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In Comcast/Time Warner Merger, Public Interest Is Paramount

New York State's Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently reviewing Comcast's plan to purchase Time Warner Cable for over $45 billion, a merger which would link the nation's two largest cable companies. This merger has the potential...Show More Summary

New York Real Estate: A Hiding Spot for the World's Wealth

New York real estate is the new Swiss bank account. New York Magazine recently ran an exposé on the motivations behind foreign buyers to purchase apartments in pricey residential new developments in a city in which they are not permanently located. Show More Summary

In Astoria, A Big Push to Preserve Real Affordability

Tentative sketch of the buildings in Astoria Cove. (Source: zoning application from the Department of City Planning) Affordable housing is one of the most -- if not the most -- important issues in New York City. For far too long, low-...Show More Summary

The Bolshoi in America: Cold War Deja Vu

Last week, Nigel Redden, the director of Lincoln Center Festival, stepped out onto the stage of the David Koch Theater and greeted the company of dancers assembled there. Twenty artists of the Bolshoi Ballet, dressed in the flowing skirts,...Show More Summary

Brazil's Lenine Brings His Musical Bridge to Central Park

The Maurício de Nassau bridge in Recife is a replica of a bridge in Amsterdam and a reminder of the era when Holland ruled northeastern Brazil in the early 17th century. It is also the inspiration for "The Bridge" concert series featuring Brazilian singer-songwriter Lenine and Holland's Martin Fondse Orchestra. Show More Summary

12 Best Ice Cream Shops in America

A few of our favorite local spots for enjoying a few scoops this summer. photography by FRANKY FRANKENY When mercury rises, we've got only one thing on our minds: ice cream. Dare to disagree? We didn't think so. Presenting some of our favorite scoop shops around the country. Show More Summary

Stage Door: Gertrude The Cry

Shakespeare's Hamlet has inspired many variations - the latest is Howard Barker's Gertrude: The Cry, part of the Potomac Theatre Project at the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company. Barker has used the backdrop of Hamlet -- the affair between his mother, Queen Gertrude (Pamela J. Show More Summary

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement...Show More Summary

First Nighter: The Musicals Pump Boys and Dinettes and The Gig

Yes. Absolutely. No question. If you can get to City Center anytime through this weekend to see Pump Boys and Dinettes, which is the third and last of Encores! Off-Center summer series, go. It's way too entertaining to pass up. All you...Show More Summary

The World's Fair Site That Broke All the Rules -- And Lived to Tell the Tale

By Lauren Walser Three teenagers stand on the Tent of Tomorrow's steel mezzanine platform. World's Fair sites were rarely built to last. Just a handful of relics of these international expositions remain in the United States -- among...Show More Summary

How Do You See Me?

I remember this like it was yesterday. My family went on one of those shopping trips to Reading, PA to take advantage of all the discounted outlets. It was 1985, and I had to be about 14 or 15-years-old. I was feeling grown, so a few of my cousins and I went off to do our own shopping. Show More Summary

How to Find Wisdom From Everyday People

It was one of those nondescript days that came and went, except there was a one minute detail that stayed with me. Walking along the warm summer streets of New York City, the bustling people and laughter and perplexing smells from the...Show More Summary

5 Things You Happily Stop Doing By the Age of 40

With my 40th birthday party only days away, I find myself calm. Surprisingly calm. I had more anxiety saying goodbye to my 20s than I do to my 30s. Perhaps I'm ok with it because I keep being told I don't look my age. To borrow fromShow More Summary

NY's Il Punto Serves out of the Ordinary Southern Italian Cuisine

I am not at all unhappy about the number of Italian restaurants that continue to open in New York, these days largely by non-Italian owners or chefs, and I am even happier to find a place that's been around a while that's brand new to...Show More Summary

A NYC Top 10 Must Do List From a Child's Eye

After a recent trip to NYC for SpecialGlobe with my 6 and 8 year old children, I asked them both to list their top 5 things. Below were their favorite experiences from the trip. 1. American Natural History Museum -- For a 5 year oldShow More Summary

What Do We Want? Justice! When Do We Want It? Now!

Yesterday, on July 15th, I became a witness of something greater than any weapon in the world. I saw hundreds of people of different race and religion unite in the name of justice and true freedom. Around me, shoulder to shoulder were standing Jews, Christians and Muslims, all of them chanting the same lines over and over. Show More Summary

Poetry in Fire Island Pines

After a tremendous, word-of-mouth build-up, the Fire Island Pines Arts Project produced the first ever Frank O'Hara Fire Island Poetry Festival on Saturday, July 12 featuring fifteen poets and artists, including Paul Muldoon, the Pulitzer...Show More Summary

"Marcia Byrstyn Is Not Accepting E-Mails"

Marcia Bystryn is the President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, an organization I have always admired. I support many environmental causes and agree with Marcia on 99% of her and her organization's positions. This past...Show More Summary

Trapped in the Booth: PT 3

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organizations or people mentioned herein have been changed or, in some instances, totallyShow More Summary

'Romeo and Juliet' Review: Classical Theater of Harlem Earns Its Stripes

Sheldon Best and Natalie Paul as Romeo and Juliet in the Classical Theatre of Harlem's free summer production.(Photo credit: Jill Jones) I recently had the pleasure of waiting a mere six hours to get free tickets to the Public Theater's production of "Much Ado About Nothing" in Central Park. Show More Summary

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