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The Culture Gabfest: Slut on a Hot Tin Roof Edition

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime film "Liz and Dick," and the photo sharing app Snapshot. Plus Slate's Seth Stevenson joins them to talk about his piece on supercut vide

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Look | Chinatown Celebrates the New Year

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Year of the Dragon kicked off with fireworks, confetti and other activities, including lion and dragon dancers in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood. Millions of Asians around the world are celebrating with feasts, family reunions and festivities.

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Snapshot | Facebook to Open Engineering Office in City

Friday, December 02, 2011

Facebook announced it will open an engineering center in New York City next year, their first such office outside the West Coast.

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer, said it’s still unclear how many new employees the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will hire.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said West Coast tech ...

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Snapshot | Christmas Tree Shopping During Historic High Temps

Monday, November 28, 2011

On the warmest November 28th since 1990, when temperatures reached 69 degrees, Monday broke 70. And at the Soho Trees Christmas tree stand, customers still bought their Douglas Firs and Canadian Balsams.

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Snapshot | Fall Offerings at Farmers Market

Friday, October 28, 2011

A cornucopia of autumnal goodies was available at the Union Square farmers market on Friday, a brisk fall day.

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Snapshot | Manufacturing in Sunset Park

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rep. Nydia Velazquez were among the officials who announced the 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, that dated back to 1916, would be renovated into a center for light manufacturing — a venture they said would also add 1,300 permanent jobs.

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Snapshot | Street Signs on the UWS

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A truck hauling street signs is spotted on West 82nd Street on Tuesday morning.

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Snapshot | A Ribbon Cutting on Fifth Avenue

Friday, October 14, 2011

The ribbon cutting for Fifth Avenue’s largest non-department store. From left: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Uniqlo chairman and founder Tadashi Yanai, actress Susan Sarandon, and Shin Odake, Uniqlo USA CEO.

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Snapshot | Autumn on Columbus Avenue

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

PHOTO. Autumn comes to a bike lane pedestrian island at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and 82nd Street. 

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Snapshot | Caught in a Downpour

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A woman is caught in the rain at 127th Street and 7th Avenue in Harlem on Thursday

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Snapshot | 14th Street Subway Station

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A day after wireless service came to six city subway stations, straphangers waiting for a train at the 14th Street subway station took advantage of the new service.

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Snapshot | Hundreds Sleep on Soho Sidewalk to Audition for Spanish Reality TV

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hundreds of aspiring singers, dancers and actors lined up in Soho overnight to audition for Protagonistas, a new reality TV show that debuts on the Spanish language channel Univision in the fall.

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Snapshot | Beating the Heat on the No. 1 Train

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A straphanger fans herself on the No. 1 train Thursday as the city sizzled with high temperatures. The metropolitan area is under an excessive heat watch through Friday evening — and Con Ed is telling New Yorkers to brace for heat-related power outages.

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Snapshot | Lighthouse Under the GWB

Monday, July 18, 2011

A little red lighthouse in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge on Saturday.

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Snapshot | Final Day of School

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday marked the final day of school for the city's public school students.

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Snapshot | Times Square Standoff: Cops Coax Man Down From Light Pole

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SEE PHOTO. A man perched on a traffic light in Times Square stopped traffic and drew hundreds of onlookers Tuesday morning when he refused to come down for an hour.

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Snapshot | A Plastic Pink Flamingo on the UWS

Friday, June 17, 2011

A pink flamingo lawn ornament in the flower box of a West 71st Street apartment building added some suburban flourishes to the Upper West Side on Friday morning.

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Snapshot | Sidewalk Ice Offerings in Soho

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A sunny day on Varick Street in Soho.

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Snapshot | Red-Tailed Hawk Hops Along in Riverside Park

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

A red-tailed hawk hops around as it watches a nest in Riverside Park near the 79th Street Boat Basin.

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Snapshot | Produce at the Union Square Market

Friday, May 27, 2011

PHOTO: Vegetables and fruit were on display at the Union Square green market Friday morning ahead of the holiday weekend.

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