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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
A century ago, Ms. Frank E. Buttolph dreamed that her collection of restaurant menus would offer a glimpse into the city's delicious history. Her dream is finally being realized as the New York Public Library digitizes and transcribes over 25,000 bills of fare, offering a gastronomic history of the city.
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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: May 24, 2012 12:40 PM | 2 Comments
The New York Public Library's menu collection illuminates the fascinating, often strange shifts in the city's belly, as well as its heart.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 11, 2011 4:58 PM | Comments
High-fashion handbags designed, assembled and distributed by Brooklynites and a video game with an old-school feel for those who seek a virtual taste of the bohemian lifestyle.VIDEO
Hector Canonge is offering English classes to local residents at the Magic Touch Laundromat in Inwood as part of a public art project. Photo courtesy of Voices that Must Be Heard.
Elyssa Ramirez for Manhattan Times  |  August 11, 2011 4:45 PM | Comments
For the month of August, multimedia artist Hector Canonge is turning a laundromat in Upper Manhattan into a language classroom for local immigrants.
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Sam Lewis  |  August 11, 2011 1:08 PM | 3 Comments
Starting this spring, students in New York City's middle and high schools will be required to take comprehensive sex education classes. Planned Parenthood of New York City President Joan Malin discusses the new program.
The festival is part of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing racial equality to the African and African-American communities of the US and beyond.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 11, 2011 12:38 PM | Comments
The 2nd Annual Black August Film Festival is back with 11 full length films, shorts and documentaries centered around the life, culture and political uprisings of the African Diaspora.VIDEO
Case manager Javier Osorio visits Grace Moore in her Brooklyn apartment.
Patrick Egan for City Limits  |  August 11, 2011 10:23 AM | Comments
New York City's senior centers avoided a disastrous budget cut this year. But the passing of that threat masks a subtler one: the gradual erosion of an array of services New York City offers its elderly. City Limits reports.
The omnipresent iPhone. One of many devices that could soon carry apps invented by the public to make life in New York City more manageable and imaginative. Flickr/Yutaka Tsutano.
John Farley  |  August 10, 2011 5:48 PM | Comments
On Wednesday, the winners of the NYC BigApps Ideas Challenger were announced. Ever wanted to rate the best and worst streets in your borough? There could soon be an app for that.
Outside the Holland Tunnel in 1985. This river crossing saw tk tk commuters on it's first day in 19xx? Library of Congress/Jet Lowe.
Bob Feinberg  |  August 10, 2011 3:44 PM | 1 Comment
The plight of the modern Jersey commuter is top of mind this week as the Port Authority seeks to raise tolls. Perhaps some historical perspective on the trans-Hudson River commute will ameliorate the pain of those proposed hikes.
A pipe overflows during a rainstorm in Orangetown, NY. According to Riverkeeper, even half an inch of rain fall can overwhelm sewage treatment facilities on the Hudson. Photo courtesy of Riverkeeper.
John Farley  |  August 9, 2011 12:10 PM | Comments
Riverkeeper released a report on the Hudson River on Tuesday that revealed sewage contamination from New York Harbor to above the Troy dam, nearly 160 miles north of New York City.
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