Tag 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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Manhattan’s Worst Pests

Manhattan is the borough of bright lights and Broadway shows. But it is also home to dirty restaurants, high real estate prices, bed bugs and the worst subway line. Dirty Restaurants: New York city has 24,000 restaurants, and of these … Continue reading

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PDA … what’s your take?

New Yorkers are on the fence when it comes to Public Displays of Affection, or PDA. Some think these gratuitous displays in public places are offensive and disrespectful, and in this New York Times City Room piece, Nicole Ferraro writes, … 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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