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No 'Calumny' Intended--Just a Friendly Spelling Bee

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rose Spinna and Christina Sue (Photo by Margaret Teich)

Rose Spinna and Christina Sue (Photo by Margaret Teich)

'Could you please repeat the word?' asked 10-year-old Arvind Mahankali of Forest Hills Montessori School.

The word was repeated.

'C-A-L-U-M-N-Y. Calumny,' Mahankali said. ...

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Monserrate Defends "Sí, Se Puede," DNC Says No You Can't

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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The Democratic National Committee wants former Queens state senator, Hiram Monserrate, to stop using Barack Obama's 2008 campaign logo. The DNC has asked Monserrate to cease using campaign material with a circular, striped image with the slogan 'Yes we ...

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Celebrating International Women's Day: A Look at How We Got Here

Monday, March 08, 2010

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Today is International Women’s Day, an official holiday in many countries. In some nations, the day has similar status to Mother’s Day, where children honor their mothers and grandmothers with small gifts.

IWD was created by American and European Socialist ...

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Art By Way of Barter

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Did you ever want to learn how to make your own butter? Maybe take a photography class? Or build your own Web site?

These were among the offerings at a 35-day whirlwind experiment organized by a group of five young artists on the Lower East Side. Working ...

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Today in History: 'King Kong' Released

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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On this day in 1933, Fay Wray's iconic scream rattled ear drums for the first time, while her co-star's subsequent roar terrified moviegoers. The original 'King Kong' premiered at Radio City Music Hall, receiving glowing reviews.

Kong's love interest, Wray, was dubbed the ...

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New York Hunters Killed 1,487 Black Bears Last Year

Monday, March 01, 2010

(Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Due to an increased black bear population, hunters in New York State 'harvested' the second highest number of black bears ever recorded last year, according to the State Department of Environmental Conservation. They ...

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2 Minutes With…Artist Edith Stephen

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Edith Stephen has been part of Westbeth Artists Housing since the start. It was once home to her dance company, but she moved in full time after her husband passed away 20 years ago.
The 13-story building at 55 Bethune Street was built in 1894 by Western ...

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Original Superman Comic Sells for $1 Million

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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While a print by Damien Hirst recently fetched £12,655 at auction, that's nothing compared to a copy of Action Comics #1, in which the Man of Steel makes his first appearance (at that time, Superman was simply known as 'The Man of ...

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Bathroom Breaks for Vendors: Make it Quick

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What's a food vendor to do when he or she has use the bathroom? Most of them slip into a cafe or restaurant lavatory and try to return to work quickly. But one ...

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Hotel for Dogs

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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(Photo: Lisa Croft-Elliott)

The 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show concluded this week, and as the winner, Sadie the Scottish Terrier, makes the rounds in New York,the staff of the Hotel Pennsylvania, opposite Madison Square Garden, return to life as normal.

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From the WNYC Archive: The Revolutionary Fabric Nylon

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Here at WNYC, we combed the archives and present an episode from Adventures in Research, a radio program produced by KDKA Westinghouse Labs that explores the invention and creation of nylon.

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An Anti-Valentine's Day Celebration: "Same sex-elujah!"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rev. Billy, the former preacher turned activist/comic performer celebrated Valentine's Day this year by holding a group "unmarrying" ceremony for couples in Central Park. The event, staged by the reverend's Church of Life after Shopping, was meant to send a message to New York's legislators who did not pass a ...

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Fashion Week Kicks Off for the Last Time in Bryant Park

Friday, February 12, 2010

New York Fashion Week is underway at Bryant Park, but it is the last time the midtown park will host the event. Fashion Week will be moving to Lincoln Center. You can catch a glimpse of the fashionistas at Bryant Park until next Thursday.

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The Great Woof Way: '101 Dalmatians' Musical Picks the Fiercest Bark

Thursday, February 11, 2010

After auditions, all of the contestants wait with their owners for the judges’ decision.

After auditions, all of the contestants wait with their owners for the judges’ decision.

Twelve canine contestants arrived at Madison Square Garden today to audition for the chance of a ...

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Jazz Muse: Lorraine Gordon at the Village Vanguard

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Lorraine Gordon has been running the Village Vanguard for more than 20 years. But she's had a much longer relationship with jazz music.

Gordon wrote a book a few years ago with Barry Singer called "Alive at the Village Vanguard, My Life in and Out of Jazz Time." She details ...

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And the Oscars Go to...Lincoln Center

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

New York City is selling tickets to the Academy Awards ceremony. The catch? The city won't be sending you to L.A. The tickets are for a live viewing of the Oscars at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, complete with a cocktail reception.

The tickets are going for $150 ...

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Race to the Top: The Annual Empire State Climb

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Reporting by Benedict Moran
(by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

(by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Participants in the annual race to to top of the Empire State Building may be feeling like they're trapped in the movie 'Groundhog Day.' ...

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Remembering Howard Zinn

Monday, February 01, 2010

Howard Zinn (photo by Douglas Brown/by-nc-sa)

Howard Zinn (photo by Douglas Brown/by-nc-sa)

 

The historian and civil rights activist Howard Zinn died last Wednesday. Perhaps best known for his book of historical revisionism, “A People’s History of the United States,” Zinn examines American ...

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Historic NY Public Library Branch Reopens

Monday, February 01, 2010

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New children's room on first floor (Photo by Kate Hinds)

The New York Public Library is reopening one of its historic branches on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The St. Agnes Branch, located at ...

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Scratch and Sniff New York City

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Reported by Michelle Castillo
You can now share the sights -- and smells -- of the Big Apple with your loved ones. New York City-themed scratch and sniff greeting cards are coming to a mailbox near you.

Joseph Cavalieri from the East Village creates New York Smells Greeting Cards. ...

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