At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>
The board of trustees of Cooper Union voted on Sunday to end the school's policy of offering a free education to all its undergraduate students, Chairman of the Board Mark Epstein announced this afternoon. Speaking to students in the school's historic Great Hall, Epstein said that beginning with th ... More >>
Dan Slott faces his fans. Plus: Spidey's New York!
Last year, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was approaching and the rest of America seemed to be preparing for a memorialization in keeping with the previous decade of jingoism and revenge, three young filmmakers were hard at work on a different sort of commemoration. Calling themselves the Anti-Ban ... More >>
Just before his term wraps up, Mayor Mike might try to jump start zoning changes in Midtown: He wants developers to replace obsolete buildings near Grand Central Terminal with super-modern skyscrapers. The Daily News notes that Bloomberg's push would run from East 39th Street to East 59th Street, b ... More >>
The former president of Cooper Union is (for an academic) blasting the current administration's plan to start charging tuition to incoming students--the latest salvo in an increasing controversy over a proposal that has made faculty and students irate. President Emeritus George Campbell Jr., writin ... More >>
Vegans, take heart: although the food blogosphere has lately been lousy with news of burger joint expansions, Blossom du Jour will soon add two outposts to its animal-free empire.
Musto's verdict on the retooled musical
Dear Empire State Building, Happy 80th! Wow, that's old. You were born (completed, really, is the word) on May 1st, 1931, during the Great Depression. Standing 1,454' 8 9/166" tall, you were the tallest building in the world for forty years! A masterpiece of Art Deco design (although -- let ... More >>
"Save me!"If you're looking to snap an iconic photo of the Empire State Building or the Chrysler Building at night between now and October 31, you're out of luck because it's peak migration season for birds, and they tend to crash into skyscrapers and plunge to their death when the lights are ... More >>
Debrahlee Lorenzana says her no-account bosses fired her over her looks
The Empire State Building will be shutting off its lights tonight for an hour at 8:30 in observation of Global Earth Hour 2010. Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund, which asks "individuals, schools, organizations, businesses and governments" to turn off or dim their lights ... More >>
The Chrysler Building by Soutine BakeryLast night, Le Parker Meridien unveiled a holiday gingerbread display, showcasing elaborate architectural confections from bakeries around the city. You can pop by the hotel's atrium anytime during the month of December to take a look, and to donate $1 t ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. Last week's season premiere followed the adventures of Bikini Girl and Blind Guy, and the eternal flaming hotness of Kara DioGuardi, the newest judge. More auditions this week. Dean Anthony Bradford, who suffers from Spasming Facial Hors ... More >>
The season's big-store displays include the artful and artless, plus Mike the Snowflake
Gently inscrutable duo explores the Exploding Plastic Unpronounceable
Pratt students invent the next New Yorkfor real.
Apocalypse now, yesterday, and tomorrow: a novel unites colonies and technologies
Cooper Union's Towering Tax Break
New Yorkers revisit last year's promises and share hopes for 2006
Sex and the Signifying Girl
Bush Comes to Shove; Barney Goes for Baroque
On Still Being Smitten With Matthew Barney
Dancers Pull Out All the Stops
Galleries Space Out on the Lower East Side
The View From Grove Street
'The Believer' Makes the Long Pilgrimage to the Silver Screen
For the Fallen World of September 12, Visions of a Vertical Future
Hollywood Revises History, Joins the Good Fight
Cooper Union Sets a Tall Order for Redevelopment
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