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Heidi Klum Sizzles on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

She loves a good publicity opportunity and last night (May 21) Heidi Klum stepped out at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Clad in a striking cream minidress, the “Project Runway” stunner was in the house for an appearance on “Late...Show More Summary

See What Times Square And Wall Street Looked Like 100 Years Ago

See what places like Times Square or Wall Street looked like 100 years ago. Software engineer Dan Vanderkam has embedded a collection of historical photos from the New York Public Library into an awesome interactive map of old New York. If you're a history nerd, or you just love New York, prepare to waste your entire afternoon (or weekend) on this site. Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Explains The Series Finale

Did you watch the "Mad Men" finale on Sunday? Were you confused? Do you have theories of what happened to Don, Peggy and the rest of the gang? In an interview with novelist A.M. Homes on Wednesday at the New York Public Library, series creator Matthew Weiner cleared up most everything fans were left wondering about. 1. Show More Summary

Read Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Emails Right Here

Since the State Department’s taking its time making public information public, The New York Times just released about a third of Hillary Clinton’s private, Benghazi-related emails. Read up because it’s transparency America’s been denied — plus it’s just fun to read politicians’ private correspondence. More »      

6 points: Eva Moskowitz thinks your child deserves a better school

Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City, is one of the most controversial — and successful — figures in public education reform. She met Thursday with the Tribune Editorial Board. Here are six points she made:

Curbed NY: The 22 Best New Public Art Pieces to See in NYC This Summer

Photo by Scott Lynch Great public art is a year-round given in New York City, but it's during the late spring and early summer that creators and curators really seem to break out the big guns. Site-specific spectacles and festivals,...

Suspicious package found at Grand Central Terminal

Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the lower level of New York City's Grand Central Terminal and have closed the area to the public. Metropolitan Transportation Authority... To view the full story, click the title link.

Are podcasts the new path to diversifying public radio?

Late last month at the first-ever podcast upfront in New York City, NPR unveiled a study showing that nearly 33 percent of its podcast audience is comprised of people of color. This is significant in light of public radio’s long struggle with trying to reach more diverse audiences, particularly African American, Latino, and Asian American listeners. While NPR is touting...

Public Art: MacArthur Park Lake Will Be Filled With Thousands of Giant, Colorful Balls This Summer

This summer, MacArthur Park Lake will be filled with about 7,000 enormous, handpainted, inflatable spheres in a "one-of-a-kind floating artwork." The project comes from Portraits of Hope, which has also covered New York taxis and Los Angeles lifeguard towers...

The Plan to Save Public Housing

It's De Blasio's New York, but can he keep it affordable?

Predictions: What Facebook's Foray into Publishing Means for Advertisers

Last week, Facebook took a major leap into the world of publishing, partnering with BuzzFeed, The New York Times, National Geographic and six other publications. Facebook is transforming (at least in small part) from a social directory for in-depth articles into a destination for them. Show More Summary

Family Of Man Shot By Cop In Brooklyn Stairwell Sues NYPD & Housing Authority

The mother of Akai Gurley's child filed a wrongful death lawsuit today against the Police Department, NYCHA, and the two officers who were patrolling the dark stairwell of an East New York public housing development on November 20th, 2014, when, without warning, one fatally shot him. [ more › ]

The end of hasbara? ‘NYT’ readers question US support for apartheid

New York Times readers overwhelmingly fault Israeli apartheid and US support for it in the top readers' comments on an article about segregated bus lines to the West Bank. Is this the end of hasbara? Certainly public consciousness has changed

Anti-NSA Activists Recorded Public Conversations and Posted Them Online

Image from the We Are Always Listening website. An anonymous group of activists in New York surrepticiously placed tape recorders around the city and posted the recordings online, on a site called We Are Always Listening. The recordings feature conversations between unassuming subjects in public places like the park, restaurants and cafes. Show More Summary

Matthew Weiner Opens Up About What That Don Draper Hug—and That Coke Ad—Really Meant

Yesterday, Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner—who is often loath to unpack the meaning of his work—took time to unpack the meaning of the show’s hotly debated finale. In a conversation with novelist A.M. Homes at New York Public Library, Weiner dug into Peggy and Stan, Joan’s evolution into a single-mother feminist, and more. Show More Summary

Old New York, Mapped

The New York Public Library’s massive collection of historical city photography has been mapped: This site provides an alternative way of browsing the NYPL’s incredible Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s collection. Its goal is to help you discover the history behind the places you see every day. And, if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll […]

Why Public Pensions Matter to Us All

Recently the office of Scott Stringer, New York City's Comptroller, released a widely-covered report confirming what many in the pension world have been realizing: high-priced investments in hedge funds and private equity have not only failed to beat the market, they have cost the city pension funds billions. Show More Summary

4 Ways Elevators Will Get Totally Insane In 2016

The company behind 1 WTC's super-fast elevators tells us about the Star Trek elevators that will be coming as soon as next year. On May 29, the One World Trade Center Observatory in New York will open up to the public. To get passengers...Show More Summary

Matthew Weiner Shares His Passionate Feelings About That Coke Ad

Last night Matthew Weiner discussed Mad Men with writer A.M. Homes at the New York Public Library. The 90-minute talk included Weiner's explanation of the entire series, as well as the finale. Weiner claimed this was the only talk he'd do after the finale: "I’m doing one talk. Show More Summary

Mapping photos of old NYC

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OldNYC offers a map view of old photos of New York City, drawn from the collection at the New York Public Library. This is fantastic, like a historical Google Street View. For instance, there used to be a huge theater on the corner of...Show More Summary

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