AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo…What Your Email Address Says About You

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

A person’s surface identity may now be inextricably bound up with Twitter feeds and other heavily tailored, virtual life-mélanges (Facebook Timeline, LinkedIn, etc.), but everybody still uses email, and in a few words email says a lot. My parents, entirely respectable people, still pay for AOL service. While I want to trust the decisions of [&hellip
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Manhattan’s Public Spaces Most Vulnerable to Occupation

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59 Maiden Lane. Photo by Erin Hanraty. By Paul Bisceglio With Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary celebration in the Financial District on the way, New York citizens and city officials are wondering if the NYC General Assembly’s merry band of protesters or other public advocacy groups might have anything else in the works this year to commemorate the movement’s inaugural September 17 [&hellip
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Full City Council Approves NYU Expansion, Promise Fight’s Just Begun

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Full City Council voted today, 44-1, to approve NYU’s modified expansion plan, despite continued community resistance. Speaker Christine Quinn called the modified plan significantly smaller than the original proposal and was satisfied with the outcome, reported WNYC. (by Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio) The decrease in size from approximately 2 million square feet down to [&hellip
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Annual NYC Poetry Festival: A Laid-Back Weekend Literary Retreat

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Where could you go to find parasols, corsets, a homemade merry-go-round plus bubble machine and a kimchi taco truck this weekend? That would be the second annual NYC Poetry Festival, just a quaint ferry ride away, on Governor’s Island. The festival featured several outdoor, makeshift stages scattered throughout a fenced-off, grassy area, where poets and [&hellip
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New England Review Reading, An Intimate Gathering in Chelsea

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The Potomac Theatre Project (PTP) presented an evening tribute to Middlebury College’s New England Review Monday night, featuring five writers who have graduated from Middlebury and/or been published in the Review. The reading was the Review’s first in the City. PTP is dedicated to extending arts beyond the Middlebury campus and into major cities. (by [&hellip
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LES Shop Adds Alcohol to the Cupcake Craze

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via Prohibition Cupcake by Adel Manoukian It’s a cupcake re-imagined. Classically trained chef Brooke Siem and longtime baker and bartender Leslie Feinberg are the creative minds behind Prohibition Bakery that serves customers alcoholically flavored artisan cupcakes like Margarita and Mojito. Their new-age cupcakes are based off of what flavors compliment each different type of alcohol. For example, the [&hellip
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Link Between OWS Protest and Unsolved 2004 Murder is Result of Lab Mistake (Updated)

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UPDATE: It turns out that the only connection between the DNA sample lifted from a subway gate at a recent Occupy Wall Street protest and DNA collected in the unsolved 2004 murder of Juilliard student Sarah Fox was an NYPD lab worker who processed both, the Daily News reported Wednesday. The matching DNA was found [&hellip
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The Jersey Shore, Round 2: Governor Christie Trash Talks Citizen

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by Laurent Berstecher The Jersey Shore may have gained planetary recognition thanks to the infamous MTV reality show, but the world has yet to hear about Jersey’s latest trashy celeb. I am referring of course to Governor Chris Christie, whose latest stunt involved a testosterone-filled altercation with a passerby. Gov. Christie, who was casually enjoying [&hellip
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