The final stretch of New York’s High Line opened on Saturday, completing a 15-year project that has transformed the once derelict overhead railway into an urban park. Starting at Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, the High Line now runs as far north as 34th street, finishing where the line once terminated at Hudson Yards. Facebook Twitter Pinterest A view looking south east along the Interim Walkway at The Rail Yards. The project began in 1999 when the Friends of the High Line – founded by local residents Joshua David and Robert Hammond – fought to protect the line from demolition. Now, each year close to five million people visit the walkway, which is lined with trees, grasses and shrubs and has become a site for artistic commissions, events and activities ranging from concerts to meditation. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Visitors to the High Line … [Read more...] about Final stretch of New York’s High Line complete
START spreading the news. There’s a whole lot more to New York than New York City. Everyone knows about the bright lights of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. But what lies outside the Big Apple is a mystery to some Americans, never mind us. Now though, after five days exploring New York State with my wife Tracy, I’m going to let the cat out of the bag and tell you about my new favourite place — the Catskills. Be transported to a magical medieval world at celeb-packed Legoland Castle in Windsor Disney’s Magic Cruise ship set for tour of Scotland – here’s how to get a glimpse of it Vintage photos of Magaluf reveal Brits have caused mayhem in the Spanish resort for more than 40 years Soak up some of … [Read more...] about Explore the mysterious New York State on the trip of a lifetime
Travellers arriving at New York City’s airports in June 1975 were greeted with possibly the strangest object ever handed out at the portal to a great city: pamphlets with a hooded death’s head on the cover, warning them, “Until things change, stay away from New York City if you possibly can.” “Welcome to Fear City” read the stark headline on these pamphlets, which were subtitled “A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York”. Inside was a list of nine “guidelines” that might allow you to get out of the city alive, and with your personal property intact. The guidelines painted a nightmarish vision of New York; one that made it sound barely a cut above Beirut, which then had just been engulfed in Lebanon’s civil war. Visitors were advised not to venture outside of midtown Manhattan, not to take the subways under any circumstances, and not to walk outside anywhere after six in the evening. … [Read more...] about ‘Welcome to Fear City’ – the inside story of New York’s civil war, 40 years on
After setting herself the colossal challenge of eating the best desserts in New York City in just three months, food writer Yasmin Newman, covered 373 desserts across 169 venues. That's 4.1 puddings a day. From the city's coolest neighbourhood treats to the classic New York Cheesecake and all the almagamations that come inbetween such as cult the cronut, Newman shows how to bake – and eat – like a real New Yorker. Red velvert vacherin Rainbow desserts may be all the rage, but red velvet is the OG of bright-coloured sweets. It’s a fact not lost in New York, where there’s a certain reverence for the American bakeshop classic. For me, Magnolia Bakery’s towering layer cake, Ample Hills’ cream cheese ice cream with red velvet sponge, and Sweet Revenge cupcakes with berry coulis are its best traditional and new-school iterations. This red velvet vacherin – striking red and white layers of meringue, cheesecake ice cream and raspberry … [Read more...] about Three recipes from The Desserts of New York cookbook
THE Real Housewives Of New York City was the second location to be chosen in The Real Housewives TV franchise. Ever since it premiered way back in 2008, the cast has always brought the drama and the new series is giving fans more of the same. Here’s all you need to know about the feisty ladies… The Real Housewives Of New York City returned to ITVBe at 9pm on June 4 and the series continues at the same time TONIGHT (Sunday, October 15) with episode 20 of 23. It is repeated several times during the week and is also available on the ITV player not long after broadcast. RHONY first premiered in the US on Bravo in March 2008, following the success of The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Currently in its ninth season in the states, it focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in NYC. Here’s the lowdown on the cast… Bethenny Frankel Bethenny Frankel first came to fame when she was named first runner-up on NBC’s The Apprentice: … [Read more...] about Real Housewives of New York City on ITVBe continues TONIGHT – here’s the lowdown on the new series
LOS ANGELES Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, died on Tuesday days after being hospitalized for complications related to sickle cell anemia, his publicist said. He was 42.Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital "a few days ago" after a Mobb Deep performance in the city, his publicist Roberta Magrini told Reuters in a statement. The rapper had suffered from sickle cell anemia, a hereditary blood disorder, since birth, and the exact cause of his death has not yet been determined, she said. Mobb Deep, formed by rappers Prodigy and Havoc, from the New York City borough of Queens, was a seminal part of the 1990s East Coast gangsta rap scene emerging from New York alongside Nas and Notorious B.I.G., scoring a breakthrough with its 1995 album "The Infamous." The duo released its last album in 2014, "The Infamous Mobb Deep," and most recently were … [Read more...] about Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42
THE Real Housewives Of New York City was the second show to be aired in The Real Housewives franchise. Ever since it premiered in 2008, the cast have always brought the drama and the new series promises more of the same. Here’s all you need to know about the glamorous ladies… The Real Housewives Of New York City returned to ITVBe at 9pm on June 4 and the series continues at the same time TONIGHT (Sunday June 25) with episode four. It is repeated several times during the week and is also available on the ITV player not long after broadcast. RHONY first premiered in the US on Bravo in March 2008, following the success of The Real Housewives Of Orange County. Currently in its ninth season in the states, it focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in NYC. Here’s the lowdown on the cast… Bethenny Frankel Bethenny Frankel first came to fame when she was named first runner-up on NBC’s The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Her … [Read more...] about When is Real Housewives of New York City on ITVBe, who’s in the cast and what is it about?
