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Urban Living: 1-2-3

A single terrorist nuke, more likely in the 5- to 10-kiloton range (Hiroshima was 12 kilotons), will kill tens or hundreds of thousands of people in any big city but spare the rest. In New York, that will leave about 7.5 million of us to sort through the carnage. – How To Survive A Nuclear Bomb (via Slate.com)1. Having potassium …

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Hips Don’t Lie

On the same day that I found 100 people surfing in NYC, I cut through Central Park on the way home from dropping off the Farmboyz, to find about 100 people hula-hooping by the Bethesda Fountain. This town is cuh-ray-zee!

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Gotham City Surfing

Last year the Parks Department declared this stretch of Rockaway Beach, Queens, to be NYC’s official surfing-only beach. Previous to 2005, surfing was a ticketable offense. According to the city’s site, you should carry your surfboard onto the A train, then ride it to the 90th Street stop in Rockaway. The surfing beach is between 87th and 91st Street. I’ve …

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Maybe – The Three Degrees

In 1957, producer Richard Barrett steered The Chantels, a Bronx-born group of five teenage girls into the national top 20 with Maybe, a first for an all-black girl group. Then 13 years later, he gave the same song to his latest girl group production, Philadelphia’s The Three Degrees, who were on the cusp of becoming globally famous as the voice …

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Backfired

NYC Eagle, Sunday 11pmI’m on the roofdeck of the Eagle, as I am on most Sunday evenings. The holiday weekend has brought out a huge crowd of regulars and tourists and I am penned into a corner of the deck, surrounded by friends and one very horny and persistent young cub. The cub has been touching me lightly as he …

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