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America Speaks: Four More Years President Obama prepares to lead the ever changing U.S. demographic

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resident Barack Obama did not just win reelection, his victory signaled the irreversible triumph of a new, 21st-century America: multiracial, multi-ethnic, global in outlook and moving beyond centuries of racial, sexual, marital and religious tradition, the mixed-race son of Hawaii by way of Kansas, Indonesia, Los Angeles, New York and Chica go, won reelection in good part because he not only embodied but spoke to that New America, as did the Democratic Party he leads. His victorious coalition spoke for and about him: a good share of the white vote (about 45 percent in Ohio, for example); 70 percent or so of the Latino vote across the country, according to experts; 96 percent of the African-American vote; and large proportions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders The GOP chose as its standard-bearer Mit t R o m n e y, w h o s e o w n Mormon Church until recent decades discriminated of ficially against black s. His c ampaign made lit t le s e r io u s ef fo r t to re ac h o u t to Hi s p a nic s voters, and Romney hur t himself by t ak ing fa r-r ight po si t ions on immigrat ion dur ing t h e G O P p r i m a r i e s. H e m a d e n o e f f o r t what soever in t he black communit y.

U.S. Census numbers tell the story. In the first decade of the new millennium, the Asian-American population r o s e 4 3.3 p e r c e n t , t h e African-American population 12.3 perc ent, t he L at ino communit y 43 percent — and the white population just 5.7 percent. To be sure, the president won because of his st and on the issues — health c a re refo r m, Wa ll S t re et regulation, the auto industry bailout, among others. But his victor y is something more: a sense that we are all in this together as a society, no matter who we are or how we live our lives.

Obama reached out not only racially and ethnically, but in terms of lifestyle. Analysts made fun of, and Republicans derided, his campaign’s focus on discrete demographic and social slices of the electorate, including the Gay communit y. But the message was

I s aw t his new Americ a at the hear t of the Obama reelect ion ef for t, in t heir c ampaign of f ic e s. In one office in Virgina, for example, the local campaign manager was Pakistani-American, the volunteer s were of ever y race and background, the people heading out to handle the signup drive were Hispanic, and the event they were working on was a concer t by Bruce Springsteen. Giving t he president 4 more years will continue to unite us all, and give him time to complete his plans to elevate our great countr y in all levels for the future.

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Skin & Beauty APHRODITE: Olympian goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and procreation.

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he was depicted as a beautiful woman usually accompanied by the winged godling Eros (Love). Her attributes included a dove, an apple, a scallop shell and mirror. We c an’t ask our mot hers, our sisters and aunts to be Aphrodites a l l t h e t i m e , h o w e v e r, i f y o u a r e looking for a lit tle boost in your life or want to make some positive and safe physical changes on a little g r a n d e r s c a l e, t h e r e i s a p l a c e j u s t around the corner that is eager to a s sist you.

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Lo c at e d in t h e h e a r t of Bro o k l y n, t he promise of t his aest het ic abode of beaut y is s afet y comes f irst — along w it h t he gua ra nteed re sult s t hat you a re lo o k in g fo r t h at l a s t. T h e l at e s t technologies are used to beautif y and also discover t he t he fount ain of yo u t h fo r e ac h c u s t ome r. T h e re a re common problems that they can easily fix: unwanted and excess hair, unwanted leg veins, undesirable facial vascular, unwanted wrinkles, loose skin, rosacea and unsought pigmented lesions through t he most recent advanced epider mal science. From the sublime to the simple.

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“People are living longer healthier l i v e s ”, s a i d D r. D i G i u s e p p i , “ M a n y people want the outside to look as good a s t hey feel inside. People feel the pressure of an ever loving you t hf ul s oc iet y a nd w a nt to s low t he aging proces s dow n. We facilit ate t h at at o u r lo c at io n w i t h n o n-s u rgic a l a nd non-inva si ve proc e dure s t h at a re s a f e, s e c u r e a n d e f f e c t i v e.”

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Met-Living’s Guide to Antiquing Learn the difference between true antique, near antique and vintage:

A true antique is at least 100 years old according to the majority of antique dealers. This is based on tradition and the customs law s of ma ny c ount r ie s. However, s ome societ ies def ine ant iques a s having been made before 1930. A near antique is any where bet ween 75 to 99 years old Vintage means ‘of a cer tain time’. It is the description used for a range of collectibles, and especially those from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Look around your home

Explore your closets, attic, basement and/ or storage room. Something that is already under your own roof might just answer one of the descriptions: the linens and silverware Grandma received as a wedding gif t, a baby bed that has been used “for ages”, the toys your parent s played wit h when t hey were children... the list goes on. Any of the objects you f ind could be t he f irst piece of your collection.

