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Disability Pride Parade NYC 2018: Start time, route, street closures

The 2018 Disability Pride Parade NYC takes place this weekend in Manhattan to celebrate and raise awareness to people with disabilities. Now in its fourth year, Disability Pride Parade NYC will continue to support the inclusion of people living with mental and physical disabilities. The parade was...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:46pm

Is the Union Square Coffee Shop really closing?

The Union Square Coffee Shop isn't necessarily known for good coffee, but yet it has been one of New York City's most iconic and central spots to meet up, catch up and spot on hit television series and films.  But the coffee shop/diner, located in Union Square West, is counting down...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:53pm

How to watch Three Identical Strangers for free in NYC

Have you had a chance to watch Three Identical Strangers yet? The documentary has received rave reviews since it opened at the box office earlier this month and currently boasts a 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It already snagged a Sundance Film Festival award. If you’ve missed all the hype...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:57pm

Dockless bikes are now available in the Rockaways

What’s better than a bike ride near the beach in the summer? New Yorkers can do just that without even owning a bicycle themselves with dockless bikes in the Rockaways now a reality, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. This marks the first-ever dockless bike share in New York City,...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:49pm

Where to get free fries in NYC on National French Fry Day 2018

Today — Friday, July 13 — is National French Fry Day 2018, and a bunch of national chains are offering free and discounted fries all day long. A number of New York City metro area restaurants have gotten in on the action too. If you're a hungry New Yorker, map out a plan that gets...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:30am

NYC Ferry: First 350-passenger vessel arrives, plus what we know about routes launching this summer

Since its launch in May 2017, the NYC Ferry has become a valuable mode of transportation for 5 million New Yorkers overall, and this summer, many more will be able to see what the buzz is about when the Hornblower-operated service adds two new routes. Later this summer, NYC Ferry service will...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:08am

This is the busiest travel day at JFK Airport

New York City is home to three major airports that are, most days, hectic to travel in and out of just about any day of the year, but there is one summer day that is more chaotic and busy than most at JFK Airport. And that day is Saturday, July 14, according to 2017 data from AirHelp, a global air...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:53am

What to eat at Eataly NYC Downtown's Wine, Beer and Food Festival

Eataly NYC Downtown has been keeping foodies cool with its Chilled Happy Hour, but the famed food court is jumping on another summer bandwagon — street food. Except this one comes with an Italian twist. This month, Eataly's Wine, Beer and Street Food Festival is promising New...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:28am

Need a HIIT? Check out this Brooklyn workout Beast

Looking for your best HIIT workout yet? First, ask yourself this question: what does lounging poolside have in common with Beast Fitness Evolved’s “Unleash” class? Answer: You’re gonna need a towel for both.  Summer Fridays are meant for skipping work, not your...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:01pm

These are the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City in 2018

New York City is expensive, we all know that. No one chooses to live here because it’s affordable — still, the cost of rent can vary across the five boroughs. So, what are the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City? A report out this week from real estate site RentHop looked at...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:12pm

City appoints 14-member advisory board for NYC nightlife

Four months after Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Ariel Palitz as the first-ever “mayor” of NYC nightlife, he and City Council unveiled a 14-member advisory board tasked with improving procedures and protocols within the industry. “New York City’s nightlife is second to none...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:57pm

Who is Lara Prychodko? Woman found dead in luxury Manhattan building trash compactor

Police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old woman who was found Wednesday afternoon inside of a trash compactor in a Manhattan apartment building. The woman, identified by NYPD as Lara Prychodko, was found at Zeckendorf Towers, located at 1 Irving Place near Union Square. Police responded...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:15pm

Is this the best ice cream in NYC? It better be since it costs as much as your rent

We’re always on the hunt for the best ice cream in NYC. Well, for the best anything in NYC, really. It doesn’t matter if it’s a $2 soft serve cone or a pricey small cup from a craft scoop shop, as long as it delivers on flavor. But maybe there’s a line. Would you pay as much...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:34am

City celebrates first-ever Open Garden Day NYC

Did you know New York City, which many describe as a concrete jungle, is home to more than 550 community gardens? Maybe you even walk by one in your neighborhood on a daily basis, but never stepped inside. Well, you’ll get your chance this Saturday as part of the first-ever Open Garden Day...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 4:30pm

NYPD calls off search for car in East River

NYPD called off a search for a car that had reportedly plunged into the East River on Wednesday morning after they were unable to locate a vehicle. The incident was first reported around 10:25 a.m. Wednesday at 6 East River Piers, according to Citizen App, which documents breaking news and events...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:35pm

de Blasio and Byford finally have a face-to-face

Seven months after Andy Byford took over NYC Transit, he got his first face-to-face with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday — just days after telling The New Yorker it was a “bit weird” the two hadn’t yet met. “I pushed him very hard on the need for funding over the next...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:49am

Take a free, zero-emissions ride in Manhattan with DHL eShuttle

The Formula E Eprix returns to Red Hook this weekend, but New Yorkers won’t have to wait until Saturday to see electric cars zip around town. DHL, the race’s official logistics partner, is offering free eShuttle rides in Manhattan in advance of race day. As part of DHL’s...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:38am

Visiting Domino Park in Brooklyn: What to know

Domino Park in Brooklyn recently opened to New York parkgoers keen on escaping the chaos of city life to chill and take in the fresh air on the banks of the East River. A former sugar refinery, Domino Park has not always been a well-known tourist destination. But thanks to its opening on June 10,...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:20pm

Red Hook: A mysterious enclave or the city’s next big creative hub?

New York City is all about what’s next, from the next great club to the hottest new restaurant and, of course, whatever the current neighborhood du jour might be — which many think is Red Hook right now, especially for the creative and tech communities. Already home to innovative...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:56pm

Murder and rape up in NYC, says NYPD

The number of murders and rapes in New York City have increased in the first half of 2018, the New York Police Department announced on Tuesday, but the overall crime rate has dropped to record lows. Murder is up 8.1 percent city-wide so far this year, but the total number of murders, 147, is still...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:09pm