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A Farm In A Loft

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Be it rooftops, windows, fire escapes, a truck bed or neighbor’s backyard, the urban farming movement is spreading in New York City. Residents, looking to create accessibility fresh produce, are growing in every nook and cranny of this populous city.

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The House Is Small But The Welcome Is Big

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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Seeking to put a face behind the staggering statistics of HIV in Africa, UNAIDS brings a unique photo exhibit to the New York public. The House Is Small But The Welcome Is Big, a photography project initiated by Lynn Warshafsky, founder of Venice Arts, and Neal Baer, executive producer of Law and Order, opened at […]

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Foreigners Fighting for Citizenship

Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by .

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Out of the 157 anxious immigrants anticipating the start of the naturalization ceremony on 13 November, 17 of them were military personnel. In honor of Veterans Day, the ceremony was held aboard the historic aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid. The new citizens ranged in ages from 19 to 75 and hailed from 47 different countries.

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Deserted Voting Centers.

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last weekend, across the nation, electoral candidates canvassed, campaigned and toured their turfs to garner American votes. With the excitement of the past presidential elections fast fading, the question on the minds of political candidates is, will the voters show up on November 3?

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Out with the Old, In with the New: Displacing Bushwick

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by .

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A blog article on Lit by the Wick said this: The expansive and inexpensive spaces attract artists. By virtue of being more visible, the artists raise the area’s cultural capital, shifting neighborhoods once thought of as dangerous, bleak environs to edgy artistic enclaves.   Recognizing the opportunity to suck capital into investment, developers move in […]

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Combat On and Off the War Zone: 1 in 3 Women in the Military Raped

Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by .

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Staff Sergeant Sandra Lee stood at 46th Street and Broadway on Tuesday 13 October, and with a microphone in a trembling left hand, a sheet of paper in her right, and tears streaking down her cheek, shared intimate details of her traumatic sexual assault while deployed in Iraq.

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Saying a little prayer for World Peace

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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A team of marchers, organized by activist Rafael De La Rubia, will attempt to travel through approximately 100 countries in six continents, carrying a message of peace and demanding global disarmament.

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Pearl the Mime

Posted on 28. Sep, 2009 by .

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Zipping through New York’s underground maze on a Wednesday evening on my way to catch the #3 train, I came across this street performer called Pearl the Mime. She certainly stood out in her red costume – large, voluminous skirt, a tinkling scarf at her waist, an off-white wig topped with a funny red hat, […]

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"Marg bar dictator!" Iranians demand freedom on the streets of New York.

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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Sheyda has a green scarf over her nose and mouth. It is to avoid recognition, she says, as she is returning to Iran. She was one of the hundreds of protesters gathered on 40th Street and 3rd Avenue; and though some were afraid, it didn’t stop them from speaking out and demanding freedom from Ahmadinejad’s rule.

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Castle Braid – A New Art Community In Bushwick

Posted on 15. Sep, 2009 by .

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Developer, Mayer Schwartz’s Castle Braid Apartments in Bushwick is finally complete. The 146-unit apartment, which he hopes will be the start of a new art community in Bushwick, is celebrating with a 42-day art fair.

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