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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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Soundslide: NYC’s Only All Female Mariachi Group Make Beautiful Music

Mariachi music originated in Mexico, consists of string, brass and wind instruments and is a genre typically dominated by men. But rules are meant to be broken. Enter Mariachi Flor de Toloache, New York City’s only all female mariachi group. … Continue reading

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Slain City Councilman’s Legacy Lives On

A few weeks ago we brought you audio clips of Geoffrey Davis, whose brother, James E. Davis, was a City Councilman from Brooklyn who was shot and killed inside City Hall in 2003.  (If you want even more info about … Continue reading

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New York City: A Zoo Without Walls

If you want to see exotic animals in NYC, where do you usually go? Central Park, the Bronx and Prospect Park all boast excellent zoos, but turns out you don’t need to pay admission to see wildlife in the big apple. Continue reading

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Craft Fair Vendors: On the Road for the Holiday Season

This year’s One of a Kind Show in New York City showcased the work of more than 200 vendors of handmade goods—and while there are certainly hundreds of crafters in the tri-state area, these folks came from far and wide.
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The Chelsea Ceramic Guild: Sculpting an NYC Pottery Community

The Chelsea Ceramic Guild, a pottery studio on West 19th Street in Manhattan, has been a community space for ceramics enthusiasts for over two decades. Just this month, the Guild’s adjoining gallery space, which has been selling art made by Guild members and others since the late 1980s, closed for financial reasons. Continue reading

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Waiting to Meet a Legend……

Anthony Martinez, 52 arrived at J&R Music World at 4pm to wait in line to meet the renowned producer Quincy Jones. This meet and greet session for fans was promoting Jones’s new book entitled “Q on Producing,” and his new … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn, They Think They Can Dance

By 7:30 Tuesday morning, a line was already wrapped around the
corner of Lafayette Ave and Ashland Pl in Fort Greene. Dancers from as far away as
Nova Scotia gathered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for day two of
auditions for the reality show So You Think You Can Dance. Continue reading

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Slideshow: Selling Individuality in New York City

The One of a Kind Show, opening last Thursday and continuing over two weekends, is a different kind of gift fair: unlike the wares at the Grand Central or Union Square holiday markets, these goods are all—as one might guess—unique. Continue reading

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