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Ramping Up the NYPD's War on the Homeless

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.07.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The de Blasio administration, for example, has said that there should be some mental health treatment aspect as a response to rich people complaining about the homeless in their neighborhoods. It's all so very 'progressive' and sophisticated, you see.

A Dog Day Afternoon

Ben Purdy | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News
Ben Purdy

With the constant stream of horrible (although important) news stories out there right now, I would like to share a story about a small community of strangers coming together for a good cause.

Young Woman Becomes Guardian Angel To NYC Street Kids

Posted 02.14.2013 | Impact

By Ray LeMoine, TakePart Since the early ’80s, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan’s East Village has been a primary hub for New York’s homeles...

Interview: Actor Alan Cumming, Any Day Now and Gay Adoption

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Alan Cumming knows a little bit about feeling like a second-class citizen. After all, aside from being a gay man in a straight-dominated world, he's also a Scot who's lived in London.

PHOTOS: 2012 Halloween Dog Parade!

Posted 10.22.2012 | New York

The canines of New York gathered in Tompkins Square Park to celebrate Halloween Saturday, and we couldn't be happier with the early treat. From a ...

SLIDESHOW: The Halloween Dog Parade Photos You've Been Waiting For

Posted 12.24.2011 | New York

Nearly 500 canines and their owners donned elaborate costumes Saturday for the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. There was a doggie Don Dr...

What To Do This Weekend In New York

Posted 12.21.2011 | New York

A four-legged cute-a-thon, outdoor sleepover, and delectable soup tasting are enough reasons to be outside for the weekend's beautiful fall weather he...

Ai Weiwei Early Photographs Shown In NY

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — An exhibition of more than 200 photographs by Ai Weiwei chronicles New York City in the 1980s and early `90s when the recently detain...

Sxip Shirey and Sonic New York

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jesse Larner

I first saw Sxip ("Skip") Shirey when his band Luminescent Orchestrii opened for Dresden Dolls on the night that brought in 2008. It was an odd but oddly perfect pairing.