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Manhattanhenge 2016: Dates, times and best spots to see sunset

Photographers and photo enthusiasts get ready. Each year in May and again in July, New York City has the opportunity to experience Manhattanhenge - the phenomenal moment when the sun aligns perfectly with the city’s grid and gives us the chance to catch a glimpse of the sunset from east to...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:38pm

Coalition of experts, LGBT community call for end to ‘discriminatory’FDA blood donation policies

Outraged at being denied the chance to donate blood for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, a coaltion is calling for and end to discriminatory policies related to AIDS transmission. The Blood Equality coalition – made up of medical experts, scientists and members of...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:18pm

Everything you need to know about breaking your lease agreement in New YorkCity

Renting an apartment in New York City can be a full-contact sport. While neighborhoods can become popular overnight, rents can also increase to reach the demand of people looking to get in on the action. That’s why understanding the rules of your lease agreement that you sign with your...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 1:20am

Bah hum bug as New Yorkers are warned about invasive insects found in fresh-cut Christmas trees

A spotted lanternfly, indigenous to China and Southeast Asia, is infesting the Northeast Christmas tree supply faster than you can say “Happy Holidays” and New York Senator Chuck Schumer is in no mood for the seasonal interloper. Holding a press conference in his Midtown office in...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 6:05pm

SantaCon descends upon NYC (photos)

A bar crawl of jolly Santas, magical elves and other Christmas creatures dominated the streets of Manhattan on Saturday in celebration of NYC’s annual SantaCon 2018. This year’s festivities began at 10 a.m. on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue, with attendees decked out in their best Santa...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:19am

(NSFW) Women go bare-chested to protest for equality in New York

"Free your breasts, free your mind!" The rallying cry of the gotopless.org activists rang out on Broadway as they marched bare-chested from Columbus Circle to East 47th Street on Sunday. New York City was one of nearly 60 cities across the globe to march on August 28 in GoTopless Pride...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:04pm

PHOTOS: Celebrity parties at Studio 54 in NYC

Studio 54 nightclub was considered one of the world’s most famous nightclubs during the 1970s. The club was located at 254 West 54th Street and became a hotspot for A-list celebrities and party-goers. Whether it was an award show after-party, a record release, a New Year’s Eve...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:39am

What to know about 2018 Sept. 11 memorial services in NYC

This year will mark the 17th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 when hijackers crashed two planes into NYC’s Twin Towers. In honor of the fallen, several Sept. 11 memorial services will be held in and around the city to remember the 2,996 people killed and more than 6,000...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:34am

Cortlandt Street subway in NYC reopens after 17 years

The Cortlandt Street subway in NYC has reopened after 17 years. The subway station was destroyed from the falling debris of the Twin Towers that fell on 9/11. The station hasn’t been in operation since. After almost two decades, the No. 1 line was reopened yesterday at noon with city...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 1:21pm

Manhattanhenge 2017: Dates, times and best spots to see sunset

If you enjoy taking photos of beautiful sunsets in New York City, get ready, because Manhattanhenge will take place in May and July. Manhattanhenge is the seemingly magical moment when the sun aligns perfectly with the city’s grid. It gives us the chance to see the sunset perfectly from east...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:11am

Andrew WK preaches the 'healing joy' of partying

Stop trying to fit partying into your schedule. Stop dividing your life into categories. The party is already happening, all around you. Known for songs that overwhelmingly feature the word “party,” Andrew W.K. gets philosophical when asked to define it. “The pressure is that...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:23pm

NYC Catholic Schools announce 2017-18 open house dates

Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New York has just announced open house dates for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Children and parents will now be able to make appointments to learn more about schools close by before applying. These “Touring Tuesday” open houses...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 5:54pm

UPDATE: De Blasio signs off on bill requiring all NYC public restrooms to have diaper changing tables

Updated Jan. 9, 2018: Tuesday,   Mayor Bill de Blasio signed off on Councilman Espinal's bill requiring all public bathrooms in NYC to have diaper changing tables. It will go into effect July of this year.  "As a Dad, I know first-hand how frustrating it can be to...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 5:33pm

Yes, people do turn down a ride in the Cash Cab

Cash Cab, the only game show played in a New York City taxi, is back — but it was nearly someone other than comedian Ben Bailey at the wheel. “I actually heard, like most people, through the news that they were bringing it back,” says Bailey, who’s won three Daytime Emmys...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:11am

Pedestrians struck by vehicle on lower Broadway

A vehicle struck up to three people along lower Broadway on Thursday afternoon around 1:20 p.m. in what police believe to be an incident of road rage.  The vehicle remained on the scene, near the corner of Broadway and Liberty Street across from Zuccotti Park, according to Pix11. The twisted...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:17pm

Here's all the street closures for this week's UN General Assembly

The UN General Assembly meeting is underway already in Manhattan, and as you can imagine, the street closures that go along with that kind of event are well underway. Hopefully you missed the closures on Sunday by being inside or in your neighborhood enjoying your time off, but now that the work...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:59am

Move over unicorn latte — Pure Leaf’s color-changing tea is the next IGstar

Welcome to the Pure Leaf Tea House at 79 Greene St., where tea-drinking morphs into art.   At this new pop-up, located at 79 Green St., mixologists grind fresh turmeric, ginger and cinnamon for speciality concoctions like an Iced Golden chai while tea connoisseurs and curious bystanders geek...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:27pm

The notorious 'ghost train' is actually one of the most reliable: MTA data

If you’ve hopped on the NYC subways recently, you’ve likely encountered your fair share of delays, underground halts and general stress over cancelled and rerouted trains. Unfortunately, it now seems to be par for course to go into your morning commute expecting trains so packed you...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:04pm

This NYC staple is making rose donuts that put the flowers to shame

Roses may be red and violets may be blue, but these rose donuts are better than either — you can see that it’s true. Valentine’s Day might be in the rearview mirror, but Doughnut Plant’s new offering — the rose donut — has us swooning. In fact, if they keep the...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:46pm

NYC floral designer creates 'Flower Flashes' around the city

Sometimes flowers can make everything a lot prettier — including a trashcan. New York City is filled with street art and other things that will make you look twice, and in recent weeks, someone has been going around town and decorating the city’s garbage cans, sidewalks statues, and...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:42pm