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Henry Alford  |  January 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Are New Yorkers ruder than the rest? Read an excerpt from humor writer Henry Alford's new book on the rules of modern etiquette to find out.VIDEO
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Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg  |  January 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 21 Comments
Two documentarians explore the lasting comedic and cultural legacy of the Catskills resort Kutsher's, where the likes of Sid Caesar and Jerry Seinfeld launched their careers... VIDEO
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December 27, 2011 10:30 AM | Comments
Tucked away in a seedy corner of the theater district is a place I go to hear Lizst and Russian folksongs played on a white grand piano.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  December 22, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
With nearly 3,500 projects originating in the New York City area, this region remains the epicenter of the Kickstarter trend. Jane Pauley talks to Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler about why his innovative online funding platform is such a success in New York.VIDEO
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Joshua M. Bernstein  |  December 20, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Every couple of months, I become a tour guide. I don't take foreigners to the Statue of Liberty or Times Square. That’s not my bag. I’m a journalist and a beer lover, not necessarily in that order. Thus, I lead a homebrewers tour in Brooklyn.
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Avery Monsen  |  December 12, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
While my roommates trim our apartment-sized tree in Queens, I watch “Schindler’s List." While they tape tinsel to our walls, I read articles about lead poisoning. But this is my first Christmas in New York; it’s time to turn some things around.
A modestly-sized Felix the Cat balloon became the first in the parade in 1927. Photo courtesy of Bill Smith collection.
Daniel T. Allen  |  November 24, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
It's as American as apple pie but even the grittiest New Yorkers reserve some amount of affection for it. Here's a combo of historic and fun facts to spice up the 85th Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Samantha Riddell  |  November 22, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

Can’t make it (or don’t want to?) to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting this year? There are plenty of alternative tree lightings around the Tri-State area to keep the good cheer close to home this season.

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November 16, 2011 9:30 AM | Comments
It’s something that I look forward to in New York very much. It’s pure pleasure. It’s just pure pleasure for me.VIDEO
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November 14, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
When it comes to a New York sound, it's music to my ears...VIDEO
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