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Harlem’s Swing Dance Society Keeps “The Lindy Hop” Alive

Harlem’s Swing Dance Society Keeps “The Lindy Hop” Alive

The dance was born in Harlem during the Great Depression, and that's where some residents are keeping it going.

Can a Local Winner Go All the Way?

Can a Local Winner Go All the Way?

Tacitus wins the Wood Memorial at the Aqueduct in Queens, and is now leading among Kentucky Derby contenders

Orchid Overkill

Orchid Overkill

Orchids are one of the oldest flowering plants on the planet, but due to the increasing threats to the environment they're starting to head to extinction.

The Meaning of Spelling

The Meaning of Spelling

When nine-year-old Fatima Ali is restless, and she has trouble falling asleep, she lays down in bed and spells out words in her head to help her get

The Right To Their Roots, Literally

The Right To Their Roots, Literally

The new NYC guidelines giving black people the right to wear their hair however they like will likely drive profits for natural hair influencers and entrepreneurs.

The Last Stop

The Last Stop

Derrick Richard began his adventure on the subway as a 2-year-old boy taking the hour-long trip with his family from their old home in Brooklyn to their new home in the Bronx. Along the way, Richard, now 22, remembers watching people enter and exit the train cars at each stop. When it was their turn, […]

St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early to the Rockaways

St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early to the Rockaways

Snow was piled on the ground and temperatures hovered below 40 degrees for the first Saint Patrick’s Day parade of the year out in Rockaway, Queens, yesterday. But the residents turned out strongly anyway. Crowds of bright green lined the parade route, an antidote to the chill weather. Saint Patrick’s Day is not until March […]

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