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More Americans believe that economy and environment are linked, AP poll finds

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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An interesting new AP poll was released on Tuesday. The results indicate that more Americans believe that a cleaner environment leads to a healthier economy. This new trend appears antithetical to the traditional view that the environment needs to suffer for a strong economy. It also is good news for the democrats who are poised […]

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30 Seconds of Prospect Park at Night

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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It is quite amazing what a good camera, a simple tripod and a 30-second shutter allows one to see. These pictures where taken in Prospect Park, Brooklyn about thirty minutes after the sun set. The unaided eye was unable to make out much in the darkness. Note the jet-trails and the bats.

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A Community Copy Center in the East Village

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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New York City Digital Copy Center is more than just a copy store.   The shop’s owner, Mousume Sarker, knows almost all of her customers.  Most of them have been coming for years. In an era when most needs traditionally met by a copy store are increasingly handled by cheap and efficient big box stores […]

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A Trip Down Memory Track

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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If you ever spot a gaggle of confused-looking tourists close to the Jay street-Borough hall station, chances are that they are looking for the New York Transit Museum. The museum’s principle entrance is as unpretentious as many other subway entry – it is simply a set of stairs leading to the subterranean. Once below, the […]

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Five More Days to Vote for your Favorite Holiday Window on Myrtle

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by .

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There are five more days to vote for your favorite Holiday decoration on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn.  The Myrtle Holiday Window Contest, organized by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, and described here, awards a 250-dollar gift certificate to the store with the best Holiday decorations.  The contest is decided by the public, who are to […]

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Hometown Fans Fete Yankees

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by .

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Fans, marching bands and ballplayers celebrated the 27th World Series Win of the New York Yankees on November 6, 2009. The traditional New York welcome for heroes – a ticker-tape parade along the canyon of heroes – involved over a million people on a chilly but sunny Friday.

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High School Marching Bands Celebrate Yankees

Posted on 24. Nov, 2009 by .

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On November 6 New York celebrated its latest heros. Besides the million or so revelers, high school marching bands helped spread the cheer along the Canyon of Heroes.

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Crown Heights Cupcakes

Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by .

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The neighborhood, not known for cupcakes before the store’s opening, has been, on the whole welcoming, according to Johnson-Dibia. The store features a posh dark-wood-and-avocado-green interior and fine cakes and tea. It stands out amongst the Chinese take-out joints and the hardware stores on Franklin Avenue.

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Name that Yankee

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Standing in the Canyon of Heroes on Friday morning with a borrowed camera, I did not know whom to photograph. There they were, just feet away from my eager lens: the New York Yankees, legendary winners and heroes of the moment.

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Willie Colón Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Calls for Hispanic Unity

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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Latin jazz legend Willie Colón celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month at an event hosted by the Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), on October 7. The festivities included a buffet featuring Latin American delicacies, a salsa band, an Honor Guard and Colón’s keynote address. Colón, whose grandparents were from Puerto Rico, was born and raised […]

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