Archive for 'Jeremy Caplan'

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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Youth Messenger

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Steve Kulish is only 18, but he has big dreams on spreading God’s message to the masses. Kulish, from Howard Beach, is the son of a pastor. He created an organization called Spiritual Blood to serve as a community for the children of pastors and missionaries to come together to grow as individuals and in […]

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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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Subway performers network

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Like them or not, New York City subway performers are just as much a fixture to the city as Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. But did you know that there are certain rules of engagement that subway performers have to abide by and there is even a governing body that apportions performance licenses […]

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Columbia University expansion pushing businesses out

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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It’s hard to make a man laugh while torturing his body but Athletic Trainer Gene Schafer walked this delicate line Saturday morning, harnessing his client’s ankles above the ground with ropes walking him back and forth on his hands. Working alone, he would hover over his client with his muscular frame while dashing to answer […]

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Florist Does Brisk Holiday Business

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Every holiday brings in business for the Sutton Florist flower shop in New Rochelle, but the winter holidays are especially busy. “This is a time when there is a lot of decorating, but no one decorates the week of the holiday. Usually it is done a little at a time and it starts around Thanksgiving,” […]

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Like a good neighbor

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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Robye Patrick Wallace grew up in Lower Peach Tree Alabama, a town with less than 500 people. She moved from Alabama to New York City in 2003. Wallace is the executive director of New Song Community Corporation, an organization dedicated to being a part of the community through multiple programs aimed at community building in […]

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The Black Nutcracker, A Twist on Traditional Christmas Fare

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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People having a hard time getting excited for the same old Christmas pageantry might want to head uptown December 22nd instead of Rockefeller Center or Radio City Hall Music Hall. The Uptown Dance Academy, a Harlem not-for-profit dance school for urban youth, is putting on a performance of “The Black Nutcracker” at 7:00 P.M. at […]

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Santa Claus Has Come to Town

Posted on 13. Dec, 2009 by .

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On Saturday, December 12, hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus descended upon New York for the annual holiday convention known as Santacon. The Santas, elves, reindeer and other costumed participants met at five different points around the area: one in Queens, two in Brooklyn, one on Staten Island and one in New Jersey, and […]

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