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"Boulevard Of Death" Will Get Protected Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Walkway

The stretch of road in Queens where 38 New Yorkers were killed and 448 more were injured from 2003 to 2013 is getting a protected bike lane and a dedicated pedestrian walkway. [ more › ]

Dear Diary: Sarah Manguso Reviewed at The New Yorker

At The New Yorker, Alice Gregory writes about poet and essayist Sarah Manguso, and her newest work, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, in which Manguso confronts the “dark matter”–the 8,000-page diary that she has kept for twenty-five years. “I envisioned a book without a single quote, a book about pure states of being,” quotes […]

Health care professionals charged in 'Medicaid mill' scam

4 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Thousands of needy New Yorkers were conned into taking part in fraudulent medical tests — all for the promise of free shoes.

Projection Napping

Digital studio Dawn of Man recently treated New Yorkers to silly sights of sleeping giants. Its Projection Napping project showed videos of gigantic people trying to rest within the confines of the city’s walls.

Watch these single New Yorkers read the last text they ever received from an ex

Ending a relationship can be awkward, and comedy group Eva and Mel perfectly captured this by having single New Yorkers read the last text they received from an ex. Try not to cringe while hearing these embarrassing exchanges.  Video courtesy Eva & Mel Follow Eva & Mel: On Facebook Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

After the Party

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The New Yorker has an excerpt of the fourth volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle. Throughout our childhood we three had sat chatting, that was what I was used to, but this was the first time we had done it without Dad living in the house, and the difference was immense. Show More Summary

The Great Human vs. Animal War Has Begun in NYC

New Yorkers have always had to deal with your typical urban pests — roaches, rats, bedbugs — but our city environment largely protects us from the beasts of the wild. Unfortunately, a recent spate of wild animal encounters has convinced me that the great and inevitable animal-human war has launched in... More »

Mary Norris Muses on a Lifetime of Literary Vigilance in ‘Between You & Me’

A copy editor at The New Yorker looks back at her unusual career in a new book that reflects on the subtle mysteries of hyphens, commas, spelling, and many other topics, even profanity in print.

The East Village Fire: Love Saves the Day

In the parochial way of most New Yorkers, I have a few well-trod blocks that I consider my own. I admire them daily, a little in love. Every morning, I walk down East Seventh Street from my apartment, between First and A, to the subway at Astor Place. Show More Summary

St. John’s legend Chris Mullin reportedly returning as coach

22 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Thirty years after leading St. John’s to its last Final Four appearance, Chris Mullin is going h0me. No, really: He’s a native New Yorker with the thick Brooklyn accent to prove it. Now, reportedly coming back as head coach, the school’s all-time leading scorer will be tasked with returning the Red Storm to glory after […]

Jon Bon Jovi Sells His Manhattan Apartment For $37 Million, Makes A Giant Profit

Jon Bon Jovi is $37 million richer today, and one deep-pocketed New Yorker has a rocking pad. The Bon Jovi frontman finally sold his Manhattan penthouse after two years on the market. The giant duplex apartment has five bedroom and five-and-a-half bathrooms, and includes a sprawling terrace. Show More Summary

The Participation Agency Builds Crazy Out-of-Home Campaigns

Specs Who Ruthie Schulder (l.), president; Jessica Resler, creative director What Experiential marketing firm Where New York Even people who don't live in New York know that New Yorkers have no living space. So a few years ago when Ruthie...Show More Summary

That Time New York City Wanted to Put Highways On Top of Its Skyscrapers

Some might say New Yorkers had more money than sense in the Roaring Twenties. Somewhat profoundly, John K. Hencken's idea to build highways on top of skyscrapers in Manhattan required both. Bummer about that stock market crash—otherwise these elevated boulevards might have been built! Emphasis on the might have. Read more...

The Yearning of Artists

Many New Yorkers suffer from a suspicion that they arrived here too late. Once, not so long ago, artists clustered in the Village, living in tiny, cheap apartments that squeezed them out onto the pavement, into theaters and music clubs. Show More Summary

Susan Chira of New York Times and David Remnick of New Yorker join CPJ's board of directors

New York, March 30, 2015--New York Times Deputy Executive Editor Susan Chira and David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker magazine, joined the Committee to Protect Journalists' board of directors, the organization said today....

Famed Casting Director Allison Jones Once Sent Me a Very Funny Email

Today, the New Yorker has an excellent profile of Hollywood casting director Allison Jones, the woman who discovered Jonah Hill and "McLovin," among others. In the article, it becomes clear that Jones, while an extremely funny person, doesn't write as often as her talent should dictate, or as her collaborators might like: Read more...

Lena Dunham’s New Yorker ‘Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?’ quiz isn’t anti-Semitic, it’s just not funny

yesterdayHumor : Laughspin

In an effort to appeal to readers under the age of 106 and to make Passover cool, The New Yorker enlisted the help of Lena Dunham, the 28-year-old writer, actress, author, director, producer, Jewish human and hipster goddess who has found massive success since the debut of Girls on HBO in 2012. Show More Summary

According To The TSA, You May Be A Terrorist If...

We were eager to assist the FBI with their recent push to ensure that New Yorkers remain “vigilant” when it comes to identifying and reporting ISIS “recruits and people who may carry out attacks,” but as we noted when the directive was...Show More Summary

8 Amazing Facts From Judd Apatow’s Favorite Casting Director, Allison Jones

Allison Jones, favorite casting director of Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, is the subject of a profile in the April 6 issue of The New Yorker — just ahead of Feig's new Yahoo sci-fi comedy, Other Space, which Jones cast. Jones has been at the forefront of comedy's new "dude... More »

Shorties (Jonathan Franzen on Climate Change; The Best Albums of 2015 So Far; and more)

Jonathan Franzen wrote about climate change at he New Yorker. MOJO and The 405 listed 2015's best albums so far. The Los Angeles Times interviewed author James Hannaham. Pitchfork loved Sufjan Stevens' new album Carrie & Lowell. Interview magazine interviewed...

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