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
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 › ]
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
Overcharging customers $0.50 might not seem like a huge deal, but when the lower price was circulated in an advertisement, well, that constitutes false advertising. Such was the case for Walmart stores in New York recently. New YorkShow More Summary
That's not the magazine's description, that's the musician's description of how he thinks some straight people see him. God, I love Perfume Genius; it's exciting to see him getting some love in The New Yorker. We've been giving him love in The Stranger for years. Show More Summary
If you're a New Yorker who's into Donald Trump's preferred big and shiny aesthetic, this may be a sad moment for you. The lender in Trump Soho, the hotel Trump unveiled on his show The Apprentice, has decided to foreclose on the property,...Show More Summary
Our Bad Media Fareed Zakaria ripped material from The New Yorker, The Economist, the Associated Press and other outlets for his CNN show “GPS,” the sphynxlike media critics @blippoblappo and @crushingbort write in their latest set of...Show More Summary
This fellow (mostly) delights New Yorkers by high-fiving them as they hail taxis.
The Pace Prints gallery collaborates with the artist on a new series, based on his Guggenheim Museum installation. Last summer New Yorkers escaped the heat by retreating to the Guggenheim Museum, where a large-scale light installation by James Turrell, titled "Aten Reign," enveloped the museum's famous window-topped atrium in a soothing embrace. Read Full Story
You'll get that ride eventually.
Never underestimate the positive power of an unexpected high-five. Brooklyn, New York, resident Meir Kalmanson, an actor and filmmaker, prides himself on being able to brighten the lives of the people around him -- even if he doesn't know them personally. Show More Summary
1. What's the matter with Andrew Cuomo? By now I assume New Yorker editor David Remnick has assigned someone to do a profile of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is fast becoming the Howard Hughes of big-time politicians. But just in case he hasn't, here's a reminder for him or any other smart editor why it's time to take...
Chances are, if you are walking slowly in Manhattan, you are a tourist.
The terminally ill Australian polymath Clive James, 74 and a longtime contributor to Slate, has written the kind of poem that will bring your day to a standstill. “Japanese Maple” appears in the Sept. 15 issue of The New Yorker and it...Show More Summary
On a busy Manhattan thoroughfare, the artist Andy Golub painted the bodies of nude models. Passing New Yorkers tried not to gawk.
Thousands of New Yorkers hustle all over the city, never noticing the sights, sounds or other people around them. Take a second look and you might find you've missed something important. Every human being is a part of their environment, especially when it comes to the models in artist Trina Merry's series, New York City Camouflage. Show More Summary
According to new data released this week, New Yorkers are back to smoking in record numbers. Read more...
When the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck began to roam the streets of Manhattan with offerings like the “Salty Pimp” and the “Bea Arthur,” New Yorkers rejoiced. In fact, they loved their big gay ice cream so much that the roaming camp-mobile has opened up two brick and mortars. Now you can reliably get your […]
Thousands of pedestrians every day are left hanging with their arms outstretched. They're usually just trying to hail a cab, but this friendly bro doesn't care at all. Instead, he sees a potential high five, and seizes the opportunity. The...Show More Summary
As an author and a contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, Ian Buruma has repeatedly returned to topics that ceaselessly fascinate him: war, violence, art, religion, often all at once. In Theater of Cruelty.....