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Artbot Brings Technology to Canvas

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Who needs fingers when you can paint with robots? Creator Oscar Torres built his first art robots – or artbots – as an open source project while attending the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. Open source means that the source code for the project is made available to the public, who can then […]

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Florist Does Brisk Holiday Business

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Every holiday brings in business for the Sutton Florist flower shop in New Rochelle, but the winter holidays are especially busy. “This is a time when there is a lot of decorating, but no one decorates the week of the holiday. Usually it is done a little at a time and it starts around Thanksgiving,” […]

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Mortgage Woes Leave Condos Half Built

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Development on a 108 condo building in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn has been stalled for over a year, leaving behind the shell of a building and a neighborhood in outrage. The land was originally purchased in 2005 by the developer Moshe B. Feller. He took out two mortgages, one from Corus Bank for $16 […]

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Is Objective Journalism Good Journalism?

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by .

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Author Michael Schudson writes in Discovering the News that objectivity is a fairly recent goal in news gathering. His book explains that the rise of objectivity can be tied to the post WW1 era, saying, “journalists came to believe in objectivity, to the extent that they did, because they wanted to, needed to, were forced […]

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Artist Paints Concentration Camp Memories

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by .

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The children subjected to the terrors of the Holocaust are now some of the last living survivors of this historical tragedy. When Judith Evan Goldstein was forced by Nazi Germany into a Jewish ghetto established near her home in Vilna, Poland, she was just nine years old. Many of her family members were not so […]

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Creative Commons Plays Middleman

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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Creative Commons licensing offers a middle ground to creators who previously struggled to protect their work. The flexible licensing structure provides several options that balance the limited monopoly of all rights reserved copyright with the other extreme of full public access. At an Arts, Culture and Technology meetup last night, Creative Commons Product Manager Fred […]

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Horseback Riding on the City Streets

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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Urban horseback riders face unique challenges. For those at Kensington Stables in Brooklyn, the issues range from lack of space in the stable to DOT construction around the corner. Kensington Stable president, Walker Blankinship, adds, “so much time gets eaten up each day taking each horse out, because there is nowhere for us to turn […]

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Augusten Burroughs Comes to Town

Posted on 12. Nov, 2009 by .

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The fiction author Augusten Burroughs is on a book tour to promote his new work, You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas. He read from the book of short stories on November 2, 2009 to a packed crowd at the Barnes and Nobel at Union Square. According to Burroughs he wrote about Christmas because, ” […]

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NFTE Challenge Gives Kids Business Sense

Posted on 12. Nov, 2009 by .

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Students from around the country met in Times Square last month with business plans built for one purpose: to win the $10,000 prize at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Challenge. The competitors have worked their way through at least one semester of NFTE accredited entrepreneurship classes in their middle schools or high schools, and qualified […]

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Dia de los Muertos Celebrations in New Rochelle

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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Dia de los Muertos celebrations were held at the New Rochelle Public Library from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2009. Event organizers from Lupita’s Tattoos, of New Rochelle, created art installations and provided craft materials for children. Lupita Torres, owner of Lupita’s Tattoos, said that this was the third year that her organization had celebrated […]

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