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Relinquishing Our Uncomfortable Inheritance: Eran Riklis' A Borrowed Identity

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

From Cup Final to The Human Resources Manager, from Lemon Tree to Zaytoun, Riklis has always talked about the untalkable in his films: Peace, humanity, and the ability to discuss what makes us different, while also celebrating our contrasts.

Popular NYC Subway Performer Draws Hilarious Group Of Dancers At Penn Station

LittleThings.com | Posted 07.01.2015 | New York
LittleThings.com

If you've ever stood on a New York City subway platform, you know that seeing a performer and a lingering crowd isn't the least bit unusual. Oftentimes you'll also be treated to an impromptu performance by a bystander (or a few), and more times than not, it's a sight to see.

Bill De Blasio Says What He Really Thinks About Andrew Cuomo

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's reported frustrations with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to a head Tuesday when the mayor ripped into the gover...

July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
NAMI-NYC Metro

To celebrate Minority Mental Health Month the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) is hosting its first #IWILLLISTEN Community Mental Health Fair on Saturday, July 25th.

Hiring Guru: 42nd Street Photo Hiring for Over 50 Years

David Jensen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Right off, its owner Elliot Braha proudly told me the storied history of 42nd Street Photo.

David Byrne Presents Great Music With COOL Color Guard!

Isa Freeling | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

In a world where we think we have seen everything and certainly as New Yorker's we know everything-- inexhaustible David Byrne, surprises us with Contemporary Color presented by BAM at The Barclay Center in Brooklyn.

Barefoot Pride With Alaska 5000 & Jinkx Monsoon (VIDEO)

Wayne Anderson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

Every year now the folks over at Barefoot Wine & Bubbly throw a gay pride party and every year the party gets better and the crowds get bigger and this year was absolutely no exception.

From Smartphone to Summer Intern

Penina Remler | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Penina Remler

Just the other day I was commuting home on a crowded LIRR peak express train when a stranger sitting next to me refused to get off at his stop without first commenting on my lightning speed texting technique.

Our American Dancers Will Never Be Royals, and That's a Good Thing

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Watching the Royal Ballet is like staring at a Degas painting for two and a half hours. The company preserves, but it doesn't push and evolve. Still, it's pretty.

30 (Artsy) Reasons To Visit Coney Island This Summer

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

In the middle of an amusement park, these are commissioned works that respond in some way to their environment by 30 or so local and international heavy hitters, and a few new kids on the block, comprising a 40+ year span of expertise.

If You Just Smile

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend several days in NYC, and I noticed a growing epidemic of loss of smiles on nearly everyone in the city. Person after person that I passed barely made eye contact, let alone smiled at those that they drifted by.

'Give Me Goosebumps!': Celebrating the Relaunch of the TFI Doc Fund and New Partnership with The Orchard

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This idea, the concept of cinema as a hand across cultures, is exactly what the TFI Documentary Fund is about. From a festival that began to heal a city, to a program and their funds that continue to mend the world through cinema, TFI is high on my list of groundbreaking, life-changing organizations. Many may have tried to imitate it but none have even come close.

Pitti Uomo Day 3: Moschino by Jeremy Scott, Katy Perry and Africa in the Mecca of Menswear

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.19.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

As the first outfit from Ivory Coast's Dent de Man came out, I felt goosebumps, wowed by its beauty and style. Wax fabrics have always been a part of my life, as long as I can remember I wore them wrapped around my waist in the summer, at the beach, or had jackets made on a 125th Street in Harlem by the Senegalese tailors there.

A Community Mural Festival Blossoms In Queens

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

An annual mural tradition of non-pretense, New York hosted the 6th Annual Welling Court mural festival this weekend in a working class neighborhood in Queens, thanks to a grassroots couple who hustle to match artists with walls and opportunity.

4 New Weekend Getaways Around NYC

PureWow | Posted 06.17.2015 | New York
PureWow

Love the Hamptons. Could live in the Catskills. None of us would ever complain about either of those little jaunts. However, variety is the spice of life, and some weekends you need a buttery soft-shell crab straight from Annapolis.

How To Eat In NYC For Under $25 A Day

Hipmunk | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Everyone has to face the facts: New York isn't a cheap city. That said, there is a way to explore The City That Never Sleeps on a budget, including chowing down at the most delicious, affordable, and hole-in-the-wall eats not found on any tourist map.

Bureaucracy in Motion

Elissa Stein | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
Elissa Stein

NYC's Department of Education (DOE) has been working hard under this new administration to encourage family engagement and to help build stronger bonds between families and schools.

5 Ways to Turn Your Liberal Arts Education Into a Startup Internship

Penina Remler | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Penina Remler

Aside from Meryl Streep's legacy and architecture resembling Hogwarts, Vassar College captivated me most as I heard students tell their amazing success stories. After receiving my acceptance letter, I couldn't help but wonder about the path that I would carve for myself.

Lessons from My Grandmother, And Joe Franklin, In How to Be More Human

John Bredin | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
John Bredin

Despite her amazing "real life fairy tale" theatrical roots in America, my grandmother, who nurtured a lifelong dream to be a singer, never became famous. She did sing to me as a child, however, and, just as crucially, made space for me. Humane space.

See What Employees at NYC's Hottest Startups Are Eating

Spoon University | Posted 06.18.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

While the benefits of working at a startup are well-documented (hoodies, foosball, nap rooms, Justin Timberlake playing you in a movie), the most well...

Should the Government Be More Involved in Police Matters?

Posted 06.10.2015 | MarloThomas

In recent months, cities like Ferguson and Baltimore have experienced tremendous change in their communities. Discussions about topics such as police ...

Are the Majority of People Killed by Police Unarmed?

Posted 06.10.2015 | MarloThomas

In recent months, cities like Ferguson and Baltimore have experienced tremendous change in their communities. Discussions about topics such as police ...

Bridging the Gap Between Police and Civilians

Posted 06.10.2015 | MarloThomas

In recent months, cities like Ferguson and Baltimore have experienced tremendous change in their communities. Discussions about topics such as police ...

Is Social Media Raising Awareness About Police Brutality?

Posted 06.10.2015 | MarloThomas

In recent months, cities like Ferguson and Baltimore have experienced tremendous change in their communities. Discussions about topics such as police ...

Having a Honest Dialogue About Race

Posted 06.10.2015 | MarloThomas

In recent months, cities like Ferguson and Baltimore have experienced tremendous change in their communities. Discussions about topics such as police ...