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Best burgers in New York City you can get delivered

You’ve been in New York a while, which means you’ve checked enough items off your bucket list that you no longer feel the need to fight with half of humanity for enough space to lay down a blanket in Central Park on Memorial Day. Sure, it’s sunny, and you’ll get in some time...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:05pm

Here’s how to get a free pint of Haagen-Dazs ice cream this weekend

Remember when Postmates offered free delivery on unicorn milkshakes, and you thought, wow that’s a delicious deal? Well, the food delivery service is stepping up its game this weekend. We’re not just talking about free delivery this time — although they have a deal going for that...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:53pm

Here are the street closures for Memorial Day parades around town

There will be several NYC Memorial Day parades and other activities to get into this weekend and if you’re looking to celebrate Memorial Day by attending a parade you have a few to choose from. While there may not be Memorial Day parades in Manhattan on Monday, other boroughs in the city...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:20pm

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, released on $1M bail

Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday morning after turning himself over to law enforcement, the NYPD confirmed. Weinstein, 66, was arrested, processed and charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two women, the NYPD said in a statement....

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:15pm

Who are the people moving to New York City?

Plenty of people have written about moving to New York City, and a fair number have also written about why they move away from here, but where are all these people coming from and headed to? Real estate site StreetEasy looked into this in their latest report and, just like New Yorkers themselves,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:34am

City-based nonprofit tackles veteran, underserved unemployment

The percentage of unemployed veterans hit an average all-time low of 4.5 percent last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but that certainly wasn’t always the case, which is why Bronx native Dr. Arthur Langer set out to create a systemic change when he founded Workforce...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:46pm

Brooklyn Public Library launches free musical instrument lending library

If you’ve always wanted to learn a musical instrument — and you happen to be a Brooklyn resident — get yourself to the Brooklyn Public Library.  Starting Wednesday, the BPL became the first public musical instrument lending library in New York City, enabling adult library...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 1:30pm

Dockless bikeshare pilot coming to outer boroughs this summer: Mayor

Dockless bikeshare options are coming to the outer boroughs, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday. A dockless bikeshare lets you pick up and drop off a bicycle at bike racks, on the sidewalk, or basically any designated area without needing to find a specific docking station. These bikes...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:43am

What to expect from the MTA this Memorial Day weekend

For many New Yorkers, Memorial Day weekend will start Friday with shortened work days or, if you’re lucky enough, no work at all. Like most holiday weekends, the MTA will offer extra getaway trains on Friday to help you get an early start to the long weekend. LIRR The Long Island Rail Road...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:26am

NYC yellow taxis getting update through Curb tech

New York’s yellow taxis are getting an update. You’ll soon be able to see a flat, upfront fare when you hail a cab with the taxi app Curb as part of a series of upgrades the company is rolling out to make cabs more modern. Curb Mobility, the tech company behind the app that lets you...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:56am

Help Citi Bike celebrate its fifth anniversary in Prospect Park

Can you remember a time when you didn’t see blue Citi Bikes zipping around town? We surely can’t, but believe it or not, the beloved bike-share is celebrating its fifth anniversary this Sunday with a big, bike-centric bash in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. “Five years in, Citi...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:20pm

How Wholesome Wave helps New Yorkers bring fruits and veggies home

Millions of Americans struggle to put healthy food like fruits and vegetables on their tables, but a new program being piloted in New York City by Wholesome Wave hopes to change that. Wholesome Wave was founded 11 years ago by chef Michel Nischan to increase underserved communities’ access...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Developers ride into future with expanded bike amenities for residents

The latest trend in cycling in New York City isn’t just the dockless bikeshare that seems to be on the horizon or Citi Bike’s ever-growing ridership. It actually hits a lot closer to home thanks to the amenities many building developers are now offering to residents. We’re not...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:11pm

Yelp uncorks their list of the best wine bars in New York City for National Wine Day

National Wine Day is rapidly approaching, do you know where you’re spending it? Yelp uncorked their data to fill us in on the best wine bars in New York City so you can celebrate in style this Friday. While you don’t need an excuse to break out a bottle of wine in the evening,...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 2:50pm

New York City parks make top 10 best in U.S. list

Despite being called the concrete jungle, there’s still plenty of green space throughout the five boroughs — enough, in fact, to rank New York City parks some of the best in the country. New York City parks made the top 10 out of 100 city park systems, according to a national report by...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:05am

After racist rant, lawyer tweets apology; Twitter does not accept

Aaron Schlossberg, the Manhattan lawyer who was filmed berating a midtown restaurant manager for allowing his employees to speak Spanish and threatening to call immigration, issued an apology today. But Twitter isn't having it. On May 15, Schlossberg went viral after his racist rant was posted...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:44pm

These are the best landlords in Brooklyn

When apartment hunting in New York City, you want to make sure your new building has one of the best landlords around.  Each year, New York City’s Public Advocate releases a list of the worst landlords in the five boroughs, a ranking of those who leave their tenants to live in dangerous...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:55am

11-block stretch of Rockaway Beach will be closed this summer: Officials

A large portion of Rockaway Beach in Queens will be closed for the summer due to safety concerns, NYC Parks announced just days before Memorial Day weekend. While 4.5 miles of Rockaway Beach will open as scheduled this weekend, the 11-block stretch between Beach 91st Street and Beach 102nd Street...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:54am

How New York's Irish Community is reacting to the abortion referendum

One of the most divisive referenda in Ireland's history has divided New York's tight-knit Irish community — with some ex-pats planning to return to the Emerald Isle to cast their vote on the proposed liberalization of Ireland's abortion laws. Demonstrations from both pro-life and...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:54pm

Here’s how misinformation multiplies on Twitter in the midst of a disaster

On average, more than 5,000 new tweets flood Twitter every second, and that volume increases when something newsworthy happens like a disaster.  Though Twitter can be a way to share information during an emergency, users can also spread rumors and inaccuracies, and a new study takes a deeper...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:13pm