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Yes, It's Hot In Here: Former New York Mets Mascot AJ Mass

AJ Mass grew up walking distance from Shea Stadium, destined to be a New York Mets fan. What he didn’t expect to happen was eventually fitting into the Mr. Met suit.

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Bob Woods  |  June 12, 2012 6:57 AM | 1 Comment
Writer Bob Woods' love of the New York Yankees began when he collected Topps baseball cards as a child. His affinity for the cards, and the team, continues well into adulthood.
Technological innovation is helping musicians achieve success in new ways. Flickr/ all that improbable blue
Georgia Kral  |  June 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Participants of the Music NOW Summit at Northside Music Festival discuss technological innovation that helps musicians achieve success in new ways.VIDEO
Florent Morellet, former restaurant owner, is moving forward while many of his fans look back. Photo by Paul Szynol.
Florent Morellet  |  June 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
The former restaurateur reminds nostalgic fans of his parting message: accept change. VIDEO
Tourists in Times Square. Flickr/Courtney Collison.
Lindsay Armstrong, Menglin Huang, Christina Mullgan, Esha Ray  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus asked some of the foot soldiers of tourism what they wish tourists, and New Yorkers, understood about the city.
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Rowan Ricardo Phillips  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Native New Yorker Rowan Ricardo Phillips still struggles to get a handle on New York City. But he's discovered one way to draw inspiration for his work: walking everywhere.
A student create a cut-out during the Studio in the Schools workshop with Jeff Koons. Photo by Christina Mulligan.
Christina Mulligan  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Studio in a School and artist Jeff Koons launched Visual Arts Appreciation Week at East Harlem's P.S. 112.VIDEO
SummerStage concert at Central Park. Courtesy of SummerStage.
NYC-ARTS  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Performers, both from around the world and around the block, take to city stages indoors and out even well before the summer equinox.
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Georgia Kral  |  May 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
More than music and film, this year the fest incorporates a days-long session on the new entrepreneurial economy.VIDEO
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Michelle Michalos  |  May 21, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The spectacular United Palace Theater hosts a multimedia performance with the music of Philip Glass and the story of a boy who challenges the power of a black hole. VIDEO
Elizabeth Streb and two company members perform "Skywalk" on the City Hall of London on July 15, 2012.
Perry Santanchote for NYC-ARTS  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: July 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
The Brooklyn-based STREB Extreme Action Company surprised London with their "One Extraordinary Day” of high-flying events, part of the London Olympics' Cultural Olympiad.VIDEO
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