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When a ‘Be In’ in Central Park Was Front-Page News

Fifty-two years ago, thousands came to Central Park for a counterculture happening that influenced decades of political gatherings there.
Tags: News, Ny, Demonstrations, Central Park, Central Park Conservancy, Protests and Riots, Central Park (Manhattan, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Central Park Was Front Page News

Inside the Lyft roadshow in NYC where investors packed the penthouse of a $1,000 a night hotel (LYFT)

Lyft executives met with 400 investors at New York's St. Regis hotel on Thursday for its pre-IPO roadshow. The company would not provide a timeline for reaching profitability, but stressed that it would not engage in a price war with rival Uber, attendees told Business Insider. The company also said it has no plans to expand into China. The IPO is set to value Lyft at $20 billion and is expected in the coming weeks. NEW YORK — Nearly 400 money managers and Wall Street bankers crowded into the...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, NYC, China, Ipo, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jefferies, Zimmer, Logan Green, John Zimmer, Central Park, Caesar, St Regis

Travel: A rookie’s guide to New York City

A couple finds the Empire State Building a perfect backdrop as they take in the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck located at Rockefeller Center. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer The Brooklyn Bridge, seen with the Manhattan skyline, has been an iconic New York City image. The suspension span is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. (Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributi...
Tags: New York, New York City, John Lennon, Sport, Rock, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Chelsea, Queens, Mta, Broadway, Manhattan, Chrysler, William Shakespeare

Our Cities Are Lousy With Memorials. One Thing: Do They Really Help Us Remember?

Parks and squares are littered with markers that failed at their only job: to keep their topics from falling into oblivion. You may have paused a thousand times at the feet of that mounted king with the two swords crossed above his head in Central Park, but would you be able to pick Jagiello out of a lineup or recite a single fact about his exploits at the Battle of Grunwald? – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Parks, Central Park, Visual, Grunwald, 03.11.19, Jagiello

LGBTQ Brooklyn – A Gay Guy’s Weekend Guide to Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Promenade has some of the best views of Manhattan With over two million people living in the borough, Brooklyn is New York City’s most populated part of the city—but strangely, a lot of visitors and many Manhattanites don’t know much about it. Brooklyn’s big culture and attitude is reflected in its diversity of people, cuisine, and even languages. Many of the distinct Brooklyn neighborhoods are recognized as ethnic enclaves, hubs of a particular culture. Brooklyn is easi...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Berlin, New York City, Brooklyn, David Bowie, Manhattan, Bill, Brooklyn Bridge, Commonwealth, Joe, Central Park, Bushwick, Gay Travel, Williamsburg, Prospect Heights

KiKi Layne Stole Our Hearts In If Beale Street Could Talk — & She's Only Getting Started

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Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, Beverly Johnson, Central Park, James Baldwin, Gill, Beale Street, Tish, Regina King, Layne, Barry Jenkins, Fonny, Kiki Layne, Tish Rivers

Planning a Group Photo Tour of New York City

New York City is arguably the most famous city in the world. It’s an incredibly memorable destination, one that’s ideal for groups of all ages and sizes. The entire city has a charm like no other in the world, and it’s often considered as the photographer’s dream city. A photo tour would be a fantastic experience for anybody, as it’s often about capturing New York’s spirit in a timeless photograph. Getting around It’s not easy getting around New York City. It can be very confusing, espec...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, New York City, Brooklyn, Photography Tips, New York Public Library, Travel Guides, Chinatown, Central Park, Photo Tour, Bryant Park, Atlantic Avenue, Statue of Liberty, Central Park NYC, Atlantic Avenue Subway Tunnel

Jason Bidart VP of Private Brands, Fairway Market to Speak at Velocity Conference

