We like it like that: the songs that defined New York City's boogaloo craze

We like it like that: the songs that defined New York City's boogaloo craze
The new documentary We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo charts the spectacular rise and controversial fall of the Latin soul craze that burst out of New York City 50 years ago (Full disclosure: I am one of the interviewees who appears in …
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Tribeca Residents Complaining Ice Cream Truck's Music Too Loud
The city said residents should call 311 when they hear the loud music, or report it to NYC.gov, where there's a section called “noise from an ice cream truck.” Inspectors can be dispatched and possibly issue a ticket. So far this year there have been …
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New York City's Flu Shot Mandate for Young Children Is Struck Down

New York City's Flu Shot Mandate for Young Children Is Struck Down
A judge ruled on Thursday that the New York City health department could not require young children to be vaccinated for the flu to attend city-licensed preschools and day care centers, striking down one of the more ambitious public health initiatives …
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New York City to Expand Homeless Outreach
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the creation of a citywide task force to address street homelessness block-by-block, saying in a speech to business leaders Thursday that the city will arrive on-scene within an hour of a resident reporting …
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Christmas in New York City
Nobody would fault you for heading to New York City in the spring when Central Park blooms big or, really, in any of the seasons—but to see the city in a full-on glittery Christmas frenzy, winter can't be beat. The city's usual go-go-go energy (there …
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Study: Cleveland's Arts Attendance Is Comparable to New York City's

Study: Cleveland's Arts Attendance Is Comparable to New York City's
According to recent analysis by the Plain Dealer's Steven Litt, the number of attendees was then divided by the population in the greater Cleveland area, resulting in Cleveland's fifth-place rank with 87 percent of New York City's cultural activity …
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City Takes Look at Diversity of Arts Groups
An effort to measure whether New York City's cultural organizations reflect the famously diverse metropolis they serve has focused fresh attention on a concern that has bedeviled some in the arts world for years. National surveys indicate that …
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