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One million buried in mass graves on forbidden New York island

The decaying abandoned prison workhouse on Hart Island is seen on March 27, 2014 in New York. Each white plastic pipe near the building marks an infant mass gravesite, one plastic pipe per 1,000 babies. The pile of dirt by the building (R) indicates an active gravesite, according to Melinda Hunt of Hart Island Project. Hart Island, occupying 101 acres in the Long Island Sound on the eastern edge of the Bronx in New York, contains the largest cemetery in the US. One million bodies of still born babies, the poor, the unidentified and the unclaimed are buried by prison labor in common graves. It is run by the department of corrections, and access is nearly impossible. AFP

Most New Yorkers don’t even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The morning after

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CHILLOUT: Audience members laze around in between performances. PHOTO BY RAFFY LERMA

We were too young to go to the Antipolo Rock Music Festival in December 1970—just four months after the historic three-day fest Woodstock was held in New York.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

New York celebrates wrap dress 40th

The Fall 2014 Diane von Furstenberg collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. AP

Designer Diane von Furstenberg celebrated Sunday 40 years of her phenomenally successful wrap dress, which has been copied across the planet and revolutionized women’s fashion.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Victoria eyes US ambitions after NYC show

Fashion from the Victoria Beckham Fall 2014 collection is modeled, during New York Fashion Week on Sunday Feb. 9, 2014. AP

The sky’s the limit for Victoria Beckham, the Spice Girl turned acclaimed designer who has big dreams Stateside after unveiling her latest catwalk collection in New York on Sunday.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Speed-dating’ inspires NYC women entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs take part in three-minute, one-on-one, business speed dating meetings during the fourth Women Entrepreneurs Festival in New York, January 15, 2014. Women entrepreneurs took 0part in the speed-dating-format business meeting in order to make new connections and expand their professional network.  AFP

They are bloggers, engineers and chefs – American women entrepreneurs who dream of emulating the success of Facebook number two Sheryl Sandberg or General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Popular young adult author Vizzini, 32, dies in NY

In this May 17, 2006, file photo, author Ned Vizzini poses for a photo in New York's Central Park. Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide. He was 32. AP

Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide. He was 32.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tired celebs show up in New York City for ’24 Hour Plays’

From left, singer Jordin Sparks, writer Devin Mojica and comedian Jay Pharoah attend the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway after party on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 in New York. AP

The stars were out in force on Broadway on Monday — and they were frantic. The coffee-fueled benefit performance of “The 24 Hour Plays” was held at the American Airlines Theatre, an annual event in which more than two dozen actors — this time including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, James McAvoy, Jason Biggs and Zachary Levi — teamed up with six writers and six directors to write and rehearse a half-dozen plays over a single day. The event raised $500,000.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Peta brings back Stella Adler acting classes this December

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) once again offers professional actors the opportunity to receive training from a renowned acting school based in New York. Flying from the Big Apple is The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, which has produced graduates who have taken the road Hollywood and Broadway.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

New York’s rich and famous ‘hothouse’ children to best schools

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The pursuit of educational excellence is so competitive in New York that some babies are given personal tuition in French and Chinese, and four-year-olds are hothoused for the best schools.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Statue of Liberty reopening delights tourists

Tourists visit the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the partial federal government shutdown. AP/John Minchillo

The Statue of Liberty was back to her shining best Sunday, reopened to tourists for the first time since falling victim to the US government shutdown two weeks ago.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Popular Humans of New York photoblog now a book

This Oct. 2, 2013 photo shows street portrait photographer Brandon Stanton, creator of the popular Humans of New York blog, near Union Square in New York. Stanton’s magical blend of portraits and poignant, pithy storytelling has earned HONY more than 2 million followers online. Now he’s putting his work in a book, “Humans of New York,” due out Oct. 15 from St. Martin’s Press. AP

Brandon Stanton rounds the corner, spots a tiny blur of pink, and runs over to ask if he can take a picture. He crouches in a busy Manhattan bike lane to get the shot: a beautiful little girl with pink leg braces, a walker and a big smile, her dad posed behind her.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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