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Music | Music

A 70s Photographer Unveils the Ultimate New York Punk Archive on Instagram

Julia Gorton took epic Polaroids of Television, Blondie, Lydia Lunch, and more, and now she’s rolling out her collection on Instagram.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

ADL: 'Proud Anti-Semite' bumper sticker a sign of the times

For most people, a bumper sticker reading "Proud Anti-Semite" would be disturbing. But one driver in Farmingdale had no problem proclaiming his stance, after a woman snapped a photo while driving her children home from a Girls Scout event on Rou

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

11 great money-saving hacks in NYC

You may have heard the news that New York has now dropped behind San Fransisco and is only the second most expensive city in the U.S. to live in, but don't tell

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

If the World Was Mapped Using the Manhattan Grid System

London's Big Ben would be on the corner of 63,709th Street and 10,896th Avenue.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Why a Tiny New York Island is Off-Limits - Neatorama

If you leave a pile of rocks in place for over a hundred years, it becomes an island with its own ownership papers, history, designation, and controversy. That's what happened to U Thant Island in New York City's East River.[https://youtu.be/wmVJyICw1C8]

News | News

Forget 'The Bronx Is Burning.' These Days, The Bronx Is Gentrifying

In the 1970s, the phrase "the Bronx is burning" became a shorthand for urban decay. Now, money is flowing in, but not without controversy.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

MTA chair unveils extensive, $836M action plan to fix ailing NYC subway - Curbed NY

MTA chairman Joe Lhota unveiled the agency’s action plan to fix the crumbling subway, with short-term fixes that will cost $836 million.

Politics | Politics

NY Times reporter accuses white women of racism on city sidewalks

The New York Times is facing blowback on social media after publishing an essay by an African-American reporter who accused white women of racism for not ceding space on city sidewalks to black men.   In a Wednesday essay titled "Was That Racist,&q

Music | Music

Under The Influence: New York Hardcore

In the first episode of our series Under the Influence, we go from the streets of the Lower East Side all the way to South Korea to examine one of the most d...

Music | Music

New York City Hardcore 1999

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Music | Music

Cerebral Ballzy - Irving Plaza, NYC 09/19/13 Complete Set

Cerebral Ballzy live at Irving Plaza, NYC 9/19/2013, opening up for T.S.O.L. and FLAG for more on Cerebral visit: http://www.cerebralballzy.com video by: SBG...

Sports | NBA

Phil Jackson Is Out as Knicks President

Jackson, who won 11 N.B.A. titles as a coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, never translated that success to the front office with the Knicks.

Music | Music

Croton-on-Hudson Battle of the Bands 1967

Croton-on-Hudson, NY. 1967. Battle of the Bands. The Hairy Things rock. The Tradewinds roll. The Bad Habit awaits puberty. Tim Smith and The Active Ingredien...

News | That's News to Me

Reputed New York gangster released from prison at age 100

Franzese has been in and out of prison for much of his adult life, having been granted parole by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons at least six times, Newsday reported. Federal prison officials could not be reached immediately to confirm his release or details o

Sports | SPORTS

NBA trade rumors 2017: Knicks thinking about trading Porzingis. Really

The Knicks are reportedly looking for a top-four pick and an established starter in return for Porzingis.

Music | Music

Jay Reatard Live at Cake Shop 10.10.07 (Full Set)

Watch a classic Jay Reatard set from Cake Shop. 00:14 Blood Visions 01:34 It's So Easy 02:39 My Shadow 05:27 Oh It's Such A Shame 07:24 Not a Substitute 08:3...

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

20 amazing things to do in NYC this week

Mon 12 OutdoorFest at various locations and times; free–$69 OutdoorFest, a ten-day lineup of activities, classes and volunteering opportunities, aims to

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Listen to the Sounds of New York's Diverse Neighborhoods Without Leaving Home | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Bartunek Hardware in Queens: Where Handymen Step Back in Time

In the window of Bartunek Hardware, an electric train goes around in circles, running alongside the Mets and Yankees caps, which are on a shelf above an electric drill and the neon “locksmith” sign.

