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Books
"Americanah" Named First Pick for New York City’s Book Club
The goal is to get everyone in New York to read the same book at the same time.... READ ON
Books
New York Is Launching a Citywide Book Club
All 8.5 million residents are invited to join.... READ ON
Weird
There's a Wire Above Manhattan That You've Probably Never Noticed
It's 18 miles long.... READ ON
Food
Cheapest Michelin-Starred Eatery Ever Is Opening a Dim Sum Outpost in Manhattan
Everything on the menu is under $5.50.... READ ON
History
The New York Public Library's Secret Apartments
Shoveling coal and living above the library used to be a thing in New York.... READ ON
Food
Restaurant Serves Food Prepared By Grandmothers From Different Cultures
Because nothing beats Grandma's home cooking.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Archaeological Repository Showcases New York City’s Rich History
The archive includes artifacts from all five boroughs spanning 8000 years.... READ ON
Art
Artist Plants Miniature Redwood Forest in Downtown Brooklyn
"Lost Man Creek" mirrors a full-sized forest out west.... READ ON
Weird
Memorial to Fake Octopus Attack Appears in NYC
The hoax has managed to fool a few tourists.... READ ON
Books
The New York Public Library’s Rose Room Is Ready to Reopen
It's been closed for renovations since 2014.... READ ON
History
On This Date in 1974, Philippe Petit Became "Man on Wire"
"Anything that is giant and manmade strikes me in an awesome way and calls me." -Philippe Petit... READ ON
Animals
Great White Sharks May Travel to Long Island to Mate
New York's wildlife could be even cooler than we thought.... READ ON
Retrobituaries
Les Waas, Writer of the Mister Softee Jingle
He was also president of the Procrastination Club of America.... READ ON
Big Question
What Are Subway Conductors Always Pointing At?
It may look silly, but they do it to keep us safe.... READ ON
Fun
Largely Unknown Section of Central Park Now Open to the Public
It's a real-life secret garden.... READ ON
Movies
7 Things We Learned from the New Documentary Crazy About Tiffany’s
Tiffany's designs and creations have impacted far more than just the engagement ring industry.... READ ON

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