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Is That Stroller in the Hallway Really a Safety Hazard?
A: You are not allowed to store a stroller in the hallway. The city fire code prohibits it and, in all likelihood, so does your lease.
Suddenly It's Bare Season
Critic's Notebook
Bras in the parks, skivvies on Fifth Avenue: Is this the logical endpoint of increasingly blurred distinctions between public and private?
Credit... Justin J Wee for The New York Times
Where to Find Iconic Texas Dishes in NYC
Texas expats have become a fixture in the city - it's not all that rare to spot an orange Longhorns T-shirt or the occasional Stetson hat - transmitting a culinary culture that highlights luscious beef barbecue, wood-charred fajitas, bright-yellow chile con queso, chicken-fried steaks, breakfast tacos, chili con carne, and soupy pinto beans, as well as such sweet specialties as kolaches, sopaipillas, and pecan pralines.
'Was the Astor Place Kmart Haunted?' and Other Thoughts on Its Closing
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At least that was the case for all those who shared online tributes to the store after it closed abruptly on July 11. 1
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"Everything just felt weird and vaguely creepy," Mr. Peikert, 37, said of the store by phone. 1"I referred to that Kmart as an episode of 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' 1, but truly, it felt like someone from the Midnight Society was telling a crazy story about consumerism." 1
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New Yorkers Are Packing Community Board Meetings to Oppose Outdoor Dining
As community boards across the city debate the future of outdoor dining, New Yorkers are packing the neighborhood meetings to oppose making the program permanent.
NYC's 15 Standout Dishes So Far This Year, According to Eater Critic Ryan Sutton
New Yorkers are finally eating out again like in the Before Times - and have been for a few months following this spring's CDC guidance stating that vaccinated folks can dine indoors safely without a mask.
The Team Behind Adda and Dhamaka Plot a Sweeping Expansion in NYC
They kicked off the year with one of the city's buzziest new restaurants, and now they're on an expansion tear.
These Restaurateurs Want Everyone in America Eating Indian Food
Roni Mazumdar and Chintan Pandya, of the restaurants Adda and Dhamaka in New York City, have big plans for fast-casual Indian food.
Food Delivery Gig Workers Earned Less Than Minimum Wage in NYC, Survey Says
Essential workers during the pandemic - many who are gig workers that drove Uber or Lyft and delivered food for different food delivery apps - earned well below the $15 per hour minimum wage in NYC, according to a recent survey, the New York Times reports.