Move over Rockefeller Center: The city says El Barrio is the place to visit this holiday season.
NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, is touting East Harlem as part of its Neighborhood x Neighborhood campaign to spotlight less-visited communities in the five boroughs.
Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin said there will be several major events in the area this season for visitors... » more
Few screen legends compare to Barbara Stanwyck, the Brooklyn-born icon who matched her beauty with equally formidable talent and strength over the course of a sterling career.
Beginning Friday and running through the end of the month, Film Forum offers a tribute to the classical Hollywood star, screening many of her career highlights.
Don't miss these:
'The Lady Eve'
Stanwyck... » more
A small group of demonstrators gathered at the Manhattan storefront of Barneys New York on Wednesday to express outrage over black customers' complaints they were stopped by police after making luxury purchases.
The protest, organized by Brooklyn pastor the Rev. Clinton Miller, coincided with an investigation by the state attorney general into security practices at Barneys and fellow retailer... » more
Both President Barack Obama and Mayor Michael Bloomberg saw their influence drop, accrording to Forbes Magazine's annual "World's Most Powerful" list.
Obama fell from the top spot, behind Russian President Vladimir Putin, while Bloomberg dropped from 16th to 29th.
Some of prominent political and business leaders Bloomberg trailed included Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh... » more
At the South Street Seaport, tourists and New Yorkers arrive daily for the latest deals.
In Coney Island, people are out catching a bite at Nathan's Famous and other restaurants before the cold really hits in.
And along Beach Channel Drive, some surf shops and other beach-themed restaurants are closing up following a disappointing summer season.
Superstorm Sandy affected more than... » more
A civil rights organization on Thursday demanded a meeting with the CEO of Barneys New York and threatened to picket the luxury department store in Manhattan after two black customers said they were stopped by police after making expensive purchases.
Trayon Christian, 19, of Queens said after he bought a $349 Ferragamo belt on April 29 he was handcuffed and detained for two hours before being... » more
Prospect Park visitors will have to pick a different spot for their afternoon stroll Friday.
The entire 585-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. as a security precaution for President Barack Obama's visit to Brooklyn, the Prospect Park Alliance announced yesterday.
Obama will be in the city for a fundraiser but he will also speak with the students at the Pathways in Technology... » more
President Barack Obama doesn't just namedrop Brooklyn in speeches.
Obama will visit Pathways in Technology Early College High School on Friday during a trip to the city for a fundraiser, his press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.
During this year's State of the Union speech, the president touted the Crown Heights school as an example of academic innovation.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg... » more
It took a while, but we finally have our smoke together here in the Big Apple.
For far too long, what passed as barbecue in NYC was steamed or grilled chicken and ribs in a cloyingly sweet sauce. The idea of actually smoking meat over wood and embracing a distinct regional style such as Texas, Kansas City, Tennessee, North or South Carolina was as distant and remote as those places themselves.... » more
"Sorry" seems to be the hardest word - and it's getting more and more absurd.
Fox News Channel Anchor Anna Kooiman apologized via Twitter for saying on air Saturday that President Barack Obama had offered to pay the operating expenses for a museum of Muslim culture "out of his own pocket" during the partial government shut down.
"Just met w producers- I made... » more