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July 26th, 2014
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Who would have thought that a piece of the Berlin Wall is tucked away in a courtyard of an office building in Midtown Manhattan? Head over to 53rd and Madison for a piece of history. In the early 1980s, painter Thierry Noir lived in an apartment close to the Berlin Wall which spanned 45 kilometers

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July 24th, 2014
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Park Slope as we currently know it begins with its mid 20th century decline and subsequent rapid gentrification. Similar to nearby neighborhoods like Sunset Park or Flatbush, Park Slope withstood a mad exodus of middle class during the Fifties and Sixties. But unlike the other neighborhoods, Park Slope gentrified almost overnight. Artists and counterculture residents

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July 15th, 2014
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Summer Concerts: Enjoy great concerts and outdoor music in Brooklyn! It’s amazing how many free musical events are held here throughout the summer. So get your calendar out and start making plans. There are at least nine major outdoor venues in Brooklyn with noteworthy concert series coming up this summer: SummerStage in Brooklyn, July and

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July 10th, 2014
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The East Village neighborhood has undergone quite a renaissance over the years. From the cramped tenement buildings of the 19th century to one of the hottest neighborhoods in Manhattan, the East Village has seen it all. The area was once generally considered to be part of the Lower East Side, but began to develop its

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July 8th, 2014
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The Bronx: You have a ton of ground to cover, so kick off your day bright and early at the Bronx Zoo as the gates open at 10am. The enormous grounds hold 6,000-plus creatures from around the globe—snow leopards, zebras, crocodiles. Manhattan: Next book it to the South Street Seaport Museum. Located just off the

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