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Recognizing New York City’s Landmark Buildings

Martha Yuan Tao, Metrofocus | March 2, 2015
Recognizing New York City’s Landmark Buildings

Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallion Ceremony For more than 15 years, the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center (HLPC) has recognized New Yorkers’ contributions to the arts, sciences, the law, business, education, sports and politics through its Cultural Medallion Program. The …

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 9 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | March 1, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 9 Recap

OK kids, everything you need to know about this week’s episode is contained within this brief exchange, picked up by British Intelligence. Consider it your Cliff Notes recap: Elsie Hughes:“I thought you’d never ask!” Smokey Robinson: “I second that emotion!” …

Downton-Era Women in the Workplace

Alexandra White | February 23, 2015
Downton-Era Women in the Workplace

In the season finale, Daisy has a crisis of self. Her job feels like a prison and life seems meaningless. After a tour with Molesley and Baxter, she decides that she should live in London and get a job there. …

A City Through the Lens

Heila Nir | February 23, 2015
A City Through the Lens

Thomas Allen Harris’ Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity of African Americans after from end of slavery to the modern …

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 8 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 22, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 8 Recap

Join Debbie as she live-tweets the finale (Sunday, March 1st 9pm – 11pm EST) from @ThirteenNY. Tweet @ThirteenNY and use #DowntonPBS to participate. “Get down, you cat!” OK Downtonians, by a show of hands, how many of you were so …

When Pets Passed On

Casey de Pont | February 16, 2015
When Pets Passed On

Pet-keeping became popular with the upper-class in England during the Victorian Era. Queen Victoria herself was a dog-lover; her favorite pet was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Dash. Dog ownership became a symbol of high status — only the …

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 7 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 15, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 7 Recap

This was the week when it seemed as if we were living in a farce where everyone left their drinks unattended. It was also the week little Sybbie stole the show with one word: Why? There’s a reason why there’s …

If Lady Mary Tried Online Dating…

Elisa Lichtenbaum | February 13, 2015
Lady Mary of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece

Dear MatchMaven.com, Thank you for the generous 30-day free trial offer for MatchMaven.com. I’m currently torn between two suitors (or perhaps I simply don’t fancy either of them), so your invitation comes at the perfect time. Here is the information …

Literature’s Most Famous Lovers

Heila Nir | February 12, 2015
Literature’s Most Famous Lovers

Valentine’s Day season kicks off right around January 2 these days, filling the stores with overpriced chocolates, a parade of pink hearts and making restaurant reservations near impossible. But no matter how you feel about the holiday, there is no …

NYC’s Civil Rights Heroes

Alex White | February 11, 2015
NYC’s Civil Rights Heroes

It’s Black History Month, and here at Thirteen we are celebrating New Yorkers who were heroes during the civil rights movement. Most often, when referring to the civil rights movement, we think of the south and the struggle against Jim …

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