In 1961, Bennett Cerf, one of the founders of the publishing firm Random House, sent a copy of a new book by Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of American Cities, to the legendary city planner Robert Moses. Moses’s reply was curt: Dear Bennett, I am returning the book you sent me. Aside from the fact that it is intemperate and inaccurate, it is also libelous. I call your attention, for example, to page 131. Sell this junk to someone else. Cordially, Robert Moses This was no ordinary demurral over a book’s merits. It was a salvo in a struggle between a man who had amassed vast bureaucratic powers and remade New York with expressways, parks and housing towers, and the woman who assembled neighbours and public opinion to stop him when he set his sights on the evisceration of a swath of lower Manhattan. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Robert Moses stands in front of the Manhattan skyline in 1956. Photograph: … [Read more...] about Story of cities #32: Jane Jacobs v Robert Moses, battle of New York’s urban titans
Melissa McCarthy took her famous White House press secretary impression to the streets of New York on Friday morning, cruising through Midtown Manhattan on a motorized podium. Hopefully it's a preview of what's to come on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, where McCarthy has repeatedly played President Donald Trump's main spokesman, Sean Spicer. She is hosting this weekend's episode. Twitter users posted various videos of McCarthy motoring past CNN's offices on 58th Street, unperturbed by traffic: Spicer garnered some criticism this week after The Washington Post reported he huddled with his staff "in the bushes" on Wednesday to avoid talking to reporters after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. (The paper later issued a correction that he was "among" the bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not in them.) McCarthy also mocked that incident in a GIF she posted to her Instagram account on Thursday, which she captioned, "Straight out da bushes." After … [Read more...] about Melissa McCarthy takes Sean Spicer SNL impression to the streets of New York, cruising through Midtown on her motorized podium
Volunteers offered information about their faith to strangers while wrapping a turban around their heads More than 500 people gathered at the Times Square in New York to celebrate Sikh holiday Vaisakhi by educating passers-by about the faith practiced by nearly 25 million in the world. The event, titled Turban Day 2017 was organised by the Sikhs of New York – a group initiated by Chanpreet Singh in 2012 as a student club at Baruch College. Sikh man shot by American man shouting ‘go back to your own country’ Volunteers offered information about their faith to strangers while wrapping a turban around their head. At the end of which, they were free to ask any questions about Sikhism. The day ended with about 8, 000 turbans being tied. The 24-year-old conceived the idea after realising that Sikhism was still an unfamiliar faith. Due to their turban, Sikhs are often mistaken as Muslims or Arabs. A survey conducted in 2015 by the National Sikh … [Read more...] about Sikhs of New York wrap turbans around strangers heads to raise awareness about faith – The Express Tribune
New York State just took a huge step toward a renewable energy future. On January 25, the Long Island Power Authority approved the South Fork Wind Farm, which will be the country's largest offshore wind farm once completed. The turbines will sit off the eastern tip of Long Island, between New York and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The farm will feature 15 600-foot-tall turbines, and is expected to generate enough power for 50,000 homes in Long Island. The 256-square-mile territory has room for as many as 200 turbines, so there is a possibility for expansion. Deepwater Wind, the company that will build the farm, is leasing the land the federal government. A 50-mile undersea cable will connect the turbines to a substation in East Hampton, a Long Island town that set a goal to meeting 100% of its electric demand with renewable energy by 2020. The project has a projected cost of $740 million, which Deepwater plans to finance using loans and equity investments, according to … [Read more...] about America’s largest offshore wind farm could put up to 200 turbines off the coast of New York
