LAUNCHING OF SENIOR DISCOUNT DAYS

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East NY Politicians Say ‘No’ to Hosting Mayor Bill de Blasio

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In Beautiful St. Kitts, Evidence Abounds of Horrific Past

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Hanging With the Locals in Bimini

This was my first visit to this pristine island located 50 miles from the Florida coast.  Impressive it was to say the least!  But...

Introducing Owen “Miracle” Maseli, An Artist You’ll Soon Hear a lot about

For his premier exhibit in the U.S., Nigerian artist Owen “Miracle” Maseli choose the gothic Octagon Gallery on Roosevelt Island to display his body...

Makerfaire–A Great Educational Gathering

  Last October the MAKERFAIRE electrified the old World’s Fair site in Queens.  Students, parents, teachers - changed their plans to attend, enjoy, and learn...

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