Author Archives: Rachel Dzanashvili

Dressmaking in the Recession: The Story of Mary Adams

Mary Adams is a dressmaker who combines retro fashions and whimsical colors to create customized party and bridal dresses. She’s also dressed celebrities like Amy Sedaris, who wore her dress during an appearance on the David Letterman show. But like … Continue reading

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Pizza in Forest Hills: A day in the life of D’Angelo’s

In New York City, pizza is as iconic  as yellow taxicabs and the statue of liberty. It’s such a staple of New York’s culinary culture that members of the United States Pizza Team, known for combining culinary arts with acrobatics, … Continue reading

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Tips to stay healthy during flu season

Along with Christmas trees and gingerbread houses, another staple of winter is seasonal influenza, aka the flu virus. Here are some tips to that can help put stop the flu in its tracks. 1. Get Vaccinated: Earlier this year, a … Continue reading

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NYC Marathon: Inspiration or Nusiance?

This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the New York City Marathon, and this year more than 40,000 runners are expected to participate in the 26.2 mile race across the five boroughs. For some it’s a great opportunity to promote … Continue reading

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A Positive Life: Living with HIV

Peter Lamarca was  diagnosed with HIV in 1990. At the time, it was a death sentence that would claim the lives of his friends and lover. While it took away the ones he loved, he refuses to let it take … Continue reading

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The Pest Next Door

Everyone loves a good neighbor – the kind of person who you’d trust to feed your goldfish and watch your house while you’re away on vacation. Unfortunately for some people, the person down the hall makes moving seem worthwhile. Dealing … Continue reading

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Do we need a food police?

Its no secret that America has an obesity problem. We spend half of our money on food,  and the other half is spent trying to lose weight. But is government the solution to our burgeoning bellies? According to several of … Continue reading

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A Fiesta in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden held its 18th Annual Chile Pepper Fiesta on Saturday, October 2nd. Whether looking for groovy beats or spicy treats, their was plenty to offer visitors. The festival was truly a celebration of the diverse uses of … Continue reading

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Is Carl Paladino the Pest of NY Politics?

Meet Carl Paladino, the Republican gubernatorial candidate for New York. With the support of the Tea Party, he rose to fame thru the message of populist jargon and anti-establishment sentiment, defeating establishment candidate Rick Lazio, who had the support of GOP. … Continue reading

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Billionaires vs Brooklyn Residents: The Saga of the Atlantic Yards Project

Eminent domain is a legal process in which the  government can seize private property for public use – such as a school, courthouses, or highways. Should a basketball stadium be added to the list? According to New York, the answer … Continue reading

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