Amazon’s Long Island City deal surprised local organizers. But they are ready to keep fighting.

“This was a secret deal that was made without any transparency,” a member of the Long Island City Coalition said.

Hype Daily: ‘Today’ ratings are up since Megyn Kelly left and more entertainment news

It turns out that booting Megyn Kelly off the show was good business for NBC’s morning program.

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ finale is a love letter to New York, the city he called home

Bourdain visits the Lower East Side, the neighborhood of his punk rock youth.

This Week in Food and Travel: Cage-free eggs will soon be an industry standard

The week was packed with election-related news, but you may have missed this tidbit.

Pedro Hernandez speaks out against bail system that kept him in jail for a year

Pedro Hernandez gives his first formal interview since a human rights organization bailed him out from jail on Rikers Island to spur action on bail reform.

Taiwanese food is finally having a moment in New York City’s crowded restaurant scene

Three new restaurants showcase the best of Taiwanese cuisine: beef noodle soup, oyster omelette, stinky tofu and more.

Alec Baldwin arrested in New York after allegedly punching someone in a parking space dispute

Baldwin allegedly punched someone in an altercation over a parking spot.

Andrew Zimmern: When government fails immigrants, the restaurant industry has to protect them

Zimmern said that the hospitality industry is particularly special because it "disproportionately [affords immigrants] a success story and a path to that American dream.”

7 bartenders on what it’s like to be sober in the booze industry

We talked to drinks professionals about mental health, sobriety and working behind the bar when you don't drink.

This Week in Food and Travel: The problem with the Weight Watchers rebrand

Weight Watchers' rebrand, women in the restaurant industry, issues of race in New York City's gay community and more.
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‘Mic Dispatch’: Trans male models and barriers to entry; exploring a rash of taxi-driver suicides

This edition looks into the barriers trans male models face within the fashion world and explores a string of New York City taxi-driver suicides amid increasing competition from ride-hailing apps.

How US cities and states plan to push back against the Trump administration on climate change

Cities and states made bold commitments to fighting climate change during the California summit — but even more needs to be done.

Don’t Fall For This: What to know before you plan your wedding and hire wedding vendors

Ready to sign over thousands of dollars to multiple contractors? Probably not. These tips help.

Best Places to Travel: Where Antoni Porowski of ‘Queer Eye’ hangs out in downtown New York City

The 'Queer Eye' star is opening a new all-day restaurant in New York City's West Village.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 9: Inclusive comedy with ‘Talk Hole’ and Murray Hill

On this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' we’re exploring inclusive comedy.

The Hudson River isn’t as gross as you think: What a huge oyster says about the quality of NYC water

A giant, 8-inch oyster discovered in the Hudson River reveals how efforts for cleaning up the water are working.

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Judge dismisses New York City’s climate change lawsuit against oil and gas companies

The judge said that climate change efforts shouldn't be decided by the courts — but the NYC lawsuit is one of many trying to force government and corporate action on climate change.

An injectable estrogen shortage reminds trans women that our fight is far from over

For 'Mic Dispatch,' correspondent Serena Daniari interviewed trans woman Emira Hajj about the injectable estrogen shortage.

Hype Daily: Roseanne’s remorse, last night’s BET Awards and more

We break down the biggest entertainment news from the past weekend.

Antoni Porowski of ‘Queer Eye’ opens up (a little) about his new restaurant in New York City

Antoni's quest to prove he really does know how to cook continues.

Why a gay bar denied entry to a blind queer person — and how to improve spaces for disabled people

Even the most progressive spaces can sometimes still have trouble with inclusivity.

Alexander Wang talks pride-inspired capsule collection and using fashion as a vehicle for change

"[I want to] use this platform that I have to share a positive message and bring people together for not only what they have in common, but what their differences are."

McDonald’s shareholders vote against a companywide ban of plastic straws

The fast food company will continue to use plastic straws in its stores worldwide.

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Mueller’s probe

The Trump administration may have tried to cover up a major water contamination crisis and Homeland Security is preparing a plan to separate immigrant families.

Caitlin FitzGerald worked hard to leave restaurants behind — and now she’s playing a waitress on TV

'Mic' spoke to Caitlin FitzGerald about how she prepared for her role in 'Sweetbitter' and the impact of #MeToo on the restaurant and acting industries.

150 years ago, a group of women fought the patriarchy by eating lunch at this NYC restaurant

Before they were fighting for the right to vote, women were fighting for the right to dine out without the accompaniment of a male chaperone.

‘Barely Adults’ web series chronicles the Great Recession blues of a young, ambitious black woman

Series creator Christine Sanders opens up about the inspiration for her first show.

Trump is keeping a New York tunnel project in limbo, and it could have major effects on the economy

Trump's opposition has put the fate of a new tunnel under the Hudson River in limbo — and it could have a nationwide effect on the economy.

For ballerina Misty Copeland, NYC is full of memories — particularly at the Red Lobster in Queens

Misty Copeland had to teach herself to cook healthily when she moved to NYC, but she's always had a soft spot for fast food.

If running is your ideal way to travel the world, here’s how to plan a race-cation

Plus, five races where you can explore amazing places, from Bermuda to Havana, on foot.