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Dear Heads of States - Will You Join the New York Climate Summit?

Caroline Richter | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Caroline Richter

Climate change is a matter of social and economic justice, as it most affects the poorest people and impacts the most vulnerable. We require bold leadership to tackle the political impasse and put the good of the planet ahead of short-term considerations.

Moti's Think Sweet Café: Customer Service as an Art Form

Ezra Doueck | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Ezra Doueck

People around this part of Brooklyn continue to congregate in this unique establishment. It is a place where time seems to freeze, and all outside stress can melt away with a cold drink, a friendly face to talk to, and a delicious Mefuneket made by the one and only Moti.

A Stroll Down Fort Greene's Dekalb Avenue

Sarah Stodola | Posted 09.15.2014 | New York
Sarah Stodola

Fort Greene's Dekalb Avenue has always maintained a dual personality: a bustling commercial strip on one hand; far enough off the beaten path (aka a subway line) to feel remote, on the other.

Airbnb Under Fire From New 'Share Better' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

The battle over the so-called sharing economy is heating up as New Yorkers question the impact of home-sharing sites like Airbnb. A campaign called...

Occupy to Main Stream Media: 'We Are Replacing You'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.12.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

At least, social and alternative media folks clearly have that intention in mind, if you are to believe the message that they are delivering at Zuccotti Park on Occupy's Birthday #3 this coming Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The Statement Piece

Michael Rohrer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Style
Michael Rohrer

To me, fashion is about expression, personality, experimentation. One just needs to be brave enough to make bold choices and possess the confidence to own the room.

Calling All Minds: Table Talk With Benjamin Moe

Maya Horgan | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts
Maya Horgan

Benjamin Moe, 21-year-old co-founder and editor-in-chief of Table Talk, sneaks about the dimly lit corridors of a coal factory in rural Jaipur, tacking CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to the factory's rusty insides.

13 Reasons I Love New York on This 9/11 Anniversary

Maria Colaco | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
Maria Colaco

I had moved to NYC a couple days before the towers fell. It was my big move to New York to "become a dancer." I had just graduated from college and this was it... live my dream.

Finding the Story in Your Street Photography

Joe Newman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Joe Newman

Telling the story as a street photographer is different than telling the story as a journalist or documentary photographer. While journalists set out to record "the first rough draft of history,"  the story you tell as a street photographer is entirely in the viewer's mind.

Yes, I Use Proper Grammar and No, I'm Not White: The Ugly Truth of "Acting White" in NYC

Jordan Houston | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Jordan Houston

I was naïve to the fact that in cities as diverse as Manhattan, distressed communities are continuing to provide minorities with their identities in a colorless way -- allowing the social costs of breaking free to remain high.

Meet The 5 Food Truck Finalists For The 2014 NYC Vendy Cup Awards (WATCH)

Liza de Guia | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Liza de Guia

This year, the finalists span not only cuisines, but many of the boroughs.

Gillibrand: U.S. Must Take On Islamic State Militants

AP | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says it's critically important that the United States strongly confront the insurgent Islamic State organi...

Buzzcocks NYC Punk Extravaganza

Salvatore Bono | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

On a Saturday night in New York City anything is possible, Hell, that is also any night in the Big Apple! But if you are a punk fan, it didn't get any better than English legends Buzzcocks returning to Manhattan.

Wednesday's St. Patrick's Day Parade Announcement Isn't Progress -- It's an Insult to New York's Irish LGBT Community

Mary Emily O'Hara | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mary Emily O'Hara

Parade organizers say LGBT groups are "free to apply" to march in 2016. What's missing from this statement is any recognition of the years of shunning, hostility, and even violence we Irish gays have experienced at the hand of the committee.

Fixing What Wasn't Broken

Elissa Stein | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

NYC students headed back to school this morning for a year full of new challenges -- some to new schools, to new teachers, new subjects, new experiences. Unfortunately, one of those experiences will be learning without extra academic support.

The Top 7 Overlooked Historical Landmarks in New York City

Erik Seide | Posted 08.29.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

To most visitors and native New Yorkers, the city's past is told primarily through its modern icons like the Empire State Building or through its famous museums that focus more on world history than telling the tales of New York's past.

'Beach House Full of Girls' Proves Street Harassment Is Okay

Shannon Deep | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Victim-blaming, sl*t-shaming, skepticism, deflection and insults, this perpetual "Not my problem!" mentality... it's all of a piece and it's all part of why some men harass, sexually assault, beat, rape, and kill women.

An Open Letter to My Unpaid Internship

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

You proved me wrong and exceeded all my expectations. To the job I didn't think would teach me more than money could offer, I owe you a lot.

Shepard Fairey And The Future In New York's Little Italy

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Before the summer ends, New York is still happily awash in myriad public festivals, concerts, street fairs, free Shakespeare in the park, stoop sales,...

11 Places In NYC That Aren't Totally Chaotic

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel

New York is famously chaotic -- indeed, the labyrinth of taxis, the epically-long food lines and the chaotic subway runaround give you pretty much all...

Table for One: A New York Foodie's Most Important Date

Molly Tavoletti | Posted 08.21.2014 | Taste
Molly Tavoletti

This table for one experience provided me one important gift: Time. Time to savor. Time to enjoy. Time to appreciate. I enjoyed each bite, reveling in it's complexity and succulence.

Ready to Roll? Bumping and Bouncing with BubbleBall

Jane Seo | Posted 08.21.2014 | New York
Jane Seo

Lugging a giant bubble ball about a quarter of my weight on my shoulder, I scurried across the field while dribbling a soccer ball. Out of the corner of my eyes, I saw my opponent, Jason, darting towards me.

Chic Casual: Trattoria Il Mulino

Loren Brill | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Loren Brill

Trattoria Il Mulino makes simple Italian just a touch cooler and more stylish than what you might be used to.

ACT OUT: Enabling the LBGT Actor's Inherent Tendancies

J.W. Harvey | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
J.W. Harvey

If good acting is dependent on accepting & accessing the quirks, quarrels and quests of a performer's own life, Act Out suggests that there is no greater well to draw from than members of the LBGT community.

The 100 Foot Journey Is a Trip Worth Taking

Tom Murro | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

I say oui oui to this tasty heartfelt romantic film, it was a hundred-foot journey worth taking. After all, there's nothing wrong with feeding your belly and soul with a little corniness.