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Watch out Spike Lee -- the young directors featured in the New Voices in Black Cinema festival bring tales of love, loss and hope back to Brooklyn.VIDEO
As Fashion Week kicks off in New York City, local designer Nanette Lepore tells us why Manhattan's garment district is crucial to her success. VIDEO
They say there are 8 million stories in the city. At this event, at least of 10 of them are guaranteed to be incredible -- and you can participate.
A lot of songs have been written over the years about work, from Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to Rose Royce's "Car Wash." Elliot Shapiro works in a field that does not exactly lend itself to song -- he's a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx -- but that sure hasn't stopped him. VIDEO
What drew the likes of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and James Baldwin here? A look at the intellectual -- and physical -- pursuits that attracted these literary giants.
NYC has an abundance of almost everything (except cheap rent) but often that "you can get anything here" feeling can be overwhelming. This week's Kickstarter projects are about making urban life just a little bit more manageable.VIDEO
From tales of unearthing environmental scandal to participating in a medical study gone too far, the science-based stories spun in the creative collective The Story Collider are seriously weird -- but true.
From the quotidian to the profound, "New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009," offers journal entries written in New York by both regular joes and cultural and literary figures.