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

    Yesterday | 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.


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

    Thursday | 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.


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

    Sunday Jan 25 | 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.


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

    Tuesday Jan 20 | 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.


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

    Monday Jan 19 | 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.


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

    Thursday Jan 15 | New York Magazine

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


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

    Wednesday Jan 14 | 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.


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

    Sunday Jan 11 | 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 .


  9. 25 Injured in Brooklyn Crash Involving MTA Bus and 2 CarsVideo shows...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | 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.


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

    Saturday Jan 3 | 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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 .


  13. 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 .


  14. We Spent Nine Hours at Santacon So You Didn't Have ToRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | New York Magazine

    A gaggle of press gathers in Times Square a little after 9 a.m. for the first-ever Santacon press conference, which is being held to address a growing sentiment there are too many peeing, puking, and sexually explicit Santas in New York at the annual December event. Organizers are ready to put a good face, or at least beard, on this thing.


  15. Protester Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Cops on the Brooklyn...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | New York Magazine

    Though Saturday's massive demonstration against police brutality was almost entirely peaceful, the NYPD did manage to make one arrest . 29-year-old Eric Linsker has been charged with two counts each of assaulting a police officer, robbery, and rioting, plus resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, and pot possession.


  16. 4 Funny New Web Series About Dating to Watch NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | New York Magazine

    As pretty much anyone with any in-the-field experience with modern dating can tell you, it doesn't take long for encounters with romantic potential to turn into unbelievable comedy. As such, it's no surprise that many up-and-coming comedians, actors, and directors have taken to mining their own dating experiences for new web series - A la Local Attraction , Connor Hines's wildly popular and hilarious miniseries about Tinder disasters .


  17. Brooklyn Is Getting Its Own Apple StoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | New York Magazine

    It's finally happening: The Apple is coming to Brooklyn. More specifically, it's coming to Williamsburg, because where else were they going to put it? The New York Post reports that "the tech-products powerhouse has signed a long-term lease for a 20,000-square-foot store at 247 Bedford Ave. at the corner of North 3rd Street."


  18. Eric Garner Protesters Managed to Stop Traffic on the Staten Island...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | New York Magazine

    Demonstrations against the Eric Garner grand jury decision are still going strong in New York City , where protesters managed to shut down part of the Staten Island Expressway at 9:30 a.m. on Monday. Gothamist reports that around 30 banner-wielding people blocked Brooklyn-bound traffic near the Verrazano Bridge for seven minutes, a reference to the amount of time Garner was left lying on a Staten Island sidewalk after he was choked by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.


  19. city politicDe Blasio Is on the RiseHe's been lucky a " and good a " in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | New York Magazine

    It was another powerful Brooklyn figure, Branch Rickey, who supposedly coined the phrase, "Luck is the residue of design." But Bill de Blasio seems to be channeling the spirit of the old Dodgers general manager at City Hall lately.


  20. Can de Blasio Please Police and Protesters?Hea s walking a fine line...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | New York Magazine

    Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke very slowly and for a very long time this afternoon and said very little that was overtly new or newsworthy. The ostensible subject was his plans for retraining the entire NYPD.


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