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How Ted Cruz Might Actually Support 'New York Values' and Gay Marriage More Than He Lets On

Ted Cruz has been attacking "New York values," something he declined to describe at first, saying people across the country would simply "know" what he means, until Thursday night's GOP presidential debate, when pressed to give more detail. Show More Summary

Faithful Shopper: All Hail the Food Halls

Six food halls have opened in the past five years in Manhattan, from Gotham West Market to Eataly near Madison Square Park, Plaza Food Hall at Fifth Avenue, Gansevoort Market in the Meatpacking District, Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City, and City Kitchen in Times Square. Show More Summary

How to Merge in NYC

Winter had finally arrived. I sat on the train facing forward. The man sat across from me and had his legs straddling mine. An odd position to be in with a stranger. I moved my legs to the side but one knee still touched. We both pretended that we didn't notice. Show More Summary

Between Wrongful Convictions And Rape Culture

Defense lawyers in an evolving Brownsville rape case are now claiming that there's video that clears five young men of allegedly gang raping a young woman in a dark playground last week. The case has gripped the city's attention and there's a lot at stake in how it turns out. Show More Summary

The High Line Continues to Alter the Streets of West Chelsea

After 27 years in operation, La Lunchonette at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 18th Street in the recently minted West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, has officially closed. Its last act of operation was a New Year's Eve prix fixeShow More Summary

Ted Cruz, You Wouldn't Last In New York City For a New York Minute

So, perhaps Ted Cruz is just a run of the mill idiot, but now he's messing with the wrong people. In his latest, "I am an idiot, let me prove it" move, Cruz told the Howie Carr radio show, "I think [Trump] may shift in his new rallies...Show More Summary

Why Cities Should Invest in Citizenship: Helping Immigrants Achieve Citizenship Yields Major Returns -- and It's the Right Thing to Do

Co-authored with Nisha Agarwal It is widely recognized that gaining citizenship is a transformative social experience for immigrants and our nation. Naturalization ceremonies are often emotional events, and the integration of immigrants...Show More Summary

Your Nanny is not a Chef! Secrets from the Nanny Whisperer

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A NANNY? In my work with clients, I encounter two extremes of parents. The first are the parents who tiptoe around the nanny and are afraid to ask her to do things--even though she is their employee and it's her job. Show More Summary

8 Ideal Ways to Romance Your Beloved in New York City

Times Square may be the most recognizable slice of Manhattan, but this travel writer believes that the Southeast corner of Central Park - land of The Pierre Hotel, The Plaza, horse and carriages, Wollman Skating Rink and the Central Park Zoo - embodies New York's beating, romantic heart. Show More Summary

Forging a Path to True Criminal Justice Reform in New York

NOTE: This piece originally appeared in the January 12th edition of New York Nonprofit Review. In my 26 years as President and CEO of the Fortune Society, I have witnessed incarceration rates swell as crime rates plummeted. Even still, our nation plowed full steam ahead adopting harsh policies that have made us the largest jailer in the world. Show More Summary

Not All of New York Has Vanished: A Few Remaining Treasures That You Should Know About, Installment I

It's easy to walk through Manhattan today and be despondent. Passing by all the banks and drug stores and chain stores that occupy the spaces where your favorite bars, clubs, boutiques, and restaurants used to be it's easy to draw the conclusion that everything you came to New York for, everything that made it incredible, is gone. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to My Younger Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Dear Frankie, You may not know the impact you've had on my life. I have endless memories of ?our childhood together ?and ?I could probably write about them forever. But there are specific moments?? looking back? that I realize just in how many ways, I am who I am because of you. Show More Summary

Freshen Up in NYC

With endless choices of salons to go to in NYC, I went to Paul Labrecque for the first time. I was happy I did and learned many tricks/tips while there that I wanted to share. Firstly, with hair that can knot easily, don't use a normal brush - use a knot genie or special detangling brush. Show More Summary

On the Culture Front: 10 Days in Queensland, Australia

One of the highlights of Orpheus Island is getting there. The half-hour helicopter ride from the beach town of Townsville soars over countless tiny islands surrounding the Great Barrier Reef and massive swaths of water that gives the...Show More Summary

Here's Something You Don't Know About Bob Dylan -- Guaranteed!

I was visiting the Museum of the City of New York this past weekend and drifted into the exhibit on Affordable Housing. There, amidst all the information about rent stabilization, rezoning of neighborhoods and vintage pamphlets on public housing, was a curious letter signed by Bob Dylan. Show More Summary

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in New York City on a Budget: Stores with More

Visit all the great New York sights such as the Empire State building, Rockefeller Center, and the South Street Seaport. But, be sure to stop into these exceptional stores. You'll get to play a game of chess, see magic tricks, get acting tips or take a language lesson. Show More Summary

We Applaud Gov. Cuomo's Plan to Give College Education to Prisoners

On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo reintroduced his proposal for New York State to fund college for prisoners. Two years ago he bravely tried to convince people that prisoners should be afforded the opportunity to receive a college education while in prison. Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Winter's Tale (of 3 Turtles)

Technically, our tale starts in the summer, but turtles are slow-shuffling creatures so it makes sense that everything has come to a head in the dead of this winter of our discontented spring. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The koi pond on...Show More Summary

First Nighter: Maurice Hines's 'Tappin' Thru Life' Is Tops, Mac Wellman's 'The Offending Gesture' Has Its Moments

You say you want to be entertained? You say you want to see a performer working in the now fading 20th-century entertainment tradition, someone who worked alongside Ella Fitzgerald and Pearl Bailey and certainly learned from, among many others, Lena Horne and Sammy Davis Jr.? You're in great luck. Show More Summary

Rest in Peace, David Bowie

In 1978, one year after I was widowed suddenly with two young children, I discovered the Mudd Club -- not far from my Pearl Street home -- in a loft building on White Street in Tribeca. I was grieving, restless, and looking for diversion. Show More Summary

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