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Shannon Boodhoo
Manhattan's Upper East Side
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In 2005, hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Louisiana. It was one of the worst in the history of the United States. Flooding, property damage, loss of lives and homes are only some of its deadly effects. In the aftermath of broken homes and lives, one photographer witnessed and captured the human tragedy. Ozier Muhammad, a pulitzer prize winner and a photojournalist for The New York Times, complied 36 photos and 2 PDFs from the Times, which are now on display at the Tremaine Gallery at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. It took Ozier at least 12 dozen visits to New... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at City Sounds
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This holiday season, residents of Brooklyn are urged to head down to main street and spend their cash on Brooklyn. This initiative "Shop Brooklyn" is a campaign by borough President Marty Markowitz, which he hopes will bring awareness to all that Brooklyn has at its heart, a unique and thriving culture. Whether you are looking for toys for the kids, that perfect dress, an awesome tattoo, a book for your in-laws or a great meal, Brooklyn's got the goods. The campaign reminds all that in Brooklyn you will find great food, culture, thriving shops, personalized services and supports local economic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2009 at City Sounds
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Representative for District 20, John Liu has served on the New York City Council since 2001. Earlier this year he announced that he would be running for New York City Comptroller. Raising more than his competitors, Liu started the race with $3million in his pocket. Now, he has the city's money in his pockets as the newly elected New York City Comptroller and first Asian American to fill the post. The comptroller, or as it is more affectionately known as, the city's watch dog, is responsible for keeping an eye on the finances and performance of city agencies among other... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2009 at City Sounds
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Prospect Park, an oasis in the ever changing borough of Brooklyn sits on 585 acres of beautiful landscapes. Filled with bountiful foliage, laughing children, playful dogs and ever lasting memories, Prospect Park is indeed a hallmark of Brooklyn. Among the many park-goers is Karl Mc Comads-Reichl who is originally from Wisconsin and is a musician. He plays base for jazz and some classical music. Two years ago he moved to Brooklyn at Lefferts Gardens and was married this summer at Prospect Park. He now enjoys many days in the park with his wife and dog Dinah. Helen Quirk, a first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2009 at City Sounds
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It is 7:AM and you are running late for work or school. You take one last look in the mirror before locking the door and you hurry down the three flights of stairs of your five-floor walk up building. A block and a half away you reach in your pocket to retrieve your iPod or cellphone but it's not there. What do you do? Like most New Yorkers you walk or even run as fast as your legs can carry you back down the block to your apartment, up the three flights of stairs and into your bedroom and search... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2009 at City Sounds
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Atlantic Yards, a development project in the hearts of Prospect Heights and Park Slope in Brooklyn, has met tremendous opposition and has been the cause for numerous protest, demonstrations, lawsuits, television and radio coverage. The project is being developed by Forest City Ratner, with its chief developer, Bruce Ratner. According to him, Atlantic Yards would be the new home of the New Jersey Nets, a basketball team , the Barclays Center, and commercial and residential space. Developers argue that this would bring renewed life to Brooklyn as it ushers in a new era of professional sports. This, they say is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2009 at City Sounds
New York City is filled with many colorful characters. Many can be seen on the streets of Manhattan, on the train next to you, on the park bench or even at your local Starbucks. For the month of October, these characters seem to multiply tenfold. There is something about this month, which holds the festival of Halloween that brings out the best, the worst and at times even the scariest in people All dressed up and with a dare to scare, many take to the streets in celebration of this rather unusual gala. It is that time of year when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2009 at City Sounds
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Every year thousands of dog owners and dog lovers alike flock to Madison Square Garden to witness a spectacular event, the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The judges certainly have their work cut out for themselves, with over 2500 dogs from over 150 breeds; it is truly a site to behold. As the dogs put their best paw forward, they are judged based on appearance, performance and pedigree. Another cluster of contenders in a different type of show, are the candidates for the 2009 Public Advocate Race in New York City. The public advocate is the city’s problem solver... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2009 at City Sounds
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Born on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago but now living in New York City my journey has been quite interesting. Culture shock hit me at every angle, but I survived. Today, I call NYC my home filled with many more adventures. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2009 at City Sounds
Shannon Boodhoo is now following Bettie
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Shannon Boodhoo is now following Simone Herbin
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Shannon Boodhoo is now following Lauren S.
Sep 21, 2009
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The Second Avenue Subway has been in the pipeline since the 1920s. Now, the residents and business owners of the Upper East Side are seeing this dream become a reality. How great it would be to have a subway so nearby, especially for the York and East End Avenue inhabitants. Such news would surely put a smile on anyone’s face. Yet, everything comes at a price. The MTA estimates that this will be a multi-billion dollar project. However, this undertaking comes at a much higher cost than expected. Noise, pollution, traffic congestion and closure of local businesses have all added... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2009 at City Sounds
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Melinda Katz says she is the right woman for the job as City Comptroller. "I get it," said Katz. "I get that, for Comptroller, we need a no none-sense New Yorker who will work for everyone." We get it too. The singing sensation, Katz is using every arsenal at her disposal in an effort to appeal to New Yorkers, even her own vocal cords. Whether she is singing 'God Bless America' or the Israeli National Anthem, Katz is certainly showing that America's Got Talent. Katz is the only female candidate in this year's race for Comptroller. However, she is no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at City Sounds