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  • New York’s Zero G Skategang

    By: Laura Hornberger and Dana Dübbers Skateboarding is more than just a sport- it’s a lifestyle, passion and a big part of New York’s street culture. Zero G Skategang takes you with them through the grey jungle of the Big Apple on the board.  

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  • It’s all in the game

    By Mathilde de Gooijer More than 1,800 board games in one cafe. For many people this sounds like a dream. How good does it sound if we told you that this was actually true? The Uncommons in New York City has the biggest board game collection of the East Coast.…

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  • Spider Mother are Putting the Punk Back in Poetry

    By: Jasmine Wallis In the ultra-capitalist, ever-moving Manhattan, it sometimes feels like business rules all. But tucked away under the neon fast food signs and boutique stores in downtown New York City, the 8-Ball Community space got together on a Thursday night for their first Spider Mother reading and performance…

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  • ”You need to work your butt off”

    By Babette Res   The American Dream used to be the goal all Americans wanted to achieve in life. But is it still reachable for all Americans under Trump? We talked with Jeff Rose, who runs a chauffeur business in New York City, and some of his employees.   Jeff…

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  • The real deal: real estate trends in NYC

    By Joia Vieira   New York, January 11, 2019 – Known to everyone, the housing prices in New York are sky-high. Great numbers of viewings, rising prices and little time to make decisions. Buyers in the large city sometimes feel trapped when it comes to moving houses. How do you…

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  • Diversity in ballet

    By: Dalla Coulibaly   In the heart of Harlem lies a dance school and company that rhymes with diversity: the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Diversity in ballet is a big issue as this art form is primarily white but not for this company that redefines the term “inclusive”.

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  • Harmonia – a 4-star hotel for the homeless

    By Vincent Leb and Amber Vuylsteke   Hotel Chandler on 31ststreet used to cater to upscale New York tourists. But in late 2017, it transformed into an emergency accommodation for homeless people: Harmonia Shelter. One year after operations started, some residents remain hostile about their new neighbour. However, one question…

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  • Mixed feelings on anti-Semitism in New York

    By Brianna Novak and Emma Wendt Last October eleven Jewish Americans were killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue. The gunman was a white rightwing nationalist. The incident has propelled a discussion on whether anti-Semitism is on the rise in America. The Jewish community in New York City has different views on the effect of…

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  • Home away from Home

    By: Nina Müller Over the past decades, several thousands of Russians and Ukrainians immigrated to the United States. Especially after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a big wave of Soviet exiles settled in and around New York. Since then, they have formed a quiet and modest community. But over…

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  • “We call it Curvy”

    By Emma Wendt Size inclusivity is growing within the fashion industry. Renowned director of the New York STATE Management curve division Susan Georget hopes that plus size fashion will become part of the norm. The fashion industry is in the midst of a global rising plus-size phenomenon. Plus size models…

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