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New York leaders and luminaries paid tribute to one of the city’s favorite sons on Saturday night at Midtown’s historic Harmonie Club. “It was heartwarming to be a part of a gathering that combined some of this city and the world’s most influential leaders in various fields, with close friends and family who have all […]

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  Luminaries from every category of New York will gather on January 10 to pay tribute to a seminal figure in the development of the city as it stands today – Elie Hirschfeld. Midtown’s historic Harmonie Club will play host to a veritable who’s who of Gotham, gathered to celebrate the 65th birthday of a man who helped […]

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American Treasure Theodore Bikel Shines In “In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem”

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  Two of the most significant figures in Jewish culture are brought together in one magnificent new documentary film … Theodore Bikel: In The Shoes of Sholom Aleichem! The spirit of the great Russian-Jewish writer is embodied and brought to life by Theodore Bikel who is probably more connected to the late writer’s life than […]

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Aztec Two-Step Struts Their Stuff At The City Winery!

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On the first day of daylight savings, a pair of ’70s singer-songwriters turned back the clock a couple of decades for a delighted packed house at SoHo’s renowned City Winery. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman were the quintessential Greenwich Village/New York folk/rock duo of an era when acts like Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Joni […]

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A Moving Story That Came From Yesterday’s Staten Island Relief Effort

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Through the efforts of DOWNTOWN Magazine’s CEO and Publisher Grace A. Capobianco and the generosity of all the friends and stangers that answered her pleas for help on her Facebook page,  more than $1,500 in gift certificates were raised and donated to Staten Island Runners for Staten Island to be distributed to needy victims of […]

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New York Runners In Support Of Staten Island

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New York City’s “Forgotten Borough” got more than a little attention from a massive group of would be marathon runners … and a lot more people from all over the world yesterday. The deserved focus on battered but unbowed Staten Island came as a result of the efforts of a throng of runners shut out […]

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Joe Biden Screws Up Again, Forgets Name of Virginia Senate Candidate

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Adding to his long list of verbal miscues, Vice President Joe Biden mixed up the name of the Democratic Senate candidate in Lynchburg, Virginia on Sunday, calling him by the wrong two different times. “I want to tell you, it’s good to be in a state that’s going to be represented by Tim Kaine. What […]

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New York Post Endorses Mitt Romney For President

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New York may be one of the nation’s bluest cities, but one of its largest tabloid newspapers is red in the face. With less than two weeks to go before voters head to the polls for the presidential election, The New York Post became the first major newspaper in New York City to publish an […]

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New York Islanders Move To Brooklyn

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It’s Hockey Night in Brooklyn, yup, that’s right, the New York Islanders are coming to Kings County. Team and arena spokespersons will make it official later today that the New York Islanders will be moving to the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Long Island based team has been playing it’s home games at […]

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Intermission With Vanessa Williams – By Mike Hammer

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International superstar Vanessa Williams has crossed multiple boundaries to find incredible success in several entertainment genres. The Emmy-nominated actress and chart-topping singer grew up in a nurturing New York minority household filled with music, which gave her the knowledge, tools and love of the arts that helped carry her to the heights of superstardom. “As […]

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Editorial: Thwarted Terror Attack Shines Light On Safe And United Downtown

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  Wednesday’s thwarted attempted terror attack on the Federal Reserve Building shook many Downtown residents and business people who have been here long enough to remember the horrors of 9/11 just 11 years ago. But the successful intelligence efforts of the FBI and the NYPD’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that pinpointed the plot and engineered […]

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Biden Browbeats Ryan In First Vice-Presidential Debate

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A smirking and sometimes condescending Vice President Joe Biden made up the ground lost by his boss, President Obama, by besting Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) with his own debate performance before a national television audience last night. Biden accused his Republican opponent of wanting to kill Medicare and Social Security and of wanting to continue […]

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This Just In…Keith Olbermann Is Still a Putz

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My name is Mike Hammer and I work in the media. The previous sentence offends me because I am Mike Hammer and I work in the media…which means I should never mention Mike Hammer or pretend that if I did, it should be mentioned in the media. Why? Because if you really DO work in […]

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