all stories tagged "city living"


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Mahalet Dejene  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
In an effort to upgrade my New York City lifestyle, I got a job as a singing waitress on a river cruise. It's hot, exhausting -- and exhilarating.
Walking down the streets if Manhattan's Chinatown. Recent Census findings show that Brooklyn is now home to more Asians than Chinatown. Flickr/janoma.cl.
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 5:06 PM | Comments
The Asian-American Federation analyzed recent Census data, finding that for the first time ever Sunset Park, Brooklyn has a larger Asian populations than Manhattan's Chinatown.
Victor Lozano, 31, works for a woodworking company in one of The Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center's re-purposed manufacturing buildings. More than 100 businesses, that together employ about 500 people, occupy their spaces. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Sam Lewis  |  July 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Factories traditionally conjure images of black smoke and polluted water, but many cities are pursuing a new kind of urban manufacturing movement that promotes tall, environmentally sustainable mixed-use factory spaces.
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John Farley  |  July 13, 2011 6:00 AM | 11 Comments
Urban officials and nonprofits are taking rapid steps to prepare for what the Associated Press dubbed the "silver tsunami." Is New York City ready?VIDEO
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Avery Monsen  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
Other cities make delicious pizza and bagels. Other cities have thriving arts scenes. And if you can’t take a joke about your city...
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Gabrielle and Ben Ryder Howe  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
A couple who ran a Brooklyn deli, out of which developed the critically acclaimed book "My Korean Deli," weigh in on what makes the best bodega.
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John Farley  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 5 Comments
The Asian American Writers Workshop looks beyond the map in its attempt to define Chinatown, examining the Chinatowns of New York as a set of memories, spaces and associations through a collection of oral histories.VIDEO
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Kate Christensen  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
I first moved to north Brooklyn in 1990 when I was 28 and just starting out in life. I lived on Graham off Metropolitan Avenue, above a laundromat, in a small one-bedroom apartment with a skylight in the bathroom, a parquet floor and a roof deck outside my bedroom door. It cost $350 a month.
"Break of Day," winning photo in the "Good Transit Scene" category. Sabrina Porter.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 10, 2011 6:46 PM | Comments
It was the best of times (in transit), it was the worst of times. Check out the winners from 2011's Subway and Bus Contest, hosted by the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives.
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John Farley  |  July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | Comments
City Council Member Chin's bill would impose fines, jailtime on those who purchase counterfeit goods.
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