September 2016

[caption id="attachment_16549" align="alignnone" width="600"] NYCFC warms up before a home match at Yankee Stadium against FC Dallas[/caption] By Patrick Ralph Stan's Tavern is one of four sports bars and restaurants across the street from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. During Yankee games, places like these are filled to the brim with pinstripe-dressed fans talking baseball over burgers and beers. Given all the Yankee memorabilia which hang on the walls of these places, it’s unlikely to find many Mets fans around here. At Stan’s, the bar is situated in the middle of the place while fans situate themselves at high tables and chairs around

[caption id="attachment_16429" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Left to right – bartender Maria Ulrich, bartender Haley Traub and Madeline Rapp[/caption] 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 the versatility of honey in alcoholic drinks and kicked off New York City Honey Week’s slate of events. The weeklong affair is meant to start a conversation about honey, beekeeping

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, 5:31 Jérôme, as well as a bag from his more affordable brand, 9J, the “Bey Day” girl was photographed chatting with former President Bill Clinton and dancing alongside her husband, Jay-Z. You could call it the “Queen B” effect -- immediately after pictures surfaced of the music

On Monday night New Yorkers, like many Americans, gathered at home and in public to watch the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It was expected to be the most watched presidential debate in U.S. history. NY CityLens staff spread out across the city to find out where New Yorkers were watching, and what they were seeing. The view from the bar Over tater-tots and beers, Dan Flemming, 23, and Emily Bennet, 25, watched the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Monday night at William Hallet, a local bar in Astoria. "I don't think Hillary's the answer,

By Courtney Vinopal [caption id="attachment_16468" align="alignnone" width="1168"] Trains pull away at Elizabeth station.[/caption] As  commuters in the tri-state area headed to work on Monday morning, police were hunting for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28 year-old man who was suspected of setting off explosives in the New York neighborhood of Chelsea and the New Jersey town of Seaside Park over the weekend. By the time these commuters headed home, Rahami had been arrested in Linden, N.J., and charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. No one was killed in the plot to plant and detonate multiple explosive devices across the New