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Literary New York

Downtown Manhattan was the first writer’s haven When New York City was settled during the 17th century, downtown Manhattan was the center of activity. The rest of the borough, not to mention everywhere else in the...

Nation In Mourning Over Sudden Death Of NBA Star Kobe Bryant, Daughter And Friends

Since the helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA on Sunday, Jan. 26, claimed the lives of the nine people, many have come forth with heart-wrenching stories, tributes and salutations, honoring those that were lost. Those that were...

Pelham Bay: New York City’s Largest Park Seems To Have It All

Central Park is the most famous outdoor park in New York and maybe in all of America. However, it is not the largest park in the city. Central Park is only the fifth-largest park in...

Entering God’s Country: Courtesy of The Bridge

“You’re entering God’s country.” So said former New York Mets great John Franco, when talking about driving across the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge his adopted hometown of Staten Island. Or was he talking about taking the bridge...

Seventy-Five Years Later: The Forgotten Death Camp

By David Billet Imagine a society where children are burned alive. In this society, gas chambers, slave labor and death by starvation is the norm. Your name will be replaced with a number tattooed on your...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020

The words “Arbeit macht frei,” which means “work sets you free,” still sit above the entrance of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, 75 years after the Nazis were defeated. International Holocaust Remembrance Day came into...
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