Visit to marble cemeteries in East Village gives a glimpse into past
There are two marble cemeteries in the East Village, the New York Marble and the New York City Marble. They have nothing to do with each other, but they’re both very old and almost always locked to the public, except for a few weekends each year.
All aboard the Floating Library at Hudson Pier
Until October 3, aboard the Lilac Steamship docked at the Hudson’s Pier 25, you will find the Floating Library. The creators call it “a space for critical cultural production by pushing boundaries under the open skies that are conducive to fearless dreaming.”
Characters abound at Donohue's Steak House on Lexington Avenue
Donohue’s Steak House still decorates its dining room with high, dark booths and red tablecloths, crackled paintings of tumultuous seas on wood-paneled walls, and a chalkboard loaded with specials from the Eisenhower era: Broiled Boston Scrod, Yankee Pot Roast, Meatloaf.
Leo's Laticinni, an eatery built on respect — and good food
This is my introduction to Irene DeBenedittis of Leo’s Laticcini, also known as Mama’s of Corona. Irene makes the mozzarella and her sister Marie does the cooking—turkey with gravy, roast pork, manicotti, you name it. “I don’t use recipes,” says Marie. “I just go on instinct.”
Tapping into the pulse of the New York City at Smalls Jazz Club
On a recent summer night I wandered past Smalls jazz club on West 10th Street in the Village. The Maine coon cat reclining on the doorstep caught my attention, and the chalkboard announcement of “Tap Jam” held it. The cat is called Minnow and the Tap Jam is not to be missed.
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Revolution and Red Bulls wrap up East Finals Saturday
New England hosts the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Finals at Gillette Stadium Saturday (3 p.m., NBCSN) and by virtue of its 2-1 win at Red Bull Arena last Sunday, the Revs can advance to the MLS Cup on Dec. 7 with either a win, draw or 1-0 loss. The Red Bulls clearly have their work cut out for them but it’s tough to overlook a squad led by midfielder Thierry Henry...
Michael Vick puts Jets' struggles in perspective, gives back
Amidst a lot of speculation and second-guessing in New York regarding the Jets' quarterback situation, Michael Vick provided not just a dose of reality on Wednesday but a whole heaping of perspective. Despite the turmoil around the team, Vick's actions are a reminder of the things that are truly important in this world, and it has nothing to do with being a starter, or even...
Eagles stuff Cowboys in Thanksgiving feast
We've seen them do it time and time again against the NFL's bottom feeders. But Thursday night, in front of a huge national Thanksgiving audience, the Eagles dismantled the Cowboys and took sole possession of first place in the NFC East in a 33-10 victory. In a game with enough positives to write a novel of analysis, here are the three main reasons the Bird beat the Boys at...
PHOTOS: The week in pictures, November 28
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. makes a stunning catc, protests erupt in Furguson, Missouri after the grand jury's decision to not charge police officer Darren Wilson with the killing of Michael Brown, Lady Gaga wears a crazy costume to a party in Paris and more.
#TheWord: Arrived, the Star Wars trailer has
It's happening, "Star Wars" fans. It's really happening. Starting today and continuing through the holiday weekend, Lucasfilm and Disney are debuting an 88-second teaser trailer for "Star Wars: the Force Awakens" at 30 select venues across the country. And you don't even have to worry about buying a ticket to something you don't want to see, as the trailer will be playing...
PHOTOS: Aniston goes 'back to bad', but did she ever leave?
Jennifer Aniston has let the bad girl out in her latest movie, "Horrible Bosses 2." If you think this is the first time Aniston gets naughty in front of the camera, you should be reminded of her sexy photoshoots with GQ magazine and role as Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S. in the first Horrible Bosses.
PHOTOS: A throwback to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the 1970s and 1980s
Since Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday, there's no better way to honor everyone's favorite weekly hashtag #ThrowbackThursday than to show what the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was like years ago. Sit back and enjoy these archived photos of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from the 1970s and 1980s.
VIDEO: These Thanksgiving fails will ease your holiday stress
Thanksgiving is here and there's a good chance you're ready to get in the kitchen to prepare a feast for your family. Cooking a meal for so many people can be a daunting task that could lead unexpected disasters. The good people over at Fail Factory created this hilarious video of people struggling to get their meals prepared on turkey day. When you're thinking about all the...
Smoking rate drops to lowest ever recorded among U.S. adults
The smoking rate for adults has seen a massive drop since 2005, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control. Among U.S. adults, the rate of smokers fell from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013, new data published the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Wednesday. That's a nearly 15 percent drop in smokers, the lowest it's ever been since the...
