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Janaya Williams

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The Eighth Grade's Francis Ford Coppola

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

One hundred middle school students from across the city were chosen to screen a short film at the Middle School Film Festival this fall.  To prepare for the big red-carpet event, they wrote and directed their own films in the New York Film Academy’s 2-week-long summer camp.

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The Eighth Grade's Francis Ford Coppola

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Twelve year old Alex Boukis has never seen Scarface, or The Godfather. But the film he wrote and directed, Tick Tock Paisan, is about loan sharks and ruthless gangsters.

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Community Garden Advocates Rally at City Hall

Monday, August 02, 2010

Advocates for New York City's community gardens delivered fresh produce to the steps of city hall Monday.  They delivered the fruits and vegetables in protest over the expiration of the Garden Settlement of 2002, which protected community gardens from real estate developers.  The temporary provisions expire next month.

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City Art Vendors Protest New Park Regulations

Monday, July 19, 2010

Over 100 New York City artists are expected to gather in Union Square on Monday to protest new regulations limiting the number of art vendors in Manhattan's parks.

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City Art Vendors Protest New Park Regulations

Monday, July 19, 2010

Over 100 New York City artists are expected to gather in Union Square on Monday to protest new regulations limiting the number of art vendors in Manhattan's parks.

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Expansion of NYS 'Loft Law' Has Implications for Artists, Industry

Friday, July 02, 2010

Artist Rob Swainston knows what it's like to face eviction.

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Live/Work Made Legal

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Artist Rob Swainston knows what it's like to face eviction. For almost 13 years, he has been living illegally in a loft apartment on the 10th floor of an old pasta factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Even though about 200 people live in the towering waterfront building at 475 Kent Avenue, the owner does not have a certificate of occupancy and the residents have commercial leases.

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The Business of the World Cup

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The World Cup isn't just thrilling for soccer fans.  It's also good news for business.  Beer, flat-screen TVs and amped-up sound systems are flying off the shelves of local stores and bars.

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Program Allows Artists to Trade Creative Services for Healthcare

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Working artists in New York are twice as likely to be living without adequate health insurance as those who make their living by other means.

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Artists Exchange Creative Services for Healthcare

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Working artists in New York are twice as likely to be living without adequate health insurance as those who make their living by other means.  And after health care funding was slashed by $775 million dollars in the most recent state budget, it may be more urgent than ever for people who make a living through creative means to make their health care dollars stretch.

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Program Allows Artists to Trade Creative Services for Health Care

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Working artists in New York are twice as likely to be living without adequate health insurance as those who make their living by other means. And after health care funding was slashed by $775 million dollars in the most recent state budget, it may be ...

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'Children of God' Confronts Homophobia in the Caribbean

Monday, June 07, 2010

Bahamian filmmaker Kareem Mortimer is the first to admit that he is taking a big risk with his debut feature film, Children of God. The  story of two young men falling in love puts the spotlight on homophobia in Caribbean society.

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City Holds Hearings on $300 Film Permits

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Low-budget New York City filmmakers are worried about a new $300 film permit charge. The filmmakers say the one-time charge is a drop in the bucket for productions with multimillion dollar budgets, but a student film's total budget may not exceed $300.

"Ninety percent of our ...

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Stolen Pieces

Monday, May 24, 2010

Art world provocateurs Provac Eva and Franco Mattes exhibit chips, bits, and other little pieces of art masterpieces stolen from museums at Postmasters Gallery.

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2010 Moby Awards

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tonight in Manhattan,  the best and worst book trailers produced in the last year will be honored at the first annual Moby Awards.

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"Theater for One" Takes Performance Inside the Box

Sunday, May 16, 2010

In a modified cargo box in Times Square, a production is going on -- with enough room for one performer and a single audience member. WNYC’s Janaya Williams took in a show at the intimate performance space.

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Surveillance Art

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

In Madison Square Park, four large screen monitors ring the tables where Shake Shack customers stop to eat their burgers and fries. And they appear to be watching you.

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Apollo Theater Unveils Walk of Fame on 125th Street

Monday, May 10, 2010

Harlem music legends are honored on 125th with commemorative plaques. Janaya Williams reports.

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Film Project Examines Effect of Public Cameras

Saturday, May 08, 2010

After the discovery of a failed car bomb in Times Square last Saturday, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says he'd like to see even more cameras in Times Square and throughout Midtown. In Madison Square Park, a film project called "Surveillance" is calling attention to the ...

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City Proposes Less Art for Parks' Sake

Friday, April 23, 2010

A public hearing on a new Parks Department proposal limiting the number of art vendors in public parks brought out advocates on both sides of the issue.

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