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Astoria Characters: The Chic Shopkeeper

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Clothing is like art," says Kristie Foster. "It's to admire." The statuesque Kristie, does, indeed, look like a gallery work. The owner of KrisTEES is a live billboard for her chic boutique.

Made in Midtown: Meet Ramdat Harihar

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Ramdat Harihar's ability to make specialized stitches for his designer clients, from Anna Sui to Zack Posen, is central to his survival amidst the declining ranks of apparel manufacturers in New York.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Raids Construction Office In Manhattan

nytimes.com | CHARLES v. BAGLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Manhattan district attorney's office raided the offices of Lehr Construction early Wednesday, seizing project records, bidding documents and other...

Judge Rules City Can Keep 'Tavern On The Green' Name

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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The Death of Theatre Alley (New York, You've Changed)

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

One of New York's rare archetypal dank alleys is no more -- all the buildings on one side have been torn down to make way for what I can only imagine will be a sterile high rise.

Workers Rally At Ground Zero To Pressure Progress On WTC

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds of construction workers raised a rallying cry of "Build it now!" on Tuesday, gathering with elected officials at the World T...

World Center Hotel Wants To Attract Ground Zero Tourists

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Conan O'Brien's Apartment Listed For $29.5 Million

The New York Observer | Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last month, with wounds still fresh from the Leno-Conan carnage, the Post reported that despite Conan O'Brien's $45 million NBC buyout, the martyred T...

Cop Caught Sleeping In Terrorist-Target Grand Central Station

Gothamist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Not a good day for a drowsy NYPD officer assigned to monitor a subway platform under Grand Central Terminal. Yesterday morning a WPIX reporter was on ...

Exploring Midtown's Urban Fabric

Deborah Marton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Marton

Fashion Week's move to Lincoln Center is big news, but anyone who cares about fashion should know that even bigger changes are afoot. New York may soon dramatically change zoning in the Garment District.

Getting Across Town Will Soon Be Much Easier: Plans for 34th Street Transitway

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Under the Bloomberg administration's new plan, there would be two dedicated bus lanes running the entire length of 34th Street.

Food Shopping in Manhattan Improves

Marilyn M. Machlowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marilyn M. Machlowitz

Some people have never noticed how horrible it is to shop for food in Manhattan. Perhaps it is because the restaurant selection in NY is so good.

17" And Counting

AP | CHRIS CAROLA and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A slow-moving winter storm smacked the Northeast on Friday, unleashing heavy snow, rain and hurricane-force winds as it knocked o...

Grand Theft Auto- Part 1

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Selkoe

What is the most overlooked key issue of our time? A nuclear Iran, America's failing education system, the need for better dental hygiene? The answ...

Macy's Fire: Fire Breaks Out At Flagship Store

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A fire broke out at the Macy's store in Herald Square at 11:40 this morning, sending shoppers streaming into the streets. This marks the second fire ...

Art In New York: Gallery Openings This Week

artinfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As usual, there's lots stimulation - both intellectual and of the just plain fun variety - to be found in the New York gallery circuit this weekend, a...

Eco-Friendly Shopping In NYC

refinery29.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Being eco-savvy is no longer just about Whole Foods bags and hybrid cars. Reducing your carbon footprint also requires lots of conscientious shopping....

Stuyvesant Town And Peter Cooper Village Foreclosure Draws Near

nytimes.com | CHARLES v. BAGLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The lenders at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are expected to begin an uncontested foreclosure action on Tuesday against the owner of Manhat...

Socialite Pleads Not Guilty In Son's Murder

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A mother accused of murdering her 8-year-old son before trying to take her own life at a Manhattan luxury hotel has pleaded not guilt...

Times Square Ice Heart Sculpture Went Up In Time For Valentine's Day

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: NYC The Blog reports that, in a heartwarming display, a man proposed to his girlfriend in front of the ice heart Saturday night. Presenting a...

Broadway Will Remain Closed To Traffic

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City will keep Broadway permanently closed to traffic in Times Square and Herald Square. The pedestrian plazas were created...

U.N. Headquarters Construction Spurs Move To "Inhumane" Cubicles

The New York Observer | Reid Pillifant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While the iconic United Nations building undergoes a $1.9 billion dollar renovation, some of its most important offices - including that of Secretary-...

Seven-Story Aquarium Planned For Times Square

wsj.com | ANTON TROIANOVSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As if the area didn't already attract a sea of tourists, a Toronto-based developer wants to turn a Times Square building into an $100 million aquarium...

Portrait Of The Banker

The New York Observer | Max Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He is the most extraordinarily typical banker on Wall Street, and he's on the minds of preachers, schoolchildren, shoe salesmen, prosecutors, matchmak...

Treasures on the East 25th Street Courthouse

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

The marble courthouse on 25th and Madison, home to the Appellate Division of the NY State Supreme Court, is a charmingly compact building only three stories high, completely dwarfed by skyscrapers.