History | History

10 Relics From the Horse-Powered City Hiding in Plain Sight

You can still find reminders of the days when horse-drawn transportation reigned.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

21 excuses that only work in New York

New Yorkers may have a reputation for being rude, but the fact is we follow a completely different set of rules. While we might seem like flakes, there's just a

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

See the proposed plans for the Waldorf Astoria's major renovation

The legendary Waldorf Astoria hotel has already closed for 2-3 years of renovations, but we now have our first look at just what those renovations may entail.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Vibrant Street Photographs of New York City by Henry Kornaros

Henry Kornaros is a talented 17-year-old self-taught photographer and filmmaker from Vermont who currently based in New York City.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Rikers Island to close, New York Mayor de Blasio says

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio vows to close the Rikers Island jail complex.

Music | Music

Jawbreaker - The Boat Dreams From The Hill

From 24 Hours Revenge Therapy Released: 1993 Label: Tupelo/Communion Records Producer: Steve Albini Vocals, Guitar: Blake Schwarzenbach Bass: Chris Bauermeis...

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Take a tour of New York’s most beautiful bridges

New York's bridges contribute a sense of historical and aesthetic wonder to our sprawling urban landscape

Music | Music

The Divinyls - Full Concert - 01/28/86 - Ritz (OFFICIAL)

The Divinyls - Full Concert Recorded Live: 1/28/1986 - Ritz (New York, NY) More The Divinyls at Music Vault: http://www.musicvault.com Subscribe to Music Vau...

Sports | Cycling

Fixed China Town Manhattan NYC

Starting in the middle of the night, rival couriers take on 'Fixed,' a four mile brake-less sprint beginning in Chinatown and ending at the Oculus in Manhatt...

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Compare New York City’s Past and Present in a New App | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

17 things all New Yorkers can agree on

New Yorkers speak different languages, wear different styles and live in many different kinds of neighborhoods, but there's still some things we all find c

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

The best tours of off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods in NYC

From Washington Heights to the South Bronx, it’s time to explore the NYC neighborhoods that lie off the beaten path

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

There's a secret bar behind a deli freezer now open in Brooklyn

The best kind of bar is a secret bar. And we just unearthed a new one in Williamsburg: La Milagrosa Agave Bar and Listening Room.   New York already has

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

See how large New York would be if it had the population density of other cities

It's no secret that New York is a pretty dense city when it comes to population. In fact, approximately 8,550,405 people live within its 302 square miles, givin

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Subway Bastion Falls: Cell Service Goes Underground - The New York Times

As part of an effort to win over millennials, nearly all underground stations now have cell service and Wi-Fi, but some riders wonder how it will change etiquette rules.

Sports | SPORTS

Knicks stunned, Melo deflated: 'It's unacceptable'

Carmelo Anthony went scoreless in the fourth quarter and ended his day in pure frustration after starting Wednesday by sounding the alarm on the Knicks' teetering season.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Step back in time with these fascinating historical images of NYC

Photographer Ben Rowland recently put together a website that showcases one thing: very big, very old images of New York. “The Big Picture New York&

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Best & Worst Subways in NYC, According to the Straphangers Campaign - Thrillist

The Straphangers Campaign recently released its annual ranking of the best and worst subway lines of 2016.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

After 8 Decades And Countless Pastrami Sandwiches, New York's Carnegie Deli Folds

The iconic deli in midtown Manhattan is closing its doors after nearly 80 years in business. Its oversized sandwiches defined a certain kind of New York restaurant.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

15 reasons why Manhattan is still the best borough

New York's five boroughs are great, but c'mon, Manhattan is the best borough. Why? Attractions like Central Park, the museums and the shopping, duh!

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Tips on Doorman Tipping and Other Holiday Traditions - The New York Times

Yes, please, tip the doorman — and other seasonal advice for apartment-dwellers who tend to ignore their neighbors the rest of the year.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

During a few weeks at the end of the year, the New York City subway system runs an antique subway line that you can ride. So we did!

Music | Music

Dead Boys - Live at CBGB's 1977

01 | 00:46 | Sonic Reducer 02 | 03:37 | All This and More 03 | 06:23 | Not Anymore 04 | 09:44 | I Won't Look Back 05 | 12:24 | Flame Thrower Love 06 | 14:58 ...

