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  1. Why Was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hanging Out at Wing CEO Audrey Gelman's House?Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 25 | The New York Observer

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is everywhere. The Bronx-born Democratic socialist, who defeated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in last month's congressional primary election and who will almost certainly clinch the general election in November given that New York's 14th district largely skews blue , is currently as ubiquitous in the news as exhaustive analysis of the latest presidential gaffe.


  2. Done With Art Fairs, Dealers Invent New Exhibition Models to Liven Up Gallery GoingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | The New York Observer

    For many small to mid-sized contemporary galleries, it's widely agreed that art fairs are a necessary evil endured solely for the saving grace of getting a lot of eyes on their artists' work. But the jam-packed international fair calendar can have dealers scrambling to get from New York to Switzerland to Shanghai, incurring huge shipping and travel costs all the while-and that's on top of the five-digit figures they've already shelled out for a booth.


  3. This Plan to Protect NYC From Superstorms Would Make the Waterfront Way More UsableRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating storm ever to hit New York, causing an estimated $32 billion in economic losses for the state and $19 billion in the city. And, as we know, storms of that magnitude have not stopped coming, and are only expected to worsen .


  4. 3 World Trade Center, NYC's 5th Tallest Building, Debuts After DelaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Three World Trade Center, the third skyscraper to be built on the site of the original Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan and the fifth tallest building in New York City, officially opened on Monday morning. With a total of 2.5 million square feet of office space, the $2.7 billion, 1,079-foot-tall, 80-story tower-located at 175 Greenwich Street-has 30,000 to 70,000-square-foot floors with 360-degree Manhattan views and up to 24-foot ceilings.


  5. The Best New York City Beaches to Hit Up This Summer-And the One to AvoidRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Summer is finally here! That means it's time to hit the beach, swim and lounge around in the sun. But there are so many beaches from which to choose.


  6. NYC Honors African-American Community in Central Harlem With New Historic DistrictRead the original story

    May 30, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Longtime Central Harlem resident Glen Goldman, 60, who has been playing the drums since he was seven years old, says he practices every Thursday at The New Amsterdam Musical Association in Central Harlem-the oldest African-American musical association in the United States-and enjoys it. "The atmosphere is dull, only 'cause their lights are not bright," Goldman told Observer, jokingly, then spoke of its impact on him.


  7. Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Are Returning to Brooklyn In a Big WayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Sometimes, the grass isn't greener on the other side of the Williamsburg Bridge. That's what Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany have discovered, as they seem to be changing their minds once again in the never ending debate of Brooklyn versus Manhattan .


  8. Spike Lee Picks a Movie to Sum Up 2018 at the Gordon Parks Foundation GalaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | The New York Observer

    At Cipriani 42nd street last night, legendary figures from the worlds of art, music, film philanthropy, media and design collided to celebrate the legendary man who worked across all these genres, and present some awards in his name, at the Gordon Parks Foundation Artists like Mickalene Thomas, Radcliffe Bailey and Kehinde Wiley mingled with philanthropists like Gayle King and Leonard Lauder and media titans Tom Freston and Ron Meyer . Musicians Black Thought and Hip hop artist Kasseen "Swizz Beatz" Dean rocked the dance floor late night, while Shabazz shot their pictures on the film camera he wore around his neck.


  9. Holly Hunter Wants $4.5 Million for Her 19th Century BrownstoneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Hunter, who has two children with her longtime partner, Gordon MacDonald, is listing her Italianate townhouse at 20 South Oxford Street for $4.5 million, according to the New York Post . She paid $3.3 million for the four-bedroom, three-bathroom abode.


  10. New York City to Overhaul Marijuana Arrest Policy to Fight Racial DisparitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | The New York Observer

    New York City will overhaul and reform its policies related to marijuana possession arrests amid persisting racial disparities in enforcement despite a policy change in 2014. On Tuesday, Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the formation of a 30-day working group to review the police department's marijuana enforcement policy. 1 comment

  11. How New York City Plans to Return $3.5 Million to Former InmatesRead the original story

    May 9, 2018 | The New York Observer

    New York City lawmakers are looking to return $3.5 million in commissary funds to formerly incarcerated inmates-money that remains in their accounts in the city's jail facilities. The legislation-sponsored by Queens Councilman Donovan Richards and Queens Councilwoman Adrienne Adams-requires the city's Department of Correction to inform inmates of the amount of funds that are available in their commissary accounts within 72 hours before they are released.


