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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Just before Christmas, I ran into my Water St. neighbor Harold Reed carrying a paper bag of assorted goodies from Fresh Daily. A smile glowed across his face. He was so happy that another of the shops destroyed by Hurricane Sandy had reopened in the neighborhood he (and I) love – […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  Hanukkah came early this year, the first night of candle lighting was the evening of Dec. 8.  The holiday is celebrated with  candles, playing dreidel, presents, and most important, eating latkes representing the miracle of the oil.  Get out the potatoes. In preparation for the holiday, my friend Barrett and I […]

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BY JACQUELINE PODEWILS  | On the eve of Hurricane Sandy, the view of the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge was distorted by the Xs of blue tape plastered onto the window. Hours earlier, we were having fun under that same bridge as water splashed over the railing and onto South Street. We smiled, we soaked our clothes, and […]

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BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |   When did it start? Age 3 going on 4, stomping through a half-empty house, shouting, “Where’s my printing set?” Gave explicit instructions to mother and father not to forget it in the move from Kings Highway, Brooklyn to Utopia Parkway, Queens. Don’t remember finding it. Copy boy, World Telegram & […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  It’s an urban jungle out there. Sirens and horns. Street cart smells. Hundreds of people, cars, trucks, pigeons and squirrels moving in all directions. It’s overwhelming…and stressful. And not just for us humans. What is a poor city dog to do? He (or she) takes a breather by spending the day […]

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[media-credit name=”Photo by Paul Schindler” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit] John Bayles. BY JOHN BAYLES  |  Following the most devastating natural disaster in our country’s history, Hurricane Katrina, and the four feet of water that flooded my home in New Orleans, I found myself in the Hamptons; all I knew, in October 2005, was that I had landed in […]

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[media-credit name=”Photo by Dusti Cunningham ” align=”alignnone” width=”600″][/media-credit] At the Victoria TX Independent Film Festival, back row, second from left, director Dan Levin, festival organizer Anthony Pedone and L.E.S. documentarian Clayton Patterson; front row, Rupin Frels, a seminal figure in Victoria’s early film history. BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  In actuality, having a film out is […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  I arrived in Zuccotti Park in early October last year with a plan similar to the activists I came to chronicle. I’d show up, see what happened and go from there. It seemed too much was happening in the present to worry about the future. With a backpack of gear and […]

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BY MICHELE HERMAN  |  When I first started running, my route was a length of old riverfront asphalt marked off by splintered piers, and the World Trade Center — that bland beacon — was always up ahead. My kids were 6 and 3 and I was a full-time mom, and it felt delicious to be […]

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BY JERRY TALLMER  |  It is many years now since I first saw “Suddenly Last Summer,” the short, searing 1958 Off Broadway play by Tennessee Williams, and even more years since I first came upon “Sanctuary,” the unputdownable 1931 novel by William Faulkner. In “Suddenly Last Summer” a woman of means, Mrs. Venable, is trying […]

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