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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.

Bronx criminal defense lawyer Elliot Shapiro write songs inspired by his 42-year legal career. Photo courtesy of Elliot Shapiro.
George Bodarky  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A lot of songs have been written over the years about work, from Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to Rose Royce's "Car Wash." Elliot Shapiro works in a field that does not exactly lend itself to song -- he's a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx -- but that sure hasn't stopped him. VIDEO
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Christopher Bram  |  February 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
What drew the likes of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and James Baldwin here? A look at the intellectual -- and physical -- pursuits that attracted these literary giants.
"The Hundred Story House" is part public sculpture, part book lending library. Photo courtesy of Leon Reid IV.
Daniel T. Allen  |  February 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
NYC has an abundance of almost everything (except cheap rent) but often that "you can get anything here" feeling can be overwhelming. This week's Kickstarter projects are about making urban life just a little bit more manageable.VIDEO
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February 2, 2012 4:06 PM | Comments
I was there for a party ages ago and I just remember saying to my wife: "Wow, what a weird place."
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Bagel or baguette? Shake or kiss? Amélie or Carrie Bradshaw? A visual take on the differences -- and similarities -- between two of the world's greatest cities...
The members of Mice at Play also play dress up. At a recent event, they dressed in 20s garb and posed for photos. Photo courtesy of Mice at Play.
Georgia Kral  |  February 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Women’s social clubs are popping up all over New York City. But unlike the days of yore, the emphasis is on fun rather than social causes. What is it about the feminine mystique these days?VIDEO
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John Farley  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 37 Comments
For 72 weeks, two NYC graffiti artists curated one of the best art exhibits in recent years that no one will ever see.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  January 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

A New York working stiff seeks fame in L.A., a Texas pastry shop opens in Brooklyn and a film features New York, sans New Yorkers. These Kickstarter projects have a little something for everyone.

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Teresa Carpenter  |  January 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
From the quotidian to the profound, "New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009," offers journal entries written in New York by both regular joes and cultural and literary figures.
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John Farley  |  January 23, 2012 7:20 AM | 3 Comments
That Duane Reade across the street just might have been a slaughterhouse and your corner Starbucks, well, that was likely a grain storehouse, or maybe the local malt house...
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