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Serial Subway Masturbator Gets No Jail Time

Posted 09.18.2012 | New York

Despite masturbating on women in three separate subway attacks dating back to 2002, a serial sex offender has avoided jail time because a court ruled ...

Subway Eating Ban Does Not Have Support Of MTA Chief (POLL)

Posted 02.15.2012 | New York

MTA chief Joseph Lhota does not support State Senator Bill Perkin's bill in Albany to ban eating on the subway--and may not be a fan of the Senator hi...

Albany Stalemate: NYC Rent Laws Set To Expire Tonight

Posted 08.15.2011 | New York

New York City rent laws are set to expire at midnight tonight as Democrats in Albany push to strengthen rent regulations and Republicans seek to simpl...

Saluting the Met's Gay Gala!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Henry Adams

Few places are as influential as art museums. Filled with revered treasures, they help to define for us notions of beauty and significance that can transform our lives.

Hot Summer Fun in Harlem

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Sometimes when the temperature climbs to such an extent that it's impossible to beat the heat, the only alternative is to give in and accept reality. ...

Visible Lives: Celebrating LGBT Pride 2010

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

What matters sordid wealth or brutish might? Bright day, dark night, Gay or straight, black, brown or white, Tall or short, Blond or brunet, Voluptuo...

When Talking Oversight of Charters, Leave the Tricks at Home

James Merriman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Merriman

There's been significant ink spillage over a hearing that the foremost critic of charter schools, NYS Senator Bill Perkins, put together last week to supposedly look into how charter schools are regulated.

Homo-Harlem: Learning How to be Gay from Movies

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Henry Adams

Yesterday, I saw the season's gay hit move of the summer, Sex in the City II, which has received such bad reviews, but my friends and I quite enjoyed ...

Tour Time in Harlem!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

New restaurants like the discretely-posh, delicious 5 & Diamond abound in today's Uptown. But the Cotton Club of Lena Horne, the Savoy Ballroom, Lafayette Theatre, Small's Paradise are gone.

An Abiding Presence of Faith: Protecting Harlem's African Burial Ground and Churches Under Threat, Part I

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

What is now the Metropolitan Transit Authority's 126th Street bus depot sits atop a colonial-era burial ground for African slaves and free blacks.

Protecting the House Where Lena Lived!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Never again in our history will citizens be forced to live segregated lives, not according to race at any rate. Yet once, not so long ago, this reality was a difficult to oppose matter of course.

The Meaning of Manslaughter?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

The United States has elected its first black president, and yet our struggle for human dignity and mutual respect is hardly over. In the same electio...

Black Elegance!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Naturally, as the city's oldest, most fashionable African American congregation for two centuries, Saint Philip's Episcopal Church was bound to be 94 year old Mrs. Cunningham's parish.

Chez Josephine, the World's Best Restaurant!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

'Is it really all you suggest?' "Certainly it's a 'fun' place, with more than decent food. It's in jolly surroundings, with a zany ambiance, that...

Deadly Consequences of Being Black?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Henry Adams

If New York's police force includes so many deadly marksmen, couldn't uncharged suspects merely be stopped without being killed? For pointing out an...