Black inmates who go before the New York State Board of Parole have a dramatically lower chance for release than white inmates, a recent New York Times investigation found. As part of a broader analysis into racial disparities in the New York state prison system, the Times reviewed three years' worth of parole decisions for male inmates, and found that one in four white inmates are released at their first parole hearings, while fewer than one in six black or Latino inmates are released. Between 2013 and 2016, the board released 30% of white inmates who were convicted of property crimes, but just 18% of their black peers. The disparity is even more obvious among young inmates — with 30% of white inmates under 25 being released, and just 14% of black and Latino inmates. The Times also compared the parole outcomes of several pairs of inmates with similar criminal histories and convictions, but different racial backgrounds and parole outcomes. In one such case, the Times … [Read more...] about There’s a striking racial disparity among New York state inmates who are granted parole
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton roared back to life in their bids for the White House with crucial victories on their home turf of New York. In the Republican primary, a huge win for Mr Trump put the billionaire back on track with his closest rival Ted Cruz finishing in a disastrous third place. Mrs Clinton said she was “on the home stretch and victory is in sight”. The former New York senator, whose main home is upstate, smiled broadly during her victory speech and declared: “This one’s personal.” The loss is a bitter blow for Brooklyn-raised rival Bernie Sanders, who predicted an upset after rallies that attracted tens of thousands. New York has been one of the most hotly contested battles of the primary season, during which the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are being chosen. Mr Trump, who grew up in Queens, Mrs Clinton and Mr Sanders all had a strong claim to the state and pushed their local connections. The Empire State Building … [Read more...] about Trump and Clinton score crucial wins in home state of New York
BRAVO Real Housewives of New York: Let it be known that nature brings out the absolute worst in Ramona. Not only was she complaining every two minutes about having to spend some time in The Berkshires, she even blatantly insulted Heather by asking if her house was "the garage"! She also took it upon herself to hire someone to install an air conditioner in Heather home. (Translation: Ramona was an super big brat tonight) So we weren't surprised when a tiny comment set Ramona off causing her to throw a wine glass at Kristen and split her lip! While in canoes, (seriously, they were!) Ramona was explaining to Sonja how Kristen's husband was talking about her business at a recent dinner, Kristen swam up and, jokingly, splashed the girls with water. And that did not go over well. Pissed that her freshly-blown out hair was ruined, Ramona chucked her glass of wine at Kristen, cutting her lip. Oh, and then she also called her "a f--king bitch." Classy, Ramona. MORE: Catch up on Monday's OMG … [Read more...] about Real Housewives of New York’s Bloody Battle, Mindy Project’s Perfect Season Finale and More OMG TV Moments!
It's fall in the Big Apple, which always means one thing: The stars of The Real Housewives of New York are headed back in front of the cameras. And while Bravo hasn't made a formal announcement regarding filming or casting, we'll bet the farm on the return of Luann de Lesseps, aka The Countess, aka "The Woman Who Stole Season 7 By Imploring Her Cast Mates To Just 'Be Cool. Don't Be All...Uncool.'" E! News caught up with de Lesseps at the preview for her Countess Luann Jewelry Collection, which goes on sale at EVINE Live on Oct. 16. While giving us a first look at the gorgeous baubles, she chatted about the upcoming season of RHONY. Although she and co-star Heather Thomson sparred last season over a number of issues—most memorably the mystery man Luann brought home during the cast trip to St. Barts—de Lesseps says she'll miss filming with Thomson, who recently announced she was leaving the show. PHOTOS: Real Housewives casting shakeups—who's in and who's out "It's … [Read more...] about Check Out Real Housewives of New York’s Luann de Lesseps’ Fabulous New Jewelry Collection
Vanessa McDonald/E! As if being Carrie Bradshaw's beloved shoe designer wasn't the ultimate honor, Manolo Blahnik is being celebrated with another prestigious award. Ahead of New York Fashion Week's kickoff tomorrow, the Couture Council is bestowing the 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion Awards upon Mr. Blahnik. Which makes perfect sense, as his enviable footwear designs have drawn in a celebrity cult following that includes Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, Victoria Beckham and, yes, a few of the Sex and the City gals. With the award presented by André Leon Talley—yep, the famed contributing Vogue editor—you can bet this high fashion fête is not something to be missed. But worry not, because you can get all the scoop straight from the ceremony (plus input from Camila Alves) in the video below! Want more? Then tune in to E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. for more New York Fashion Week scoop! Photos Celeb shoes that made the outfit … [Read more...] about Manolo Blahnik Receives Major Couture Council Award Ahead of New York Fashion Week—Watch Now!
