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New York City Survival Tips From a Country Bumpkin Mom

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.06.2013 | New York
Holly Robinson

I'd heard the horror stories, but because I'm a freelance writer who writes for magazines based in Manhattan, I decided I had to visit at least once. Here are some key survival tips to help you relax and enjoy New York.

Don't Call Her A 'Yarn-Bomber'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

For those who follow this sort of thing, street artist Olek has monopolized the category for pink and purple camouflage crochet sculpture on the stree...

NYC Winter Brunch Escapes

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.04.2013 | New York
Tara Settembre

If you miss eating outside in Manhattan during the winter, you may want to consider escaping to a rooftop eatery far above the snow and that much closer to the sunshine.

The Healthiest Block in New York?

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.04.2013 | New York
Omer Rosen

It has been two and a half years since I moved to 10th Street, hoping to find a quiet block and, indeed, despite its East Village locale, no bars have popped up here. In their stead, "healthy living" (or eco-friendly) establishments have come to this tree-lined stretch of 10th Street.

The Most Perfect, Elegant Kimye Art Ever

The Soup | Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy
The Soup

Manhattan artist Paul Fuentes has immortalized Kimye with this stirring homage, currently hanging in his local Whole Foods. But true, everlasting love like theirs knows no bounds -- which is why we were moved to expand his opus to a whole series featuring this timeless couple.

GRAVITY AND GRACE

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Post-industrial African pointillist El Anatsui is outside at The High Line in Manhattan and inside the Brooklyn Museum right now to offer "Gravity and...

We Are Made in NY: Tech Thrives in NYC

Rachel Sterne | Posted 04.25.2013 | New York
Rachel Sterne

On Tuesday I joined Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Tech Meetup to unveil We Are Made in NY, a program that celebrates over 900 locally based startups, and helps people find a job, learn to code, or launch a new tech company -- all with the full support of New York City government.

5 Oscar-Worthy Cocktails

Liquor.com | Posted 04.24.2013 | Taste
Liquor.com

While there's an Oscar for just about everything movie-related, we couldn't help but notice that the Best Cinematic Cocktail category still hasn't made the Academy's cut.

WATCH: Sickening Video Of Girls Forced To Fight

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.21.2013 | New York

A video of two young girls being forced to fight each other in a New York City park has surfaced, catching the attention of authorities, Gothamist rep...

Why Are Cocktails Important?

Tom Macy | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Tom Macy

The main complaint about cocktails these days is that they're pretentious. This image is only perpetuated when they're served by a bunch of seemingly elitist bearded bartenders who obsess over antiquated drinks that cost the price of an entree.

Participatory Budgeting in Year Two: Reinvigorating Local Democracy in NYC

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

After we just completed an election season where democracy was under attack across the country, a movement has sprung up in New York City that seeks to strengthen rather than subvert involvement in the democratic process. It's called participatory budgeting.

The Time I Called Pope Benedict 'The Devil' To His Face

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

After seeing Benedict's latest attacks a few weeks ago, calling gay marriage a "threat to the future of humanity," I thought of my upcoming 25th anniversary of calling him out and how it changed my life. Was it wrong to do? Immature? Unproductive? I don't think so.

PHOTOS: Manhattan's HIdden Village

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 01.22.2013 | New York

Bram Lewis stands with his hands sunken deep into his pockets, just outside the wrought iron gates of this unusually sequestered patch of the Upper We...

'We Kind Of Had A Very Disturbed Childhood'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.17.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It is an age of self-discovery, and the twins continue to be surprised by what they find as they attack huge walls with zeal and precision in New York...

5 Smokin' Cocktails For Cold Weather

Liquor.com | Posted 03.11.2013 | Taste
Liquor.com

These five smokin' drinks will warm you right up, and we promise there's no kindling required!

The Billionairess

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

While writing a romantic comedy, The Billionairess, I thought about the archetypes I hoped to break and the ones I love.

New Year's Eve Travel Inspiration

John Nicholson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

After some great domestic parties ringing in the new year and a number of adventurous international countdowns, I'm now in search of new opportunities to raise the bar and feed the continuing addiction to amazing blowout New Year's Eve celebrations.

Why I'm For Corey Johnson

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Ryan J. Davis

In Corey Johnson, we see what a Millennial brings to the table as a councilmember. He's more than an LGBT ally -- he's a leader. How lucky we'd all be if he had a seat in the New York City Council and I'm proud to support him.

How To Make A Pitcher Of Manhattans

Food52 | Posted 02.22.2013 | Taste
Food52

The classic Manhattan has to be one of the most satisfying of all cocktails. It's like a liquid layer cake -- each ingredient is immensely flavorful and satisfying.

A Holiday Note From Rob Taub

Rob Taub | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Rob Taub

I look forward to a prosperous 2013, and while I haven't been following politics lately, I believe that both parties are capable of bringing us back to times we've only read about -- like the ice age.

You May Be Surprised By List Of The World's Most Expensive Cities

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2012 | Money

In a sign that the global economy is shifting, a recent list of the world's most expensive cities contained some surprises. A new cost of living su...

You Won't Believe What This Woman Does With NYC MetroCards

HooplaHa | Posted 02.03.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

There's some value to the saying "Your trash may be someone else's treasure." Nina Boesch, a NY based interaction designer from Germany, turns old MetroCards into art.

Graffiti In The Bathroom

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New canvases celebrate the graffiti-covered bar bathroom and its aggressive lack of style. A quick snort, a scribbled tag, and you my love. Now that...

"The Last Picture", Jaime Rojo Shoots the Street

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York streets never sleep, and they are just as raw, maddening, and wondrous as you've heard. Well known Street Art photographer Jaime Rojo cannot ...

Hurricane Sandy Blackout Video of Lower Manhattan

Untapped Cities | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
Untapped Cities

After Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City at the end of October, much of Lower Manhattan was left underwater and without power.