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  1. Blame These People for NYCa s Treacherous Sidewalk ConditionsNYC has...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | New York Magazine

    Now that we have all given in to the fact that we're forced to live in a slush pit for a majority of the year, let us turn our anger to a target more worthy and less abstract than Mother Nature: the property owners who refuse to clear the snow and ice from their pathways. According to the Times , the NYC Department of Sanitation has issued almost 40,000 tickets across the five boroughs this season for failure to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice.


  2. The de Blasios Haven't Quite Warmed Up to the Upper East Side Park Slope forever.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | New York Magazine

    Mayor de Blasio and his family have been living in Gracie Mansion for about nine months now, but it seems that they're still settling in to the Upper East Side neighborhood of Yorkville. Or maybe they're not really settling in: the New York Daily News polled roughly 15 businesses in the immediate vicinity of the mayoral residence and found that the de Blasios have only ever patronized three of them.


  3. Best Bets: Week of February 23, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | New York Magazine

    The DryBar of laser rejuvenation, Skin Laundry , will make its East Coast debut at 3 West 16th Street on March 2. Until Skin Laundry founder Yen Reis moved Stateside in 2013, it was impossible to track down this ten-minute mild laser-and-light treatment -which employs a tubular crystal laser-outside Singapore. Imagine a very gentle pricking from forehead to cheekbone, vaporizing makeup and dead cells from the skin's surface.


  4. Spike Lee on 10 of His Cultural InfluencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | New York Magazine

    Beginning Friday, Spike Lee's crowd-funded love story about immortal blood addicts, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus , unspools in select theaters. Lee, who wrote, produced, and directed the film, spoke with Vulture about the movies, books, and people that have influenced his latest joint, as well as his career as a whole.


  5. Is the Akai Gurley Indictment a Make-Up Call for the Eric Garner...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | New York Magazine

    Akai Gurley's death became something of a footnote at the end of 2014, overshadowed by the uproar over the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case, the murder of two cops, and the ugly diatribe of a police union leader. Reverend Al Sharpton dropped out of the memorial service after some members of Gurley's brokenhearted family said they didn't want the somber ceremony turned into a political event.


  6. the economya Daddy, Are We Rich?a How to raise an appreciative,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | New York Magazine

    Should you tell your kids how much you make? Should you let them have a smartphone? Should you ask them to pay for college, to work, or to make charitable donations? What should you do if the other families in your kid's school spend vastly more on birthday parties, summer camps, and holiday gifts than you do? Those are the kinds of questions that parents confront daily, and ones that the New York Times ' Ron Lieber wants to help answer in his new book, The Opposite of Spoiled . It's a sensible guide to teaching kids about money, with just talking about finances, social class, wants, and needs as the big, tough first step.


  7. city politicThe Jockeying that Got Carl Heastie ElectedHow the new...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | New York Magazine

    The election to replace Sheldon Silver was full of master maneuvers, and all roads seem to lead back to Mayor de Blasio and New York City. Carl Heastie clearly has significant political skills all his own.


  8. Photos: How Saturday Night Live's Sets Get BuiltRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | New York Magazine

    On Wednesday, January 14, at 3 a.m., sleep-deprived Saturday Night Live writer James Anderson asked a fellow writer, Kent Sublette, "What about this idea?" Anderson, recently obsessed with the video game Dragon Age: Inquisition, proposed a sketch about a medieval castle beset by a huge fire-breathing dragon and the castle-dwellers who pause to sing about their imminent deaths instead of just running away. By Wednesday evening, following a pitch meeting and a huddle with executive producer Lorne Michaels and the show's host, Kevin Hart, Anderson and Sublette's script was approved.


  9. Humans of New York Guy Raises $1M to Send Brooklyn Sixth-Graders on a ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | New York Magazine

    Kids at Mott Hall Bridges Academy will be able to take a Harvard field trip for the next ten years. Despite the problematic nature of Humans of New York , the photography project by Brandon Stanton that features portraits and stories of everyday New Yorkers, this is kind of cool: Stanton used his viral pull to raise more than $1 million for Brooklyn kids to take a field trip to Harvard.


