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How One Grandma's Modest Closet Found Its Way Into The Met

Sara Berman's belongings became an unlikely meditation on immigration, re-invention and feminine independence.

This Broadway Play Is What Art Should Look Like In Trump's America

Lynn Nottage is making a new kind of political theater.

A Mexican liquor company is waging a guerrilla campaign against Trump

Oxaca-based Ilegal Mezcal projected "Donald eres un pendejo" in a highly trafficked area of Manhattan on March 8, this year's International Women's Day.

New York City Mayor Wants Feds To Foot The Bill For Trump Tower Security

Bill de Blasio is asking for $35 million to reimburse the city.

New York Looks To Teens In Effort To Prevent Domestic Violence

An estimated 1 in 3 adolescents have experienced abuse, but few are educated about it.

An Evangelical Pastor On Reaching The Religiously Unaffiliated

Rev. Timothy Keller spent nearly 30 years reaching out to skeptics in New York City. Here's what he's learned.

Artist Honors The Legacy Of Britain's Radical Suffragettes

Amy Jorgensen prints women's surveillance images atop vintage handkerchiefs to explore possibilities of feminist resistance.

What 1970s Counterculture Can Teach Us About Resistance Today

"It was about actively creating your own reality, instead of accepting the one that was handed to you.”

This Is What Protests Looked Like 25 Years Ago In New York

Before Trump, and before social media, resistance was a part of the fabric of American democracy.

ICE Agents Take Undocumented Mom With Brain Tumor From Hospital To Detention Center

The woman's legal team criticized her treatment, but ICE says she has 24-hour care in custody.

NYC Tells Teachers To Call Students By Their Preferred Pronouns

New York City is taking more steps to protect its LGBTQ students.

'Blind Sheikh' Convicted In 1993 World Trade Bombing Dies In U.S. Prison

Omar Abdel-Rahman died of natural causes in a federal prison compound in North Carolina.

Met Museum offers exercise amid world-class art

World-class art, meet sweaty aerobics. New York City's cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art has been holding lively morning workout sessions this winter amid its prized masterpieces.

Now you can live-stream these cool Manhattan fitness classes into your home

For a fee, tech start-up Forte is streaming live fitness classes from fancy gyms in Manhattan to the masses.

Judge blocks US from deporting visa holders detained after Trump's refugee order

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a legal challenge to President Donald Trump's order to deny U.S. entry to refugees from seven countries.

I went to Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump art installation, and it was surprisingly powerful

Here's what it's like to peacefully exorcise the negative energy around the Trump presidency with Shia LaBeouf.

A History Of Black Cowboys And The Myth That The West Was White

An exhibition on view at The Studio Museum of Harlem hopes to retire the persistent myth equating cowboys with whiteness.

Thelma Schoonmaker on sculpting 'Silence' and editing Powell

Thelma Schoonmaker would still be working on Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” if she could.

Sculptor John Ahearn Brings Iconic New Yorkers To Streets To Meet The Neighbors

When you want to experience the neighborhoods of New York, you go walking on our streets. When you want to study the people who are New York, you go to J...

The reality TV candidate: Documentary to follow NYC mayoral hopeful

A young Republican is following in Donald Trump's footsteps by allowing a documentary film crew to shadow him as he considers a run this year to unseat New York City's mayor, Democrat Bill de Blasio.

In unusual New York City venues — such as restaurants — the taste for classical music expands

There are some pleasantly offbeat ways to hear chamber musicians in the Big Apple.

Lunar New Year 2017 events from NYC to Disney to Vegas

Lunar New Year begins Jan. 28, kicking off the year of the rooster. The holiday is observed in China, Vietnam and other Asian countries, but a number of U.S. destinations from New York to Las Vegas also host celebrations. Events include parades featuring lion dancers, special holiday menus at Asian restaurants, cultural festivals and more.

‘Exorcist’ author William Peter Blatty dead at 89

Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 89.

Paralyzed detective who forgave shooter eulogized as hero

Steven McDonald, a police officer best known for forgiving a teenage gunman who left him paralyzed in 1986, inspired New York City by choosing a spiritual journey over self-pity and spite, Mayor Bill de Blasio and others said Friday.

NYC's Chinatown Finally Represented By An Asian-American In State Assembly

“It’ll be very powerful to have our experiences as first-generation kids in the assembly.”

