all stories tagged "city living"


Irene New York
John Farley  |  August 29, 2011 3:03 PM | Updated: Aug. 30, 2011 9:10 PM | Comments
A look at how politicians, transit officials and Tri-State residents prepared for — and reacted to — hurricane-turned-tropical-storm Irene.
Kurt Boone has worked as a foot messenger for over 14 years, rushing throughout the city in all weather conditions, picking up and delivering these critical business documents. In Asphalt Warrior he tells his story as one of the fastest messengers in the city and his experiences in the now world-famous messenger culture,Photo Courtesy of John Sarsgard
Kurt Boone  |  August 25, 2011 5:56 PM | 11 Comments
In the last five years, the city has created several new bike lanes. But bike messenger Kurt Boone says the lanes don't work for cyclists on the clock.
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John Farley  |  August 25, 2011 4:45 PM | Updated: Aug. 27, 2011 11:00 PM | 14 Comments

Mass transit across the New York City and New Jersey region shutdown at noon on Saturday. A tornado watch was also issued in the city.

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August 25, 2011 12:43 PM | Comments
Two great end-of-summer places for families.
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John Farley  |  August 24, 2011 10:30 AM | 5 Comments
The Straphangers Campaign released its annual "State of the Subways" report, which provides New Yorkers with individual profiles and comparative rankings of 20 subway lines.
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Michael Ventura for DNAinfo  |  August 23, 2011 2:28 PM | Updated: Aug. 23, 2011 9:00PM | Comments
An earthquake in Washington, D.C. rattled New York City Tuesday afternoon.
My "Russian Dolls." Babushka watches television as my fiance Olga and future mother-in-law, Elena, sit on the couch. Olga's sister and Irina and father Sasha can be seen in the background. Photo by Daniel T. Allen.
Daniel T. Allen  |  August 15, 2011 5:11 PM | 1 Comment
In September, I'll marry into a Russian-speaking family in Brooklyn. That's why sitting down to watch the premiere of Lifetime's new reality series "Russian Dolls" was a matter close to the heart.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
A century ago, Ms. Frank E. Buttolph dreamed that her collection of restaurant menus would offer a glimpse into the city's delicious history. Her dream is finally being realized as the New York Public Library digitizes and transcribes over 25,000 bills of fare, offering a gastronomic history of the city.
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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: May 24, 2012 12:40 PM | 2 Comments
The New York Public Library's menu collection illuminates the fascinating, often strange shifts in the city's belly, as well as its heart.
Hector Canonge is offering English classes to local residents at the Magic Touch Laundromat in Inwood as part of a public art project. Photo courtesy of Voices that Must Be Heard.
Elyssa Ramirez for Manhattan Times  |  August 11, 2011 4:45 PM | Comments
For the month of August, multimedia artist Hector Canonge is turning a laundromat in Upper Manhattan into a language classroom for local immigrants.
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