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The Top 7 Overlooked Historical Landmarks in New York City

Erik Seide | Posted 08.29.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

To most visitors and native New Yorkers, the city's past is told primarily through its modern icons like the Empire State Building or through its famous museums that focus more on world history than telling the tales of New York's past.

Discovering a "New" City Near Manhattan: The Rebirth of Jersey City

Cathy Chester | Posted 08.28.2014 | New York
Cathy Chester

As we neared the turnoff for The Holland Tunnel we saw miles of cars tied up in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Suddenly my husband shouted, "What's Plan B?" I immediately answered, "Take the exit for Jersey City."

Shepard Fairey And The Future In New York's Little Italy

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Before the summer ends, New York is still happily awash in myriad public festivals, concerts, street fairs, free Shakespeare in the park, stoop sales,...

#AOLBUILD Features "Love Is Strange" director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents Love is Strange where director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow will discuss the creative and productio...

A Former NYPD Precinct Hosts A Graffiti And Street Art Show

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

This weekend the NYPD police precinct is hosting a graffiti and street art show, and the public is welcome to see every floor completely swimming in a...

Investors Not As Encouraged With Home Flipping As Television

Toni Haber | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

With the superfluous demand for television shows exposing the business of house flipping, it comes as a surprise that in the "real world" the demand is not there.

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening in 2064 Look Like?

Annie Polland | Posted 08.07.2014 | New York
Annie Polland

What form would it take to reflect 2014? Is it an old tenement building on the Lower East Side? Actually, more likely it would resemble a basement apartment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.

DA: Drug Tests Negative In Times Square Bus Crash

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 08.07.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors said late Wednesday they were holding off on a decision to try the driver of a sightseeing bus that plowed into a crowde...

At the Spa: 7 Questions for YeloSpa

Lesley Nagy | Posted 08.07.2014 | Style
Lesley Nagy

We spoke to Nicolas Ronco to find out more about this nap haven, meditation, city life and more.

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.

The Perils of Biking in Manhattan... and L.A.

Jack Skelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Biking in Manhattan is a contact sport. It includes confronting cabbies and dodging pedestrians (who in welcome ways have a supremacy of the street). It demands nano-second reflexes, a sense of daring and nerves stronger than your bike frame.

Beyond the "Starchitect"

Toni Haber | Posted 08.01.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

There is an overwhelming fear of the rapidly changing Manhattan skyline. Where that fear stems from is up for debate--is it a fear of the aesthetics o...

You'll Love This New Show If You Like 'GoT' And 'House Of Cards'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment

You may or may not have heard of "Manhattan," a new show from WGN America, the same network that premiered "Salem" earlier this year. While it may sou...

The People in My Neighborhood

Jamie Silverman | Posted 07.30.2014 | New York
Jamie Silverman

I often write about social media and I think that the more time we spend in the digital environment, the less we appreciate those interactions that take place without a screen as the middleman.

Koons, Walker and the Examination of Life and Death

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

Jeff Koons and Kara Walker are far from the first artists to explore the concept of life and death in their artwork. In fact, this concept is the very essence of what the art world constantly seeks to investigate.

Neighbor Charged With Murdering Dismembered Woman

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

A New York woman has been charged in the slaying of a mother of four whose partially dismembered body was discovered on Long Island earlier this month...

Classics in HD -- Film School 101 at Symphony Space

Christopher Atamian | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Under the expert curatorial guidance of Ed Budz, the Thalia theater at Symphony Space is offering a remarkable cinematic series this summer. Appropriately if prosaically titled Classics in HD, it includes some of the most memorable films in 20th century film history.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Cindy Sherman: Looking at One Untitled Film Still

Matthew Israel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

I was wondering recently what might be gleaned from them if they were considered individually. This is the reality of how they're most often exhibited and reproduced now anyways.

Broadcasting Without Borders: American (Indian) Pie

Yvonne Russo | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Yvonne Russo

Having worked as a film/television producer for 17 years, I'm fascinated, almost feverishly obsessed with the radical changes in the entertainment industry. Confabs like these are to me what Vidcon is to YouTubers.

Instagram, Aby Warburg, and the Physical Structure of the Internet

Matthew Israel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

#1 Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain "One moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switc...

Why I Want To Be In New York

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.15.2014 | New York
Jenna Amatulli

I want to be in New York because it is a city of brilliance. The city is bursting with inimitable musicians and engineers and journalists and politicians who defy all preconceived notions of what it means to be "intelligent."

How to See Times Square Without the Hassle

WHERE | Posted 07.11.2014 | Travel
WHERE

Nothing beats the impact of your first trip to Times Square. It's a must-visit destination for visitors, a place of larger-than-life establishments and illuminated billboards. Even jaded and die-hard New Yorkers are drawn to the energy there.

Extreme Open Houses

Toni Haber | Posted 07.11.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

Rather than a traditional open house, agents host events aimed around an activity, such as a wine tasting or kid's carnival, to draw in more prospective buyers.

Getting Up to Speed: A NASCAR Skeptic Burns Some Rubber in a Rookie Course

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports
Peter Mandel

How do the hungry drivers of NASCAR fuel up? With Ragu Rich & Meaty Spaghetti Sauce.

The Lower (Lower) East Side

Greg Jacobs | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While the Lower East Side north of Delancey is being infiltrated by frat stars and state school grads, the Lower East Side below Delancey is seeing a rebirth of creative, unique, and amazing stores, galleries, and my favorite, restaurants.