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.
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. More »
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.
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.
"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.