Make a decision

Do you want to keep these valuables or sell them. Either way: have them appraised, to make sure your insurance is adequate, that is, that it covers the value of all your antiques in the event of thef t, damage or loss, or, if selling, to make sure you get a good price.

What exactly you are looking for?

A certain kind of object such as a sculpture? A piece from a cer tain ar tist? Ar t work from a cer tain period, i.e. Ar t Deco? And most impor tant, how much you are willing to spend?

Browse at garage sales and house auctions

You won’t be the first to find a rare object that was dismissed as “junk.” Remember the saying: One man’s trash, is another man’s treasure, so pieces that don’t mean anything to other people might be just what you are looking for.

Search the Internet.

Famous auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s can be visited online too. You may even find something at eBay.

Attend an auction at an auction house.

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o f f i c e s a l l a r o u n d t h e w o r l d, p r o b a b l y i n y o u r c o u n t r y a s w e l l. Yo u w i l l b e a b l e t o see the pieces more closely before they are auct ioned, and make a bet ter decision whether or not you want a par ticular p i e c e. A r r ive ear ly at a live auct ion. You are required to register before you can bid. You can also bid online or on the telephone — this is called an absentee bid. You will be required to fill out a form either on paper or online. When your form is processed, you are registered to bid. Two more things to remember are: If you are a novice collector, have a professional appraise the value of pieces you want to buy; and don’t stuf f your house with antiques. Individual pieces won’t stand out anymore if there’s too much there.

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from the Bodleian Libraries Ends: February 3, 2013

91st St. Cooper-Hewitt, Nationuseum Mile is the name for a sec- al Design Museum, Smithson-

tion of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, running from 82nd to 105th streets in the Carnegie Hill section of the Upper East Side. The Mile, which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world, is actually two blocks longer than one mile. Nine museums occupy the length of this section of Fifth Avenue. A tenth museum, the Museum for African Art, joined the ensemble in 2009, however its Museum at 110th Street, the first new museum constructed on the Mile since the Guggenheim in 1959, won’t open until late 2012. In addition to other programming, the museums collaborate for the annual Museum Mile Festival, held each year in June, to promote the museums and increase visitation.

ian Institution Closed for renovation and scheduled for re-opening in 2014.

89th St. National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts Exhibit: Chance Encounters Music, Dance, Literature Ends: January 11, 2013.

110th St. Museum for African Art Opening Soon

105th St. El Museo del Barrio Exhibit: Caribbean: Crossroads of the World Ends: January 6, 2013

103rd St. Museum of the City of New York Exhibit: From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1661-2012 Ends: January 21, 2013

92nd St. The Jewish Museum Exhibit: Crossing Borders: Manuscripts

Pablo Picasso, The Milliner’s Workshop (Atelier de la modiste), 1926. Oil on canvas

88th St. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Exhibit: Picasso Black and White Ends: January 23, 2013

86th St. Neue Galerie New York Exhibit: Ferdinand Hodler: View To Infinity Ends: January 7, 2013

83rd St. Goethe-Institut New York/German Cultural Center Events that present German culture Ongoing

82nd St. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibit: Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop Ends: January 27, 2013

Museum Mile Festival The annual Museum Mile Festival traditionally takes place on the second Tuesday in June from 6 – 9 p.m. in New York City. It was established in 1979 to increase public awareness of it s member institutions and promote public suppor t of the ar ts in NYC The first festival was held on June 26, 1979 During t he past t wo dec ades, well over one million people have t aken par t in t his annual celebrat ion. Fest ival at tendees c an walk t he Mile f rom 82nd St reet to 104t h Street and visit ten of New York Cit y’s finest cultural institutions, open free that evening to t he public. Several of t he par t icipat ing mu s eums of fe r ou tdoor a r t ac t i v i t ie s for children. During t he event, Fif t h Avenue is closed to traf fic and it becomes a strollers’ haven. Special exhibit ions and wor ks from permanent collect ions are on view inside t he inst itut ions and live music from ja z z to show tunes to st ring quar tet s are featured in front of each museum. Addit ional st reet e nte r t a ine r s pe r fo r m a lo ng F i f t h Ave nue all evening.

