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Finally, an Anniversary to Celebrate

Monday, May 30th was the 25th anniversary of my attack. How fitting that this year, it fell on Memorial Day. While we all were memorializing and honoring our lost heroes, I had my own private vigil. Generally, anniversaries commemorate a happy occasion, a special union, or something wonderfully memorable, even worthy of celebrating. Show More Summary

Movie Review: Genre Is A Woman, Brian De Palma

We tend to think of genre movies--cops, cowboys, kung fu, bikers, vampires, slashers, sexploitation, etc.--as an exclusive boy's club. Male directors from Quentin Tarantino to John Carpenter have made whole careers out of making nothing but genre pictures. But it turns out the girls can genre just as hard as the boys when given the chance. Show More Summary

Why New Jersey Needs Bernie Sanders

Our country has fallen into a tailspin of poverty and inequality. In my home state of New Jersey our poverty rate is the highest it's been in 50 years. Since 1980, only New York and Connecticut have outpaced the growth of New Jersey's income inequality. Show More Summary

Harlem EatUp!: Top 10 Moments from Uptown's 2nd Annual Festival

The wonderful weekend of May 21st and 22nd marked the second annual Harlem EatUp! festival! Once again, bringing together Harlem's best celebrity chefs, artists and musicians from around the country, and celebrating the food and culture that represent those thriving blocks north of New York City's 110th street. Show More Summary

First Nighter: 'You a Good Man, Charlie Brown' Revival Weirdly Miscast, "Friend Art" Drama No Friend to Art, Marin Mazzie, Daniel Dae Kim Superb in 'The King and I'

You can hear the conversation when the folks at the York Theatre Company started thinking about their current You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown revival. Someone said, "What can we do to make it really fresh?" After a few suggestions that didn't catch fire, someone else said, "Since Charles M. Show More Summary

Hidden Gems of Central Park

You could spend a whole week exploring Central Park's 843 acres of green lawns, cultivated gardens and man-made lochs - and you'd still miss out on the secret spots that we locals have come to love. Here, Chelsea Stuart reveals where...Show More Summary

Honey, Wine & Unicorns: MetFridays at The Cloisters

Embed from Getty Images This summer, "New York's Night Out," MetFridays, comes to The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. From May 27th through September 2nd, The Cloisters will be open until 7:30 PM on Fridays. Show More Summary

The Helping Hand of Hardcore

On May 29th, a group of hardcore punk bands, including Cro-Mags, Civ, Sheer Terror, Wisdom in Chains, Nine Live and Extinction A.D. will play a show at Highline Ballroom to raise money for Alexander Owens, a three-year old boy afflicted with neurofibromatosis. Show More Summary

Governor Cuomo and Legislature Must Show Leadership on Abuse

By Eli Verschleiser I have spent much of my life fighting for the protection of kids, teenagers, and the underdog. All too often I encounter young people whose lives were ruined by the scourge of sexual abuse which harms their self-esteem and ability to thrive and function as adults. Show More Summary

14 New York City Snapchat Accounts You Need to See

New York City. It is the city where anyone can do or be anything, anywhere and at any time. As a citizen of New York City I love that by simply walking out my front door, I am always finding the most interesting and ambitious people around the big apple. Show More Summary

I Live Next Door to a Mosque

(Islamic Cultural Center at 96th St & Third Avenue NYC) I live next door to the Islamic Cultural Center, the first Mosque ever built in New York City, which is located at 96th Street and Third Avenue. Each morning I buy a coffee from...Show More Summary

The Faithful Shopper: Back to the Beach

Bikinis, Bathing Suits and Beyond The sand is your runway and the options are endless. Here are some of the best places in local NYC and online. And we didn't forget the boys. Eres 660 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10065 (212)826-8900 South-of-France bathing beauty boutique with super-luxe designs that are simple and elegant. Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Man Hard-Wired to History

It's a funny thing, but Cliff Straus doesn't remember exactly when he started working for Straus Paint & Hardware Co. He just knows that he's never wanted to quit. Cliff, a benevolent bulldog with a buzz cut, walks through the door to the back office and pauses. Show More Summary

Jeremy Scott Gallery Opens at 151 Ludlow Street

New York-based artist/photographer Adrian Wilson transformed his chic LES storefront (151 Ludlow) into a "Jeremy Scott Free Inspiration Gallery (or copying if you do the same to them).” On Wednesday, May 18th, an eclectic group of New Yorkers gathered at Wilson’s 151 Ludlow Street estate for The Fashion Law “Fashion vs. Show More Summary

The Best Of Bataan

The USS Bataan is an amphibious assault ship commissioned in 1997 and carries multiple helicopters, harrier jets, cannons, missile systems, nearly 2000 marines and over 1000 sailors. In addition, the 844 foot long, 42,000 ton vessel is a 600 bed floating hospital staffed with doctors, nurses and dentists. Show More Summary

Why You Need to Experience EDC New York

It's been two weeks since I had my first experience under the electric sky and the only question I have in mind is what took me so long to attend the ultimate party? The Electric Daisy Carnival is one of the biggest electronic music festivals on the planet. Show More Summary

Saratoga Group Nixes Cuomo Raiding Racing

According to a coalition of Saratoga Springs racing, political and business interests, the New York Racing Association's reprivatization options presented in a plan to Governor Andrew Cuomo have been set aside. In their place is an outline...Show More Summary

Everyone Is A Robot In 'American Psycho the Musical'

The brilliant 'American Psycho the Musical' is closing on Broadway next weekend. Patrick Bateman's approach to relationships mirrors Bobby's, from "Company." I do enjoy the occasional serial killer gossip. However, for me, this musical is about Patrick Bateman's relationships. I had no business seeing "American Psycho the Musical" for $40. Show More Summary

The futility of politics (and how we can really make things better)

ONE Convention, Newark, New Jersey, May 19-22, 2016. Image by Tim Knox Last week's column "Fascism is looming over the US -- and it's bad news for the Jews," seems to have touched a raw nerve. The nearly 1,000 comments on Jerusalem Post...Show More Summary

Adam Sobel's The Cinnamon Snail Makes Vegan Food Exciting and Palatable to Carnivores

Adam Sobel, founder of The Cinnamon Snail Adam Sobel is as authentic and as transparent as one gets. Like the Manhattanite he is, he doesn't mince his words but stays true to his philosophy. He's hilarious as he's insightful, as sharp...Show More Summary

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