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Of the 50 dommes she interviewed in New York, 39 percent had gone to graduate school, including three who attended Columbia University.

The Upper Breast Side is Manhattan’s leading lactation and breastfeeding resource center and retail store with a pun in its name. A valuable resource for befuddled and sore-titted moms.

NYC’s Ten Worst Tenants.

For decades, Chinatown Fair welcomed everyone — misfits, cool kids, world champions, novices, dancers, fighters, strategists, tourists carrying leftover dumplings from their dinner across the street. Then, two weeks ago, it disappeared.

The crown and other interior portions of the Statue of Liberty will temporarily close to the public Nov. 1 to allow for the installation of extra safety features, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service.

Ping-Pong Table Coming to Tompkins Square Park.

Best Business Cards from Around New York’s Tech Scene.

Don Figlozzi, the First TV Animator? Don Figlozzi (1909-81), spent the first half of his career in animation and the second half at the New York Daily News, where his cartoons, signed “Fig,” became a fixture.

An interview with Colleen Nika.

Steven Brahms at 3rd Ward (Friday, March 18).

Tim Davis, The Upstate New York Olympics, 2011

“Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991” at the Neuberger Museum of Art.

Fireman Reminds You To Set Your Clocks Ahead an Hour.

New new, New York, sittin’ here

129.jpgOver the past decade the neighbourhood, which sits just over the East River from Manhattan, has been transformed from a sleepy, poor, residential area of Jewish, eastern European and Hispanic working-class immigrants to one where most denizens appear to have beards, piercings, lots of tattoos and belong to at least one band. Most also tend to write a blog and spend all night drinking or involved in art projects. Brooklyn’s Williamsburg becomes new front line of the gentrification battle.

Man Jumps In Front Of G Train After Stabbings. Man Crushed By #4 Train At Union Square Station.

Retired New York City subway cars and buses will get plucked out of the NYC Transit Museum and return to service for the holidays.

Cops bust seven men playing chess in upper Manhattan park. Related: Why chess may be an ideal laboratory for investigating gender gaps in science and beyond.

The School that ate the New York. By charm and brute force, NYU is planning to add 6 million square feet to its campus across the city.

A photography professor at NYU plans to install a camera in the back of his head for an art project commissioned by a new modern art museum in Qatar.

Peter Plagens on the MoMA Abstract Expressionism Show.

Museum Revives Time Square’s Peep Show Past.

Building the Empire State Building.

New York’s 82 Most Notable Burgers.

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The First 9/11 Movie Musical: Clear Blue Tuesday.

“Ground Zero Mosque” protesters driving around a rented, decommissioned missile.

Top Models Named for Fashion’s Night Out Show: Naomi Campbells…

“Whoever at Curbed decided the actual address and floor plan was necessary to get those page views, I hope they die in a fire.” Rachel Maddow isn’t happy about Curbed publishing the floor plans and address of the West Village apartment she’s moving into.

Lady Gaga Dresses as (Nearly Naked) Statue of Liberty. Plus: Official Lady Gaga Halloween Costumes. Related: Lady Gaga’s Healthy Diet: Tofu, Turkey and Hummus.

Tropical Storm Warnings For Long Island & Jersey Shores. More: Long Island officials are opening shelters and making other emergency plans in case Hurricane Earl hits the Hamptons this week.

Camping in a Brooklyn Wilderness.

Oyster festivals set for September, October in NY.

‘We’re Getting The Hell Out Of This Sewer,’ Entire Populace Reports. 8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City A Horrible Place To Live.

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1111.jpgFormer Lower East Side hipster owes IRS $172 million in back taxes.

A Bronx judge has thrown out a summons issued against a Bronx man for wearing saggy pants, finding that “the Constitution still leaves some opportunity for people to be foolish if they so desire.”

Police in New York say a woman had a sneezing fit that caused her to drive off a road, crash into several trees and plow through a fence.

