The Winter Olympics may be winding down soon, but it's not too late to get into the spirit of the festivities. These Manhattan bars and restaurants are serving up specialty cocktails and deals in honor of the Sochi games. But you can't wait too long -- these specials are available now until the closing ceremony on Sunday.
The World Bar
Located fittingly across from the United Nations,...Read more »
In honor of Black History Month, we spoke with Patricia Gloster-Coates, chair of the history department at Pace University, about the month's origins and its significance today.
What year did Black History Month begin?
It was officially incorporated in 1976, but it was Carter G. Woodson, a historian who started the Journal of Negro History in 1916 who, 10 years later, came up with the...Read more »
Lemme outta here!
Weather weary New Yorkers are eager to escape the relentless lash of winter by booking vacations, but those with current escape plans have some, umm, problems.
Whenever the mercury plunges, customers book trips for warm weather destinations "like the Bahamas and the Caribbean," said Jonathan Garcia, a travel coordinator for First in Service Travel. He estimates business...Read more »
The game wasn't exactly a nail-biter, but a lack of suspense on the field didn't stop football fans from taking to Twitter during this year's Super Bowl.
The social network set a new record: Twitter logged more than 24.9 million tweets over the course of the game, up from last year's 24.1 million, the tech giant said yesterday.
The most buzzed-about moment, the Seahawks' touchdown from...Read more »
The year’s funniest commercials, most entertaining halftime show and top two NFL teams are visiting New Jersey this weekend. For football fans staying in the city for the biggest game of the year on Sunday, head over to one of these bars or take a seat at one of these restaurants for specials on drinks and food.
100 MontaditosWhile watching the Super Bowl in the Garden Room, throw back bottles...Read more »
Think back to 2012 -- a big year for Facebook and its users. Monetization was in the air; the social network rolled out news feed ads in January, promoted posts in the springtime, and sponsored search results that summer. CEO Mark Zuckerberg had long since made his peace with advertising, but it wasn’t until Facebook’s IPO that users began to feel the full weight of this revenue stream, when ads...Read more »
As the clock ticks toward the big game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, companies who have secured $4 million-per-second ad space during the game are putting out trailers to entice viewers.
Recalling last year's Kate Upton, scorpion crawling on a model, medieval battle, screaming goat and flying car, ads have a lot to live up to this year. Fox Sports earned a...Read more »
The often superficial high-speed world of digital social media needs an injection of calm, reflection and tenderness if it is to be "a network not of wires but of people," Pope Francis said on Thursday.
Francis, in his message for the Roman Catholic Church's World Communications Day, also said that while Catholics should cherish and defend their ideas and traditions, they should...Read more »
The broken water main in Greenwich Village that caused headaches for commuters, businesses and residents on Wednesday showed the risk posed by the city's aging infrastructure.
The 36-inch cast-iron water main that broke shortly after midnight Wednesday on 13th Street and Fifth Avenue was originally installed in 1897. The pipe's age and recent swings in temperature contributed to the main breaking,...Read more »
First national tours for an artist are often about managing expectations. Bands that play to sold-out crowds in their hometowns often are met with indifference in new cities, playing in small venues to small crowds.
The first major national tour for Brooklyn synth-pop expert St. Lucia and its leader Jean-Philip Grobler, however, is bucking that trend hard. Extra dates have been added in several...Read more »