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John Starks Autograph Signing Interrupted By Drunk

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An inebriated customer tried to steal the spotlight from former Knicks player John Starks. According to Page Six, The point guard hosted a meet-and-g...

Miranda July's Work Set for Union Square Run

wsj.com | ERICA ORDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Union Square Park soon may become the place to be for those who fancy fiberglass and outdoor art. Starting May 29, an interactive sculpture series cr...

Keep Our Eyes on the Street Open

Stacy Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stacy Torres

Just two weeks after the Bloomberg administration proposed to drastically cut the number of art vendors allowed in four popular city parks, two Times Square vendors are being hailed as heroes.

Thousands Rally in New York for May Day 2010 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Sledge

Thousands of people rallied in Union Square and marched down Broadway to demonstrate in favor of immigrant rights and against Arizona's recently passed SB1070 law.

A Bronx Tale About Mass Transit: Take Note, Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

Though I'd come to N.Y. for the Project for Public Spaces training, it was the DOT transit and public space projects and Sadik-Kahn's leadership that captured my imagination.

How to Kill 100 Jobs in New York City

Sean Basinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Basinski

The Parks Department has proposed new rules that would lead to a 75-80% reduction in art vendors in Union Square Park, Central Park, and Battery Park. More than 100 people are expected to lose their jobs.

Gov 2.0 and #Twitter Finally Tweet-Up!

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Twitter needs a Government Relations expert who also is a social media expert. Not the other way around.

Seeking Sound Underground: A Tool For Music (VIDEO)

Kerri MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kerri MacDonald

Moses Josiah plays the guitar. From time to time, he plays the piano. But his favorite instrument is a little less commonplace. Josiah, 80, is one ...

Seeking Sound Underground: House of Waters

Kerri MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kerri MacDonald

When House of Waters played Union Square one afternoon last week, the camera phone-toting crowd put most scattered subway audiences to shame. Max ZT,...

The Faithful Shopper: Shop in the Sunshine!

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Open-air markets abound in the city even during the worst weather, but late spring/early summer is the perfect time to meander and find a great treasure.

Seeking Sound Underground: Curtis Jordan Plays for Smiles (VIDEO)

Kerri MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kerri MacDonald

Curtis Jordan tries to play songs he thinks will "impress the people" and doesn't worry too much about the money.

The Faithful Shopper: Madison Avenue, Boulevard of Brilliant Baubles

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Despite last year's blip, the glitter literally remains, and has even grown, on the Miracle Mile as new jewelers have joined longstanding tenants.

Contemplation of Drone Strikes in Quetta Belies Obama's Claim of Just War

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The US is rattling a saber about killing people in Quetta, despite all the inevitable civilian death and mass outrage. Such a move would show the shallowness of the "just war" talk in Obama's disgraceful Nobel paean to Mars.

The Writer-in-Chief

Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Ross

Dreams from My Father had received a few impressive blurbs and favorable reviews, but had sold only a few thousand copies, so had been out of print for years.

My Metropolitan Diary

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Dear Diary: Today I threw an empty soda bottle into a trashcan, and a rat jumped out at my face.

Greenmarket Documentary: From Mountain Sweet Berry Farm To Manhattan (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Greenmarket has been bringing fresh and local produce to New York's streets since 1976, long before the terms Slow Food, locavores, and "foodies" even...

Is There a Life After New York?

Aida Alami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Aida Alami

When I decided to move away from New York, I was confident about my decision. I felt that the city had nothing to offer me anymore; I'd heard or seen everything before.

The View from Union Square, New York

Jim David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim David

When we got into Union Square, it was a cacophony of screaming, jumping, and celebration. Their faces were unrestrained joy and happiness.

Last Night at Nikos

Norman MacAfee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Norman MacAfee

"I Am Astro Place" I wrote in the 1980s as a screenplay, "Astro Place," about some cultural and political people living near Astor Place in the East Village in the fraught years 1984 to 2001.