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The 99 Year Old Holocaust Survivor

After she settles herself into her favorite chair, Margot Karp puts on her spectacles. The lenses, big and round, are rose-colored. Margot, elegant in a black dress, stockings and dress shoes, lips a subtle shade of...


Pol secures funding for Queensbridge

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer last week announced $1.35 million of funding for various projects at Queensbridge Houses. The funding includes nearly $500,000 for Urban Upbound for youth development and employment services, over $425,000 to the Jacob...


Rainey Park receives $3.7 million for upgrades

Last week, Parks officials joined Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Ravenswood Houses residents and Dutch Kills civic leaders to announce that Rainey Park will undergo a $3.7 million renovation. The improvements will include remaking the park’s play...


The Renaissance Man of Art and Music

The sunlight, streaming into the studio like a spotlight, focuses its beam upon a bright red chair. Empty, it’s sitting next to a couple of lutes and an electric guitar. Into this eclectic still life walks...

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