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Ones to Watch: The Boys of Paper Street Films

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

To hear Paper Street founders Austin Stark and Benji Cohen tell it, these tough times have worked greatly to their advantage.

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...

NYC Crane Collapse: Manslaughter Charges Expected In 2008 Upper East Side Accident

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A crane company owner is expected to be charged with manslaughter in a 2008 accident that killed two workers as the top of a 200-foot...

The Geography of Good Coffee in New York

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Henry

I first got to know certain New York streets and neighborhoods from my espresso-scouting missions. A mental map started to emerge, illuminated as if by a caffeinated glow in each of these spots.

Edmond Alma CHARGED With Stolen Gems From Jewelry Heist At R.S. Durrant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Authorities have arrested a 46-year-old man who they say ended up with more than $1 million worth of gems stolen in a deadly New York...

Alfred R. Kahn, 4Kids CEO, Buys Bernie Madoff's Apartment (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After nearly five months on the market, Bernie Madoff's penthouse apartment has gone into contract. The swanky Upper East Side pad was originally l...

New York Center for Children Offers Hope after Child Abuse

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

The next benefit for the New York Center for Children is Tuesday night, Feb. 2. Called "A Toast to The New York Center for Children," the travel auc...

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney on Abhorrent Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

On Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, and Wester...

Brazen Madison Ave Jewel Heist Leaves One Dead

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A jewelry store worker was shot to death in a brazen midday robbery Wednesday in a shop on posh Madison Avenue, police said. Two peo...

Police Surveillance of Parents Protesting Bloomberg's Privatization of Public Schools

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

On Thursday, hundreds protested across the street from where Mayor Bloomberg lives against his proposals to force mass closings of public schools. Members of the NYPD were taking pictures.

Upper East Side's Air Pollution Levels Some Of City's Highest: Survey | Adam Lisberg and Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The upper East Side, a posh neighborhood known for luxury buildings and even Mayor Bloomberg's home, has a disturbing level of dangerous pollutants in...

Under Stimulated: Building Trains and Other Stuff We Need Rather Than What Wall Street Dictates

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm making real investment in fast trains that run where people live and want to go my wish for the New Year.

A Museum, A Community, A Festival

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

How interesting to embark on a project developing the menu for a museum whose surrounding neighborhood -- El Barrio -- has been described as a food desert.

Mystery Illness Shuts Down Upper East Side School | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A school on Manhattan's Upper East Side has been shut down after more than two dozen students came down with a mystery illness this morning....

Shake Shack To Hit Kuwait, Theater District, Upper East Side | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Next year Shake Shack will open locations in Kuwait, the Upper East Side, and Midtown Manhattan....

El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not...

What's Worth It: The Mark Hotel, NYC

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Suzanne Aaronson

The Mark Hotel is a landmark, and happens to be in my favorite neighborhood (the Upper East Side) so I was thrilled when it re-opened, unveiling a new design by Frenchman Jacques Grange.

Asia Society's Prez on Global Citizens Like Obama

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Asia Society president Vishakha Desai says, "Ours is a complex institution, and those experiencing it can describe it in the same way the blind men touch and describe an elephant."

Have the Jews Left the Synagogue?

Rabbi Leah and Rabbi Perry Berkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rabbi Leah and Rabbi Perry Berkowitz

You can't practice Judaism with your grandfather's heart but must approach these days with a new, fresh, different and vibrant style that speaks to someone who lives and struggles in the 21st Century.

New Apartments Are Too Little, Cost Too Much For Residents Losing Homes To Second Avenue Subway Work

New York Times | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Finding an apartment in Manhattan can be tough. Just ask the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Next year, dozens of New Yorkers in some of the c...

Bandit Bankers and Mrs. Madoff's Money

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Given what we now know, thanks to the efforts of Andrew Cuomo, one might well ask: are all scams created equally, or are some scams more equal than others?

Starbucks Bombing: Teen Inspired By Brad Pitt's Fight Club Character Charged In Case

New York Daily News | Alison Gendar and Dave Goldiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 17-year-old mimicking Brad Pitt's "Fight Club" character, who plans attacks on corporate America, was arrested for masterminding a ...

NYPD Cops Hit By Own Gunfire Aimed At Pit Bull

New York Daily News | Bob Kappstatter, Simone Weichselbaum, Alison Gendar and Leo Standora | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three cops were hit with ricocheting bullets Wednesday night while blasting away at a pit bull attacking them in a narrow passageway of an upper East ...

NYPD Sargeant Charged With Drunk Driving, Department Silent

New York Daily News | Simone Weichselbaum, Kenny Porpora and Bill Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An NYPD Sergeant has been quietly charged with driving drunk and mowing down an upper East Side man who had just picked up his morning coffee, the Dai...

45 Minutes (and 400 Miles) Till French Toast

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eric Kuhn

In what other city in the world would people starve themselves to have the perfect pancake or bagel?