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Christmas Shoe Shine: A Dance

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Have your shoes lost their luster? Are you in need of a little holiday cheer? Head over to While “U” Wait Shoe Shine at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, have a seat, and ask for Marco. Christmas Shoe Shine from Emily Johnson on Vimeo.

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While My Ukulele Gently… Rocks

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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It took The Beatles ten years to write 185 original songs. It took Roger Greenawalt 12 hours — and one ukulele — to play every one of them. The music producer took the stage from noon to midnight at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg on Sunday joined by over 80 guest musicians who rocked, crooned, and […]

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Freelance Whales

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by .

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New York Welcomes Namesake Ship

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by .

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By Emily Johnson November 10, 2009 — Rude? Cynical? No. New Yorkers are the friendliest, most patriotic people in the world. At least that’s how the Marines and sailors aboard the USS New York see it. The Navy’s newest ship returned to her roots last week when she docked in New York Harbor for her […]

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Artists, Customers Catch Holiday Spirit in Union Square – Audio

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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Holiday shoppers who want something with a little more character than standard retail stores are in luck. The annual holiday market in Union Square arrived last week and is in full swing. The market, now in its fourteenth year, features more than 100 booths bedecked in garlands and lights. Customers can stop off for a […]

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Style and a song

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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Figaro, the original singing barber, was a crafty Italian with a nose for other people’s business. He appeared in Rossini’s 1816 comic opera, “The Barber of Seville.” Mr. Figaro, the singing barber of Sheepshead Bay, is a diminutive Russian with a diva streak. Even when he’s not singing, he’s performing. He delivers each word with […]

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Too little, too late?

Posted on 12. Nov, 2009 by .

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Jamaica Bay is polluted, and recreational fishermen in Canarsie say conditions have gotten worse and worse over the last few decades. As nitrogen levels have gone through the roof, the fish have become smaller and less plentiful. Wetlands are vanishing at an alarming rate. Four sewage treatment plants sit on the edge of the bay. […]

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Bucknell in the City

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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A film and media studies discussion with a Bucknell professor brought together New York area Bucknellians last night. “I tell all new students that if they want to be an A-list Hollywood director, they should pack up and move to L.A. immediately,” said Faden. He added that there is a significant job market for people […]

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Light on their feet

Posted on 05. Nov, 2009 by .

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Spectators near the finish line of the NYC Marathon this year did a double take. A runner had just passed by so quickly that it was hard to say, but his feet looked… nah. He couldn’t possibly be running 26.2 miles barefoot. Could he? Not quite, but close. The lightfooted runner in question was wearing […]

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Practical peaceniks

Posted on 29. Oct, 2009 by .

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A lot of musicians have sung about changing the world. But a group of young, media-savvy entrepreneurs is literally trying to change the world through making music. Four years ago, Mark Johnson saw a street musician playing “Stand By Me” in Santa Monica, CA, and recorded it. Over the next few years, he traveled across […]

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