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Jesse Eisenberg Is Super in The Spoils

There's busy, and then there's Jesse Eisenberg busy. In an era where tent pole summer blockbusters provide meal tickets for any movie star cast to wear a cape and cowl, the pinnacle of a Hollywood career is now found in a superhero costume. Of...Show More Summary

Dan Bilzerian '16 Presidential Campaign Launch Party

Campaign season is an exciting, somewhat absurd time in our country, with its lies, muckraking, heated debates and smear ads: "...once voted to cut teacher salaries in half" "...said on record that he doesn't like the lower class" or the old classic "... Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Cerebral Cowboy

Does it smell like cigarette smoke? Jim Ruchalski, a pack-a-day guy, has gone to a lot of trouble to clear the stale-smoke scent out of his apartment. That's why the candles are burning and the fans are humming on high. Photo by Nancy A. Show More Summary

All the Boats You Can Drink on in NYC

Sauvignon Blanc tastes better on the water. Related: NYC's 10 Best Rooftop Bars Grand Banks This historic, hand-built fishing schooner is the largest wooden vessel in New York City, but these days she's docked in Tribeca for the sole purpose of slinging sustainable small plates. Show More Summary

The Theater Community Parties Post-Tonys: The Carlyle

After the telecast (discussed in my post here), Broadway is all about the after-parties. There is the official Tony Gala at the Plaza. Then each show or each lead producer usually hosts their own party. My favorite venue is the Rock Center Café, which this year went to An American in Paris. Show More Summary

A Renovated West Village Home Tour

For this Manhattan restaurateur, a move downtown meant having the chance to create a space all her own--without the help of an interior designer. Trusting her instincts, while keeping the needs of her children front and center, Ali Cayne embarks on a journey of renovation and self-exploration. photographs by Brittany Ambridge text by Brittany S. Show More Summary

For LGBT Pride Month, GMHC's Relaunched AIDS Buddy Program Reminds Us of Our Heroic Legacy of Love in Action

Robert Washington was 36 years old in 1984. Although the HIV antibody test wasn't available for another year, the Washington, D.C. psychologist told me in an interview he "knew" he was positive even though his doctor dismissed his symptoms as hypochondriacal, induced by being around people with AIDS. Show More Summary

The 9 Stages of Dating in New York

Welcome to NYC, interstate transplant or fresh off the boater. Welcome to NYC, concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Yes, there's nothing -- and no one -- you can't do. Welcome to a whole new world. Your dates will take you anywhere...Show More Summary

New York City Rooftop Bars With Great Views

Who needs to brace the crowds to ascend the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock to get a view of New York? Do what locals do and hit a rooftop bar. Here are some of the best, many of which happen to crown hotels. For a view of the Statue of Liberty, the Loppy Doopy Rooftop Bar can't be beat. Show More Summary

Fernando and Federika Never Said a Word

It's weird how quickly a stranger's house can start to feel like home, so long as they're not around. This dawned on me as I fell asleep alone inside a fully-furnished apartment I'd rented in New York City. It was a comforting thought, but also reminded me that I wasn't actually at home. Show More Summary

286 Hubs of Harmony: NYC Street Pianos Past, Present and Future

Izabel Lam's aquatic Sing for Hope Piano prepares for its journey from the studio to its summer home at Castle Clinton at the Southern tip of Manhattan (and yes, that is a giant starfish on top of it). This evening, a fleet of moving...Show More Summary

50 Years Later, We're Still Fighting for Birth Control Access

June 7, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 U.S. Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut, which struck down a Connecticut law that had made the use of birth control by married couples illegal. This ruling provided theShow More Summary

The Real Isiah Thomas

I have watched in amazement the unfair characterization of NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas. The host if inflammatory allegations about him are either factually untrue or distorted. As a result, the media has participated in not giving...Show More Summary

Reading Through the Night for NYC Libraries

Library supporters are taking the 24 Hour Read-In to City Hall. Once again Urban Librarians Unite and our fellow library advocates will read around the clock from 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9th, to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 10th. Readers andShow More Summary

The Real Little Italy and Best Restaurants Are in the Bronx

If you've been to Little Italy in Manhattan and were disappointed by the tourist-trap atmosphere and the forgettable food, it's because you went to the wrong place. The real Little Italy is a vibrant neighborhood in the Bronx called Belmont, half a mile from the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Show More Summary

New York Real Estate Overpoweringly Attracts Local and Global Investment

While real estate is often thought of being a transaction between buyer and seller in a resale or developer in a new development, there are other key players that ensure the success of a deal. In order for a new development project to...Show More Summary

5 New Chicken Wing Flavors That Will Rock Your Face

We have been eating chicken wings for over 50 years in the U.S. If you're following my, "AmazeWing" Adventure, you know how I feel about the staple flavors that you can find at almost every pub and wing hut in America. Honey BBQ, Honey Mustard, Teriyaki, Thai Chili and Garlic Parmesan. Show More Summary

First Nighter: The Marcy Heisler-Zina Goldrich Musical 'Ever After' an Unlikely Ever After

First, let me say several laudatory words about Marcy Heisler, who wrote the book and lyrics for Ever After, having its world premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse, and Zina Goldrich, who wrote the music for the extravagant stage adaptation...Show More Summary

No Truth, No Liberty: I Am Anucha Browne

Last week, I met up with my dear friend and mentor, Kate Kendell, in New York City. We talked extensively about the WNBA's Isiah Thomas problem and the implications on women and girls in sport. As a result, my organization, Br{ache the...Show More Summary

The Time to Save Our NYC Parks Is Now

What makes a park a park? Ordinarily, that might be a question for a New York dinner party. Today, it is an urgent legal question before the New York Court of Appeals. For our state's highest court will either save our city parks, by...Show More Summary

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