Archive for 'Beats'

New news?

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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In just mere months the hype over a possible online news publishing plan from Apple has grown exponentially. This became truly evident when I watched a short video put together at the Sports Illustrated interactive department. What they’ve shown is possible makes my mind explode with the scenarios. They are endless. Yes, the future is […]

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Ten Feet Deep

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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With the 00’s coming to an end on December 31, we can look back at this decade as the one that changed it all. From the 9/11 attacks to the crumbling economy, the 00’s turned our world upside down and shook to the core age old institutions, leaving most of them to scramble and try […]

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More Americans believe that economy and environment are linked, AP poll finds

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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An interesting new AP poll was released on Tuesday. The results indicate that more Americans believe that a cleaner environment leads to a healthier economy. This new trend appears antithetical to the traditional view that the environment needs to suffer for a strong economy. It also is good news for the democrats who are poised […]

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30 Seconds of Prospect Park at Night

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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It is quite amazing what a good camera, a simple tripod and a 30-second shutter allows one to see. These pictures where taken in Prospect Park, Brooklyn about thirty minutes after the sun set. The unaided eye was unable to make out much in the darkness. Note the jet-trails and the bats.

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A Community Copy Center in the East Village

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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New York City Digital Copy Center is more than just a copy store.   The shop’s owner, Mousume Sarker, knows almost all of her customers.  Most of them have been coming for years. In an era when most needs traditionally met by a copy store are increasingly handled by cheap and efficient big box stores […]

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A Trip Down Memory Track

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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If you ever spot a gaggle of confused-looking tourists close to the Jay street-Borough hall station, chances are that they are looking for the New York Transit Museum. The museum’s principle entrance is as unpretentious as many other subway entry – it is simply a set of stairs leading to the subterranean. Once below, the […]

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Dear Santa

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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Most of the letters are handwritten, while some are typed. They don’t  ask for the same things, although there are recurring themes. Some are funny, some a little obnoxious, and some are very sad. But all of them start the exact same way: “Dear Santa.” After all, there is no other way to start a […]

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Objective Affection

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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Early this fall, I had the pleasure of seeing “Objective Affection,” an art exhibition concerned with the influence of objects in contemporary culture. It featured work by at least 50 artists and included music, models and performance art. Hundreds of people were at the opening September 18 at a huge warehouse space in Brooklyn Bridge […]

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U.S. Cement to Open Plant in Red Hook

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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One day soon, U.S. Cement is opening a plant along the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Because Red Hook has industrial zoning, the cement plant only needs a few permits to open at 640 Columbia Street, across the street from Added Value (Red Hook’s Community Farm), and extremely close to Red Hook Park and playing […]

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No TV for me. Well, maybe a little.

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Now that my first semester of journalism school is over and I have a month-long break approaching, everyone has been asking me, “What will you do with your time?”

My response has been two-fold: sleep and watch television (or movies on DVD). I even had developed a growing “must-watch” list: “Freaks and Geeks,” the HBO “John Adams” miniseries, season one of “The West Wing.” Add to that an even longer list of movies and documentaries I’ve held off from watching because of a demanding graduate school schedule, and my month off was pretty much booked.

That is, until I read a health article in The New York Times yesterday that made me reconsider my scheduled laziness.

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