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'Am I a New Yorker Yet?'

Mahogany Clayton | Posted 11.21.2014 | New York
Mahogany Clayton

We put together a list of seven things you must do before being christened as a true New Yorker. (Sidenote: if you have taken a bus tour in the last two years, this list is null and void. You will need to reapply for New Yorker accreditation in the next three years.)

Biggest, Most Expensive Digital Billboard Set To Light Up Times Square

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The lights in Times Square are about to get a lot brighter. A megascreen is set to light up Tuesday night in front of...

Art vs. Begging and the Reality of Modern-Day Manhattan

Sean Bradford | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

First off, there are rules and etiquette to busking, also known as street performance. Rule number one is you never ask people for money. This is not an act of desperation, but an act of self-promotion.

My Summer Playing New York City Streetball

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 11.19.2014 | New York
Tyson Hartnett

In different areas of the world, there may be better players, better games, and better pure basketball. But New York City is still the Mecca. When you tell someone, "I played streetball in New York City," they'll immediately know it toughened you up.

Spider-Man, Batman Arrested After Alleged Times Square Brawl

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

Two costumed characters in New York City's Times Square were arrested on Saturday night along with a third man for allegedly fighting, according to mu...

Workers Fight for Fair Wages and Will Win

Michael Stewart | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

On a cold November morning in 2012, some 200 fast food workers at places like McDonald's and Burger King started an improbable journey with a one-day strike at a handful of restaurants to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

"This Is Your Shot:" New York New Works Theatre Festival Presents Tomorrow's Broadway Plays

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Lia Petridis Maiello

Our intent was to create a legitimate theater festival that incorporated the Broadway community into an environment that truly supported talented writers at little cost for the participants.

This Might Make Your Ears Bleed

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weird News

If you've ever wondered what a jam session would sound like if everyone decided to play a different song as loud as possible, here's your answer. ...

DA: Drug Tests Negative In Times Square Bus Crash

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors said late Wednesday they were holding off on a decision to try the driver of a sightseeing bus that plowed into a crowde...

New York City Doesn't Suck: Who Knew?

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Cassidy

Sure, I was biased. Chicago was my kind of town. And I was pretty sure all the New York City bluster about how there is no other place like it; about how it's the city that never sleeps; the crossroads of the world etc. etc. was all bull.

How to See Times Square Without the Hassle

WHERE | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel

Nothing beats the impact of your first trip to Times Square. It's a must-visit destination for visitors, a place of larger-than-life establishments and illuminated billboards. Even jaded and die-hard New Yorkers are drawn to the energy there.

Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

At age 53, 26 years after his career began, his dreads are almost floor-length (the ladies were pulling on them all night), his face is fuller and he has over two decades of hits to sing.

Yes, You Can Find A Decent Meal In Times Square

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Times Square is a lot of things — a sensory-overload, horribly crowded, eye-popping and deeply exciting. One thing it has never se...

New York City: An Outsider's Perspective

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

It has been said, about New York, that "if you can make it there, you can make it anyway." I couldn't make it in New York City. On the other hand, I haven't really made it anywhere else, either.

32 Signs That Prove Deep Down, At Your Core, You'll Always Be A Tourist In New York

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel

You're a certified resident of the Big Apple: You've pointed a stranger to the correct subway, you and the guys behind the deli counter share a couple...

Travel Through Times Square In 4 Different Decades

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

Times change, and so do the neon signs that light up one of the most iconic intersections in America. Thanks to Kinolibrary, an archival footage a...

Energy-Sucking Times Square To Chill A Bit For Good Cause

Posted 03.27.2014 | Green

If for whatever reason you find yourself wandering through Times Square this Saturday, don't be alarmed by the lack of insanely bright lights piercing...

Maybe I Need an Announcer

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Surveying the reconfigured talk show landscape, I became annoyed that everybody gets to do a monologue but me. After all, I have hilarious thoughts as...

PHOTOS: Times Square Transformed For Super Bowl

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 01.30.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Laughter and shrieks echoed through Times Square on Wednesday as bundled-up football fans slid down a gleaming toboggan run, the cen...

New and Improved Hotels Hit the Sweet Spot in Midtown New York City

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

The slice of New York City from Central Park to Times Square down 7th Avenue, and then up Broadway to Lincoln Center, is undergoing the kind of hotel resurgence not seen in decades.

15 Reasons to Stay Home on New Year's Eve

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

You're just not excited about fireworks anymore if they're not coming out of Katy Perry's breasts.

No Bloomberg At The Ball Drop; De Blasio To Be Sworn In At 12:01

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 12.31.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — When revelers pack Times Square to ring in 2014, they will be greeted with some familiar practices: The annual ball drop, a hefty po...

Sotomayor To Helm Times Square Ball Drop On New Year's Eve

AP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (SOHN...

Top 10 Places to Toast the New Year

Cheapflights | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel

Whether you're looking for a fresh way to ring in the New Year or you're a fan of more traditional celebrations, check out's top plac...

WATCH: Spider-Men Calm Down Angry Batman In Times Square

Posted 12.23.2013 | New York

Every now and then, even Batman needs to be saved. A new video shows a man dressed as Batman getting in an argument with another man in Times Squa...