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Mini #13: THE GIGLIO FEAST

Every July since 1903, the streets of Williamsburg are home to the Giglio Feast; a rare constant in this rapidly evolving Brooklyn neighborhood. Sonny Mangone grew up with the Feast and explains what it takes to make a 4-ton statue ‘dance.’

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JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS

Small business owners, an immigration attorney and a beloved jokester show you around the most diverse neighborhood of ‘The World’s Borough.’

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SOUTH BRONX

Renowned Latin musicians, a chestnut magnate and a community activist are your guides to the diverse, vibrant and resilient neighborhoods of the South Bronx.

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT, MANHATTAN

A stockbroker, a shoemaker & three brothers in the jewelry business are your tour guides to the Financial District – a working neighborhood turned “it” place to live.

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WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN

From Giglio Feast to Three Kings Parade to legendary art opening, Williamsburg’s Italian, Puerto Rican & creative residents tell the evolution of this hipster hood.

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IN MEMORIAM

On November 4, 2014, Gus Vlahavas, longtime proprietor of Tom’s Restaurant in Prospect Heights, passed away due to respiratory complications. He was beloved by so many and his warmth and spirit will be greatly missed. It was our privilege to spend time with him, and he taught us the true meaning of the Greek word filoxenia – “You welcome the stranger like a friend, and then you absorb them in and make them like your family.” Our thoughts and love go out to his family.