The problem with cashless restaurants

A 2015 study found 360,000 households in New York City did not have access to a credit card.

This Brooklyn community activist is determined to get justice for Ann Marie Washington

“If we didn’t put out the call for it to be a hate crime, they wouldn’t even have considered a hate crime investigation."

The spicy, precious Hatch chile is coveted around the world — but its future is in jeopardy

Immigration law, weather changes and counterfeiting are just a few of the chile pepper's obstacles.

Drake called Trump an “idiot” at New York concert last night, in a rare political turn

"They try and tell us that we’re living in a divided country, that we don’t understand unity."

Best Places to Travel: Where Marcus Samuelsson eats, drinks and listens to jazz in New York

The Sweden-raised chef is a New York local whose go-to spots include a trendy Thai restaurant in Soho and a Harlem jazz club so exclusive, scoring an invite is nearly impossible.

This week in food and travel: Chefs on the impact of ICE raids on their businesses

How ICE raids impact foods businesses, and other restaurant, travel and food news from the week.

Inside MeMe’s Diner, the New York restaurant that’s become a gathering spot for queer people

MeMe’s Diner is New York’s queer-owned and alcohol-optional space for LGBTQ communities.

Why hazy New England IPAs are the next big thing in beer brewing

Heady Topper is the most famous example, but beer giants like Sam Adams and Mikkeller are now launching their own New England IPAs.

We asked 3 trans drag performers about the present and future of drag. Here’s what they said.

Daphne Always, K.James and Peppermint explain what it's like to perform as a trans person in drag.

Kwanzaa Crawl unites young black people in support of black-owned bars in New York City

Kwanzaa Crawl ushers in a modern way to ring in the weeklong cultural celebration.

The secret ingredient at this Brooklyn restaurant? Food that’s normally considered garbage

Food waste flavors everything at Reynard's, from beef-fat potatoes to oven-roasted tomatoes.

From cemetery to cider: How one Brooklyn couple foraged graveyard apples for their hard cider

There's a growing movement to use fruit from cemeteries in boozy beverages.

Afropunk 2017: From women’s braids to men’s natural hair, a celebration of black beauty

See some of the most beautifully dressed people who attended Afropunk 2017.

The biggest risk of all is not taking one

Three gutsy women share how leaping out of your comfort zone can pay off — and how there’s no one way to define “risk.”

These eco-friendly hotels don’t look especially green — and that’s the point

These innovative hotels are as stunning as they are sustainable.


In the shadow of Brooklyn’s luxury apartments, “canners” form a tight-knit community

For many lower income people in New York City, canning can be a safe and legal way to earn a living.

New York lawmakers want Confederate names taken off roads

The congresspeople wrote Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue are a "grievous insult" to descendants of slaves.

Make this sweet Pop-Tarts burrito —because you deserve it

Your childhood dreams just got super-sized and became a reality.

NYPD is investigating online threats made against Muslim activist Linda Sarsour

Glenn Maccioli asked Facebook users for Linda Sarsour's address.

10 hangover cures from around the world — just in case your remedy isn't doing the trick

How the rest of the world deals with the morning after.


Yemeni-Americans to shut down New York City bodegas in protest of Trump's Muslim ban

Yemeni-American-run bodegas are an integral part of New York's social fabric.

The BAFTAs have new diversity rules. Would any Oscar movies pass?

We applied the new BAFTA guidelines to Oscar movies past and present.

2017 Food Trends: Here's what everyone will be eating (and Instagramming)

Seaweed, s'mores and so much more.

Voters at a Brooklyn polling site were delayed because they were issued the wrong ballots

When P.S. 91 opened its doors to voters at 6 a.m. on Election Day, volunteers told voters, "We have a problem."

Tidal announces Beyoncé charity concert with Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and DNCE

Beyoncé and Jay Z are putting together an enormous charity concert to promote education.

Avonte Oquendo's Family Will Receive $2.7 Million From NYC in Wrongful Death Suit

Avonte Oquendo's family finally gets an answer.