Category Archives: New York

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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Times Square Stood Still as Anti-War Protesters Layed Down

On December 16th, anti-war protesters marched on Washington DC to protest the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their protests were organized by Veterans for Peace, which coordinated several other demonstrations at major cities around the United States on the same … Continue reading

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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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Young Athlete Leaves Gym for Playgrounds, Parks and Pumpkins

Fed up with the rules and regulations of corporate gyms, John Sutton decided he wanted to embrace a new venue – an urban one. Yearning for the ability to exercise without time restrictions, and without having to wait for a … Continue reading

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Protected: Capoeira: Brazilian Social Networking

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New York City Salon Stylists Give Cutting Edge at Thanksgiving

As New Yorkers prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, women all over the city are making appointments with their manicurists and trusted hair stylists before the dinner party frenzy begins. This is as much a tradition as turkey and stuffing on … 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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Exploring Bryant Park’s Winter Wonderland

Each November, Bryant Park transforms into a resplendent winter wonderland nestled in midtown Manhattan. The Citi Pond ice rink is a centerpiece of Bryant Park’s winter season, and this November Citi Pond kicked off its sixth consecutive year as New … Continue reading

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The New York Price Tag: A Short List

Thomas Wolfe wrote, “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it in five minutes as in five years.” It’s true.  We come from all over the world to settle in its boroughs and fall in love with the … Continue reading

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Energy saving tips to lower your electricity bill

During the summer, I’m all about staying cool. During the winter, I’m all about the heat. And in the end, it’s reflected in my electricity bill. NY’s heating bill averaged in as one of the highest in the nation. The … Continue reading

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