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The Voice of the Bronx

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The Adam Levine who lives in Riverdale might not get as much attention as his famous counterpart from “The Voice,” but he is gaining recognition for giving borough residents a voice.

Adam Levine-Peres, a special education and ESL teacher at the Marble Hill School for International Studies, started the “Project Bronx” series last year to inspire his students – and to promote discussion among borough residents about issues that affect them.

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Marking World’s Fair History

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park has two major anniversaries coming up — and the people of Queens are ready to celebrate.

Seventy-five years ago,  then again 25 years later, famed leaders like Robert Moses and Fiorello LaGuardia were preparing that land in Queens to showcase the progress of tomorrow.

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A Williamsburg Toy Story

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Samuel Lipschitz, 27, grinned as a pint-sized red smart car pulled up next to the curb outside his toy store on Lee Avenue. Lacquered onto the side of the car was a children’s cartoon character: a freckled, round-faced boy with curly brown peyes, or sidelocks, and a yarmulke.

“What Walt Disney did to Mickey Mouse — that’s what I’m trying to do here,” said Lipschitz, who designed the character.

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Hookah Smoke Complaints Heat Up

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Bay Ridge community board leaders are considering going door to door to neighborhood hookah lounges and asking owners to install better ventilation systems amid complaints about secondhand smoke.

“It’s wonderful to smell people’s cooking, but not tobacco and hookah smoke,” said Josephine Beckmann, district manager of Community Board 10, which includes Bay Ridge. “This is a big problem because you have many elderly people and asthmatics living” above hookah lounges.

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Check out the graphic below showing the parts of a hookah:
 

A Sign of Hip-Hop History

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Teen Graffiti Artists ‘Paint Straight’

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Color is the New Black

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Latino Club Thrives Amid Change

Monday, January 13th, 2014

East Meets East Village In Candy

Monday, January 13th, 2014