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A Call for Safer Streets in New York City

My grandmother in NJ used to say ironically that every traffic light is a memorial -- her way of calling transportation officials to task for not taking action until a fatal crash demonstrated after the fact that a road or intersection wasn't safe.<p>Unfortunately, two tragedies in my neighborhood …

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Friends of Eater Name the Top Newcomers of 2013

<i>As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. We've already covered best standbys. Now it's time for top newcomers.</i><p><i>Talia Baiocchi, Punch editor in chief</i>: I'm torn between <b>Estela</b> and <b>Charlie Bird</b>. Both are fantastically well-rounded …

The Best of the Untapped Cities Photo Pool: A Very New York Holiday Season

Here are our picks for the Best of the Untapped Cities Photo Pool: Holiday Edition. Remember, to have one of your photos entered in the running for a …

The Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2013

<b>1.</b> <b>Woman Child</b><br>Cécile McLorin Salvant<p>Ms. Salvant, just 24, is a throwback in the best possible way, borrowing as much in sound and style from Abbey …

New Grandma Delivers Baby Girl With Help From Suffolk County 911 Operator

<i>Newborn Baby Feet (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)</i><p><b>HAUPPAUGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> – A Suffolk County 911 operator assisted as a woman …

The Most Talked About Sample Sales of the Year

The peak of New York City's sample sale calendar occurs twice a year: May and June, followed by November and December. By our calculations, within those four months <b>roughly 382 sales took place</b>—and that's a <i>conservative</i> estimate. Some were huge, many weren't worth the trip, and several sparked epic …

The Three Store Openings That Made Elizabeth Street In 2013

<b>Elizabeth Street</b> between Houston and Prince is quite possibly the city's most stylish block, helped by a trio of distinct, but impactful, store openings in 2013. <b>Alex Mill, Claire Vivier, and Figue</b> all opened on the block in the second half of the year, joining the already stellar line up of <b>Love</b> …

The Ten Best Pop-Up Shops of 2013

Another year in the books, another set of <b>ambitious pop-up shops</b> to reflect on. The pop up concept has exploded in the last few years, and weeding through the endless variations of temporary retail was not a simple task. Common themes this year included Made in America markets, online-gone-offline, …

Will 2014 Be the Year That Mountain Bird Takes Flight?

Back in late October, a 19-seat French restaurant called <b>Mountain Bird</b> opened in Central Harlem specializing in poultry of all sorts. A trusted tipster that lives in the neighborhood sends word that this restaurant, which flew under most people's radars (including Eater's), is quietly killing it on …

New Group Launches Fight Against de Blasio's Top Cop

When Margarita Rosario began following the mayoral campaign of Bill de Blasio, she believed he’d choose a police commissioner who would finally try to mend the frayed relationship between the New York City Police Department and New Yorkers of color.<p>De Blasio promised during his campaign to end the …

The Most Memorable Gallery Shows of 2013

It featured the late Dieter Roth’s collaborators, his son, Björn, and grandsons, Oddur and Einar, casting busts of their forebear in chocolate; a …

Restaurant Experts Sum Up 2013 in One Word

<i>As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. We've already covered best standbys and top newcomers. Now it's time to describe 2013 in one word. Readers, please add your thoughts to the comments.</i><p><i>Bret Thorn, Nation's Restaurant News</i> …

New York Times 2013 Year in Pictures Trailer | The New York Times

Photo of the day: The 7 train at sunset from a #LoveNYC winner

Fact: New York City has the best sunsets. They make even our subway trains look nice, and we’ve got proof right here.

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Top Ten Green Lighting Designs at New York Design Week 2013

New York Design Week may be over, but we're still digging through all of the fantastic designs we spotted from Manhattan to Brooklyn. This year's …

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Even the New York Times can't resist going lowbrow with native advertising

The Times wants to stand for quality controls and exclusivity, but it must compete with Buzzfeed and Gawker and the like<p>One of the anomalies of digital journalism is a lack of clarity between high and low. That's the historic distinction in publishing, mass from class, the vulgar from the refined, …

New Yorkers Who Donated Money to a Homeless Duo Were Not Prepared for What Happened Next

“What happens when you give back to those who give?” prankster Jerome Jarre asked in a video uploaded this month to YouTube.<p>Well if your name is Jarre and you pose as a vagrant on the streets of New York City, the answer to that question is pretty heartwarming.<p>With the help his violinist friend …

Bill De Blasio May Face Impossibly High Expectations As New York Mayor

De Blasio, who will take over from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and will be the first Democrat to lead the city in two decades, won a resounding victory in November after campaigning to confront economic inequality, improve police and community relations and expand access to city services like …

A 5-Minute Journey Down A Manhole In New York

"It's dead quiet, and you feel like you're the last man on earth. That's incredibly rare in New York," says urban explorer Steve Duncan. Filmmaker …

New Yorkers have 'sky high' expectations for new mayor: poll | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers are largely optimistic about the city’s future as Bill de Blasio prepares to be sworn in as the next mayor on January 1, according to a poll released on Monday.<p>New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio speaks to the press outside the West Wing of the White House in …

Newly Discovered Map of New York in Late 1776?

Earlier this month DNA Info New York reported that British map dealer Andrew Adamson says he might have found an unusual hand-drawn map of New York …

New York City Votes to Ban Styrofoam

New York has become the largest U.S. city to ban single-use Styrofoam containers after a unanimous city council vote and an expected signature from …

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New York Times Quiz Uses Idiomatic Phrases to Plot Linguistic Differences of Spoken English on Map

The New York Times posted a 25 question quiz using idiomatic phrases and regional dialects to detect linguistic differences in spoken English and …

Naked Ambition