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Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
The time has come. Twilight Saga’s New Moon, the second installation of the wildly popular tween vampire series, opens Friday. Big premieres like this usually warrant midnight showings, which accommodate diehard fans (or ‘twi-hard‘ fans, as they call themselves) who are willing to stay up late. “It’s the first show!” said Tiffanie Harewood, 24, who bought [...]
Posted on 14. Nov, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
Shipping crates were lined up at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village like some garish display or flippant showcase. There were flashing lights that spelled out “JOURNEY” and colorful, crude artwork to draw people in, but one step inside revealed that this was going to be tough – a journey indeed, through a young woman’s [...]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
Michael R. Bloomberg remains New York City’s mayor after a narrow election on Tuesday. After spending a record-breaking $100 million on his campaign, he won by only five percentage points. Bloomberg was expected to secure an easy victory, but his challenger, William C. Thompson, gave him a run for his money. Throughout his campaign, Thompson [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
In the fight against graffiti, some business owners and community leaders in the Sunnyside and Woodside neighborhoods have found a way to beat the vandals at their own game. They have hired established graffiti writers to paint murals on the large expanses of walls that used to get incessantly “bombed” with everything from initials to [...]
Posted on 17. Oct, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
“It’s a wonderful night for a trash tour,” Janet Kalish announced to a group of 14 people huddled up on the side of D’Agostino Supermarket on 3rd Ave. and 38th St. It was 9:30 at night and dinner was about to be served. Kalish, 46, the organizer from freegan.info, quickly stressed the importance of tidiness [...]
Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
Hundreds of people crowded the pier at the South Street Seaport on Wednesday, waiting to be served free sandwiches by Bethenny Frankel, the Real Housewives of New York City star and natural food chef. Frankel was out to promote Pepperidge Farm’s new Deli Flats 100-calorie flatbread. Celebrity endorsements are not a new marketing concept, but the new key [...]
Posted on 03. Oct, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions have a personal meaning for many classical musicians. Jennifer Koh, a solo violinist, started playing at the age of 3 and finds that she often returns to the maestro’s music, even 30 years later. To commemorate the 325th anniversary of Bach’s birth, Koh is performing all 6 of his sonatas and [...]
Posted on 24. Sep, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
Even though Jimmy Van Bramer, 40, of Queens could become one of only two gays ever elected to New York’s City Council outside of Manhattan, those who voted for him said his sexual orientation wasn’t what mattered to them. In fact, some people who do care about that very fact didn’t even endorse him. Van [...]
Posted on 18. Sep, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
With the hopes of health care reform dropping like a lead balloon, the Obama administration whipped out the big guns – the White House’s first lady. In a morning speech on Friday, Michelle Obama made an attempt to connect with American women and urge them to get involved in the debate. She said that women [...]