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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U.S. transfers New Bedford Marine murder suspect to Philippine base
The United States has transferred a Marine from New Bedford suspected of the murder of a transgender Filipino to a Philippine military base under U.S. guard, the head of the Philippine armed forces said, in line with a legal agreement between the two countries. U.S. Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is accused of murdering Jeffrey Laude, who also goes by the name...
Clarke proposes moving prison funds to lot-cleaning re-entry programs
A bill introduced by City Council President Darrell Clarke seeks to transfer $500,000 from the Philadelphia Prisons System budget to programs that could hire citizens returning from incarceration to provide landscaping and cleaning services on vacant, abandoned lots. Clarke says that the move could ultimately reduce the Philadelphia prison population. "We want to increase...
3 reasons you're making bad food decisions
Food cravings – and not just the pickles-and-ice-cream pregnancy kind – show how little control we feel sometimes when it comes to food. We rounded up three new studies that looked at some factors that could be warping our eating habits. 1. Dip in blood sugar Craving pizza or planning a snack binge? A University of Washington study of identical twins raised together (to...
Trimming your nails too much is as harmful as biting them
Clean and well-groomed hands are essential to a polished look, but trimming nails too frequently or into the wrong shape could actually lead to serious health conditions, according to a new study. “It is remarkable what some people are willing to do to make their nails look good, and it is in this context that I decided to look at what we really know about nails,” explains...
Shia LaBeouf is a cannibal in this epic music video
You could be cheap and trendy this Halloween and go as Shia LaBeouf, "I Am Not Famous Anymore" performance artist. You could pay bloody tribute to "The Walking Dead" and go as a zombie — or, even more timely, as a man-eater from Terminus. But if you're really clever, you could go for the best of both worlds and dress up as Shia LaBeouf: Cannibal. For complete inspiration, you...
Boldface October 22
Jeweler/party thrower Henri David was planning his 46th Halloween Ball when he heard that longtime friend Stevie Nicks and the rest of Fleetwood Mac would stop at his Pine Street store (named Halloween) for a shopping spree before their show at Wells Fargo Center. “Christine McVie had never been here,” says David. “During their four-hour shopping fest, Stevie held her hand and...
Street vendors, jazz coming to La Marqueta this fall
Award-winning street food will be coming to East Harlem’s La Marqueta this fall. Winners and finalists of the Vendy Awards street food competitions will serve food in the historic market, located under the Metro North tracks at 116th Street for five Sundays in a row, starting Oct. 26. There will also be live jazz performances and Brooklyn Brewery beer. The event is created in...
After questionable arrest, subway performers demand officers learn transit rules
Sounds of protest songs and beatboxing filled the Metropolitan Avenue G subway station Tuesday afternoon as subway performers rallied against the recent arrest of Andrew Kalleen. Kalleen, 30, was playing in the same station on Saturday when an officer told he could not perform without a permit, and told him to leave the station. Kalleen, who was playing an acoustic guitar,...
Why 'gambling' at daily fantasy sites DraftKings, FanDuel is legal
We’re living in the golden age of fantasy sports and companies like DraftKings, based in Boston, and FanDuel are reaping the benefits. The relatively new companies target a specific segment of fantasy sports players, those who want action each and every day. For instance, in regular fantasy baseball leagues, owners draft their teams prior to the start of the season and the...
Anorexia and bulimia fix? Biological link to appetite found
Eating disorders could soon join the growing number of mental illnesses that have a biological link. New research shows that a protein produced by some intestinal bacteria could be the source of disordered eating, from anorexia to bulimia. Eating disorders are estimated to affect about 15-20 percent of the general population, and evidence is growing to show that eating...
Review: 'John Wick' lets Angry Keanu shoot everyone in the head
‘John Wick’ Director: Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist Rating: R 4 (out of 5) Globes We’re a culture that loves black and white, “moral clarity,” straight-shooting. There may be the temptation to pigeonhole “John Wick,” Keanu Reeves’ return to full-time gunplay: Is it an action film or send-up of same? But we should entertain complexity, even embracing...
13 things to do in NYC this week, Oct. 23-29
The Brisket Sessions: Seth Meyers Thursday, 6 p.m. Hill Country Brooklyn 345 Adams St., 718-885-4608 Free, www.hillcountrybk.com To kick off a series of “slow-cooked conversations” at Hill Country BBQ and Market, the tables will turn on NBC’s “Late Night” host, Seth Meyers. There’s no mention of whether or not the ex-SNL “Weekend Update” anchor will be interviewed while eating...
NFL Week 8 schedule (TV, start time)
A glance at the Week 8 NFL schedule: Thursday, Oct. 23 Chargers at Broncos (8:25 p.m., CBS) Sunday, Oct. 26 Lions at Falcons in London (9:30 a.m., FOX) Vikings at Buccaneers (1 p.m., FOX) Bills at Jets (1 p.m., CBS) Bears at Patriots (1 p.m., FOX) Seahawks at Panthers (1 p.m., CBS) Dolphins at Jaguars (1 p.m., CBS) Ravens at Bengals (1 p.m., CBS) Texans at Titans (1 p.m.,
Rex Ryan joins in on interviewing Sammy Watkins
In a moment of unbridled enthusiasm, Jets head coach Rex Ryan hopped on the media's conference call this week. Ryan directed a question toward Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who was fielding questions from the media about this weekend's matchup. Watkins, a first-round pick this year, was on speaker during a media conference call when Ryan, en route to his daily press...
Celebrity maternity style secrets
Dressing an ever-changing body can definitely be chellenging, but since all of Hollywood seems to have baby fever, there's more style inspiration than ever. Here, we highlight three tips that you can steal from the stars. Go for layered looks. If you're early in your pregnancy, you're "showing," but don't yet have a cute bump to flaunt. The key to pulling off this stage...
10 companies with cool perks for parents
Google and Apple made headlines two weeks ago when they announced they would start paying for female employees to freeze their eggs. While some argue this is a step back for women by encouraging them to put off having a family and soly focus on work, many are pumped that this new benefit is being offered. But Apple and Google aren't the only companies offering family-focused...
Ready for the future? Futurist John Smart says 'We’ll have digital twins in five years'
In a few years from now, we will have ‘digital twins’, a virtual facsimile of ourselves that will serve as our digital personal secretaries – that’s according to futurist and technology theorist John Smart. Smart, founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, explains to Metro about our cybernetic future. According to your prevision, we will have digital twins in a few years...
Column: Rex Ryan should be judged on current roster
The addition of Percy Harvin not only adds an elite playmaker to the Jets, it also gives head coach Rex Ryan a shot at reclaiming the season. And it is these final nine games of the regular season that Ryan should be judged on in light of this trade. General manager John Idzik's move for Harvin acknowledges his team was devoid of talent on the offensive side of the ball. A...