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Stories of Amazing New Yorkers, By Bob Sacha’s CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Class

May 7th, 2011 · No Comments

“Everyone with a phone has an HD video camera, but not everyone can tell a compelling visual story. That’s what we focus on,” Bob Sacha.

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Tags: Author - Channon · life · News

Michael Jordan’s Failing Upwards

June 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

This comes from my recent issue of Oprah magazine, and is hopefully as inspiring to you as it is to me: “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game’s winning shot…and missed. I have failed over […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · Wellness

Happiness is like a Cold! Who knew?

May 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last week was not the best for me – mainly due to some cranky bosses. A well-deserving friend emailed me to let me know that she had gotten engaged, and it totally lifted my day. I even told the story to several other people. (I’m a girl…I spread news faster than Apple sells I-phones). An […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · life · Wellness

Sometimes I feel like a Zorse, Too

April 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

When I was little, kids used to think my hair was funny. It stuck out in a halo around my head. It wasn’t quite like rudy’s or quite like punky’s. It strangely resembled that of those cabbage patch kids with the moldable corkscrew hairdoes (OH, I’m going way back). I was neither here nor there. […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · Earth, Science and Smart Stuff · life · Plain Strange

Rents on the Decline?

April 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

I just read a New York Times Article detailing the falling rents in New York City. According to the February Manhattan Rental Market Report (I betcha didn’t know there was one of those), rents are declining across Manhattan. The biggest drop is in studio apartments in doorman buildings which are listing at 8% below last year’s […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News

More Train Ads, and the New Argument for the Return of Graffitti

March 25th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Anti-Advertising wants you to understand this – “New York City is a READ-ONLY City” “You’re free to read advertising, business signs, and city signs. But dare you write or hang anything of your own; you will be labeled as a criminal – a graffiti vandal….If you happen to have several thousand dollars, you might […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News

Cake Walking

March 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Once a month, at the beginning of the month, Bruce from Walking Tours Manhattan hosts a Dessert Fest walking tour of different parts of the city. It’s free, and all he really asks is 1$ donation that’s 100% for charity.  This month he did the dessert shops of Harlem. Since I live in the neighborhood […]

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Tags: Author - Monika · Food

You-Food.Net – Food Site for the Rest of Us

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

My friend Clarence loves food. He is not a chef, he is just like the rest of us. He’s appreciative of a damn good dumpling and eager to share his and his friends’ culinary adventures. (including my food trips to France and Morocco). Find on his site anything from a Chinese New Year’s celebration to […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · Food

She’s No Sheep!

March 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Good News! British rapper, M.I.A. has not joined the star-studded masses and named her newborn something silly like “Ickitt”. According to her latest blog post (in all caps mind you):

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Tags: Author - Monika · Entertainment