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The all black NYC by way of D.C. band, Bad Brains, fused hardcore with reggae in the 1980s, helping pave the way for the afro-punk movement. Photo courtesy of Midnight Raver
John Farley  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
From black punks to Erykah Badu to skateboarding, the term "Afro-Punk" and the festival that celebrates it continues to evolve.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  August 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
This election season, share your views -- or argue them -- with political clubs, meetup groups and debaters. Join a group, or just be their guest at talks, social hours, organizing events and more.
On Aug. 6, Mayor Bloomberg and Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe opened the renovated Rockaway Park in Queens. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The wealth or poverty of a neighborhood is not the determining factor in how nice or well maintained a city park is.
Agave Kiss captures the Cicada grade III at Aqueduct in Queens. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken the reigns of the New York Racing Association, the horse racing world is anxiously awaiting the governor's decision on the sport's future. AP/New York Racing Association
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
After the fallout from Cuomo's failed casino plans and his takeover of the New York Racing Association, big decisions are on the horizon.VIDEO
Three teens from Montclair, NJ, attempted to deliver boxes of petitions to the Commission on Presidential Debates, requesting a female moderator in this year's presidential debates. Pictured (left to right) are Sammi Siegel, Emma Axelrod and Elena Tsemberis.  Photo courtesy of Change.org
Toby Milstein  |  August 10, 2012 1:15 PM | Comments
A high school civics program and family history bolstered teens' confidence to demand a female moderator for presidential debates. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  August 9, 2012 5:28 PM | Comments
More than a year after a legal move to end unauthorized short-term rentals in apartment buildings, the number of citations is up and complaints continue.
New York State Senator Michael Gianaris has proposed a new package of gun control bills that would give New York the toughest gun control laws in the country. Photo courtesy of New York State Senate
John Farley  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 10 Comments
New bills would give New York State the toughest gun laws in the country.
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NJ Today  |  August 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Three Montclair teens were stunned to learn that there had not been a female moderator at a presidential debate since 1992. They decided to do something about it. VIDEO
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries speaks with a Prospect Heights resident on Bergen Street at one of his summer Subway Office Hours events. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  August 2, 2012 11:10 AM | Comments

For six years, Hakeem Jeffries has been meeting constituents outside the subway stations in his district.

Ignazio Villegas, holding "Restaurant Week!" sign, said he ahs been employed at the Capitol Grille in Midtown for 8 years, and seen racial discrimination and violations of wage laws. On July 16, the Restaurant and Opportunities Center filed a new legal claim against Darden Restaurant Group, which owns the Capitol Grille. Photo by Samantha Grace Lewis
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 3:20 PM | 3 Comments
On the heels of a new lawsuit against the restaurant's owners, protesters took to the sidewalk during Restaurant Week.
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