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Robert Reffkin has done more before he turned 30 than most people would dream of accomplishing in a lifetime, and he is just getting started.  While in high school, he established his own business and amassed a six-figure income. In 2005-6, he was a White House Fellow at 26 years old.  Recently he raised $20… Read more »

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1. Brunch at The Bailey: When walking through the Financial District early on Sunday morning, you’ll spot a tour group or two, standing around taking pictures of the New York Stock Exchange – but will be surprised by just how barren downtown can be. Practically alone in this concrete wasteland, you’ll walk down Wall Street,… Read more »

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I entered a haiku writing contest and was judged one of three winners. The haiku had to be about the World Cup. Here is my winning haiku: The American Way We are new at this Chant U.S.A.! U.S.A.! But don’t know the rules I am originally from The Bronx and I was raised a Yankee… Read more »

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When we think of history, we often think of the past. We do not consider that history is within us. History is the core of our being and the foundation upon which we stand to view the endless possibilities which surround us. We live within the past accomplishments, whether it is the building that was… Read more »

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      The Losers Lounge performance at Lincoln Center last week was wild. The audience danced their pants off. Disco music circled the space. Summer’s here, time is right. The weather called for thunderstorms but the skies cleared and stayed that way throughout the two hour show. Think of the best wedding you’ve ever been… Read more »

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We all have to go there eventually – the dreaded Department of Motor Vehicles. Even if you don’t drive, you need some sort of identification — at the very least so you can buy booze without having to seem like a desperate teenager trying to justify not having an ID. I have a Florida license… Read more »

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This past week, New York City’s Comptroller approved a settlement reportedly totaling $41 million to members of the “Central Park Five.” The five men were convicted in 1990 of the brutal rape and bludgeoning of a woman jogging in Central Park in April of 1989. No one who was living in New York at the… Read more »

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Last Saturday, I headed north to “Back in the Day at Poe Park,” a Bronx storytelling and music festival. A two block walk from the # 4 train, and one block from the D train, the event was organized by the Five Boro Story Project, a city wide effort lovingly founded and led by Bridget Bartolini…. Read more »

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A little more than two years ago I found a strange object in downtown Manhattan and I have been puzzled by it and would like to learn its origins. I am reopening the case as I remain curious as to its origins. I spotted it as I walked past Delmonico’s restaurant. I noticed what appeared… Read more »

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Steven Spinoza, 65, has been the longest serving president of The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the city’s leading trade association with approximately 15,000 members. The Influential trade group and real estate advocacy organization for housing and home development throughout the city. Mr Spinoza, announced his premature departure in 2015, to the board… Read more »