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Taking a Break From the Negative

Elissa Stein | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

Academic rigor is alive and well in NYC. The city's goal should be bringing that to more children rather than taking opportunities away from others.

10 Best Non-Sushi, Non-Ramen Japanese Restaurants In NYC

Caroline Phelps | Posted 10.23.2014 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

Here is a list of exceptionally good Japanese restaurants offering specialties other than the beloved sushi and ramen -- Itadakimasu!

The Rebirth of the Brick-and-Mortar

Toni Haber | Posted 10.23.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

As the traditional means of business transactions, such as the brick-and-mortar store and the phone call to order restaurant delivery, is moving towar...

Eat Your Way Around the World Without Ever Leaving Queens

Fathom | Posted 10.22.2014 | Taste

Ditch the Manhattan suit and Brooklyn beanie and wear something you'd travel in. The food in Queens will take you places.

Exploring The Graffiti Hidden In New York's Abandoned Military Base

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Exploring Fort Tilden National monuments are typically solemn places for reflection and remembrance. In the case of many decommissioned military in...

Top Annual Food & Drink Events In New York This Fall

Jane Seo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Jane Seo

With the arrival of fall, New York City is bustling once again with mouthwatering food and drink events

"Protest Sexy" Sells - and the NY Times Is Buying! (Yes, Occupiers, That's a Good Thing)

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.17.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Sometimes, ya just gotta do what ya gotta do to get someone's attention. This is the reality in which Occupy activist Marni Halasa lives, and thrives...

Crafting Friendship: A Conversation Over Beer

Jeff Tomczek | Posted 10.16.2014 | Taste
Jeff Tomczek

Craft beer breaks down walls and makes friends out of everyone.

5 Most Haunted Places in New York City

Erik Seide | Posted 10.15.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

Having buildings that date back to the 1700's and 1800's has brought not only a timeline full of famous events and infamous character but also quite a bit of superstition and myth.

6 People You See on an NYC Playground

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Kendall Dye

For tourists with children, I've compiled a handy pocket guide to the types you will encounter most frequently on the NYC playground. Now you will know whom to ask for a spare diaper or Kleenex. And whom you should avoid.

Instagram Food Photography and the Search For Meaning: Part II

Aliza Polkes | Posted 10.15.2014 | New York
Aliza Polkes

Food, for those lucky enough to have it in abundance, (and that's an entirely separate conversation) is more than just nourishment; it is, for some, an all-encompassing way of life. For these Food-stagramers, it is a form of self-expression.

10 Lessons I Learned From My Breakup with New York City

Stefanie Williams | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

It's great to love New York, but it's OK to leave it, too. It's OK to admit that despite offering you everything you think you could want only a block away 24/7, other places might have what you really want. Get out and experience those other places.

The Newest Tech Innovations at NYC Media Lab's Third Annual Summit

Samy Nemir Olivares | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Samy Nemir Olivares

Last week, dozens of talented students and professors gathered at NYC Media Lab's Third Annual Summit, hosted at The New School, to present innovative designs and concepts such as games, web platforms, and apps.

A Window Seat to Life in NYC

Ronda Lee | Posted 10.09.2014 | New York
Ronda Lee

Rejections and denials are tough, especially when you are dream chasing in the concrete jungle. Each email seems like another nail in your balloon of ...

7 Signs That Prove You're A Real New Yorker

Christopher Russo | Posted 10.08.2014 | Teen
Christopher Russo

A few weeks ago my Twitter feed was spammed with tweets with the hashtag #youaintfromnewyork. Inspired by these tweets, I decided to compile my own list of "you ain't from New York" facts.

35 Years Selling Homes to the Stars: Lessons in the real estate business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.07.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Like any good business idea, or any opportunity at that, New York City is what you make of it and the people that stay there the longest are the ones who--like entrepreneurs--find their niche and prosper in it.

Skater Cool (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports
Ken Hamm

There is cool and then there is skater cool. I spent an hour shooting at Coleman Skate Park under the Manhattan Bridge and was not disappointed. Wh...

Grand Central Terminal (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 10.17.2014 | New York
Ken Hamm

Another photographic albatross for me is Grand Central Terminal. I have tried to capture it so many times, in so many different ways that I feel I...

Triumph Gives Times Square Mascots A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.03.2014 | Comedy

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog just took the magic out of being an adult walking around New York City in a giant Elmo costume. Times Square mascots g...

Who Will NYC's New Living Wage Policy Benefit Most?

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business

New York City's new wage hike is much-needed relief in a city beset by skyrocketing living costs and mounting income inequality. But for many families...

Cigar Heaven (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 10.01.2014 | New York
Ken Hamm

I wish I loved cigars. If I did love them, I am positive I would love Martinez Cigars. Family owned and handmade in midtown Manhattan since 1974, th...

Luxury Rentals vs. Condos: Which Will Come Out On Top?

Toni Haber | Posted 10.01.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

It is no secret that New York City is facing both unprecedented highs in apartment rental rates while condominium prices drive the sales market to unforeseen heights. However, there is now competition between the two spectrums of the market as they are becoming one of the same tier.

Sweet Pumpkin and Rich Chocolate Beer at Brooklyn Pour

Jane Seo | Posted 10.01.2014 | Taste
Jane Seo

I felt like I was at a 1950s boxcar diner instead of at a beer festival.

10 Things You Don't Know About NYC (Even if You Live There!)

The GypsyNesters | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

We found the wild, weird and wonderful not-so-known sights, sounds and flavors of The Big Apple! Even if you are a New Yorker -- we bet you don't know most of these!

Spotlight on 4 of the Most Interesting People in New York City

Donna Labermeier | Posted 09.29.2014 | New York
Donna Labermeier

From the creative juices flowing inside the private Ateliers to the magical world of Broadway to Hell's Kitchen, these four inspiring and uber-talented individuals let their passions guide the direction of their life's work.