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Your Story, Our Stories: A New Program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Annie Polland | Posted 01.23.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

"Your Story, Our Stories," a new program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, invites New York City students and teachers to explore their own family's origins as part of their immigration units.

MTA Approves MetroCard Fare Hike For 2015

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieckzowski | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

Bad news, New Yorkers: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has voted to raise fares for subway and bus riders, as well as MetroCard holders. ...

42 Years After Roe v. Wade, Abortion Rights Still Under Attack

Joan Malin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Joan Malin

January 22 marks 42 years since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, but our fight to make sure all women have access to safe, legal abortion is far from over. Politicians won't hesitate to take away the right to make personal, complex decisions about reproductive health. We must stop taking our hard-won rights for granted.

Channeling Patti Smith

Jill Shomer | Posted 01.21.2015 | Style
Jill Shomer

I feel like I've known Patti Smith my whole life. When I was a child in the 70s, my cool older cousin Lucy idolized her, and though I wasn't ready to embrace her then (frankly, her hairy armpits terrified me), I eventually grew into her.

7 Must-See Videos That Totally Nail Being a Dog Owner in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 01.17.2015 | New York
Lisa Bernier

There's just something about having a dog and living in a big city that opens you to experiences you would never, ever have in your life before. I mean never. Like, NEVER, ever. Especially if that city is New York.

Brooklyn Band Forges Prog-Jazz, Goes Big and Brash on Debut Album

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

If I ask you to picture a big band, chances are you close your eyes and see Bono or Chris Martin or Donald Fagen (just me?). Give that first word a little more, though, lean on that "big" and you get a whole different thing.

OCTV Presents: The Hat Trick Turn Up

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 01.16.2015 | Style
Jeanine Celeste Pang

Earlier this week, as a Jamaica-bound J/Z train lurched above ground and into the winter sun, two male dancers began to perform in a subway car. If yo...

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: I Could Wear That and Hood By Air

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.15.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

At Pitti Uomo in Florence, running through Friday, where designers are showing their Fall/Winter 2016 menswear collections, I've seen quite a lot I like. From perfumes, to hats, to pocket squares, there was even a ball gown on display, made out of men's foulards.

Hear This: An Unsung Hero

Christy Ferer | Posted 01.13.2015 | New York
Christy Ferer

Ernesto's calmness allowed everyone,even me to lean on him. He never broke. He kept those bridges, airports and tunnels flowing. Post 9/11 New York City survived because of Ernesto Butcher.

Theatre Review: Ben Rimalower's Bad With Money

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

How was it that my best friend's parents could afford a new car and an annual trip to Disney World when we had a ten-year-old Ford Taurus and vacationed at a campsite where the most exciting feature was a public pool?

Jesse Friedman's Case and the Appearance of Impropriety

Perry Binder | Posted 01.08.2015 | College
Perry Binder

In plain English, Judge Corrigan should remove herself from this case to maintain public trust in our judicial system. Such an act is not atypical for judges since they must project the highest level of professionalism in the legal process.

De Blasio's First Year: A Tale of Two Mayors -- Progressive Pioneer or City Leader

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 01.02.2015 | New York
Jeanne Zaino

Going into his second year this remains the greatest challenge for the mayor -- to make sure that New Yorkers know he is more focused on running the city as he is on fulfilling his progressive agenda. It's not an either-or scenario, he can do both.

Finishing One Year and Starting Another With The Hold Steady

Salvatore Bono | Posted 01.02.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Australia may be the first country to ring in a New Year but New York will always be the epicenter of New Year's Eve festivities. If you want to struggle in Times Square and wait like cattle going to slaughter and pack in the cold to watch the ball drop or go to an expensive club or bar.

'Changing the World, One Woman at a Time'

Lean In Circles | Posted 12.30.2014 | New York
Lean In Circles

For many women, navigating life and work in New York City is a lot like trying to hail a cab at rush hour: everyone is trying to get somewhere and there don't seem to be enough rides.

Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Richard Feldman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Feldman

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City.

Your Guide to the Best Views of New York's Famous Landmarks

Erik Seide | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

While the freedom tower can be viewed pretty much anywhere in the New York City since it is the tallest building in the United States you will find that many of the those views are obstructed by the other massive downtown skyscrapers.

Waking Up: The New American Revolution

Patrick Pitu | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Patrick Pitu

With every protest, now, is a clear and hopeful war cry: We will be heard. We will not be dismissed.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Paul Lindahl, Advertising Muralist

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Along with a friend, Lindahl founded Colossal Media to resurrect the dying art of hand-painting enormous advertising murals on the sides of building...

Ten Strange Things Eaten in China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

And here they are.

New York City on a Budget: 10 Great Things to Do That Won't Break the Bank

Carl Phillips | Posted 12.15.2014 | New York
Carl Phillips

It's a city that offers so much. It's also a city that can easily break your budget! NYC living doesn't always equal cheap living. However, there is plenty to do for free or relatively inexpensively in the city that might not make it into some of the guidebooks.

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: The Groundbreaking Dolphins, Paul Bettany's Shelter and Asha Bhosle

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Ultimately, each time we go to the movies, we, the audience, make a choice for better or worse cinema. We make a decision that influences what gets made, what gets produced, what is distributed and shown.

This Is Why You Love to Hate Santa Con (Dubstep Video)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

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10 Signs Your Boyfriend Is From New York City

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 12.12.2014 | New York
Katka Lapelosová

It's not surprising that a New York boyfriend's standards can be so damn high, but it can be difficult to come up with creative date ideas all of the time.

10 Essential Dessert Destinations In New York City

Fodor's | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Among other things, New York City is known throughout the world as a food mecca, boasting exceptional restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Le Bernardin, ...

Behind the Curtain: Backstage On Broadway

Erik Seide | Posted 12.10.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

Broadway is one of the most known and recognizable locations for both tourists and locals alike when they think of about New York City. Perhaps even better known than Times Square where it is primarily located, Broadway is the premier destination for anyone who loves the theater.