New redistricting maps made losers out of a handful of Senate Democrats, and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is taking heat for his appearance in an anti-Muslim video. City & State reports.
A New York working stiff seeks fame in L.A., a Texas pastry shop opens in Brooklyn and a film features New York, sans New Yorkers. These Kickstarter projects have a little something for everyone.
After another bout of anti-Semitic incidents in the Tri-State area, an encounter with a white supremacist made MetroFocus’ Dan Allen realize just how common intolerance can be.
From the quotidian to the profound, “New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009,” offers journal entries written in New York by both regular joes and cultural and literary figures of the past 400 years, including Thomas Edison, Henry Hudson and George Washington.
That Duane Reade across the street just might have been a slaughterhouse and your corner Starbucks, well, that was likely a grain storehouse, or maybe the local malt house…The New York Public Library has digitized nearly 10,000 historical maps of the city. Have a look at what the city of yore looked like.
It’s Friday, and let’s face it — you’ve been so busy you haven’t a clue what’s been going on outside your office/apartment/head all week. Opossums, SOPA and no more “stickers of shame!” Stay informed, read our news roundup.
Never underestimating the fun that can be had at museums. Yes, there are plenty of old fossils (that you can’t touch) and de Kooning exhibits (that you might not understand), but New York’s major and minor museums also boast some unexpected events for younger museum-goers and the young-at-heart.
Between the governor’s budget address and a new round of campaign finance reports this week, the New York political scene was even more packed than usual with winners and losers.
In honor of the Chinese New Year, a two-week celebration starting Jan. 23, MetroFocus talked dumplings with the unlikely duo behind the much-lauded, farm-to-table, country casual, neo-Chinese, destination restaurant Red Farm in Manhattan.