New York City

Graffiti Adds Colour To The Conversations We Should All Be Having

Jon Packer | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Graffiti gives voice to citizens who might not otherwise be heard. Their authors are city dwellers discussing critical, urban issues. What they have to say may not always be appreciated, and you may not agree with it.

Give NYC Free Wi-FI And People Will Watch Porn. Duh.

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada

"The kiosks were never intended for anyone's extended, personal use."

The Top Five 2016 Destinations In Film

travelcuts | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

With the summer winding down, we've already begun making plans to get us through the never ending Canadian winter. If you're an equally obsessed wanderluster and film buff, seek inspiration for your next getaway from one of your favourite 2016 box office hits!

Father's Day Reflections On Child Birth In New York And South Sudan

UNICEF Canada | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

The baby boy is only four hours old when we meet -- born on a thin, foam single mattress that lies on a mud-dirt floor, inside a small, makeshift plastic sheet shelter in the early morning darkness of Mingkaman, the massive site for internally displaced persons in South Sudan.

The Top 5 Things To Do In New York City This Summer

Allison Eberle | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Visit the Big Apple in the summer months, and you'll experience outdoor theatre, festivals, street fairs, flea markets, and warm days in the city's green spaces, when they're actually green.

How To Have The Best Girls' Night Out In NYC

Rebecca Field Jager | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Field Jager

Some 60 million tourists visited New York City last year. So when it comes to ladies' getaways know, hospitality-wise, you're in good hands. Recently, Girls' Flight Out landed in the Big Apple to soak up its exciting literary scene. Home to publishing giants, top-notch agents, best-selling authors as well as aspiring scribes, ladies gather your gal pals-- this is Book Club gone wild. And yes, the city is infused with thousands of restaurants, bistros and bars, so there will be plenty of wine available.

This Year's New York City Food Trends

Theresa Albert | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

A yearly trip to New York City provides clues as to what is going on in food trends. Stuff that starts here tends to spread across the continent over the year. Here are the big ideas I saw in 2016.

New York City Is a Kinder Place Than You Think

Marco Pasqua | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Marco Pasqua

Social media digitally connects us to the world's latest news and trends. All of this is convenient, but I believe it comes at a cost -- the loss of what I like to call "the human connection." Recently, I went on a trip with my wife and in-laws and discovered that the human connection does still exist, and to my surprise it was where I least expected it... New York City.

Inaction on Climate Change is Mutually Assured Destruction

John Cartwright | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Impact
John Cartwright

Extreme weather conditions, storms, flooding, droughts and ice melting are the new reality in too many parts of the world. People are losing their livelihood, their homes, their jobs -- and even their lives. While scientists and faith leaders call for urgent action, our political leaders have failed to take necessary actions.

Top 7 Reasons to Appreciate Toronto

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Travel
Chaker Khazaal

I was recently in Toronto to interview John Tory, the 65th and current mayor of my adoptive hometown. Thinking about my return to New York, I couldn't help but make comparisons. An age-old saying came to mind. "The grass is always greener on the other side." In my case, was it greener on the other side of the border?

5 Destinations to Catch the Blue Jays on the Road This Season

Sean Shannon | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

With the new baseball season now under way, fans across the country are looking forward to an exciting run. Over the course of the season, the Blue Jays will travel approximately 45,000 km, spending a total of 83 days on the road, 90 hours on planes, and collectively take up 4,000 hotel rooms in cities across Canada and the U.S.

NYC Mayor Unveils Ambitious Plan To Cut Waste By 90 Per Cent

CP | Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The nation's biggest city, under the direction of Mayor Bill de Blasio, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by linking a sweeping effort to...

Being Selfish Just Means Taking Care of Yourself

Shannon Mulligan | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Mulligan

I like being selfish. I'm not sure when it came to be a bad word, but to me, it's always spoken of the power of self-confidence. Of knowing what you want, what makes you happy, and making that happen for yourself.

Uber Cars Now Outnumber Yellow Cabs On NYC Streets

CP | Karen Matthews And Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York City's storied yellow cabs are taking a back seat to black cars.Uber cars, often black sedans that can be summoned with smar...

What Expats Miss Most About Vancouver

Chris Taylor | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Taylor

Just because we're in New York, doesn't mean we don't miss the hell out of Vancouver sometimes.

Hey Harper, What's Your Excuse for Missing the UN Climate Summit?

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced he will not be among the 125 heads of states attending the UN Secretary General's Climate summit, the Council of Canadians and Ottawa residents challenge him to join the caravan from Ottawa heading to New York City's global climate march on Sunday.

These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.

Where's The Deal? Tips to Save You More on Travel

Sara Graham | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

As a writer I am always looking for a deal. Sorry to disappoint, but my life is not all free and easy flying around the world on press tours. I am just like you, dear reader. I value traveling often, but don't have the bank account to simply book the first flight I Google. And so I search.

Where To Eat In NYC's Biggest Tourist Trap

CP | Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Times Square is a lot of things — a sensory-overload, horribly crowded, eye-popping and deeply exciting. One thing it has never see...

Rich Foreigners Are The Best Thing To Happen To New York City

Diane Francis | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

Attacking New York's newest, part-time residents like us is fiscally foolish. The facts show that we are the solution, not the problem, to New York's budget. We are walking wallets -- and we just want to have fun. Robust condo sales to people like us have brought economic development and jobs.

NYC Travel Guide: Hate Shopping? The Big Apple Still Has Lots to Offer

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

With world class shopping, arts, culture, dining and the hustle and bustle of a buzzing city that never sleeps -- there's a reason why desi globetrotters are flocking to NYC. But I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm Indian...and I'm a girl...and...I hate shopping. The beauty of New York City is there's something for every type of traveller. Here's how I spent my four nights instead -- broken down into five of my travel personalities.

NYC Gets Tougher On Smoking

CP | David B. Caruso, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, makin...

Try Travelling This Thanksgiving

Brian Simpson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

Canadian Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means it's time to celebrate. But instead of preparing a huge dinner and eating yourself into a turkey coma, travelocity.ca wants you to consider travelling to another city and taking in their Thanksgiving spirit this year.

Remembering 9/11 as a Millennial

Vivien Chang | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Vivien Chang

For most Millennials, life thus far is divided into two distinct components: pre-9/11 and post-9/11. At the dividing line lies the first news report on the radio or the phone call in which the person on the other end said, "Turn on the TV." 9/11 forced us to grow up overnight, and growing up was not all that it's cracked up to be.

Legalize Pot, But Ban Dr. Pepper?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

More and more people seem to be concluding that while marijuana has its real risks, letting grown-ups make their own choices about it is preferable to, and ultimately less damaging than, having the government assume a protective, prohibitory role. And yet... Take many of these same people and start talking to them about transfats or super-size sodas -- about Twinkies and Coca Cola -- and the conversation quickly turns to calls for bans and lawsuits and regulation. At just about the same time Colorado was legalizing pot, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was busy trying to ban large sugary drinks.