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.