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Innovation Growing Along With NYC's Population

Toni Haber | Posted 09.17.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

Compared to the rest of the Western world, New York City is young in age. However, given its long-standing infrastructure and housing, sometimes it may seem the older than the rest.

How to Properly Drink Bourbon

Ali Rosen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

You might think that you are a bourbon connoisseur - but do you really know everything you need to know about the beloved beverage?

Top 5 Tastes: Asian Cuisine in the East Village

Leah Bhabha | Posted 09.13.2014 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Although my heritage is Indian, I tend to prefer the Asian cuisines found farther East, like Malaysian, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai. The East Village boasts some of the tastiest (and most affordable) options in this culinary realm.

Top 5 Tastes: Asian Cuisine in the East Village

Leah Bhabha | Posted 09.13.2014 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Since moving back to Manhattan's East Village, I've quickly remembered the foodcentric convenience that I'd grown accustomed to in my earlier years in...

To Convert or Not to Convert? A Look at the Process of Townhouse to Condo Conversions

Toni Haber | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

While the conversion to a multiple unit condominium can generate more profit than an individual apartment sale, which is an obvious added incentive for investors or current owners of townhouses, the process can be rigorous and expensive.

Green Groups to New York City: Drop Dead

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Marielle Anzelone

Why does urban biodiversity matter at all? Because according to the UN, for the first time in human history more people are now living in cities than rural areas. The planet is urban. When people experience nature, that nature will be urban too.

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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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.