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George Bodarky

Happy 2012!

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fireworks and the Times Square ball
asterix611, Flickr

Tonight, a lot people will stay up late to celebrate the New Year in all sorts of ways, including by watching the ball drop in Times Square. But New Year’s celebrations weren’t always as we know them today.

New York Underfoot

by George Bodarky
Woman walking over manhole cover
Rudy Burckhardt

From the astrological map on the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal to the Empire State Building, New Yorkers have many reasons to look up. But this morning’s we’re peering down.

Bronx Latin Flavor

by George Bodarky
Vineet Radhakrishnan, Flickr

The Bronx is bursting with Latin flavor. In fact according to the 2010 census, Hispanics make up 53.5% of the borough's population, up from just over 48% a decade ago.

Made in New York

by George Bodarky
getsaucy.com (top left corner), Norris Hung (top right corner), amandapearl.com (bottom left corner), Josh Hadar (bottom right corner)

New York City may no longer be the manufacturing capital of America, but a whole lot of stuff is still made in the five boroughs, from soda pop to chocolate to maraschino cherries. 

Ups and Downs

by George Bodarky
elevator buttons
Chris Campbell, Flickr

We all experience ups and downs in life – some more than others.  Take Craig Lippman – an elevator operator on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, who quite frankly, has lost track of his ups and downs.

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