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This past weekend was anything but a tranquil holiday. Shootings around the city claimed 67 victims, 14 of whom died. The surge in gun violence made for one of the deadliest weekends in recent New York City History. One fatal incident occurred around the corner from the annual West Indian Day Parade route. Two gunmen […]

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It’s one of the more wonderful times of the year: family, food, football, and enough helium to make the entire Upper West Side sound like the aliens from Toy Story.  That’s right, folks–keeping with 83 glorious years of Thanksgiving tradition, the annual Macy’s parade took the city by storm yesterday morning, and brave photographer Chris Jordan was there to document […]

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I-Bankers have all the fun, and get all the H1N1 flu vaccine!  At least their profession isn’t lucrative. (NY Mag) New York never got its pneumatic subway system… at least we’ve got our iPhones. (Spec) National unemployment has risen to 10.2%, the highest since 1983; at least we can blog about it. (Gothamist) How about […]

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While you were relishing waking up in your bed at home yesterday, Bwog joined the vast crowd of Manhattanites who schlepped downtown in the cold early Thursday morning to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The procession of giant balloons—an enjoyable if odd holiday ritual, when you think about it—included a few new characters among […]

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For those of you who shied away from the fireworks and the humidity, here’s Bwogger Lydia DePillis’ dispatch from Washington DC’s 4th of July. Washington DC on the fourth of July is the hothouse of American patriotism (in more ways than one). Having avoided it last year, this time around I thought I’d try immersing […]

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Wondering what the fuss around St. John the Divine around 2:00 was all about? Apparently, it’s Dominican Heritage Month. Bwogger-slash-tipster David Iscoe has the scoop: “A crowd waving Dominican and American flags stood on Amsterdam and 110th, and then a motorcade of black Town Cars and Suburbans, with Dominican flags, came by joyfully honking their […]

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This Bwogger stopped down to the annual Art Parade on West Broadway today and was delighted to see an incognito CUMB (their CU Arts Nalgenes gave them away)representing Alma Mater not only in the recesses of downtown but amid a churning sea of be-glittered flesh, papier mache effigies, and young women held aloft by balloons. […]

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With the World Cup over, Berliners had to find some other way to get their kicks–and what better than a massive parade celebrating techno music and the fall of Communism? Bwog correspondent Joyce Hau reports that over 120,000 scantily clad people (some estimates ranged much higher) throbbed to the beats of DJs Paul van Dyk […]

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