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[caption id="attachment_20667" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Memorial for Karl Lagerfeld Image courtesy of Alexander Munday[/caption] The Karl Lagerfeld store in SoHo had an arrangement of white roses positioned in its window Wednesday in memory of the iconic fashion designer, who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Paris.  On the sidewalk outside the shop, passersby and fans also left their own tokens of appreciation—lit candles and a few good bye notes. “He [Lagerfeld] stood out like a Godfather character and you didn’t need to know of his accolades to know he meant business,” said Alexendar Munday, who recently moved to New York and visited

Some people spend their Sundays in church, others like to unwind with a good book, but in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, a small group of artists are rolling up their sleeves, grabbing scalpels and cutting open a mischief of mice to learn the craft of taxidermy. Leading the course is Katie Innamoroto, 27, a woman whose curiosity and passion for wildlife led her to the study of preservation, natural history and inadvertently, a side job as a teacher. Innamoroto’s perfectionist nature and ethical practices have gained her tens of thousands of followers on social media and are shaping the emergence of a

There’s nothing like kicking back, baiting up and enjoying a little fishing on a nice day. Just ask George Hayes, who has been fishing in Prospect Park since 1963. The Brooklyn native has seen the park at its best and at its worse. He says there was a time that he wouldn’t even enter the park because he feared he might get mugged. But once the park started to clean up, he was hooked again. But now there’s a new threat that may push him away from the place where he finds solitude—the rising rent prices in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

[caption id="attachment_18033" align="aligncenter" width="1168"] P.S./I.S. 217 – Roosevelt Island reported record breaking lead levels in February. (Katryna Perera/NY City Lens)[/caption]  By Allison Lau and Katryna Perera Nestled between Manhattan and Queens is a small island that has been receiving more attention than usual–Roosevelt Island. To be precise, the island's school–P.S./I.S. 217. It's been in the headlines with reports of water laced with lead at the levels seen in Flint, Mich. Specifically, the New York Department of Water tested fountains and faucets in the school in early February, using a new lead testing kit developed by the state. Record-breaking results were discovered in eight of the elementary

[caption id="attachment_18033" align="aligncenter" width="1168"] P.S./I.S. 217 – Roosevelt Island reported record breaking lead levels in February. (Katryna Perera/NY City Lens)[/caption]  By Allison Lau and Katryna Perera Nestled between Manhattan and Queens is a small island that has been receiving more attention than usual–Roosevelt Island. To be precise, the island's school–P.S./I.S. 217. It's been in the headlines with reports of water laced with lead at the levels seen in Flint, Mich. Specifically, the New York Department of Water tested fountains and faucets in the school in early February, using a new lead testing kit developed by the state. Record-breaking results were discovered in eight of the elementary

By Allison Lau, Alexandria Bordas, Zhiming Zhang Harlem has been locked in a battle against obesity and diabetes for years. In East Harlem alone, the 13th poorest of New York City’s 59 community districts, one in three adults are obese, which is the highest proportion of obese adults in all New York City neighborhoods. The childhood obesity rate is over 23 percent. The diabetic rates are equally as staggering – 18 percent of adults in East Harlem are diabetic, with most of the cases being type 2 and strongly associated with obesity. Heart disease, cancer and diabetes, all conditions related in part