  10. look book The Student With a Septum Ringa oeI got it in high school, but ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | New York Magazine

    I got it in high school, but for a few years I had to wear it up in my nose so my mom couldnt see it. Is that a septum ring? Yeah - I got it in high school, but for a few years I had to wear it up in my nose so my mom couldn't see it.


  11. Brooklyn Man Gets 15 Years for Sending Thousands of Dollars to Al QaedaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | New York Magazine

    A 39-year-old Brooklyn-born man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for his support of Al Qaeda. Wesam El-Hanafi, a former IT professional, was arrested in 2010 for sending more than $65,000 to the terrorist organization.


  12. Can Car2Go Transform New York Into a City of Drivers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | New York Magazine

    Like many Brooklynites, 55-year-old Anthony Alfano was baffled by the tiny blue-and-white Smart cars that have invaded his borough. On a brisk December afternoon, he sidled up to one in his native Cobble Hill, pointed toward its painted-on logo , and yelled out, "You driven one of these?" "Yes!" replied Thomas McNeil, Car2Go's New York location manager.


  13. Brooklyn Real-Estate Prices Are at Record HighsAs Manhattan goes, so goes Brooklyn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | New York Magazine

    As Manhattan goes , so goes Brooklyn. That's the word from fourth quarter real-estate market reports released today.


  14. An NYPD Union Meeting Almost Turned Into an All-Out BrawlThere seems...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | New York Magazine

    Patrolmen's Benevolent Association head Pat Lynch has been the subject of a lot of outside criticism lately, what with the shouting about how Mayor de Blasio has " blood on his hands " and his role in the recent NYPD work stoppage . Now it seems that he's facing anger from the cops whose interests he claims to represent.


  15. Desiree Akhavan Isn't the 'Persian Lena Dunham'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | New York Magazine

    "The thing I love about Ricky's is you could be any kind of woman," says Desiree Akhavan, the 30-year-old director and star of Appropriate Behavior , a feature debut about a bisexual Iranian-American bohemian not unlike herself. Last night, she attended the premiere of the fourth season of Girls ; Lena Dunham cast her in a recurring part and tweet-blurbed Akhavan's film .


  16. 25 Injured in Brooklyn Crash Involving MTA Bus and 2 CarsVideo shows...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | New York Magazine

    A BMW hit another car then slammed into a packed MTA bus in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon, leaving three people in critical condition and 22 others injured. The accident took place at 3:55 p.m. at Utica Avenue and Clarendon Road in East Flatbush.


  17. The Barbell EffectThe rise of the $6,000 a year a " or $120 a year a " gym.Annie LowreyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 | New York Magazine

    Holiday weight gain: It's real , and as of tomorrow, millions of Americans will ditch the cinnamon rolls and hit the track in a New Year's effort to reverse it. They will fail, or at least most of them will.


  18. New Yorkers Like to Name Their Kids Jayden and SophiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | New York Magazine

    New York City's health department did some holiday cleaning this week, and finally tallied the results for the most-popular baby names of 2013 - days before the start of the new year. The numbers show that multiyear favorites Jayden and Sophia continue to hold the top slots for boys and girls, respectively, in New York, with Jayden defending his throne for the fifth time, and Sophia reclaiming hers for the second.


  19. Best Bets: Week of December 29, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | New York Magazine

    For the Chalet: Limited-edition Frances Palmer clay pitchers and a diamond-encrusted shark jaw by Sara Beltran at Whisper Editions . For the Amagansett House: Agate cheese spreaders with silver handles and gem-tone Lucite catchall bowls at Homenclature .


  20. Best Bets: Week of December 15, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | New York Magazine

    Tips from artist Jenny Kraft , who teaches recycled gift-wrapping at Astoria's new multipurpose venue Q.E.D. . The next class is December 17. Take an old box that used to hold cereal or spaghetti .


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