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New Yorkers lean towards Scottish freedom

Every Scotsman or woman — and many New Yorkers — are riveted by the possibly that their nation could become independent for the first time in 300 years.

Dyson Just Crowned This Smart Cart as the Year's Best American Invention

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Dyson is renowned as much for its inventions as the way it makes them—a process The New Yorker once described as "a second industrial revolution." That's why the James Dyson Foundation was created: To foster and promote young inventors. Show More Summary

Stunning Photos Of Humpback Whale Off Rockaway

  On September 4th, Mike Busch was on a private boat off the coast of Rockaway, "within view of the NYC skyline," and he captured some amazing photos of a humpback whale (perhaps the same whale New Yorkers spotted the week before). [ more › ]

New Yorkers Line Up For Pop-Up Central Perk Cafe On Friends 20th Anniversary

6 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Friends and at this writing hundreds are lined up in the West Village to enter a pop-up version of the show's Central Perk coffee house where they can sip from those "stupid big...Show More Summary

Slavery in Mauritania Is Alive and Well, Thanks In No Small Part to Islamic Apologists

If you never cottoned to the hysterical antics of Pastor Terry Jones, his fellow book-burner Biram Dah Abeid might be more to your liking.The New Yorker has a profile of Abeid, one of Africa's foremost anti-slavery campaigners. He is a Muslim -- as are his biggest enemies, the slavers.

NYC's a test of faith on 'Breaking Amish'

On this season of “Breaking Amish,” a woman will decide whether to abandon her upbringing, her family and value system to become a New Yorker.

Mary Lambert Returns to the SubCulture's Second Annual PianoFest This Saturday in NYC

8 hours agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

Attention New Yorkers: don't miss out on two chances to see Mary Lambert at SubCulture this Saturday! Contributor: Rebekah Allen read more

Colin Quinn Talks New 'SNL' Cast Members, New York City And Being A Cultural Anthropologist

As a former "Weekend Update" anchor, Colin Quinn is one of the few people who knows what's in store for new hire Michael Che. Of course, he has nothing but jokes for him. Quinn, a lifelong New Yorker who is now bringing some authenticity...Show More Summary

Real New Yorkers Don't Give a Damn About Fashion

In the trenches at #NYFW. Photo by Miyako Bellizi New York Fashion Week is like an alien invasion of the rich, hungry, and pseudo-famous. Twice a year, herds of exasperated designers, teenage models, and D-List celebrities decamp from their artfully frayed pods and launch an incursion on the rooftop bars and hotel lobbies of downtown Manhattan. Show More Summary

6 Reasons The Mindy Project’s Danny Castellano Is TV’s Best New Yorker

Thank you, Mindy Kaling, for the gift that is Danny Castellano. In an age where every New Yorker on TV is a hot-dog-eating cartoon — plastic housewives, greased-up sleazeballs, gum-snapping Mafia girlfriends — The Mindy Project’s Danny feels like a real person. A fast-talking, smooth-dancing, undershirt-wearing mama’s boy from Staten... More »

New Yorker indicted for trying to aid I.S. in planning to kill U.S. soldiers.

A New York man who was arrested in May was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for allegedly trying to aid the terrorist group Islamic State and planning to kill returning U.S. soldiers. Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester was charged...Show More Summary

City to audit Verizon's FiOS rollout

Many New Yorkers have been losing patience waiting for Verizon to connect them to its FiOS service. Now the de Blasio administration has lost patience, too. In a letter sent Wednesday morning, the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Prankster Makes People Believe He's The Humans Of New York Guy

Brandon Stanton started his photoblog Humans of New York in 2010, and it has reached insane levels of popularity since. He even released a book last year, with another on the way this October. It's safe to say many New Yorkers recognize...Show More Summary

Turns Out New Yorkers Aren’t the Rudest Drivers After All

12 hours agoNews : NewsFeed

"Massholes" are the fifth rudest drivers in the U.S., according to a new survey

Four New Yorkers get $625G richer with 'genius grants'

Four high achievers who live or work in New York are $625,000 richer today — and not because they hit the lottery. They’re among the 21 recipients of the distinguished fellowships — aka 'genius grants' — that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awards annually.

Q&A with Robbe-Grillet-translator

At The New Yorker's Page-Turner weblog Elisabeth Zerofsky has a Q & A with 'D.E. Brooke', the pseudonymous translator of Alain Robbe-Grillet's A Sentimental Novel, about Translating a Novel of Sadism. Oddly, while I have no problemsShow More Summary

UN chief will join massive climate-control protest in NYC

Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation made the age of extreme weather impossible for New Yorkers to ignore, our city is about to host the largest mass protest around global warming in history.

New York Film Festival 2014 #1: Starting With A Bang

I love the New York Film Festival. Unlike most film festivals which seem to be about the market or the industry or the press, the New York Film Festival is really and truly for New Yorkers. If -- like me -- you can't afford to go toShow More Summary

Manhattan Apartment Scammers Accused Of Stealing $600K From Prospective Renters

Fake rental apartment scams have been plaguing New Yorkers since the dawn of time, and today the Manhattan District Attorney's office indicted two men for allegedly scamming prospective renters out of $600,000. [ more › ]

Alarmed at Increase in Smoking, New York Regulators Resist a Much Safer Alternative

yesterdayNews : Reason

The share of adult New Yorkers who smoke cigarettes, which fell from 21.5 percent in 2002 to a low of 14 percent in 2010, continues to rise, reaching 16.1 percent last year, according to survey data released yesterday. The New York City...Show More Summary

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