Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Blog Profile / Huffington Post: New York Blog

Filed Under:United States / New York
Posts on Regator:16179
Posts / Week:64.1
Archived Since:January 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Seeing Through the Eyes of the Tourists

I admit, but not proud of it, at times I can be a jaded New Yorker. My partner always tells me to slow down. I race through the day juggling the 500-thing-to-do list, simultaneously riding a roller coaster that is my book and art career. Without...Show More Summary

Stage Door: Wiesenthal

Known as the "Jewish James Bond," Simon Wiesenthal is credited with bringing 1,100 Nazis war criminals to justice, including a role in the capture of Adolph Eichmann, the architect of The Final Solution. The survivor of numerous concentration...Show More Summary

Theater: Show Boat Sings (Thankfully)

SHOW BOAT out of AVERY FISHER HALL AT LINCOLN CENTER Show Boat is an excellent show for the New York Philharmonic to present in concert. It's almost absurdly overstuffed with performers, making a Broadway revival dangerously expensive to mount. Show More Summary

De Blasio Announces Longer School Day

It seems like all we hear about from Democrats nowadays is economic inequality. In New York City and Philadelphia, my home and college towns, respectively, this issue will be a crucial one during the midterm elections. Indeed, President...Show More Summary

The 21 Best Wing Joints in the Country

By: Dave Infante There is no "best" type of chicken wing. Great wings win hearts and stomachs with well-balanced flavors and quality meat regardless of whether they're naked, dredged, sauced, or smoked. So instead of tracking down the...Show More Summary

'Hello' Isn't Always 'Hello' in NYC

"Yes, some things are blatantly offensive," my friend Jay typed over Gchat, referring to the recent street harassment video that went viral this past week. "But sometimes, the dudes just say hi," he continued. "Unless I'm missing a nuance." "You are," I said quickly. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Is Not Fit For The Triangle Offense

Carmelo Anthony is too talented and versatile a scorer not to put up big numbers. You might say that other than reigning MVP Kevin Durant, there isn't a more natural scorer than Anthony. And yet, five games into the Derek Fisher/Phil...Show More Summary

New York's Water Towers Have Inspired Photographer Ronnie Farley for Over 30 Years

A true artist sees things the rest of us don't see, and refreshes our vision in new and different ways. Such is the case with acclaimed photojournalist Ronnie Farley, whom I wrote about in 2012 when she toured a gallery exhibit featuring her portraits of American Cowgirls. Show More Summary

ABC Kitchen's Butternut Squash on Toast

If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul. Today: Managing Editor Kenzi Wilbur puts more food on toast -- this time, ABC Kitchen's internet-famous squash. First:...Show More Summary

Is This the Ultimate Grilled Cheese?

Tasting Table | Jillian King Childhood lunch staple. Best friend to tomato soup. Rainy-day indulgence. An affection that started way back with those simple orange slices melted between white bread has morphed into an all-out obsession for our team. So we decided to examine the humble sandwich a little closer. Show More Summary

A Classic Italian Restaurant Enters the Steakhouse Wars

At a moment when there have never been so many new steakhouses in NYC--Davio's, NYY Steak, Angus Club, Charlie Palmer's, Strip House Midtown, American Cut, and the re-opening of Gallagher's, all this year--the classic Italian restaurant...Show More Summary

In Memoriam

Paul Margulies: The Man Who Wrote "Plop Plop Fizz Fizz" My father always thought it was ironic that people swooned when they found out that he was the genius behind the famous ad campaign for Alka Seltzer. I grew up not really understanding his fame in the advertising world because he never allowed us to watch television. Show More Summary

Democratic Strategies Lost Big. Here's an Alternative.

It is time to shine a light on the strategies used by Democrats, and on the Democratic infrastructure that uses those strategies. Democratic strategists have been segmenting the electorate and seeking individual self-interest-based issues in each electoral block. Show More Summary

Understanding and Overcoming America's Plutocracy

Pity the American people for imagining that they have just elected the new Congress. In a formal way, they of course have. The public did vote. But in a substantive way, it's not true that they have chosen their government. This was the billionaires' election, billionaires of both parties. Show More Summary

For the Love of Dog, Put Us Out of Business

We can feel the holiday season lurking around the corner, hawking its sparkly greeting cards and bow tied boxes. We dread the day you start to see Christmas tree stands pop up on every corner and hear jingly music playing everywhere you go. Show More Summary

These Maps Show the Most Common Jobs in Each Zip Code

What would you guess is the most common job in the nation? Retail? Agriculture? Factory work? While all of those might seem kind of reasonable, the fact is that every area seems to have it's own jobs that are the most common, depending...Show More Summary

All Signs Point to Buying

The housing market has shown massive improvement, nearing pre-recession values around the country; still, less people are willing to buy and choose to rent instead. According to Bloomberg, the homeownership rate across America is at its lowest in 19 years at 64.4 percent. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift and 2 Million Fans Helped Me Crush the NYC Marathon

Traveling to the start of the NYC Marathon last Sunday morning, I cringed at the thought of what was to come. The blustery winds roared and the temperatures were just above 40º F. As the long caravan of busses slowly made its forward...Show More Summary

LeBron James And Cavs Are Still Searching For An Identity

It's not that the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going to score points. Newly minted head coach David Blatt should be able eventually to get his three superstars -- including young point guard Kyrie Irving, who understands pick-and-rollShow More Summary

How Nonprofits Can Collaborate Effectively With the Public and Private Sectors to Help the City's Working Poor

More than eight million people call New York City home. But nearly one in five of them -- or 1.4 million -- are food insecure, meaning they don't always know where their next meal is coming from. In a city of plenty, New York can feel very lonely and uncertain for many residents. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC