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Fourteen Hours of The Roosevelts with Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns

The series chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in the first major television series that interweaves their complex stories into a single narrative.

Unisphere at Flushing-Meadows Park
Perry Santanchote for NYC-ARTS  |  April 19, 2012 11:38 AM | Comments
Arturo O'Farrill leads the Grammy Award-winning Afro-Jazz Latin Orchestra. French guitarist Stephane Wremble plays locally and writes scores for Woody Allen's films. 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.
The Brooklyn Philharmonic will perform a remixed version of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, with hip-hop elements, on June 9. Photo by Rahav Segev/Photopass.
Georgia Kral  |  April 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

MetroFocus announces the winner of the classical music remix contest inspired by the County of Kings.

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Making Your Mark on Central Park - MetroFocus -
Monica Alba  |  April 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Reading the romance, wit and mystery in the parks' 120-character bench plaques, and seeking their back stories.VIDEO
The different eras of war in the city, recounted by Steven H. Jaffe.
Steven H. Jaffe  |  April 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Steven H. Jaffe chronicles four centuries of the city at war and defense in "New York at War."
Craig Shepard leads a silent walk through Vinegar Hill
Bijan Rezvani and Daniel Ross  |  April 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Every Sunday, composer Craig Shepard invites the public to join him on a walk to an outdoor performance, where his own music melds with the sounds of the city.
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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
The third installment of stillspotting  nyc explores Jackson Heights, Queens, shown here in an aerial view. Photo by Iwan Baan.
Georgia Kral  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
stillspotting nyc explores urban life through immigrant stories and cultural narratives from Jackson Heights.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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