Music | Music

Gotham City Mashers - American Dream

"American Dream" by the GC Mashers. Song available for download on iTunes at the following address: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gc-mashers/id355273655

Products & Services | Apps I Like

What Would You Pay for an Empty Room? - The Atlantic

A new app wants to “democratize” city spaces by offering private, well-designed rooms by the hour—but only elites can afford its rates.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

15 Years After 9/11, Is America Any Safer?

The United States has spent $1 trillion to defend against al-Qaeda and ISIL, dirty bombs and lone wolves, bioterror and cyberterror. Has it worked?

Visual Arts | Photography

One Photographer's View of NYC, Before and After 9/11

“There was something magical about them, two rectangles that grew so tall."

Music | Music

27 Raw Images Of When Punk Ruled New York

A look inside the gritty world of the early punk scene of the Ramones, Patti Smith, and Black Flag in 1970s and 1980s New York City

Politics | POLITICS

The Appalling Last Act of Rudy Giuliani - The New Yorker

Trump’s campaign has compromised so many prominent conservatives that it’s almost possible to overlook the way it has initiated the grim denouement of Giuliani’s career.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

New York City rent comparison: What $3,500 gets you

See what $3,500 rents in NYC neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, Williamsburg, Astoria, and more.

Music | Music

The Go-Go's - Live at Peppermint Lounge (New York 1981)(DHV 2011)

00:00 - Beatnik Beach 02:24 - How Much More 05:40 - Our Lips Are Sealed 09:39 - He's So Strange 13:58 - Can't Stop The World 17:26 - You Can't Walk In Your S...

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

30 things every New Yorker should do this summer

There are tons of things to do in New York City this summer, whether you're new to the scene or have been here forever.

Music | Music

THE SHIRTS with Annie Golden - 1979 Live - Teenage Crutch

Had to go through 50 beta-tapes to find it, but here's the one you've been waiting for. Has some video drop-outs (from playing it over a hundred times back t...

Music | Music

OMFG: Norma From 'OITNB' Was Actually The Lead Of A 70s Punk Band The Shirts.

Blast from the past.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

10 Ways to Drink In New York City History | Mental Floss

Many of the city’s venerable watering holes are veritable museums, with the bonus of booze.

Science & Technology | TECH

There are 2,000 empty restaurants during the day in New York — and this startup is trying to do something about it

There are more than 2,000 restaurants in New York City that are closed before 6 p.m., and Spacious' founders want to turn that into a coworking space.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

1976-1978: CBGB's House Photographer Seminal Shots

David Godlis was eyewitness to the 1970s New York punk scene. These are just a few of his seminal shots!

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Eight ways to tell a real New Yorker from a fake New Yorker

NYC is a city of transplants, interns and tourists with a few born-and-bred New Yorkers mixed into the bunch. Regardless of which category you fall into here are eight telltale ways to tell a real New Yorker from a fake New Yorker.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

20 stupendous things to do in NYC this week

Mon 23 Lyrics & Lyricists: I Have Confidence — Rogers After Hammerstein 92nd St Y; 2pm and 7:30pm; $69–$81 The erudite Ted Chapin host

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Tour and Wine Tasting at the Rooftop Vineyard in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

On this new tour, experience a special wine tasting and tour at Rooftop Reds, world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard located in Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Sports | Cycling

Streets of Chrome: Mike Hernandez

We spent a day in NYC with track bike maniac, former pro skateboarder and FDNY firefighter Mike Hernandez.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

15 Things You Might Not Know About the Empire State Building | Mental Floss

It may not be New York City’s tallest building, but it’s possibly its most celebrated.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer had a Jim/Pam reunion in New York

Attention former passengers on the good ship S.S. Jam: The Office's Jim and Pam reunited in New York on Tuesday when Jenna Fischer went to see pal John Krasinski's play.

Politics | Seriously???

School choir stopped from singing national anthem at 9/11 memorial - CBS News

Video posted by an adult on the school field trip sparked outrage and led to a response from the Sept. 11 memorial in NYC

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Slideshow of Vintage Photographs, Drawings and Maps of Union Square over the Past 150 Years

Union Square is one of the oldest public squares in New York City. It has seen many iterations of park layouts and designs, transportation options, and e...