I am excited to announce the next presentation for the 2019 edition of the Velocity Conference. This year’s event will be held April 29 – May 1, 2019, at the Le Méridien Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing the entire lineup of icons, geniuses, and mavericks who will educate, challenge and grow private brands for years to come. Today’s speaker is Jason Bidart, Vice President of Private Brand Programs, Fairway Market the iconic New York retailer and brand wit...
Tags: New York, Featured, New York City, Velocity, Jason, Branding, Central Park, Charlotte, Fairway Market, University of Florida He, New York Road, Greater New York City, Jason Bidart, Méridien Charlotte, NY Metro area Fairway, Natural Grocery Wellness

U.S. East Coast digs out from snow, braces for bitter cold

New England dug out from more than a foot of snow on Monday that snarled commutes and canceled flights, although New York City was spared the worst of the late-winter storm, which was expected to be followed by bitter cold in the days ahead. A band of winter weather stretching from Maryland to Maine dumped 15 inches (38 cm) of snow overnight on downtown Boston and some 5 inches (13 cm) on Central Park in the heart of New York City, National Weather Service meteorologist Marc Chenard reported. ...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Boston, New York City, Maine, Bill De Blasio, East Coast, New England, Central Park, New Jersey Transit, New York City National Weather Service, Marc Chenard

Central Park — The Painting

Frederick Law Olmsted was a genius of unfathomable proportion. This gentleman saw the center of a bustling island, and envisioned 1.317 square miles of trees, hills, bridges, lakes and pathways — and invented Central Park. Having spent 12 years living in Manhattan (10 of which, were on the Upper East Side) — The Park was …
Tags: Art, NYC, Commission, Manhattan, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Contemporary Art, Shaq, Central Park, Painting Process, Guggenheim, Manhattan Painting, Borbay, Acrylic, Acrylic On Canvas, Commissioned Art

Ava Duvernay releases the first trailer for her Netflix series about the Central Park Five

Celebrated director Ava DuVernay has released a harrowing first teaser trailer for her highly anticipated Netflix series about the Central Park rape case from the 1980s. The true story of the five African American and Hispanic teens who were wrongfully accused and convicted of the rape of a jogger in Central Park made headlines in 1989 in the wake of the attack and over the course of the subsequent trial. Now, with When They See Us, DuVernay will tell the stories of Anton McCray, Kevin Ric...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York City, US, Actors, Netflix, Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Director, Central Park, Central Park Five, DuVernay, Michelle Williams, Central Park Five They, Korey Wise

Best parks in New York City

While New Yorkers are still cursing the cold winter temperatures and Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog for being wrong about an early spring, visitors can look ahead to the eventual warmer weather. As it comes off so urban and metropolitan, New York City probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of cities with vast amounts of green space. To the contrary, NYC does both, and it does both well. There are over 28,000 acres of park space all across the five boroughs, so you c...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, US, Earth, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Manhattan, Bronx, New York Mets, Citi Field, Central Park, All, Empire State Building, Prospect Park

Ava DuVernay Releases Teaser For Central Park Five Series ‘When They See Us’

The acclaimed director also revealed the release date for the highly anticipated Netflix series.
Tags: News, Netflix, Ava Duvernay, Central Park

‘When They See Us’ Trailer: Ava DuVernay Takes On the Central Park Five Case in Netflix Limited Series

Ava DuVernay‘s highly anticipated limited series on the Central Park Five now has a trailer. Now titled When They See Us, Duvernay chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were accused of a rape they did not commit. Netflix has released a When They See Us trailer for the four-part limited series, which you can watch below. When They See Us Trailer Following her harrowing Oscar-nominated documentary on mass incarceration in the U.S., DuV...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Selma, Jonathan King, Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, True Story, Harlem, Central Park, Central Park Five, DuVernay, Yusef, TV Trailer

Central Park Detective Retires With the Horse He Rode In On

At 63, Detective John Reilly — perhaps New York City’s oldest uniformed officer – faces mandatory retirement. He was Central Park’s lone mounted officer.
Tags: News, Horses, New York City, Ny, Central Park, John Reilly, Police Department (NYC, Parks and Other Recreation Areas, Central Park (Manhattan, Trooper, Detective John Reilly

Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge top Tailgate Fest lineup for Norco site

