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Rent, Change and Blame

Andrew Collins | Posted 07.10.2014 | New York
Andrew Collins

The closing of Union Square Cafe is a local concern, but the reaction -- "damn greedy landlords" -- underscores the universality of the circumstances.

If New York City Neighborhoods Were European Cities, Where Would You Live?

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

We can't all afford the luxury of traveling or living abroad. But if you live in New York City, maybe you can experience some of Europe's offerings wi...

My Very First -- But Not My Last -- No-Pants Subway Ride 2014 (VIDEO)

Sandi Bachom | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Sandi Bachom

"Welcome to the 13th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. This is for participants only, if you didn't come here to take off your pants... you're in the w...

5 Unforgettable San Francisco Check-ins

Greg Archer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Greg Archer

Waterbar in San Francisco As 2013 speeds rapidly to a glorious fork in the road and the path to 2014 comes into much clearer view, reflection see...

Holiday Traditions in San Francisco

Tina Swithin | Posted 11.14.2013 | Travel
Tina Swithin

If you have the privilege of visiting San Francisco during the holiday season, I'd love to share our family favorites, which may inspire your next holiday tradition!

Manhattan's Forgotten Graveyards, Under Public Parks, Famous Hotels and Supermarkets

Greg Young | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York
Greg Young

Here's a chilling thought for the Halloween season: If you're visiting one of New York's many amazing parks and squares, it's likely that you're standing on land that was formerly used as a cemetery or potter's field. 2013-10-30-nygraveyardspull.jpg

Occupy's Sept. 17th Second Birthday: Whose Protest Is This?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Will you be at Union Square for a mass protest, or with the Occupy Puppets in their Money Warz spoof at Times Square?

Magic Bus Provides a Pyschedelic "Hippie Tour" of San Francisco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

It's hard to mistake the Magic Bus for any other vehicle that departs from San Francisco's touristy Union Square. The psychedelic colors that wind around the former school bus make it perfectly clear that this is a ride back in time. To the 1960s, to be exact.

Bullets and Bastille

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

Oh boy, let the healing begin. Just returned from Union Square where a meet up has gone on all day for Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of the man who...

Privatization of the Commons in Mayor Bloomberg's New York -- Part II: Who Has Control?

Cathryn Swan | Posted 06.26.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

These three New York City parks -- Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, and Union Square Park - all have slightly different structures running them. What they have in common is their corporate makeup.

A Guide To NYC's Greenwich Village And Union Square

The Purple Passport | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
The Purple Passport

Greenwich Village and Union Square, two adjacent New York neighborhoods in Manhattan, share the distinction of having colorful political pasts and lively cultural presents.

My Love Affair With Grand Central

Carol Evans | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York
Carol Evans

I first fell in love with Grand Central Station when I took the 6 subway from Union Square every day in the early '80s. The Newsweek clock squeezed between two marble walls was a common meeting spot for me and my boyfriend-turned-fiancé-turned-husband.

People on the Street: Do You Believe This Stereotype? (VIDEO)

Nato Green | Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy
Nato Green

The holiday season, when Americans make legions of bad choices about money, seemed like a good time to revisit one of the most venerable stereotypes about money: that Jews have it and hoard it.

Shop/Eat/Eat/Shop

Liz Neumark | Posted 02.17.2013 | Food
Liz Neumark

You can love it or hate it, but NYC embraces the act of eating while walking and shopping. if you are planning on heading out these next few days to discover those last-minute/hard to find gifts, you are in luck -- you can find inspiration on a full stomach.

Hurricane Sandy: New York After the Storm

Toni Haber | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York
Toni Haber

When I first started preparing for Hurricane Sandy on Sunday, I, like the rest of New York, had no way of knowing the full ramifications of this storm.

WATCH: Alleged Cop Ignores Brutal Union Square Fight

Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

Considering the New York City cops have a penchant for petty arrests, one might believe the sight of a man brutally beating another man in the middle ...

PHOTO: Most Honest Homeless Sign Ever?

Doug Lansky | Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy
Doug Lansky

Homelessness may be a serious issue, but this gentleman has clearly decided to work the humor angle. His sign really goes nicely with his "fuck you...

Low-Wage Earners Seek Respect and a Living Wage

Pearl Korn | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Could it be that they see the handwriting on the wall, that they, too, may one day become low-wage earners, as their bargaining rights and benefits are decimated across the country?

Movie Review: Union Square

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Union Square may grate on you early on but, like its main character, all it wants is for the audience to give it a chance to show what it's really about. In this case, it's not too much to ask.

Mira Sorvino on Family Values, Reunions and Her Juiciest Role Yet

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.09.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

"You've only got one childhood," Mira Sorvino said. "Why should you spend it as a professional? You're gonna have to work the rest of your life."

Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Store

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 09.04.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

With the summer salons largely latent, a good rousing store opening was a superlative excuse to get spruced up (and a little sauced) amidst the swells. Some shopped, some gawked, but a good and gregarious time was had by all.

Mira Sorvino: Drama Queen in Union Square

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Deftly bringing both the edgy past and cleaned-up present together with humor and heart, Nancy Savoca's new movie, Union Square, features a stunning performance by Mira Sorvino.

Union Square Hit-And-Run Kills Young Woman

Posted 05.24.2012 | New York

The NYPD is searching for a dump truck driver implicated in a Thursday morning hit-and-run in Union Square that killed a 21-year-old woman. The un...

Rampage!

Rozanne Gold | Posted 07.18.2012 | Food
Rozanne Gold

In the full spirit of disclosure, I've never cooked a ramp in my life, and many folks don't seem to know what they are. But this year's most edible treasure is popping up on menus everywhere.

PHOTOS: 6 Arrested During #OWS May Day Protests In NYC

Posted 05.01.2012 | New York

Occupy Wall Street protesters converged on Manhattan Tuesday for May Day. Some met in Bryant Park to form a "guitarmy," others gathered in Bushwick fo...