Amidst murmurs of conversation, ice rattling in shakers and people gathered around drink stations, a half dozen lady bartenders mixed drinks at Proof+Gauge, a tasting room and cocktail bar in Long Island City on Monday. The six women competed to be the Queen Bee at the third annual Queen Bee Cocktail Classic. The event highlights […]
By Courtney Vinopal For her September 4 birthday celebration, Beyoncé could have chosen to wear any designer in the world. But at the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, she wore none other than the clothes of a Made-in-the-Bronx designer, Jerome LaMaar. Sporting a tropical printed t-shirt and beaded jacket from LaMaar’s high-end clothing line, […]
A new phone app helps people longing to snooze find a bed to catch some z’s
In 1895, in the frontier town of La Grange, Texas, a doctor named John Carhart published a novel called Norma Trist. Its heroine, Norma Trist, was one of the first openly gay characters in American fiction. Now, pages from the book are part of a new art installation, which opened on September 10, at the […]
A campaign of murals that raise awareness of human rights abuses against the Baha’i
New York’s Empire State Building had a quiet and rainy birthday May 1, with tourists trickling into the building that was built 85 years ago. Doormen warned visitors there was little to be seen from the observation deck on the 102nd floor, though. The rain had washed away visibility. Hundreds of tourists from around the […]
A teacher shows how working with nature can help bring sustainable solutions in New York City
Enrollment at after school programs and online practice tests are on the rise in New York
Father Jim Martin, a Jesuit editor, has a vast social media following—and he uses it
The death of Iraqi- British architect Zaha Hadid, whose modern futuristic designs include a 39-apartment building under construction along the High Line, has caused reverberations in the architecture world. Hadid, 66, died at a Miami Hospital Thursday after she had a heart attack while being treated for bronchitis.The architect leaves a legacy that pushed architectural […]
“Holy Moses it’s cold out there!” said John Miniaci, the owner of Johnny’s Pizzeria, rubbing his hands and hurrying back into his warm shop as the sun set on Sunset Park and 15-mile winds raced down 5th Avenue. On the sidewalk outside of Johnny’s on this frigid Wednesday was a film crew, four puppies, a […]
A Queens toymaker breathes new life into recycled and locally sourced wood.
New owners keep an 85-year old Forest Hills sweet shop open, saving a neighborhood fixture.
A historic venue strives to keep a part of the neighborhood’s soul alive
Competition from above and below is challenging New York City’s small pizza shops
New York City gets its first Drones-only store in Brooklyn