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In Astoria, A Big Push to Preserve Real Affordability

Jonathan Westin | Posted 07.21.2014 | New York
Jonathan Westin

For far too long, low and moderate-income families have been squeezed out, or left out, of most of the new developments built or proposed across the five boroughs.

A Visual History Of New York's Late Graffiti Mecca

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Peeling Back Layers of Paint Offers Inspiration of a Different Kind Typically one needs to go down underground, over a fence, through a broken wind...

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love New York City

Global Yodel | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Global Yodel

Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs are home to some of the world's best restaurants, museums and attractions. But New York is not just a destination. It's also a home. For more than 8 million residents, the city does sleep.

Salvaging Lives

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Sister Tesa Fitzgerald is devoted to motherhood. As a nun in the order of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, she lives and works in Queens, running the organization she founded, Hour Children, to serve as a halfway house for women emerging from prison.

A Grassroots Mural Show Brings Explosive Color To New York

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

When the revered graffiti holy place named 5Pointz in Queens, New York was buffed and slated officially for demolition last fall the collective respon...

New York City: An Outsider's Perspective

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

It has been said, about New York, that "if you can make it there, you can make it anyway." I couldn't make it in New York City. On the other hand, I haven't really made it anywhere else, either.

New York's Rooftop Lounges

WHERE | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
WHERE

After asking Concierge Harald Mootz of The St. Regis New York for his favorite rooftop lounges, these NYC perches are on our summer must-do list.

Half Of New York City Is Living In Near Poverty

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

Despite a rise in employment, nearly half of New York City's population is living near poverty levels -- a problem that is particularly striking in th...

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.

WATCH: What Happens When You Come Out To Your Gay Best Friend?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices

One of this year's breakout queer web series is back with a new episode exploring what it's like to come out to your gay best friend. "Tough Love" ...

Time Is Still 'Illmatic'

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.11.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

A high school dropout that grew up in the Queensbridge projects, Nas preached to the world what the reality was like in his universe. Now, 20 years later, Illmatic is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.

Car Flips Into New York City Creek, 4 Dead, 1 Injured: NYPD

AP | Posted 06.05.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Four people died after the car they were riding in flipped over into a creek in Queens and sank Friday night, authorities said. A f...

Iconic 1964 World's Fair Towers Could Be Torn Down

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- They were designed for the 1964 World's Fair as sleek, space-age visions of the future: three towers topped by flying-saucer-like pla...

UPS Fires Hundreds Of Workers Who Defended Fired Colleague

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

UPS, one of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies, has decided to fire 250 workers who staged a 90-minute protest in February. The prot...

Transgender Activist Cecilia Gentili on Identity and Putting the 'T' Back in LGBT

Daniel Lyons | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Lyons

Since leaving Argentina, Cecilia Gentili has embarked on an incredible journey of transformation, ultimately turning her into a widely respected advocate for trans rights in New York City. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Cecilia and hearing first hand how her story has unfolded.

LOOK: Gay Police Group Gets Surprise Support In St. Pat's Parade

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio received praise from a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates after he opted to m...

This Hilarious Queer Web Series Is Back!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Last week we brought you the first two episodes in a hilarious new web series that follows two young queer individuals struggling to make it in New Yo...

WATCH: Hilarious Web Series Tackles Being Young And Broke In NYC

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices

"Tough Love" is a hilarious web series that follows the lives of two friends living in New York City's "third-coolest borough": Queens. With a succ...

At the Scene of a History-Making Cockfight Raid

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

These arrests and the enormous number of animal seized should open some eyes to the modern face of this abhorrent crime -- it's both more prevalent and more savage than most dare to think.

Mother, Two Toddlers Fatally Stabbed In Queens Apartment

AP | Posted 03.22.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Police on Monday were looking for a man wanted after the stabbing deaths of his two young daughters and their mother in their home. ...

Thank You, Mike Bloomberg

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

New York has been an extremely well-run city for more than a decade due to Bloomberg's considerable management skills. And, while there is room for criticism, Bloomberg has done an enormous amount of good for the city while taking home only $1 in salary each year.

WATCH: Off-Duty NYPD Cop Brutally Beaten

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.19.2013 | New York

An 18-year veteran of the NYPD is in stable condition Monday after being beaten unconscious outside a New York City club over the weekend. Forty-y...

The New York City Marathon: 26.2 Miles of Inspiration and Self-Discovery

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The events I had just witnessed, combined with my own exhausted state, and the triumph of finishing my first marathon were almost too much. What a glorious world we live in and how thankful I am to be alive to experience days like this.

November 9, 1993: When Marauders Entered The 36 Chambers

Salvatore Bono | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

While Wu-Tang and Tribe's sound could not be further from each other, they showed that hip-hop, still in its early years, did not have boundaries. They showcased what could be done and how to do it.

Kevin Short

This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

Architectural renderings allow us to peer into the future of our beloved city without a crystal ball. New York City has some big changes coming, and h...