The annual Macy's Fireworks show returned to the East River tonight, after a five-year run of explosions over the Hudson. Brooklynite and Mayor Bill de Blasio worked on the campaign to move the show back, a decision that was announced in April. Photographer C.S. Muncy brings back these images of th ... More >>
Spring is here! Rejoice! Do a happy dance! Or at least do something to celebrate that winter is finally over. So, it's still sort of cold out, but you can't always get what you want. What we can offer you is a slew of awesome-yeah-it's-spring! events, including a free bike maintenance workshop in Gr ... More >>
SeaWorld has had a really, really bad few months. This summer saw the release of the documentary Blackfish, which explored the death of whale trainer Dawn Brancheau at their San Diego park. Brancheau was crushed by a 12,000 pound bull orca named Tilikum, who's also been implicated in the deaths of t ... More >>
When the UK boy band phenomenon One Direction says "pop store," their fans say "pop up." And though the boys won't be at the store's opening this Saturday (from 9 AM to 8 PM at the old Borders site at 2 Penn Plaza), this is still being billed as "an extraordinary opportunity for 'Directioners'.
Billionaire blowhard Donald Trump is notorious for his vicious attacks on female celebrities -- like a teenage girl, he often uses Twitter to point out the physical flaws of his enemy du jour.His most recent celbu-spat is with Cher. And, per usual, juvenile insults have (pardon the pun) trumped matu ... More >>
We're hearing reports that there's a school bus or another vehicle on fire at 35th Street and 7th Avenue, near Macy's. The Corcoran Group has Tweeted a photo, saying, "A truck is on fire outside Macys on 7th Avenue, sounds of explosions nearby." The FDNY tells us there is smoke in the area a ... More >>
What will you do on Thanksgiving? Eat yourself into oblivion, of course, but then what? Now you have the option to leave Thanksgiving dinner and waddle directly to Macy's, which will open at midnight on the sacred holiday of Black Friday. Read it and weep for our lost dignity as a nation:
Subway merch is obviously not a new idea -- you've all seen the subway-themed shower curtains, T-shirts, dog gear, magnets, umbrellas, and whatnot. But now there's an entire section of Macy's capitalizing on people's need to buy things that remind them of their dreaded commutes. The MTA has a ... More >>
Back in 2009 when Fashion's Night Out launched, Anna Wintour, the brainchild behind the event, aimed to celebrate the fashion industry and its consumers with an all-night party at shops and department stores throughout the city, in an attempt to spruce up retail sales in the wake of the marke ... More >>
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Heather Holland via The Lush SideIt's a good thing the wall of daisies was artificial, since the near-freezing wind that swept through Herald Square would have made short work of any exposed bloom at Macy's annual Flower Show on Sunday. Still, midtown tourists and shoppers took little notice ... More >>
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New Yorkers get a bad rap from Real America as pushy and self-centered, each of us the star of our own Broadway (or reality) show. You're goddamn right we are. Davina Reeves, the outgoing Miss New York beauty queen, proved it on Thanksgiving when she hopped on the Macy's parade float of Miss ... More >>
Charlie Brown will have a few new friends to hang out with as he floats down Sixth Avenue this Thanksgiving. Macy's has announced the lineup for this year's parade, which will include performances by Kanye West, Jessica Simpson, and Gladys Knight, helium-filled versions of Po from Kung-Fu Pan ... More >>
If you laughed when bedbugs were found at Hollister and Victoria's Secret, you may not be laughing now that they're mounting the fashion food chain. The latest: The bugs have been found at two of New York's biggest department stores, Macy's in Herald Square and Bloomingdales on 59th Street. B ... More >>
On the eighth floor, chefly nirvana.De Gustibus has been holding cooking classes on the eighth floor of Macy's since 1980, providing us hapless plebes with the opportunity to learn firsthand from the likes of Mario Batali, Jacques Pépin, Madhur Jaffrey, Sara Jenkins, Edna Lewis, and Al ... More >>
In today's headlines of obviousness, the Daily News learns that women enjoy shopping. I mean, not all women, but most women, and those women who don't enjoy shopping, well, there's obviously something wrong with them, right? Because walking around stores and touching fabric and sometimes putt ... More >>
Robert SietsemaAl di La goes from Park Slope to Herald SquareTomorrow, Al di La is crossing the East River for one night only: chef Anna Klinger and her husband Emiliano Coppa will be making a five-course meal with wine pairings at De Gustibus, the cooking school perched at the top of Macy's. ... More >>
Google Street View maps are fun and informative, and soon they may be be an ad venue as well: PC World reports Google has obtained a patent on technology for "identifying groups of features in an online geographic view of a real property and replacing and/or augmenting the groups of features ... More >>
It surprises us that the MTA has chosen the M16 and M34 buses on 34th Street for its bus-shelter digital timer pilot program, which announces to waiting riders when the next one is scheduled to arrive. The relatively uncomplicated L train made a good test case for the subway version, but the ... More >>
We know homemade fireworks are illegal in this town, but we were hoping that, with tourism down this summer, they might go a little easier on 4th of July street pyrotechnics. Alas, Mayor Bloomberg and the cops remain on our ass about it -- in fact they're even against rooftop parties to watch the Ma ... More >>
Last night's Choice Eats tasting event went off smashingly, if we don't say so ourselves. Yes, it was crowded, but that's unavoidable given the allure of tasting food from 56 restaurants, representing 37 different cuisines. These restaurants are scattered across all five boroughs, so having them all ... More >>
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We can always count on Macy's to try to corner the market on the Yuletide spirit and crush all who stand in its way. But the retailer, already smacked down by the recession, was bitten by the Law of Unintended References in today's AM NY. "Rush in and Catch up with New York football Champion Brando ... More >>
The Thanksgivingness was strong with local bloggers, with the Macy's Parade a popular touchstone. EV Grieve took a few pictures. Gothamist wondered about that new Smurf baloon -- was it Baby, Lazy, or Dreamy? Urbanite looked at the Parade's Smurf roots in the 1980s. The Bowery Boys reviewed the "Str ... More >>
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In what's sure to further damage the new borough-wide "Queens: It's Not the Third World!" publicity campaign*, the New York State Department of Labor has slammed the door on an apparent sweatshop in Long Island City. The Jin Shun International clothing factory was raided yesterday afternoon, and n ... More >>
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