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Cool. Cooler, Coolest

Cool. Cooler, Coolest

By Claudie Benjamin A key to keeping food fresh, whether for humans or pets, is refrigeration and freezer technology. One example among millions of businesses and home occupants that depend daily on refrigeration is Just Food for Dogs (JFFD) at 2025 Broadway. More...

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Sophisticated Fires

Sophisticated Fires

By Claudie Benjamin A December 18, 2015, New York Times article, “In New York, the Fireplace Flickers,” by C. J. Hughes, discussed the ban on wood-burning fireplaces in new construction. “New York joined a...

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Constant Traveler Loves Rain

Constant Traveler Loves Rain

By Claudie Benjamin As you can imagine, you travel a lot when you’re building a global business. And, when that business is umbrellas, you love rain. These are essentials of Freddy Marcos’ life as the co-founder with Nathan Janovich of their start-up RentBrella. Based...

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Books and Bouquets

Books and Bouquets

By Claudie Benjamin "Meadowesque" is the term florist Molly Oliver Culvers uses to describe the current trend in wedding bouquets. This means, she explained, the use of flora like grasses and agrostemma (lavender, purple, and white flowers also known as corncockle...

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Thoughtful Revitalization

Thoughtful Revitalization

By Claudie Benjamin Ian Olsen joined the Broadway Mall Association as Director of Horticulture in the final week of October 2023. Almost immediately, he was on the phone, on the computer, and in meetings, getting his hands dirty in the soil of the avenue medians known...

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Fan of the M104, M57, M72 and M5

Fan of the M104, M57, M72 and M5

By Claudie Benjamin Lea Anastasio uses a walker and rides the M104 all the time. She’s also a fan of the M57, M72, and M5. Just the other day, she got on the kneeling ramp of the M104 at the bus stop located between 73-74th Streets and Broadway in front of the entry...

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Hip Hop on Broadway

Hip Hop on Broadway

By Claudie Benjamin Hip Hop may trace its origin to the early 1970s by African Americans and Afro-Caribbean immigrants in the Bronx, but Angel Kaba became involved in this specific genre of dance as a young woman living in Brussels, Belgium. She had been studying...

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Proud Caring Community

Proud Caring Community

By Claudie Benjamin Interviewed in 2020 for the 6sqft newsletter, architect John Cetra of Cetra/Ruddy spoke proudly of the work the firm had done three decades before. “A project we did in the early ’90s was Euclid Hall on 86th Street and Broadway. Then an SRO in a...

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Years, Lovers and Glasses of Wine

Years, Lovers and Glasses of Wine

By Claudie Benjamin Though obviously not to be taken literally, the Italian saying, Anni,e bicchieri di vino non si contano mai, translates as lovers and glasses of wine, these are things that should never be counted, capsulizes what captivated Americans who first...

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