There’s A Reason Why Indie Bookstores Are Thriving

For author and new bookstore owner Emma Straub, it’s simple: Books Are Magic!

New York City to Pay Homeless People Whose Possessions Were Crushed

New York City reached settlements with three homeless people who alleged police and sanitation workers crushed their possessions in a garbage truck because they were sleeping on a street in East Harlem.

Councilman Eric Ulrich Steps Before the Camera Ahead of Possible Mayoral Run

Filming his run for mayor didn’t work out so well for Anthony Weiner, but New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich is hoping for better luck.

NYC's newest subway line set to open, 98 years after first proposed

Second Avenue Subway New York City set to open: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio take ceremonial first ride

"The energy here is like out of control": Times Square kicks off American New Year celebrations

Americans ring in 2017: Millions pack into Times Square to kick off New Year's celebrations

Kick Off 2017 By Reading Some Of Our Best Journalism From Last Year

We've rounded up some of the pieces we don't want you to miss.

Evergreen Diner Joins Long List of New York-Area Closures

The Evergreen Diner, a 92-seat fixture on West 47th Street for nearly 25 years, will shut its doors for good on Saturday, marking the latest in a series of recent diner demises throughout the metropolitan area.

Wary after Europe attacks, New York's New Year's Eve celebration security tightened

Officials have redoubled efforts to prevent attacks like those in Germany and France this year in which suspected Islamic militants intentionally drove trucks into holiday crowds, killing dozens of civilians.

The NYPD Finally Ends Discriminatory Policy Banning Sikh Officers From Wearing Turbans

“This is the pivotal moment we’ve been waiting for,” one Sikh officer said.

Trump revives defense of charitable foundation amid inquiry

Trump has renewed his defense of his charitable foundation, ven as the NY attorney general continues to investigate.

Dozens Of Cities And States Will Raise Their Minimum Wages For 2017

The Fight for $15 campaign has led to pay hikes coast to coast.

A 1994 vote is behind New York City's absurd rent increases

There's been a gradual dismantling of New York’s system of rent stabilization.

New York City Christmas Market Now Guarded by Heavily Armed and Armored Cops

Fifteen Christmases after 9/11, terrorists have gone from hijacking airliners to hijacking trucks—and the NYPD is amping up already tight security.

New York’s Theater A-List Shows Donald Trump a Real ‘Safe Space’

Writers and artists responded to Donald Trump’s tweet that theater should be a ‘safe space’ with a special evening of performances in Manhattan.

The NYPD has been tracking hate crimes for decades, but their count is utterly incomplete

Whether it’s the events themselves or the media’s coverage of them, hate crimes do spike when negative news linked to specific identities occurs.

Proposed NYC Teacher Evaluation Plan Emphasizes Classroom Work, Projects

New York City teachers would be judged more on their students’ classroom work and hands-on projects—rather than state test scores—under a proposal for new evaluations unveiled by the city Department of Education.

Construction Company Convicted of Manslaughter Fined $10,000

A construction company convicted of manslaughter was sentenced on Tuesday to a $10,000 fine, a penalty some law-enforcement officials said doesn’t meaningfully deter companies from misconduct.

Norway’s Top Oil Company Is Building A Huge Wind Farm Off New York's Coast

The project aims to provide clean electricity to New York City and Long Island.

NYC, N.J. bombing suspect Ahmad Rahimi pleads not guilty to attempted murder

Ahmad Rahimi made his first in-person court appearance to face charges he tried to kill police officers before they captured him

New York’s Most Subversive Christmas Show: Review of ‘Justin Vivian Bond: The Bipolar Express’

Justin Vivian Bond’s ‘The Bipolar Express’ at Joe’s Pub in New York begins as a sly celebration of dysfunction, and ends as a cleverly heartwarming Christmas pageant.

Donald Trump, and The Art of The Devastating Restaurant Takedown

Vanity Fair author Tina Nguyen’s elegant and brilliant trashing of the Trump Grill—eliciting an angry Tweet from Trump—is in a long tradition of restaurant takedowns.

Bitter cold, strong winds blast the Northeast

Porlar vortex: New York, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania hit by bitter cold, strong winds blast

GOP Lawmaker Tells Trump To Create A Federal Muslim Surveillance Program

He said it should be modeled after the NYPD surveillance program -- which yielded no terror leads.

New York child welfare workers fired over 6-year-old boy's death, mayor says

New York child welfare workers fired after scathing report on handling of boy who died

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