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Photo Courtesy of the Sabbatino family.

Staten Island’s boardwalk revival

Fantasy Shore Amusement Park, the first of its kind in eight years, will open this summer. The new Midland Beach kiddie park will feature four rides, including Staten Island’s only roller coaster.

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Collage of jazz albums by female Grammy Award winners and NEA Jazz Masters honorees

The Jazz ladies

In a music genre ruled by men, female jazz musicians stand up to take the stage.

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A bouldering wall at one of New York City's many climbing gyms

Tension builds in rock climbing community over new gyms

New York climbers will be testing themselves not just on the rocks, but with the Parks Department cautious of overloading the city’s outdoor climbing spots this spring.

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Shane Fleming's rendition of Charlie Chaplin's fork dance

Local boy makes good: The classic film version

One young Manhattanite stands out because of his outsized enthusiasm for classic cinema. Turner Classic Movies even took note of his authoritative voice; catch him on the channel April 8!

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Trombonist Slide Hampton

“245”: A Jazz history lesson in central Brooklyn

“245” is the name of an original jazz tune by Eric Dolphy, and it is also the number of a three-story house on Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn filled with Jazz history.

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Nicole Ethier, center with her host family in Indonesia. Credit: Nicole Ethier

Peace Corps volunteers get reverse culture shock

Some volunteers, many posted in remote places overseas, find themselves lost and confused when they come back home

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A secret garden hidden away in plain sight

A secret garden hidden away in plain sight

Nestled on the grounds of a West Village church, visitors can escape the city’s hustle and bustle

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Final flickers: 35MM film calendar for March-April

Final flickers: 35MM film calendar for March-April

Some New York cinemas still project movies on 35 MM film rather than digitally.

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Holi at Richmond Hill, Queens

New York’s Hindus drench the city in a rainbow of colors

The city’s Hindus mark the festival Holi by dousing one another with vibrant colored powders.

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Sweat it out: a Russian bathhouse booms as temperatures drop

Sweat it out: a Russian bathhouse booms as temperatures drop

Love it or hate it, for the Russian and Turkish Baths on the Lower East Side another polar vortex means good business.

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