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Morning Brief: October 21

NYC and beyond mourns a star designer.

Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at 82 after a long battle with cancer. Much can and would be said about where he went with fashion, but it should also be noted where he came from. De la Renta was from the Dominican Republic, and was probably the most prominent Dominican-American in this country for years—foreshadowing the growing influence of the islanders in NYC.

Morning Brief: October 21

NYC and beyond mourns a star designer.

Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at 82 after a long battle with cancer. Much can and would be said about where he went with fashion, but it should also be noted where he came from. De la Renta was from the Dominican Republic, and was probably the most prominent Dominican-American in this country for years—foreshadowing the growing influence of the islanders in NYC.

Cityscape: The Roaring 20s

The glamour, the music, the fashion, the mobsters and more from the 1920s

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 masterpiece novel “The Great Gatsby” will once again come to life on the silver screen next week.  The latest film adaptation of the novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.  The movie promises roaring 20s' glamour, excess and excitement, but we thought, why should Hollywood have all the fun?