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Finally Feeling At Home
Director of partnerships at an education nonprofit
Thank you my fellow Americans for making your voices heard.
FOOD & DRINK
A French Market Takes Manhattan
Curious traveler, culture junkie
Americans may remember "Freedom Fries" and "Freedom Onion Soup," but in a grand twist of irony, Le District, a 23,000 square foot paean to French cuisine, recently opened directly across from the Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center.
New York City With Kids: Free or Very Cheap
Andrea Poe is a journalist who covers travel and lifestyle iss...
Living in New York City with kids isn't easy, but visiting my hometown with kids is an cinch. Really. Here are some of the best free or super cheap things families can do while visiting New York.
Erika Stone: A Social Vision
Holly Cara Price
A stringer for
, she was assigned to photograph the biggest celebrities of the day -- Marilyn Monroe, Leonard Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock, Marlene Dietrich and others. But she preferred to photograph everyday New Yorkers.
The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part IV
Helen Davey, Ph.D.
Dr. Helen Davey is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in Los ...
I think now of the many times I have enjoyed walking along Battery Park, never realizing this was where my grandfather -- "Father John," as he came to be known -- first set foot on this continent. He was 27 years old.
Stunning Photos Remind New Yorkers Their City Is Awesome, Even When It's Too Hot To Function
We know... it's hot in New York right now. It's sweaty. It's smelly. The humid air makes a steam room at the spa feel like
Changing the World -- One Song at a Time
Author, blogger, singer/songwriter, member of the band The Ins...
The Sunset Singing Circle began the spring after 9/11 in 2002. It was a desire by the community located near Ground Zero and implemented by the Parks Department.
Creativity Every Single Day
President Emerita, The Museum of Modern Art
Where does creativity come from? How can society encourage creativity? How can citizens make creative contributions to our shared life?
Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty
Washington Post contributor, children's book author
Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.
CULTURE & ARTS
Designed for Democracy: When Public Goes Private a Park Loses Its Heart
Charles A. Birnbaum
President & CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?
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Creative Spaces: Waterfronts That Make a Splash
CEO, The Creative Class Group & Best-Selling Author, Upgrade
Let's celebrate the cities that have done the work and spent the money to make vibrant and dynamic waterfronts -- great spots where tourists and locals alike can gather, play and reflect.
Protesting Greed in the Shadow of 9/11
Christine A. Scheller
journalist & essayist
I went looking for diverse voices at Occupy Wall Street, and found the 9/11 memorial a better metaphor for "too big to fail."
South Street Seaport: An Insider's Guide to Front Street
Travel on the Inside: GloboMaestro
With its historic pedigree of cobbled streets and low-rise tenements, the northerly fringe of Front Street is cozy, romantic, even down-home. And in just the past few years it's sprouted an impressive row of eateries and watering holes.
Hofstra Journalism Professor
Hurricane Irene is an important reminder just how powerful and unpredictable Mother Nature can be.
, Episode 3, "Go Big or Go Home"
Holly Cara Price
This week's challenge is delivered to the group by Heidi on stilts. "For the next challenge we want you to think big," she smiles.
New York City: A Love Story
Stylist, interior designer
Normally I'd think this would be an easy trip -- I'm a former NYC resident, with dozens of visits since under my belt. Dirty subway rides, rude cabbies -- I've done it all. I'm a veteran. But this time is going to be a bit different.
9/11 Anniversary Tribute, 'NYC Memorial Field', Will Fly 3,000 Flags In Battery Park
FINANCIAL DISTRICT -- Three thousand flags bearing the names of 9/11 victims will go on display in Battery Park this September
Keep Our Eyes on the Street Open
Doctoral candidate in sociology at NYU
Just two weeks after the Bloomberg administration proposed to drastically cut the number of art vendors allowed in four popular city parks, two Times Square vendors are being hailed as heroes.
How to Kill 100 Jobs in New York City
Director, Street Vendor Project @seanbasinski
The Parks Department has proposed new rules that would lead to a 75-80% reduction in art vendors in Union Square Park, Central Park, and Battery Park. More than 100 people are expected to lose their jobs.
The Faithful Shopper: Shop in the Sunshine!
Faith Hope Consolo
The Queen of Retail - Creating Beautiful Retail Corridors Worl...
Open-air markets abound in the city even during the worst weather, but late spring/early summer is the perfect time to meander and find a great treasure.
Lynden Miller, Carolyn Kent: Ladies Who Perfected New York's Parks
Michael Henry Adams
Writer, Lecturer, Historian and Activist
More than other New Yorkers, Lynden Miller and Carolyn Kent largely reversed the ill effects of the city's 1970s era of disinvestment in public places.
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