NYC City Life

Most recent NYC City Life blogs and columns

  • 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

  • Customers line up to buy Cronuts from the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Lower Manhattan, New York, on April 8, 2014. (Allen Xie)

    Cronuts Are Back! Bakery Reopens Following Mice Scare

    NEW YORK—The Dominique Ansel Bakery, home to the very popular Cronut and now the Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot, was shut down last Friday for... Read more

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    Video Shows Rat Scaring NY Subway Commuters

    For the past week, rodents have been wreaking havoc in the Big Apple. After shutting down a Dunkin’ Donuts in Manhattan, they ventured to the... Read more

  • Xanthi Collier, 5, from Sydney Australia, throws a penny in the Bryant Park fountain, March 31, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    If the Coins in Bryant Park’s Fountain Could Speak

    NEW YORK—Every day countless stories, in the form of coins, are deposited into Bryant Park’s pink granite fountain in the heart of Manhattan. Some are... Read more

  • Michael Volle as Mandryka and Malin Byström in "Arabella.” (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

    ‘Arabella’ Returns With Six Bright New Voices

    Only Strauss could pack quite so much Sturm und Drang into a romantic comedy as he did in Arabella. But the Met’s lovely period production,... Read more

  • A film still from Tom Wilson’s “The Bucuresti Experiment,” which an experiment by the Romanian secret police to reform a socialist man into a capitalist. The film screens as part of Panorama Europe, April 4–13, at Museum of the Moving Image. (Courtesy of the Romanian Film Initiative)

    Panorama Europe Film Festival Looks to Broader Audiences

    NEW YORK—April in New York City is every cinephile’s dream come true. With the Tribeca Film Festival, the Take Two Film Festival, and Panorama Europe... Read more

  • Zach Sims, co-founder of Codecademy, a website that provides free interactive programming lessons, at his office in Midtown, Manhattan, on March 27, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This Is New York: Zach Sims, Empowering the World With Free Coding Knowledge

    NEW YORK—Brick walls, dark leather couches, and a matching leather beanbag chair furnish the lounge room of Codecademy, a copiously funded startup that provides free,... Read more

  • A cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid, the brain-child of French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, sit on a plate at Ansel's bakery shop in New York on June 14, 2013. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

    Cronut Bakery Shut Down After Mouse Video Surfaces

    The Dominique Ansel Bakery, home of the cronut, was shut down today by the Department of Health after a customer filmed a video of a... Read more

  • The cover of the March 17, 2014 issue of Time Magazine, featuring a panoramic photo taken from atop One World Trade Center in New York. The image is made up of 567 images taken over the course of five hours and stitched together. (Time Inc., Jonathan D. Woods and Michael Franz/AP)

    After Hours: TIME’s ‘Top of America’ Photo a Labor of Love

    Jonathan D. Woods didn’t tell his mom he was planning to climb to the top of the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center. The TIME.com photo... Read more

  • NYC Dunkin’ Donuts Shut Down After Shocking Video Goes Viral

    A New York City Dunkin’ Donuts was shut down by the Health Department after an inspection following a viral video starring a rat. Uploaded on... Read more


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