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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.

NYFW Designer Will Take The Shirt Off Your Back

Tom Murro | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

Fashion designer Libertine wants the shirt off my back -- or my daughter's back. The Libertine T-shirt in question was given to me backstage at Li...

Standing on Top at the Urban RAID Championship

Jane Seo | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

I no longer have to wonder what it's like to stand on top of a podium. Receiving the medal around my neck, all that went through my head was, "Man, I could eat a juicy burger right now!"

Where Vision Meets Taste: Ellary's Greens

Loren Brill | Posted 09.26.2014 | Taste
Loren Brill

Leith makes it almost hard to choose which healthy route to go down.

Are You #UpForSchool?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Nothing will change for the most vulnerable in our world without pressure. This is clearly true for education as well, because though we have made progress, here we are with just over a year to go and 58 million children around the world are still denied even a basic education.

Rediscovering My Roots: Ringing in Tradition

Beth Bernstein | Posted 09.24.2014 | Style
Beth Bernstein

As an avid antique ring collector -- a theme which acts as a metaphor for various relationships in my memoir -- I immediately accepted the invitation to preview the 40 plus rings assembled together for the first time for public view and sale at Les Enluminures' New York gallery.

The Horror of Syntax

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Sweeney

There comes a point in listening to a young man's conversation on the subway where you wonder just how many times, grammatically and with proper synta...

Asking Questions Later

Elissa Stein | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

People are working very hard to change the admissions policy and standards for New York City's esteemed specialized high schools, including Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science and Stuyvesant.

To Change Everything... Sandy Ground Zero, NYC

Carl Pope | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

While the entire story didn't make it onto the front page, it was laid out intentionally and clearly for the 300,000 participants -- making this rally far more of an educational and explanatory exercise than any protest march I've previously witnessed.

Here's How You Know You've Officially Become A New Yorker

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 09.20.2014 | Travel

New York City has been referred to many ways: as "The City that Never Sleeps," "The Big Apple" and the "concrete jungle where dreams are made." Howeve...

10 Signs You've Had Kids and Moved Out of the City

Meredith Hale | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

You put on a pair of sensible flats because the idea of trekking around the city in heels makes you want to curl up in bed and watch Orange Is the New Black. You then take off your flats, curl up in bed, and watch Orange Is the New Black.

The Problem With Sweeping Reform

Elissa Stein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

No, the current test is not perfect but, because of its right/wrong structure results are unbiased and objective. There's no room for personal interpretation, favoritism, or different standards for different cultural groups. The mayor wants to change this. But he's on shaky ground.

Innovation Growing Along With NYC's Population

Toni Haber | Posted 09.17.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

Compared to the rest of the Western world, New York City is young in age. However, given its long-standing infrastructure and housing, sometimes it may seem the older than the rest.

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

Caroline Richter | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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.