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Savino: Architects with Vision

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f you are someone interested in building something, or maybe you just want to remodel , it is imperative that you enlist a knowledgeable architect who not only knows his or her craft but also logistics and building codes. Ever ywhere you look in this great metropolis you see remarkable structures. But it is a safe bet if you gaze over New York’s iconic skyline, your eyes will fall on some real eyesores. What to do? If you need someone who is local and a heralded creator of complex constructions he is right around the corner.

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St aten Island’s own Steven Savino has been in the architectural problem solving game since the 1980’s. After graduating from New York Institute Of Technology in 1987, Savino set up shop on St aten Island so that as he likes to put it he is as accessible as possible. “Any t ype of construction is complicated, whether it is a home or a commercial busines s. When under t ak ing any t ype of job in N e w Yo r k C i t y i t c a n b e d o w n r i g h t maddening. I feel it is best to be close to t he st reet so client s c an come into my of f ic e a n d a s k q u e s t io n s b efo re making the big decisions that are both personal and f inancial.”

Awareness of their surroundings

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When it comes to design there a re m a n y c r i t i c s. S av i n o A rc h i t e c t s a s sist s t he client w it h all a spect s of t he job. From be ginning to t he end.

Savino jokes t hat he has also become quite a therapist while in the war room wit h client s. “A rchitecture in any form c a n be ver y per s ona l”, s ay s S av ino, “ T h e w i f e w a n t s Tu d o r s t y l e w h i l e t h e h u s b a n d w a n t s s p l i t l e v e l. T h e ow ner w a nt s indu s t r ia l s t y le bu t t he inve stor wa nt s A r t Dec o.” T he Fra nk Lloyd Wright loving architect goes on to s ay “I t r y to communic ate and help people understand the process so t he experience is as pleasing and as painles s as pos sible.” So no matter what the housing i s s u e, dro p in a n d s e e S t eve n S av in o a n d c o m p a n y. T h e y w i l l a n s w e r a n y que s t ion a nd help s ol ve a ny problem. Do you know present building codes or w hat “air r ight s” are? Steven Savino does. What a comfor t to old pros and new voyagers set ting out a n e w v e n t u r e.

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Park City, Utah

T he wor ld-famous slopes of Par k Cit y are home to the steep mountains where the United States Ski Team trains. With 500 plus inches of snowfall ever y season and around 100 powdery trails, adventure awaits around every turn at this top ski destination. It is not unusual for tourists to outnumber permanent residents here.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

High above Gatlinburg, Tennes see is a mountaintop resort featuring nine whitewashed trails. With an amusement park, an aerial tram that sets of f from downtown Gatlinburg, and fantastic views of the Great Smoky Mountains, its easy to see why this is one of the top ski destinations in the countr y.

Mount Hood, Oregon

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Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada

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Lake Placid, New York

The heavy nor theastern snows make the Adirondack Mountains a top ski destination. It is famous for being the site of the Olympic Winter Games of 1932 and 1980. At 3,430 feet, Whiteface Mountain in nearby Wilmington has the highest ver tical drop in the eastern United States.

Jackson, Wyoming

Aspen, Colorado

Perhaps one of the most legendar y names when it comes to skiing. The Colorado ski resort has four unlinked mountains that are fit to please skiers of all levels. The only problem with visiting this world-class destination may be the price t ag, as the resor t s here are favored by the rich and famous and tend to be pricey.

Stowe, Vermont

With steep terrain that spreads over t wo h e S yisdantop e y O p eWith r a Han o uaverage se peaks, Jackson Hole Mountain TResort snowfall of 22 feet, the ski destination favored by intermediate-level picturesque slopes of Stowe are t ypically skiers. Located 12 miles northwest of Jackson, blanketed for an exceptionally long winter the resor t features one of Nor th America’s s e a s o n. Lo c a t e d o n M o u n t M a n s f i e l d, highest vertical drops of 4,140 feet. Corbet’s Vermont’s highest mountain. Couloir has been frequently described as the scariest slope in America.

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Vail Ski Resor t has a collection of 193 marked trails on three faces, and features a cra z y ver tical drop of 3,450 feet. With around 5,300 acres of skiable terrain, the resor t brags the largest single mountain ski area in the United States and is renowned as “America’s favorite ski resor t.” After Whistler Blackcomb, Vail is the second largest resor t in Nor th America.

