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Homeless signs featured in art star Andres Serrano video, website reports
Street people on Franklin Avenue communicate with drivers via cardboard signs. Usually the signs are earnest appeals such as HOMELESS: CAN YOU SPARE A BUCK or HUNGRY: GOD BLESS YOU, that sort of thing.
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Genesee Country Express
Weekend TV: FX's Creepy Strain, Return of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex
"It's not for everyone," growls the grizzled, sword-wielding Armenian pawnshop owner , whose unromantic notion of vampire slaying includes mass decapitations and body burnings.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Randy Davis and Betti O Lead Mother Divine: the Musical at Western Playhouse, Now thru 7/19
MOTHER DIVINE: The Musical will be produced by Western Playhouse, an equity company, and directed by Bob Willenbrink.
Romeo N Juliet
For more than 50 years, the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park has been a summertime institution in Central Park, offering high-quality Shakespeare productions to New Yorkers for free.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Bocas goes to Harlem
For the third year running, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, T&T's annual literary festival, will host an event showcasing Caribbean writing talent in New York.
Stories in the City
Art imitated life for Joanna Clapps Herman when she used her Upper West Side neighborhood as the setting for her novel No Longer and Not Yet.
Talk 2 Me: Bridgeport's Ditr a Star is Born 6 Goes to Hartford to Make it Happen
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Mean streets or mean decisions?
People literally danced in the streets of East New York, a Brooklyn neighborhood, when news of the arrest of a 27-year-old mentally challenged, ex-convict was announced.
Loughbrickland sculptor's sweet success in New York City
Mark Revels, 36, together with Brendan Jamison, 35, also from Northern Ireland, have completed a giant sugar cube sculpture installation, the first artwork to be installed in the new Sugar Hill Museum of Art and Storytelling, Broadway Housing Communities, Harlem.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
How our fear of "wilding" colored the Central Park Five case
The New York City men known as the "Central Park Five" will reportedly receive $40 million for their wrongful convictions and imprisonment after police falsely accused them of attacking and raping a white woman 25 years ago.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Report: Crumbs Bake Shop shuts down all stores
Crumbs Bake Shops are no more. The cupcake maker told workers it was shutting down all stores by the end of business on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal .
The New York Academy of Medicine
Governor Cuomo Signs Bill at NYAM to Establish Medical Marijuana Program in New York State
The New York Academy of Medicine hosted New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 7 to sign into law a bill establishing a landmark medical marijuana program in New York State.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
A conversation with Susan Lovelle
Lovelle was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. A professional ballet dancer for 17 years, she danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Atlanta Ballet and Princeton Ballet.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
New York Daily News
Coast Guard honcho's son chooses a life of crime
Martin Yamin was sentenced to life in prison for the murder-for-hire rubout of his partner in crime Joseph Aronowitz.
Mayor Aja Brown: If Brooklyn Can Change, So Can Compton
During a discussion on urban planning during the Essence Musical Festival on Saturday, mayors from Atlanta, Compton, Baltimore and New Orleans used the example of the New York borough to talk about a touchy subject facing their cities: gentrification.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Wed Jul 02, 2014
The Miami Herald
'Central Park 5' settled, but the case of racial injustice remains open
New York City's recently announced $40 million settlement with the five exonerated defendants in the infamous Central Park Five jogger-rape case appears to close the chapter on a painful historical episode.
The George Towner
Celebrating Self-Taught Social Realist Ralph Fasanella
Happy 100th birthday, Ralph Fasanella. A self-taught artist who painted for 30 years before his greatness was recognized, Fasanella is being celebrated this year with exhibitions that illustrate his dedication to working people and the America he loved.
Best Summer Hikes for New Yorkers Without a Car
A little-known secret is how easy it is to escape the city and visit a whole other world of forests, rivers and lakes - one that's close enough that you can easily visit it on a day trip.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
N.Y. governor unveils plan to fight HIV
The goal, the governor says, is to reduce new HIV infections to 750 per year by 2020 through aggressive treatment and testing.