Once considered a second-class "suburb" of the city, Brooklyn is booming as celebrated place for both families and singles to live and work, as well as a destination for visitors
It's become one of the city's most desirable places to live and to visit
Not too long ago in our city’s culinary history — say, 15 years back — “Italian restaurant” meant one thing: hearty red-sauce Italian-American.
How could anyone resist an exhibition titled Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heeled Shoe now at the Brooklyn Museum
Just ask any of Brooklyn's more than 2.5 million proud residents: New York's most populous borough has long since graduated from a residential afterthought to an essential visitor destination bursting with vitality. Named "Breuckelen" by Dutch farmers in the 1600s, this 82-square-mile chunk of land on the westernmost end of Long Island transformed into a commuter suburb with the arrival of the Fulton Ferry and the Brooklyn Bridge in the 19th century. And it's been booming ever since. Dynamic… museums, gorgeous parks, upscale boutiques, innovative performance spaces and Michelin-starred restaurants draw visitors from across the River and around the globe. In 2012, the borough got its first major sports team since the Dodgers and a state-of-the-art stadium that hosts international acts. While Brooklyn's cultural cred gives Manhattan's a run for its money, Brooklyn remains just a little bit more peaceful, more neighborhood-y and (slightly) more affordable than its neighbor across the river. Plus, it offers front-and-center views of the Manhattan skyline. Read More [+]
New York City used to be sorely lacking in quality Mexican cuisine. That’s no longer the case — NYC now rivals its West Coast counterparts with its terrific Mexican comida.
To first-time visitors (or those watching on TV), Manhattan can appear a single chaotic mass of skyscrapers, people and activity, with little sense of organization beyond the grid layout of streets.
This week, major progress has been made on what may be one of New York’s biggest tourist attractions— and no, we’re not kidding when we say it’s happening on Staten Island.
The studies show: As the city grows, so does the number of New Yorkers taking up bicycling. The NYC Department of Transportation just released a transit report and found
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