One couple who left their car parked in a long-term lot near Kennedy Airport during a trip to California is trying to figure out what their car has been doing without them.

The owners of the Empire State Building and their supporters say their tower’s international status and New York City’s skyline are in mortal danger of an assault from a “monstrosity.” Their rival: a proposed tower on Seventh Avenue, two blocks to the west, that, according to its developers, will help the city grow and prosper, provide thousands of jobs and improve the quality of life for tens of thousands of New Yorkers. [Read more]

MTA says the cost of unlimited cards would soar to $130 next month.

NY bicycle news roundup: bike share, Unicycle Fest, new path.

NYC subway, late 70s.

Why is New York called the Big Apple?

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NY man’s kidney transplant gave him woman’s cancer.

Long Island couple staged their own kidnapping to get money from one of their parents.

Tobacco companies contest NY anti-smoking signs.

Map shows how to avoid tourists in New York.

This electric unicab is one of the submissions for NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission’s search for the next green cab.

The price is about $8,000, but an insider said Leibovitz got a big discount because the chairs were on sale.

The $1 million-a-day heroin empire of a notorious Harlem druglord was brought down by his flashy fur coat, the kingpin says.

Most of New York City’s darker charms have been bought, sold and put “on the grid”, but in the relative desolation of Gowanus lies the Observatory, an offbeat little museum specializing in all things eccentric, occult, and downright morbid.

Inside New York’s Art World: Interview with James Rosenquist and Leo Castelli, 1976.

The Andy Warhol Film Project began in the 1980s when the Whitney Museum and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) agreed to collaborate on the largest archival research project in the history of American avant-garde cinema: to catalogue Warhol’s massive film collection, investigate its history, and preserve and re-release all of the films in conjunction with a program of scholarly research and publication.

video disclosure { Imp Kerr & Associates, NYC is involved in the co-production of Spacer:One. | Related: DJ Cash Money (USA), DMC World DJ Champion 1988 | Calla me a sucka boy you’re pushin a broom starts at 3:15 minute mark. }



{ Design by Jeff Baxter adapted from a photograph by David Heald | Guggenheim and YouTube Launch Search for the World’s Most Creative Video }

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This weekend, the sun will set in perfect alignment with primary sections of the Manhattan street grid. Manhattanhenge 2010: May 30/31 and July 11/12.

Gino, an Italian restaurant which opened in 1945 on Lexington Avenue near Sixty-first Street, will close after Saturday night’s dinner on May 29th. All the items on the menu appear on a single plastic-covered page and were handwritten in ink sixty-five years ago by the restaurant’s founder, Gino Circiello.

The first time he went to Sardi’s, he believes, was in 1933, six years after it opened at its current location, on West 44th Street. The last time was Tuesday afternoon, when Mr. Herz, 93, a retired theatrical jack-of-all-trades, ate a crabmeat sandwich.

Like so many of the city’s legendary nightspots, the Lion disappeared, replaced by a series of other restaurants on the ground floor of a brownstone on Ninth Street. It reopened last week, as a tavern and restaurant whose owners have labored to restore the spirit of its early-1960s heyday. A Vision of the City as It Once Was.

9/11 attacks linked to increased male baby miscarriages.

Times Square Set for Colorful Makeover Before Summer’s Tourist Rush. [eek!]

Claude Monet’s nympheas at Gagosian Gallery, until June 26, 2010.

The exhibition titled “Salt Rises above the Sky — 25 Years of unique salt artworks by Bettina Werner, 49th floor of 7 World Trade Center, NYC, thru June 10th, 2010.

From Wednesday, May 26 at 12 am through Friday, May 28 at 11:59 pm, the Whitney Museum will remain open for three consecutive days as part of 2010 artist Michael Asher’s Biennial project.

One of the reasons New Yorkers pay $100 a day to be here.

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Why was Faisal Shahzad permitted to board a flight for Dubai some 24 hours after investigators of the Times Square terrorism case learned he might be connected to the attempted bombing?

