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A Journey of Love: A Home of Hope

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Delgado arrived here last spring and spent most of April and May flying, driving, and walking with her husband through unknown cities like Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and New York City. “We were afraid that the noise would be too much for our daughter, she might be just overwhelmed,” said the concerned mother, recounting those initial weeks. […]

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A Journey of Love

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Every morning Yadira Delgado, 22, drives 27 miles from her cramped Mott Haven apartment to Fairfield, N.J.  There she drops her 4-year-old daughter off at the New Beginnings School.  She gets back into her 1994 Honda Civic, unhooks the car seat that holds her 7-month-old son and places it in the passenger seat next to […]

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The Evolution of Salsa: A cultural Phenomenon

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by .

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In the coming decades Salsa continued to grow and evolve as a form of extension and connection to home. In order to better serve its growing and widely diverse audience the bands added new instruments. Willie Colón introduced the cuatro, a rural Puerto Rican guitar. More executive decisions were made, such as the adding of […]

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The Evolution of Salsa: The Puerto Rican Expansion

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by .

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Mambo, unlike other derivative forms of music managed to also carry on many tenets and traditions that Jazz started. To that end mambo kept the big band structure while jazz began to falter in popularity and moved towards a smaller band structure characteristic of the bebop era. Throughout the 1950s Latin dance music, such as […]

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The Evolution of Salsa

Posted on 09. Dec, 2009 by .

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Tak! Tak!, Tak! Tak! Tak! That is the sound of the claves striking against each other as the music begins to play. This sound fills the air in many Hispanic neighborhoods around the country. The music produced sends people into a small frenzy and the party truly begins. Salsa is a music that some describe […]

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Holiday House party!

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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Tables were set last night-but not for dinner. The 2nd annual Holiday House benefiting the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was hosted at the Emily and Leonard Blavatnik mansion on 2 E 63rd St. on the Upper East Side. The two-story mansion boasted 18 showcase tabletops from the […]

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A Little Respite…

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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Thomas Muhlfeld sits in his tiny office at the New Era Veterans center, hands folded, recounting the worst day of his military career — and it wasn’t in Vietnam. “I saved a guy’s life,” says the gravely voiced 58-year-old man.  His thin fingers cradle a Newport cigarette as he describes the scene that has burned […]

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Protected: A Day of Rememberance

Posted on 12. Nov, 2009 by .

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Faces of the Recession

Posted on 29. Oct, 2009 by .

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Most people in Mott Haven live under the poverty line of the U.S., so for them the recession has been a constant struggle for as long as they can remember.   But what happens to those that only work in Mott Haven? Ben Schwartz owns and runs Wassaic Community Farm. The farm is now in its […]

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SPIN class, exercise or cult?

Posted on 22. Oct, 2009 by .

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I am an avid bicyclist; I take every chance I get to pedal my way up and down the Henry Hudson Parkway. I enjoy the feeling of wind as it whips across my face and the smooth clicking noise as my chain catches on a gear. It truly is a wonderful experience but as the […]

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