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Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Richard Feldman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Feldman

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City.

Your Guide to the Best Views of New York's Famous Landmarks

Erik Seide | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

While the freedom tower can be viewed pretty much anywhere in the New York City since it is the tallest building in the United States you will find that many of the those views are obstructed by the other massive downtown skyscrapers.

Waking Up: The New American Revolution

Patrick Pitu | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Patrick Pitu

With every protest, now, is a clear and hopeful war cry: We will be heard. We will not be dismissed.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Paul Lindahl, Advertising Muralist

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Along with a friend, Lindahl founded Colossal Media to resurrect the dying art of hand-painting enormous advertising murals on the sides of building...

Ten Strange Things Eaten in China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

And here they are.

New York City on a Budget: 10 Great Things to Do That Won't Break the Bank

Carl Phillips | Posted 12.15.2014 | New York
Carl Phillips

It's a city that offers so much. It's also a city that can easily break your budget! NYC living doesn't always equal cheap living. However, there is plenty to do for free or relatively inexpensively in the city that might not make it into some of the guidebooks.

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: The Groundbreaking Dolphins, Paul Bettany's Shelter and Asha Bhosle

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Ultimately, each time we go to the movies, we, the audience, make a choice for better or worse cinema. We make a decision that influences what gets made, what gets produced, what is distributed and shown.

This Is Why You Love to Hate Santa Con (Dubstep Video)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine


10 Signs Your Boyfriend Is From New York City

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 12.12.2014 | New York
Katka Lapelosová

It's not surprising that a New York boyfriend's standards can be so damn high, but it can be difficult to come up with creative date ideas all of the time.

10 Essential Dessert Destinations In New York City

Fodor's | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel

Among other things, New York City is known throughout the world as a food mecca, boasting exceptional restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Le Bernardin, ...

Behind the Curtain: Backstage On Broadway

Erik Seide | Posted 12.10.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

Broadway is one of the most known and recognizable locations for both tourists and locals alike when they think of about New York City. Perhaps even better known than Times Square where it is primarily located, Broadway is the premier destination for anyone who loves the theater.

NYC's de Blasio Administration and the Path to 80 Percent Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Although it took almost a year to get there, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has put in place the third critical piece of the city's sustainability leadership.

Mr. Mayor, It's Time to Take Racism Out of the Equation

Elissa Stein | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

Instead of changing an admissions policy that rewards hard work and preparation to a process that is subjective and that could be manipulated, how about putting systems in place to get kids ready? Provide test prep to those who don't have access. Share information with families early.

Cameras Won't Save Us

Julia Craven | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Julia Craven

Remaining as objective as possible when discussing issues affecting black America is becoming more and more difficult as the number of extrajudicially killed black bodies continues to pile up.

I Am A Feminist

Crystal Ung | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Crystal Ung

Yikes, I didn't realize my ambition, admiration of Hillary Clinton and advocacy of women's issues could be seen as mutually exclusive to my maternal instincts and desire to have a family and kids. I like Excel spreadsheets as much as I like baking, is that a problem?

The NYPD Needs Training in Compassion

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, and the lack of indictment of the officer who killed him, I am heart-broken. I did not know Eric, nor did I k...

Shaggy Hair Studio: One of the Best in NYC

Loren Brill | Posted 12.03.2014 | New York
Loren Brill

I've jumped around a lot from salon to salon in NYC --from super expensive to fairly cheap -- and only rarely being blown a way (pun intended) with my experience. As a busy New Yorker, (aren't we all?) I am always looking for a stylist who won't break the bank.

Mayor De Blasio's Gift for City's Carriage Horses

Kathy Stevens | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Kathy Stevens

Tourists' "To Do" lists may be about to change, as Mayor Bill De Blasio has introduced a bill to ban horse-drawn carriages by May of 2016, making good on a key campaign promise.

Married to Your School?

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

One of the greatest challenges facing families today regarding school choice is when they realize that their school is not the right fit for their child, especially if they have been there many years!

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Bonnie Dunn, Burlesque Dancer and Show Producer

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Dunn, a nightclub singer, came into her line of work honestly, having been first exposed to burlesque in her hometown, New Orleans. After a stint as...

Homeless And Wealthy Guests Sit Side-By-Side At Holiday Gala Dinner

Associated Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a chur...

Why I'm Boycotting Thanksgiving

Mich Cardin | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Mich Cardin

I'm not skipping Thanksgiving because I don't have things to be thankful for, but because the traditional day of giving thanks in this country is a farce. I no longer enjoy 24-hour marathons of hypocrisy, gluttony and guilt that ombre into weeks of self-absorption and ungratefulness.

Brooklyn Pups Rejoice!

Carmen Pelaez | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Carmen Pelaez

When I first heard about Barklyn Organics, I liked the idea of it. I've always fed my pups high quality food, but as I poured the 'Catch of the Day' blend, I knew it was different.

Interpol Are Still All the Rage Back Home

Salvatore Bono | Posted 11.25.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Arriving on stage to a heroes welcome, the slick New York City rockers sprang into action with "Say Hello to the Angels," off their stellar 2002 debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, the record that pushed them to the forefront.

Pumpkin and Apple: The Best Pie and Cake for This Thanksgiving

Jane Seo | Posted 11.24.2014 | Taste
Jane Seo

You will want to save plenty of room for dessert this Thanksgiving if you want to indulge in delectable desserts created by the renowned pastry chef F...