Archive for November, 2010

Tribeca points of interest

November 22nd, 2010 by Chase Lindsay Rosen

Tribeca is a .6 square mile area part of Community District 1 in Manhattan. Tribeca stands for the Triangle Below Canal and is an area rich with old buildings and cobble stone streets, great restaurants, luxury buildings and a bumpin’ night life. There is a ton to do and see in the area but below, find some noteworthy places when visiting, moving to or just walking around Tribeca.

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Crime Blotting

November 22nd, 2010 by An Phung

It was a tough week for women in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, as they were the victims of four different muggings in the 88th Precinct’s ongoing battle against subway robberies. There were seven teenagers arrested for robberies and teen-on-teen violence. A number of the robberies, burglaries, purse theft and auto break-ins were concentrated in a crime-heavy area with a border that includes Willoughby Avenue to the north, Vanderbilt Avenue to the east, Green Avenue to the south and Flatbush Avenue to the west. Several incidents resulted in violence and one left a woman hospitalized for her injuries.

Click on the icons below to see a detailed description of the time, location, crime and charges for incidents that resulted in arrests.

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Senior Centers in Bed-Stuy

November 21st, 2010 by Jacqueline Vergara Amézquita

The senior citizen population of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn saw the closure of two local senior centers this past summer. They were part of the 50 senior centers ordered to close their doors by the city during budget cuts in July. A total of 11 centers were mandated to close in the borough of Brooklyn.

However, the seniors of Bed-Stuy can still count on six local senior centers for social, economic, and health services. If you are a senior citizen in search of help, or you know of a senior who wants to access services in Bed-Stuy, this map will help you find the six available centers in the area.

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NYC’s Favourative Cinema Map

November 21st, 2010 by Tuan Thanh Nguyen

by Tuan Nguyen

As a movie buff, I have a special penchant for classic and foreign films, which usually offer new perspectives and are much better than Hollywood types of instant-noodle-film you may see week in, week out at AMC cinemas.  The map below shows the locations of my most favorite cinemas in the city:

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+ The Houston Trio: On Houston Street, there are three cinemas famous for showing foreign films: Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Angelika Film Center, Film Forum cinema.

+ Lincoln Plaza Cinemas: the multiplex on 63rd St. is right near my living place. I can easily reach the cinema within 10 minutes of walking.

+ Cinema Village: a 3-screen cinema on East 12th Street specializing in foreign and independent films.

+ IFC Center: on Avenue of the Americas (between West 3 and 4 St.), a center for independent film and classic movies.

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Bargain Shopping in NYC

November 21st, 2010 by Brooks Newkirk

New York City is one of the fashion capitols of the world. It’s home to Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Barneys New York and a slew of other high-end retailers. But it’s also home to hundreds of consignment shops and discount retailers that are a bargain shopper’s dream. Here are a few of my favorite spots to shop for bargains around the city:

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November 15th, 2010 by Cheryl Chan

Vendors Work in the Rain

November 15th, 2010 by Kahliah Laney

Street Vendors in the Theater District

November 15th, 2010 by Kahliah Laney

Vendors, selling everything from handbags to hot dogs, are as iconic in New York as the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty. No matter what the weather – in this instance rain – their hustling doesn’t cease. Here is a peak into the action of a few street vendors in the theater district.

Food Vendor Catwalk in the Garment District

November 15th, 2010 by Geoffrey Decker

Within just a block radius in midtown Manhattan, between Broadway and 7th Ave. and 40th to 39th Sts., there are more than a dozen vendors selling food on the street. The options are limited to the basics – fruit, pastries, candy and, in one case, baked potatoes. Here are some images from some of the vendors I visited on a recent rainy day.

Here’s the scene set to some nice music (Music Credit: Travis Morgan)

Rain or Shine, the Show Must Go On

November 14th, 2010 by Stuart White

By Stuart White

In the city that never sleeps, the work never stops, a little bad weather notwithstanding.  While many of those who make the daily trek to Manhattan’s Times Square have a cozy office awaiting them, a veritable army of city employees, construction workers, security guards and street vendors are exposed to the elements.

It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.  So here they are, those hardy individuals who keep the gears of New York turning, rain or shine.