Brooklyn Bridge

The best time of year to visit the biggest New York attractions

Wading through the slog of pedestrians in Times Square on December 31 is a hopeless proposition. Likewise, attempting to walk across the Brooklyn …

Botanical Gardens

Why the Brooklyn Bridge’s architect never got the credit he deserved

Of all the people who worked to build the Brooklyn Bridge, none was as crucial as a man named Roebling. Those casually acquainted with the history of …

History

Play Mini Golf, Ride a Water Slide at NYC's Summer Streets

Summer Streets is returning to New York City in August, turning the otherwise busy Manhattan streets into a 7-mile-long park where people can play …

New York City

Summer Streets will bring a giant waterslide and zipline to the streets of Manhattan

Maybe it was the rain, or the fact that I only saw Wonder Woman one time, but it feels like summer in NYC has only just begun. But here we are, …

New York City

How the hipster can save the monk (and vice versa)

Religious orders are facing what is euphemistically called a vocational crisis. In truth, many are dying. Vocations are down, the average age of …

Hipsters

Five 'only in New York' experiences for less than $50

NEW YORK CITY -- A couple of classics. A tasty slice of Brooklyn. And a truly wacky spot that celebrates the Big Apple in all its glory.<p>You can spend …

Texas

Meet the Playwrights of Summerfest: Mark Violi Riding The Comet | Times Square Chronicles

Meet the Playwrights of Summerfest: Mark Violi Riding The Comet<p>Mark Violi<p>Mark Violi first gained recognition as a writer with his play <i>Roebling: The</i> …

The Best Places To Watch Sunrise In NYC

The sunrise is an amazing natural phenomenon to behold, and it's all the more breathtaking when it takes place above New York City, one of the most photogenic cities in the world. It's worth waking up at the crack of dawn just to witness the sun work its magic on iconic landmarks, transforming the …

Empire State Building

How to find the perfect place to stay in NYC

With more than 75,000 hotel rooms to pick from, finding a great place to stay in New York City can feel like an impossible task.<p>And that’s before you …

Hotels

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Photographers

When you want to purchase a product, learn about anything, or find a service, where do you go? Besides Amazon for making purchases, Google is the …

SEO

Howl by Allen Ginsberg

<b>I</b><p>I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,<p>dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking …

Poetry

The ultimate guide to being a summer intern in New York City

It's summer, which means that interns will be traveling from far and wide to come take a bite out of the Big Apple.<p>New York City can be pretty overwhelming for newcomers.<p>Since it's a super expensive city, it can also be tricky to find fun events and great eats without spending your whole …

New York City

Here's where Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks are set to launch

The Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show is moving on up the East Side.

July 4th

How To Turn Off Snapchat’s Stalkerish Snap Map Feature

Snapchat has always known exactly where you are. What, you thought everyone saw that “Greetings from the Brooklyn Bridge” filter? Until recently, …

Snapchat

Why You Should Plan a Staycation

In the summer months, the hubbub of downtown Manhattan’s streets tapers as hoards of locals head to the Hamptons and the Catskills. But, getting out …

Hotels

JAY-Z gets real about race, gentrification on 'The Story of O.J.'

After years of rapping about the "bling" on his wrist, hip hop king JAY-Z appears to have finally had an awakening.

Music

Behind the Brooklyn Bridge

The three great symbols of American inventiveness in the decades after the Civil War—the light bulb, the elevator and the Brooklyn Bridge—were dependent on wire. Thomas Edison’s incandescent bulb is the most ubiquitous example, the wire being tungsten filament. But modern American cities would have …

History

The man who built an American icon

<b>Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge.</b> By Erica Wagner. <i>Bloomsbury; 365 pages; $28 and £25.</i><p>A BRIDGE, Erica Wagner …

Economics

Man jumps to his death from Brooklyn Bridge

A distraught man took a running jump off the Brooklyn Bridge early Thursday, as police tried in vain to coax him off the span.<p>The man, with a goatee …

New York City

The Best 4th of July Fireworks Around the Country

Item 1/11<p>Every July Fourth, we celebrate America’s Independence Day with dazzling shows of fireworks. It’s a tradition as old as our nation; in 1776, Founding Father John Adams wrote a letter to his wife, envisioning the day to be commemorated with "Pomp and Parade" and "Illuminations from one End …

Boston

Chandon Starts Summer in Style | Times Square Chronicles

Chandon Starts Summer in Style<p>On June 24, Chandon hosted one of the most elaborate bashes in town to jump start a summer of glorious parties in the …

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About PT Barnum

Phineas Taylor Barnum, better known simply as P.T. Barnum, was a legendary American showman. His crowning achievement that brought him everlasting …

Cool Stuff

Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge review – in praise of New York’s master builder

The sins of the father dominate Erica Wagner’s paean to the man behind one of America’s most celebrated landmarks<p>The United States, a German ambassador to London once told me with half a smile, should really be known as “Neues Deutschland”. German migrants gave the country the hot dog, the …

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0:11<p>My story actually began when I was four years old and my family moved to a new neighborhood in our hometown of Savannah, Georgia. And this was …

A Wilsonart Collection Inspired by the City of Brooklyn

New York is a never-ending source of inspiration for creatives everywhere, in all areas, which means that as a visitor or even as a resident, you’ll …

Furniture

Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Events June 17th to June 23rd

True to form, New York City’s summer events show no sign of slowing down. The third week of June is packed with things to do from parades and music …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Secret Vaults Under the Brooklyn Bridge Once Home to Private Wine Cellars

Completed in 1883, the majestic Brooklyn Bridge looms over the East River, serving as a link between Manhattan and Brooklyn. As an iconic New York …

Wine

See New York City in the 1930s and Now: A Side-by-Side Comparison of the Same Streets & Landmarks

<i>The New Yorker</i> has posted a very neat split-screen tour of the same streets in New York City, letting you see the Big Apple in the 1930s and today. …

Culture

How to Master the Art of the Minibreak

I was swaddled in my robe, swaying in my in-room hammock at the newly opened <b>1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge</b>, facing my unobstructed view of the Manhattan …

Hotels

The best new NYC rooftops

1<p>Almost no view is a bad one if it overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge, but this watering hole on top of Dumbo’s 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge gives you a …

Statue of Liberty