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Bad Decision Making is a Pattern With the New York Knicks

Last week, James Dolan -- chairman of Madison Square Garden (which owns the New York Knicks) -- proposed that Isiah Thomas be named president and part-owner of the New York Liberty of the WNBA. This immediately struck many people as an awful choice. Show More Summary

Transforming Mobility on Long Island Requires the "Third Track"

Mobility is the key to revitalizing Long Island's economy: mobility within Long Island as well as to and from New York City and beyond. That includes far better reverse-commuting - to Long Island in the morning and back to New York City...Show More Summary

De Blasio Invites Libraries to the Budget Dance

Mayor Bill de Blasio released his executive budget for 2016 last week. Once again we see the mayor's office giving libraries the run around. Libraries in New York City had been asking for a $65 million dollar budget increase in order to hire new staff, purchase materials, and bring hours back to where they were eight years ago. Show More Summary

Better Manicures in 7 Steps

The New York Times investigative series by Sarah Maslin Nir on the exploitation of nail salon workers brings long-awaited attention to a critical issue affecting many Asian-American women. Over 40 percent of nail salon workers nationwide are Asian-American. Show More Summary

Bleaker Street

I was jolted to see that a precious piece of my son's childhood is now surrounded by a forbidding plywood fence. Inside the fence a parking lot has been bulldozed, and before long an apartment house will stand on that lot. I pitched a million Wiffle balls to Rafael on that lot, back in the day. Show More Summary

A Prescription for Mental Health in America

The future for the next 10 years of mental health in America will not derive from sudden breakthroughs in decoding our DNA or fashioning designer drugs that are categorically different from what we have now -- though either or both would of course be welcome. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC for Summer 2015

We've told you about New York's amazing rooftop bars in the past, but the bar scene in this dynamic city is always changing -- so we're updating our list. Here we bring you the summer 2015 edition of the city's top rooftop bars. From...Show More Summary

My New Neighbor Whitney Has Replaced the Cow

I've just come back from visiting my new neighbor, the Whitney Museum smack there on the river, just a few blocks from where I've lived my whole grown up life. In the film of my memory I can still see that eighteen-year-old running away...Show More Summary

The Roar of Literary Lions

As a former news reporter my priority read is the news...on tablet, mobile and yes a lot on paper. But my salvation is annual when I am invited to the library lunch every year by my friend who is now Vice Chair of the New York Public Library, Abby Milstein. Show More Summary

A Game-Changing Moment for Fast-Food Workers

Two and half years ago, 200 fast-food workers went on strike in New York City demanding $15 an hour and union rights. Most people, including many in the labor movement, thought the cooks and cashiers from restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's had no chance to win. Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Be-Positive Being

Fast and furious, the rain falls. Brianna Mercado, wearing a shirt the color of sunshine, is intently watching it through the living room window. There's not a tear in her eyes. In fact, there's a serene smile on her face. Photo by Nancy A. Show More Summary

'Love Yourself': Agender Person Goes From Being Bullied in the Newark Projects to Gracing the Cover of French Vogue (VIDEO)

I'm From Driftwood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit archive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories. New stories are posted on the site every Wednesday. Author's note: When asked which pronouns Andre prefers, they responded, "You can refer to me however you'd like. Show More Summary

I Went to a 'Tops' and 'Bottoms' Speed-Dating Event

"No one here believes I'm a top," I thought to myself while taking the first sip of my second overpriced beer. I was less than halfway through a night of gay speed dating for "bottoms" and "tops" and had already been asked three times if I was in the right group. Show More Summary

Survivors of Domestic Violence Walk for Change

Photo Credit: Spotlight On TV We New Yorkers were blessed with a spectacular Mother's Day this year, filled with blue skies and spring flowers. The day itself means so much to so many women. For two individuals, Karen Hoyos and Dawn Diaz, this day had even more meaning. Show More Summary

Top 5 Auctions This May in New York

By Brienne Walsh, May 12, 2015 After a record year for sales in 2014 -- artnet reported that the global fine art auction reached $16.1 billion -- expectations are high for the upcoming modern and contemporary sales in New York. This May, the auctions will bring an influx of art buyers from around the world to the city. Show More Summary

My First Bite of the Big Apple (and Why I'm Coming Back for More)

I've had encounters with New York ever since I can remember -- in books, TV shows, movies. Despite this, nothing quite prepared me for the experience of actually being in the city. When I arrived last month, I simply wasn't expecting it to be so intense. Show More Summary

Past to Present: Changing New York

Restaurants, museums, parks, residential buildings. These are a few of the changing features of New York City causing the cultural landscape of the city to evolve. New York in the 1970's was a mixture of cultures, classes, and people with diverging motives for moving there, all co-existing in one city. Show More Summary

New Chef A Voce Brings Refinement to Italian Food in NYC

When it opened in 2003, no one knew for sure if putting a bunch of restaurants on the third and fourth floors of the Time-Warner Center at Columbus Circle was going to be a good idea. A lot of experienced restaurateurs wondered if people--especially...Show More Summary

From Atlanta to Bushwick: A Pink Lady Smiles

The New York art scene isn't only about New York anymore: across the country, artists are collaborating digitally and virtually; gallerists are looking beyond their own backyards for work; and buyers are venturing to neighborhoods outside...Show More Summary

Will We Ever Get Along Again?

In late April, thousands of mourners said their goodbyes to Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody in Baltimore. It was not a peaceful day of mourning. Teenagers pelted police with rocks, boards, and blocks of concrete, accusing them of discrimination and brutality. Show More Summary

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