Monthly Archives: December 2010

Sharing the message: Red Jacket Orchards CSA in Fort Greene

Before the sun rose on November 17, farmers for the Red Jacket Orchards began picking apples from their orchards to share with their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members. Within less than 24 hours, these apples have arrived at the Urban … Continue reading

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Food Co-op Gets Mixed Welcome From Some Low-Income Fort Greene’s Residents

Daniel Morgan, 51, has lived in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, since 1976. He has never thought about leaving the area that he describes as the City’s war zone during the 70s and 80s, and where he raised two children, who now … Continue reading

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Hasidic Jews Deliver the Good

Excuse me.  Are you Jewish? During Hanukah, young Ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students from Crown Heights, Brooklyn fan out across the city to ask passers-by if they’re Jewish and, if they are, if they’d like a free menorah. For the students, who … Continue reading

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Learning to Skate at Rockefeller Center Ice Rink

More than a quarter of a million people come to skate at Rockefeller Center’s ice rink each year, and it’s nearby sights and surroundings make it one of the most notable skating rinks in the entire world. But for those … Continue reading

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Esther 2:9 Taking Inspiration From the Bible

LaChrisha Brown, 28 lives in Brooklyn and is a recent graduate from The New School for Drama. From an early age she was influenced by her mother and grandmother to seek natural cures for her health and beauty regimen. She … Continue reading

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NYC’s Danny Stiles, the “Vicar of Vintage Vinyl” Celebrates 63 Years on the Radio

Danny Stiles the self-proclaimed “Vicar of Vintage Vinyl” recently celebrated his 87th birthday and 63-years on the radio. With more than six decades on the radio, Stiles and 300 of his closest friends gathered at John’s Pizzeria in Times Square, … Continue reading

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Enchanted Toy Store: The Magic of Being a Child

Gloria Mills is the buyer and one of the founders of Enchanted, a toy store in the Upper East Side that strictly stocks no electronics or plastic. “Electronics, like game boys, are didactic. They tell the children what to do,” … Continue reading

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Society HAE Brings Art and Music to Harlem

Galleries are fine and museums are fine, but in my opinion I feel like art belongs to the people. You shouldn’t have to pay a price to experience it. Continue reading

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The Real Indiana Jones: Finding the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

Manhattan’s Second Avenue Subway has been in the pipeline for more than 75 years, the complaints resurface almost every year as the program inches forward. But the Second Ave Subway isn’t the only line that time forgot. The world’s oldest … Continue reading

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Packing up the Aqueduct racetrack

Flea market vendor Mike Thai discusses the closing of the 30-year-old flea market that has convened on the front parking lot of the Aqueduct racetrack. To read more about the $380 million deal to install slot machines at the racetrack, … Continue reading

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