myself.

Miracle on 14th St.

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Stanton Peele

People really do help out -- certainly in a small community environment, which the West Village is within the larger city. Or maybe emergencies bring out the best in people. Or maybe New Yorkers have hearts of gold.

New York Is Meant to Break You

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.09.2012 | New York
Greg Jacobs

The pain and struggle that come with living in this city are all worth it in the end. We're all climbing up the same stairs of an endlessly tall skyscraper, just trying to make it in a place that is meant to break us

You Know You're a New Yorker When...

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Just about everyone will tell you it takes X amount of time to truly become a New Yorker. There are a few sayings or occurrences I have found draw each and everyone of us closer to becoming the true New Yorker we are really meant to be.

Is the U.S. Justice Department Supporting Discrimination by the New York Fire Department?

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 09.08.2012 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

All of a sudden the feds have nothing to say about the FDNY's long-term intentional discrimination in hiring. The Obama administration appears to be retreating from a legal case out of fear of reprisal from a powerful mayor.

Bright Lights, My City

Anna Hiatt | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York
Anna Hiatt

I'm not 15 minutes out my front door, not yet across the Triborough Bridge, and already I miss New York. Suddenly I'm nostalgic for the abuse: high demands, low pay, expensive cocktails and the most honest honesty you'll ever know.

The W Connection: Support for Widows by Widows

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Perry Garfinkel

With the economy still not recovered, federally funded social service agencies and hospital and hospice-based bereavement groups for widows are becoming an endangered species.

More Reasons to Leave New York: The Knicks, Girls, and I

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 05.10.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

New York isn't suited for those who quietly hope someone notices what they have to offer. And it isn't kind to those who patiently wait their turn.