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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.

Book Review-Willie Mays
Max Linsky  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
The New York Times isn’t exactly known as a sports writing powerhouse. Slipped into the back of Business Day for most of the week, the Sports section tends to feel like an afterthought. A chore, even. But even if the Times fails to scratch your sports writing itch on a daily basis, you’ll be hard-pressed to find three better sports books for your summer reading list than the ones written by veterans of the Gray Lady.
Jim Henson’s characters provided an outlet for the various sides of his sense of humor and personality, and Henson always considered Kermit the Frog his alter ego. Photo by John E. Barrett, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. Kermit the Frog (c)The Muppets Studio, LLC.
Mahalet Dejene and Ceylan Yeginsu  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: Jan. 6, 2012 12:00PM | Comments
The Muppets have had enough of Manhattan -- they're staying in Queens! "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," an interactive exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image, has been extended through March.VIDEO
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Mahalet Dejene  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Visit one of Warhol's "factories," stop in at a coffee shop he frequented and see a show at La MaMa E.T.C, where the artist premiered his play, "Pork."
The author's parents — Yona Sabar and Stephanie Kruger — on Thanksgiving 1966, in Stephanie’s parents’ apartment in Greenwich Village. Yona had picked up Stephanie in nearby Washington Square Park a few weeks earlier. They were married in January 1967.
Ariel Sabar  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Are some public places more likely to induce friendly glances than others? Could some actually encourage people to take the first steps toward falling in love?
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John Farley  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
When Forest City Ratner announced their plan to build the $2.5 billion Atlantic Yards in Prospect Heights, Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky turned on their cameras.VIDEO
Antonio Neves
July 10, 2011 6:32 PM | Comments
In the mood for a great (long) New York read?
“Popping,” 2009, gelatin silver print 16x20Crown Street and Bedford Ave Brooklyn Block PartyPhoto by Anderson Zaca.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 10, 2011 6:18 PM | Comments
This week on Kickstarter: block parties, George Plimpton...and phytoremediation (using plants to get rid of toxins -- duh).
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July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | 1 Comment
Get last minute tickets to see whoever is playing at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Columbus Circle.
To exhibit fastes fighting plane at new york world's fair, 1938 vintage genaltin silber prints figt of irene feldman
Sam Lewis  |  July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | 3 Comments
An exhibition at the Queens Museum documents the transformation of Corona Park from a notorious ash dump to the site of the 1939 World's Fair. VIDEO
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July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | Comments
The Society's president dished on three absolute must-see buildings.
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