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Modern Ruin: Filmmaker Matthew Silva on the New York State Pavilion

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

His tireless efforts behind the camera, on social media, and at the site itself have not only helped get more people talking about the Pavilion, but it's brought them together as well, focusing their energy on reinvention for an inventive space.

Man Who Allegedly Shot NYPD Cop In Face Charged With Attempted Murder

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) - A man sought for illegal gun possession was charged on Sunday with the attempted murder of a New York City plainclothes po...

Give All NYC Animals the Shelters They Deserve

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

While Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island have their own vital full-service municipal shelters, Queens and the Bronx only have inadequate "animal receiving centers." These centers do not provide shelter, medical, or adoption services for homeless animals. Instead, dogs and cats brought to these centers are transported to already overtaxed shelters in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

For Valentine's Day, Your NYC Borough Love Breakdown

Lisa Bernier | Posted 04.14.2015 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Keep this in mind come this weekend, when love is in the air, couples will engage in their mid-winter ritual celebration of Hallmark mandated love, and singles will be looking for some semi-romantic weekend hookups.

How Mario Cuomo's Sense Of Being An Outsider Made Him The Man He Became

AP | MICHAEL ORESKES | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Cuomo loved to tell the story of how his father, an immigrant from Italy, lost his business in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. ...

What One Encounter at the Laundromat Taught Me About Life

Gina Ryder | Posted 03.01.2015 | Good News
Gina Ryder

It was almost closing time when I met Tom. Closing time in my world is at the laundromat where the last wash is at 10 p.m. and the doors close at midnight.

It's Love All: Glamour and Sweat at the U.S. Open

David Crossland | Posted 11.05.2014 | Sports
David Crossland

For two weeks every year, the glamour quotient spikes in Flushing Meadows, Queens as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center becomes the Magic Kin...

The World's Fair Site That Broke All the Rules -- And Lived to Tell the Tale

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Three teenagers stand on the Tent of Tomorrow's steel mezzanine platform. World's Fair sites were rarely built to last. Just a han...

Teen's Response To Being Told She Can't Bring Trans Boyfriend To Prom Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Anais Celini won't let her school's decision to not let her transgender boyfriend attend prom ruin their special night. Yesterday, The Huffington P...

Teen Couple Allegedly Blocked From Attending Prom Because One Is Transgender

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

A teen couple at a New York high school is crying foul after allegedly being blocked from attending the prom together because one of them is transgend...

Queens Library Is Still Awesome!

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 05.14.2014 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

Big news, Queens Library is STILL awesome! Yep, that is right, Queens Library remains one of the preeminent libraries in the country, if not the world...

Awesome Photos Remind Us That We Must Save This World's Fair Treasure

Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel

After years of uncertainty, an effort to preserve the New York State Pavilion -- an eerily beautiful relic from the 1964's World Fair -- is looking ev...

Dear Bill Thompson, About That Gigantic Bloomberg Dump...

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will support you if you continue. However, if you decide to leave the race and want to reward your most stalwart and effective supporters, here's how.

Designed for Democracy: When Public Goes Private a Park Loses Its Heart

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?

NYC Suspends Funds for Water Monitoring

Robin Madel | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Robin Madel

Taking away the ability to understand current groundwater conditions in areas prone to flooding problems seems counterproductive to providing remedies for the problems.

Transgender Teacher Sues School After Allegedly Being Branded 'Worse Than Gay'

Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Editor's note: We reached out to Mark Krolikowski to inquire about his or her preferred pronoun usage but at the time of this writing, we have not rec...

Anna Sanders

Local Leaders Call For More Cops As Gun Violence Surges | Anna Sanders | Posted 08.17.2012 | New York

Amid a surge in shootings and murder this year, Queens leaders Friday called for more cops to bring peace to the borough's troubled Southeast. "Rig...

A New Vision for Queens Theatre

Vera Haller | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York
Vera Haller

Ray Cullom, who came to Queens from the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., wants to change the Queens Theatre from a venue that mainly books touring performing arts shows into a staging ground for new productions.

A Street Closing in Queens Hurts Business but Unites a Community

Daniel Medina | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Daniel Medina

The customers are gone. Empty red steel chairs line rows of computer desks where they once sat. A tall stack of bills lies on a cracking, worn-out wooden desk that cannot be repaired until business is good again, if that is anytime soon.

The World's Fair Project: An Introduction (PHOTOS)

Jade Doskow | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts
Jade Doskow


Former NYPD Patrolmen Revealed As Famous '80s Graffiti Artist

Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

In the history of graffiti, no rivalry has been as controversial or polarizing as the bouts between the NYPD and the writers of their city. Ever since...

Final Suspect Convicted In Plot To Blow Up Jet Fuel Tanks At JFK Airport

AP | By COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A 65-year-old imam from Trinidad was convicted Thursday by a federal jury of participating in a failed plot to blow up jet fuel tanks at J...

Sad But True: Ticket Issued, But Illegal Parker Already Expired

The Car Connection | CarConnection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Police in Queens, New York, might be a little more vigilant from now on about knocking on the window of any vehicle they can't see inside; they recen...

12-Year-Old Busted for Selling Crack!

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cheryl Wills

A 12-year-old girl was arrested for selling crack. Where's the outrage? Should her arrest become par for the course, we are all in trouble. There are not enough jails to house a generation of kids who turn to a life of crime before they reach puberty.

Reflections on the Boss and the Infamous Summer of '77

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cheryl Wills

A ferocious ball club owner, a city on the brink of financial collapse, a blackout... that was the summer of my youth. And like any tough-as nails dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker, if I could do it all over again, I would. I swear I would.