Archive for 'Urban'

We Like Pizza

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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How do I describe Staten Island’s pizza legacy in one paragraph? It’s like a national pastime there. You’ve got Denino’s crispy flat crust, Joe & Pat’s saucy fresh mozzarella slices, Big Al’s Chicago style pizza, and the best bar pies in the universe at Lee’s Tavern. The pizza there is so famous that people come […]

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Olive's Day at the Groomers

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Residents of Chelsea are likely to bring their furry, four-footed loved ones to Towne House Grooming, located on West 19th Street off of Ninth Avenue. Elly Wong has owned the grooming haven for 6 and a half years, which also offers cat grooming, dog walking, and in-home dog boarding as part of its services. The […]

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Mastering the Manual Lift

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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In a rare few of the city’s finest prewar buildings, manually operated elevators still carry residents to their homes. At 27 Prospect Park West in Park Slope, Brooklyn, that elevator dates back to 1928, when the building was first erected. Residents adore their prewar carriage, as well as the faithful doormen who operate it. Kevin […]

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Treat Your Feet

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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At Nail Plus II in Maspeth, Queens customers are treated to the spa experience for just $15. Here a customer enjoys a pedicure administered by Nelly, a nail technician. A pedicure usually takes 15-20 minutes and is topped off with a free five minute soothing massage. Nail Plus Pedicure from uche abanobi on Vimeo.

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Home of the largest slice

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Benny Tudino’s pizzeria has been serving customers in Hoboken, N.J. for over 40 years. The popular spot, opened in 1968 by Benny Drishti, was voted the #1 pizza in New Jersey by Zagat in 2005-2006 and is a well-known Hoboken landmark. Benny’s claim to fame is its massively sized slices, which are covered in gooey […]

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Songs from the Subway: Swing at the market

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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In their own words, Johnny Sheppard & Billy Swing are “a Good Time, Old-Timey, Party Flavored Hootenanny-Ho-Downish, Extra Scoop Of Ice-Cream, Bag-O-Fun Flavored Snackin’ Treat!” Most of their audience at Chelsea Market on Sunday morning would probably agree, if they could. But the band’s biggest fans this weekend probably don’t have the vocabulary yet: most […]

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A Journey of Love: A Home of Hope

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Delgado arrived here last spring and spent most of April and May flying, driving, and walking with her husband through unknown cities like Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and New York City. “We were afraid that the noise would be too much for our daughter, she might be just overwhelmed,” said the concerned mother, recounting those initial weeks. […]

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A Journey of Love

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Every morning Yadira Delgado, 22, drives 27 miles from her cramped Mott Haven apartment to Fairfield, N.J.  There she drops her 4-year-old daughter off at the New Beginnings School.  She gets back into her 1994 Honda Civic, unhooks the car seat that holds her 7-month-old son and places it in the passenger seat next to […]

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A year in Williamsburg's bike lanes

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by .

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The catalysts for political participation aren’t a secret. Being older, owning property, having children … these factors aren’t mysteries, but they are illusive qualities in the transient Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg. As more residents settle down and start to raise families in the area, political activists and researchers say they expect to see more participation […]

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Small Business Survival Act Will Wait Until 2010

Posted on 14. Dec, 2009 by .

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New York City Council Member Robert Jackson of Harlem decided last week not to seek a vote on the Small Business Survival Act, a series of protections which he said small businesses badly need. Mayor Bloomberg and real estate leaders opposed the measure.  New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the legislation would be […]

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