Archive for 'Barbara Raab'

Mona Mour: A Drag Queen and Then Some

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .

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Andrew Fitzpatrick, 31, lives in Gowanus, Brooklyn. By day, he is a personal assistant. By night, he sharpens his irreverent and waggish act, Mona Mour, across the city. “I love the term ‘drag queen,’” Andrew said. To him, it’s neither “too campy” nor “too old-school.” Mona started as a caprice when Andrew attended Washington University […]

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An Old Girls' Club: Candace Bushnell's Latest Project Launches on the Web

Posted on 27. Nov, 2009 by .

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I have never been a Sex and the City fan: I simply cannot see an account, however charming, of women who have only two interests in life – men and shoes – as empowering. Carrie Bradshaw behaves like a 13-year-old girl, albeit a charming one with an effervescent smile. Now Candace Bushnell has a new project: the […]

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Local Foods & Live Poultry

Posted on 27. Nov, 2009 by .

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It’s Bird season.  Thanksgiving’s over, Christmas is just around the corner.  Turkeys don’t fare too well in the months of November and December. However, after the holidays are over they don’t have too much to worry about until next year.  Unfortunately, it’s never a good time for birds at the T&S Live Poultry Market on […]

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Thoughts on homelessness

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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As the homeless shelter population reaches an all-time high in New York City, newly released data show, the homeless of the city are often overlooked or mistreated. The NYC Coalition for the Homeless fights for the rights of the homeless, while the NYC Department of Homeless Services compiles information and statistics on the number of […]

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The Big Fight for the Kingsbridge Armory

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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The City and developer the Related Companies are all set to begin turning the castle-esque Kingsbridge Armory into a commercial center, except for one tiny detail that needs ironing out…a community benefits agreement. Local supporters want an agreement that would guarantee employees of Armory stores around $11 an hour, the Mayor and Related have balked. […]

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The Polish of South Brooklyn

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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Since 1986, Poles in South Brooklyn have frequented Jaga-Pol Service, a mailing shop and notary on Forth Avenue. They drop by to have packages sent to family back home, complicated forms explained and taxes done. They stay to talk about family, gossip and seek council. “When something is bad, they come. When something is good, […]

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Blonde Ambitions: Five Pop Singers to Listen to Besides Lady Gaga

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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I have a soft spot for pop music—particularly of the female-vocalist variety. But I don’t get why the record-buying public goo goos over hometown pop star Lady Gaga. So when digital downloads of Lady Gaga’s new album, The Fame Monster, crash servers everywhere when its released next week, I’ll be under the covers with these five […]

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Gallery Opening Reception of "Sikhtoons" commemorates 25th Anniversary of Sikh massacre

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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Thursday night was the gallery opening reception for “When a Big Tree Falls,” an exhibit by Vishavjit Singh that commemorates this year being the 25th anniversary of Operation Blue Star and the massacre of Sikhs during the anti-Sikh riots. In this exhibit, Singh sought to illustrate the events that occurred in North India during the […]

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Flower shop brightens up Atlantic Ave

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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Opalia Flowers When Phoebe Crary looked around Boerum Hill four years ago, she noticed that the neighborhood needed a flower shop. Tapping into her creative juices and knowledge from studying at the Flower School NY, Crary launched Opalia Flowers on Atlantic Ave. The store offers fresh cut flowers by the stem or in arrangements, and […]

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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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