The Hotel Taft was once the biggest hotel in Midtown Manhattan, but it never had 2,000 rooms, as advertised, and to claim that it was located both in Times Square and at Radio City (as the matchbooks and postcards did) was a stretch.
I’m going to miss Lord & Taylor like mad when the Fifth Avenue flagship closes next year. It isn’t only because of the unlikely bargains I scored on its often-deserted men’s floors — a red vinyl Perry Ellis-label jacket, marked down from $79.95 to $39.
Balancing the rights of one shareholder against the co-op collective can be tricky when a big clerical error is made. Q: I am the president of the board of a tight-knit, 15-unit co-op in Manhattan where residents feel like extended family.
With a 196-acre park and reasonably priced housing, this northern Manhattan neighborhood has seen an influx of new residents in recent years. Sometimes Libbie Rice finds herself blissfully alone as she walks the forested trails of Inwood Hill Park.
View Gallery 6 Pictures It's a magical moment that can leave viewers awestruck: The sun aligns perfectly through spaces between carefully constructed monolithic structures to cast an amazing beam of light. No, we're not talking about the ancient site of Stonehenge in the English countryside.
For Andrew Solomon, whose book “Far From the Tree” inspired a new documentary, a Greenwich Village brownstone untouched by time proved too much to resist. Sixteen years ago, Andrew Solomon went to Afghanistan on assignment for The New York Times. A sedulous reporter — Mr.
A button-down shirt, a pair of slacks, and a fleece vest. The outfit, christened the "Midtown Uniform" by a popular Instagram account of the same name, appears to be standard issue for men in their twenties and thirties working in the financial-services industry.
For the past five years, physicists and experts at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have been declassifying films of atmospheric nuclear tests conducted in the US. The team has located around 6,500 of the estimated 10,000 films that were created during the Cold War testing.
Ivette Singh hardly bothers to walk on the sidewalk on her way to work in Midtown Manhattan anymore. Too many people, too little space. Not enough patience. Instead, Ms.
New York City’s zoning code turns 100 this year. That may not sound like cause for celebration — except maybe for land-use lawyers and Robert Moses aficionados.
New York renters would be the first to tell you that rents go in only one direction: up. But after a long and relentless climb to historic highs, the momentum has stalled. With renters unwilling, or unable, to pay ever higher sums, rents have largely flatlined.
DRIVE through almost any neighborhood around the country, and class divisions are as clear as the gate around one community or the grittiness of another. From the footprint of the house to the gleam on the car in the driveway, it is not hard to guess the economic status of the people who live there.
Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.
As Twitter has grown into a global platform for public self-expression and conversation, our storage requirements have grown too.
For an island of only 24 square miles, Manhattan sure has a lot of neighborhoods. Many have distinct monikers that might not seem intuitive to the lay-tourist, or even to a lifelong New Yorker. Here's where the names of New York's most famous 'hoods came from.
The man who lost his voice was a gentle man who didn’t ask terribly much of life. He lived in a miniature space in a single-room-occupancy residence on the corner of 74th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan, above J. G. Melon, the popular restaurant and bar known for succulent hamburgers.
When Nate Hodge’s mother-in-law was visiting from Massachusetts, he and his wife, Catherine Greeley, wanted to treat her to a drink before dinner. It was a gorgeous weekend evening in New York City, 75 degrees and sunny, so they wanted to be outside.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took aim at Uber this summer, trying (and failing) to set a cap on the number of its for-hire cars operating in the city.
If you live in New York City long enough and appear to be successfully employed in an industry that Bernie Sanders dislikes, you will be asked at some point to do three things: sponsor a table at a vanity fund-raiser, become a “producer” of a Broadway play, and invest in a restaurant.
In 1942, one of Robert Oppenheimer’s colleagues came to him with a disturbing suggestion: in the event their work on the Manhattan Project succeeded and they built the world’s first atomic bomb, it was quite possible the explosion would set the skies on fire.
If you want to see the future of storefront retailing, walk nine blocks along Broadway from 57th to 48th Street and count the stores. The total number comes to precisely one — a tiny shop to buy drones.
The buzz term similarity distance measure has got a wide variety of definitions among the math and data mining practitioners. As a result, those terms, concepts and their usage went way beyond the head for the beginner, Who started to understand them for the very first time.
The Manhattan skyline is one of the world’s most iconic views, inspiring photographers and filmmakers for generations. Join us on a journey through the history of New York’s skyline.
In 1905, the novelist Edgar Saltus made his way to the roof of the new, twenty-one-story Flatiron Building, in Manhattan. Stunned by the strangeness of the experience—in an era before commercial aviation made it commonplace to see the world from the air—he wrote:
To learn more about Manhattan, Twitter’s distributed storage system, a great place to start is our first blog post. While we’ll cover the basics of Manhattan, it’s recommended that you read the post first to understand the bigger picture.
Some customers pour beer into clear McCafé plastic cups and drink it right in the open. A man called Shamrock swills straight vodka from a Dasani water bottle at a table near the entrance.
They’re tearing down the West 24th Street skybridge. Once connecting the two buildings that comprised the now defunct International Toy Center, the southern building at 1107 Broadway is currently being converted into luxury condos.
Asking what’s new in Manhattan is like asking what’s old in Rome: too much for 10 visits, so don’t bother trying in one. The eight or so square miles of Manhattan south of Central Park sees more restaurant, hotel and shop openings per year than many nations.
December 2, 1942, was the coldest day in Chicago in almost fifty years.
Both bombs appeared designed to create maximum chaos and fatalities. They also provided a trove of clues. Late Sunday night, two law enforcement officials said that investigators stopped a car on the Belt Parkway near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and took five people to an F.B.I.
