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This Is What People Say When Asked To 'Tell The World Anything'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.08.2014 | Good News

What happens if you give average people in New York City a voice to potentially reach the world? Apparently a whole lot. The producers of a recent ...

Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 03.09.2014 | New York
Jonathan Greenberg

Michael Bloomberg's extraordinary 12-year term as mayor of New york has just ended. This is an opportune time to review the billionaire mayor's mixed-bag legacy.

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

Pushing Privatized "Partnership" Agenda at New York City's Public Parks -- Part 3

Cathryn Swan | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

People are against parks being privatized, the commercialization and sanitizing of our parks, the overarching corporate influence on these public spaces, the public increasingly being denied access to their commons, the resulting lack of transparency and accountability, and so much more.

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.

Privatization of the Commons in Mayor Bloomberg's New York - Part I

Cathryn Swan | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not invent the concept of the "public-private partnership." But he has aggressively pushed "private money" within the New York City Parks system, particularly under former Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, who left last year.

WATCH: Hundreds Celebrate National Pillow Fight Day in NYC

Posted 04.08.2013 | New York

Hundreds gathered in Washington Square Park in New York City Saturday to take part in this year's National Pillow Fight Day. Now in its eighth yea...

Glennisha Morgan

New Web App Offers Awesome Queer Resistance Walking Tour In New York City | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 12.01.2013 | Gay Voices

UPDATE on December 1, 2013: It appears the website for "Whose Streets, Our Streets" is not working at this time. "Whose Streets, Our Streets" is a ...

Being Alive as Privilege

Misha Lyuve | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Misha Lyuve

Over the years I've learned there are ways to profoundly experience being alive: by allowing yourself to be vulnerable, by letting yourself to be move...

The 8 Most Haunted Houses in New York (PHOTOS)

Greg Young | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York
Greg Young

Old places generally accumulate their share of ghost tales, and New York is certainly old indeed -- over 400 years old. But that's not the only reason the Big Apple is so frightfully haunted.

WATCH: 'Gangnam Style' Flash Mob Takes Over Washington Square Park

Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

As South Korea's "Gangnam Style" continues to barrel through pop culture with television appearances and a long list of invisible horse-dancing parodi...

Tyler Kingkade

New York Hosts Giant Pillow Fight! | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.09.2012 | College

An epic brawl took place at 3 p.m. this Saturday near the New York University campus in Manhattan: luckily no one got hurt. For three hours, New Yo...

Washington Square Park Performers Banned From Performing Within 50 Feet Of Monuments

Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

What would Washington Square Park be without its staple array of jazz musicians and dexterous acts like Tic and Tac? According to the city's parks dep...

How Occupy Wall Street Is Like a Classroom

Max Bean | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Max Bean

On October 15th, I watched a miracle of classroom management such as I would never have imagined possible. It didn't happen in a classroom and there was no teacher.

Matt Sledge

Occupy Wall Street: Egyptian Activist Goes 'From Liberation Square To Washington Square' (VIDEO) | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street supporters gathered in Washington Square Park on Saturday afternoon for a General Assembly intended to spread the move...

City Park Bathroom Full Of Sex, Drugs | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

GREENWICH VILLAGE -- The Parks Department has cut short the hours of operation at the Washington Square Park bathrooms amid ongoing community complain...

The First 'Get Your Wellness On' Fair Has Already Saved A Life

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

With the help and support of friends and readers, I organized the first Get Your Wellness On -- A Suicide Awareness & Prevention Fair to create opportunities where we can be of help to the over 33,000 people die of suicide every year in the U.S.

Looking For Lady Gaga

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Having a big name behind a cause is always a big help, isn't it? Particularly in the case of a cause like suicide that needs education and National di...

Adoptapalooza For Pet Lovers In Washington Square Park | Sonja Sharp and Rachel Monahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was all about puppy love - and some kitty care, too. Hundreds of pet lovers milled around Washington Square Park Saturday looking to bring home a ...

NYU Plans 40 Percent Expansion Of Campus | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New York University is proposing the largest expansion in its history, with a new tower near Washington Square Park and the equivalent of more than tw...

The Birth of Distrust

John Sexton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Sexton

The unraveling of our civilization can be traced to that point. If the blessed and beloved Dodgers could leave Brooklyn, what theory, what tale, what conjecture was too outrageous to be believed?

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Ace, The Drifters, Prince, Dionne Warwick, The Eagles, Squeeze, Scott Dirks, Mike + the Mechanics, Harvard Square, Breaking Dawn, Target, Juno Award, Xtc, Whitesnake, Oklahoma, Folk, Paul Carrack, Tony Glover, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cajun, Philly, Reggae, Traditional, Checker Records, Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, Stephanie Meyer, Marvin Gayes, Timothy B. Schmit, John Wesley Harding, Sam & Dave, Michael McDonald, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Ron Sexsmith, Stan Lewis, Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, High Fidelity, Billy Davis Jr., Singer-Songwriter, Philly International Records, Hip-O Select, Bill Withers, Entertainment News, Al Green, Aaron Neville, Lawrence Stern, Ray Charles, Pop, Americana, Dobie Gray, Jill Barber, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bria Valente, Broadway, Canada, Grammy, The Kinks, Stax, Motown Records, Livingston Taylor, The Beatles, Matthew Barber, Nick Heyward, Harmonica, Don Henley, Phil Collins, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, The Little Walter Story, Hear Music, Arthur Crudup, Stax Records, R&b, Motown, Sam Moore, Chess Records, Harry Nilsson, Johnny Nash, Gospel, Bobby Womack, David Gray, Wesley Stace, Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Blues, The 5th Dimension, David Seitz, Tom Waits, Juno, Washington Square Park, Grammy Awards, Don McLean, John Wesley Hardin, A Mighty Wind, Roots, Randy Newman, Ward Gaines, Ben E. King, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, Rupert Holmes, Bruce Springsteen, Listerine, Nilsson, Atlantis, Misfortune, Rumpelstiltskins, Josh Ritter, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.