It's a not-so-best-kept secret that one can find reasonable rents on the Upper East Side—so much so that young people and others in search of almost-affordable housing are forgoing more happening downtown and Brooklyn neighborhoods to live a few blocks from the IRL Cruel Intentions and Gossip Girl kids. Show More Summary
This week, the Film Society at Lincoln Center will kick off ten days of screenings dedicated to John Waters, the beautifully twisted filmmaker responsible for 50 years of trash masterpieces like Pink Flamingos and Hairspray. We sat down...Show More Summary
Almost two years after Hurricane Sandy clobbered NYC, the city has finally made some serious headway into rebuilding the homes that were badly damaged by the storm. Mayor de Blasio announced this morning that the city's "Build It Back"...Show More Summary
Just in time for matsutake season. A broken water pipe has kept Danny Meyer's fine-dining restaurant at MoMA closed since August 18. No one was hurt, but the restaurant unfortunately wasn't able to bounce back as quickly as it had hoped. Show More Summary
Williamsburg's densely packed nightlife scene welcomes a new player this week with the opening of Kilo Bravo on Thursday. Kate Buenaflor, proprietor of Soft Spot opens her new bar on North 10th between Bedford and Driggs—just down the street from her original spot—with business parter Richard DeVore. Show More Summary
Although there’s been no media coverage of this, Rose Windows’ keyboardist David Davila departed from the Sub Pop-signed Seattle psych-folk group about four months ago (on good terms), according to drummer Pat Schowe, whom I spoke to...Show More Summary
Joan Rivers's daughter Melissa Rivers issued a statement about the legendary comedienne's condition today. The younger Rivers said, "On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received. Show More Summary
D.C. United triumphed 2-0 over the New York Red Bulls on the day they commemorated the tenth anniversary of their last MLS Cup win. [ more › ]
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The extremist Islamic State group released a video Tuesday showing the beheading of a man identified as American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff. The killing marks the second American to be executed... To view the full story, click the title link.
Scary statistic: 1 in 5 American children are hungry. Atlanta restaurants are trying to turn that 1 to a 0 by participating in nonprofit Share Our Strength’s No Kids Hungry campaign. From now until September 30, Atlanta restaurants are banding together for Dine Out for No Kid Hungry month. Show More Summary
Sunday, I broke my wrist. I was doing yard work, breaking up some tree limbs, which DeKalb County’s sanitation workers had declined to fetch from an unruly curbside pile I’d made six weeks ago. I thought I found a brilliant shortcut that involved me swinging, like a baseball bat, a too-thick limb against a tree […]
We love passing the time in our gardens and enjoying the food we grow in them, but we'll be honest - we could use a few tips and tricks before we'd ever consider our thumbs to be truly green. Luckily, White Oak Pastures hosts a Seed Workshop this Saturday, September 6, and we can't wait to roll up our sleeves and learn from the pros. Show More Summary
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What a difference a gay guy can make. Surely I wouldn't be the gay man I am today had it not been for the one who made coming out in New York City a little easier for me. He was the bartender who used to splash my Stoli with Canada Dry tonic water in the back bar at Limelight. Show More Summary
Today is the last day to legally swim at Chicago's beaches. After that, you're doing so at your own risk. [ more › ]
A memo to the Fraternal Order of Police warns of a possible federal investigation into police shootings, specifically incidents where an offender's gun was never recovered. [ more › ]
First 1000 customers get a commemorative t-shirt.
The Orange County sheriff's bomb squad was called to a Laguna Niguel home after deputies discovered multiple weapons and military ordnance inside.
New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection.