Good morning. Today’s introduction comes from Thomas Fuller, the San Francisco bureau chief.
Good morning. Today’s introduction comes from Thomas Fuller, the San Francisco bureau chief.
The innovation myth used to involve the back of a suburban garage or an office park in Silicon Valley. The tech industry was incubated not on the mean streets of the big city, but in sleepy hamlets like Murray Hill, N.J., and Mountain View, Calif.
Donald Trump’s new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, was involved in a company that scammed US military veterans out of their life savings, according to court filings and interviews.
Mr. Kim is a member of the New York State Assembly. Ms. Teachout is a law professor at Fordham University. This week, word leaked that Amazon may be close to finalizing a deal to set up a major operation in Long Island City, Queens. The news, which was embraced with peak sycophancy by Gov.
With 350 pieces, the Warhol retrospective at the Whitney sets aside the icon’s persona and focuses on his art. Nov. 12; whitney.org.
Retrieving a copy of a marriage license in person, unsolicited health advice from a stranger and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.
Information may want to be free, as an aphorism had it in the early days of digital media. But these days, increasingly, journalism wants to be paid for.
Jerome Corsi, a rightwing author and conspiracy theorist, has said he expects to be criminally indicted by Robert Mueller, the special counsel.
New York Times journalists are reporting from around the country as candidates make their final pitches to the voters who will help reshape the United States for the next two years. Storms are expected to hit much of the Eastern United States on Tuesday, which could depress turnout in some places.
“Welcome to Los Angeles”? Thanks, but no, thanks—I’m from New York. I don’t need to engage in cordial small talk with strangers. In New York, we greet newcomers by giving them incorrect directions to Times Square and criticizing the way they spread their cream cheese.
“You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours,” wrote Italo Calvino in his novel Invisible Cities. Welcome to Hack Your City, Lifehacker’s new series of city-specific tips—first some from us, then some from you.
This is pretty much how Corey Ferrell, a commuter, sometimes feels upon docking at his Manhattan office following a heroic three-and-a-half-hour, one-way commute — by bicycle, two trains, and on foot — from Oxford, Conn. About 180 miles to the west, in Bethlehem, Pa.
Walk down almost any major New York street – say Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower, or Madison Avenue from midtown to the Upper East Side.
“Welcome to Fear City” read the stark headline on these pamphlets, which were subtitled “A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York”. Inside was a list of nine “guidelines” that might allow you to get out of the city alive, and with your personal property intact.
On his first visit to America in 1842, Charles Dickens found plenty to ridicule—America’s money obsession, their manners, their tobacco chewing habits. But the biggest target of Dickens’ humor was New Yorkers. Specifically, their pigs.
Wilfred Rose, 58, spent a career studying the pants pockets of New Yorkers, always on the lookout for “a nice stiff wallet” full of cash, or better yet, the fainter outline of a dozen folded bills. When he describes sizing up a promising mark, his eyes stop blinking and he leans forward.
The waiter with the handlebar mustache encourages us to “participate in the small-plate culture.” Geraldine’s, the swank spot in Austin’s Hotel Van Zandt, is brimming with tech guys, some loudly talking about money.
With wonder and dismay, Pete Hamill reflects on 72 years of transformation as his hometown is continuously rebuilt. Long ago, as an eight-year-old boy standing on the roof of a three-story tenement in Brooklyn, I first experienced a sense of wonder.
The war over Airbnb gets personal. One morning a few months ago, New Yorkers opened their eyes to a city that, seemingly overnight, had been blanketed in advertisements for a company called Airbnb.
“The old New York-Los Angeles rivalry is changing, at least on the East Coast side of the equation. No longer do in-the-know New Yorkers reflexively parrot sneers like the old Woody Allen line, that the only cultural advantage of Los Angeles is the right turn on red....
I have lived in New York City for 18 years. Someday, I will die here, probably in a bar bathroom or—given the realities of both global warming and rising real estate costs—on a reef. Still: I am not, nor will I ever be, a New Yorker.
I'm here because I was born here and thus ruined for anywhere else, but I don't know about you. Maybe you're from here, too, and sooner or later it will come out that we used to live a block away from each other and didn't even know it.
To eat out in New York is to drown in choices. Which neighborhood? Which cuisine? Updated or traditional? Speedy or stately? Loud or just moderately loud? Menus are getting busier, surrounding the usual appetizers and main courses with snacks and raw bar items and “large-format” platters.
Everywhere you go, millennials are pushing the boundaries of convention and defying the rules: Almost getting people elected, riding "hoverboards" that are actually basically just Segways, writing self-congratulatory thinkpieces about ourselves.
For less than the cost of a Starbucks latte, a surprising variety of businesses — delis, dry cleaners, mobile phone stores — will look after your bags so you can sightsee hands-free.
We’re currently in New York’s oldest library, The New York Society Library. Alexander Hamilton used to come here. This was an alternative to the Church and King libraries that were around, because it was secularized. Let me read you a very cool thing.
We’ve all been there. The train is coming into the station, and you grab your MetroCard and quickly try and swipe it at a turnstile. The last two words are killer. You think to yourself “I swear I had a balance on this card”. You go and check the card out and you see you have “$2.45”.
1. Pinball was banned in the city until 1978. The NYPD even held "Prohibition-style" busts. 2. It is a misdemeanor to fart in NYC churches.
Party promoters in New York are part of a complex game that most don't even know they're playing. Max Pearl reports on how property developers and gentrification are irreversibly shaping the city's dance music scene.
Many consider the destruction of New York’s original Pennsylvania Station in 1963 to have been the architectural crime of the twentieth century. But few know how close we came to also losing its counterpart, Grand Central Terminal, a hub every bit as irreplaceable.
Wealthsimple is a whole new kind of investing service. This is the latest installment of our recurring series “Money Diaries,” in which interesting people tell the unvarnished truth about their financial lives.
We first got to know Humza Deas three years ago, when he was a 17-year-old self-taught photographer taking the sorts of thrilling pictures of the city, often from places he wasn’t technically supposed to be, which someone who is maybe no longer a teenager would probably not attempt.
Mr. Deen was raised in a Hasidic family in New York. A decade ago, he left the Hasidic community and is now a writer. Last Friday, as observant Jews hurried with last-minute preparations for Passover, one Orthodox Jew was in Albany, holding up the New York State budget.
Consider the poodle: the fluffy stalwart of the Upper East Side, the pooch par excellence of fancy white-glove co-ops. Lately, it’s been roughing it downtown.
For Zoë Barry, feeling attractive in New York was an impossible feat. The 32-year-old, who grew up in Stuy Town and attended an all-girls private school, says her self-esteem was slowly sapped by the city’s sky-high beauty standards.
The late 1970s were some of the darkest, bleakest years in New York’s history. So why can’t we stop talking about them?
To be a true New Yorker, one must love and hate the city in equal measure, and always come back. Whenever I think of those alternate realities, those theories of time where new dimensions split open every time you choose between hot or cold coffee, I feel like hurtling myself into the sun.
Other than one or two of the world's supercentenarians, nobody remembers New York in 1911. Plenty of living historians and enthusiasts of the city have paid intensive attention to that booming time period when the city's population fast approached five million, but none experienced it first-hand.
As much as New York City loves being loud and flashy, there are a few secrets she likes to keep to herself. Beyond the concrete jungle's hustle and bustle, there are a ton of buried gems waiting to be discovered.
I've never felt more important than when I lived in New York. I was poor and my work was neither very good nor very well-read, and yet every day I'd wake up in my 10-by-10 room, its window looking out over my building's rusted trashcans, and somehow think I'd achieved another great victory.
New York is certainly a special city. But does it risk becoming a city for the special? It is hard to squeeze the juice of substance from a mayoral campaign that has been, to a great extent, about former Representative Anthony D. Weiner tweeting pictures of his groin.
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.
Although New York City has long had a clearly defined and ubiquitous style of pizza, the city's appetite for the dish knows no bounds. While New Yorkers can certainly be parochial and protective of their home slice, they can also be open and accepting of different pizza points of view.
AS soon as the CT scan was done, I began reviewing the images. The diagnosis was immediate: Masses matting the lungs and deforming the spine. Cancer. In my neurosurgical training, I had reviewed hundreds of scans for fellow doctors to see if surgery offered any hope.
Near-blizzard conditions consumed portions of the East Coast on Wednesday evening as snow piled up, roadways became clogged with crashed cars and hundreds of thousands of people lost power.
It's a bright spring day in New York, with sunlight dancing on the East River and robins singing Broadway tunes.
New Yorkers who welcome strangers into their homes by becoming Airbnb hosts have found that the experience can be at turns nerve-racking, humorous and sometimes embarrassing. But for some determined hosts, it has proved profitable enough to replace more traditional revenue streams.
There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square. But venturing beyond Times Square can be intimidating for weary travelers with limited time and a lot of curiosity.
Laura Klunder’s newest tattoo runs down the inside of her left forearm and reads “K85-160,” a number that dates to her infancy. Klunder was 9 months old when her South Korean mother left her at a police station in Seoul.
