Author Archive | Roxanna Asgarian

The Week in Crime: Comic Book Capers and Traffic Fiasco

By ROXANNA ASGARIAN, CUNY J-School First published in The Local blog of the New York Times, September 23, 2010 Last week the 88th Precinct dealt with multiple purse snatchings, $10,000 in missing comic books, and several scuffles, including one involving obstruction of traffic on the highway. Here’s the complete crime blotter from the week of Sept. […]

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Community Board Approves 470 Vanderbilt Plan

Published September 16, 2010, 7:51 PM in The Local blog of the NYTimes By ROXANNA ASGARIAN, CUNY J-School In an about-face, Community Board 2 gave their stamp of approval Tuesday to a plan to lease parts of a block-long building on Vanderbilt Avenue for use as a welfare services center. The Human Resources Administration hopes […]

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‘Hell house’ still bedevils neighbors

Voorhies Colonial continues to decay and depress By Roxanna Asgarian Published Tuesday, August 17, 2010 1:13 PM EDT in Bay News (Courier-Life Publications) A once-grand Voorhies Avenue mansion remains the neighborhood “hell house” more than four months after it was purchased by a new owner vowing to solve the problem — and neighbors remain furious. […]

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Sparta!

American Gladiators-esque race to invade Brooklyn By Roxanna Asgarian Published August 11, 2010 in The Brooklyn Paper/24sevenbrooklyn.com This race is epic. On Aug. 15, spears will be wielded and mud will fly when the Spartan Race invades Floyd Bennett Field. The extreme contest — think “American Gladiator” meets Navy SEAL training — draws 1,500 competitors […]

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Report: Prospect Park West bike lane is working

BY ROXANNA ASGARIAN First published in The Brooklyn Paper, August 3, 2010 Drivers are much more likely to adhere to posted speed limits on Prospect Park West, thanks to the controversial bike lane that reduced the roadway to two lanes from three, a new study has found. Park Slope Neighbors — which supported the construction […]

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Students strip down for charity in annual Undie Run

Unique Austin event inspires nearly 2,000 clothing donations By Roxanna Asgarian Daily Texan Staff Originally published in the Daily Texan, Monday May 11, 2009 On Friday night, hundreds of students got together, stripped down to their undies and ran across the 40 Acres. And no, it wasn’t just a normal weekend night in West Campus. […]

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Nudist club gets down to the essentials

First published in the Daily Texan, April 2, 2009. Syndicated in The Emerging Nudist By: Roxanna Asgarian As I head down the winding, tree-lined Highway 71 on Saturday evening, I can’t help but feel butterflies in my stomach. I am going to the home of John and Connie, who withhold their last names, to have […]

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