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5 'Secret' Public Spaces to Beat the Heat in Manhattan

Fountains are a great way to escape the heat. Washington Square Park, photo courtesy of Jeff Pappas. Visit his website. Manhattan has come a long way creating public spaces more aligned with nature and art. Old public places have undergone recent incarnations. Show More Summary

#FindEdToday - National Response to Find Missing Long Island Man in California

Photo:Ed Cavanaugh Thirteen days ago, Long Island native, Ed Cavanaugh, went missing while riding his motorbike alone through the El Dorado National Forest near Placerville, California. Ed must be found. He is a beloved teacher and avid outdoors man, and he shares The Advice Project's passion for teaching at-risk youth. Show More Summary

A Season Revised For Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez's birthday this past Monday meant more to him than just turning 40. He was playing against the Texas Rangers -- his former team that signed him to the most lucrative contract in baseball history at the time. And he hit his 24th home run of the season, tying him with Mark Teixeira for the team lead in that category. Show More Summary

NYC Times Square Action for #CeciltheLion

Come to Times Square to take a photo with the #CecilNYC hashtag and the growing number of donated toy animals to raise awareness for #CecilTheLion. All toys will be donated to - a 501c3 non-profit based in NYC which...Show More Summary

Homeless, Not Hopeless

Being homeless, is more than just not having shelter or somewhere to sleep. It's about not having a home - a center of connection, a foundation of community and a source of support. That is why, it is our responsibility, as New Yorkers,...Show More Summary

Small Girl, Big Apple

As a suburban-born 20-year-old college student, living in the heart of the West Village of New York City for a whole summer is probably the best thing that ever happened to me. Thanks to my wonderfully cool, kind, and generous aunt who,...Show More Summary

New Exhibit: Art From U.S. Prisons

A unique art exhibit is opening on August 1st on Governors Island that shows the art of imprisoned artists from around the U.S. The exhibit titled "Escaping Time: Art from U.S. Prison" is a production of the Safe Streets Arts Foundation,...Show More Summary

Funding the MTA Capital Plan: Avoiding a False Choice

Funding the next five-year capital plan for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a crucial priority for the New York City region, and fortunately the funding gap has narrowed. MTA Chair Thomas Prendergast recently announced initiatives that will reduce the hole in the $29.8 billion plan from $15 billion to $9.8 billion. Show More Summary

Top Chefs in Small Toques

Bring a child into the kitchen and imagine what happens? There is excitement and engagement around the various tasks of food preparation. Children are motivated to experiment and explore, and that is only the beginning of food magic....Show More Summary

Marlon Brando Speaks for Himself: Listen to Me Marlon Premieres

The visually sumptuous documentary, Listen to Me Marlon, made a big impression at this year's New Direction/New Films Festival. Especially noted was director Stevan Riley's achievement in making a biopic about a great subject, Marlon Brando, who, despite having died in 2004, nevertheless comes fully alive in his own voice. Show More Summary

First Nighter: The Nora York-Jerry Kearns Double-Barreled Love Fest, a John Partrick Shanley Revival

The event is unique, at least as far as my brain wracking is taking me. It's the joint cabaret (alt-cabaret?)/gallery enterprise called Diva's Song, produced by gallery owner Mike Weiss. The live performance part occurred July 29 atShow More Summary

A Guide to Picking the Right Coworking Space for Your Startup in New York

The coworking transition is taking over, and New York has become one of the top global hubs for these types of spaces with 85+ shared work spaces according to one source. With so many options, and new locations opening all of the time,...Show More Summary

Cast Party: Radio Rocks the Stage

The voices behind several popular podcasts including Radiolab and Invisibilia took to the stage on Tuesday night at NYU's Skirball Center to see what they could make. Cast Party was on the surface a celebration of the podcast, but wound...Show More Summary

The Faithful Shopper: Designer Dogs: Pamper Your Pooch

A brushed and shiny coat. Designer clothes. A downy bed. Chef-inspired treats. What pet pooch doesn't deserve to be pampered? As man's - or women's - best friend, our four-legged cohorts are much more than easy companions. Whether a pedigree, show hound, or mixed mutt, our darling dogs love and comfort us like no one else. Show More Summary

Too Close for Comfort: The Social Significance of New York City's Public Pools

This week, New York City temperatures are topping out in the mid-90s, and finding water to cool off can become a blood sport. While many urbanites spend time plotting how to scam their way into Soho House or better befriend those with Hamptons digs, the city's municipal pools may be fairly called the "unsung heroes" of the summer. Show More Summary

New Moves for Brazilian Food at NYC's Botequim

Brazilian restaurants outside of Brazil generally fall into two kinds: those that serve a narrow range of Rio-based dishes that focus on the rich black bean and offal stew called feijoada, and those that feature churrascaria items, usually in a show of waiters carving sizzling meats from a long skewer and accompanied by ample salad bar items. Show More Summary

WALL\THERAPY 2015: Surrealism and the Fantastic

Surreal is the way the world is portrayed across all of our devices today. It may be the shrinking staff and budgets of newsrooms who are veering ever closer to the sensational, or simply the yellow journalism and the PR-planted hyperbole that is rushing to fill the vacuum, but the presentation of our own world is becoming outlandish. Show More Summary

8 Truths About NYC Real Estate Brokers: Beware!

Think your NYC broker is working for you? Think again. You're not in Kansas anymore. Lord knows I've had more than my fair share of broker-induced real-estate headaches. It's a dirty business, and if you don't know how to look out for...Show More Summary

AVP Pro Volleyball Takes NYC

With the Freedom Tower sparkling in the background like a lighthouse and the Henry Hudson shimmering in the sun, the world's best beach volleyball players brought the spirit of Southern California to Manhattan as the AVP Kingston New York City Open concluded last weekend at Hudson River Park's Pier 26. Show More Summary

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