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Sam is a Senior in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Sam can usually be found in Athens, Ohio, where he studies, international street fairs, or anywhere other cultures flourish. His focus is on foreign correspondence and he will graduate with a specialization in world history post-1750. In the past three years, he has traveled for research to Hong Kong, tutored international students in ESL (English as a Second Language), and lived with people from China to Brazil. He is familiar with multiple languages and plans to study abroad for his Masters degree.

PosterDisplay@CooperUnionFoundationBuildingsWesternWindows-7-1-2016-DMulkins‘Windows on the Bowery,’ the entire set of posters at the Cooper Union. Photo courtesy of The Cooper Union by João Enxuto

The Cooper Union partnered with the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors present “Windows on the Bowery,” a historic signage project displaying a series of 63 posters in the windows of corresponding buildings on Bowery Street. From Chatham Square all the way to Cooper Square, the Bowery has been the home of many firsts, such as the first New York streetcar and the birth of punk-rock. These firsts, along with other entertaining histories about each building, are present on all of the posters.


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As in all cities, space is a commodity in New York City. So finding enough room to let your furry friend run free can be challenging. Although these dogs might be city dwellers, as any owner knows, it is still important for their dogs to regularly exercise, socialize, and spend time outdoors. These ten dog parks, located around New York City, are free of cost and will have your pup begging for a w-a-l-k.


Macy's Fireworks over the East River on Friday, July 4, 2014. Credit: Diana Robinson/Mayoral Photography OfficePhoto via Flickr|Diana Robinson

The famous Macy’s 4th of July fireworks will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. The display will begin around 9 pm (after dark) on the East River, making them the most visible from Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Even though fireworks will be displayed over the East River, residents of the Bronx, Staten Island and Jersey City shouldn’t be alarmed, as they will still have access to local Independence Day celebrations. So if you’re staying in or around New York City this July 4th, have no fear. There are still plenty of ways to get a clear view of the sky.


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Established in 1865, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) has been stopping fires and saving lives for over 150 years. As New York’s Bravest, they serve more than 8 million residents within a 320 square meter radius across all five boroughs. Here are our top 10 secrets of the historic group.



The newest addition to the World Trade Center, Liberty Park, will open next week, a Port Authority representative told DNAinfo. Across from the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial, visitors will be able to walk along pathways complete with a lush green atmosphere, similar to that of the High Line. (more…)

Bernard “Tony” Rosenthal’s “Alamo” or the Astor Place Cube. Photo via Flickr | serenitbee)

Reports of the return of the Astor Place cube return have been circulating since January, but have recently gone viral, setting the topic of conversation for thousands of New Yorkers. Unfortunately, these reports are (probably) wrong.

The source of this excitement came from the city itself in a publicly available weekly construction bulletin for Astor Place, which marked the sculpture’s re-installation as June 22, 2016. But a source close to the renovation process in a local organization tells us the cube will stay in New Jersey for a bit longer due to delays.