Over the past few weeks, renowned British street artist Banksy has taken New York City by storm, leaving a trail of spray paint in his wake. But graffiti is nothing new here: The city has long acted as a blank canvas to artists.
Now obviously there's plenty to do in New York, but where do you start? Following the suggestions of these seven locals you could eat at Chinatown's exception, Mexicue, dine at Beyoglu, or drink bourbon at Maysville.
With our vision firmly planted on what's next, are we losing sight of what's right around us? Will our memories be weaker, less pronounced and less invigorating if our connection with our present experience is distracted and detached?
When the Empire State Building was completed in 1931, it became the tallest skyscraper in the world. While it may no longer be the tallest, this massive but graceful Art Deco masterpiece remains unsurpassed as an icon of New York.
Times Square has been rebuilt from the ground up with glittering skyscrapers, chain restaurants and megastores. These surviving gems are worth your time and money for their history, niche wares and individualized character in an area that is only becoming more homogenized.
"I get an extreme sense of joy from the act of baking and sharing that," says Renee, who details her sweet goodie-bag giveaways in her blog, "Single Girl Cookies." "My cookies make me happy, and they put smiles on people's faces. It's a homey thing for me, and it brings back the idea of a small town."
Piece of Meat is a throwback to cabaret's earliest days -- a show that is equal parts musical performance, confessional drama and good old-fashioned guts.
The call for action to restore the irreplaceable Byzantine Revival artwork and Romanesque Revival architecture of St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church in the South Bronx must not go unheeded.
Crying won't help you and praying won't do you no good, as Robert Plant once sang. Only MOST BUZZED shows of the week can save your soul.
One of my favorite entrepreneurs of all time is Jimi Hendrix. That might be a surprising statement at first glance, but studying this rock legend's career is instructive for any aspiring entrepreneur.
Blooming with new releases from Deerhunter, Vampire Weekend, Daft Punk, and The National, the following weeks consequently boast some of the most buzzed concerts of 2013 and My Social List is here to help bring order to the live-music chaos.
It was a perfect weekend for the Food Book Fair, a three-day series of panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, book signings and meet-and-greets celebrating food and the words, art, ideas and people behind it.
Music fans are welcoming Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and, for that matter, all of festival season to our not-so-humble city this week.
Even with the Coachella fun/sun loving officially dominating blogosphere bandwidths from Milwaukee to Moscow, our fair city's music scene remains relatively un-phased, tipping its hat and stocking its venues, as if to say "anything you can do..."
Though there are a few tracks that never seem to find themselves and become stand-outs, most of the tracks on Mosquito feel fully developed and diverse, yet cohesive as a whole.
There's a matched pair of elephants on Yogi Lala's front sign. You can't miss them because each one is balancing a diamond the size of the Ritz on the end of its upturned trunk.