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Here's The Real Reason Gravity Was Such a Great Movie

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

No, the reason I liked Gravity is because it was short. The entire movie clocks in at 85 minutes. I pressed the "play" button on my DVD remote. And an hour-and-a-half later I was back at my job as Jaden Smith's personal assistant.

Citizens of Brooklyn, Take 1

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 03.24.2014 | New York
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Brooklyn is home to some of the coolest people on the planet. It is the birthplace of icons, legends, infamous figures and notorious souls. To know B...

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...

Please Stop Sending Me Links to Crying Baby Elephants

Alison Rosen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Media
Alison Rosen

Remember that scene in Dumbo where he's a baby and his mother is rocking him in her trunk and everyone is crying, especially me? That scene wrecked me. Years of therapy can't remove that image from my memory and it wasn't even real.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

Vocal Cast for Disney's Planes Includes a Top Gun Reunion, Top Names From Stand-up Comedy

Jim Hill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The Planes production team did come up with an appealing aerodynamic cast for this animated feature. But then the question became, who would Disney recruit to come voice this new set of characters?

Post-Sandy, NYC Artists Find a Slow Road Back to Creativity

Vera Haller | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York
Vera Haller

In the best of times, the life of an artist is difficult. Lean years, sacrifice and solitude are the norm. Add a natural disaster and life becomes even more precarious.

From Stage to Screen and Then Back Again

George Heymont | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

In recent decades, movie musicals that began as full-length animation features and original movie musicals have become multi-million dollar stage vehicles drawing audiences into theatres in cities around the world.

Brooklyn By Bike

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

We ride past a group of buildings in the massive Brooklyn Navy Yard, spread out over 300 waterfront acres. Felipe speaks to us through his walkie-talkie. "Ready to go to the farm?"

PHOTOS: Dumbo Arts Festival 2012 Preview

Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

If the crisp, cool air hasn't already got you excited for the upcoming fall season, here's a preview of one of New York's most exciting events, the 16...

Artists Bring Green 'Flock Houses' To NYC

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Artists, engineers and environmentalists are bringing mobile, self-sufficient living units to the parklands of New York City this weekend. It's all a ...

Free And Fun Photo Festival Comes To New York

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.17.2012 | Arts

Good news, photo fanatics: this weekend The New York Photo Festival takes over Dumbo, Brooklyn from today until May 20. The festival, which is free an...

Nate C. Hindman

New York Tech Booms, Even As City's Jobless Rate Rises

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.17.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday the launch of a website mapping Internet startups in New York City that are hiring. Speaking ...

There's a Party Going on Right Here: Festen (The Celebration) at St. Ann's Warehouse

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

I have never seen a show with such temporally uneven acts. But though I'm not sure the intermission, which allows for a scene change, was necessary, I am quite happy that the play defied expectations in this way.

Brand New Swimming Pool Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting a brand new swimming pool this summer. Nope, it's not the floating pool we got so excited about back in June, but pret...

A New York Story: Gleason's Gym

Nick Barnicle | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York
Nick Barnicle

Gleason's was once a mecca for pugilists. But as time wore on and the allure of Las Vegas became greater, there was a decline.2012-02-15-pullquote.jpg

Exploring Brooklyn the Artisan Way

Maria Russo | Posted 02.18.2012 | New York
Maria Russo

This bustling borough, with a population of approximately 2.6 million, has an ever-changing culture. Yet, one thing that always remains the same is the constant influx of passionate artists and artisans.

Famed BK Pizza Joint In Oven Dispute With City

Posted 11.29.2011 | New York

Grimalidi's served its last pie at 19 Old Fulton Street in DUMBO Monday night. An ongoing dispute with the landlord has forced the beloved Brooklyn pi...

The Ripple Effect of Applied Sciences in NYC

Tucker Reed | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York
Tucker Reed

Like many New Yorkers, I'm eager to see a new tech campus take root. But I'm even more excited by the ways in which it will help invigorate the ongoing rise of Downtown Brooklyn's creative sector.

PHOTOS: Check Out The Shiny New Carousel In DUMBO

AP/The Huffington Post | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- In the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, strains of old-fashioned music from an organ float over the river, mingling with the sound of childr...

Matt Sledge

Brooklyn Agencies Aren't Trying To Rival Madison Avenue

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- As young creative types hop on their bikes and head off to work, they're increasingly arriving in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Dumbo and ...

Brooklyn State Of Mind: DUMBO Arts Center

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 11.02.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Brooklyn has been the last word in New York cool for a few years now, with bands like MGMT, Sleigh Bells and White Rabbits waxing lyrical about the ne...

The Faithful Shopper: Back to School for the City Cool

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Tots adore Crocs' rainbow, plastic footwear, and the company has expanded the empire with tons of new styles, sneakers, and backpacks galore.

Reactions Aboard The Brand-New East River Ferry

Posted 08.13.2011 | New York

The highly-anticipated East River Ferry, took its maiden voyage this morning and most tweets suggest it's a good, quick alternative to overcrowded tra...

DUMBO Wi-Fi: Taking Your Office Outdoors

Tucker Reed | Posted 08.03.2011 | New York
Tucker Reed

As the Digital Age changes our personal relationships, information consumption and business operations, is it also going to change our physical environment as well?