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July 24th, 2011 · No Comments

With the death of a sad but sickly-talented star, a rampage of violence in a peaceful country, and the slide of the country toward default, the weekend seemed like it would end in a whimper. Instead, it ended with happy tears, flowing from the hundreds of same-sex couples who were able to finally get married […]

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One Million Acts of Kindness: A Reminder to Be Kinder

June 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on One Million Acts of Kindness: A Reminder to Be Kinder

Folks, meet Bob Votruba and his terrier and travel companion, Bogart. Bob gave up a fairly comfortable existence to travel the world spreading one simple idea – be kinder to one another.

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Live Video Streaming from Block Parties and Street Festivals in New York City – Saturday, May 14th

May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Live Video Streaming from Block Parties and Street Festivals in New York City – Saturday, May 14th

View Live Broadcast from CUNY in a larger map Click on the points above for all the fun events going on in the city, May 14th. Come back on Saturday to see live video and streaming from street festivals and block parties. Every day in New York City during Spring and Summer, residents flock to […]

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Tags: Arts and Culture · Author - Channon

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

New York, You’ve Changed

March 13th, 2011 · No Comments

This site has…Nothingjerk written all over it. Alas – it is not my friend, but a couple of bloggers who examine old movies and retrace the shots to find exactly what has changed! Enter the mind of the movie scout! Surprisingly – if you want to recreate the Ghost Busters movie – including set ups […]

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Tags: Entertainment

Change in Recycling Laws- Recycle ALL PLASTIC in New York City!

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments

WNYC has a great piece about a major change in recycling – you can now recycle ALL plastic regardless of the number on the bottom – http://bit.ly/f4pMi7

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Tags: Earth, Science and Smart Stuff · News

Poor Little Heart!

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Nestled, quite literally, in the center of Crosby Street in downtown NYC, there is the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. One day, a few years back, I stumbled in to get away from the rain for a while and ended up settling at one of the wooden tables with a cupcake and a cup of tea […]

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Tags: Author - Monika

Spider Man; The Musical?

April 13th, 2009 · No Comments

The good news is that even awful ideas can get us all strangely excited! Julie Taymor is going to be directing 2010’s Spider Man the Musical! You know her from the Lion King, Across the Universe, and other more illustrious and intelligent fair.  Music and lyrics come care of Bono and the Edge (um, yeah. […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · Entertainment

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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