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Laura L.M. Hill

Entries by Laura L.M. Hill

Webster Hall Attack: Cro-Mags Founder Harley Flanagan: "What I Did Was Defend My Life"

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 4:15 PM

New York Natives sat down with Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan for an exclusive interview about the events of the now infamous July 6 Webster Hall Cro-Mags blow-out during New York's CBGB Festival.

According to Harley Flanagan, he was invited to the Webster...

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The Nuyorican Poets Café, in the Words of Ed Morales, Author, Lecturer, Journalist, Nuyorican

(4) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 10:11 AM

The Nuyorican Poets Café, the legendary venue that opened first in the mid 1970s, closed in the early '80s and then re-opened in the late '80s, is one of the cultural gems that keep NYC the hotbed of creativity that it has always been.

Ed Morales, author, lecturer, documentarian, journalist,...

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Lower East Side & The Rise of NY Hardcore -- Harley Flanagan's Take

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 3:15 PM

What does it mean to be created by a neighborhood? What if the neighborhood that created you vanishes? And more intriguing, if the vanishing had something to do with your being there in the first place? What does that story look like?

We're talking about the Lower East Side --...

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Popmaster Fabel, Hip Hop Legend, Dance Master, Native Icon

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 1:07 PM

Hip Hop. These days, it means different things to different people. But anyone will tell you New York City was, and is, at the center of the scene. Hip Hop originally described the musical and artistic subculture born during the 1970s in New York's predominantly African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods.

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Before They Were Famous -- WARHOL by William John Kennedy

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 9:21 AM

This piece was co-authored by Laura LM Hill

Pure fate.

In 1963, a young photographer named William John Kennedy had nothing but fate. And that was more than enough.

After nearly 50 years, never-before-seen photographs of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana and their work have been published...

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The 99% Takes AIG to Court

(11) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 11:00 AM

In May, the first "whistleblower" lawsuit was unsealed, naming AIG, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank as defendants. Derek and Nancy Casady, a retired journalist and a health-food storeowner in Southern California filed the suit. Following motions to dismiss by the defendants and the Casady's responses to those motions, oral argument...

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Liz Lange: Fashion Visionary, New York Native

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 4:02 PM

Although the world has changed quite a bit since Frank Sinatra crooned his love song to the city, there is no doubt people still come by the millions to taste a little bit of New York's magical Kool-Aid.

There are also millions who don't come here, rather they were born...

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Rita Cosby's New York

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 9:44 AM

Ever wonder what it takes to have a day named after you in New York? No small feat but Rita Cosby's "extraordinary journalism and exemplary service on behalf of her community," inspired the State of New York to officially name October 11th, "Rita Cosby Day."

Rita Cosby has had an...

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Larry King: Can't Take Brooklyn Out of the Boy

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 11:29 AM

If cryogenic freezing works and Larry King beats death, he's heading back to Bensonhurst. That's what he told in a recent interview. If all goes as planned, he told us he'll be walking down the street in Brooklyn two hundred years from now and "they'll probably just...

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When Did NY Become LA?

(12) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 5:08 PM

Something is rotten in the state of... New York!

What is going on out there? All of a sudden (okay maybe it's been a few years coming) I am in what I think is my city, yet it is looking ever more strangely like L.A.! How could this...

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