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Bronx Botanica Offers Polytheistic Worship

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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In a recent edition of amNY, they wrote an article about how people are mixing different religions for the holidays. But at her botanica in the Bronx, Lady Rhea has been offering multi-religious worship all year round for the last four years. At Magickal Realms on Webster Avenue, just a block away from Fordham University, […]

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At New York City holiday markets, green is the new black

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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Going green seems to be the new trend. From supermarkets to clothing stores, businesses are moving towards organic materials and renewable products. As I walked through the holiday markets at Union Square, Columbus Circle, and Grand Central Station, I also saw more eco-friendly vendors than I expected.  Some are here for the first time, while […]

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A Look at Veterans, Present and Future

Posted on 15. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last week was Veteran’s Week, and in addition to honoring service men and women, it also came with new beginnings. A few days before Veterans Day, I sat down with August Coleman, a veteran and CUNY student.  She served three years as an Army cook, 8 months of which were in Iraq during Operation Iraqi […]

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London restaurant/charity uses NYC Marathon as fundraiser

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Ten members of  Team Fifteen ran in the 2009 ING NYC Marathon last week.  Fifteen, a non-profit restaurant and charity in London, uses all it’s funds to train young adults to be professional chefs. The charity, founded by famous English Chef Jamie Oliver in 2002, trains 18 young adults aged 16-25, to become professional chefs.  […]

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Photojournalism then and now

Posted on 07. Nov, 2009 by .

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Earlier this year, the AP published a controversial photo of fallen Marine Lance Corporal Joshua M. Bernard.  The photo, taken by Julie Jacobson, was taken just as Bernard suffered a deadly attack.  The photo raised a few issues, including right to privacy for the family, and whether it was ethical to publish the photo, just […]

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Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Brooklyn

Posted on 02. Nov, 2009 by .

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I recently took a trip to Brooklyn Heights to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria to see what all the hype was about. With locations in Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, and the Southwest, it’s known for it’s traditional Italian pizza. It’s special because it makes pizza using coal-fired brick oven.

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New York in comics, future of the medium

Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by .

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Hello out there to comic nerds and wanna-be’s. Earlier this week, I attended the first part of a four-part series titled “Comics History/New York History,” hosted by The New York Center for Independent Publishing. At the event, I spoke to comic book historian Kent Worcester about how New York is represented in comic books, as […]

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Profile of Tod Emko, animal activist

Posted on 08. Oct, 2009 by .

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In a blog post late last month, I brought you a snippet of what life is like for Tod Emko, an animal activist and freelancer from New York. Emko was a communications officer for the Sea Shepherds Conservation Society in late 2008.  While fighting poachers abroad, he faced enemy fire and grenades on the ship […]

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Protests against ESB lighting in honor of China

Posted on 03. Oct, 2009 by .

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Hi all, I just thought you might like to see pictures and video of the protestors in front of the Empire State Building.  The skyscraper was lit in red and yellow on Wednesday night to honor the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.  Students for a Free Tibet were not happy about this, […]

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Hurricane Katrina chronicled in comic book

Posted on 03. Oct, 2009 by .

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Welcome back friends. Four years after massive flooding, loss of life, and property damage, there are still some people who haven’t fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina.  This week I’m writing about A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, written by cartoonist Josh Neufeld.  The comics were originally serialized in SMITH magazine, but were released in book […]

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