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Eco Movie, Take 1

A filmmaker struggles to go green

Citizen Pruners

If you see someone hacking away at that overgrown tree on your block, chances are, she’s doing a good deed
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Sweet Spot

Now that beekeeping is legal in New York City, hundreds of prospective beekeepers are setting up hives

Is Recycling Worth It?

An inquiry into the fate of our waste

A Passion for Glass

Even as the craft of glassblowing declines, an intern prepares to enter a venerated field

Museum in a House Showcases Italian-American Culture

Artists, speakers and exhibits on offer in Staten Island
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Suffer - It's Good For You

My day at the Russian banya
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Damaged, and Down and Out (with audio)

Even after divorce, an abused Muslim woman can’t find the help she needs

Whole Hog (video)

We go behind the kitchen door, to watch how a New York Italian restaurant uses every part of the pig.
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The Big Business in Baby Beauty

How the beauty industry sells to kids

Cuban Musicians Resuming U.S. Performances

The Obama administration appears to be quietly relaxing a five-year Bush-era ban on Cuban cultural exchanges

The Punk and the Professional

The generational clash over corporate dress

Coming Out, and into Her Own

A transplanted, transgendered Texan tries to recover from two suicide attempts, and reconcile to life with HIV

A Mosque that Can't Borrow Faces the Loss of its Home (video)

Members hope Islamic financing practices arrive in time to save it

“That’s all I’m looking for, a chance at something better”

An unemployed furniture salesman, at the end of his resources, is forced into a shelter. But a new kind of employment office gives him hope.

Bronx Latinas Rethink the Pregnancy Choice

With the pregnancy rate for Latina teens the highest in the nation, and the rate in the Bronx the highest in New York, some Bronx girls are thinking again

Investing in Body Art

Is the New York tattoo a sensible buy?

Two Part Harmony

Hindu Indians who don’t eat beef and Muslim Pakistanis who don’t drink wine gather for congenial evenings of song, serving one another wine and beef to signal mutual respect

"Where's My Bailout?"

And other rude questions scrawled in angry graffiti around one of New York’s wealthiest neighborhoods

A Super Fan Says Goodbye (video)

Most people think the New York Yankees’ new $1.5 billion stadium is pretty great. But at least one fan is struggling with a sense of loss.

The Helper

Meet Don Orlando Tobón, a neighborhood hero who has repatriated the bodies of hundreds of Colombian drug mules, inspired by his late mother, and by God

U.S. Muslim Women Fight for Power

Young, educated women are demanding more authority at the mosque
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In New York's Chinatown, an Inauspicious New Year (video)

A Speech Coach to the Stars

Sam Chwat helped Julia Roberts and Robert De Niro. He also neutralizes unfortunate accents.

“Live, From New York, It's... Louis Klein!”

Diehard Saturday Night Live fan finds a life, of sorts, on line

In this South Asian Neighborhood, Everyone (Mostly) Gets Along

Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis work to cooperate—despite horrific incidents like Mumbai

Nobody Dies Here (video)

The story of an idyllic little hospital, where the patients are undemanding and healing is a family affair

Their Boots of Vegan Pleather

Surprise! Grit capital New York is becoming a global mecca for those who eat, and live, animal-free

"I Think I Know Now What it Felt Like When We Were Emancipated”

Brooklyn African-Americans from all walks of life jubilate

New York Marijuana Delivery Services Generate Plenty of Green

Experts compare them to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” speakeasies of the 1920s

Manhattan Country

Rustic-themed restaurants inspire dreams of slopes and sea
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Second Life

What happens when bars take over temples of sex, beauty and religion

The Second Burial of John Gotti

The legendary mafia don hasn’t been gone very long — but his old neighborhood is already changing, and forgetting him.

A Walk Through Gotti Land (slide show)

Where enemies were gunned down, friends were feted, and talking is still unpopular

Just Embarrass Him to Death

Victimized by wandering hands on public transit? Snap the creep’s picture and post it online, protest group suggests

Don't Laugh

Textile entrepreneur leads guffaw-inducing therapy sessions for the stressed-out

Where to Find Manga for Your Kid, Fugu for Your Daredevil Spouse and Ramen for the Whole Family

(Without leaving New York)

On the Trail of Chinatown’s Hidden Gods

Shopkeepers in Manhattan’s Chinatown still tend shrines to their Buddhist gods, who guard the cash and the goods, and the owner’s health and wealth. Look closely, and you’ll see them everywhere.

Skeptic at the Mosque

As teenagers, my friends and I would slip away to the pizza parlor while our parents worshipped. Years later, I realized I’d missed something.

Paris in New York

With its Francophone enclaves, arrondissement-style nabes and standout French jazz and food, the city offers a captivating Parisian experience

New York Food, a la Cubana

Places to kick back, hear bachata and savor a medianoche

They’re In Line, You’re In Nirvana

Savvy substitutes for New York City tourist traps that will leave you smiling

New York’s Other Little Italy

You can shop for beef hearts and tongue, along with the usual olives and sun-dried tomatoes, in this earthy Bronx neighborhood.