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New York City's Second Avenue Subway opens, 100 years later

The ‘greatest New York project never built’ has finally opened to the public. After a century of waiting, the public can finally ride New York’s Second Avenue Subway.

'There be whales here' — Whale spotted in NYC's East River

New York City - Seeing a whale, up close and personal, is always a reason for excitement, and the New York Police Department's special operations division is no different. Officers posted a photo of the unusual tourist on their website Saturday.

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown: Hotel fit for the Big Apple

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is bringing elegance and quality to Lower Manhattan with a newly opened New York Downtown location.

New York's vibrant World Trade Center — A first class destination

The majestic destination that is the World Trade Center proudly demonstrates the scale of New York’s spirit and ingenuity.

Interview: Handsome Ghost talks upcoming show at Mercury Lounge Special

New York - Handsome Ghost chatted with Digital Journal about their upcoming show at Mercury Lounge in New York City, as well as their new music.

Alabama pipeline has reopened after explosion last week

Colonial Pipeline Company has announced the pipeline that exploded in Alabama last week is now back in service as of 5:45 a.m. EST Sunday morning.

Catching up with Tigerlily: New York City Marathon, new music Special

DJ Tigerlily chatted with Digital Journal about the New York City Marathon, her collaboration with KSHMR, as well as her future plans.

'Patient Zero' not responsible for start of HIV epidemic in U.S.

Flight attendant Gaetan Dugas has gone down in history as "Patient Zero" in the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic that was thought to have broken out in California in the early 1980s. But a new gene study has proven that story to be false.

Airbnb is trying more self-regulation in New York

New York City - Airbnb has introduced a measure that allows hosts in San Francisco to rent only one property. The company has sent a proposal for New York that has a similar provision.

Cad & The Dandy: Quality tailoring at an affordable price Special

London - Founded in 2008 by James Sleater and Ian Meiers, two City of London bankers who had been made redundant, Cad & The Dandy is an independent tailoring company with a flagship store located at 13 Savile Row.

Ruby Friedman ventures into new territory with her first LP Special

Having released a number of singles and EPs over the last seven years, the nomadic singer and bandleader (of the genre-hopping Ruby Friedman Orchestra) discusses her long-awaited debut album, 'GEM.'

Review: Which came first, the city or the country?

Shotgun Wedding hails from the New York City metropolitan area; a busy place teeming with action, attitude and a whole lot of noise. The band, billed under the moniker City Country, leaves one poised to ask, what exactly does that mean?

Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos writes his 5,000th article Special

One of Digital Journal's most active contributors recently penned his 5,000 article. He spoke to Digital Journal about the milestone.

Review: Japanese superstars Babymetal to release 'Metal Resistance'

A young, all-girl heavy metal/teen-pop trio from Japan, Babymetal recently released their new single "Karate," a song off their upcoming second album 'Metal Resistance.' Digital Journal listened to both.

NY nuclear plant 65,000% radiation spike is worse than Fukushima

Buchanan - A radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant is leaking into groundwater that leads to the Hudson River, raising the possibility that the U.S. may have its very own Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City.

FacePalm Friday: 'Batman' stole cash from tourist in NYC

New York - A man dressed as Batman was arrested because he attempted to steal money from tourists. The incident happened on Wednesday night in New York City's Times Square.

NYC dousing parks with Monsanto's Roundup despite risks to public

New York City - Despite evidence that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is toxic, it is still the chemical of choice used by New York City's parks department. Spraying of parks, medians and highways with Roundup has increased four-fold since 2011.

Country singer T.G. Sheppard revisits his signature hit Special

From a list of 21 number one singles, one in particular stands out arguably more than any other: "Do You Wanna Go to Heaven." Now, 36 years after it first wowed audiences, T.G. Sheppard has put out a bluegrass version of the song and made a new video.

Nightmare Delta flight sees plane diverted twice

After not one but two diversions and 30 hours of travel time, a Delta Air Lines flight finally arrived at its intended destination of New York City on Tuesday night.

Singer/songwriter Carol Lipnik is feeling 'almost back to normal' Special

The vocalist/composer/mermaid, whom The New York Times has called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon," is to perform a three-date residency at Joe's Pub in New York City starting next month. She discussed the shows and her latest album with Digital Journal.

Chantel Riley: Nala in the Broadway production of 'The Lion King' Special

The young starlet has played Nala in 'The Lion King' for the best part of four years, having previously done it in Germany. In 2015, she took time off to film 'Race,' a new movie about the life and times of athlete Jesse Owens.

A conversation with groundbreaking Broadway star Norm Lewis Special

The Tony nominated actor and singer — the first African American to play the title role in 'Phantom of the Opera' on Broadway — has a number of projects on the go at the present time. He talked to Digital Journal.

Airbnb allegedly purged 1,000+ New York listings to rig survey

New York City - According to a report released Wednesday, Airbnb may have removed over 1,000 listings from its site in order to rig a survey.

Trixie Whitley back doing what she does best Special

The Belgian American singer/songwriter, daughter of the late Chris Whitley, is presently promoting her latest LP 'Porta Bohemica' and writing new songs for her next project. Digital Journal caught up with her.

Keepin' Faith with The Gary Douglas Band Special

A heady mix of classic rock, Americana, country and blues, The Gary Douglas Band have been enjoying quite a bit of success with their second album. Their frontman spoke to Digital Journal.

Afrojack to play Pacha NYC, as one of the venue's final shows

New York - On Jan. 22, electronic dance music (EDM) superstar Afrojack will be performing at Pacha NYC, which will be one of his final performances.

Nursery for rare sand tiger sharks found outside New York City

New York City - In the waters not far from bustling New York City, scientists and veterinarians have made an amazing find in Long Island's Great South Bay: a nursery for sand tiger sharks, scary-looking due to their spiky teeth but usually docile to humans.

NY man, 25, dies in elevator crash

New York - A 25-year-old man is being called a hero in New York City after shoving a woman out of the way of a falling elevator. The young man himself, however, was killed moments later.

FacePalm Friday: Azealia Banks allegedly bit bouncer's boob

New York - On Wednesday, 24-year-old rapper Azealia Banks was arrested in New York City following an incident with bouncers at a nightclub.

Conversing with actor, comedian, writer and novelist Justin Sayre Special

The Pennsylvania-born star never has a problem when it comes to keeping busy. If he's not writing for popular sitcom, '2 Broke Girls,' he's publishing novels or making acute observations about society and its many quirks on his variety show 'The Meeting.'
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