Midtown’s busy sidewalks and shimmering decorations are trademarks of the holiday season in Manhattan. A special visit to Macy’s Santa, window-watching on Fifth Avenue and ice-skating beneath the Rockefeller Christmas tree are among the many holiday traditions enjoyed by children, grown-ups, and tourists alike. According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the total number of tourists in […]
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a $43.85 pink pepper spray gun. Odd as this choice of gift may sound- even compared to piping pipers and milking maids- pepper spray sellers say the holiday season is their busiest time of year.
In November of 2010, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth Pinsky, announced a series of six initiatives the city intended to launch to bolster and support the city’s famed Garment District, and to squelch the notion that outsourcing and the city’s desire to re-zone are threatening the vitality of the neighborhood.
VIDEO: Waves of Italian immigrants in the 1960s and 1970s brought a sidewalk cafe culture to Seventh Avenue. Watch the last remaining tailors, patternmakers, and other fashion professionals share their stories, espressos in hand.
When the doors of its new global flagship store open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, kicking off its first holiday sales season on Fifth Avenue and 53rd street, UNIQLO will face a test of how well it can compete in the big leagues against the likes of Macy’s and Lord & Taylor.
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Late-night funnyman Conan O’Brien is holding an exhibit of his fan art on Columbus Circle promoting his brief return to New York for a week of filming.
A three-hour walking tour aims to capture Hell’s Kitchen’s unique flavor and rich history, from the crowded restaurant blocks of Ninth Avenue, to the artisanal bakeries and unpretentious delis on the side streets that lead to the river.
Thrift and New, a resale shop at the corner of Ninth Avenue and 43rd Street serves as a salon for neighborhood residents and customers.
According to Avon Foundation for Women, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York, on October 15 and 16, raised more than $8.4 million to advance access to care and support finding a cure for breast cancer.
During the winter, many senior citizens are unable to get from their homes to the Clinton Senior Center, where lunch is offered at a voluntary contribution of $1.50. The center used to provide home delivery, but funding was cut. Finding a sustainable alternative in an increasingly expensive neighborhood can be a challenge.
For the past 88 years, four generations of Fable family members have been preparing traditional Greek pastries at Poseidon Bakery at 629 9th Ave. From the counter of this Hell’s Kitchen institution, owner Lili Fable has witnessed the neighborhood’s significant transformation in the past decade.
In the last decade, as overseas outsourcing of garment production increased, orders shrank and landlords raised rents, many garment manufacturing companies ran out of business or moved out of the District. “When I moved to this building in 2000, garment manufacturers occupied 18 floors of the building, […]
Fountain Gallery, a venue in Hell’s Kitchen representing artists struggling with mental illnesses, has opened the fall season with Brand New Work, a group exhibition. The show features over 40 works in mediums including oil, acrylic, charcoal, and digital photography.