Video: Why 'I Don't Want To Be the Hottest Chick at Comic Con'

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Ruby Taki and Cici James both competed in the cosplay contest at the recent New York Comic Con. One is a Japanese salesperson working in Manhattan; the other owns a sci-fi and fantasy bookstore in DUMBO. Although they come from different cultural backgrounds, the two shared a somewhat unpopular goal at Comic Con -- not being the hottest chick in the Javits Center.

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New Yorkers Have a Love-Hate Relationship With the Met's New David H. Koch Fountains

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On September 9, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's newly renovated plaza was opened to the public after two years of construction. Located on Fifth Avenue from 80th Street to 84th Street, the outer space features two new fountains, paving stones, and about 100 new trees. When the Met announced its renovation in 2012, officials said they would not name the project after anyone. But it's now named after David H. Koch, who donated $65 million to fund the project. We asked New Yorkers what they think of the new fountains and the oil billionaire.

Video: This New Yorker is the National Pole Champion

Shaina Cruea is the 2014 U.S. National Pole Champion, known for combining her signature contemporary dance style with the beauty of fluid strength and grace. But she wasn't always so confident.

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Video: Chinese Dragon Boats Race for Cash & Culture In Queens

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At the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival held last weekend, August 9 and 10, in Flushing Meadows Park, nearly 200 boats raced down a 500-meter course in hopes of winning cash and prizes for their teams.

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Brooklyn Yarn Bomber London Kaye Explains Her "Soft" Street Art

Categories: Street Art, Video

Bedford-Stuyvesant resident London Kaye has been attaching her crocheted art to New York subway cars, park statues, trees and chain-link fences for a little over a year, attracting attention from tourists, residents and police along the way. The 25-year-old Californian mainly stays in Brooklyn (there are more chain-link fences) but we followed her into Manhattan for what she called a social experiment.

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Here Are New Jersey's Most Agile Cats

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"Dogs have masters and cats have staff, the servants, and that's us. It takes some intelligence to know how to twist that dynamic around and that's what cats do."

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Jill Abramson on New York City's Pedestrian Death Epidemic: 'We Know The Causes'

Jean Chambers was in the crosswalk, with the signal in her favor, when she was struck and killed by a driver at West 95th Street and West End Avenue on July 10. That day Chambers became the fourth pedestrian struck and killed within one two block radius on the Upper West Side in the last six months.

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Video: This is the Deadliest Intersection in New York

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"I feel terrified to cross this street, which I have to cross about 10 times a day, every day," said a tenant who lives in a building on 95th Street and West End Avenue.

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Video: Witness a New York Manhattanhenge (and Moonhattanhenge!)

Manhattanhenge: "It's one of the few times in New York City where you see people being friendly to each other," says Jackie Faherty, an astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Video: Pride Marchers Tell Us Their Grindr Horror (and Love) Stories

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"On our first date, she brought me a cat. A four-year-old cat from a shelter that was mean."

"Oh, this is what you look like?"

"One of my best friend's exes contacted me and tried to arrange something."

"Guys like to send me pictures of them getting fisted."

"Then he asked me if we could have sex without a condom."

Grindr, Scruff and OK Cupid are just a few of the dating apps used in and around the 2014 Pride March on Sunday in Greenwich Village. We asked parade-goers about heir worst and best experiences using online dating apps and about the impact that Pride has on the dating and hook-up ecosystem.

"You have a lot more people that are on, especially people from out of town," says 25-year-old Matthew Elliot, who was rocking pirate garb and black eye liner.

Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of lower Manhattan to walk in and around the New York City Pride Parade, on the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots. With such high numbers, geo-locaters on dating apps were alerting eager daters just feet away from a potential mate.

We interviewed various parade goers about their trials and tribulations with e-love.

See also:
The 100 Most Interesting Faces of NYC Pride
The Party People of the Proud as F*ck! Pride Party
Scenes from the 2014 NYC Pride March