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Erika Stone: A Social Vision

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Holly Cara Price

A stringer for Time Magazine and Der Spiegel, she was assigned to photograph the biggest celebrities of the day -- Marilyn Monroe, Leonard Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock, Marlene Dietrich and others. But she preferred to photograph everyday New Yorkers.

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part IV

Helen Davey | Posted 10.12.2013 | New York
Helen Davey

I think now of the many times I have enjoyed walking along Battery Park, never realizing this was where my grandfather -- "Father John," as he came to be known -- first set foot on this continent. He was 27 years old.

Photographic Proof New York Is Best City On Earth

Posted 08.09.2013 | Travel

We know... it's hot in New York right now. It's sweaty. It's smelly. The humid air makes a steam room at the spa feel like a dry, dry desert. New York...

Changing the World -- One Song at a Time

Ilene Angel | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Ilene Angel

The Sunset Singing Circle began the spring after 9/11 in 2002. It was a desire by the community located near Ground Zero and implemented by the Parks Department.

Creativity Every Single Day

Agnes Gund | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Where does creativity come from? How can society encourage creativity? How can citizens make creative contributions to our shared life?

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

Designed for Democracy: When Public Goes Private a Park Loses Its Heart

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?

Creative Spaces: Waterfronts That Make a Splash

Rana Florida | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Rana Florida

2012-06-04-Screenshot20120604at8.28.27AM.jpgLet's celebrate the cities that have done the work and spent the money to make vibrant and dynamic waterfronts -- great spots where tourists and locals alike can gather, play and reflect.

WTC Sphere That Survived 9/11 To Get New Home

AP | Posted 05.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A spherical sculpture that endured the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center is close to getting a temporary new home that will keep ...

Future Unclear For WTC Sculpture That Survived 9/11

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The 45,000-pound sphere sculpture that emerged largely intact from the rubble of the World Trade Center following the Sept. 11 attack...

Protesting Greed In The Shadow Of 9/11

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

I went looking for diverse voices at Occupy Wall Street, and found the 9/11 memorial a better metaphor for "too big to fail."

South Street Seaport: An Insider's Guide to Front Street

GloboMaestro | Posted 12.12.2011 | New York
GloboMaestro

With its historic pedigree of cobbled streets and low-rise tenements, the northerly fringe of Front Street is cozy, romantic, even down-home. And in just the past few years it's sprouted an impressive row of eateries and watering holes.

Goodnight Irene

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.28.2011 | New York
Joe Peyronnin

Hurricane Irene is an important reminder just how powerful and unpredictable Mother Nature can be.

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway, Episode 3, "Go Big or Go Home"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.14.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

2011-08-14-Screenshot20110814at6.50.04PM.jpg This week's challenge is delivered to the group by Heidi on stilts. "For the next challenge we want you to think big," she smiles.

New York City: A Love Story

Estee Stanley | Posted 09.12.2011 | Travel
Estee Stanley

Normally I'd think this would be an easy trip -- I'm a former NYC resident, with dozens of visits since under my belt. Dirty subway rides, rude cabbies -- I've done it all. I'm a veteran. But this time is going to be a bit different.

Battery Park Will Fly 3,000 Flags For 9/11 Anniversary

dnainfo.com | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

FINANCIAL DISTRICT -- Three thousand flags bearing the names of 9/11 victims will go on display in Battery Park this September. Called the NYC Memori...

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.

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.

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.

Lynden Miller, Carolyn Kent: Ladies Who Perfected New York's Parks

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

More than other New Yorkers, Lynden Miller and Carolyn Kent largely reversed the ill effects of the city's 1970s era of disinvestment in public places.