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Shrinking the Library System Is A Loss for New Yorkers

Letitia James | Posted 10.21.2013 | New York
Letitia James

More people visited public libraries in New York than every major sports team and every major cultural institution combined. Why then are we selling city libraries and shrinking the library system?

Top 5 Fastest Dollar Dumpling Spots in Manhattan's Chinatown

Rachel Chang | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

McDonald's may have its 60-second service guarantee, but if it's not a Sausage McMuffin you're craving off the dollar menu, the same buck can buy four or five Beijing-style fried meat-and-chive dumplings at dollar-an-order establishments all over Manhattan's Chinatown.

Photographer Gail Quagliata Documents A Dying Manhattan Icon: The Bodega

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Gail Quagliata's original objective in 2009 was to find the best bodega coffee in town, and it soon took on a life of its own. Every Bodega in Manhatt...

PHOTO: Manhattan's Drunk History Discovered

| Posted 08.07.2013 | New York

By Irene Plagianos LOWER MANHATTAN — Manhattan has its own piece of drunk history. Workers digging in the Financial District last week unearthed...

Interview With 2013 Acker Award Winner for Fiction, Rami Shamir

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse. A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author.

Randall's Island Welcomes the Gaels and Manhattan Gets a New Sports Team.

Maura Kelly | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York
Maura Kelly

It's been called sleepy and unglamorous but whatever you call it one thing is certain, Randall's Island is a major sports and entertainment destination in the New York tri-state area. The summer is a prime time to visit.

Conversations with Matt Nathanson and Sly & The Family Stone's Cynthia Robinson, Plus Threefifty's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm a fanatic for music and all the records I love, the engine for them is the laying of yourself out in a way that could potentially be embarrassing."

SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor. Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls,...

The Homegoing Business

Danielle M. Bennett | Posted 07.19.2013 | New York
Danielle M. Bennett

As a kid, raised between Yonkers and Harlem, Davis recalls four funeral homes on the next block. Today, there's only one. The number of black residents is shrinking, and "people coming into the neighborhood don't avail themselves of the professionals that are here," Davis says.

WATCH: You've Never Seen NYC Like This Before

weather.com | Posted 07.17.2013 | New York

Photographer Cameron Michael talks about the challenges he faced from weather to equipment while shooting this time-lapse....

30 Rock Alum Is The Greatest Ever

Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy

Grizz Chapman of 30 Rock fame was one of two genuinely likable characters on the show, Dot Com naturally being the other. Chapman, no stranger to sket...

10 Reasons Why New Yorkers Should Visit London This Summer

Christina Kelly | Posted 09.11.2013 | New York
Christina Kelly

This summer, as most residents of NYC try to escape the blistering asphalt of Manhattan, many will take their summer vacation on the shores of the Hamptons, or up in New England, but why not hop across the pond for a "holiday" in London you won't soon forget?

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

The 5 Stages of Grieving When Moving in New York City

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

There is always a glimmer of hope that the perfect, well-priced apartment is just within arms reach. And then reality sets in when a few days into the search, you realize that moving in New York City is the most soul crushing experience that any human being can ever go through.

Weekend Wellness Tour: Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn

Linden Schaffer | Posted 09.07.2013 | New York
Linden Schaffer

With wellness being my career path, the itinerary I created keeps the key aspects of local, culture and fitness in mind as a way for visitors to see some of my favorite New York spots while adding in this healthy spin.

Fire Island Erupts Over Verizon's Wireless Voice Link: New York AG Claims Verizon Violated Agreement

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The future of telecommunications in the U.S. is being played out on the sandy beaches of Fire Island, NY. Customers are "extremely disappointed" about Verizon's plan to stop fixing their phone lines and giving them an inferior wireless replacement, Voice Link.

80 Hours Later, A Wall Is Transformed

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It took 80 hours and seven humid, sticky days and nights to complete, longer than it took God to make Heaven and Earth, according to scriptures. B...

New York's Sexiest Neighborhood

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Whether you're staying at The Bowery or Standard East Village, searching for your next multi-million dollar residential property, or feel like shoppin...

Capoeira Batizado, June 29th: Where New York City and Brazil Meet

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Christopher Lee Nutter

I was instantly mesmerized. I decided right then and there I didn't just want to do what I saw the instructor do, I wanted to be the kind of person who could do it.

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

In Support of Public Education

Yetta Kurland | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

Knowledge is power, as they say, and like the practice of law, education is a tool that can empower people and communities to reach their fullest potential.

Ode to University Place

John J. Healey | Posted 08.19.2013 | New York
John J. Healey

As it has always happened in New York, time did its thing. What felt eternal and reliable turned out to be fragile and ephemeral.

Design Hunting in New York City

J. Michael Welton | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's a whirlwind of a life for design editor Wendy Goodman. She's been leading New York's design coverage since 1997, and now edits the twice-annual,...

Climate Change This Week: Tornado Tutorial, Chinese Carbon Caps, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.26.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Water Shortages Drying Up Economic Growth in China, reports Leslie Hook at the Financial Times. Both growing urbanization and climate change are worse...

The Most Decadent Cocktail Party in New York

Gastronomista | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste
Gastronomista

A night of revelry, debauchery and more cocktails than one can possibly count.