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What to Expect on Super Sunday

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 1, 2014

To set the record straight, Super Bowl XLVIII will be played in New Jersey. The fun leading up to and after Super Bowl XLVIII will be in New York City.

Ok, now that that's cleared up, what happens when a powerful force meets an immovable object?

When the AFC Champion Denver Broncos and the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks meet at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey for the 48th Super Bowl on Sunday, we will find out if the "immovable object" that is Seattle's defense can in fact hold off the powerful force that is Peyton Manning and the Broncos' offense.

Both teams... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, nyc, new jersey, championship, super bowl, new york city, national football league, 2014, american football, pro football, seattle seahawks, denver broncos

Happy New Year Frank – a friend indeed.

By iancochrane, published on Jan 5, 2014

A guy has fallen on hard times, huddled under gentrified tenement stairs; on one side his clapped-out shopping trolley bound by trash bins and black cast iron pickets. The stairs span from streetside pavement up to an ornate doorway, moulded guardian face glowering overhead.

He seems in his 60s, but his real years are anyone’s guess. One day I ask, but my question is met with a non-committal nod of his grey face and averted blue eyes. The voice is a low cigarette-drenched rumble, sentences broken with a retching hack of a cough.

“Yeah, times are not so good buddy; rents are steep.”... (more)

Tags: usa, homeless, new york city, new years eve

Fabled Gates - Aesop in The Big Apple.

By iancochrane, published on Apr 3, 2013

...with her free hand, the paths, the sand and running stream; the building materials concrete, brick and wood. “It’s all about climbing, imagination and adventure. Do you know that playground rules prohibit adults unless in the company of children?”

Osborn studied law and served New York City in political and charitable tasks, although never seeking political office. But it seems this playground is not so ancient, constructed to replace the original built upon Osborn’s death; the gates – a creation of sculptor Paul Manship – installed there in 1953 and considered that... (more)

Tags: new york city, william osborn, ancient playground, central park, aesop's fables

The Winds of War - Four Freedoms Park, NYC

By iancochrane, published on Feb 24, 2013

...an elongated triangle, with a central panel of lawn and surrounding paths of 261,000 cobblestones. Kahn’s grand funnel design has directed our line of sight between the paved avenues of 120 littleleaf linden trees to the intended focal point, the bust of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

New York City purchased the island in 1928. The road to the completion of Four Freedoms Park was tortuous, with a 99-year lease approved forty years later. A Kahn model was delivered to New York in 1974. The next year the project was put on hold due to a city budget crisis.

Congress finally passed ... (more)

Tags: war, fdr, new york city, roosevelt island, franklin d roosevelt, four freedoms park, ww2, louis khan, monument, us congress, architect

8 Great Summer Dates

By cherry-eyed, published on Jun 5, 2011

1. Stroll the Highline. New urban oasis on an obsolete elevated railway on the westside. 2nd section opens this week on June 8th.

2. Visit MoMA; World class museum where you can impress your date with your infinite wisdom of Picasso's eating habits. Hours extend to 8 on Fridays, and 8:45 on Thursdays in July and August.

3. Kayak the Hudson or East River. Maybe not for a 1st date (unless you decide your date is a jerk in the first few minutes, and you want to take the chance on seeing them tip into the murky East River after a barge comes by) but brilliant for those who are outdoor-inclined.

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Tags: dating, summer, new york city

The City That Never Thinks

By Brain, published on Jan 18, 2008

New York City, the super-awesome city, sometimes has some really sucky moments. An old girlfriend of mine was convinced that she and I would get out of the city one day and live a happy life in the country. Well I don’t see her anymore, but chances are it probably wouldn’t have worked out anyway. I love this city too much to leave it. But there are just some things about this place that anger me to no end.

When I was in high school, I used to frequent St. Marks Place on a regular basis. I used to buy records at Sounds, shop at St. Marks Comics, stare at all the bongs in the numerous... (more)

Tags: new york city

The Gangs of New York - then and now

By Amo, published on Oct 28, 2007

..."Five Points district in lower Manhattan in the mid to late 1800's was run by notorious gangs, the most powerful were called the "Natives". Fast forward to recent headlines in the New York Post "Mob Plot to Kill Rudy" and one may get the impression that nothing has really changed, and that New York City is still the "mob capital" of the world, however, nothing is further from the truth. The headlines speak of a time long since passed, when mob wars and rubouts at trendy restaurants were as common as New York potholes and part of the infamous lore of this incredible city. Thanks in part... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, new york city, rudy giulian, the gangs of new york

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