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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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Protected: Eagle Street Farm Prepares for Winter

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Still Waters in a Storm: A Reading/Writing Experience in Bushwick

Still Waters in a Storm, a grassroots organization based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, was founded by Stephen Haff. This is a place where people of all ages come to a one-room classroom to read, write, and listen. One of the most … Continue reading

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Babies in NYC Bars

After an exhausting day at work, you hit the bar for a much-needed drink. Unwind, let loose, drop a few f-bombs and then you hear a crying baby from the corner of the room. Rewind and censor. Who let 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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Bed-Stuy’s own 9/11: music, weed, & what up baii

In a darkly lit room, Kevin starts the day smoking a blunt. It’s only 10 a.m. What am I getting myself into? I wait for him to exhale and exhale myself when I notice a blanket covered in cartoons on … Continue reading

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Pricey Prices for Secondhand

At Goodwill in Manhattan, a no-label plaid shirt runs me about $4 and at Salvation Army it’s $5. Buffalo Exchange, a vintage store selling designer and high street wear, asks for a whopping $10 for the trend. Aren’t they all … 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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A New Approach to Justice

The Red Hook Community Justice Center is a courthouse that combines legal action with social services for an approach that emphasizes rehabilitation over retribution. Endorsed by representatives of the traditional justice system, such as former DA Charles Hynes and former … Continue reading

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