A few weeks ago, a woman named Wednesday Martin, a hobby anthropologist whose graduate degree is in comparative literature, published an op-ed article in The New York Times outlining some of the observations she makes in her forthcoming book, “Primates of Park Avenue.
A glance at New York City crime statistics might lead you to conclude that Cyrus Vance Jr., the district attorney of New York County, no longer works in what William Travers Jerome, who held the job more than a century ago, once called “the mouth of hell.
MANHATTAN BEACH By Jennifer Egan 438 pp. Scribner. $28.
As a New Yorker, you probably think you know everything about this great city we all call home. Well, wrong-o, bucko. We rounded up a list of 10 facts—starting with Manhattan—that we bet will be news to you.
There is no shortage of cool stuff to see on the Internet, but the Internet itself—the networks and servers and cables tying it all together—is pretty mundane. Peter Garritano discovered as much when he went behind the scenes at some of New York's big Internet hubs to see how it all works.
On a rainy August night in 1962, a group of about a hundred protesters gathered at the corner of Sullivan and Broome Streets in Soho.
After decades of living in New York City, discovering the many charms of a Manhattan neighborhood. Live in one neighborhood in New York City long enough and other neighborhoods begin to feel like foreign countries. As with countries, there are some you want to visit and some you don’t.
Probably one of the most popular shopping cities in the world, New York City has something to offer for everyone. From famous department stores in Midtown Manhattan to small farmers markets in Brooklyn, this city presents an array of trendy products to fit every lifestyle.
The High Line, Manhattan’s elevated railway-turned-park, now attracts six million visitors a year. As it approaches its seventh year as one of the world’s most identifiable public spaces, it’s come a long way for a piece of infrastructure marked for demolition not long ago.
In Manhattan Beach, very few things are what they appear to be. “The sea, the sea!” It’s the jubilant, elemental cry of a child released from a hot car on a summer day, but also a phrase with deep historical and literary roots.
New Yorkers declared their allegiance to a neighborhood via their decorating choices — and proved that an apartment should be the ultimate expression of its inhabitant’s beliefs.
That pinch you’re feeling when it comes to housing may be real. The average price of an apartment in New York City has surpassed its last peak, 2008, before the recession hit and the housing market collapsed. And that new high, about $1.
Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re mixing up a variation on the iconic Manhattan by swapping out the standard rye whiskey for rum.
For months, the city’s aging transportation infrastructure has served New Yorkers one fresh outrage after another. Subway meltdowns have become all too frequent, with the number of delays skyrocketing as pieces of antiquated equipment fail regularly.
Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a major proposal prepared for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that would make New York the first city in the United States with a pay-to-drive plan.
At age 10, Maaret Klaber tried to find a spot alongside the Harlem River to watch a swim race around Manhattan. “It was weeds over my head there,” she said on Wednesday. Also, sinkholes with cars halfway in. “But,” Ms. Klaber said, “you could tell there was a path there.”
Thousands of protesters lined the streets around Trump Tower late Monday, providing a resounding chorus of dissent as Donald J. Trump returned to his high-rise penthouse on Fifth Avenue for the first time as president. Mr. Trump arrived by helicopter in Lower Manhattan shortly before 9 p.m.
A key reason for the gaudy numbers is that the higher end of the island’s real estate market is exploding. In yet another indicator that the richest of the rich have had the best recession recovery, sales of $10 million residences have doubled since 2009.
We don't have any hard numbers for you, but countless hours of observation lead us to believe that the manhattan is now being ordered more than the martini at good cocktail bars. The tricky part is that the martini worked as the Default American Cocktail because it's so simple.
This is a self-guided tour of things to do in Midtown Manhattan that will help you learn about the multitude of sights to see when planning your visit to the area. Use it as a complement to our guided Midtown Manhattan Tour and our guided night tour of Midtown or use it on it’s own.
I found this on the internet some time ago, and decided to upload it.This is Season 4, Episode 18 from the Ed Murrow Series "See It Now" A Conversation with J. Robert Oppenheimer(4 Jan. 1955)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2965122/Special thanks to Mr. Jochen Gruber for provinding me with the informatio
The thieves know just where to strike, entering stores and making their way through the aisles, past the diapers, the formula, the razors and the deodorant. You scream.
Donald Trump loves the word ‘‘deal.’’ The book he released with a co-writer in 1987 to summarize his views of the world was called, of course, ‘‘The Art of the Deal.
The East River? Oh, we dammed that thing up and threw a new City Hall on top. The Hudson? Filled it with traffic years ago.
The compares fluctuation in the city’s rental data on a monthly basis. It is an essential tool for potential renters seeking transparency in the NYC apartment market and a benchmark for landlords to efficiently and fairly adjust individual property rents in Manhattan.
Kevin Golden was in Virginia when he received the call from Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, the day before the Fourth of July. His son was on the line. “He said, ‘I was in Central Park, and I stepped on a bomb,’” Mr. Golden recalled.
It has been seven years since we got “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” but the presence of Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book still hangs in the air. Was it a novel? A collection of short stories? Who cares. It was a tour de force.
WAGAMAMA It’s easy to understand why Asian restaurant groups that have come to New York — like Sugarfish from Los Angeles, Ootoya from Tokyo and now Wagamama from London — do not want to be called chains. These places are well designed, with interiors handsomely finished in fine materials.
Now, it is reappearing as an important boulevard. Three of the four World Trade Center towers have their entrances on it, as does Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus, which is the Westfield shopping mall and the trade center transit hub. Mr. Calatrava’s St.
Jennifer Egan has said that she wants each novel she writes to teach her something new.
Sure, tiny houses are great and all, but what's better than a tiny house? A tiny houseboat.