Politics | POLITICS

5 numbers that explain the New York results

New York came through for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

15 awesome things to do in NYC this weekend

Fri 8 Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show Metropolitan Pavilion; 1pm; $20 at the door, $15This two-day expo is every retro-sifter’s dream, featuring more tha

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

The Top 10 Secrets of the Whitney Museum in NYC

The many secrets of The Whitney Museum, famous for its newest location in NYC’s Meatpacking. The history of the Whitney goes back to the end of the 1920s.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

New York Theatre Ballet Gambles on Young Dance-Makers

Rarely these days do ballet companies place large bets on emerging choreographers, particularly female choreographers. Rarely do the East and Left Coasts of dance acknowledge each other's existence.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

New York's 20 coolest out of town spots

Discover the top travel-worthy destinations this state has to offer barely beyond the city limits

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

25 New York hacks to make your life easier

By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris Anyone who's moved to New York from somewhere else will attest to the fact that for a newbie, this city can be...

News | News

Brooklyn College students demand ‘Zionists off campus’ | The Times of Israel

Group of activists barges in on faculty meeting, calls Jewish professor 'Zionist pig,' demands end to 'racist' classes

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

5 Remnants of the Original Penn Station in NYC

As the battle for Penn Station continues, a reminder that you can still find remnants of the original McKim Mead & White station inside today’s station.

Music | Music

Today Is Officially David Bowie Day in New York City

Today (January 20, 2016) has been officially declared David Bowie Day in New York City, Bowie's Facebook has announced.

Sports | Cycling

CHEETAH: The Nelson Vails Story (Full Version)

Nelson Vails' story is a triumph over almost insurmountable odds. Nelson was the youngest of 10 children growing up in the Harlem projects and worked as a Ne...

Sports | Cycling

Team Cinelli Chrome

Seven riders, a year-long season, two wheels, one gear ratio, and a unique passion - add a few thousand hours of training, tons of new friends, fun and excit...

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in 1950s New York Discovered in Attic 50 Years Later

These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered an…

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Latest Miracle on 34th Street: Macy’s Keeps Wooden Escalators - NYTimes.com

Here’s what you could do in 1920s Manhattan that you can’t do today: Catch what’s playing at the Roxy or who’s playing at the Polo Grounds. Buy a pair of alligator shoes at Franklin Simon or see a pair of alligators at the Aquarium. Meet your spouse — or whomever — under the clock at the Biltmore Hotel.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The New Yorker wants younger readers — but not enough to change itself

David Remnick puts his job eloquently as "to get the New Yorker from one shore to the other shore with our soul intact and if not our clothes dry."

Sports | SPORTS

New York orders daily fantasy sites FanDuel and DraftKings to stop taking bets

The state attorney general sent cease-and-desist letters to FanDuel and DraftKings, the strongest push yet against the rise of daily fantasy sports games.

Sports | MLB

NLCS Game 4: Mets complete sweep, reach first World Series since 2000

The New York Mets are going to the World Series after sweeping the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS.

Science & Technology | TECH

What It's Like to Turn Your Cellphone Off for a Week in NYC

I powered down my iPhone for an entire week to see if my world would crumble around me or if I would be roaming the back alleys,…

Sports | Cycling

Red Hook Criterium: 60 MINUTES SPORTS Preview

60 MINUTES SPORTS covers the Red Hook Criterium: an urban, night-biking event that has quickly gone from unsanctioned street race to a cycling competition dr...

Sports | Cycling

Red Hook Crit 7 Brooklyn 2014

The Red Hook Crit first hit the cobbles of Red Hook in 2008. With less than 20 competitors. Now with almost 300 racers fighting for position to qualify, RHC has…

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

All the Places The New York Times is Comparing to Brooklyn - The Atlantic

From Berlin to Beijing, it seems just about anywhere is a bit like New York's hippest borough. I moved to Brooklyn four years ago, so I haven’t quite earned my New Yorker stripes yet. But as my fellow Brooklyn residents have noticed (along with readers across the country), our neck-of-the-woods is compared to different cities domestically and abroad, quite often. Especially by the one we can proudly call our local paper, the Gray Lady.

