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Of Wealth, Death, And Other Tragedies Of Our Time

By L DeSilva-Johnson, published on Jan 22, 2008

The New York Times City Blog this afternoon opened as follows: "The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment in Manhattan, according to the New York City police. Signs pointed to a suicide or an accidental overdose, police sources said. Mr. Ledger was 28." It struck me how much is laid visible simply in our reactions to such an event: people are divided on the tragic nature of a single death when there is so much widescale atrocity. blog comments from readers in New York and beyond exhibited, in turns, sincerity, inanity ("we would expect this of britney but not... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, police


By DLFerguson, published on Jan 19, 2008

The premise behind CLOVERFIELD is a simple one: what if a giant sized Godzilla or King Kong type monster attacked Manhattan one night and the story was told not through the eyes of the military or scientists but ordinary people just trying to live through that night? That’s the story in a nutshell and it’s related to us by means of a video camera found after the monster attack. A group of close friends have gotten together to throw a going away party for Rob (Michael Stahl-David) who has landed... (more)

Tags: manhattan, movie, japan

NYC Is The Best Of The Best

By Credo, published on Jan 17, 2008

...and Calvert Vaux. Central Park first opened in the winter of 1859 and it features 843 acres of wooded area with 7 bodies of water, lakes, bike lands, and it has its own concert area where the summer hails all good entertainers. On the other hand Bryant Park is Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, between 5th and 6th Avenues from 40th to 42nd Streets with the New York Public Library situated at the southern end of the park. The Park hosts a variety of popular events, including outdoor film screenings, and Ice Skating its like Broadway in the Park, and there is so many others like... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, basketball, music

I Am Legend

By DLFerguson, published on Dec 27, 2007

...of measles wiped out 90% of the world’s population. Some survive but are infected and for the most part they act like vampires: they burn up in sunlight, they sleep during the day in dark places, they only come out at night and they crave human blood. Neville systematically combs Manhattan along with his dog Sam (Abby) searching for Infected subjects he can try out new versions of his cure on. Neville is immune to the virus and he figures that his blood holds the cure to the disease. And he’s been working to try and find a cure ever since the island of Manhattan was... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, movie

New York New Year's African Dance Festival

By Afrika Abney, published on Nov 9, 2007

...back to her community. In addition to teaching free children and adult dance classes in Harlem, she is the co-founder and artistic director of Harambee Dance Company, a non-profit organization originally founded in Charleston, South Carolina more 15 years ago. When her company relocated to Manhattan in 1996, Sandella Malloy maintained her vision of celebrating and expanding the traditional uses of the dance, through masterful and high energy choreography that weaves African-based movement, modern dance forms, live percussion, and vibrant costumes into captivating performances.... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, san francisco, music

A look back at New York's changing nightlife

By Amo, published on Nov 8, 2007

... on 137 East 48th Street, was another popular nightspot that catered more to a slightly offbeat audience that enjoyed Jazz, and Blues. I recall one cold winter evening listening to a beautiful blond and bedecked Peggy Lee singing in that low sexy breathy voice of hers "Fever". The west side of Manhattan also had its share of incredible nightspots, "The Latin Quarter" much like the "Copacabana" was a spacious and brassy club, best known for its elaborate Vegas style stage productions. It was located in the heart of Times Square at 2551 Broadway. Of course, if an elaborate stage production... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, clubs, copacabana nyc, arthur prysock, the living room nyc

The Gangs of New York - then and now

By Amo, published on Oct 28, 2007

It seems that the more things change, the more they remain the same, as illustrated in the 2002 blockbuster movie the "Gangs of New York. The storyline was a true depiction of how the "Five Points district in lower Manhattan in the mid to late 1800's was run by notorious gangs, the most powerful were called the "Natives". Fast forward to recent headlines in the New York Post "Mob Plot to Kill Rudy" and one may get the impression that nothing has really changed, and that New York City is still the "mob capital" of the world, however, nothing is further from the truth. The headlines speak of... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, new york city, rudy giulian, the gangs of new york

From Slavery to Death and Taxes

By Credo, published on Oct 22, 2007

... T J Davis explores the hidden history of New York and how the discovery of a slave burial ground changed a city. Slavery in America has traditionally been viewed as a peculiarly Southern phenomenon, brought to an end by the victorious Northern states after the Civil War. In 1991, in downtown Manhattan, an 18th century burial ground containing the remains of hundreds of African slaves was uncovered during excavations for a new office block. The first body turned up in June 1991. Others surfaced in September. The count totaled 13 by early October, as excavation for a 34 storey federal office ... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, education

MTA Safety or Your Rights?

By ArisYoon, published on Oct 10, 2007

...few steps forward, and walked through the turn belt buckle with the swipe of instant four dollar metro card. As soon as the meter sound was squeezing, the loud speaker went off at the same time with a deep voice of a male conductor yelling out the first line of train tracks was moving towards Manhattan. He was calling every person to board onto the stationed train carts of the first track. As soon as I heard the instructions from the loud speaker, I approached the last cart running onto the first track knowing that I would satisfactorily find my comforting benches inside these stretching... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, police

New York State, is once again under attack

By Amo, published on Oct 8, 2007

...choose which laws to enforce and which to ignore, ironic when one considers the Governor's own proposal Allow me a moment to regress back in time, back to when the world seemed to be a much safer place, and the only concern was whether or not we'd find a cab on a Friday night in midtown Manhattan. Of course there are always dangers living in a big city, however being New Yorkers we understood those dangers, we were savvy and street wise, to the ways of city life. We knew the predators from the hustlers and what to avoid, and if you lived within the city for any length of time you... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, spitzer

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