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
Tree-Lighting Show at Bank of America’s Winter Village at Bryant Park It’s officially the holiday season, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by going to a tree-lighting ceremony? Head to midtown’s Bryant Park Tuesday for the eighth annual tree-lighting show at Bank of America Winter Village. Hosted by 106.7 Lite FM’s Bob Bronson and Christine Nagy, the show will feature live... » more
The stock market and luxury housing construction aren't the only things on the upswing in the Big Apple: so is hunger, according to a new report issued by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.
"While the wealthy have better gourmet food than ever, one in six of our neighbors is struggling against hunger," said Joel Berg, the coalition's executive director, in a statement.
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DOC NYC, the all-documentary festival kicking off at the IFC Center and the SVA Theatre tomorrow night, is big.
How big, you ask?
Try 132 nonfiction films and events. That's 73 features, 39 shorts and 20 panel discussions.
In other words, it's the largest documentary fest in the United States.
DOC NYC begins with the local premiere of Errol Morris' "The Unknown Known,"... » more
It's November, so there are no Yankees games and the cold weather isn't welcoming to New York Botanical Garden visitors.
But the city's tourism wing and Bronx leaders say the borough is a huge diamond in the rough for tourists from around the world. They are making a push to show off its hot spots.
Visitors, however, say they already have begun to discover and enjoy the borough's community... » more
Security was a top priority Sunday at the New York City Marathon as 47,000 runners traversed the five boroughs in cool temperatures and a stiff wind from the north.
This year's race marked the return of the marathon after a one-year hiatus because of superstorm Sandy. It also comes just eight months after the Boston Marathon bombing in April, which killed three people and injured more than... » more
It's been two years since the last New York City Marathon, which means the 2011 winners had an extra year as the reigning champs for Geoffrey Mutai and Firehiwot Dado. Both are entered into Sunday's race with the chance to defend their respective crowns. Here's each defending champion at a glance.
The 32-year-old Kenyan set a course record when he won two... » more
College-aged smokers looking to legally light up will have to stock up fast.
The City Council passed a bill Wednesday that raises the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 by a 35 to 10vote.
The city's health department, along with thethe mayor, have been working to curb teen smoking for years and said raising the minimum age could reduce smoking between 18 and 20-year-olds by 55%.
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Get ready to lace up your skates: An outdoor ice rink will open Nov. 15 at the McCarren Park Pool and Play Center.
The 60 feet by 120 feet rink, a joint project of the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and the NYC Parks Department, will operate through January and be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Admission will be $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and $4 for children.... » more
Good news for New Yorkers who can't stand to be disconnected -- there's more free Wi-Fi on the way.
Neighborhoods that have seen booms in tech-related jobs such as Downtown Brooklyn will be part of a pilot program to encourage developers and communities to enhance their broadband capabilities, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
"Our work is to ensure more New Yorkers have the... » more