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New York State Barge Canal added to the National Register of Historic Places
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:31:30 -0700

WATERFORD The historical and continuing significance of the state’s Barge Canal has been recognized with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Taylor Swift's New York Is Not Your New York
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:01:53 -0700

Taylor Swift is so, so, so excited about moving to New York. She's so excited that she doesn't mind paying $4 for a cookie, or experiencing the horse smell that pervades Central Park, or having to hoard all her nice cookware her mom gave her for her first grown-up apartment from her crazy Craigslist roommate.

Dead finback whale washes up on Long Island beach in New York
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:33:13 -0700

Frances Burns SHIRLEY, N.Y., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A 58-foot finback whale found Thursday morning on a New York beach had been dead for some time with signs of sharks scavenging on its flesh, an expert said.

Cool Map Thing: Mapping San Francisco Neighborhoods onto New York
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:49:13 -0700

San Francisco and New York are so different that they're hard to compare (though SF's ballooning rents keep making that easier, sigh). Nonetheless, we love to see city-map mashups like this latest dispatch from the map geeks at Urbane...

Move Over Ellis Island – .NYC is the Digital Gateway to New York
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:30:00 -0700

Residents living in New York City now have a place online to call home with the newest domain name extension, .NYC, now available for public registration. With the availability of

City Living: Tottenville on Staten Island is catching up with the times
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:19:24 -0700

Nestled on southernmost tip of Staten Island and bounded by Raritan Bay is the quaint community of Tottenville. Though the area is sometimes overlooked due to its geographical location, it is home to a rich history that dates back to the 1600s and is cherished by its residents.

Jennifer Lopez Selects a New York City Penthouse
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:32:56 -0700

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - BUYER: Jennifer Lopez

New tourism campaign pitches NYC attractions to New Yorkers
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:52:40 -0700

NEW YORK (PIX11) – So you want to go to Barcelona, but don’t have the budget. There’s always the Bronx, not to mention, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan. A new ad campaign is pushing locals to be adventurous in their own backyard, by exploring the city’s more than 250 diverse neighborhoods. The city’s tourism […]

Adirondack Park a great American getaway in upstate New York
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:50:32 -0700

New York state is best known for the mega-metropolis that bears the same name, but it's also home to a mega-park, one of America's greatest natural wonders: Adirondack Park. As state tourism officials like to point out, the 6 million-acre wilderness area is larger than the national parks of...

Juice Press Announces Five New Locations to Open by Year-End Including First Store Outside of New York in Greenwich ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:48:00 -0700

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading cold-pressed juice, raw food and smoothie company, Juice Press, continues its rapid growth through the end of the year announcing plans to open five new retail locations across New York, and its first store outside of New York in Greenwich, Connecticut.  The announcement comes on the coattails of the opening of their newest location at 83 Murray ...