Author Archives: Tamy Cozier

A Canarsie Christmas Tradition

The christmas display at 9306 Flatlands has been a Canarsie tradition since 1963. When former Surrogate’s Court judge and assemblyman Frank Seddio bought the house 24 years ago, he continued the tradition but never imagined “it would get this big.” … Continue reading

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New York Nails Go 3D

Long before the release of James Cameron’s three-dimensional blockbuster Avatar last December, nail artists in Japan were experimenting with 3D. “3D nail art started back in Japan about 7 years ago,” said Jenny Matayoshi,  a receptionist at Japanese nail salon … Continue reading

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Student Reporter A Second Class Citizen in Journalism?

Journalism is changing. Newsrooms across the country are becoming more converged and online technology is transforming the way stories are reported. Despite layoffs and industry changes, Forbes reports that enrollment in Journalism schools such as Columbia and NYU are up. … Continue reading

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Black Friday Shopping in New York City: A Deal or Don’t

It’s three weeks until Black Friday–that notoriously chaotic day after Thanksgiving, which signals the Christmas shopping season is here. Each year, frantic shoppers take to the streets as early as the crack of dawn to snag deeply discounted clothes, electronics and household … Continue reading

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Panhandling for New York City’s Homeless

When the chill of fall wafts over the five boroughs, New York City’s unsheltered homeless population descend underground in search of heated subway stations and trains. On the MTA’s R-Line, Leslie awaits the homeless baring sandwiches, sodas and snacks. Leslie … Continue reading

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Curb Your Pooch’s Enthusiasm

Who ever suggested stepping in doggy doo is good luck was rationalizing based on “shat-logics.” There is nothing more pestilent than tramping through poop. New Yorkers should all hail Mayor Edward I. Koch for championing the pooper-scooper law of the … Continue reading

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Cody Cared For Me

As a teen, Nachez Jones needed a push to help her find her “purpose” in life. And Dr. Jacquelyne M. Cody was there to provide her with the extra boost. Dr. Cody is founder of CodyCares for Kids, Inc.—a Brooklyn-based … Continue reading

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Sssshh: Let Me Enjoy My Ride WiFi!

“Stand clear of the closing doors please” is a quintessential phrase heard almost everyday—if you ride New York City trains. To most, this pre-recorded track is expected when riding the rails. What passengers do not expect is an obnoxiously, loud, … Continue reading

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Bagel Lovers Beware

Politicos in Albany are at it again. This time, they are gunning for your bagels. The state legislature’s pesky tax will put a damper on your dough—but only if you like your bagel sliced and with fixings like cream cheese. … Continue reading

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