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Amazing Grace: A Few Notes Short of a Sweet Song

It's hard to imagine a play focused on slavery putting slavery second, but that's what Amazing Grace does in favor of telling the redemption story about the man who penned the famous hymn. John Newton is a compelling character in his...Show More Summary

This Eid al-Fitr, Explore Five Historic Mosques Nationwide

Today marks a joyous celebration for Muslims worldwide. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan concludes and followers celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a holiday that translates as "festival of breaking of the fast" and boasts feasts that, in some communities, can last up to three days. Show More Summary

Got Gentrification?

Recently, the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, a stately South Bronx edifice empty for 37 years, was miraculously transformed into a pop-up gallery space by No Longer Empty (NLE), a New York non-profit. The show was called "When You Cut...Show More Summary

A Year Since Eric Garner's Death: Policing, Black Lives Matter, and Immigrant Rights

One year ago today, Staten Island resident Eric Garner was killed by a New York police officer who put him in a chokehold. In a cell phone video of the incident that went viral, you can see and hear Eric Garner yelling "I can't breathe."...Show More Summary

Uber: When Big Data Threatens Local Democracy

Big data is threatening to crush local democracy across the country--and if it succeeds, it may distort local transit and infrastructure development for decades to come. As Uber has sought to dominate the local taxi industry from Delhi...Show More Summary

Woody Allen's Irrational Man: Fantasies of the Perfect Murder

Woody Allen revealed, at a pre-premiere press panel for his new movie, Irrational Man, that he has fantasies of strategizing the perfect murder -- in art, of course, as in Dreiser's An American Tragedy or Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, epic novels or Macbeth and Hitchcock: "I love to see it. Show More Summary

Leaving New York Essay™

When I had a few months left before leaving New York, I decided to make list of all of the things I wanted to do before I left. I know this is called a bucket list, but I think the phrase "bucket list" is stupid and embarrassing. ItShow More Summary

Summer Fancy Food Show: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Every summer at the biennial Fancy Food Show, the Javits Center in New York City turns into a massive food hall as thousands of specialty food vendors from across the world occupy the space to showcase their finest culinary goods. The...Show More Summary

Protecting and Enhancing Water Quality on Long Island

Several recent developments offer both urgency and hope regarding the condition of water quality on Long Island. The urgency is underscored by the tens of thousands of bunker baitfish - also called menhaden - that have died recently in the Peconic River and Flanders Bay. Show More Summary

Opening The Door To Solar Power For All

For a long time, everybody thought of solar panels as something only rich people could afford. But when you think about it, the fuel -- sunlight -- is free. So if you can make the equipment affordable and accessible, in theory, solar should be a great option for all kinds of Americans. Show More Summary

Renaissance Masters, Keith Haring And Ninja Turtles In Brooklyn Streets

It takes a true intuitive sense and careful execution to produce a mashup or remix, and rarely does an artist create a classic in the process. But Owen Dippie may have done it twice this month in Brooklyn. Owen Dippie. Radiant Madonna. Show More Summary

Dining Out From Bistro to Deluxe in Paris

Anyone who says Parisian cuisine has fallen behind that of cities like Barcelona, Copenhagen and Lima have clearly not been to France in this century. There is currently more excitement and innovation in Paris restaurants than at any time in its history. Show More Summary

How 88 Artisanal Food Startups Are Gunning for the Big Leagues

By Emma Cosgrove, Writer at Edible Brooklyn Brian Fredericksen, owner of Ames Farm in Watertown, MN, produces and jars more than sixteen varietals of honey. His dedication to pinpointing the exact flower and season is so extreme that each jar is marked with an individual flower, hive and harvesting time. "I'm a real beekeeper. Show More Summary

Theater on Their Own Terms

(Photograph: Zeke Berman) It's Saturday night. Raina wants Casper. Nicky wants Raina. Vivian wants Perry. Perry wants Willow. Willow's a lesbian, in love with Salima. High school is almost over. It's a party. And nobody is dancing. Except it's not Saturday night. Show More Summary

A New Chef Brings New Luster to The Leopard at des Artistes in NYC

The rich cultural and gastronomic history of the dining room space within the Gothic-Tudor-style Hôtel des Artistes (actually a residence), began when it was first an artists' studio, then continued as the Café des Artistes, on whose...Show More Summary

Stage Door: Awake and Sing

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The Faithful Shopper: Best Bikinis to Get Your Beach On (Hamptons Edition)

While enjoying Manhattan's summer playground; here are some of East End's Sunsational Swim Shops:   CALYPSO ST. BARTH - 21 Newtown Lane, East Hampton - 99 The Plaza, Montauk - 117 Main Street, Sag Harbor - 24 Jobs Lane, Southampton -...Show More Summary

From the Sultan of Cities to a Queen City...

Istanbul, Bosphorus Bridge at night ?stanbul and New York are the cities closest to my heart. It seems like there is no Monday or Sunday in these phenomenal cities that never sleep. They are always on the move. Those awe-inspiring, elegant cities thrill most people, but terrify some. Show More Summary

Penn & Teller on Broadway: The Magic Is Back

You can't help but get excited about the prospect of magic's supreme duo Penn & Teller returning to Broadway for the first time in decades. And they're just as giddy as the audience and fans to bring a healthy helping of old and newShow More Summary

7 Type of People You'll See on the Hamptons Jitney

The weekend. The beach. The rosé. You're almost there. But first: three hours in L.I.E. traffic inside a bus filled with fighting couples, chatty share-house renters that Marc Jacobs? The Hamptons Jitney is a New York institution. Show More Summary

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