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This is the city’s story and every day it’s different. Our reporters see unique things that make their neighborhoods great. This blog is for those moments that make you scratch your head, celebrate, or gripe to your coworker about how, for better or worse, "This is New York."    

Washington Heights »

Yvonne Lin gave a man a "#1 Decent Dude" award for being the first to give up his subway seat to her.

Woodside »

The school had its first Black History Month celebration in its more than 20-year history.

Midtown »

You could take home your own crocheted Captain America or Spider-Man if you follow her Twitter account.

Williamsburg »

You can't just buy your tickets, because that would be too simple.

Sunnyside »

Fifth Avenue isn't the only part of the city that'll be seeing green this year.

Upper West Side »

On what would have been the musician's 75 birthday, Reed's complete collection is getting a new home.

Upper West Side »

"A heavy ass NYC corner garbage can just flew into my car," one Twitter user complained.

Kew Gardens »

Joan Dangerfield said the mural of the late Rodney Dangerfield is less than flattering.

Central Harlem »

The Nobel Prize winner lived in the home for 14 years before selling it in 2000. 

Williamsburg »

Splacer offers unusual spaces that can be rented out for lectures, weddings and other events.

Midtown »

As the hotel closes for three years of renovations, we trace its history over more than a century.

Midtown »

The meme-inspiring chef is bringing his salting and meat-slapping skills to a New York location.

Financial District »

The city plans to create the nation’s first publicly funded virtual reality lab.