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George Bodarky and Sarah Berson  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Some of New York's fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In Manhattan, one in two households are occupied by singletons. Have Carrie and her "Sex and the City" girl gang taken over? Or is some other social meme at work...
Abby Arauz was a Rockette for ten years, and when she started working in the family feather business, the Rockettes were one of her first clients. Photo courtesy of Abby Arauz.
Georgia Kral  |  February 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Feathers aren't just for costuming and fly fisherman anymore. The owner of The Feather Place in Midtown discusses her shop's success as the feather trend continues...
TK, portrayed by Janeane Garofalo, scolds her son, tk, after getting involved with his uncle's trade. Photo by ttk.
Erika Sheffer  |  February 15, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In "Russian Transport," an immigrant family in Brooklyn runs into trouble when a visiting uncle engages in shady business. The playwright argues that struggling to eek out an honest life is a challenge many immigrants face.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On Valentine's Day, hear about New York City's best love stories from the ultimate story collector -- Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

The founder of Teen Art Gallery, a project that displays works by artists between the ages of 12 and 19, talks to MetroFocus about what teenagers have to contribute to the art world — and how for some, it may be now or never.

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February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I am an art gallery hopper. I could spend an entire weekend working the shows.
Cab Calloway was a jazz pioneer and a fixture in the Harlem Renaissance. He is the subject of a new American Masters documentary. Photo courtesy of Artline Films/J.-F. Pitet.
Sarah Berson  |  February 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
"For us, Harlem was the capital of the world. And we loved it." The words and music of legendary jazz man Cab Calloway live on in an animated tour of Harlem's jazz clubs and the upcoming American Masters documentary, "Cab Calloway: Sketches."VIDEO
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Sarah Berson  |  February 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Single or not, maybe Valentine's Day rubs you the wrong way.... This year, try one of these alternative activities for a new Valentine's Day experience. VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Watch out Spike Lee -- the young directors featured in the New Voices in Black Cinema festival bring tales of love, loss and hope back to Brooklyn.VIDEO
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