Every year, tourists flock to New York for traditions like the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. Are there more tourists this year? And if so, why?
Patricia Harper has had her studio in the heart of the Garment District for five years. But as the area changes, she worries about being left behind. Story by Kate Racovolis and Laura Fosmire. To read more about this story, click here. Jeffrey Schwager runs a business selling designer clothing in the Garment District, which […]
He runs a business selling designer clothing in the Garment District, but it doesn’t stop him from being friends with fabulous celebrities.
Are you shopping on Black Friday? That’s the question we asked shoppers at Columbus Circle, Ladies’ Mile and Herald Square. The answer? It seems the economy is still in a downward spiral.
Everyone knows about Rosie and Ellen. But have you ever heard of an equally successful gay male comedian? Probably not. Here, professors and professional comedians sound off about the issue.
With a cornice of frowning faces, a tapestry of alternating terra cotta panels, and a 10 feet by 80 feet mural, the First Helen Hayes Theatre was truly fabulous. It was torn down in 1982 to make way for the Marriot Marquis, but remnants of it may still have a chance to live on: the […]
The Marriot Marquis in Times Square is known to many as one of the largest hotels in Manhattan, but to theatre-lovers it is known as the former site of the Helen Hayes Theatre. We revisit what made the theatre special — so special, in fact, that it inspired protests when developers announced it was going to be torn down.
Superman was there. In fact, a few hundred Supermans were there, along with Poison Ivys, Wonder Womans and Spidermans — Spidermans everywhere. We were there (but not in costume) to cover the four-day, sold out convention at the Javits Center. Here’s what we saw at Comic Con.
New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s answer to the larger, more popular San Diego Comic-Con, has dealt with its fair share of problems since its debut in 2006. This year was no exception: Con-goers found themselves dealing with overcrowding, flagrant consumerism, and a bullying scandal worthy of Mean Girls.
After 9/11, myriad New Yorkers asked the American Folk Art Museum to display patriotic crafts and projects that they had made to commemorate and mourn those who died in the attacks. One project, the 9/11 Tribute Quilt,⎯had such an amazing story behind it that it actually made the cut. The quilt is still on display today in the museum’s lobby, and its story requires new attention in light of the tenth anniversary of 9/11.