April 11, 2012 at 4:00 am

If New York City is the Big Apple, then Central Park is its core. Scores of tourists and locals enjoy the more than 9,000 wooden benches that dot the massive park. Of these, about a third have been “adopted” by park-goers who want to own a tiny piece of history: 120 characters on a five-by-two-inch stainless steel plaque, to be exact.

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April 06, 2012 at 4:00 am

The days of 8-bit Pac-Man are no more. Today’s generation of video game consoles, with high-definition resolutions of 1080p, boast motion sensing cameras that track your movement (Xbox 360 Kinect) and wireless controllers that serve as virtual ping pong paddles and tennis rackets (PlayStation Move and Wii-mote). Multiplayer online role-playing-games, such as World of Warcraft, provide players with opportunities to […]

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April 05, 2012 at 4:00 am

What do you do with the stuff you no longer want? The Salvation Army is a charitable option for things not too well past their wear. Craigslist is great if you want to recoup a few bucks and maybe make a personal connection. In handling its own cast-offs, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has found a solution, much to nostalgia collectors’ […]

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April 03, 2012 at 4:00 am

In the 2001 film, “Kate and Leopold,” a 19th century man is transported to modern-day New York. You’re not likely to discover a time-bending wormhole underneath the East River, but if you fancy reliving the past, WFUV’s Cityscape has surfaced several New Yorkers who you might like to meet.

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