With equipment rentals, snow pants and unpredictable weather, planning a ski trip can be a chore. But how you get to the slopes doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here are several ski destinations reachable by bus or train from New York City.
An expert who teaches classes to help seniors keep up with new technology talks to MetroFocus about how you — or your grandma– can learn to use social media like Facebook and Twitter effectively…
UPDATE: Patti Smith canceled her Thursday night concert at the Hotel Chelsea after one group of residents threatened a die-in and the Tenants Association said they planned to boycott the event entirely.
As tenants and the landlord do battle over the Hotel Chelsea, one 17-year resident muses on its mythology.
Are New Yorkers ruder than the rest? In this excerpt from humor writer Henry Alford’s new book on the rules of modern etiquette, visiting tourists to NYC point out how offensive many New Yorkers really are.
Gilvarry’s debut book, “From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel,” is set in the post-9/11 New York fashion world. MetroFocus spoke to the author about why he chose Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as a setting for his novel, and about his views on the intersection of fashion and politics.
The filmmakers behind a new documentary premiering at Lincoln Center Jan. 26 talk about the lasting comedic and cultural legacy of the New York Catskills resort Kutsher’s, where the likes of Sid Caesar and Jerry Seinfeld learned how to make people laugh…
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we’ve bid adieu to and what’s coming our way in the new year.