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They're Out There

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.03.2015 | New York
Jamie Silverman

In honor of the upcoming debauchery that is Halloween, I decided a creepily titled post was in order. Although despite the fact that 'they're out there' usually connotes something creepy to come, in this post, the reverse is going to be true -- I mean those three words in a good way.

Public Markets Are Great Equalizers In An Age Of Inequality

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.27.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Union Square is one of those rare places left in Manhattan where just about anyone has business being. And, for that matter, shoppin...

The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.17.2015 | New York
Read More: Great White Way, Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, Off Broadway, Manhattan, Ballerinas, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, Hip-Hoppers, Contemporary, Tap Dancing, Capezio, 1650 Broadway, 201 Amsterdam Avenue, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Yoga, On Stage Dancewear, 197 Madison Avenue, Bloch, Tutus, Skate Wear, Cheerleading, Ice Skating, Pretty Ballerinas, 1034 Lexington Avenue, 27 East 67th Street, Madison Avenue, Angelina Jolie, Lindsay Lohan, Kelly Osborne, Broadway Dance Center, 322 W 45th Street, Dance Moms, The Bar Method, 155 Spring Street, Pure Barre, Columbus Circle, Union Square, West Village, Financial District, Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Cobble Hill, 2109 Broadway, 24 West 57th Street, 161 Avenue of the Americas Cardio, Strength Training, Stretching, Recovery Exercises American Ballet Theatre, Abt, 890 Broadway, Kevin McKenzie, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 405 West 55th Street, Alvin Ailey, 92nd Street Y, Robert Battle, New York City Ballet, David H Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, George Balanchine, Lincoln Kirstein, George Balanchine's the Nutcracker, New York's Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Peter Martins, Rosemary Dunleavy, Justin Peck, Abby Lee Miller, Abby Lee Dance Company, Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler, Nia Frazier, Kendall Vertes, Chloe Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, Jojo Siwa, Alec Mazo, Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, Mark Ballas, Derek Hough, Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Misty Copeland, Yuan Yuan Tan, Shannon Harkins, Kayla Rowser, Desmond Richardson, Natalia Osipova, Chi Cao, Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, Evelyn Cisneros, José Manuel Carreño, Wendy Whelan, Aesha Ash, Cassa Pancho, Carlos Acosta, Sylvie Guillem, Shiori Kase, Michaela Deprince, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bodywrappers, Eurotard, physi5que7, New York News
Faith Hope Consolo

There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.

Black Lives Matter Takes Over Popular Retail Store

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices

A retail titan unwittingly became a protest site over the weekend, when activists transformed a Forever 21 window display with a Black Lives Matter ba...

For Daniel Holt, Honesty Is More Than a Virtue -- It's a Lifestyle

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The music stopped. Hearts stopped. Holt paused but didn't stop because he had to bow and prove that it was only a performance, that he would wake up tomorrow and rehearse the same solo for his next gig. But really that's a lie, because it wasn't only a performance.

New York Incarnation: 2015

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 04.28.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

New Yorkers may seem disconnected. In actuality, though, it takes amazing stores of inner fortitude to exist in these self-contained worlds. People are accustomed to themselves and each other on levels people living far apart just aren't. They cannot isolate or hide from each other here.

Outdoor Spaces Gear Up for the Holidays in Manhattan

Toni Haber | Posted 01.26.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

Every year, the start of the holiday season in New York is symbolized by the festive displays in public areas around the city. Traditionally, we look out for the raising of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. However, this year a new digital figure is being added to the mix.

Strangers Answer The Question Of The Summer: 'Turn Down For What?'

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Comedy

It's a question being asked in almost every bar, club, radio and playlist across the country this summer: "Turn down for what?" Sadly, no one ever ...

WATCH: Union Square Oracle Uses Talents To Help Homeless

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.21.2014 | Weird News

Uvera Oumbajuah is a self-proclaimed oracle, who has set up shop in Union Square for the past four years. She sits by a fountain that she believes div...

