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More details and renderings of New York's +POOL revealed

Wed Apr 23 Remember when the floating pool in the East River was a distant dream? Well, it’s inching towards blissful reality.

Photo of the day: Check out this incredible balloon-eye view of New York

Wed Apr 23 This panoramic shot from just south of Central Park will take your breath away

Public embarrassment for the police: Twitter bashes the NYPD with its own virtual nightstick

Wed Apr 23 The invite to send pics with the #myNYPD hashtag prompts a wave of brutal photos from disgruntled New Yorkers via Twitter

Join the Kickstarter block party as we count down the city’s 5 best crowd-funded restaurants and bars

Wed Apr 23 In Greenpoint on May 3rd, Kickstarter is celebrating some of their most successful projects. Get the party (Kick)started!

It’s William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Where and how are you celebrating?

Wed Apr 23 As the Swan of Avon hits a milestone birthday, here are the best places to party with fellow Bard-heads and Shakes-fans

NYC Pride announces 2014 Pride March marshals

Wed Apr 23 Two actors and a full-time activist lead the charge down Fifth Avenue for Gay Pride

City stories: Cecelia Gomez, 57; Bushwick, Brooklyn

Wed Apr 23 A sidewalk interview with a cotton-candy vendor: "I painted this Jeep pink because it's an attention grabber"

Is Good To Go really ‘the Citi Bike of coffee’?

Tue Apr 22 The new eco-friendly coffee mug project just launched in DUMBO. Here’s how it works.

Buggy bites: Your guide to the NYC restaurants serving insect-spiked dishes

Tue Apr 22 Get your protein from creepy crawlers at these New York eateries

Money, money, money: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announces its impact and artist awards

Tue Apr 22 The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grants thousands to New York choreographers

Spread literacy with Malcolm Gladwell, Amy Poehler and others at World Book Night

Tue Apr 22 The celebration, which takes place on Shakespeare’s birthday this year, invites book-lovers to pass along their passion

End of an Era: Kim's Video Closes Its Doors

Tue Apr 22 The last branch of the great (and greatly troubled) movie rental store is on its way out

Earth Day 2014: 20 awesome eco-friendly but fashionable products (slide show)

Tue Apr 22 There’s no need to sacrifice style with these sustainable pieces

Insects for dinner! The Ofrenda crew are launching new restaurant the Black Ant

Tue Apr 22 Modern Latin eatery the Black Ant will offer grasshopper tlayudas and ant-salted cocktails in the East Village

Sticky-note confessions: New Yorkers share 25 terrible breakup stories

Tue Apr 22 Think you’ve had a bad breakup? Gothamites confess their worst romantic demises. Read and learn.

Attention, cat lovers: NYC gets a cat café this week

Tue Apr 22 The first feline-friendly coffee shop to hit the U.S. pops up in Manhattan this week

Obama claims that ‘The Daily Show's’ Jon Stewart was his toughest interview

Mon Apr 21 As the White House press secretary says Stewart was Obama's most challenging interlocutor, remember some of Stewart's most pointed Q&As

The future of opera is here, and it includes singing domestic sexbots

Mon Apr 21 Time Out’s theater editor has penned the libretto for a sci-fi opera about a woman, her android lover and a tech-support dude

5 non-crappy environmental songs for Earth Day

Mon Apr 21 Get ready for Earth Day with these ecological anthems

Pie flicks: A ranking of the greatest videos by pizza maestros Roberta’s

Mon Apr 21 From their traditional Bushwick Block Party to a poetic time-lapse of their garden coming to life, the team at Roberta’s sure knows how to take creativity beyond the pizza oven

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