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Posts Tagged ‘New York’

To Beard or Not to Beard

By Jamal Swift • Aug 6th, 2013 • Category: Features

To beard or not to beard — that is the question that many men face today. Once upon a time, When you needed to up your machismo, a beard would do the trick.  Now it’s about fashion, and the beard has become an accessory. The growing popularity of facial hair can be seen from Hollywood to [...]



Invasion of the Fuzzy Creatures

By Diana Pesantez • Jun 11th, 2013 • Category: Features

By Diana Pesantez and Seheon Oh If there is any doubt whether pets are treated like humans, the debate should be settled by Neuticles. Neuticles is a patented testicular implant designed for dogs that sells for up to $919 a pair. It is the latest craze in an effort to give pets an absolute human [...]



You Only Live Twice

By Yevgeniya Ivanyutenko • Jun 11th, 2013 • Category: Features

This article was reported and written by Yevgeniya Ivanyutenko, Bruce Le, Kwasi Boateng, and Zoe Camina A man limps down Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg as blood gushes from open wounds on his neck, legs and stomach; his clothes torn to shreds and soaked in bodily fluids. Next to him, a green-tinted bride chews on what appears to [...]



Greenmarkets Bring Healthy, Local Food to New York Year-Round

By Omar Atia • Sep 2nd, 2012 • Category: Features

Amidst the noise and frenzy of downtown Manhattan, one outdoor food market stands unaltered by the urban rush of its surroundings. That market is the Union Square Greenmarket, an anomaly in its setting that feels better suited for the tranquil reserves of the Catskills than one of New York City’s busiest intersections. Over the decades, [...]



Two Public-Art Proposals for the Upper East Side

By Susana Pereyra • Mar 26th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, News

The Parks Committee of Manhattan’s Community Board 8, which represents the Upper East Side, met earlier this month to discuss proposals for two art exhibitions along Park Avenue, as well as to brainstorm ideas for the development of more park land and open space in the neighborhood. The exhibition proposals were introduced by Jennifer Lantzas, [...]



Despite Hardship, Residents of East New York Look Ahead

By Ivan Garcia • Dec 23rd, 2011 • Category: Editorial, Lead Story

By Ivan Garcia Empty lots, abandoned buildings, foreclosed houses and shuttered businesses populate the working-class neighborhood of East New York. As communities around the U.S. have been impacted by the economic crisis, it falls on the residents to determine their future. East New York has long been called “the ghetto,” by locals and outsiders alike, [...]



Stripping Her Life Away

By Chrystal Graham • Aug 7th, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, People

Editor’s note: This article contains subject matter and language that some readers may find offensive. By Chrystal Graham It was a cold winter’s night, and most people in the city were either snug in their beds or on their way home. Tameka, meanwhile, was looking for her next john, wearing nothing more than lingerie and [...]



In Cupcake Land, Neither Size Nor Age Matter

By Ashley Torres • Jan 24th, 2011 • Category: Editorial, Lead Story

By Ashley Torres, Melissa Julien and Ariel Marx Picture the perfect dessert. It’s no bigger than the palm of your hand, comes in a seemingly endless variety of flavors, and costs less than a slice of pie.  It may sound like something out of a fairytale, but this confectionary treat is available at nearly every [...]



With Subway Construction Come the Creepy-Crawly Critters

By Meredith Deacon • Dec 20th, 2010 • Category: News

By Meredith Deacon Walk along Second Avenue on the Upper East Side and you can’t escape the signs. Sidewalks are chopped and jagged, local shops and restaurants are noticeably barren of customers, and dust and debris are scattered along the road. Construction workers are hard to miss in their neon-orange vests as they drill and [...]