When Times Square was at its seediest, cheap hotels proliferated the area. Only the New York Inn and the Hotel Carter remain, though the Hotel Carter has recently completed renovations and is no longer in the under $100-per-night market.
The people in midtown Manhattan are as diverse as the city. Here are a few portraits of some of its characters.
Target and Neiman Marcus opened up shop in Midtown for one day only to celebrate their holiday gift collection, Holiday24.
Crossfit Fifth Avenue hosted two Thanksgiving workout sessions for several locals and visitors who chose pain over the Macy’s Parade.
Wrapped in a blue coat, his nose whipped red by the cold wind, Garrett Buhl Robinson sits outside the main branch of the New York Public Library almost every day. Behind a fold-out TV tray table that serves as his makeshift office, bookstand, and check-out counter, Robinson sells his two self-published novels and a book […]
The city’s only remaining street-level stamp store, Champion Stamp, is staying in business despite an aging core group of stamp collectors.
The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a Norway spruce from Joseph Balku of Flanders, New Jersey, will be lit with 45,000 lights on November 28. Along with Saks Fifth Avenue’s holiday windows and the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular just blocks away, the Rockefeller Center tree is a staple of New York City’s holiday. Visitors […]
To mark the 225th anniversary of “Don Giovanni,” the Metropolitan Opera is showcasing three Mozart operas including a revival of “La Clemenza di Tito,” which opened Nov. 16. The performance featured a star-studded cast with Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianoti, Kate Lindsey, Barbara Frittoli, Lucy Crowe and led by acclaimed early music specialist Harry Bicket. The other Mozart operas […]
Citi Pond held its third annual family day event at the south west corner of the Bryant Park ice-skating rink, on the sunny Saturday before Thanksgiving. “We want to create a free event family can enjoy together,” said Alexa Harrison, the press relation. Several hundred parents and children came to the park for an afternoon […]
Said Durrah entered the a stage wearing a Keffiyeh, a scarf symbolizing Palestinian solidarity. “I come from a time-share location called Gaza strip,” said the Palestinian comedian, who was the first performer at Chelsea’s Gotham City Comedy Club for the 9th Annual New York Arab American Comedy Festival in late October. Seven Arab stand-up comedians […]
Former Mets and Yankess pitcher David Cone spent a night as a guest bartender at Foley’s NY Pub and restaurant to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Last night, throngs of teenage girls gathered at the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 movie theater on West 42nd Street adorned with fangs, white cake make-up and blood pouring down from the corners of their mouths. It was the opening night of “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” the fifth and final installment of The Twilight Saga, […]
Some clinics were left without power for almost a week and others lucked out and continued business as usual right after the storm.
Despite stocking low-cost, outsourced goods, souvenir stores have had a rough year.
To their left leaning counterparts, conservative gay and lesbian voters are “self-loathing.” Their votes for a Republican Party and presidential candidate that has largely identified itself as the “anti” to the gay rights agenda confuses many. But, many gay and lesbian voters choose to identify as conservative, and are forced to prioritize campaign issues in ways that straight voters do not.
Christie’ started the first series of ongoing auctions of Andy Warhol works and raised $17 million. Over the next few years, over 20,000 pieces will be sold for the Andy Warhol Foundation to continue to support the art industry long-term.
Verdi is one of the most famous composers in the operatic canon. Now, Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” returns to the Met in a new production by David Alden.
Luxury leather goods company Coach Inc. will be the anchor tenant of Hudson Yards’ first office tower.
Justice for Palestine Student Groups, aims at raising awareness for Palestinian concerns among American students, amidst controversy about its message.
Living between American culture and Taiwanese culture, a new actress in off-Broadway found the contradiction not only in the character she played, but in her real life.
At 11:30 p.m., the television networks called the Presidential election. Over an hour later, Governor Mitt Romney called President Barack Obama to concede.
Millions of Americans went to polling stations today, as they decided who gets to be the President of the United States for the next four years. As results came in, the race grew closer and thousands of people gathered at Times Square to watch, celebrate or commiserate together. Nora Goldbach and Matthew Barter stood and […]
The SEIU Communications Center near Times Square was abuzz with phone calls all election day as groups came in to get out the vote. Volunteers from NAACP, Marriage Equality USA and 1199 SEIU, a healthcare workers union, filled cubicles and donned headsets to make sure constituents in New York and other key states were getting out to vote.