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Brandon Stanton: Getting to know the man behind Humans of New York

  On a cloudy Friday afternoon, Metro met with photographer Brandon Stanton in front of the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the north side of Union Square at 17th street in Manhattan. The banner advertising his “Humans of New York” book event on Oct. 15, a project that stemmed...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:43pm

PHOTOS: A look back at NYC Guardian Angels in NYC from the 1980s

After a recent rash of New York City subway slashings, the well-known citizen patrol organization Guardian Angels aremaking their way back to New York City subway platformsto add an extra level of presence and safety to the subway system. RELATED: MAP:NYC sees increase in subway slashings The...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:53am

PHOTOS: 26 transgender models you should follow on Instagram

Here are 26 transgender models you should know and follow on Instagram. Whether you want to stay inspired by their creativity and style, or admire their courage for being true to themselves, follow these trendsetters and gamechangers on social media.  1. Shay Neary...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:46pm

PHOTOS: Johnny Depp through the years

Award-winning actor Johnny Depp landed his first starring role in the 1987 television series "21 Jump Street" and quickly became a teen heartthrobin the late 1980s. Depp's acting roles range from playing a bad boy in "Cry Baby" to a social misfit in "Edward...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:47pm

New York as a craft beer: How Brew Dogs bottled the city

Winter arrived late in 2014 — except for one random freezing Saturday in an otherwise balmy mid-November week. And the crew of Esquire network’s Brew Dogs spent most of it on a downtown Brooklyn rooftop, filming the final scene of their citywide experiment in creating the...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:10am

Ronda Rousey nude pics 'leak' (new photo gallery)

Ronda Rousey is set to be featured inSports Illustrated's swimsuit issue this month, but she won't be wearing a swimsuit. She'll be wearing body paint. You can view the photos here and here. The photos were "leaked" on the Internet Monday, but it's highly likely that...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 9:02am

Winners of 'The Voice': Where are they now?

NBC's "The Voice" has firmly established itself as not just a leader in the reality singing competition genre but as a ratings juggernaut in TV in general. But does all that attention translate into success for each season's eventual winner? Eight talented vocalists have taken...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:59am

PHOTOS: These kids are having a hard time with their Easter Bunny photos

These creepy Easter Bunny pictures will haunt you in your dreams. Easter is another holiday where young kids will go to the local mall or department store to take a photo with the holiday's mascot — the Easter Bunny.  Much like taking pictures with Santa, taking picutres with...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:18pm

Cast of 'Friends': Where are they now?

The time has come. The cast of Friends will come together for a reunion that will air on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. The show was created to honor sitcom director James Burrows who recently directed his 1000th television episode. Burrows directed 15 episodes of Friends. While many of us were...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:41am

PHOTOS: 12 transgender celebrities and public figures you should know

Check out this list of some transgender celebrities and public figures. Ines Rau Exited to see what's the new year is about to bring. Life is a fairy tale A post shared by INES RAU (@supa_ines) on Mar 18, 2017 at 6:36am PDT Ines Rau is a 25 year-old transgender model who was born in...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:16am

Mr. Bing brings Chinese street food to Times Square

From his cheerfully orange Mr. Bing booth at UrbanSpace’s Garment Street Holiday Market, Brian Goldberg is serving up something you’ve probably never heard of before. Jian bing is the street cart food staple in Beijing, where he studied Mandarin in 1998. The stuffed sandwich-style...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 7:48pm

PHOTOS: NYC's best Christmas trees

Rockefeller Center may be the largest Christmas tree in New York City, but size isn't the only thing that matters. Check out our roundup of the most spectacular Christmas trees around the city. New York Public Library This time of year, even the lions get spruced up: Patience and Fortitude...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 9:49pm

Adopt a pet and then get 'Stuffed' with Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli, the “queen of mean,” isn’t known for keeping mum. She said her parents taught her never to talk about who she is voting for or how much money she makes. Everything else is fair game. Animal adoption and body issues are two topics the comic will talk about freely...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:42pm

How common is it to fake an orgasm?

Let’s just admit it: Sex sometimes takes too long. Or maybe your partner just isn’t doing it for you that night. When you decide you’ve had enough (thank you very much), what do you do? Probably fake an orgasm. And you aren’t the only one. A recent survey asked 1,000...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:58pm

Julia Turshen says it's OK to cook with canned beans

While you might not recognize her name on first glance, Julia Turshen is the voice behind the recipes in some of your favorite celebrity cookbooks like “It’s all Good” which she co-authored with Gwyneth Paltrow and “Spain: A Culinary Road Trip,” with Mario...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:25pm

NYC fall culture preview: Can't-miss music, dance, burlesque and more

Looking for exciting art shows in NYC? We’ve got just the ticket. Here are some of our best suggestions for kinky, cool, strange or straight-up amazing artistic events coming soon to the five boroughs. New York Burlesque Festival Sept. 24-27 Various locations Free-$70 Over 100...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:55pm

Why are Nicki and Azealia practically naked at Paris Fashion Week?

Nicki Minaj is at Paris Fashion Week. So is Azealia Banks. And they are both just letting it all hang out. And by “it,” I mean their left breast, and entire ass, respectively. Related:Azealia Banks slams Nicki Minaj for mobile game mockery At least Nicki is giving Lil’ Kim a...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:44pm

How to suck the marrow out of the New York City Wine & Food Festival

Setting a food festival in New York City may seem a bit redundant. Food has become a hobby worldwide, but here, it’s reached full-blown obsession. Our badges of honor are scoring a Cronut, finding the best $1 pizza slice and finally getting a reservation at Momofuku Ko (someday, maybe). So...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 5:46pm

Riders unite to fight rare cancers at MSK's Cycle for Survival

Though you may know someone battlingthem, brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, leukemia, lymphoma and countless other cancers are still considered rare forms of the disease. While they make up roughly 50 percent of all cancer diagnoses combined, theresearch on many of them is“drastically...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:54pm

461 Dean, world’s first modular residential building, opens in Brooklyn

461 Dean is full of firsts. The 32-story residential tower is the first modular, or sectional prefabricated, high-rise in the world. It’s also the first apartment building to open in Pacific Park Brooklyn, a 22-acre mixed-use community that links Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Park Slope and...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:42am