NYC City Life

Most recent NYC City Life blogs and columns

  • Superhero Spider-Man swung into Riverbank State Park's auditorium April 24 to encourage children to volunteer to clean up parks in the annual I Love My Park Day. (Allan Xie)

    Spiderman Encourages Children to Participate in I Love My Park Day

    NEW YORK—Beloved superhero Spider-Man swung into Riverbank State Park’s auditorium today to encourage elementary students to participate in the annual I Love My Park Day... Read more

  • A stone pagoda at the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, April 22, 2014. (Seth Hirsch)

    Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    NEW YORK—The cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are in full bloom. This weekend April 26 and 27, the garden will host the 33rd... Read more

  • Adam Sobel of the Cinnamon Snail. (Allen Xie/NTD)

    Cinnamon Snail Looks for New Shell

    The Vendy-winning vegan Cinnamon Snail has until Tuesday, April 29, to meet its Kickstarter campaign goal of $82,000 to finance and build a new food... Read more

  • Mary Linehan Sings Cloten's Song from "Cymbeline" at the Bryant Park celebration of 450 years of Shakespeare, Sept. 23, 2014 in New York.  (Jonathan Zhou)

    Shakespeare’s Songs Go Modern on Playwright’s 450th Birthday in Bryant Park

    “This island is full of noises, strange sounds and sweet melodies that make you feel good and don’t hurt anyone. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments... Read more

  • The chess board at the newly renovated Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, April 21, 2014. The library recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    A Modern Update for the World’s First Children’s Library

    NEW YORK—Stephen Lawrence lives right across the street from the Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and has relied on it for over 40 years... Read more

  • The Union Square Greenmarket in New York on Monday. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Community Gardens a Rare Respite in New York

    NEW YORK—In many parts of the United States, finding a quiet spot to dig in the ground, plant a few seeds, and watch them grow... Read more

  • A man enjoys a break in Bryant Park on Earth Day 2010. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Earth Day Events in New York 2014

    Earth Day New York’s events are the largest green events in the country, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people each year.  Union Square  Tuesday,... Read more

  • A detail from Zephyrus and Flora, 1799, by Claude Michel, called Clodion. Terracotta. (Michael Bodycomb/Frick Collection)

    Sculptors Houdon and Clodion Reunited at the Frick Collection

    NEW YORK—When put together, the names Houdon and Clodion sounds like the handle for a Parisian hipster boy band. But you won’t find these two... Read more

  • A prototype of an electric carriage is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York, on Thursday. (Seth Wenig/AP)

    Horseless Carriage on Display at Auto Show

    NEW YORK—Here it is: An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City. The “Horseless eCarriage” prototype was unveiled Thursday... Read more

  • Neuroscientist Dr. Lucy Brown in Manhattan on April 7, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Lucy Brown on the Neuroscience of Love

    NEW YORK—To Dr. Lucy Brown, dopamine cells are the most beautiful sight in the world. When she looks under the microscope she sees a universe... Read more

  • The Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In takes place at World Financial Center Plaza. (Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival)

    Family and Community Events at Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK—You have to give credit to the Tribeca Film Festival. It will bring both Mr. Met and Scooter the Holy Cow, the Mascot of... Read more

  • Zipper owner Eddie Miranda and director Amy Nicholson. (Jordan Levie)

    ‘Zipper’ Film Chronicles the Battle Over Coney Island

    NEW YORK—Coney Island is one of America’s most iconic amusement parks. But Coney Island has suffered from neglect over the years. Neglect from the city,... Read more

  • A rendering of the BQ Green in South Williamsburg, bridging together parts of the neighborhood now separated by the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. (dlandstudio)

    Addressing Infrastructure Problems With Landscape Architecture

    Most people are not completely clear on what a landscape architect does, but according to Susannah Drake, founder of interdisciplinary design firm dlandstudio, it boils... Read more

  • (L–R) Mr. Lindner (David Cromer) visits the Younger family: Travis (Bryce Clyde Jenkins), Lena (LaTanya Richardson Jackson), Beneatha (Anika Noni Rose), Walter Lee (Denzel Washington), and Ruth (Sophie Okonedo). (Brigitte Lacombe)

    Theater Review: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

    NEW YORK—Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” was the first play by an African-American woman to appear on Broadway, where it played more than... Read more

  • Brian Crowley takes his children Harrison,4, and Ansel, 2, to the Luther Gulick Park on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, April 17. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Taking Care of All NYC Parks, Not Just a Few

    NEW YORK–Brian Crowley can see the neglected Luther Gulick Park from his Lower East Side apartment window. The park ties together two halves of the... Read more

  • Flag of the 39th Regiment New York State Veteran Volunteers, ca. 1861. (New-York Historical Society)

    Examining the Civil War Through Textiles

    NEW YORK—A century or two from now, the cotton briefs you put on this morning could end up in a glass case at a history... Read more

  • (L–R) New neighbors John Jones (Michael C. Hall) and Bob Jones (Tracy Letts) stare at the sky in a scene from Will Eno’s “The Realistic Joneses.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘The Realistic Joneses’

    NEW YORK—The first thing you should know about “The Realistic Joneses” is that none of the four characters in Will Eno’s play have much more... Read more

  • Keith Cohen, owner of Orwasher's Bakery on the Upper East Side, New York, April 4, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Keith Cohen, Searching for the Lost Art of Baguette Baking

    NEW YORK—Keith Cohen, the owner of Orwasher’s Bakery, treasures the past in a very personal way. An antique cash register that once belonged to his... Read more

  • The booth of Winter Works on Paper, at the AIPAD photography show April 9, 2014, New York. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Photo Gallery: The AIPAD Photography Show

    NEW YORK—The city’s most important photography show is back at the Park Avenue Armory. With more than 80 dealers, each displaying frame after frame of... Read more

  • People sit under the blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri. (Henry Chan/The Epoch Times)

    Unseen City: Spring’s Fleeting Beauty

    For those who were in Florida for the past six months, the winter in New York City was, in a word, obnoxious. Record-setting cold the... Read more


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