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Faithful Shopper - More for Mom

Flowers, chocolates, perfume - it's what most of us give the moms in our lives on Mother's Day. But why be conventional? After all, moms have many lives - they work, they travel, they lead. Get a gift for the woman she is besides a mom. Show More Summary

Counting Down America's 20 Most Charming Cities (PHOTOS)

To find the heart of New York City, you need the right shoes. "I always seek out a city's charms on foot," says Rachel Rudman, co-creator of the travel series How 2 Travelers. In the Big Apple, she says, walking gives her the thrillShow More Summary

The Wonderful School

Most nights, as I read (again and again, in some cases) books to my kids, I find some that have withstood the test of time, and others that have not. Some, liberated from my parents' garage, have been completely forgotten and I encounter...Show More Summary

Realer Than Fiction -- How We Got Our Wires Crossed About the Baltimore Protests

If this was an episode of The Wire, the critically acclaimed TV show about the inequalities of Baltimore, which many celebrated because it was "so real," there would be think pieces, empathy, and Peabody awards; but when a real lifeShow More Summary

When All of New York City Held Us

Thirty years ago, on April 28th, 1985, my mother and father curled up in bed together. Their "baby bag" of hospital supplies sat in the corner, because I was due to make an appearance at any moment. As they drifted to sleep in each other's...Show More Summary

The Day I Got Naked in Brooklyn (NSFW)

Disclaimer: This post may contain NSFW images. I'm was standing in his living room. I'm was wearing a long-sleeved, tangerine-colored button up shirt and nothing else. We were talking. I was standing there. I was exposed. That area between the last button and the bottom of my shirt was split open and my penis was exposed. Show More Summary

Meet the New Amazin' Mets

It may just be a game. It might just be an illusion of hope. It might be too early in the season to order playoff tickets. But it's starting to feel a lot like 1969. Or 1986. Or even 2000, for many New York Mets fans. (Those were the...Show More Summary

NYC'S 10 Best Rooftop Bars

New York City: The living ain't always easy. But what we lack in laundry convenience, we make up for in cocktails with a killer view. Now that it's firmly spring, let the rosé flow. These are the ten best spots for sipping in the skyline. Related:...Show More Summary

Clinton Does Not Inspire -- Should I Care?

Hillary Clinton just doesn't inspire me. I can't get excited. Who are those people in the video? The logo doesn't make me feel anything, maybe confusion. Unenthusiastic responses have dominated public discussion in the progressive world, as well as the in my small liberal neighborhood in Manhattan. Show More Summary

What About Middle School?

The first time someone asked me, "what are you going to do about middle school?", my son was four years old old and finishing pre-school. Now he's 10 and that question will be answered this week when the New York City Department of Education...Show More Summary

New York City Adoption Agencies Receive Hefty Budget Cuts From Mayor Bill de Blasio

Last month, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and Gladys Carríon, commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children's Services (A.C.S.), ended their partnership with two of the major adoption agencies of New York City. These...Show More Summary

The Old Guy Has Left the Store

Yesterday was a particularly beautiful day in New York City. My wife and I decided to go to SoHo to check out a few shops and do some errands. It was at John Varvatos that a sales person was helpful enough to show me a jacket that was similar to the one I had just tried on. Show More Summary

David Letterman Changed TV Forever

"Embrace change." People always say that. I do not embrace change. In fact, I freaking hate change. Case in point, David Letterman is retiring from television on May, 20th. Simply stated, this SUCKS! There is no replacing David Letterman,...Show More Summary

My Conversation With Sleep Apnea Expert Richard Schwab

Dr. Richard Schwab is a professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His groundbreaking research has used innovative imaging techniques to study the development of sleep apnea (when tissues in the mouth close during sleep, resulting in repeated airway obstructions and associated oxygen drops). Show More Summary

Mayors Banding Together To Fight Climate Change

Momentum is building toward December's summit on climate change in Paris. Unlike the 2009 Copenhagen summit, where high hopes were dashed by low politics, this time the world's two biggest polluting countries (the U.S. and China) are...Show More Summary

What Björk's MoMA Retrospective Should Have Learned From 'David Bowie Is'

By now the topic has practically been beaten to death: Björk's mid-career retrospective, which debuted last month at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, was a disappointment to many, many critics. It's been called "ill-conceived,"Show More Summary

Vegetarian Tasting Menus in NYC: The Veggie 7 Series

The tasting menu is a prominent part of the New York dining scene, with chefs using it as an opportunity to stage elaborate culinary performances, giving you an insight into their creative minds and the ideas that they're playing with. Over...Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Editor of Eating

Picky. It's not a word that Stacey Ornstein usually uses, but it's one that makes her plate too full. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Stacey is the founder of Allergic to Salad. Picky. Stacey, who teaches after-school healthy-cooking classes...Show More Summary

The Battle Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast-Track Gets Hot

President Obama must be having trouble getting the votes for fast-track authority since the administration is now pulling out all the stops to push the deal. This has included a press call where he apparently got testy over the charge...Show More Summary

Lost in the Dyson-West Debate: Obama Hasn't 'Ideologically Cheated On' African Americans

If you missed Michael Eric Dyson's grating takedown of Cornel West in The New Republic last week, let me offer a synopsis: The piece is more than eight thousand words of name-dropping and self-congratulation in service of the argument that West engages in too much name-dropping and self-congratulation. Show More Summary

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