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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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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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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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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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Stress is a Pest

Google forms is a survey application that Google Docs offers to the public. Its ability to collect large amounts of data can have a plethora of uses, especially for journalists. It’s free. Unlike other free services, there are no limitations … Continue reading

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Pest-estrians

Have you ever felt annoyed by the high concentration of people in Times Square? Your feelings are rational. Times Square has the most pedestrian traffic in all of New York City; 250,000 people work in Times Square alone. When you … 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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The Feast of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro had a week-long run (Sept 16-26) in New York, filling the streets of Little Italy with parades, free entertainment, and sizzling food. In its 84th year, the feast celebrates the lives of immigrants who came … Continue reading

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Cracked Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of

On the subway, I fight against the speed of the train and the barely-there space to find stable footing. When the train hails to a stop, I sigh in relief for I am finally on solid ground. Until I step … Continue reading

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