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Rachel Klingberg practicing Bartitsu, a martial art founded in the 19th century that was intended. Photo by George Bodarky.
George Bodarky  |  April 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
They can't time travel like Hugh Jackman in the 2001 film "Kate and Leopold," but several New Yorkers incorporate 19th-century city life into their daily routines.VIDEO
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Andrea Vasquez and Ally Gimbel  |  March 21, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Upper East Side townhouse that once belonged to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has become a modern center for public policy and education.VIDEO
Saturday is St. Patrick's Day -- are you ready for some pints of Guiness? MetroFocus/Karan Brazell
Sarah Berson  |  March 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leery of leprechaun lore? Brush up on your St. Paddy's Day facts before donning excessive layers of green and toasting with that Guinness.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  March 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For those who always wanted to know more about the design of the buildings in their own backyard, a new book, "How to Read New York," offers a crash course. Sketches and blueprints give you x-ray vision into the details of some of New York's most iconic -- and most overlooked -- buildings.VIDEO
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Richard Zacks  |  March 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 1895, Theodore Roosevelt was appointed NYC police commissioner, and set off to clean up the decidedly sin-loving town. But sin wasn't going down without a fight.
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Dennis Elsas  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Over his 40-plus year radio career, Dennis Elsas has interviewed legends of rock like John Lennon and Elton John -- experiences he now shares via a live presentation.VIDEO
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Amil Gargano  |  February 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
For decades, Amil Gargano worked with real-life ad men who make the fictional Don Draper look saintly. But for many in advertising, the main motivator was doing great work.VIDEO
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February 22, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
I jog in the morning. Forty years ago I had an experience on the streets of New York that inspired me to write a song -- my jaw dropped when I found out it had been co-opted by Occupy Wall Street.VIDEO
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George Bodarky and Sarah Berson  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Some of New York's fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In Manhattan, one in two households are occupied by singletons. Have Carrie and her "Sex and the City" girl gang taken over? Or is some other social meme at work...
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