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The Balance of Real Estate -- Who Will Come Out on Top?

Toni Haber | Posted 03.12.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

New York City real estate is a balancing act -- between starting anew and preserving the old, and between luxury and affordability. Increasingly there have been tensions between the residential, manufacturing, and hospitality industries to create a harmonious balance of real estate in each throughout New York City.

Loss and Mourning in Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter.

New York: Not as Unaffordable as We Think

Toni Haber | Posted 04.07.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

According to the latest Demographia International Affordability Housing survey, which ranks the affordability of cities across the globe with major markets of populations over 1 million, New York does not place in the top ten most unaffordable cities in the world.

'Year of the Condo'

Toni Haber | Posted 03.15.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

The increase in new developments is predicted to make a significant mark in the climate of the market. Not only will sales on new units start to slow as buyers weigh their many options before signing, but also the price and tier of the units will be affected.

What Travel Guides Got Wrong About These Vacation Destinations

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Travel guides got pretty creative this year with their must-visit recommendation lists, resulting in Queens, New York, landing at the top spot in Lone...

Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

The biggest change we are seeing today with the contemporary artist's approach to the landscape is how they relate this time-tested type to some sort of political statement, while other artists see it as a way to express the land's power and beauty.

Women In The Practice Of Architecture Are On A Roll

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Women in the practice of architecture are on a roll.

Is That Jesus In Your Selfie?

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is trying to fill the pews of its churches this Christmas -- and it’s the young hearts they’re after. T...

Taylor Swift and 2 Million Fans Helped Me Crush the NYC Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

As the father of a teenage girl, I'm familiar with the music of Taylor Swift. I never thought her music would help me qualify for Boston, but it did.

Celebrating Light and Liberation, Sikh Style

Sonny Singh | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion
Sonny Singh

For Sikhs, the holiday is an occasion for a more politicized remembrance. On October 23, Sikhs celebrated Bandi Chhor Divas, or Prisoner Release Day.

Exploring The Graffiti Hidden In New York's Abandoned Military Base

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Exploring Fort Tilden National monuments are typically solemn places for reflection and remembrance. In the case of many decommissioned military in...

The Great Equalizer

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.16.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Man Dies After Telling Police Who Chased Him 'I Can't Breathe,' Sources Say

| Posted 10.09.2014 | Crime

By Trevor Kapp, Murray Weiss and Aidan Gardiner RIDGEWOOD — An asthmatic man who police chased and handcuffed in Queens Wednesday afternoon told ...

A Race at My Pace Is No Disgrace

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.22.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Thirty years and 30 pounds later, I was making my comeback. I couldn't wait to check out the competition. There they were -- four kids, aged 7 to 13. That's right -- a total of five runners, including me. And I was old enough to be their (youthful) grandfather.

Dawn to Dusk: Surfing Rockaway Beach (VIDEO)

Fathom | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Fathom

We're missing summer already. An ode to beach days and surf breaks in Queens. By Rob Corso for Fathom | There's a well-worn adage about surfing: You ...

Meet The 5 Food Truck Finalists For The 2014 NYC Vendy Cup Awards (WATCH)

Liza de Guia | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Liza de Guia

This year, the finalists span not only cuisines, but many of the boroughs.

These Women Are More Than Just Queens And First Ladies

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

Though their official titles range from "first lady" to "queen," these women have accomplished far more than being married to heads of state. Read bel...

LL Cool J Reclaims Mic With G.O.A.T. 2

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marjoriet T. Matute

LL Cool J has been defined as a rapper, an actor, and let's face it, an international sex symbol. Besides the occasional lip-licking and topless video...

Maison de Madness

Brittany Lee | Posted 10.21.2014 | College
Brittany Lee

The pressures for obtaining a convenient and comfortable home is still very evident as real estate in Kingston, and many other Canadian college towns, is slowly being exploited to the market imbalance of the newly emerging student housing business.

When New York Ruled the Universe: 50 Years Later, Revisiting the Dreamscape of the 1964-65 World's Fair

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Peter Mandel

To try and reach back there, I'm going straight to the source. Not to new books like Joseph Tirella's Tomorrow-Land, but to a dust-blanketed old one. It's one that's been wedged in the back of my shelf since the summer of 1964: The Official Guide to the New York World's Fair.

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening in 2064 Look Like?

Annie Polland | Posted 10.07.2014 | New York
Annie Polland

What form would it take to reflect 2014? Is it an old tenement building on the Lower East Side? Actually, more likely it would resemble a basement apartment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.

Authorities Say Couple Beat, Starved 12-Year-Old Girl

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime

Allegations of child abuse have rattled a New York City neighborhood after police revealed that an emaciated 12-year-old was beaten and starved for mo...

Why I Am Heartbroken To Leave New York At 23

Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Sara Roncero-Menendez

That's the magic of this city. There's always something to do, something to see, something to hold or taste or smell or read and every reason to be unapologetically enthusiastic about every single moment of it.

In Astoria, A Big Push to Preserve Real Affordability

Jonathan Westin | Posted 09.17.2014 | New York
Jonathan Westin

For far too long, low and moderate-income families have been squeezed out, or left out, of most of the new developments built or proposed across the five boroughs.

A Visual History Of New York's Late Graffiti Mecca

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Peeling Back Layers of Paint Offers Inspiration of a Different Kind Typically one needs to go down underground, over a fence, through a broken wind...