The Department of Transportation is planning to widen overflowing sidewalks on 7th Avenue between Penn Station and Grand Central by next spring, according to a presentation [PDF] made Tuesday to Manhattan's Community Board 5 transportation committee. DOT believes the redesign will improve conditions for pedestrians in one of the city's most congested corridors. [ more › ]
It's an age-old dilemma: is a moment in the white hot spotlight of viral fame worth the risk of infection from licking stuff on mass transit? The answer is a resounding yup for this adventurous tourist, who took a page out of the Bart Simpson playbook and licked a pole on a dare while on vacation in New Jersey and NYC. Show More Summary
As season two of Twin Peaks was airing on ABC in 1991, David Lynch and the City of New York released an eerie (and evergreen!) PSA from the director, which addressed NYC's rat and trash problems. The piece, part of the "We Care About New York" series, also featured the work of Lynch's trusted Director of Photography, Frederick Elmes (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet). [ more › ]
Like many people who either weren't born yet or can't remember the early '90s, I knew about Twin Peaks before I had any idea what Twin Peaks really was. Although it was only on TV for two thoroughly-bizarre seasons, the show trickled...Show More Summary
When a train breaks down, some choose to revisit DMX's catalogue or impotently rage at the transit gods. But for Mitch Katz, a partner at CA Wealth Management, it was an opportunity to prove that the old Bagel Bites jingle is still the most accurate song ever written: you really can have pizza anytime. [ more › ]
A few independent filmmakers at Film Spektakel spent ten days in NYC last year, collecting footage for a high-speed timelapse, which they've just released. The three-minute final cut is part of their "A Taste Of" series, which attempts to capture the essence of cities all over the world. Show More Summary
The Internet is nothing if not filled with artistically-inclined dogs, whether it's the dog who paints to raise awareness of gas chambers or the blind dog who rocks a beret like no other. But we've spent so much time expecting masterpieces...Show More Summary
As prophesied by Taylor Swift and Mark Wahlberg, the real monsters in this world are trees. They wield their pollen against us, knowing humans are powerless against itchy eyes and dripping mucus, and that one day they WILL avenge The Giving Tree. One. Day. [ more › ]
In the 1980s, photographer Steven Siegel was filming footage for what's been referred to as a "city symphony," a film genre Alex Barrett of the Guardian once described as "a poetic, experimental documentary that presents a portrait of...Show More Summary
We just passed the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Ya know, that milestone that Trump either believes is the most “phony,” meaningless marker (as he’s been saying for weeks now), or, an incredibly important measure of his accomplishments (as he’s been saying for weeks now). Show More Summary
During a performance at Terminal 5 on Sunday night, buzzy rapper and all-around showman Travis Scott encouraged fans to jump from the balconies, which they did, because there are no fans on Earth quite as wild as Travis Scott fans. [ more › ]
It's may be hard to imagine now, but there was once a time when New York was a tranquil place, an island of lush greenery and singing birds and majestic mountain lions sipping out of clear freshwater ponds. That foreign-sounding land...Show More Summary
It shows three pairs of strangers who have polar-opposite viewpoints.
Toast hopes to start production by July 4.
Two YouTubers finally cast McDonald’s mascot as Pennywise.
Pret A Manger—Manhattan's de facto lunch spot and frog mausoleum—previously only offered buzzes of the caffeine variety, but a forthcoming location at Penn Station will take it to the next level by getting you drunk. The boozy Power Lunch just isn't what it used to be. [ more › ]
Anneke Lucas, 56, a Brooklyn-based survivor of child sex trafficking and advocate for victims, launched a petition in January urging New York to mandate informational signage about human trafficking in all New York hotels and motels....Show More Summary
It's almost Tax Day in America, which means that citizens across our great nation are doing everything they can to not be hit with a devastating Write-off by Irwin R. Schyster. It also means that President Trump's taxes are in the news again. Show More Summary
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that "rich" men will only date "hot" women. Once a man hits a certain tax bracket, he no longer needs to "impress" a woman, or "pay attention" to the things she says, or "learn" her first name....Show More Summary
In the thirteen years since the Friends crew moved to the suburbs, there have been Central Perk pop-ups, misguided late night reunions, Netflix binges, miniatures, sex lists, and off-brand Lego sets. But as far as we know there has never been a Friends MUSICAL, which is nuts considering how easy it is to incorporate the characters' names into songs. Show More Summary