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Promoting Carrie Fisher

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Debby Bell found an interesting job on Craigslist. She stands in Times Square, right outside Toys R Us at Broadway and 44th Street, and hands out fliers for Carrie Fisher’s “Wishful Drinking.” Fisher’s show, which is based on the Star Wars actress’s life, is playing through January 17. She divulges details from her life, including […]

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Santa Claus Has Come to Town

Posted on 13. Dec, 2009 by .

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On Saturday, December 12, hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus descended upon New York for the annual holiday convention known as Santacon. The Santas, elves, reindeer and other costumed participants met at five different points around the area: one in Queens, two in Brooklyn, one on Staten Island and one in New Jersey, and […]

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Rock With the Turn

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by .

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When Brian Ripps stepped on stage at the Arctica Bar on a recent Sunday night, he had one thing to say before his band, the Turn, started to play. “This is going to be a rock show,” he said. This rock show, a standing gig they have had every Sunday night since July, is one […]

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Times Square Protesters Say Bring the Troops Home

Posted on 01. Dec, 2009 by .

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Every Sunday for the past several weeks, Dave Robinson has been protesting in Times Square. He holds a sign saying what war is and is not, strategically standing outside the military recruiting building. He hopes to raise awareness among passersby about the wars. He said he thinks that Americans have become used to the concept […]

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A Glimpse of Buffalo in Queens

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last weekend, the Queens International Film Festival welcomed dozens of movies, both short and feature-length, to Long Island City. One of these films was Buffalo Bushido. The film is set (and was shot) in Buffalo, N.Y. Peter McGennis, who wrote, directed, produced and starred in the movie, is a native of Buffalo. Buffalo Bushido tells […]

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Astorians Hold Vigil For Gay Marriage

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last night, Western Queens for Marriage Equality held a candlelight vigil in support of same-sex marriage. They stood on Astoria Boulevard, outside the office of State Senator George Onorato, who has said he will vote against marriage equality in New York. Brandon Brock organized the vigil when a vote on the issue became imminent. He […]

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Yankees Clinch 27th World Series Title

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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On Wednesday, the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 to win game six and secure their 27th championship title. After the victory, excited fans took to the streets outside the stadium. The excitement was palpable as they hugged, shouted, waved signs and banners, posed for pictures, drank champagne and climbed on whatever fixture […]

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Halloween Festivities in LIC

Posted on 29. Oct, 2009 by .

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Kids, parents and dogs gathered at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City on Sunday for the annual Halloween Harvest Festival. This year, the theme was glam rock. Festival-goers got to decorate their own costumes, get their faces painted, play on a massive musical instrument art installation, and enjoy some entertainment. There was a canine […]

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Fighting the Wrong Fight

Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by .

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It’s human nature that when things are going badly, you need someone to blame. We also have a burning desire to fix things. And when we combined these two things with an ongoing debate on health care, America turned to a tried and true favorite scapegoat: fatties. For example, look at those new posters all […]

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Astoria Council Candidates Talk Graffiti

Posted on 24. Oct, 2009 by .

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It’s no secret that there’s graffiti all over this city. From scrawling names and phrases to elaborate murals, you can find some spray paint no matter what neighborhood you are in. The issue is hot in Astoria, and at a city council debate this week a resident asked the candidates what they plan to do […]

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