Rent, Change and Blame

Andrew Collins | Posted 09.09.2014 | New York
Andrew Collins

The closing of Union Square Cafe is a local concern, but the reaction -- "damn greedy landlords" -- underscores the universality of the circumstances.

If New York City Neighborhoods Were European Cities, Where Would You Live?

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

We can't all afford the luxury of traveling or living abroad. But if you live in New York City, maybe you can experience some of Europe's offerings wi...

My Very First -- But Not My Last -- No-Pants Subway Ride 2014 (VIDEO)

Sandi Bachom | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Sandi Bachom

"Welcome to the 13th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. This is for participants only, if you didn't come here to take off your pants... you're in the w...

5 Unforgettable San Francisco Check-ins

Greg Archer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Greg Archer

Waterbar in San Francisco As 2013 speeds rapidly to a glorious fork in the road and the path to 2014 comes into much clearer view, reflection see...

Holiday Traditions in San Francisco

Tina Swithin | Posted 11.14.2013 | Travel
Tina Swithin

If you have the privilege of visiting San Francisco during the holiday season, I'd love to share our family favorites, which may inspire your next holiday tradition!

Manhattan's Forgotten Graveyards, Under Public Parks, Famous Hotels and Supermarkets

Greg Young | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York
Greg Young

Here's a chilling thought for the Halloween season: If you're visiting one of New York's many amazing parks and squares, it's likely that you're standing on land that was formerly used as a cemetery or potter's field. 2013-10-30-nygraveyardspull.jpg

Occupy's Sept. 17th Second Birthday: Whose Protest Is This?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Will you be at Union Square for a mass protest, or with the Occupy Puppets in their Money Warz spoof at Times Square?

Magic Bus Provides a Pyschedelic "Hippie Tour" of San Francisco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

It's hard to mistake the Magic Bus for any other vehicle that departs from San Francisco's touristy Union Square. The psychedelic colors that wind around the former school bus make it perfectly clear that this is a ride back in time. To the 1960s, to be exact.

Bullets and Bastille

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

Oh boy, let the healing begin. Just returned from Union Square where a meet up has gone on all day for Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of the man who...

Privatization of the Commons in Mayor Bloomberg's New York -- Part II: Who Has Control?

Cathryn Swan | Posted 06.26.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

These three New York City parks -- Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, and Union Square Park - all have slightly different structures running them. What they have in common is their corporate makeup.

A Guide To NYC's Greenwich Village And Union Square

The Purple Passport | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
The Purple Passport

Greenwich Village and Union Square, two adjacent New York neighborhoods in Manhattan, share the distinction of having colorful political pasts and lively cultural presents.

My Love Affair With Grand Central

Carol Evans | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Carol Evans

I first fell in love with Grand Central Station when I took the 6 subway from Union Square every day in the early '80s. The Newsweek clock squeezed between two marble walls was a common meeting spot for me and my boyfriend-turned-fiancé-turned-husband.

People on the Street: Do You Believe This Stereotype? (VIDEO)

Nato Green | Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy
Nato Green

The holiday season, when Americans make legions of bad choices about money, seemed like a good time to revisit one of the most venerable stereotypes about money: that Jews have it and hoard it.


Liz Neumark | Posted 02.17.2013 | Home
Liz Neumark

You can love it or hate it, but NYC embraces the act of eating while walking and shopping. if you are planning on heading out these next few days to discover those last-minute/hard to find gifts, you are in luck -- you can find inspiration on a full stomach.

Hurricane Sandy: New York After the Storm

Toni Haber | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York
Toni Haber

When I first started preparing for Hurricane Sandy on Sunday, I, like the rest of New York, had no way of knowing the full ramifications of this storm.

WATCH: Alleged Cop Ignores Brutal Union Square Fight

Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

Considering the New York City cops have a penchant for petty arrests, one might believe the sight of a man brutally beating another man in the middle ...