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A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick in Photos

MetroFocus reporter Jenna Flanagan retraces teacher and photographer Meryl Meisler's walk from the subway to work in a formerly decimated part of the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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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'Peter and the Starcatcher,' which premiered Off-Broadway as part of the New York Theatre Workshop in 2010, opens on Broadway on April 15. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Michelle Michalos  |  March 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: May 21, 2012 5:00 PM | Comments
An interview with the Broadway fight director behind a new show about the origins of Peter Pan.VIDEO
The Kingsbridge Armory, located at, is tktk. Flickr/Shan 213
Doris Martinez  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Visions of film studios, churches, ice rinks, chess museums and more for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.
This 48-foot long snake once lived, 600 million years ago. A replica is on display in Grand Central Terminal Thursday and Friday. Photo by Mark Von Holden/ Smithsonian Channel.
Georgia Kral  |  March 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A replica of the pre-historic Titanoboa snake will be on view for the first time ever.VIDEO
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Michelle Michalos  |  March 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Choreographer Paul Taylor has created 136 dances during his career; among the 18 presented at his first season at Lincoln Center are three New York premieres.VIDEO
Bill Ayers: Hero
March 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island is the premiere place to see indie films, foreign films and classics that you just can’t find anymore.VIDEO
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