Brantley Gilbert and Brett Eldredge will headline the second edition of the Tailgate Fest when it comes to Norco this August. Tailgate Fest is a country music event that makes pre-show partying the main event. It debuted Sept. 1 with Toby Keith performing in the parking lot of the Forum in Inglewood rather than inside the arena to fans who got to stay with their cars and trucks while listening to the music. Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether you are a Coachella lifer or prefer to...
Tags: Texas, California, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Illinois, Voice, South Carolina, Central Park, Blake Shelton, Concerts, Inglewood, Gilbert

Shadowhunters Cast Unveils Central Park Bench Dedicated to Fans

Shadowhunters may be kicking off its final run of episodes tonight (8/7c), but a piece of the Freeform drama will remain with us (and with New York City) forever. Stars Katherine McNamara, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia and Harry Shum Jr. were on hand Monday for the unveiling of a bench in Central Park, which bears a special message on its plaque for fans of the supernatural drama series: “A seat for every person, creature, and legend to share love, acceptance and equality. Love, Shadowh...
Tags: New York City, Religion, Central Park, Central Park Conservancy, Harry Shum Jr, TOP VIDEOS, Seelie Court

New York with small kids

Expedia has commissioned me to write a piece on travelling to New York with young kids, presumably because most people would read that sentence and think to themselves WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT ARE YOU CUCKOO NEW YORK CITY WAS BUILT FOR COCKTAILS AND RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING LEAVE THEM AT HOME WITH GRAMMY AND POPPOP FOR THE LOVE OF BAGELS. As it turns out, not only is NYC entirely do-able with kids (the people who live there even have some of their own!) it’s fun. And it makes for a pretty exquisite...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, Greece, NYC, New York City, Brooklyn, Italy, Manhattan, Ny, Brooklyn Bridge, Expedia, Central Park, Prospect Park, Moma, Times Square

Surprisingly Fun Things to Do in New York

In New York, you may have the pleasant surprise to discover that most of the city attractions are actually free or cheaper than you expect. Sure, you will have to pay to see the Empire State Building from the top, but Central Park, which is a must see, won’t cost you a cent. Times Square and Brooklyn Bridge are also completely free to visit—don’t leave New York before you check them out. You may also want to try one of the city tours, like the Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. Someone should...
Tags: Travel, New York, Blog, Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Empire State Building, Times Square, Big Apple, Big Bus New York, New York Hop On Hop Off Tour New York, Upper West Side Times Square SoHo

Top 6 Places to Visit in the United States

When people talk about the United States of America, there are a few obvious places that come to mind, but there are many other wonderful cities across America that get completely overlooked. There is such a wide range of cultures, traditions and atmospheres across each of the states, making it difficult to narrow down the places that you absolutely must visit. So, if you are struggling to decide where within the United States you would like to visit, here are six of the most beautiful cities w...
Tags: Travel, New York, Washington, New York City, US, America, Chicago, United States, Hawaii, North America, Central Park, United States of America, Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium, UNESCO World Heritage City, Tidal Basin

Lindsay Stern's Playlist for Her Novel "The Study of Animal Languages"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Lindsay Stern's novel The Study of Animal Languages is an exceptionally funny and thought-provoking debut. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Thought-provoking…A taut, brainy t...
Tags: Europe, Music, Andrew Bird, David, Iowa, Paris, Cambodia, States, Belle, Leonard Cohen, Central Park, Vega, Phnom Penh, Frank, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly

Flying 1,300 mph on airplanes would be great. But future aviation has other plans.

