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Hellenic Education Continues Thanks to The Orpheus Luxury Collection

Jim Luce | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

In synchrony with their philosophy of "indulging in the finer things in life for a deep appreciation of humanity and nature," The Orpheus Luxury Colle...

How Freedom Failed Muslim America

Sumaia Masoom | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
Sumaia Masoom

On Saturday afternoon, Imam Alauddin Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 64, of the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid were murdered in the middle of the street in Queen...

Donald Trump's Childhood Church Now Attended Largely By Immigrants

The Atlantic | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.26.2016 | Religion

First Presbyterian Church doesn’t fit in on its block. The white, New England-style clapboard building is an anachronism tucked among the chain stor...

A Ceiling Collapses In Queens, And The World Can't Stop Watching

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.12.2016 | Weird News

This ceiling in Queens? Fuhgettaboutit. Video of an apartment ceiling collapsing in the New York City borough has attracted millions of views since i...

Dude's Pimped-Out, 50-Speaker Ride Gets Him Arrested

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 06.20.2016 | Weird News

The party don't stop 'til the cops walk in. A man in Queens, New York, was arrested over the weekend for allegedly installing more than 50 speakers in...

Two Great Italian Trattorias in NYC's Outer Boroughs By John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Now that the food media have run low on hipster Brooklyn eateries to rave about, there is new interest in the once neglected boroughs of the Bronx and...

A Bookshop Grows in Queens

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The Queens Bookshop Initiative wants to help the 2.3 million residents of Queen, through the creation of a general interest bookshop worthy of Queens....

New York Primary Result: Welcome to the Complacency of Gentrification

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.06.2016 | New York
Nikolas Kozloff

Now that the dust has settled on New York's Democratic primary and Hillary Clinton's decisive victory, it's time to step back and try to make sense of the city's core political and economic interests.

A Sexist Monument In New York Is Being Transformed Into An Homage To Women

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women

A fountain in Queens, New York, that had once been home to a sexist statue and has since fallen into decay is now being turned into a monument honorin...

A City in Bloom

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

Anyone who knows me, knows how excited I am about the L.A. Metro Expo Line opening to Santa Monica next month. Still, this week I am feeling lucky to ...

10 Top New and Renewed Boutique Hotels in Northeast US

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Most hotels, if around long enough, go stale after awhile. New, they attract a certain type of traveler and when that type of traveler ages, so does t...

The Top Wing Festivals In New York

Matthew Kourie | Posted 02.01.2016 | Taste
Matthew Kourie

Whether it's Super Bowl season or any time of the year, wing fans are always looking for the next wing adventure!

Been There Done That: An Inside Look at Power Couple Al Roker and Deborah Roberts

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.20.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

They are truly grateful for the riches life has bestowed on them, not just of the physical kind but also of the personal. Neither came from wealth and power so they can appreciate the journey their lives have taken.

Street Artists Are Reviving The Spirit Of 5 Pointz In Queens

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The spirit of New Yorks' 5 Pointz graffiti/street art holy place has popped up in the same Queens neighborhood where it was demolished in 2014, and since last summer more than 50 local and international aerosol artists have been hitting a new project.

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures, On the Road, in the U.S. and Canada

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.12.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

Who makes a decision to pursue a doctoral degree at Columbia University, Teachers College, as a young married woman with a two year old toddler and another baby on the way? That would be me.

The Trump Presidential Library

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 12.30.2015 | New York
Malcolm Kushner

It's the Trump post-presidency that's really exciting. Because it could mean the first presidential library in Queens.

NBA Forward Cleanthony Early Shot In Robbery

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.30.2015 | Sports

New York Knicks small forward Cleanthony Early was robbed and shot in the knee near a strip club in Queens early Wednesday. Early was in an Uber car w...

Man Viciously Beaten For Being Muslim Was Aided By Loyal Customers

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

Sarker Haque, 53, a store owner from Astoria, Queens, was beaten in broad daylight on Saturday by a man who reportedly told him, "I'll kill Muslims." ...

This Is What It Feels Like To Run The New York City Marathon

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

Connected by a series of bridges and interlocking the five boroughs, the 26.2 miles that make up the annual TCS New York City Marathon are known all o...

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

Live Like Royalty -- Even if Only for a Saturday Night

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.15.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Last night, we decided to escape the heat of the city by leaving Paris for the evening, and it worked -- the temperature was actually a bit lower in the countryside, a relief after a hard day's heat wave.

Movie Review: People Places Things -- Jemaine Event

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.13.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In a summer filled with cinematic bombast and overkill, it's always a nice surprise to find a charming little comedy with heart like People Places Things.

A Community Mural Festival Blossoms In Queens

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.17.2016 | 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.

Queen Dreams

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.07.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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

Toni Haber | Posted 05.12.2015 | 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.