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Restoring the Waterfront

With views of the Manhattan skyline, real estate developers have always viewed the North Shore of Staten Island as the city’s next boomtown. Despite the efforts of residents to achieve that potential, much of the shoreline remains economically depressed. But … Continue reading

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Preserving History

The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium was the original home of the US Tennis Open and hosted many of the sport’s most famous moments. The stadium’s been dormant for decades though, and has fallen into disrepair. It’s owner, the West Side … Continue reading

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A Fig Tree Grows in Bed-Stuy

In December you don’t expect to be out on a farm in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, but that’s exactly where I was the chilly Sunday afternoon of December 5th. This was nothing new though for Rev. DeVanie and Rev. Robert Jackson. The … Continue reading

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34th Street Transitway

One of the most arterial roads in New York is 34th Street, home of Macy’s, the Empire State Building, Herald Square, and more. Earlier this year, to alleviate traffic, the city launched plans to create a dedicated transitway.

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David A. Boody Junior High School Holds Annual Art Show and Concert and Gets A Special Visit

David A. Boody Junior High School, aka I.S. 228, in Gravesend, Brooklyn, hosted its annual Winter Concert and Art Show on Thursday and was paid a visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Deputy Secretary Anthony Miller. They … Continue reading

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Pushed on the Path

For many commuters from North East New Jersey, taking a short Path ride to get to work every morning is both economical and easy. But when taking a ride on the train includes almost being trampled or pushed into a … Continue reading

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Protesters Support Wikileaks, Assange

On Thursday, December 9, protesters stood outside the New York Times building to show their support for Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange, who was arrested earlier that week for suspicion of rape. They also demonstrated against companies like Paypal … Continue reading

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Under the Needle: The Stories Behind the Ink

Tattoo artist Dan Lettieri said that he gets two kinds of customers at Island Tattoos. People who come in, pick something off of the board in the shop or a very common design, and only get that. Then there are … Continue reading

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The Real Central Park Santa Claus

The man in the Santa suit greeting families in Central Park is an 82-year-old photographer from the Upper East Side, but he is no fraud. Everything from Ed Bobrow’s snow-white beard to his warm personality is real. Bobrow is a … Continue reading

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Live from the Triple Nickel – Marjorie Eliot

Live from the Triple Nickel – Marjorie Eliot On any given Sunday, Marjorie Eliot, 66, transforms from a soft-spoken New Yorker into meditative jazz pianist performing to a loyal audience. The jazz lovers are made up of old-timers reminiscing about … Continue reading

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