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Jennifer Hsu

Video Producer

Jennifer Hsu appears in the following:

Yazmean, The Middle-School Actress

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Move over, Beyoncé: Thirteen-year-old Yazmean Lee of Jamaica, Queens, is getting ready to be the biggest leading lady in Hollywood.

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Kanu and Tom, The Running Mates

Friday, July 09, 2010

Two friends--one an immigrant from Bangladesh, the other a Queens native--find common ground in their love of pretty ladies and a good 5K run. Meet Kanu and Tom of Jackson Heights.

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Ms. Blu, The Psychic Singer

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

She sports blue clothes and an equally blue 'do, and when she sings the blues she channels the mood of the crowd. Meet Ms. Blu of Chelsea.

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Pianist Envy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Above the shrieks of dancing teenagers and the rumble of passing buses, Manuel Vega played the piano at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. He's not a concert pianist. He's just a regular guy who happened to see a piano on the sidewalk.

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Riding the Current with Artist Marie Lorenz

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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New York is a city of islands, irregular masses of land that straddle rivers, creeks and bays. Yet, other than a minority of folks who regularly ride one of the few ferry systems, we are a culture that is tethered to the land, traveling along subways and roads that pass over and under the water. We admire it from the safety of a vast assortment of waterfront parks—but rarely engage with it directly. And, rarer still, in a watercraft that doesn't have engines.

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With Visions of Future Hilltops (and Potable Water) Governors Island Re-opens

Friday, June 04, 2010

If art exhibits, outdoor music or car-free bike-riding aren’t enough of a draw, consider visiting Governors Island for a peek at a massive urban redevelopment project.

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Stanley, The Philosophical Clown

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A clown, a mask-maker for pro-wrestlers, the Hasidic Jew on Conan O'Brien, Stanley Allan Sherman is a modern-day Renaissance man. 

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Nominate Your Neighbor!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Know Your Neighbor puts the spotlight on the unsung souls living right next door. 

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Chong No, The Troubadour of Stuyvesant High

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The halls of Stuyvesant High School are home to some of the city's brightest students—and a Korean-American Lady Gaga. Meet 17-year-old Chong No from Bayside, Queens.

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Angie, The Crafty Burlesque Dancer

Thursday, March 04, 2010

By night, Angie Pontani is a burlesque dancer. By day, she's a craft-obsessed homebody, whose passions include crochet, stitching and stain removal.

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Julianna, The One-Woman Choir

Monday, February 15, 2010

Musician Julianna Barwick creates multitiered, otherworldly songs with her voice, a few machines, and Garageband. And it all goes down right in her bedroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Malcolm, The Dog Man

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Keeping dogs happy is a serious business for Malcolm Smart of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. With a doggie daycare center, grooming shop and supply store, he has made a love for pups his life's work.

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The UN's Extreme Makeover

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A massive renovation is underway at the United Nations. Luckily for aficionados of mid-century modern design, there is also an elaborate strategy in place to preserve and restore the complex's iconic features, keeping the U.N. looking like it's 1952.

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Samuel, The Concise Poet

Monday, December 28, 2009

Samuel Menashe of Greenwich Village writes poems. Really short poems.

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Kid Art: A Brooklyn 4-Year-Old Takes You To The Rainbow City

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Your kid's art isn't just good for decorating refrigerators and office cubicles. It's also a glimpse into imagination and the creative process.

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Sultana, The Queen of the Middle East Village

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sultana is an East Villager who feels as deeply about Middle East peace as he does about high heels after dark. 

"I believe in makeup," the Palestinian drag queen says. "Even if you're doing the laundry, you should have lip gloss on."

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Cooking with a pork pro

Monday, May 25, 2009

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The Takeaway reclaims the mighty pig this Memorial Day and gets a cooking lesson from pork-loving restaurateur Craig Samuel at Peaches, his joint in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Learn how to make his signature "Watermelon Salad with Country Ham," shop for the best-tasting pork, and turn anyone into a pork lover.
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Subway Riders with No Pants? It's 'Improv Everywhere'!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Networking technology has radically changed how we do many things -- including startling other people. The group Improv Everywhere uses it to pull off pranks—or, as they call them, missions. Two of their best known missions are the famous annual no-pants subway ride, and the Grand Central Station freeze. Now the Improv Everywhere guys have a book: Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere. It's part a documentation of their work, part a how-to manual. Co-author Alex Scordelis joins The Takeaway to discuss the group and its methods.
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The high cost of higher education: Is it worth it?

Friday, May 15, 2009

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This year 3.2 million students are expected to graduate from high school and of those, roughly 70 percent will go on to get a college education. But with two-thirds of college graduates carrying debt—and the average student loan debt topping $20,000 dollars—is a college degree worth it? What does it get you in today's global economy?
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Hillary Clinton's advice to graduates

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke to the graduating class at New York University yesterday. Did she tell the new grads what they wanted to hear?
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