Beautiful Photos Of New York City From High Above

As Gothamist highlighted Wednesday, the MTA has chosen to feature the “vertigo-inducing” photographs of Navid Baraty on the walls of the Bowling Green subway station. The exhibit, entitled “Intersection,” uses images Baraty captured from the ledges of New York City’s tall buildings and skyscrapers.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2012: New Jersey Spruce Lights Up Manhattan

NEW YORK — An 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy was transformed into a beacon of shimmering glory Wednesday when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others turned its lights on at Rockefeller Center. Thousands of onlookers crowded behind barricades on the streets that surrounded the center during the traditional tree-lighting …

Brooklyn Book Festival 2012 Features Karl Ove Knausgård, Granta, Ishion Hutchinson And More

At this point New Yorkers know Brooklyn’s reputation as the land of literary magazines, or as the Guardian called it, “a writers’ mecca.” Therefore, it’s no surprise more than 280 authors and swarms of bibliophiles are gathering in the borough to celebrate one of the most prominent literary events of the year: the 2012 Brooklyn …

Dumbo Arts Festival 2012 Preview: Superhero, Codex Dynamic, And Inverted Sky

If the crisp, cool air hasn’t already got you excited for the upcoming fall season, here’s a preview of one of New York’s most exciting events, the 16th annual Dumbo Arts Festival, where from September 28th to the 30th, more than 500 artists from around the world will showcase a wide range of installations and …

BIG APPLE BABIES

NYC Baby Names: Isabella, Jayden Most Popular Names For Third Straight Year. For the third straight year, Isabella and Jayden reign as the most popular baby names in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced the list of New York’s top names for tots on Tuesday and said more than …