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Real party donation reform: the city where political finance never sleeps

As the AEC releases political finance data for the year to June 2013, Inside Story’s Graeme Orr visits a New York organisation that can teach us a lot about timely transparency.

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Follow Friday: @ivymix, who thinks drinks and champions women

Meet Ivy Mix, who through nominative determinism, a sense of fun and just plain grit is making a big name for herself — and women — in the blokey world of bartending. It’s another Crikey Follow Friday …

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A tale of two Bills: sipping cider with New York’s new mayor

New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in last week by Bill Clinton in a ceremony that covered issues of race and poverty, backed by an excellent soundtrack. Amber Jamieson reports from Manhattan.

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Time for a Sandy Smoothie before Frankenstorm hits

New York City is in lockdown for Hurricane Sandy. But the city that never sleeps can’t shut down entirely — “Sandy Smoothies” and $85 gumboots are out on sale, reports Alice Brennan from NYC.

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Crikey says: this movement might be something after all …

People are starting to pay attention to a growing movement in the US, and no it’s not the Tea Party.

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The Atlantic Wire | LINKS|

Alec Baldwin for NYC mayor?

Actor Alec Baldwin is being touted as a possible candidate as mayor of New York City, now that Anthony Weiner looks like he’s out of the race. But he’s got a few skeletons in his closet, warns John Hudson.

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Crikey Blogs | FOOD & TRAVEL|

A brand new start of it, in old New York

Kristin Moore went to New York twenty years ago, when it was grungy and dangerous and full of warehouse parties. This time she took her 15 year-old son along for a holiday. What’s changed?

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New York Magazine | UNCATEGORIZED|

The sex diaries of the city that never sleeps

Thanks to Craigslist, GPS enabled social-networking iPhone apps and a host of other technological developments, sex has gone digital and nowhere more so than in NYC. NY Mag examine their anxiety filled Sex Diaries series to find what Sex in the City really means.

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New York Times | ADVERTISING|

NYC goes hard on soft drinks

New York City’s health department has launched a new ad campaign warning New Yorkers from “pouring on the pounds” with sugary beverages, in an effort to tackle rising obesity rates. Predictably, the American Beverage Association is not a fan.

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The Moment | ART & DESIGN|

Celebrating the Lomo

Digital photography fans step aside, the Lomographic Society International, an organization championing the use of analog film, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Lomo LC-A camera.

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Rolling Stone | MUSIC|

Inside the audio installation that’s been blowing minds since 1993

Hidden away in New York’s Tribeca district, the Dream House is simply a warm, dimly lit, spacious room, but it’s also a portal that whisks visitors away from the world outside.

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New York Magazine | THE ARTS|

Stalking Sad Panda: a slide show

Who is this mysterious creature, with his furry suit, and deep dark eyes, that seems to be haunting Lower Manhattan?

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New York Magazine | FOOD & TRAVEL|

The Newtown Pippin: the Big Apple’s apple?

The question on every New Yorker’s lips: will the Newtown Pippin be dubbed the city’s official apple?

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