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The Hand of Fatima

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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Mariam Aryai Rivera is an Iranian jewelry designer born and raised in Queens, New York. This year, Mariam showcased her jewelry line, Hand of Fatima, for the third year in a row at the Bust Holiday Craftacular, a one-day-only event hosted by Bust Magazine where kitschy designers and the people who envy them come together […]

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Throw Some Heat in the Bond Fire

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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For the past year, the Bowery Poetry Club has held “Bond Fire,” a monthly music showcase series featuring underground emcees, local hip-hop artists and open-mic performances. The series is hosted by Conscious Walker, a.k.a. Bronx Über Villain, a 31 year-old New York underground artist who is well versed in poetry, hip-hop and spoken word. Last […]

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The Knicks Help Kids Get Fit

Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by .

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This Wednesday at Kappa VII Middle School in Brooklyn, the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation partnered with the New York Knicks to kick off the “NBA Get Fit” challenge. The goal of the challenge was to get kids excited about physical activity. To the SASF, partnering with the Knicks was a good idea because […]

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A Voice for Veterans

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .

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When Cara Hammer returned from war in Iraq in 2005 she felt lost. She realized that no one—not even friends or family—had any idea what she had been through. “I felt like a fish out of water,” said Hammer, 31. “I was so disconnected to everything I love, and everything that I was looking forward […]

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Sidewalk Spectators

Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by .

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Despite the cloudy, overcast sky and nippy weather more than 40,000 runners participated in the 19th annual New York City Marathon Sunday, November 1. The 26.2-mile race begins in Staten Island, goes through Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, before crossing the finish line in Central Park in Manhattan. While race participants train for months to […]

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Paging Dr. Doggie

Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by .

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Pets are more than just cute and cuddly companions. Research shows that people with medical problems such as high blood pressure, or who require intense physical therapy have benefited from programs that allow animals to visit patients in hospitals. Because pet therapy has proven effective, many hospitals and assisted living homes offer programs that allow […]

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Hollywood Halloween

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .

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It was quoted best on “Mean Girls,” when new student Cady Heron (played by Lindsay Lohan) said that “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” Oh, so true, Cady But this year may be different. In a recent […]

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A light at the end of the tunnel for banking students?

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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Vault.com released its Top 50 Banking Employers this past Wednesday. The announcement was made at a special networking event in the Financial District, where banking students and professionals gathered for the big news. But why is this big news? For people like Peter Chung, a first-year student at NYU Stern, it gives hope that amidst […]

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What is "good hair?"

Posted on 02. Oct, 2009 by .

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“Never touch a black woman’s hair!” Comedian Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair” is coming to theaters October 9 and is causing quit a stir. Rock got the idea after his daughter approached him and asked, “daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?” Hair is an important element in the black community, and to many […]

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Job seekers receive assistance in their search

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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Libraries are a great resource for those in need of job search assistance, especially during these tough economic times. In fact, there have been so many inquiries regarding resume how-to books and job postings in New York libraries that the Science, Industry and Business Library has recently opened an entire floor dedicated to job search […]

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