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What Happens When NY Street Artists Collide On The Walls

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Whose voice gets to be heard, and at what cost? It's an ongoing battle with companies and politicians and citizens fighting to control the radio airwa...

Why Isn't the Times a-Changin'?

Robert Miraldi | Posted 04.20.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

I always thought, perhaps naively, that the Times was not going after just the wealthy, that they might have a commitment to people at the lower end of the wealth scale. Then I encountered the February 11 edition.

How I Stay Motivated to Meditate

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

I believe meditation practice on the cushion is exactly that -- "practice" for the rest of life. When I sit down each morning to meditate, I hone my power of concentration.

Big Win For Domino's Workers

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Delivery workers at a Domino's pizza shop in New York City have accepted nearly $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit in which they claim...

11 Things We Learned About Tina Fey

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.30.2014 | Comedy

Could there be a more New York experience than Jerry Seinfeld taking you to eat your very first Cronut? Tina Fey, the latest guest on "Comedians in Ca...

Quiet on the Set - When Manhattan Was the Backdrop for Romance

Jane L. Rosen | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jane L. Rosen

Has the entertainment industry given up on the romance of Manhattan? Did it flee the country with Woody or migrate to Brooklyn with Lena Dunham? Are we destined to be portrayed as an urban wild west, ducking gunfire instead of drinking Cosmos?

Martin Guitars at the Metropolitan

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin is not only about the works of art, beauty and music that this 19th century Viennese immigrant and artisan created. It's also the story of how he changed the trajectory of handmade guitars in America.

A Basset Hound Gets the Scent of Life in Manhattan

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.23.2014 | New York
Peter Mandel

It's hard for me to remember now why my mom brought George home. Why she chose a dog cut out for hunting--a Basset hound--to live a life of carpets and furniture in our Manhattan apartment.

Raging About Road Rage?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Road rage continues to be a huge problem, as streets and highways are often where people's emotions, dramas, stress, and anxieties play out. I've tre...

All the Reasons People Told Me NOT to Get a Dog But I Did Anyways...

Eddie Parsons | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Eddie Parsons

The end of summer brought the public declaration that I was going to open myself up to dog ownership and curious minds asked a ton of unsolicited questions.

Street Artists Reclaim A Dilapidated Building In Manhattan

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A little more than 40 (mostly) street artists brought the four-floor former tenement building to life one last time before it will be destroyed -- and they did it almost entirely in secret over the course of a week.

The Sad Irony of Homicide Solvability

Dr. Michael J. Jenkins | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime
Dr. Michael J. Jenkins

If witnesses are unwilling to talk to police, then no increase in the number of investigators will close these cases. The police responsibility, then, is to earn the respect and cooperation of citizens in the neighborhoods where these homicides occur.

Contradictions in Art, Architecture

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

An upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan is a sad metaphor for the perennial contradictions between art, architecture and the people who love them both.

New York City Digs Out

Sherry Ott | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Sherry Ott

I got up early as the sun came up to photograph the Upper West Side as it woke up from the much-hyped Hercules. But it appears New Yorkers weren't phased by the ominous storm. They were enjoying Central Park, commuting as usual -- and some even strapped on skis!

New York Neighborhoods Defined By the Residents Who Call Them Home (Pt. 2)

Greg Jacobs | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Greg Jacobs

About a month ago, I wrote an article documenting New York's most famous neighborhoods. The premise of the article was to stereotype the neighborhood into a single person or couple. This week, I decided to expand this growing list to include a few more neighborhoods in Manhattan, as well as some Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Can Self-Loving End Your Love Life?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Believe it or not, I've been asked many times if self-loving is cheating and about its potential negative impact on relationships and each time I thin...

What Kind of New York City Do We Want?

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Steven Cohen

The main characteristics of New York City are its diversity, dynamism, sense of opportunity and endless possibility. New York is a mixture of old and new; of pre- and post-industrial; of old people and young people. That has not changed and will probably never change.

Indo-American Arts Council at Fifteen with Who's Who of South Asian Celebrities

Jim Luce | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Jim Luce

No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything...

Fate, Faith and Fortune: A Book for Hanukkah and Christmas

Jack Levison | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

The Family tells the true story of how Laskin's family of Torah scribes and humble shopkeepers split into three branches at the turn of the last century.

Can Mayor Garcetti Make L.A.'s Streets Great?

Jack Skelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

He could cover L.A.'s sub-surface freeways, such as the 101, and turn them into parks. He could join forces with L.A.'s uber-popular Cyclavia events and revive the dormant bike-share program, such as those successful in Chicago in New York.

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."