#TBT: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Flashback

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I love these old pictures of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Turn on any TV this morning and you can see the 2014 version. Here's a bit of parade history from Wikipedia: The tradition started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States, along with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. In 1924, the ... See the Rest

Park It!: NYC Is Getting This Floating $130 Million Park!?

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I live in the Meatpacking District (the tourist-y Times Square of downtown NYC) where the last decade has brought exiting neighborhood additions like The Standard Hotel, The High Line elevated park and soon, the new Whitney Museum. It looks like we might be getting another. An old pier on the Hudson –once used by ocean liners like the Lusitania– ... See the Rest

You’re Invited!: Spend New Years With Rita Ora Or Some Wild “Queens”


Here's your invitation to two exciting parties on New Year's Eve in New York City... Rita Ora at The Standard High Line Not a lot of details here except that it's black tie and it is in one of the most beautiful rooms in New York City with the river and Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. I've been to MANY parties here and you always feel a more ... See the Rest

Combo Post: Obama’s Net Neutrality + NYC Pot Law = Good News


This might seem somewhat convoluted at first, using President Obama as a connector, but here's two bits of good news; "President Obama today put the full weight of his administration behind an OPEN AND FREE INTERNET, calling for a strict policy of 'net neutrality' and formally opposing deals in which content providers like Netflix would pay huge ... See the Rest

NYC Restaurant News: Subway Smoke Bomber Caught On Video


So, you may have heard, but now there's a video. An unidentified man emerged from a subway grate this weekend, chucked a smoke bomb inside Da Silvano (including Rose McGowan?!) then fled back underground. The NYPD released the footage in the hunt for the suspect, who they believe is in his early 20s, has blond hair, and was wearing an American flag ... See the Rest

Picture This: Ryan McGinley’s Nudie Yearbook Is NSFW

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NSFW: There are a total of 753 black and white and color photographs by Ryan McGinley in his new show, Yearbook. They are unframed and stuck directly to the wall in overlapping layers. All of the works are printed on vinyl, and were made between 2009 and 2014. The individual images are poster sized, and the entire installation is available as a ... See the Rest

Film Flashback: Sixty Years Ago Marilyn Monroe Stood Over A Subway Grate & Became An Icon


In September of 1954, the famous scene above a subway grate from The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell, was filmed on Lexington Avenue. The movie mostly takes place inside of a New York City apartment during a VERY hot summer. It primarily shot in Hollywood, but some scenes were filmed in NYC. The iconic subway grate scene was ... See the Rest

The Beginning of the End?: Over 300,000 Gather For People’s Climate March In NYC

MARCHING SELFIE: Dennis Kucinich, Leo DiCaprio and friends

The People's Climate March began this morning at 11:30AM, moving east along 59th Street from Columbus Circle. More than 1000 groups from all 50 states and 300 colleges participated along with animal activist Jane Goodall, Al Gore, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Dennis Kucinich, my local councilman, Corey Johnson, Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio and over ... See the Rest