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WATCH: Walmart Attacking Small Businesses?

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Walmart has been trying to conquer New York City for a few years now. After two failed attempts, the New York Times reported in mid-December that the...

WATCH: New Website Helps Women Stay Out Of Debt

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We all want to save money. But if the recession has shown us anything, it's that Americans are not very good at it, with an average debt of $16,000. ...

WATCH: NYC's Best Concerts This Week

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

What is the perfect antidote to the post-holiday blues? A night of great live music. This week, the previously snowed-in show with Talib Kweli at Hig...

Astoria Characters: The Master of the Mansion: 1927-2010

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"I want to die in this house." That's what Michael Halberian, owner of the storied Steinway Mansion, declared late on Christmas Eve. Three days later, the house that brought Michael life took him back.

Bloomberg to City: Stop Calling!

Melissa Terzis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Terzis

Having just spent a few days in the New York area, I witnessed the impact of the snow on the metro area and the subsequent fallout from the city's per...

What Could New Yorkers Not Stop Talking About This Year?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Times has recently put together a list of The Top 110 Things New Yorkers Were Talking About In 2010. Everything from big bashes to influe...

Celebrate New Year's Day In The Outer Boroughs

| Lauren Matison | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's good to be left alone to cogitate on a new year, a fresh slate...just not all day. Rather than staying cooped up at home, surrounded by leftovers...

Astoria Characters: The Two-Time Immigrant

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Garo Apanian opens his candy-apple-red laptop. "Let me show you the apartment where I was born," he says. "It's a beautiful building." The image that appears is of Beirut.

Reuters Nails Promoters of Green Cards for Investments as Liars, Gets Dubious Excuses on Brooklyn Arena

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

A couple of astonishing things happened last week in coverage of the EB-5 immigration visa program -- green cards for investments -- the dubious use of which I've investigated for months regarding Atlantic Yards.

Watch: Improv Comedians Perform Stories Written By Kids

The Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On a recent Saturday afternoon, a group of improvisational comedians performed a collection of brand new stories for children at the Drama Book Shop i...

PHOTOS: John Legend's East Village Apartment

The Great Room | Wendy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

John Legend was no stranger to the East Village when he and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, moved into their pied-à-terre on the Bowery in late...

Big Budget Broadway Bullied Cherry Lane Theater To Close

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Times is reporting that Greenwich Village is losing another longtime institution, the Cherry Lane Theater. The building at 38 Commerce St...

PHOTOS: Mayer, Wainwright, Rockers Give Back Last Night In NYC

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers got into the holiday spirit of giving -- and partying -- last night. Rockers John Mayer, Rob Thomas and Johnny Rzeznik attended 95.5 WPLJ...

Winter Beach Getaways Near NYC

| Allison Tibaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

No need to wait for June to feel the sand and hear the waves. Winter is a special time to hit the beach in the Northeast. Let the crowds stay in the c...

Whitney 'Downtown' Museum Plans Revealed (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art has revealed plans for its new downtown museum, set to break ground on May 24th, 2011. The 200,000-square-foot bui...

Astoria Characters: The Belly-Dancing Psychologist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When Irina Kom parts the exotic pink and gold silk curtain to reveal her living room-cum-bedroom-cum-dance studio, the incense refreshes the senses like a walk in a spring shower.

Best New Year's Events In NYC This Year

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Year's Eve On Top Of The Standard Where: The Top Of The Standard, 442 W. 13th Street, New York; (212) 645-7600 Price: $250pp for standing room a...

NYC Shopping Sales & Events This Week (12/20-12/26)

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last minute shoppers rejoice! There are sample sales and events this week that will help you check off those "hard to buy for" gifts. Slane Jewelry...

WATCH: Top 5 Concerts This Week

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This week is jam packed with so many other events, seeing great live music might have slipped through the cracks. For the sake of convenience and eff...

PHOTOS: Masked Activists At Smithsonian Censorship Protest

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The protest over the National Portrait Gallery's censorship of the controversial piece "A Fire In My Belly" by David Wojnarowicz, was attended by over...

WATCH: Protest Censorship Of 'A Fire In My Belly' This Sunday (EXPLICIT VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The art world has been up in arms regarding the Smithsonian's recent censorship of artist David Wojnarowicz's video "A Fire in My Belly." After the N...

Events In New York City This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Untraditional Skating Spots The W Hotel Downtown When: Opens 12/18, Mon-Sun (2pm-10pm) Where: The W Downtown Check out views of lower Manhattan on t...

CityTime Supervisor Suspended After $80M Fraud Revealed

| Jill Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- The man behind the embattled CityTime project has been suspended without pay effective immediately, following allegations of fraud. Mayo...

End Of The Line For This Legendary Dive

nytimes.com | BEN DETRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MAX FISH, a bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, celebrated its 21st anniversary last Sunday. Balloons adorned the pastel walls, tin trays freight...

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Out & About Last Night

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For many New Yorkers, Thursday night was a night to stay in and save their energy for the last weekend before Christmas. But for those who like to dan...