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A Power Company Mishap Turns New York's Skyline Blue
Offbeat  (tags: electricity, mysteries, New York )

Freya
- 201 days ago - cnn.com
An electrical flash at a Con Edison substation in Queens temporarily lit up New York's skyline Thursday night in a brilliant blue. Despite the eerily glowing color, there was no alien invasion.
Helen Levitt's New York - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, photos, New York, art )

CherAway
- 233 days ago - theguardian.com
Brooklyn-born Helen Levitt was teaching art to children when she bought a camera to document the chalk drawings they were sketching on New York's streets. Her works were influential but she struggled to make a living in her lifetime.
Lewis Hine and the Photos That Changed America
Offbeat  (tags: child labour, exhibition, New York, USA )


- 636 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An exhibition in New York highlights the child labour photos of Lewis Hine that shocked the country and paved the way for new laws to protect children.
Pet Dogs Must Be in a Carrier to Ride the N.Y.C. Subway, So Big Dog Owners Are Getting Creative - VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: pet dogs, carrier, riding N.Y.C. Subway, New York, animals, dogs, humans, pets )

Lone
- 771 days ago - people.com
Dog lovers of New York, we salute you! Never stop dreaming up new ways to share your dogâEUR(TM)s adorableness with the world.
Watch the Moment April the Giraffe Finally Gives Birth
Offbeat  (tags: April, Animal, Birth, New York, USA )


- 825 days ago - bbc.co.uk
April the giraffe has become an internet sensation as millions watched her long pregnancy unfold via webcam from her enclosure in Harpursville, New York.
Woman Who Spoofed April The Giraffe Gives Birth First.
Offbeat  (tags: April The Giraffe, Spoof, South Carolina, New York )

Derek
- 863 days ago - bbc.in
The real giraffe became an internet sensation after zookeepers put cameras in her pen, in New York state, to broadcast the birth to the world.Yet nearly two weeks later, the world is still waiting for the calf.
Mass Graves Near Manhattan: Digging Up New York's Past
Offbeat  (tags: Mass graves, Unclaimed bodies, Manhattan, New York, USA )


- 1160 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Hart Island holds a unique place in the life of one of the world's most vibrant cities. It is where the bodies of dead people go when they are unclaimed by others.
Woman Holds Lunch After Wedding Heartbreak
Offbeat  (tags: Wedding Heartbreak, Pre-Nups, New York, Lunch )

Derek
- 1168 days ago - news.sky.com
A New York woman who cancelled her wedding in a row over a prenup with her would-be husband has turned the reception into a special lunch for needy families.
He Used to Be Homeless. Now He's a Mayor. And He's Only 28.
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, people, New York, Ithaca, Svante Myrick, government, human interest )

Robert
- 1276 days ago - upworthy.com
When you walk into the office of the 28-year-old mayor of Ithaca, New York, you get an instant taste of what it means to have a young person running your city.
29 Photos Prove Getting Older Doesn't Mean Getting Less Badass.
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, fun, senior citizens, New York, aging, style, pictures, elderly )

Robert
- 1329 days ago - upworthy.com
New York City seniors are all dressed up and ready to shut down some myths about what it means to grow up. And just a heads-up, they're gonna make your selfies look like total amateur hour while they're at it.
Moby Reveals How He Became An Animal Rights Activist - as He Calls on Fans to Join Him in Walk
Offbeat  (tags: Moby, singer, animal rights, farm sanctuary, walk, New York, Florida )

Scooby
- 1383 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The musician recently took time out to show his support for Farm Sanctuary's nearly three decades of lifesaving work by starring in a video inviting fans to lace up and join him.
Cecil the Lion and Other Endangered Animals Are Projected on to Empire State Building in Stunning New York Light Display
Offbeat  (tags: New York, empire state building, lights, Cecil, lion, endangered )

Scooby
- 1449 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The Empire State Building broadcast images of endangered animals to New Yorkers on Saturday in a video projection said to be the first-of-its-kind.
Illegal Ivory Crushed in New York's Times Square
Offbeat  (tags: Illegal ivory trade, new York, USA )


- 1492 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than a ton of confiscated ivory has been crushed in New York's Times Square to send a message that the illegal trade will not be tolerated.
How Penn Station Saved New York's Architectural History
Offbeat  (tags: Penn Station, preservation, landmarks law., architectural history, New York, USA )


- 1511 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In May, New York City's landmarks preservation agency blocked renovation changes to the Four Seasons restaurant in the modernist Seagram building.
New York Policeman in Critical Condition After Shooting
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Police, New York, USA )


- 1540 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
A plainclothes policeman is in a critical condition after being shot in the head in New York.Brian Moore, 25, was shot while attempting to question a suspect from his police car in the borough of Queens.
 

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