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Little Mexico Restaurant La Mariposa volaba entre los autos. Marie José me dijo: ha de ser Chuang Tzu, de paso por Nueva York. Pero la mariposa no sabía que era una mariposa que soñaba ser Chuang Tzu o Chuang Tzu que soñaba ser una mariposa. La mariposa no dudaba: volaba. — Octavio Paz

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butterfly may float on a gusty breeze but this authentic Mexican cuisine will sting your taste buds with unbridled flavors, and warm up the cockles of your heart and palate with zest and zing. Where can you find such gastronomic gorgeousness? Westbury! The cantina is called Lit tle Mexico but there is nothing little about the engulfing aroma once you enter the place: The joint brings flavors of the Yucatan from far away and drops them right into your back yard.

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The menu boast a savor y collection o f t a s t y t o s t a d a s, f a b u l o u s f a j i t a s, epicurean empanadas and ques adillas fit for the main event mat ador himself. I n a d d i t i o n, t h i s t a q u e r i a o f f e r s a plet ho r a of s t a ple di s he s t h at neve r fail to impres s. How do you know the place is aut hent ic and t r ue to fabled Mexic an c u i s i n e? T h e c l i e n t e l e ! D r o v e s o f l o c a l s a n d ex-p a t r i o t s (m i s s i n g o l d w o r l d f l avo r a n d s p ic e) d e s c e n d o n t h e p l a c e fo r d a il y s a t i s f a c t i o n a n d succulent t ast ings. Also, t he c anteen of fers a wide variet y of cer vezas and a s angria t hat c an put a smile on your face faster t han Selma Hayek.

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“We just love it when we see that our patrons are having a good time with smiles on their faces,” says owner Yanet, “We even have people coming back for lunch the next day, with funny stories and new found good cheer to share.”

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The Guadalajara grill is a welcome addition to an already bustling Westbury d i n n i n g s c e n e. J u s t a s k o n e of t h e loc als. “We have so many Italian restaurants and bars,” said Monica from Garden City, “To have a true Mexican joint in town is thrilling. The food is great. I went to college on the West Coast so I know my Mexican ver y well.” Mindy from five towns concurred. “I love Mexican food and to have a place like this on the island is great. I love their soups and delicious fajitas.”

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Authentic Mexican flavors permeate the cantina as diners wait with anticipation for their savor y of ferings to arrive. The ambiance is also a big seller. There is great people watching, and all types of par ties are welcome. “The whole staf f at Lit tle Mexico are devoted to taking care of you,” said Yanet, “So all you have to do is relax and have a good time.” Me gusta la salsa mucha. Eso es mi comida favorito. Yo como salsa para el almuerzo. Yo como salsa con las galletas y el pan. Yo como salsa en pasta tambien. Salsa es muy rico con las hierbas. Yo c o m o s a l s a e n l a s c o m i d a s Mexicanas. Y tambien yo como salsa en la comida Italiana. Salsa es muy delicioso. Me encanta la salsa mucha. So run, don’t walk to Little Mexico. You won’t find any other place so authentic this side of the border.

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War Horse

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Mary Poppins

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this is the stor y of the Banks family and how their lives change af ter the arrival of nanny Mar y Poppins at their home at 17 Cherr y Tree Lane in London. New Amsterdam Theatre Open-Ended

Chicago

For a couple of Jazz Age enter tainers, it’s all about fame, for tune. The razzle-dazzle musical where a sensational murder trial is acted out in vaudeville specialties. The score includes “Razzle-Dazzle,” “All That

The pluck y redheaded orphan and her scr uf f y mut t Sandy make t heir way in Depression-era New York from a dismal orphanage to the home of billionaire Daddy Warbucks. The Tony Award-winning musical includes the songs “Tomorrow,” “Little Girls,” “Easy Street,” “NYC” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” Palace Theatre Open-Ended

The Lion King

Julie Taymor’s acclaimed staging of the Disney animated f ilm ha s been hailed a s a B ro a d w a y landmark. The Lion King tells t he stor y of t he epic ad vent ure s of a young lion cub named Simba a s he st r uggle s to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and The Lion King his destined role as king. Minskoff Theatre Closing Open-Ended

Cinderella

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