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Retired Glove Manufacturer Gives Helping Hand to Those in Need

Reporter Rick Karr introduces us to 86 year-old Larry Stanton, who says he didn’t need a college diploma when he started in the business just after World War II because making gloves was in his genes.

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October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on income inequality. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives. VIDEO
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October 24, 2012 8:03 AM | Comments
From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, historian Marty Appel talks about the "Pinstripe Empire."VIDEO
This statue, also known as Bethesda Fountain, is on the Bethesda Terrace. The angel references a Biblical site and the Croton water system that first supplied New York City in 1842. The lily in the angel's hand represents the water's purity. 'Angel of the Waters' is the only statue that was commissioned for Central Park. Its sculptor, Emma Stebbins, was the first woman to receive a public art commission in New York City. Photo by MetroFocus.
Georgia Kral  |  October 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The gift by a hedge fund manager from Queens is believed to be the largest gift ever to a public park. VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  October 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Mollenkopf discusses how the city's changing demographics will affect local politics.VIDEO
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Peter Moskowitz & Claudia Bracholdt for narrative.ly  |  October 22, 2012 1:44 PM | Comments
Three immigrants seeking a highly coveted visa struggle to prove their worth to the United States.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  October 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

An annual survey shows New Yorkers are happy, but they’re still concerned about jobs, safety, housing and costs.

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Philly Bubaris  |  October 19, 2012 4:00 PM | Comments
Master carver Ray Villafane and his team will transform the world's largest pumpkins into a Halloween zombie display at The New York Botanical Garden.
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Michelle Michalos  |  October 19, 2012 12:44 PM | Comments
A wealthy brewery owner purchased a second class team in 1915 and by 1939, the Yankees had eight World Championships.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  October 19, 2012 12:17 PM | Comments
The Bronx's only independent bookstore sold "The Satanic Verses" when major chains pulled it, and a weekly paper was firebombed.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  October 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
An Arthur Ashe Institute health program bets on the close relationship between barber and client.VIDEO
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