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24 New York City Pizza Places Ranked Among Nation's Best

New York City claimed No. 1, and four of the top 5 spots, on the list by The Daily Meal.<p>NEW YORK, NY — New York City is known for many things, but …

The Best Sandwich in NYC for Every Budget

Sesame pancake with roasted beef at Vanessa's<p><b>Address and phone:</b> 118 A Eldridge St (212-625-8008) <b><br>Website:</b> vanessas.com <b><br>Price:</b> $2.75<p>Back in the day—and …

An Eater's Guide to New York City

Welcome to the Vast, Ever-Changing Food Metropolis<p>With over eight million people spread out across 250+ neighborhoods, New York City is a true melting pot. In addition to mom-and-pop spots serving foods from all around the world, you can find fine dining restaurants from local and international …

A Restaurant Guide to East Harlem

Since the Second World War, the neighborhood has been known as <b>El Barrio</b>. Mexicans have been in the ascendance since 1990 or so. The colorful scene on the streets is unrivaled in the city with plenty to see and do, and some great idiosyncratic shopping, including a long-running Mexican western-wear …

The best pizza in New York City

We are fortunate we live in a city where the pizza is so good, even the dollar slices aren't half bad. Think of all the good pizza we eat in a given …

Italian Food

The secret world behind New York City's subway, which millions of people use every day

The New York City subway system is one of the most iconic in the world, servicing over 5 million people every weekday. But its also been mired in budget problems, and some parts of its technology have remained largely unchanged since its inception in 1904.<p>The combination of these things makes …

Staten Island

How to make sure your data is really deleted before selling your Android phone

You would think when you do a "factory reset" and agree to erase everything on your Android device that all of your data would be wiped out for good. …

Robert De Niro Breaks Ground On His New Nobu Hotel Project

WEST LOOP — A-list actor Robert De Niro was in the West Loop Monday afternoon to break ground on the new Nobu Hotel project on Randolph.<p>A two-time …

Hospitality

Michael Douglas to star in US remake of Til Schweiger film

German actor and director Til Schweiger is planning a remake of his 2014 hit "Head Full of Honey" for the US market - this time with Hollywood star …

The history of money: A brief look at American currency

For example, did you know that there were redbacks before there were greenbacks? And that after the Revolutionary War our currency was so worthless that the phrase "not worth a Continental" was a regular part of everyday language?<p>But beyond these interesting tidbits, the evolution of American …

Economics

10 awesome videos shot in the NYC subway

The subway can be a gloomy place.<p>It’s not meant to be fun or luxurious, but to get you from point A to point B with the least amount of exposed …

MTA

Eat Chic: New York City's Best Desserts

Our guide to NYC's chicest sweets.<p>New York City's ever changing dining scene is more often revered for it's savory options than it's sweets. Dessert in New York if often skipped, and ordering a digestif or relocating for a nightcap is more often the place we'd prefer to cash in on calories. Some …

Dessert

Like Running Into a Gorgeous Ex: Reflections On Returning to New York

As a tall woman, I tend to avoid window seats on airplanes. But when I fly into New York, I always make an exception. The restless legs, the full bladder, the middle-seater invading my personal space -- all that vanishes at first glimpse of the Manhattan skyline.<p>A part of me is awestruck, enjoying …

Manhattan Then and Now

I remember my mother telling me that no matter how old I got, she would always see two images: me in present day and me as a baby. At the time, I was a teenager with pink highlights, wearing a Sex Pistols T-shirt.<p>"I still see you as my little baby girl."<p>I never had children, but in a lot of ways, …

Amazing images of the world's greatest cities before they were cities

Like all living things, cities have lifespans.<p>Some, like Paris, are ancient — over 2,000 years old. Others are adolescent in comparison, like Sydney, …

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Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …

Relationships

New York City's 24 Most Essential Burgers

New York City has some of the nation's oldest and most storied hamburgers, spanning a list of patties that are as diverse in form as the New York burger scene is broad. The burgers below date as far back as the 1930s and for the most part remain largely unchanged, providing a timeline of sorts for …

BBQ 101: Whiskey BBQ Shrimp Barbecue Recipe

INGREDIENTS:<p>1 lb. shrimp (with tail)<br>• 1/4 cup of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky<br>• 1/4 cup BBQ sauce<br>• 1/4 cup honey<br>• 1/4 tsp. black pepper<br>• 1/8 tsp. garlic …

Foods for your liver: 7 foods that naturally cleanse and clean your liver

The liver is like the body’s own personal filtering system; it has regenerative properties, helps clear out waste and toxins, aids in digestion and …

Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp

4.5 stars based on 13 votes<p>This recipe for Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp was sent to me by one of my readers from San Diego — thank you, Kim! I took …

Nutrition

Photographer captures the wild and dangerous streets of New York City in the 1970s

New York City in the 1970s was a wild and dangerous place. After peaking in population in 1950, the city began to feel the effects of large-scale …

New York City

12 vintage photos that show what New York City's 'forgotten borough' looked like in the 1980s

But they didn't go too far — in 1982, the couple bought an affordable house on Staten Island, though they didn't know much about the borough.<p>"We had taken the ferry ride multiple times on hot summer days while living in Manhattan, but never got off," Osinski told Business Insider.<p>About a year after …

Staten Island

No More Colonialism Disguised as Financial Assistance: The US Must Relinquish Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Congressional Delegate Pedro Pierluisi speaks during a National Day of Action for Puerto Rico during a news conference on Capitol Hill …

20 best pasta recipes: part 3

Spaghetti, oxtail pierogi and seafood linguine: great recipes from top chefs including Anna del Conte and Sam Harris<p>20 best pasta recipes: part 1 20 best pasta recipes: part 2<p>Sam Harris’s linguine with mixed seafood<p>Serves 4<b><br>dried linguine</b> 500-600g<b><br>olive oil</b><b><br>garlic</b> 2 cloves, finely sliced<b><br>red chilli</b> 1 …

Italian Food

How to Make a Classic Margherita Pizza at Home Using a Cult-Favorite Recipe

We've all fallen victim to insatiable pizza cravings, but before you place your next Seamless order, consider the extreme satisfaction—not to mention …

Here's how long various drugs stay in your system

One of the reasons that drug tests are a colossal scam is that not all drugs stay in your system for the same amount of time. In fact, some of the least dangerous drugs such as marijuana can be detected in your urine, blood, and hair for much longer than harder drugs such as heroin and meth — …

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