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7 Ways to Ruin Everyone's Thanksgiving -- Including Your Own

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

It's that time of the year again. The time when family dramas and conflicts that have been kept at bay will resurface and issues get stirred up. The time when we have to see people that we wouldn't choose to see the other 364 days of the year.

Book Group B.S.

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

It got worse: The day after I was mugged, he emailed me negative comments he claimed the group made about the book after I left. Apparently the people who really disliked the book were too intimidated by my presence to say so -- at least that's what he reported.

The NYC Craft Beer Festival Winter Harvest

Caitlin Colford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Caitlin Colford

With a 15 percent growth spurt from 2012, the craft beer industry is vaster and more extensive than ever.

Found Your Soul Mate? 7 Reasons You Should Wait to Tie the Knot

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Jonathan Alpert

As a couples' therapist, I've come to realize that people rush to marriage and sometimes get married for all the wrong reasons or they do it way too early. Couples sometimes feel they have to get married because it fits a paradigm of how they see their life.

Dante de Blasio's Circles of Hell

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

The New York Times reports that Mayor-elect de Blasio is having second thoughts about living in Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor. The announcement came after a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg during which they discussed "the intricacies of garbage pickup."

The New York City Marathon: 26.2 Miles of Inspiration and Self-Discovery

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The events I had just witnessed, combined with my own exhausted state, and the triumph of finishing my first marathon were almost too much. What a glorious world we live in and how thankful I am to be alive to experience days like this.

Kevin Short

This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

Architectural renderings allow us to peer into the future of our beloved city without a crystal ball. New York City has some big changes coming, and h...

Fearless Self Image: How You Dress Matters

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many of my clients are influenced by how they look and how they feel. If someone feels depressed and lacks confidence, this is reflected in what they wear, and conversely, if someone has a positive attitude and is confident, that will show in their attire.

Attack of the Alien Armchair: The Adventure of the New "Luxury" Movie Seats

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 12.25.2013 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

What's next? Chaise lounges in Carnegie Hall? Beds on Broadway? I couldn't help thinking, as I glanced around the darkened theater after the heart-pounding, climactic scene of Captain Phillips: Isn't this what it looked like right before the fall of the Roman Empire?

Eating at Rouge Tomate, America's Best Healthy Restaurant

Scott Mowbray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Scott Mowbray

New York's Rouge Tomate opened five years ago as an offshoot of a Belgian restaurant with a philosophy called SPE: basically good sourcing, preparation, portioning, and balance. So how's the chow at what remains the most ambitious healthy-cooking restaurant in the country?

Calling for a Bloomberg-Banksy Ceasfire

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 12.21.2013 | New York
Amanda Gutterman

Whether you believe that Bloomberg perpetuated or eased the social problems that are the grist in Banksy's mill, it is undeniable that the two men share common ground.

6 Great Destinations That Survived Sandy

Budget Travel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

While so much work still needs to be done in many of New York and New Jersey's residential areas, several popular destinations have bounced back. From the Hamptons to the Jersey Shore, here are six popular places that survived the storm and why you should pay them a visit.

Auction: Warhol, Lichtenstein Prints

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Thirty-six silkscreen prints developed during Pop Art's seminal moments of creation are now at auction online. Among them are Roy Lichtenstein's fir...

The Jazz Genius Charlie Parker as Seen by Stanley Crouch

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

In Kansas City Lightning, the first volume of his biography The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, the soul of Stanley Crouch joins the soul of the legendary jazz legend, with James Joyce giving his blessings from beyond the grave.

Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Finding the courage to face the short-term stress of change removes you from having to endure the long-term misery of staying stuck. In other words: short-term stress is better than long-term misery.

The Power of Faith

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Joe Peyronnin

St. Thomas More Catholic Church, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, serves some of New York's most prominent families. But these well-connected and widely traveled parishioners were moved to tears at Sunday's 12:30 pm mass.

Get Outta The Way, You're A Jerk

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

If you're visiting New York City, we have some bad news: you are automatically a jerk. Tourist = jerk, you = tourist, you = jerk. Simple transitive pr...

Learning to Write About New York

Terence Clarke | Posted 11.30.2013 | New York
Terence Clarke

I lived in Manhattan for two years, during the late 1990s, and felt, the whole time, that I was little more than a tourist. I was aware of John Updike's remark that "the true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding."

Hi, I'm Thomas Pynchon

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Does anyone know about a Thomas Pynchon t-shirt offered for sale sometime around 1970? The whole t-shirt campaign for Bleeding Edge is making me wonder.

John O'Hara and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.16.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

O'Hara's admiration for Fitzgerald's first novel This Side of Paradise is well documented -- he fell in love with the book, that's how he put it. It's not surprising to find Fitzgerald the author he had to copy, and try to surmount.

Dear Bill Thompson, About That Gigantic Bloomberg Dump...

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will support you if you continue. However, if you decide to leave the race and want to reward your most stalwart and effective supporters, here's how.

I Have Never Heard of You

Edie Lutnick | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Edie Lutnick

Fred Gabler was 30 years old on September 11th, 2001. Freddie was a practical joker who loved getting a rise out of people. He loved watching sports, especially football. Freddie loved a lot of things, but nothing more than that he and his wife were expecting their first child.

The Low-Down on Fashion Week

Zoe Malliaros | Posted 11.09.2013 | Style
Zoe Malliaros

Sure, NYFW has its token snobs and elitist Upper East Siders, but there are important businesspeople, editors-in-chief, bloggers, columnists, PR personnel and photographers.

Actor Josh Pais gets Touchy Feely

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was a moment that actor Josh Pais has grown increasingly used to: someone coming up to him (in this case, outside a theater where a film he was i...

12 Signs You're Becoming a New Yorker

Greg Jacobs | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

3. When you have no interest in waiting in line for a Cronut, and probably didn't know what a cronut was until a friend from out of town told you about them.