Tag Archives: Fifth Avenue

Hopping Down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday

New York, N.Y. Crowds of people wearing vivid pastel colors, exquisitely adorned hats, and brilliant smiles paraded down Fifth Avenue during the annual New York Easter Parade on Easter Sunday, April 5. The event began in the 1870s as a spontaneous display of celebration, and has since grown to allure the attendance of millions of […]

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Most Powerful and Influential Indians Gather

New York, N.Y.  The most powerful, influential and international Indian leaders gathered in New York City recently to see who amongst them were worthy of award.  Why should we care?  For many reasons. Because India is the most populous democracy.  It is the second-most populous country anywhere, after China.  It is the world’s twelfth largest […]

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Photo Essay – Light of India Awards 2012

New York, N.Y.  The Second Annual Light of India Awards were held recently at the Taj Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue.  Hundreds of the brightest Indian minds gathered – the crème de la crème from the business, finance, and entertainment communities – for the awards. Padma Lakshmi on stage with MC’s Pooja Batra and Sendhil […]

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NYC Gay Pride Parade 2011 Unlike Others: Marriage

New York, NY. A sea change in New York  Although I have attended the NYC Pride Parade since 1983 – many as a marshal – this one was different. As the lesbian on motorcycles thundered into view down Fifth Avenue I did something I had not done in 28 years. I burst into tears. After […]

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Greece for Americans: From Aristotle to Athens, Astoria – and Loula

New York, NY.  “Hellas” – the Hellenic Republic – has intrigued me since by boyhood when I collected foreign postage stamps and had to ask my father to identify the origin of my beautiful stamp.  “Greece!,” my scholarly father told me.  I was hooked.  At the age of fifty, it is time I make my […]

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El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

New York, N.Y.  Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not visit there after dark.  It was founded in 1969 by artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a coalition of parents, educators, artists, and activists who noted that mainstream museums largely […]

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