Monthly Archives: December 2010

Groove is in the New Year

Never ones to succumb New Year party peer pressure, the 106thstreeters headed out to Williamsburg to enjoy New Year celebrations one night early at Zebulon. How could we resist a line up of a few of our favorite musical things? … Continue reading

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Thundersnow With a Side of Blizzard

Twenty Inches! That’s an incredible number for total snowfall in Central Park, but that’s the story of the massive Blizzard of 2010. From buses stranded all over the city to snow piling up inside subway stations to the rare occurrence … Continue reading

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I Pugni in Tasca (Fists in the Pocket)

We here at 106th Street love cinema. In fact, if it weren’t for cinema the 106thstreeters would never have met, forged our way back across country, and returned our family names to their proper North American East Coast origins. Like … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night After Glöggfest

‘Twas the night after Glöggfest, when all through the flat, not a creature was stirring, not even a rat.” Holidays in NYC are not milquetoast Middle America. They are citified, but not necessarily fancified. In New York, rats and Ratkings … Continue reading

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The 14th Annual Glöggfest

Glöggfest 2010 got off to a Bang Bang Push Push here in El Barrio. With the help of Joe Cuba, Shuggie Otis, Hector Lavoe, Fela Kuti, Run DMC, and the jazzoliday vibes from A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Glögg warmed … Continue reading

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Pete Hamill and the American Vision

Leave it to Brooklyn native Pete Hamill to nail why immigrants are now and have always been the bedrock of our country. The son of two Irish immigrants, this second generation American writer knows first hand what it’s like to … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season…

Some people go crazy for Rockefeller Center during the holidays. We don’t mind a nice viewing from the M5 bus, but trying to wade through the crowds wrapped in waddling clothes is a bit too much. Take out 99% of … Continue reading

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