The owner of the now-closed NYC music club Luna Lounge, which hosted such acts as The Strokes and Elliott Smith before they topped the charts, opines on why he believes notorious punk rock club CBGB should be allowed to rest in peace as rumors of its resurrection swirl.
Who makes minimum wage? The guy who serves you coffee? Your buddy at the gym? MetroFocus recently spent a day talking to New Yorkers working at or near minimum wage to see what they thought of the proposed wage increase.
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.
Want to make money off your hobby? MetroFocus profiles several New Yorkers who have taken their talents to YouTube and say they are making a living at it — from cooking Korean food to performing Britney Spears in sign language.
What drew the likes of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and James Baldwin to New York City? The author of a new book on prominent 20th century gay writers considers the intellectual — and physical — pursuits that attracted some of these literary giants to our very own city.
NYC has an abundance of almost everything (except cheap rent) but often that “you can get anything here” feeling can be overwhelming. In different ways, this week’s Kickstarter projects are about curating the city, making urban life just a little bit more manageable by appreciating the little things that get lost in the shuffle.
When Fred Willard was living in New York in the 1970s, he attended a producer’s party at The Dakota on Central Park West. “I just remember saying to my wife: ‘Wow, what a weird place.'”