The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop Author: Dan CharnasPublisher: NAL HardcoverPublication Date: December 2010 In the mood for a great (long) New York read? Try “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop.” Dan Charnas, the author, chronicles the evolution of hip-hop and how it became a multi-billion dollar global industry. Want to know […]
This week on Kickstarter: block parties, George Plimpton…and phytoremediation (using plants to get rid of toxins — duh).
City Council Member Margaret Chin, whose district includes Chinatown, is still fighting for legislation she introduced to the City Council this April that would punish anyone caught knowingly purchasing counterfeit goods with a fine of up to $1,000 and a one-year jail sentence. She believes the bill would stop tourists from flocking to the neighborhood for fake Prada handbags and […]
The Department of Transportation reported that bicycle commuting into Manhattan increased by 13 percent in 2010. The department’s Sustainable Streets Index found that in the same period, subway and bus ridership dropped by a little more than 2 percent, and car traffic rose slightly.
Most New Yorkers remember the inconveniences caused by rolling blackouts that swept the Eastern seaboard during the heatwave in the summer of 2003. Some may remember similar citywide outages in 1965 and 1977. Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for lost power: Do your part to prevent power outages in the first place: Turn off electronic […]
My favorites among the taller yet still historic buildings are three houses of worship.