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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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Earning a Living

Hurricanes! Terror attacks! Zombies!

Hurricanes! Terror attacks! Zombies!

New York survivalist groups prepare for the worst with workshops, classes and wilderness weekends.

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Having Fun

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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Having Fun

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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In the Neighborhood

Hookah bars make bad neighbors for Bay Ridgeites

Hookah bars make bad neighbors for Bay Ridgeites

Bay Ridgeites complain that hookah lounge make bad neighbors.

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Having Fun

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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Having Fun

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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In the Neighborhood

Landlord cultivates creative workplace in Bushwick

Landlord cultivates creative workplace in Bushwick

In one of Bushwick’s gritty industrial nooks, a former textile and tortellini factory has transitioned into a reliable haven for hard-working creative entrepreneurs.

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Family Matters

Gourmet cooking? Arabic lessons? New Yorkers want their babysitters to do it all

Gourmet cooking? Arabic lessons? New Yorkers want their babysitters to do it all

Nannies and sitters in New York often get eccentric demands from parents who want them to teach their kids to paint like Picasso or how to spin a pirouette

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Having Fun

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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