Sports | SPORTS

The 17 most memorable quotes from Yankees legend Yogi Berra - Business Insider

New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra has died at 90 years old. The catcher was a 15-time All Star and 10-time World Series champion, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972, according to AFP.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

The $1 million parking spot may be just around the corner - MarketWatch

At least two new condominium developments in Manhattan are asking $1 million for a single parking spot.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

See the Lines of the NYC Subway Paired With an Aerial View | Mental Floss

The web of the underground transit system is even more impressive in the context of NYC as seen from above.

Politics | Seriously???

Seinfeld Family Lemonade Stand Shut Down by Police

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his family were operating a charity lemonade stand when they were forced to shut down the operation.

Politics | Seriously???

Indian restaurant fined for trying to hire Indian waiter

An Indian waiter in an Indian restaurant — imagine that! City bureaucrats slapped a $5,000 fine on a Midtown Indian restaurant for trying to hire a server who is Indian, according to official docum...

News | News

New York, California Will Keep Iran Sanctions: Legislators - Breitbart

The States of New York and California have no intention of complying with the Iran deal's requirement that state and local governments lift their own sanctions against the Iranian regime.

Travel | Travel

The Brooklyn of Every State

Which 'hood in your state is a fixie and Mason jar mecca?

News | Jewish Community

Catskills Colony Collapse: Bungalows Hit By Zoning, Will Be Replaced by Upscale Housing – Tablet Magazine

The Catskills bungalow colonies that have played host for countless Jewish vacationers for decades are now becoming extinct. On Monday, the Times Herald-Record reported that new zoning regulations in Sullivan County, NY, updated last October, have encour

Sports | MLB

Alex Rodriguez homers for 3,000th hit, and Yankees fans roar their approval - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: After returning from his PED scandal, Alex Rodriguez has endeared himself again to New Yorkers.

News | The News

FAO Schwarz: Too priceless for words, and for customers - The Washington Post

FAO Schwarz is weeks away from closing the doors to its landmark toy store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, a store that offered more than merchandise; it offered an “experience.”

Politics | Interesting Links

Fights Break Out Over $30 Hot Dog Price at Stand Near Ground Zero: Officials | NBC New York

Meet Ahmed Mohammed. He might be the most expensive hot dog vendor in New York, especially if he thinks you're a tourist.

Sports | NHL

NY Rangers win Game 1 of East Final, top Lightning on late goal

With the score tied 1-1 on Saturday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Rangers forward Kevin Hayes fought through a check by former Ranger Ryan Callahan, and then sent a pass that deflected off of former Lightning forward Dominic Moore for a 2-1 l

Sports | NHL

Rangers eliminate Capitals with thrilling Game 7 OT win

Thus ended another Rangers vs. Capitals series in Game 7. It was the fourth time in five series between the teams since 2009 that went seven. The Rangers had won the last two, in the 2012 semifinals and the 2013 quarterfinals.

Sports | NHL

Rangers vs. Capitals recap: What you need to know about Game 5

Every night during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eye On Hockey writers Adam Gretz and Chris Peters will bring you up to speed everything you need to know about all of the action around the NHL. Here's what you need to know about Rangers vs. Capitals, Game

Sports | NHL

Rangers vs. Capitals recap: What you need to know about Game 4

The Washington Capitals squeaked by for another win over the New York Rangers in Game 3. The Caps now hold a 3-1 series lead, putting them one win away from the Eastern Conference Final.

Sports | NHL

Capitals vs. Rangers recap: What you need to know about Game 2 - CBSSports.com

Everything you need to know about the New York Rangers' Game 2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Sports | NHL

Capitals eliminate Islanders: What you need to know about Game 7 - CBSSports.com

The Washington Capitals won a thrilling Game 7 on Monday night to eliminate the New York Islanders and move on to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs where they will face the New York Rangers.

Food & Drink | Food & Cooking!

A Cooking Club That’s 124 Years Old and Counting - NYTimes.com

For 124 years, the Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club in Wichita, Kan., has made the city a better place to eat.

Entertainment | Mad Men

Unpacking Last Night's Mad Men: From The Oak Room To Port Authority: Gothamist

Here's some IRL info on what you saw on Mad Men last night, from the Oak Room to Sesame Street.

