Brooklyn shouldn't get too comfy with its current cool status; it's just a matter of time before the borough suffers a backlash as well, and the cool hunters go in search of the next big thing.
On Tuesday I joined Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Tech Meetup to unveil We Are Made in NY, a program that celebrates over 900 locally based startups, and helps people find a job, learn to code, or launch a new tech company -- all with the full support of New York City government.
I have worked with James in the months following David's death. I asked him how he was holding up. Was he doing OK? Is he grieving? James is a fighter, determined to move forward and pick up the pieces, but the mention of David's name swells his eyes with tears
Elissa Montanti's new book is a stirring reminder of the difference one very determined woman can make, against great odds and bureaucratic red tape, in the lives of children devastated by war and destruction.
Thanks to more than $100,000 in contributions in just 15 days from friends, family and contacts I have met through my business, my family and I have driven to Staten Island over the past few weekends and put money in the hands of people hurt by Sandy.
In this week's issue, Saki Knafo and Lila Shapiro put the spotlight on Staten Island, telling the story of how Hurricane Sandy collided with one man's version of the American Dream. And Jason Cherkis and Zach Carter write about a potential shakeup in the music world: a controversial merger that would give Universal Music control of 40 percent of the industry.
Many on the east coast have discovered with Sandy -- and one year ago, with Irene -- what New Orleanians already know: Evacuations are expensive and stressful. They are no holiday for the fleeing residents.
Thanksgiving comes at a difficult time this year, as our region rebuilds and recovers from Hurricane Sandy. Yet, despite the hurricane's horrific impact, its aftermath has magnified a bright spot in our town: it's made New Yorkers into neighbors.
Many of us think of Thanksgiving as a day spent with family, eating a great meal and watching football. I believe that thinking needs to be changed! Thanksgiving should ignite a sense of gratitude for all that one has and also be a day of action.
We were Staten Islanders, different from the rest of New York City. We were a city unto ourselves. And then Sandy came along, wailing its winds and tides, and roiling over the beaches.
You can't fathom what destruction is until you see familiar faces amid debris, faces you know from the supermarket, karate class, church or the playground. You won't get it unless you hear the frequent sound of military choppers in the air and have to explain to your frightened kids why your neighborhood looks like a war zone.
When the Daily News sent truckloads of goods to Staten Island, it wasn't the food and bottled water that got the most enthusiastic reception from residents battered by Hurricane Sandy.
In just hours, social media had made it possible for us to attract interested people, share logistical details, determine their participation and what they could bring, and let them download the precise routes that they would run.
With the power back on at last, after eight days of generator-induced quasi-civilization, it's time to consider the lessons we might learn from this debacle.
It's cold in New York. Very cold. In Far Rockaway, temperatures will dip into the 30's today and feel like the 20's. Same in Staten Island -- two of t...
You are the redheaded stepchild of New York City.