The day cars drove themselves into walls and the hospitals froze A scenario that could happen based on what already has.
It would have seemed unbelievable in 1990, when there were 2,245 killings in New York City, but as of Wednesday there have been just 286 in the city this year — the lowest since reliable records have been kept.
More than half a century ago, a 20-piece marching band in green and gold uniforms assembled near Track 37 at Grand Central Terminal to herald the arrival of what was hailed as an engineering marvel: the city’s first stainless-steel subway cars, known as Brightliners.
NEW YORK—At 4:32 p.m. Tuesday, every single resident of New York City decided to evacuate the famed metropolis, having realized it was nothing more than a massive, trash-ridden hellhole that slowly sucks the life out of every one of its inhabitants.
What I’m about to tell you is the most painful, traumatic, outrageous, outlandish, over-the-top story of government sanctioned police brutality, wrongful imprisonment, wrongful convictions, forced testimony, widespread corruption, money, lots of money, and deep, deep, deep soul-snatching psycholog
On a cold February morning at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the skeleton of a modern 15-story building was rising from a muddy construction site along the East River.
These are best sellers. You have probably read some of them. Find time to read some of these great books and your life will never be the same again. The ideas, stories and advice in these books will encourage and challenge you to be better every day.
She was buried Nov. 7, 1970, in plot No. 537 of a potter’s field in Middletown, N.Y. In the cemetery’s record book, where her name should have been, someone wrote a single word. The police had found her a few weeks earlier, dead in the woods.
A CHINESE millionaire tried to give $300 (and lunch) to homeless men and women in New York last week. This didn’t sit well with the nonprofit New York City Rescue Mission. The Rescue Mission offered to help with lunch, but wouldn’t cooperate in handing out cash.
On my way home from work two Thursdays ago, the No. 3 train I was riding stopped suddenly, just before the 72nd Street station. This, on the New York City subway, was not particularly unusual. But what happened afterward was.
I’m writing this in Venice, Italy. This city is a pleasantly confusing maze, once an island of fortresses, and now a city of tourists, culture (biennales galore) and crumbling relics. Venice used to be the most powerful city in Europe—a military, mercantile and cultural leader.
Adult life is full of commitments: bills to pay, family to see and a job you probably have to show up for. But in a world where many of us complain of being overscheduled, there’s something uniquely depressing about having no control over the time once quaintly called “personal” and “free.
Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade. In the first decades of the 20th century, New York City experienced an unprecedented infrastructure boom.
While team Family Records was in between offices in early 2012, we had 6 weeks to bridge until our new space was ready.
Marcel and I both swiped right. After the usual exchange of Tinder pleasantries, he suggested we meet for a drink that night, but I was busy, so he asked for my number to connect on WhatsApp. French guys really don’t play games — here’s what popped up on my phone the next day:
The New York Times app loses love of users, due to a myriad of reasons. Along with the competition and cost, the following factors are the reasons for the difficulties.1. Coverage (Users are unhappy about something they read)2. Life-changing event (moving).3. Lack of usage.4. Irrelevant content.
Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives, now being featured in our Smarter Living collection. Managing your money should be pretty straightforward, but that doesn’t make the task all that easy.
For a while, Detroit was known for vacant, crumbling homes and rock-bottom house prices. I found neighborhoods like this one, Brush Park, transforming. For 36 years, Detroit has been under some sort of oversight from state and federal authorities.
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most powerful men in the world because billions of people give Facebook, which he founded, free access to their personal data. In return, users receive carefully curated snapshots of his life: baby photos, mundane office tours and the occasional 5K.
In her 26 years in New York, Wednesday Martin has lived in nearly every neighborhood, from Long Island City to Soho to the West Village. Nothing, she says, prepared her for the Upper East Side.
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, featuring epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s.
Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty street in the Bronx. The two workers aboard were running late. Before long, they would start getting calls from their boss.
It started with Instagram. Or maybe it ended with Instagram.
An oral history of the 1997 Knicks-Heat postseason brawl — and the four-season NBA playoff rivalry that began changing the fates of two franchises 20 years agoSpend too long gazing into the mirror and you might start to hate what you see.
SAN FRANCISCO — Before the sun came up on Oct. 31, Renee DiResta sat in bed in her pajamas and logged into a virtual war room. For years, Ms. DiResta had battled disinformation campaigns, cataloging data on how malicious actors spread fake narratives online.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, the price of a single-family home has soared so fast over the last few years that even many well-paid local workers have been pushed out of the city. In Miami and New York, new luxury apartments are rising rapidly, often sold to anonymous buyers, sight unseen.