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Brooklynization of the Berkshires

Photo: Find. Eat. Drink. Cultural places in the Berkshires like Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, Jacob's Pillow and the Williamstown Theater Festival have traditionally stolen the headlines as the stars of this picturesque region, but the locavore food and drink movement is shifting the spotlight. Show More Summary

A Very Italian Mayor: Bill De Blasio

photo courtesy of Carlo Hermann/Controluce When I was in Italy last month, visiting my family and friends in Cava de' Tirreni and in my beloved Naples, I had a chance to talk to them about the hugely publicized visit of Mr. Bill De Blasio in my home country. Show More Summary

Stage Door: My Stubborn Tongue

Give it up for Anna Fishbeyn, who manages to turn painful memoir into an insightful, entertaining show. As noted in My Stubborn Tongue now off-Broadway at the New Ohio Theatre, such efforts come at great personal cost. But such is Fishbeyn's...Show More Summary

Is New York Ready for a Governor Who's Not Afraid to Inhale?

I may be the only politician in America who smokes pot... and is willing to admit it. In my campaign to become Governor of New York State, I'm putting all my eggs in one basket. I am not only challenging New York's powerful sitting Governor, Andrew Cuomo, for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming September 9 primary. Show More Summary

Beware of the Hat-Boy-Juke-Mafia

While living and working in Europe over the past month, I've been asked several times why I live in New York City. "Why do you put up with that incredibly crowded, overpriced, and practically unlivable high-rise of a mouse-trap? Wouldn't...Show More Summary

The 21 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in America

Credit: Mana Food Bar Here at Thrillist, life is a whirlwind of delicious burgers and bacon-wrapped everything. So being the lone pescatarian on the national food and drink team, I thought it was time to switch it up and cover places that serve bean & spicy mayo sliders and coconut bacon-crusted everything. Show More Summary

Manny Singer (1920-2014): His Quest is Complete

Manny Singer of 95 Pitt Street on the Lower East Side, 1400 Jesup Avenue in the Bronx, Co-op City, and Century Village in Deerfield Beach, Florida died in his sleep early Tuesday morning August 5, 2014. He was ninety-four years old. On official papers his name was Mandel. Show More Summary

We Tried It: Go Fetch Run

What We Tried: Go Fetch Run Where: The group meets in New York City's Prospect Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays and in Central Park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. What We Did: Go Fetch Run offers full-body, outdoor workouts to fitness enthusiasts and their pooches. Show More Summary

Keke Palmer Takes Broadway: A True Cinderella Story

Nearly every little girl idolizes her beloved Disney Princesses. After all, don't all young girls identify with the promise of being a princess? Feeling beautiful and adored, and playing dress up makes us feel special when we are young. Show More Summary

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening in 2064 Look Like?

If in 2064 someone were to create a museum to look at the lives of NYC immigrants in 2014, what form would it take? Is it an old tenement building on the Lower East Side? More likely it would resemble a basement apartment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx. Show More Summary

The Marine Park Runners' Club

My parents weren't athletes but they were runners. My father picked up the habit from a student of his during his late twenties -- come on Mr. C, the kid said, he was a body building enthusiast -- you gotta take care of yourself a little. Show More Summary

Rich Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches; Poor Moms Get Jail

Sobriety coaches rake in big bucks to keep one percenters off their substance of choice. A-listers are so busy, after all, and treatment centers are both time-consuming and detrimental to privacy. Even when the wealthy do benefit from these centers, their newfound sobriety often doesn't outlast the first weekend home alone. Show More Summary

Strip House Differs in Far More Than Racy Décor

The look of American steakhouses has changed measurably from the time when they all looked exactly the same -- scuffed wood floors, scuffed yellow walls, scuffed leather booths and really bad paintings. These days, however, you might...Show More Summary

Top Off-Broadway Shows to Watch in NYC: Part Two

From an over-the-top dinner and theater experience to a risqué revue about naked men singing and dancing, read about the intimate, and often interactive, shows you can only experience off-Broadway in this Part Two of my Off-BroadwayShow More Summary

What a Dying Patient Taught a Burned-Out Doctor

Every doctor has patients we will remember forever for the experiences they bring: the first baby we deliver, the first heart murmur we detect, the first surgery we perform on our own. Every doctor also has patients we will rememberShow More Summary

How to Explain to Your Parents What You Do for a Living

If your parents are anything like Robert Samuelson, they're worried about you. Samuelson, a syndicated columnist, wrote a piece recently in which he hoped his kids turn out OK despite our difficult economy. I have three 20-somethings, and although all are now gainfully occupied in jobs or school, I am awash in anxiety about their future. Show More Summary

Marriage Equality and the Factually Challenged

Anti-gay campaigner John Eastman, Chair of the hateful National Organization for (sic) Marriage, says: "We keep making the argument of the importance of marriage, that it takes a man and a woman to make a child and that the state can't...Show More Summary

New York by Night: Top Late-Night Attractions

New York is known for its frenetic pace, with a dizzying number of dining and entertainment options keeping locals and visitors busy all day long. But even the Big Apple starts to slow down when the sun sets, as museums close their ticket counters and storefronts roll down their metal gates. Show More Summary

Smorgasburg: A Feast of Opportunity in Brooklyn

What's it like to sell your artisanal goodies at Smorgasburg, the open-air food market in Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood? The Story Exchange recently headed across the river on a steamy Saturday morning to chat with vendors who sell a tantalizing array of foodie options, from sweet confections to spicy noodles. Show More Summary

The New Riot Grrrls: Sleigh Bells and Haim Live in Levi's

I love to see girls rock out. I'm calling this the summer of my midlife crisis. Yes, that's happening. I don't need a new car or new shoes or a young lad to entertain me (no comments from the peanut gallery please). I just want my old...Show More Summary

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