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A Non-Traditional Santa Claus Brings Joy (And Sometimes Tears) To Toddlers

Erica G. thinks that it’s time women have a bigger role in Christmas than that of ‘Mrs. Claus’. For the past three years, she has played Santa Claus at Still Hip, a neighborhood toy and clothes store in Brooklyn. Her … Continue reading

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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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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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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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This is a test post for uploading photos using the WordPress Gallery Tool, per the instructions on the Wiki.

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Do You Use ‘Rogue’ ATMs?

DNA Info recently reported that the city is cracking down on use of ‘rogue’ ATMs: ATMs that are unregulated by the city. I have used one or more these cash dispensers since moving to New York.  Coincidentally (or not), I … 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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Robo-Pests: Foreclosure Flaws and NYC Foreclosure Rates

Nothing can throw a wrench in well-laid plans quite like losing the roof over your head. Foreclosure is far too grave to be considered “pesky,” but some of the fluky and automated procedures that go into the process are the … Continue reading

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Pecks In The City: Raising Chickens In Brooklyn

Sam Ashford is Brooklyn -born and -bred, but despite of his city pedigree,  is drawn to all things not cosmopolitan. He likes to build his own furniture, trade goods in lieu of spending money, and dumpster dive for food. He … Continue reading

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Overeducated and Unemployed in the Recession

Since graduating from college in December 2009, Jake Teresi has had little luck finding a job as a writer in the film industry. Internships didn’t lead where he wanted them to, and now Teresi finds himself among the 5.6 percent … Continue reading

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