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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

NYC street closures for President Trump's visit

President Donald Trump is expected to visit New York City today for the first time since his inauguration in January. New Yorkers should expect several street closures and heavy traffic in areas around the city. At 4 p.m., president Trump is expected to meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:29pm

NYC weekend street closures: March of Dimes walk, Persian Day Parade and more

This weekend, the city will host several events around the city that will make getting around town difficult for motorists. Make a note of these street closures so they don't mess with your plans. There will be several cultural events, festivals, parades and walks throughout the city on...

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 3:10pm

Marc Malusis: In defense of Eli Manning (on and off the field)

Give Eli Manning credit. People often make fun of him for his "aw shucks" personality.  If you look up the definition of aw shucks, it is type of behavior that is characterized by appearing or sounding shy, socially awkward or unsophisticated.   He might be the...

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:19pm

NYC weekend street closures: 9/11 Memorial 5K Run, Tour de Staten Island and more

This weekend, there are several events happening around the city that will cause traffic delays and street closures. Plan ahead and try to avoid driving in these areas. The Car Free Earth Day event, the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run Walk and the Tour De Staten Island are taking place this weekend. ...

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:38pm

When do NYC street fairs start?

The best part about spring is being able to spend a lot of time outside the house, enjoying the best street fairs, flea markets and food markets the city has to offer. Even better if that includes delicious food that may not have been on your radar. A New York City street fair in the spring gives...

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 5:46pm

Your complete guide to New York's summer music festivals

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make life great — music festivals are no exception. These festivals all tout great headliners, but they’ve also got their own, individual perks that make them unique. BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival June-August, Prospect Park...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:31pm

Prosecutors won't charge de Blasio in corruption probe

Prosecutors on Thursday said they will not bring criminal charges against Mayor Bill de Blasio after their lengthy investigation into whether people involved in fundraising for his election campaign broke corruption laws."After careful deliberation, given the totality of the circumstances here and...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:16am

NYC weekend street closures: St. Patrick's Day Parade in Queens and more

This weekend, there will be three St. Patrick’s Day-related events and one 5K race that will cause street closures in Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island.The NYPD and city Department of Transportation have released the following street closures for events and parades this weekend. Plan accordingly...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 3:25pm

VIDEO: Barack Obama casually strolls out of New York City building

Barack Obama is back ­­­— kind of.The last time many of us had a chance to see the former president was in a short candid video clip of him and former first lady Michelle Obama living the good life onthe British Virgin Islands with billionaire buddy Richard Branson.RELATED: Watch Barack Obama learn...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:18pm