Entertainment | Mad Men

Here's How You Can Experience the World of 'Mad Men' IRL

But first, you have to come to New York City. Not only is it where the series is based, but now, the Museum of the Moving Image in Manhattan is featuring an exhibit dedicated to the show.

Entertainment | Mad Men

Museum of the Moving Image - Films - Required Viewing: Mad Men's Movie Influences

With its richness of detail and depth of characterization, Mad Men has an artistic ambition that reveals many influences. Series creator Matthew Weiner drew from literature, cinema, fashion, photography, architecture, music, and more, to help create the world of the show.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Restaurants Offer Boozy Menus to Promote 'Mad Men' | Special: Mad Men - Advertising Age

From March 23 through March 29, 34 New York City Restaurants will participate in Mad Men Dining Week, offering a lunch promotion of $19.69.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Halal Guys Reveals Chicago Location, Opening Date

What started as a New York food cart is expanding across the country into brick-and-mortar locations.

Sports | Surfing/Skating/SUPing

1965: Skateboarding in New York City - Retronaut

"Sidewalk surfing" — the original moniker for what we now call skateboarding. In the 1940s, when the waves were flat, Californian surfers took their skills to the sidewalk. Then one enterprising surf store owner struck a deal with the Chicago Roller Skate Company, and the first commercial skateboard was soon available in the stores.

Visual Arts | Photography

After the 1960s Harlem exodus, the people who stayed

In the 1960s, large numbers of residents left Harlem for neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, seeking better schools, improved housing and a stronger sense of safety. Left in Harlem were the people who couldn't afford to or chose not to move.

News | From CNN

Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies at 82

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has died, according to his son Chris Cuomo, host of CNN's "New Day."

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

31 reasons LA kicks New York's ass

Even though we could have stopped at the weather, we came up with 30 other reasons to settle this once and for all

News | From the HuffPost

From Daniel Pantaleo To Darren Wilson, Police Are Almost Never Indicted

A police officer who choked an unarmed man to death on a public sidewalk will not face trial. This is the second recent high-profile case in which a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who had killed an unarmed black civilian -- firs...

Humor | Chicago Humor

33 reasons Chicago kicks New York's ass

Of course Chicago is better than New York. We Chicagoans know this to be true and, if New Yorkers are being honest with themselves, they know it, too. So, once...

Entertainment | Entertainment

Princess Leia Walks Around NYC, Gets Harassed by Everyone From Yoda to Darth Vader | Adweek

The universe was shaken when we watched hidden-camera footage of a woman walking around NYC and getting harassed. Then we saw what happens when a white man suffers the same fate. Now, in the latest parody of the Hollaback!

Travel | Travel

Hotel New York: Goedkope Hotels in New York | Venere.com

Op zoek naar een hotel in New York? Bespaar met Venere.com en boek je droomaccommodatie in New York. Kies de beste aanbieding uit onze op-maat-gemaakte deals.

Music | Music

Echo Chamber: El-P Says Taylor Swift's "Welcome to New York" Makes Him Want to Move From New York

"taylor swifts new song 'welcome to New York' makes me want to finally move from New York."

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Chicago

Hey, NYC and L.A., check out these $2,000 Chicago apartments

We're cluing our coast-dwelling friends into what Chicagoans already know: While our apartments aren't cheap, they're freakin' palaces compared to NYC and L.A.

Travel | Travel

8 NYC Bars With The Most Incredible Views Of The City

New York is home to some of the most beautifully designed drinking and eating establishments in the world, so why do we end up wasting so much time clinking glasses in the hazy shadows of dive bars? Well, stop that. Instead of that tattered pool table, yo

Travel | Travel

How to See Times Square Without the Hassle

Nothing beats the impact of your first trip to Times Square. It's a must-visit destination for visitors, a place of larger-than-life establishments and illuminated billboards. Even jaded and die-hard New Yorkers are drawn to the energy there....

Visual Arts | Art

16 Photos You'd Never Believe Were Taken In New York City

Don't be mistaken — this concrete jungle has some real jungle too. Check out what two BuzzFeeders were able to find with just two days, five boroughs, and one Canon Powershot camera.

Entertainment | Bethenny

OMG! Check Out My Times Square Billboard from Ellen!

Craziest, most amazing thing ever! Ellen surprised Bethenny with a Times Square billboard on an episode of