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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.

Fashion from the Spring 2012 collection of Nanette Lepore is modeled on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Nanette Lepore  |  February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
As Fashion Week kicks off in New York City, local designer Nanette Lepore tells us why Manhattan's garment district is crucial to her success. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  February 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Paper Tiger Television -- the NYC public access show that set the stage for a generation of media critics, alternative news organizations and pranksters -- is celebrating its 30th.VIDEO
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Rob Sacher  |  February 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The owner of the now-closed NYC music club Luna Lounge opines on why he believes notorious punk rock club CBGB should be allowed to rest in peace.VIDEO
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February 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
They say there are 8 million stories in the city. At this event, at least of 10 of them are guaranteed to be incredible -- and you can participate.
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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