Holiday shopping hits full speed on Black Friday, and while everybody wants something different, there are some items that are in high demand.
According to Steve Beck, founder of the technology consulting company cg42 and an industry expert, tech gifts skyrocketed in popularity in the past four years.
“The industry has sort of captured the imagination of the American consumer,” Beck... » more
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s first major speech Monday since winning election doubled down on a hallmark of his campaign — that his early education proposals be funded with taxes on the city’s wealthiest residents.
The Democrat called the tax hike “the right path” despite criticism that state legislators would not approve the measure and a suggestion Monday by mentor and former Mayor David... » more
Kelly Killoren Bensimon chats with nightclub guru Noah Tepperberg about his industry experiences.
The nightclub industry isn’t what it used to be, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, according to New York-raised Noah Tepperberg, who is taking “vibe dining” by storm (and has his efforts recognized by the Harvard Business School). What started with a nightclub in the Hamptons has evolved... » more
As we approach Thanksgiving Day, let us count the ways we are thankful to live in New York, the greatest city in the world:
We are thankful that we can find any type of food we desire within a five-minute walk of our homes.
We are thankful that most of us don't need cars.
We are thankful that we don't care about a candidate's color, religion or ethnicity -- or those of his spouse... » more
The future of 3.5-miles of abandoned rail tracks in southern Queens will be the subject of dueling studies that could settle whether the spot will be used for transit or a High Line-style park.
Assemb. Philip Goldfeder, who backs reactivating the old Rockaways Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road as a new transit option for the area, Monday announced that Queens College's Urban Studies... » more
Thanksgivukkah, that rare phenomenon where Hannukah overlaps with Thanksgiving, returns this year for the first time since 1888 and the city's Jewish community is delighted.
Families celebrated the chance to celebrate two holidays together, cooks tasked with honoring both occasions embraced the challenge and rabbis hailed the overlap of celebrations with similar themes.
NYU student Hannah... » more
Airplane food is a joke, but five restaurants in New York City airports made The Daily Meal's list of the 35 best airport restaurants in the world.
In The Daily Meal's ranking, Kennedy Airport had three restaurants land on the list: chef and Food Network star Marcus Samuelsson's Uptown Brasserie at No. 7, Piquillo at No. 13 and Danny Meyer's Shake Shack burger chain at No. 24. LaGuardia pizzerias... » more
President Barack Obama was one of America’s least influential people last year, according to GQ magazine.
The president came in at No. 17 out of 25 on its list, with GQ’s Drew Magary citing Obama’s inability to work with Republicans in Congress and his flair for speechmaking, calling the president a “very eloquent hat stand.”
“I have spent the majority of this man’s presidency watching... » more
In his first major policy address since the election, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said Monday the city has arrived at a moment for "transformational change" in the way its 1.1 million public-school students are educated.
He's assembling a policy group to work out details for providing a free prekindergarten program to all city children, a signature campaign issue. And he wants to... » more
If you're looking for a way to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy through Dec. 1, the New York Public Library has you covered.
In "Dearest Jackie: On The Death of JFK," the library presents a selection of photographs, prints and letters from its collection that depict the nation's grief following the assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.
These include an emotional... » more