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What You Can Do If Your Phone’s Battery Died in Central Park

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New York’s Central Park is one of the biggest and most significant parks in all of Manhattan. People visit it for fresh air, exercise, bring their pets for a walk, or even a blind date. Because of its beautiful and picturesque scenery, visitors — both locals and tourists — bring their smartphones to immortalize the precious moments they spent there.   But what if your phone died while you’re at the park? In this digital age we live in, it is almost unbearable not to have a smartphone handy. In fact, some people have become reliant on this handheld product […]

NY insights

NY’s Cheap Bananas; Are They Safe To Eat?

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The campaign towards healthier living and consuming more organic and healthy food is at the core of the New York City council’s health program. While there are perfect-looking produce available in supermarkets and whole foods shops, you can also find the same types of vegetables and fruits being sold on the streets for a much lower price. Because of the huge price difference, it’s not surprising that people are wondering, are those that are sold in the streets actually safe to eat? Take the case of bananas, for instance. A banana is a banana wherever it is sold in the […]

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Too Many Apartments, Too Few Tenants in New York? It’s More Complicated Than That

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New York, adoringly dubbed as “The Big Apple,” is arguably one of the most enticing places to live in for many people. It is actually one of the most overpopulated cities in the world. Despite this, there seems to be a surprising lack of tenants living in apartment flats in the tall towers surrounding the always-crowded busy streets. This interesting mystery has reached a level considering that the population in the city continues to grow. The big question is: Why are there too many vacant apartments if there are many people in New York? What the Naked Eye Can See vs. The […]

NY history

New Netherland and New York: Implicit Connections

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New York. The Big Apple, the Capital of the World, the City of Dreams – with so many great nicknames, one really stands out: The City So Nice, They Named It Twice. You have probably heard this one often, especially if you’re a fan of Gerard Kenny. But it’s not just the rhyming words or the fact that it came from a popular song. What makes it stand out is that the amazing history of New York coincides with the lyrics. This is the story of how New Netherlands came to be the New York we now know.     […]

Events

Museum of City of New York. New York at its Core Exhibition

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Art has for centuries been used to portray political, economic and cultural themes. It is through the art objects that artists add their voice to issues that are of interest to the society. The case is no different for the objects on view in the New York at its Core Exhibition. The objects capture various issues that are of interest to the contemporary New York society. The issues captured in the images revolve around Islam-phobia, racism, and bigotry. Unfortunately, photos wasn’t allowed. But I’ll try to describe. The object Tactics Old and New shows an elderly man and a young […]

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7 Ways Newcomers Can Pass as New Yorkers

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Being in New York is a dream come true for many people. But the harsh truth is that if you aren’t a local, you will probably have a difficult time adjusting to the significantly different culture and environment. However, you’re not out of luck just yet – for we know a couple of ways how newcomers can pass as New Yorkers. Know the New Yorker Dress Code Just like a picture paints a thousand words, your attire will say tons of things about you – and that includes whether you’re a New Yorker or not. For example, anyone who’s not […]