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Milos Balac and Ben Teitelbaum  |  July 26, 2012 9:51 AM | Comments
Following in the footsteps of ultramarathoners, two filmmakers explain how they captured the days and nights of runners on city streets and race routes.VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  June 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Dig into MetroFocus' ultimate fireworks guide to help you grab a spot for the dazzling night, whether you're in Manhattan or New Jersey. See our tips for daytime observances, too.
A group of men fish on the jetty at Breezy Point on the Rockaway Peninsula. According to the National Resources Defense Council, the water in the northwestern side of the beach at Breezy Point contained high levels of bacteria in 2011. Flickr/JGNY
John Farley  |  June 27, 2012 10:01 AM | Comments
The National Resources Defense Council tracked the water quality at every beach in the city in 2011. A new report shows the results.
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Christina Mulligan  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Whether you want to surf, swim, relax or play sports, we’ve looked at beaches throughout the area to discover their best and distinguishing features.
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Doris Martinez  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Get up to speed on today's tech tools, whether you're a master at HTML coding or unsure of how to hold a mouse. Here's a list of where to increase your intelligence quotient on technology.
Founded by the elf-ear wearing Reverend Jen, whose love for “cute and ugly elemental beings” inspired the collection, the Troll Museum is located on the sixth floor of a walkup on the Lower East Side. Reverend Jen’s living-room-turned-troll-sanctuary includes vintage trolls and memorabilia featuring the mythical creatures. Photo courtesy of Flickr/:::Mat:::
Doris Martinez  |  April 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Are you looking for a literal inside view of New York architecture, outlandish thingamajigs from decades past, or unusual settings for art and music, but aren’t quite sure where to begin your search? Then check out our round-up of some of the best resources for hidden gems and insider events. VIDEO
Inexpensive greens at Grand Street market in Chinatown. Photo by Ken Paprocki.
Ken Paprocki  |  April 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A photojournalist considers his forays into Chinatown free therapy, with inexpensive groceries as the take-away.
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Doris Martinez  |  April 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With 72 percent of American households playing computer or video games, the gaming industry is booming and New York start-ups are itching to get in on the action.VIDEO
A yellow-bellied sapsucker looks for its next snack at Wildcat Ridge. flickr/Michael
Sarah Berson  |  March 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With spring comes puns: birds of a feather, whale of a time, seal of approval. Here's where to find nature in our metropolis.VIDEO
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Todd Fine  |  March 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

Before the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the World Trade Center, Lower Manhattan was known as Little Syria, a neighborhood once famous throughout the Ottoman Empire for the “Pen League.”

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