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
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
Young woman on elevator to friend: I have a date this Thursday with a guy I met on match.com, and I was so excited, but then I remembered Thursday is Grey's Anatomy! I mean, I'm DVRing it, but that's so not the same.–Wall St.Overheard by: krazyhippieLarge 40-something woman: But I'm not gonna be on Maury […]
Student #1: Yo, what’s in Iceland?Student #2: Nigga, what do you think? Ice, obviously!Student #1: Don’t that mean Iceman lives there, then?Student #2: Good question…–High School for Environmental Studies, W 56th St
Young mom, picking daughter’s nose: I see something in there!Little girl turns head an picks own nose: I’ll get it!Young mom, going in again: Don’t pick your nose!–A trainOverheard by: amused
Older, dirty-looking hobo: Hey, spare me some change, all I want tonight is a hooker and some malt liquor.–Ave A & 4th St20-something girl: Seriously! There is nothing better after a stressful day than stealing a car, picking up a hooker, taking her to the beach, fucking her, killing her, getting your money back and […]
NYU boy #1: The French used to be all militaristic, like, back in the time of Napoleon.NYU boy #2: Yeah, but now they’re just all about wine and cheese.NYU boy #1: Yeah… Cheese is good, though.NYU boy #2: True, very true.–Silver Center, NYUOverheard by: Sam
Coffee vendor: That iced coffee will be eight dollars, and the straw will cost you fifty cents extra, ha ha.Cashier: Man, Joe, that coffee's expensive!Coffee vendor: Why'd you gotta say my name, man? What if my baby mama came up in here looking for child support and youse be sayin' my name?!–Westside Market
Southern girl: Is that the Empire State Building?Random guy: Yes.Southern girl: Haha, sorry, we're not from around here.Random guy: I'm from Holland.–Top of the RockOverheard by: David Matthew
If you buy health insurance through the state's insurance exchange, expect to pay more next year. New York's top insurance regulator announced ?that premiums for individuals buying health... To view the full story, click the title l...
One advocacy group supported the premise of Mayor Bill de Blasio's new affordable-housing policy revealed on Friday, but questioned whether the people it will end up benefiting are actually those... To view the full story, click the title link.
New York City has slashed fines collected from small-business owners in half. The reductions fulfill part of a campaign promise made by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who created a Small Business Relief... To view the full story, click the title link.
After a cutthroat competition, the five companies that will receive licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in New York were announced today by the state Department of Health. Licenses have... To view the full story, click the title link.
Goldman Sachs Group’s $1.73 billion deal to sell 149 U.S. hotels to Moody National REIT I Inc., a non-traded real estate investment trust, has collapsed after an increase in funding... To view the full story, click the title link.
A group of local elected officials and development opponents called for further study of two controversial residential buildings proposed for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 during a raucous public... To view the full story, click the title link.
Barclays Plc is cutting 150 employees, including managing directors, at its investment bank globally as the firm shrinks its fixed-income operations, according to a person with knowledge of the... To view the full story, click the title link.
Digital advertising firm Integral Ad Science raised $67 million in its latest round of fundraising, the company announced Friday. The total amount is 26% more than the roughly $50 million it has... To view the full story, click the title link.
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At last night's U2 show at Madison Square Garden, Bono took the time to thank the firefighters from Engine 44 who helped him when he fell off his bike in Central Park last year. He also thanked Alyssa from D.C., who got them there that day by calling 911. Show More Summary
The NY State Department of Health announced the five companies that were given medical marijuana licenses. One of the companies will be manufacturing in Queens, with a dispensary in Manhattan, while three other companies will have dispensaries in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. [ more › ]