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Change Culture, Not Cabs: Woman-Only Taxis and Commodifying Female Fear

SheTaxis (known as SheRides in New York City) is a newly-launched app that will help women-only passengers find women-only taxi drivers. If you are a woman, the creators argue, it makes sense to use this car service, because taking taxis and Ubers driven by men can be dangerous. Show More Summary

Does the Law Still Apply to Police, or Are Police Becoming a Law Unto Themselves?

When a robbery takes place, police arrive on the scene and either arrest the suspects, or go find and arrest them. When a woman calls police to report a domestic violence incident, they again either arrest the perpetrator or go find and arrest that person. Show More Summary

Oyster Week In NYC: The Big Apple Becomes The Big Oyster

You may think, hey, I know my oysters. There's big ones, little ones, briny ones, sweet ones, West Coast, East Coast. I even know a few names -- Wellfleet, Kumomoto, Bluepoint, and, um, did I say Wellfleet? And I know for sure they taste good with a big dollop of cocktail sauce on them. That's about where I was on the subject, at least. Show More Summary

As Cuomo Turns His Back, Zephyr Teachout Emerges as the People's Candidate

From her grassroots supporters in the Hudson Valley to her loyal students who pressured Cuomo to a debate, Zephyr Teachout, a current professor of law at Fordham University, is looking to call Cuomo out and take New York by storm. For...Show More Summary

Sucess Academy, 'The New York Times Magazine' and Public Education

The New York Times Magazine has a long article about Eva Moskowitz and her chain of charter schools in New York City. The charter chain was originally called Harlem Success Academy, but Moskowitz dropped the word "Harlem" when she decided...Show More Summary

Buzzcocks NYC Punk Extravaganza

On a Saturday night in New York City anything is possible, Hell, that is also any night in the Big Apple! But if you are a punk fan, it didn't get any better than English legends Buzzcocks returning to Manhattan to play with New Jersey punk favorites, Titus Andronicus at Webster Hall. Show More Summary

First Nighter: Restaurant Play 'My Manana Comes' Is a Tangy Dish

Four busboys are hustling non-stop at Frederick's Madison, an Upper East Side Manhattan restaurant, when Elizabeth Irwin's My Manana Comes -- ultimately an ironic title -- begins with velocity and ferocity in the Playwrights Realm production...Show More Summary

September 11: Let Us Not Lose Sight of the Significance of the Day

"George Washington would be proud to know that we celebrate his birthday every year with a mattress sale." -- Comedian Robert Klein As a survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, I worry about how we willShow More Summary

Wednesday's St. Patrick's Day Parade Announcement Isn't Progress -- It's an Insult to New York's Irish LGBT Community

As a young Irish Catholic New Yorker growing up in the East Village, I watched the St. Patrick's Day Parade with a rapt, but removed, pride. The only child of a punk-rock single mom, I never had occasion to march in the parade. We didn't...Show More Summary

"The Wayside Motor Inn": A Drama for 10 Voices by Gurney

The travelers who check in at The Wayside Motor Inn, A.R. Gurney's engrossing 1977 play, now in an absorbing revival at Signature Theater, are a disparate band, all looking for love in one way or another, but maybe in the wrong place...Show More Summary

WATCH: This Sister's Tribute To Her Autistic Brothers Will Make You Rethink What It Means To Be Different

Faith Jegede speaks passionately about the beauty of being different in this short, inspiring ode to her two autistic brothers. Forget being normal, she says: Be extraordinary. We want to know what you think. Join the discussion by posting a comment below or tweeting #TEDWeekends. Show More Summary

Parents, Make Sure Your Children Are Safe As They Go Back to School

Parents should do their due diligence by finding out how their child's school will protect them while they are in their care. You can't take for granted that all schools have adequate policies in place. Ask about them, ask for copies...Show More Summary

A Visit to the Seed Library

One of the best moments I shared with Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Library, was when he confessed - "I really don't care that much about eating, I love collecting the seeds." There it was in a nutshell, the difference between us. Show More Summary

Why I Oppose Fracking

New York has a growing tourism industry based on scenic beauty, clean water, and unspoiled nature. Small family farms and ranches are making a comeback. Our new breweries and wineries are gaining worldwide recognition. They all depend on our clean pure water. Show More Summary

10 Types of 30-Year-Old Single Guys

30-year-old guys are a curious bunch. Find me a group of 30-year-old men and I'll pick out one overgrown frat dude living with roommates, another guy who just dropped his two kids off at school, a few who are well into their careers and a couple soul-searchers looking for work. Show More Summary

First Nighter: Musicalized 'Red Eye of Love,' Gurney's 'Wayside Motor Inn' Short of Must-Sees

In the revival of The Wayside Motor Inn, A. R. Gurney's 1977 play, at The Pershing Square Signature Center, Ray (Quincy Dunn-Baker) strides onto set designer Andrew Lieberman's amusing take on a Jimmy Carter-era bad-taste motel room....Show More Summary

America's Accessible Cities

Cities have been pivotal role to improved living standards, because of the opportunities they facilitate. This is particularly evident over the past two centuries, as world urbanization has risen from 3 percent to over 50 percent, and...Show More Summary

New York Fashion Week 2014: Where Celebrities Stay

New York Fashion Week officially kicked off the fall today with its opening shows. Already, we've seen plenty of celebs out and about in the city, and most are shacking up in their usual haunts -- i.e. the city's hippest, most luxurious hotels. Show More Summary

Why Zephyr Teachout Should Triumph

For the past few months, New Yorkers have had the privilege of watching gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout meet with civic groups around the state, dance in parades, give brilliant interviews, and write insightful op-eds. But the...Show More Summary

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