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City Leaders Encourage Citizens, Immigrants To Complete Census

Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by .

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Follow live updates on the event @anniebyrnes on Twitter. I’ll have post updates by the speakers in attendence about the Census. City and state leaders came together at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to encourage New Yorkers to mail in their forms for the 2010 Census. The census determines the amount of Federal funding […]

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Live coverage of the 2010 Census press conference

Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by .

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City officials and community advocates launched their 2010 Census campaign on Friday to urge New Yorkers to be counted.  New York City Comptroller John Lui and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, along with community organizers discussed their efforts to remind all new Yorkers, even those without status to participate. “For every person legal or illegal who chooses […]

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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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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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Fixers' Collective at Proteus Gowanus

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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At the Fixers’ Collective, people meet every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. to communally repair broken objects. This group presents a local alternative to a consumer culture based on throwing away broken goods and buying new ones. A combination of young and old, mainly artists and craftspeople, generally come every week. New onlookers and […]

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Slideshow: an artist at work, with ink

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Robert “Chance” Molina’s tattoos look like the work of a lifetime. His parents’ faces stare out from his stomach. His arms are layered with intricate designs of skulls, flames, the Grim Reaper, and his daughter’s name, Bianca, to name a few. The tattoos are so interwoven it’s hard to tell when one ends and the other begins. Two immobile tears sit under each of his eyes.
Molina, 35, did not get his first tattoo until 2001. He tattooed eyebrows on himself and developed an immediate ink addiction. Since then, he has gotten about 500 tattoos, and he has tattooed them all himself, he said. “I’m actually at the point where I’m doing things in between tattoos. I’m just filling in spaces,” he said.

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A Look Into A Food Vendor's Cart

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Aman Khan is a food vendor on Seventh Avenue and 39th Street in Manhattan. He is consistently busy during the lunch time break. Below is a peek into Aman Khan’s food cart. 39th Street Food Vendor_Aman Khan from Diana Cabral on Vimeo.

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CUNY Cornered the Cookie Story

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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The CUNY J-School was all over the closing of the Stella D’oro cookie factory in the Bronx.

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South Bronx Rallies Against Violence

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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A number of outraged community groups gathered on the steps of the Bronx County Courthouse in the South Bronx on Sunday, November 22, just a few short blocks from Yankee Stadium. The rally was an expression of outrage, a call for action against the recent gun violence that has plagued communities like the South Bronx. […]

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