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This is the city’s story and every day it’s different. Our reporters see unique things that make their neighborhoods great. This blog is for those moments that make you scratch your head, celebrate, or gripe to your coworker about how, for better or worse, "This is New York."    

Midtown »

The movie and TV star spent her high school years in Flushing.

Jamaica »

The award-winning film "Saving Jamaica Bay" will air on PBS on Feb. 18.

Midtown East »

The country's first modeling agency, John Powers Inc., was founded in the Big Apple.

Park Slope »

Kiwiana, a New Zealander restaurant, printed "Immigrants make America great" on its receipts.

Long Island City »

The artists will be given working space at either the Z Hotel or The Paper Factory from April to June.

Corona »

The New York pop singer will perform at the stadium on Aug. 28. 

Park Slope »

The mysterious vehicle seems to be a mobile memorial to the 1994 movie "Speed," starring Keanu Reeves.

Downtown Brooklyn »

People from New Jersey and beyond are Googling to ask about New York's ubiquitous stores.

TriBeCa »

Cafes across the city and country will donate 5 percent of their sales to ACLU Friday through Sunday.

Flushing »

As millions from China travel during the holiday, NYC marketers hope to capture their interest.

Upper East Side »

Whether you're staying home or hitting up a bar, here are some idea for your Super Bowl watch party.

Hunts Point »

The filmmaker sent out a tweet asking people to help with the effort to bring a bookstore to The Bronx.

Cobble Hill »

The inaugural edition features five Yemeni establishments and two Syrian ones in Cobble Hill.

Times Square & Theater District »

For all those times you get that sudden urge, Poopers Guide may offer relief.