  12. How the NYC Ferry Can Make Your Subway Ride BetterRead the original story

    May 3, 2018 | The New York Observer

    New York City anticipates that ridership for the NYC Ferry will reach nine million annual riders by 2023 and is investing $300 million to build more and bigger boats to meet that demand-a move that will help New Yorkers fed up with overcrowding in the subway and traffic congestion while driving. The city initially projected that ridership for the NYC Ferry, which was launched a year ago, would hit 4.6 million riders-twice what the city is now expecting for 2023-once all six routes are up and running.


  13. Fifth Body Found in a New York City River Over Four-Day PeriodRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2018 | The New York Observer

    The body of a 41-year-old man who jumped into the East River was found in the water on Thursday morning, marking the fifth body to be discovered in New York City rivers in just four days, according to the NYPD. At about 6:30 a.m., police received a 911 call alerting them to an unconscious man in the water in the area of East 37th Street and the FDR Drive, police told Observer.


  14. Candice Swanepoel Is Walking Away From Her East Village PenthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Swanepoel and her fiancA , Brazilian model Hermann Nicoli, just listed their two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo for sale, though the pair hasn't actually resided within 311 East 11th Street for a few years. The couple listed the apartment as a $6,200 a month rental, shortly after welcoming their son, AnacA , in October 2016 and a tenant has been residing in it ever since.


  15. Will New York Become the Next American City to Reserve Parking Spots for Residents?Read the original story

    Apr 26, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Another bill -sponsored by Upper Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, chairman of the Council's Committee on Transportation, as well as Levine and Queens Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer-calls on DOT to establish and implement RPP citywide. Rodriguez referred to a study conducted by the City University of New York and New York University that found more than 50 percent of New Yorkers surveyed were willing to pay an annual fee for RPP.


  16. Pro-Cynthia Nixon Community Groups Defend Work From Purported Threats by CuomoRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Community organizations that support actress and education activist Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took to the streets on Thursday afternoon to defend their work in response to Cuomo's alleged threats against unions that fund them and the Working Families Party . This past Saturday, WFP endorsed Nixon .


  17. These Luxury Condos Have Buyers Rethinking New JerseyRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2018 | The New York Observer

    While the New Jersey of yesteryear was considered out of the way and unattractive to city dwellers, Nine on the Hudson is changing the notion of luxury west of Manhattan. "People have a lot of assumptions," says Alexander Hovnanian, Area Vice President for K. Hovnanian at Port Imperial Urban Renewal VI, LLC , "but when they come over here, they realize how nice it is."


  18. The Curators of Spring Place, The Wing and The Wythe on the Art They Love Right NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Have you ever found yourself staring at a cheesy poster image of a snow-capped mountain with an inspirational aphorism about "success" printed beneath it, hung askew on your bland office wall, and felt any inspiration you may have had drain out of you? If so, you know all too well how art can shape your experience of a place. That's why some of the coolest workspaces and networking spots in New York wisely invest time and money cultivating their collection of contemporary art, proudly displaying it on their walls not only to enliven the lives of their patrons, but also to foster the creativity of the community both in and outside of their walls.


  19. The Best Outdoor and Spring-Inspired Art Exhibitions in and Around NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | The New York Observer

    After what was a long and grueling winter filled with New Year bomb cyclones and massive March snow falls, it looks like New York may finally be sensing some warmer weather. That can only mean one thing: we have a very limited amount of time between sloughing off our puffer coats and when the heat starts to make the sidewalk trash stink.


  20. Met Museum Announces Yet Another White Male as New DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | The New York Observer

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced yesterday that it will appoint Max Hollein, currently the Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, as the tenth director of the museum since its founding in 1870. In a statistic that will surprise no one, this brings the total number of white males appointed leaders of the Met toa ten.


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