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A Call For Uniform Change

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

City Comptroller John Liu and members of the Sikh community are calling on the city to reform New York Police Department dress-code policies that prohibit Sikh officers from wearing turbans and beards. They pointed to Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department, which recently amended its policy to allow employees to wear religious garb at work.

Business Writers Socialize

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Journalism’s latest trend? #socialmedia

Social media has become a growing phenomenon and a vital tool for business news organizations. Utilizing social media to pinpoint trends, develop story ideas and generate profits emerged as a theme during this year’s Society of American Business Editors and Writers fall conference at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Barbers Boost Voter Headcount

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Young men are used to getting their hair shaped up at barbershops in New York City.  Now, thanks to Colin Rodney and his Barbers for Obama, they can get their voting status shaped up, too. Rodney and owners of 20 barbershops in Brooklyn and Harlem are helping people register to vote in their shops in time for the Nov. 6 presidential election. 

Celebrating Brazilian Soul Great

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Joel Stones, the owner of the East Village Brazilian music store Tropicalia in Furs, grew up listening to Tim Maia.

“Do you remember the first time you grabbed a baby bottle?” he asks rhetorically. “I can’t remember the first time I heard Tim Maia.”

That’s because back home in Stones’ native Brazil, Maia, who died onstage in 1998 at age 55, is a legendary figure, both for his pioneering music style — a Brazilian take on American soul, or Brazilian soul — and his personal adventures and excesses.

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Farmers Markets Reap Fall Bounty

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Author Comes Home Again to Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Sideshow 101: Good to be a Freak

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Graying in Living Color

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Arena Spurs Hopes of a Net Gain

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012