The Connecticut man charged with the botched Times Square car bombing confessed to trying to slaughter innocent people in retaliation for US drone attacks.

7 Ways to Protect Times Square–Without Invasive Cameras.

Mayor Bloomberg will head to Washington tomorrow to discuss the current federal loophole that, believe it or not, allows people who are on the FBI’s Terror Watchlist to legally purchase guns and explosives.

A film actor playing a stickup man was almost shot by Long Island cops who thought he was committing a real robbery.

After a dispute with its landlord, Columbia University, over repairs and relocation resulted in Floridita Restaurant’s unexpected closing last Tuesday, the Cuban restaurant stirred back to life this weekend in true island fashion.

Otto Dix at Neue Galerie New York, until Aug. 30, 2010.

related { Jean-Michel Basquiat would have turned 50 this year, had the Brooklyn-born painter not died from a heroin overdose in 1988, at the age of 27. His contemporary and competitor, art provocateur Barbara Kruger, considers his legacy.

Brooklyn 1940’s, Brooklyn 1960’s. [More pics | thanks Greg!]

Jason Florio, NY Gun club [photos]

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8789.jpgMissing Florida boy found in NYC.

Marc Jacobs bookstore on Bleecker. Maybe it’s a stealth Marc Jacobs, like those stealth Starbucks we once heard about. As the Huffington Post mused, “You can imagine where this un-branding campaign could lead. A little neighborhood burger place run by McDonald’s? A little neighborhood hardware store owned by Home Depot? A little neighborhood five-and-dime operated by Wal-Mart?”

The $20,000 worth of sushi that State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. is accused of having bought with money siphoned from a nonprofit he founded is probably a blur to him now.

MoMA’s naked-art exhibit has a growing problem.

Tribeca Fest overview: 132 movies from April 21 to May 2.

Bleecker Street Station 6 Uptown only. [Thanks Glenn!]

Obscura Antiques & Oddities, NYC [Thanks Colleen!]

New waterproof vibrator-in-your-pocket from Babeland.

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8646878745f.jpgA sexy ex-model who became a New York City heroine when she fended off a ferocious would-be rapist in Central Park six years ago killed her boyfriend and herself in a bizarre murder-suicide.

How one brilliant idea has traveled from Bogota, Colombia all the way to New York City.

New York isn’t like Silicon Valley. That’s why they like it. “There’s a lot happening right here in our ZIP code,” said Dorothy McGivney, a former Google employee who is a co-coordinator of this group, the North Brooklyn Breakfast Club, and runs Jauntsetter, a travel site for women.

A storehouse to help those who help the poor.

They’re all here to share a personal story about their most magical, comedic, essentially New York moment in under five minutes.

Now that the pedestrian plazas at Times and Herald squares in New York City have been proclaimed permanent, the next step is making them look worthy of the part.

Lego repairs come to NY Public Libray, Central Park.

Hot Knots, a “fat-positive bondage benefit” went down on February 25 at Re/Dress NYC. [pics]

Missing cat with extra toes flier.



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h3.jpgAll NYC parades to be cut by 25% and restricted to 5 hours in a $3.1M money-saving move [with nice pic] Plus: Police announce Parade crackdown.

Two Diamond District wholesalers were arrested for staging a bizarre $4 million jewel heist in broad daylight on Dec. 31, 2008 on West 46th Street, involving two purported thieves disguised as Hasidic Jews.

Wall Street bonuses were up 17 percent to over $20 billion in 2009, the year taxpayers bailed out the financial sector after its meltdown.

M.T.A. to lay off more than 1,000 employees.

Central Park’s latest coyote visitor was spotted on the ice of The Pond.

Until 1993, Hoffmann had lived in the well known Chelsea Hotel in New York City, which Hoffmann later said she enjoyed.

Allen Tannenbaum: New York in the 70s.

The art collection of James and Barry, New York.