Jake Gyllenhaal knows how to move! The hunky actor shows off some fancy footwork—complete with gyrations, spins and slides—in Demolition, his upcoming dramedy in which he stars as a man who befriends a vending machine employee (Naomi Watts) and her son (newcomer Judah Lewis) after the tragic death of his wife (Heather Lind). His big dance sequence takes place throughout the busy streets of New York City. Director Jean-Marc Vallée filled Gyllenhaal's iTunes with a mystery playlist. "He gave me a mix of these songs I'd never even heard and that's his whole style," Gyllenhaal told me at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival opening night premiere of Demolition. "He didn't want me to listen any songs that would make me move. He wanted me to incorporate things I had never heard. "I think it's one of those things where we all walk around, well, I'll speak for myself, and you're reserved and how you present yourself in one way or another or even to our friends or … [Read more...] about Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Dance Through the Streets of New York City: ”There’s Nothing More Embarrassing”
BRAVO Bethenny Frankel is back and doing what she does best: Telling it like it is. The Real Housewives of New York City welcomed the reality star back with (somewhat) open arms. During a trip to Atlantic City, Bethenny clashed a bit with costar Sonja Morgan during dinner after visiting Sonja's business office to see what the socialite was cooking up with her fashion lines. "I'm in a good spot with Sonja...there's a whole trajectory with Sonja and I this season and I think I was being supportive," Bethenny told us. "I thought the show, overall, was really funny. People thought it was one of the best episodes—and it's compassion. It's not darkness; it's not dirtiness and I like that. The show is doing really well. The ratings are up. People are loving it, they say it's the best season yet and I'm glad the B is back." CLICK: Bethenny sounds off on single life Still, Sonja said it was hard to watch the episode that saw Heather Thomson admonishing her for leaving some of the … [Read more...] about “Darkness” or “Compassion”? Bethenny Frankel Sets Real Housewives of New York Record Straight
It's been a rough road to reconciliation for Carole Radziwill and Luann de Lesseps, who famously went from friends to bitter rivals on The Real Housewives of New York City after the former began dating the latter's (younger) family friend and former chef, Adam Kenworthy, and the latter began what the former saw as a smear campaign against their relationship. It was a feud that overtook social media, last season's reunion special and the start of the latest season of the Bravo hit. When they've happened to interact in the handful of episodes that've aired thus far in season eight, it's been with when what we'll call a detached cordiality. Does any hope remain to get this relationship back on track? E! News caught up with Luann on the red carpet at NBCUniversal's 2016 Upfronts presentation in New York City, where we grilled the Countess on the state of affairs between she and Carole—and what she had to say was promising. "Let me just say that Carole and I moved to a better … [Read more...] about Are Real Housewives of New York City’s Luann de Lesseps and Carole Radziwill Still Feuding? The Countess Says…
Exit polls project Republican front-runner Donald Trump as winning the presidential primary in his home state of New York, US television networks report. The projections, released minutes after polls in the state closed 9 p.m. Tuesday local time (0100 UTC) in the state, show a large majority of New York Republican Party members want the next president to be a political outsider. CNN cited early returns showing Trump won the Republican primary with 68.6 percent of the vote, ahead of his evangelical rival Ted Cruz on 13.6 percent and Ohio Governor John Kasich on 17.8 percent, with just 1 percent of the vote counted. Officials results are expected late Tuesday, local time. Voting in New York was marred by irregularities, including more than 125,000 people missing from New York City rolls out of roughly 4 million voters considered active for the party primaries. Comptroller Scott Stringer - the city's top auditor - ordered an audit of the city elections board after it confirmed names … [Read more...] about US networks: Trump projected winner of New York Republican primary