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As NYC subway performance improves, ridership is increasing 

As NYC subway performance improves, ridership is increasing  Max Touhey | Subway ridership has increased 4.5 percent since last year, the MTA says The MTA has been taking steps to improve its infrastructure and performance over the last few years—and those efforts are, improbably enough, paying off. (Many of of those initiatives have been spearheaded by NYC Transit president Andy Byford, who reportedly resigned from his post a few weeks ago, but then reconsidered, according to Politico.) This week, the…

Experience The Sweet Sounds Of Jazz At This New Cafe Opening In Park Slope

Experience The Sweet Sounds Of Jazz At This New Cafe Opening In Park Slope A brand new jazz bar is gearing for a grand opening in Park Slope, and this one is well worth the visit. The founders of Made in New York Jazz Competition and Festival are bringing NYC the best new venue for live music called Made in New York Jazz Cafe & Bar.The artistic space has been open for a short while, with a soft launch on…

The ultimate guide to the Museum of Modern Art

The ultimate guide to the Museum of Modern Art Everything you need to know about MoMA’s big revamp—when to go, what to see, and how much time you’ll need The Museum of Modern Art is one of the city’s—nay, the world’s—most popular cultural institutions, and for good reason. As one of the foremost repositories of modern art, it includes pieces by a veritable murderers’ row of acclaimed artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Keith Haring,…

“Mrs. Doubtfire” The Musical Is Coming To Broadway Spring 2020

“Mrs. Doubtfire” The Musical Is Coming To Broadway Spring 2020 Mrs. Doubtfire is making her way to Broadway next spring, and we’re ecstatic! The classic film is a family favorite and one of Robin Williams’ best roles. Now, the comedy is hitting the stage as a musical adaptation. Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical will follow the story of the original film, of a divorced actor who has limited access to his kids and devises a plan to dress as an old British nanny to…

Where should the next NYC busway be? Experts weigh in

Where should the next NYC busway be? Experts weigh in Courtesy of New York City Department of Transportation The runaway success of the 14th Street car ban makes similar interventions in the city a no-brainer Two weeks after it launched, the 14th Street busway—the subject of legal challenges, arguments, and much hand-wringing before it even had a chance to prove itself—appears to be a runaway success. There are plenty of anecdotes showing that the pilot program, which has all but…

What $850,000 buys in NYC right now

What $850,000 buys in NYC right now Romy, Rare Photography/Courtesy of Compass Five apartments, five NYC neighborhoods Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can buy for a set dollar amount in various NYC neighborhoods. Is one man’s studio another man’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today, we’re looking at apartments for sale for around $850,000. Andrea Pedicini/Courtesy of Citi Habitats Sutton Place This Sutton Place studio, which was recently renovated, is up for grabs for $850,000.…

City Council approves plan to replace Rikers Island with four borough-based jails

City Council approves plan to replace Rikers Island with four borough-based jails Max Touhey The historic Council vote will shutter the scandal-plagued prison complex by 2026 In a historic vote, the New York City Council approved a plan to replace Rikers Island with four new borough-based jails—a momentous move that will shut down the infamous 84-year-old complex. The plan, which the de Blasio administration initially announced in 2018, is a sweeping overhaul to the city’s network of jails that aims…

“Joker” Fans Can Now Take Photos On The Famous Steps From The Movie

“Joker” Fans Can Now Take Photos On The Famous Steps From The Movie Turns out those famous steps from the Joker were discovered by fans, and now all can go to take their own movie-moment photos! Whether you’ve seen the movie yet or not, chances are you recognize this staircase from press photos and the trailer—or the epic scene itself. Considering the movie takes place in our very own Gotham City it was only a matter of time before fans…

New bill would block landlords from using biometric data to harass tenants

New bill would block landlords from using biometric data to harass tenants Manu Padilla/Shutterstock.com The piece of legislation would, among other things, limit the amount of personal data collected Amid growing privacy concerns by tenants and civil liberties experts, a new City Council bill seeks to restrict the data collected from keyless technologies that landlords are increasingly turning to in lieu of traditional locks. Landlords have been replacing keys with new technologies deemed “smart access systems” in the past few…

Stay In The Addams Family Mansion This Halloween In Brooklyn

Stay In The Addams Family Mansion This Halloween In Brooklyn For a truly haunting Halloween you can spend a night at the eerie Addams Family Mansion. The Brooklyn home is usually a museum (which somehow makes staying here creepier) but in the spirit of “haunted mansions” on All Hallows’ Eve, you can call the macabre space home for a night. Booking.com has decided to list the home in honor of the animated feature film, Addams Family, that recently debuted; and…