Author Archives: Amy Kraft

Holidays at the Toy Store

Nestled between 72nd and 73rd Sts. on Lexington Ave. is New York’s oldest continuously operating toy store, Mary Arnold Toys. This mom and pop gem carries everything from Madame Alexander dolls to plastic army men and has been serving families … Continue reading

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Protected: Eagle Street Farm Prepares for Winter

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How Early is too Early for Christmas?

Christmas is a big spectacle in New York City with the giant tree in Rockefeller Center and window displays at iconic department stores. The city is so obsessed with spreading the holiday cheer that it should have a season of … Continue reading

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Hungry? Why Wait For NYC Brunch?

Saturday, 8 a.m. – The streets of New York City are calm, save for a few families catching a train to the suburbs and early morning dog walkers. But within a few hours that all changes as swarms of New … Continue reading

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Grand Street Community Band

In 2008 Jeff W. Ball, director of music at Grand Street Campus High Schools, formed the Grand Street Community Band so that musicians could experience aesthetic enjoyment through playing quality music. Since its founding, the Brooklyn band has grown to … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Minute?

When I’m walking through the streets of New York I’m focused on sidestepping slowpokes with weighty shopping bags dangling from their arms and not getting hit by cars as I weave through traffic to cross a street. Like most of … Continue reading

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Soccer and Tattoos

Alex McWatt, owner of Three Kings Tattoo in Brooklyn has always had a passion for soccer. To him, soccer is like a breath of fresh air, a way to relax after hours of artwork that he is responsible for permanently … Continue reading

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NYPD Bullies

They are funded by the government to protect and serve citizens, but what are residents to do when the police start bullying them? One parent is fighting back after her daughter died of an asthma attack because a police officer … Continue reading

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When Will the Honking Stop?

New York City is plagued with car horns that never stop honking, and it seems nothing can silence their wrath. Street signs that warn of a penalty for honking have been going up in neighborhoods since 1986, and a noise … Continue reading

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