Statue of Liberty

Bella Hadid Just Took a Helicopter Around the Statue of Liberty

And she took a photo with her "one true love."<p>Bella Hadid is on vacation, and she's already fitted a lot in. From a helicopter ride around the Statue of Liberty, to a trip upstate to see her horses, the model has been incredibly busy. And, obviously, she managed to look flawless throughout:<p>She also …

Bella Hadid

Review of the Day: Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Consider your country, America. Consider what our teachers have been charged to do. Facing a future where the children of America are inadequate in …

Books

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed inside the Pedestal lobby.<p>Towering over a tiny chunk of land in New York Harbor, the …

Atlas Obscura

11 Incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites Right Here in the U.S.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, more widely known as UNESCO, has been shining the spotlight on unique and …

National Parks

Ryan roasts Trump: I 'scroll Twitter to see which tweets I will have to pretend that I didn't see'

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) roasted President Trump at the annual Al Smith dinner in New York on Thursday night, joking about how he copes with the …

Politics

Untapped Staff Reads: Protecting Graffiti Art in 5Pointz Trial, Folding Subway Seats Haikus

<b>At Core of 5Pointz Trial: Is Graffiti Art Protected by Law? [New York Times]:</b> On Tuesday, however, a trial began in Brooklyn that will eventually …

Street Art

New York Today: From North Korea to New York

<i>Updated, 9:02 a.m.</i><p><i>Good morning on this mild Thursday.</i><p>In New York City, where you can experience the cultures of faraway countries simply by riding the subway, opportunities to interact with North Koreans are not so common.<p>Only 20 North Korean refugees have resettled in New York since 2001, …

North Korea

A New York design duo tap a surprising art world secret to create objects of desire

‘Objects of Common Interest started not with the idea to create a studio or commercial line, but as an exercise in small scale,’ says Leonidas Trampoukis, one half of architecture practice LOT. Like many other architects, Trampoukis and LOT co-founder Eleni Petaloti were seduced by product design’s …

Design

CNN can now fly its news drone over crowds in an industry first

While many media outlets in the U.S. have been using drones to capture news footage for several years, strict regulations have prevented them from …

Drones

Officials warn drone owners: Don’t fly over wildfires - MarketWatch

Emergency officials and the Federal Aviation Administration are once again warning drone users not to fly over wildfires — or any disaster area — …

Drones

NYC, Buffalo-Rochester bid for Amazon's second headquarters

New York City, Buffalo and Rochester are all preparing proposals to win Amazon's second headquarters, a colossal economic development prize also …

Business

What AI Can Really Do Right Now

Artificial intelligence has been misunderstood for as long as it has existed. Herewith, the definitive Popular Mechanics guide to what A.I. is, what it isn't, who's responsible—and how you can get involved.<p>Voice Recognition<p>The Acoustic Model: Sounds Into Data<p>Your voice is measured by frequency, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Get Ready, the Fendi Witches Are Coming

Just in time for Halloween, Fendi has unveiled the latest versions of its classic fluffy charms. Called the “Fendi Witches,” the six keychains …

Great Wall of China

J-Rod Apparently Eyeing Units In This Midtown Skyscraper

If the real estate gossip is to be believed, abbreviated power couple J-Rod is closing in on their new pad. The superstar actress and singer and …

Apparently

Journey to the Center of the Earth Inside a Volcano

Luxe Adventure TravelerAre you as fascinated by volcanoes as we are? Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside a volcano? While it’s …

Iceland

The creator of Netflix's 'Big Mouth' shares which embarrassing puberty stories happened in real life

Netflix's new animated comedy "Big Mouth" follows seventh graders experiencing — or about to experience — puberty. Their bodies are changing, and they're developing sexual desires they just don't know what to do with it.<p>"Big Mouth" has been a huge hit with critics, receiving a 100% on Rotten …

Entertainment

Atheists Win Lawsuit Against TX Governor Who Censored Their Holiday Display

The judge said Texas Governor Greg Abbott was guilty of "viewpoint discrimination" when he removed an atheist display from the State Capitol.

Bill Of Rights

Knicks Links: Oddsmakers don't like the Knicks to win the title for some reason

Also: Kristaps has a new shoe and Dougie McBuckets thinks the Knicks will surprise youWhat up ball bags? Welcome back to the number one links post in …

New York Knicks

27 Bizarre Vintage Photos From The Annals Of New York City History

These are the little-known yet unforgettable moments that make up New York City history's weird side.The post 27 Bizarre Vintage Photos From The …

Grand Central Station

Review: Arvada's Art & Conflict Loaded With Piece Makers

Some of the selected artists have long made political content a keystone, most notably Jeffrey Gipe, who creates work addressing Rocky Flats, the …

Denver

US and Israel withdraw from Unesco, as world body recognises Palestine

The United States and Israel announced on Thursday they were quitting the UN’s cultural agency Unesco, after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli …

Israel

UP wants a Lord Ram statue twice as tall as Statue of Liberty

Govt believes it will pull more tourists to ‘New Ayodhya’<p>It is home to one of the world’s most iconic monuments, but Uttar Pradesh isn’t counting …

India

What to Do Alone in NYC

Experience the best of New York City...all by yourself<p>Traveling solo to a city as vibrant and packed with incredible attractions as New York can be …

U.S. Travel

Making a Pitch, Again, for Barriers to Block Storm Surges

With some memories of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy five years ago beginning to fade, proponents of a set of offshore barriers to protect the New York metropolitan area from storm surge are re-sounding their alarm.<p>On a boat tour of New York Harbor on Tuesday, the group of advocates …

New York City

Puerto Rico Has a Christopher Columbus Statue That's Taller Than the Statue of Liberty

The controversial structure, which survived Hurricane Maria, took 110,000 hours to assemble and was initially rejected by several U.S. cities<p>Last month, Puerto Rico was devastated by the effects of Hurricane Maria. Homes and buildings were completely destroyed, as the U.S. territory is now tasked …

Caribbean

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated

The Trump administration plans to kill the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight climate change by lowering emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator, Scott Pruitt, said Monday.<p>The Clean Power Plan aimed to help the US reach the goals set in the …

Environment

The Moral, Ethical And Pragmatic Case For DACA

Each and every U.S. citizen is ultimately descended from someone who took the risk to walk over a land bridge, run across a desert, swim, sail or fly here. The country has been and continues to be built by immigrants. The DACA/Dreamers program is giving some current children of immigrants the …

Entrepreneurship

The ACLU Has Created A New Design Guide For Resistance

ACLU continues to be loud and clear in the public eye while quietly rebranding its visual identity

Graphic Design

This Is Why Your Skin Turns Green After Wearing Some Jewelry

It has happened to almost all of us. You find the <i>perfect</i> ring, necklace, or bracelet and you wear it all day long—then it turns your skin green. …

Jewelry

The Painstaking Renovation of the Waldorf's Iconic Clock

The timepiece has long been an icon of the hotel's lobby<p>"New Yorkers have an immense nostalgia and fondness for the Waldorf," says Allison Rozwat, from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, of the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel, which is currently undergoing an extensive renovation by SOM and Pierre-Yves …

Hotels