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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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Recently, Ask a New Yorker bumped into Joshua Kraushar, the founder of For Your Your Brain and Belly Walking Tours of New York based in WiIliamsburg.  Offering more than postcard views, the company provides immersion tours into the outer boroughs, allowing visitors to escape the thronging mobs of Manhattan and witness the local color and taste… 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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Steven Spinola, 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 Spinola, announced his premature departure in 2015, to the board… Read more »

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June 20, 1957, on my brother Rory’s first birthday we moved into apartment #4R at 517 East 83rd Street. Mom let Rory and me run straight into the apartment before my aunts and uncles brought the furniture up. I dragged my brother by his arm. At the window was a fire escape with a nest… Read more »

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This Saturday is the Punk Island 2014 festival in New York City. It will feature almost 100 bands on seven stages all for FREE on Staten Island. I have had the good fortune to have been a fan of punk rock music since I first heard ‘Anarchy in the U.K.’ in the eighth grade. And… Read more »