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  1. NYC event marks winter solstice with music paradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Tribune

    Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season.


  2. Go For the Food: Coney Island hot dogs in DetroitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Tribune

    To New Yorkers like me, going to Coney means hopping on a Coney Island-bound subway train to an amusement park at the beach. But on a trip to Detroit, I learned that "coney" means something entirely different.


  3. 14 cities get Bloomberg 'innovation team' grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Tribune

    Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem are getting up to $3 million from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams" to jump-start new approaches to poverty, public safety, job growth and other issues, the foundation announced Monday. The Bloomberg Philanthropies grants range from $400,000 to $1 million annually for three years, expanding and internationalizing awards to five U.S. cities in 2011.


  4. SantaCon kicks off with hopes of less naughtinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | The Tribune

    The annual costumed pub crawl featuring a horde of sloshed Santas on the streets of Manhattan got underway Saturday with a lesson in the First Amendment. Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel addressed the SantaCon crowd in Times Square about the government's right to reasonably regulate an event that New Yorkers have complained has gotten out of hand in past years.


  5. Police demonstrations inspire new protest songsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Tribune

    Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. There's something happening here.


  6. 'Killer Heels' looks at the history of high heelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The Tribune

    Shakespeare mentions high heels in "Hamlet," former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised them and fashion designers from Dior to Manolo Blahnik have bewitched women and men with their versions. "Killer Heels" is a luxurious, fun and sexy look at the history of high heels, and it manages to be eye candy and thought-provoking, too.


  7. Setting for chokehold case: NYC's outsider boroughRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | The Tribune

    Whether it's geography, demography, politics or a certain chip-on-the shoulder attitude, there are multiple degrees of separation between Staten Island and the rest of New York City. The differences fuel both resentment and pride on the island, and they're now in the spotlight as the whole city wrestles with the fractious aftermath of a Staten Island grand jury's decision to clear a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.


  8. 5 Free Things: NYC lit up and lovely at ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | The Tribune

    The Christmas season is one of New York City's busiest times of year. Tickets for Broadway shows and hotel rooms go for premium prices and lines for top attractions are long.


  9. Tenement Museum uses novel way to teach EnglishRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | The Tribune

    The actress playing a teenage Jewish immigrant in 1916 never stepped out of character as she talked about the hardships of living in three small rooms with nine family members. Her captive audience of 11 - squeezed into her tiny apartment at the historic Tenement Museum in lower Manhattan - were immigrants themselves; some recently arrived in New York City from Venezuela, Mali and other far-flung nations.


  10. Authorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | The Tribune

    Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the baggage belonged to a man heading to Dubai and the items were found by Transportation Safety Administration agents.


  11. Developers look to create underground NYC parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Tribune

    Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manhattan at a proposal to create the Lowline, billed as the world's first underground park.


  12. A day in Greenwich VillageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | The Tribune

    Tucked away from the honking horns and crowded sidewalks of midtown Manhattan sits Greenwich Village, a downtown neighborhood that spans west of Broadway to the Hudson River. Although only a quick subway ride from bustling Grand Central station, Greenwich Village seems almost like a different city entirely, its streets lined with ivy-covered houses and candlelit restaurants.


  13. Broadway to honor Mike Nichols by dimming lightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Tribune

    Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Friday night in memory of Mike Nichols , a nine-time Tony Award winner whose work onstage ranged from the silly "Monty Python's Spamalot" to the heartbreaking "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman." The Broadway League says the lights will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m. Nichols died Wednesday at 83. He won directing Tonys seven times and won twice for producing.


  14. Multiple fractures for Bono in NY bicycle accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Tribune

    An injury to U2 singer Bono after what was described by the group as a "cycling spill" left him with multiple fractures that required him to undergo two surgeries, a doctor said Wednesday. Bono was in a "high-energy bicycle accident" when he was trying to avoid another cyclist on Sunday, orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich said in a statement from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery.


  15. Brooklyn, Des Moines to host 2016 NCAA gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Tribune

    Brooklyn, New York, and Des Moines, Iowa, will host NCAA men's basketball tournament games for the first time in 2016. The NCAA announced Monday that the other 2016 preliminary round sites are Providence, St. Louis, Raleigh, North Carolina, Oklahoma City, Denver and Spokane, Washington.


  16. Every city with hipsters wants to be a BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Tribune

    For more than a century, cities around the world have compared themselves to Paris. Many claim to be the Paris of the East: Bucharest, Prague, Istanbul, Beirut and Shanghai to name a few.


  17. New York, New Jersey ponder Sandy, 2 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | The Tribune

    Officials and residents in towns throughout coastal areas of New York and New Jersey will take stock of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy on the second anniversary of the storm. The October 2012 storm devastated the oceanfront coastline and caused catastrophic flooding in New York and cities in New Jersey, including Hoboken and Jersey City.


  18. Ebola jitters for some - but not all - New YorkersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | The Tribune

    Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about the odds of the disease spreading. "I think we'd have to drive," said Johnson, 42, noting that planes, trains and ferries were modes of transport he'd avoid.


  19. NYC poised to end school cellphone banRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2014 | The Tribune

    New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day. Mayor Bill de Blasio - apparently the first mayor to have a child in New York City public schools while in office - promised to end the ban during his campaign and acknowledged last month that his own son brings a phone to Brooklyn Technical High School.


  20. Broadway marquees to dim to honor Marian SeldesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Tribune

    Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of Marian Seldes , the Tony Award-winning star of "A Delicate Balance" who was a muse to playwright Edward Albee . She'll also be honored at Lincoln Center, which will broadcast a special message on its digital posters dotted along West 65th Street in Manhattan.


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