Just let me set the scene: toes in the sand, hand-in-hand with your beloved, and 20 of your nearest and dearest to bear witness. It's exactly what happened when these two New Yorkers escaped the winter cold for a destination adventure at the Dreams Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta. Of course, they brought the amazing Megan W…
Tunnel Vision visualizes a trove of data sets to reveal stories about the Big Apple's transportation, population, and neighborhoods using computer vision. If you're a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. Show More Summary
The world’s oldest man, who you may be surprised to hear is actually a New Yorker, has been named the oldest man alive, according to the Guinness World of Records. At the age of 111, Dr. Alexander Imich, may be the oldest living man in the record books but he isn’t the oldest person in
I first met Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, in the nineteen-eighties, when he was a junior member of the Iranian delegation at the United Nations. This week’s issue of The New Yorker includes a Profile based on twenty-five years of conversations with him, including four in Tehran and New York since last September. Show More Summary
Mayor de Blasio recently created a newly-formed Office of Workforce Development as well as the “New Yorkers for Jobs” task force.
New Yorkers might shell out upwards of $150 for a teenager's tasting menu, but for those of us who aren't made of money, there's still plenty of affordable grub to be found, with a few meals out there that'll even cost you less than a $10 latte. Show More Summary
Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh is causing New Yorkers to pinch their noses at his admission that he never washes his jeans.
"How did we get so busy?" the New Yorker asks. Let's define busy. And, while we're at it, let's define we, too.
"France Bans Work E-mail After 6pm." This headline, from Newser, shot around the world last month, earning the usual sneers from American and English pundits about the lazy French and their ridiculously worker-coddling laws like a 35-hour workweek and several weeks of vacation a year. Turns out it was misreported and became... More »
Guinness World Records announced that 111-year-old Dr. Alexander Imich, who has lived alone in Manhattan since his wife passed away in 1986, is the new record holder.
New Yorkers looking to get their bodies beach-ready now have a new place to work out - a waterfront outdoor gym on the Lower East Side. The colorful fitness center features 12 exercise machines (some that can be used by two people at once), faces the East
Although it may be hard to believe, thousands of New Yorkers who have lived in the city for years have never been to Ellis Island, or seen a Broadway show, or visited the Top of the Rock. But why should it have become uncool to do touristy things, whether you live in New York or [...]
As you may know, Yasiel Puig, the exuberant right fielder of the Los Angeles Dodgers, likes to celebrate home runs (and sometimes triples) by flipping his bat and trotting out of the batters box. Of course, this being baseball, to some people this is a desecration of the game and a full-scale assault on all decency and morality. […]
The New York Times browsed the Tom Wolfe archive at the New York Public Library. The New Yorker examined the depths of Bob Dylan fandom. Bookforum interviewed author Stacey D'Erasmo. Low's Alan Sparhawk talked to the Chronicle Herald. Gawker interviewed...
There's a core American value that if you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to provide for your family and live a decent life. Today, for three million working New Yorkers, that's simply no longer true. New York State should be a national leader in the fight to restore the ability of low-wage workers to support their families. Show More Summary
This post is sponsored by Siemens. New York thrives on electricity. It takes a lot of energy to keep the lights on in the city that never sleeps. How does all that power get to the greater New York metropolitan area? The old way of doing things was to cram large smoke-stacked power plants among all the skyscrapers. Show More Summary
Categories: Quickies On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. I Don’t Want to be Right – A New Yorker piece on why incorrect beliefs persist. The Last King of the American Middlebrow...Show More Summary
Since taking office as attorney general nearly four years ago, I have made it my priority to ensure that the law applies equally to everyone, not just the rich and powerful. That is the definition of equal justice under law: everyone gets a fair shot, everyone pays their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. Show More Summary
Originally published on Gas2. Three adopted New Yorkers have designed a foldable electric bicycle designed to be a simple, affordable, and compact transportation solution. While your definition of “affordable” may vary, you can’t deny...Show More Summary
Not very often do you read something online that gives you the chills. Today, I read two such things. The first came from former Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, New Yorker and now Awl writer John Herrman, who wrote about the brutality of the mobile social (or for sake of discussion ‘fourth’) Internet: “Metafilter came from two or three internets ago, when a website’s core… Read More