Weather conditions could make holiday travel a disaster
If you're planning on traveling for Thanksgiving holiday, the weather conditions across the country may cause you to miss out on that home-cooked meal. According to weather.com, Winter Storm Cato plans to wreak havoc along the Eastern Seaboard causing all kinds of headaches for travellers on the east coast including New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. New York:...
Alfonso Ribeiro wins 'Dancing with the Stars'
Did we tell you, or did we tell you! Alfonso Ribeiro fulfilled our reality TV winner predictions, and won it all last night with partner Whitney Carson on "Dancing with the Stars." Coming in second was Sadie Robertson and partner Mark Ballas, while third place went to "Pretty Little Liars" star Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. After his big win, Ribeiro tweeted "This...
Disc Jockey: Orson Welles' 'F for Fake' has fast cutting for 1973
‘F for Fake’ The Criterion Collection $39.95 Starting in the 1950s, Orson Welles had a habit of starting movies he couldn’t finish. Hollywood wouldn’t have him, and what money he acquired tended to be found piecemeal, sometimes from dodgy sources. One reason he was able to complete 1973’s sorta-doc/cine-essay/whatzit “F for Fake” is because it didn’t require him to shoot much....
My NYC: Union Square with actress Celia Keenan-Bolger
If you don’t know her name already, it should be on your radar: Celia Keenan-Bolger is a three-time Tony Award nominee who’s now starring in Lincoln Center Theater’s “The Oldest Boy.” Despite spending a heck of a lot of time in Midtown heeding the siren call of the stage, she’s really a Downtown girl at heart. Currently, she lives near Union Square — in fact, she’s only ever...
PHOTO: Wildlife photographer catches owl taking a selfie
It appears that owls love a selfie, too. Megan Lorenz took this shot of a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) staring at a GoPro camera during a visit to Cape Coral, Florida. Her picture was a winner in the Backyard Habitat Category in U.S. conservation group National Wildlife Federation’s annual photo competition . Metro talked briefly with Megan to learn about how she came...
Red Sox trade options: Cespedes, Middlebrooks, Swihart, Betts
The first moves in what are sure to be many this offseason have taken place with the Red Sox signing free agents Pablo Sandoval to play third base and Hanley Ramirez likely to play left field. Clearly, these additions have improved the Red Sox’ lineup, but what they have also done is create an overload of players at certain positions, notably the outfield, and with clear needs...
Aggressive Red Sox could target Phillies' ace Cole Hamels
Those precious prospects. Teams are reluctant to trade the blue chippers. But the reality is that few of those ballyhooed kids pan out. Check out the Boston Red Sox. Over the last few years third baseman Will Middlebrooks and shortstop Xander Bogaerts were untouchables. The Sox wouldn’t deal the bandied about kids and well, it doesn’t appear to be working out in the Hub for...
Bruins rookie David Pastrnak adjusting well to NHL play
He only played 7:53, 10 shifts, in his NHL debut but Bruins rookie forward David Pastrnak has already left his mark. By appearing in Boston’s 3-2 overtime loss against Pittsburgh on Monday at TD Garden, he became the youngest player to compete in the league so far this season. The Bruins’ first-round pick (25th overall) from the Czech Republic was born on May 25, 1996, which...
3 creative Thanksgiving leftover dishes
Most of us will wake up Friday morning with a fridge full of leftovers that’ll last all weekend long. But after a day or two of reheated turkey and old mashed potatoes, holiday leftovers start to lose their appeal. We’ve asked Nick Evans, food blogger and author of Love Your Leftovers, to share his favorite ways to reinvent the remains of Thanksgiving dinner. According to him,...
Thanksgiving Sucks: A Metro editor shares his distaste for turkey day
My first Thanksgiving in New York City was what some would call a shit-storm. Not only was I sick with some sort of horrible mutated flu, but also the East Coast was in the beginnings of the “Polar Vortex”. My first thanksgiving in the big apple, thousands of miles away from home, was spent being sick and cold, like some sort of peasant during the French revolution. This...
INFO: Find which airports have delays with this helpful tool
The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. With Winter Storm Cato quickly taking over the East Coast, several flights have been delayed and cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. Luckily, you don't need to call your airport or airline to find out if there will be delays and cancellations. FlghtAware, a website dedicated to tracking flight data...
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This Week in Health: Kissing transfers 80 million bacteria
Kissing transfers 80 million bacteria Location of study: The Netherlands Study subjects: 21 couples Results: Before you pucker up, keep this in mind: Smooching for 10 seconds can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria. In a recent study, researchers questioned 21 couples about their kissing behavior and frequency of intimate kissing. From there, oral swab samples revealed...