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In the Upstate Schenectady School district, five-year-old Jeneya Nevins boarded the wrong bus to the wrong school, assimilating herself in a first-grade classroom, a notion completely oblivious to teachers and staff. Apparently the school was expecting a new first-grader, and the kindergartner’s verbal confirmation was credence to the “board of education.” Metonymic, Of course! Teachers… Read more »

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I shouldn’t drive down this block. I’m taking a chance. True, it’s just another street in Brighton Beach, where five-story apartment buildings march right up to the ocean. They resemble 1776 Walton Avenue in the Bronx, where I grew up—plain and mundane. But these sit on the Atlantic, right on the cusp of land and… Read more »

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Here’s a peculiar phenomenon to ponder on; a dog aligns itself to the north-south axis with the earths magnetic field while defecating; according to the Frontiers In Zoology. The earths magnetic or geomagnetic field spans between the earths interior and the solar wind. Changes in the magnetic conditions can alter the dogs mood or state,… Read more »

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Let’s get some definitions out of the way first: Gentrification is integration that you don’t like. Integration is gentrification that benefits you. Filmmaker Spike Lee made news when he complained about the gentrification of Brooklyn recently, decrying the efforts of white interlopers to “bogart” black cultural enclaves like his native Fort Greene. But Lee suffers… Read more »

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The one question everyone has on their mind when they see Mother Feather is: Why aren’t they headlining? Wednesday night’s show at Brooklyn Bowl was no different. The band’s water-flinging, half-naked energy and ardently delivered cock-rock sound make you crave a second set and leaves whomever has to follow them with a heavy burden. The… Read more »

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For most of my time in New York, I did without a car. After being poor and having cars break down on me at record pace, I was glad to be done with the world of automobiles. I was happy to leave the driving to New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, though the MTA is poorly… Read more »

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This Saturday, February 22nd, at a graffiti coated bodega in the Lower East Side an event is planned to take place that is somehow simultaneously completely unique and universally appealing. Pop-Up Art Event has touched on something with The Art of Hair which will feature hair-centric art from numerous artists in several mediums while the… Read more »

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Most everyone has attended a dinner where they introduce themselves to others. There are the stiff formal functions, the fluster of a first date or even sitting at the dining table with family after a long absence. But have you ever heard of a dinner where you are reintroduced to yourself? Imagination in Space X… Read more »