Articles by Tom Dworetzky

Missing New York Beauty Salons: Here Beauty Never Shuts Up

Am I the only woman in the world who doesn't like going to the salon? Whether it's for a manicure, a haircut or a color, I actively dread the experience. Not because I dislike the procedures themselves, but because I can't stand having to spend hours of my life engaged in inane chitchat with the stylist.

Tripping the Night Fantastic

We all know that New York is called The City that Never Sleeps, but I don't think I ever appreciated just how true that is until I moved to London.

International Center Of Photography Features WeeGee, The Father Of Tabloid Coverage

The WeeGee: Murder is My Business exhibition includes a mix of raw imagery, crimes and news reports of the time; resulting in a truly graphic collection of photographs which pride themselves on being unshakable from the mind. Many of WeeGee's images, such as the Naked City, which is displayed at the center's museum in all its frightening glory- once inspired the early tabloid newspapers and are partly responsible for making tabloid journalism what it is today!

City Police Still Searching for Harlem Pharmacy Robber

Officers in Sandy Springs, Ga., are still looking out for a suspect that fled the robbery of an East Harlem pharmacy on Thursday. His alleged accomplice Rudolf Wyatt, who was shot dead by police, has been revealed as a fugitive wanted for murder around the Georgia area.

Lonely? Retire In New York

If you live alone, is it better to be in a city like New York and be surrounded by so many people so you can feel a part of something just by virtue of proximity? Or does being that close to humanity without any significant connections only exacerbate feelings of loneliness? I think it would be great to be old in New York City. I'd take the dogs out for a walk in Battery Park, I'd sit on the park benches by the river with a stack of books that I'm plowing through, and I'd rock up to ...

New York Invades France

I just got back from a weekend in Paris. Yes, a weekend. Living in London, it's an easy thing to do to hop on the Eurostar and emerge on the other side of the English Channel two hours later. Timewise, it's just like traveling from New York to Philly. Well, sort of.

Say What? Vegas Out-Decibels New York

I used to think New York City was loud. It was especially bad around mid-town, where there was unending construction around Second Avenue and the lower 60s. But now I can only say, Say what? Vegas out-decibels even New York City.

SWSX Festival 2012 Update: The Men, Beauty Bar, Mr. Dream Found Bushmills and Lemonade In Hazy Hot Sun

The first odd thing I see this morning is a man on 11th street with a tiny drum kit and a cymbal attached to the bike helmet he's wearing. Have some chips to start the day at a bar and move out.The Men sound hazy half drunk and 100% live which is a hot brand to the face in this Southern Texas City, southerner than all of Arizona and New Mexico and California at the Beauty Bar for the Consequence of Sound party.

Through the Eyes of a New Neighborhood: Each Its Own Country

Like many New Yorkers, I've moved house more than once.Unlike some of my (crazier) friends, I can't stand it. The one silver lining is that moving to a new neighborhood is like moving to an altogether different city but without the burden of having to make new friends.

New York City Poverty-Fighting Efforts Win Praise

New York's poverty-fighting efforts have been acknowledged by The Harvard Kennedy School. It has awarded a city office that Mayor Michael Bloomberg created six years ago for its work in helping poor people graduate, giving career advice and job training, and counseling them throughout.

Weather Alert: Why London is No New York

I woke up recently in London to the news that half of Heathrow Airport's flight schedule has been cancelled on account of snow. What makes this so remarkable is the fact that the snow in question is two whole inches. Yes, that's right--two inches of snow fell on London last night and it's entire transportation infrastructure has completely shut down.

Has John Liu Broken Election Laws?

City controller John Liu met with nine of his bundlers, who are donors who get other people to donate, during his work hours last year. This mean that he may have broken election laws.

Bloomberg Budget: Pensions a 'Ticking Time Bomb'

At his presentation of the his budget proposals for the remaining fiscal year and for Fiscal Year 2013, Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned of the increasing cost of the pension system that, as he said, is in dire need of reform. Right now, our pension system is fairly described as a ticking time bomb, he said during the presentation.

CBGB's Might Reopen

Rumors that the CBGB might reopen have been confirmed by a spokesperson for the new owners, reports the Local East Village.

New World Trade Center Set to Be World's Most Expensive Building

A design flaw on the new World Trade Center could add millions to the construction cost of the new Freedom Tower, making it the most expensive building in the world. The new estimate for the building brings the total cost of construction up to $3.8 billion, $700 million more than the last estimate in 2008.

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