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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.

Woody Allen Classic Gets New Life From Jason Reitman

insidemovies.ew.com | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment

Jason Reitman's staged live-readings of famous movie scripts has become a must-see Los Angeles event, but the next one will pay tribute to the big cit...

A Touching Tribute To The City That Never Sleeps

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New Mural Pays Tribute to Wall's Owner, His Family, and New Yorkers The newly painted Goldman Wall is here on Bowery and Houston Street for you to po...

Endless Lines at "High Tech" NYC Polling Places

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.06.2013 | New York
Evelyn Leopold

If the popular vote in the 2012 election is down in New York City, you can blame it on the new voting machines -- and , of course, on the devastation caused by Sandy.

WATCH: Powerful Videos Capture Superstorm Sandy's Destruction In Staten Island

Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact

Battling harsh weather conditions and wading through flooded streets, filmmaker Casey Neistat risked a lot to immortalize the devastation of Superstor...

Whatever It Takes -- If You Can, Vote!

Michael Winship | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

The illustrated cover of this week's issue of The New Yorker magazine says it all. Titled "Undeterred," it shows a determined flood survivor in water up to his backpack, shining his flashlight through the darkness onto a sign: "Vote Here Vote Aqui."

PHOTOS: Rubbernecking From Brooklyn

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 01.05.2013 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Hurricane left the southern tip of Manhattan powerless and the views from Brooklyn were spellbinding.

Should Flood Survivors of Hurricane Sandy Relocate?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Fifty-five percent of the nation's population lives in counties protected by levees. The time has come to admit that one-size-fits-all flood protection will not adequately protect the regions with the most people, property and infrastructure.

Hurricane Sandy: New York After the Storm

Toni Haber | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York
Toni Haber

When I first started preparing for Hurricane Sandy on Sunday, I, like the rest of New York, had no way of knowing the full ramifications of this storm.

Christina Wilkie

Hurricane Sandy: Could There Be Food Shortages?

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

Thousands of truckloads of food that were headed for stores in the Northeast are stuck on roadsides and in warehouses following the crippling blow Hur...