In the year 2044, our cities might be energized by fusion power plants, our sleek cars may all run on electricity, and our doctors might regularly employ gene-editing to cure blindness.  But our airplanes will probably still fly at the same speeds they did half a century ago: between 550 and 600 mph.  Supersonic flight — which is to say speeds that exceed the speed of sound (768 mph) and can dramatically slash flight times — died out for civilians in 2003 with the retirement of the narrowly-shap...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, London, Congress, California, NYC, Los Angeles, Nasa, Earth, Brooklyn, Airbus, Jfk, Faa, Boeing, Central Park

Rolling in the deep: HBO film looks at roller skate culture

NEW YORK (AP) — First-time documentary filmmakers Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler lugged their cameras to Central Park in New York one day to capture the last few people still passionate about roller skating. Rinks across the country were gone. The activity seemed dead. “We were shooting a piece about what we thought was the […]
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, News, Entertainment, Sports, Nation, Central Park, Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler

Alternative designs for Sydney Opera

The Sydney Opera House is Australia’s most iconic landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its design, defined by the large, concrete shells that tower above Sydney Harbor, was created by architect Jørn Utzon and was chosen among 223 entries in a 1956 international competition to build “a National Opera House at Bennelong Point, Sydney.” And boy are we ever grateful they picked Utzon’s design over the rest. See what the Sydney Opera House could have looked like with the following seven alte...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Unesco, Sydney, Philadelphia, Central Park, All, Sydney Opera House, Utzon, Sydney Harbor, National Opera House, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Bennelong Point, Jørn Utzon, Sydney Opera, Balthazar Korab

Former FCC Official Attempts To Create An Aereo That The Supreme Court Won't Kill (techdirt)

If you've been following copyright issues for more than a few years, you surely remember Aereo, a company that attempted to set up a bunch of micro-TV antennas which it could then use to stream broadcast TV to paying subscribers. What was fascinating about Aereo was how it was set up in a manner that was positively insane to any technologist -- but was considered "necessary" to comply with the law, following a bunch of nonsensical copyright rulings from other companies trying to offer streaming ...
Tags: News, Fcc, Supreme Court, Cbs, Aereo, Chet Kanojia, Central Park, Mike Masnick, Ny Times, Georgetown, Barry Diller, Charlie Ergen, Goodfriend, David Goodfriend, Locast, NBC ABC Fox PBS

Tallest observation decks

Observation deck pictures are always tricky. Even if you’ve got a steady hand to hold a panoramic shot, inevitably some school group or busload of tourists will wander into your frame and give your picture a nice, fanny-packed blur. Such is the challenge with visiting Chicago’s Willis Tower or the Space Needles of the world, where hundreds of other people are clambering for the same 360 degrees. But in many tourist-packed cities and lesser-known destinations, you’ll find observation decks tha...
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U.S. commander: IS hold in Syria, Iraq on verge of collapse

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their time until the Americans leave the battlefield as planned. IS militants have lost territory since Trump’s surprise announcement in December that he was pulling U.S. forces out, but military officials warn the fighters could regroup...
Tags: New York, Isis, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, World news, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer

After Trump’s Recent Stumbles, Staff Is Trying Reset With Optimistic SOTU

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. But will anyone buy it? Skepticism will emanate from both sides of the aisle when Trump enters the House chamber for the prime-time Tuesday address to lawmakers and the nation. Democrats, emboldened after the midterm elections and the recent shutdown fight, see l...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Islamic State, America, Georgia, Syria, Ap, House, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand

Despite What Trump Will Say At SOTU, US Officials Fear ISIS Just Laying Low

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their time until the Americans leave the battlefield as planned. IS militants have lost territory since Trump’s surprise announcement in December that he was pulling U.S. forces out, but military officials warn the fighters could regroup within six mon...
Tags: New York, Isis, News, Congress, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, Barack Obama, Syria, Ap, Afghanistan, Pentagon, State Department, Donald Trump, Defense Department

27 Free Things to do in Boston in 2019

Posted: 2/4/2019 | Febuary 4th, 2019 Boston is the city of my birth. So, of course, I’m a diehard fan of the city. It holds a special place in my hearyt. Boston is a historic city with roots that stretch back to the founding of the country. To me, Boston is more a collection of small towns than a big metropolis city like LA or NYC or Miami. We’re really just a bunch of townies. (All those Boston based movies that show hardcode neighborhood allegiance are spot on!) As a city with a lot of stud...
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