Seven Ways to Have an Offbeat Fourth of July

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If you’re like me, you’re tired of the same old hot dog-eating contests and day-drunk doldrums of Fourths of July past. This year, you’re looking for a new way to declare your independence that doesn’t involve increasingly stimulating ways of risking life and limb to outdo the last year’s thrills. I’ve compiled the following list [&hellip
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Carroll Gardens Brownstone That Unexpectedly Collapsed Will Be Demolished

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If you thought you were at least safe indoors in New York City, this news will be unnerving. (by Alissa Fleck) Around 1 a.m. a brownstone in Carroll Gardens—a multiple family home previously listed at $3,500,000—partially collapsed last week, according to Gothamist. All residents were successfully evacuated without injury from the building once previously described [&hellip
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One Language Disappears Every 14 Days, New York City Plays an Unforeseen Role

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by Alissa Fleck In its series “Vanishing Voices,” National Geographic reports one language dies every fourteen days. By the next century, the magazine predicts, half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will be gone altogether. Small communities are increasingly abandoning their native languages in favor of the much more widely-spoken English, Spanish and Mandarin. [&hellip
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Who’s Really Behind That Furry Costume? A Look at NYC’s Elmo Impersonators

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An Elmo impersonator was arrested and subsequently hospitalized Sunday outside the Central Park Zoo for shouting, among other things, anti-Semitic obscenities at passersby. (by Alissa Fleck) An investigation into Elmo’s background uncovered the man, who gave the name Adam Sandler, formerly ran a Cambodian pornography site. Additionally, Gothamist revealed Elmo-gone-crazy-in-the-park is by no means an [&hellip
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Advocacy Groups Rally Downtown in Support of Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling

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A number of groups and individuals met today in Foley Square to rally in support of SCOTUS upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Health Care for All New York organized a “Rally to Respond” to the ruling, which was quickly retitled a “Rally to Celebrate,” announced Director Mark Hannay to the crowd. Hannay was among [&hellip
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Pro-Choice New Yorkers Hold a Sexy Summer Benefit to Raise Funds

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By Rebecca Harris More than 400 supporters flocked to the West Side’s luxurious Hudson Terrace lounge Tuesday night for limitless drinks, sexy entertainment and decadent fun at Planned Parenthood of New York City’s 8th annual Summer, Sex & Spirits benefit. Guests mingled and danced in the spacious yet intimate venue, adorned with sparkling chandelier fixtures, [&hellip
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Seven Important Lessons I Learned from Nora Ephron

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Nora Ephron, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director and longtime journalist/essayist, passed away in Manhattan last night at the age of 71. Ephron’s career was vast and had much to offer in the way of teaching. She was beloved for her romantic comedies as much as her own brand of feminism, which included no shortage of realist [&hellip
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Primary Showdown: Longtime Incumbents Rep. Rangel & Rep. Velazquez Face Opposition in June 26 Primary

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cover_bright The lines have shifted and the races are fierce. As the date of the Democratic Primary—June 26—approaches, two longtime incumbent members of Congress, Charlie Rangel and Nydia Velazquez, face steep competition within their newly redrawn districts. In our primary coverage, we present profiles on all the candidates, as well as our endorsements of who will [&hellip
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