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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...

DUMBO: No Dummies When It Comes To Jobs

Jerry Seinfeld once claimed the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn was short for “Down Under Manhattan Bridge.” The ‘O,’ the comedian claimed, was added because folks did not want to live in a neighborhood simply called...

The Dutch Are Always With Us

“Reinvention, newness was all, all built on the sturdy back of what was past,” wrote Anna Quindlen in her fictional ode to New York, Alternate Side. “Somewhere a metal shard hammered by a Dutch worker...

Guide To Wildlife On Long Island

While Long Island is widely viewed as New York's suburbia, did you know that the area is home to a lot of interesting wildlife? And while this does include the occasional pheasant, we’re actually talking...
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