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BTRread features a weekly series of photos that range from coverage of events, festivals, concerts, art, cityscapes, and human interaction in and around NYC and elsewhere.

Second Annual Rockaway Sandcastle Contest

by Kimberly Ruth | Jul 31, 2017

Builders at the Rockaway's sandcastle competition put their creativity to the test.

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Sending It With Stuyedeyed And The Nude Party

by Elena Childers | Jul 12, 2017

The Nude Party put on an epic music festival called 'Send It Week' before moving to NYC. These are the pictures from it--complete with dicks & dildos.

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Happy Birthday, America!

by Kimberly Ruth | Jul 5, 2017

BTR celebrated America’s independence at Jones Beach yesterday, followed by a firework show at MetLife Stadium. Click the video at the bottom of the page to watch the firework finale!    …

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New York Pride March

by Kimberly Ruth | Jun 26, 2017

Tens of thousands lined the streets of Manhattan on Sunday for the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March. The first march was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the…

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Coney Island's 35th Annual Mermaid Parade

by Kimberly Ruth | Jun 19, 2017

BTR visited Coney Island for the 35th annual Mermaid Parade Saturday. Unlike most parades, this one has no ethnic, religious or commercial aims. Its goals are to bring mythology to life for local…

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Remembering Dad

by Kimberly Ruth | Jun 18, 2017

For Father's Day, we present stories of four fathers along with pictures and memories of the children they left behind.

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Live From Bonnaroo

by Laura Goldfarb | Jun 12, 2017

Laura Goldfarb reports live from Bonnaroo.

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New York City Barbers

by Kimberly Ruth | Jun 9, 2017

This week BTR visits barbershops in the Lower East Side of New York City. Barbershops, which were once places of social interaction and public discourse, have declined in social importance due to…

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Scooper Bowl: An All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival

by Kimberly Ruth | Jun 2, 2017

This week BTR visited Bryant Park for the Scooper Bowl World Tour: New York, where attendees and volunteers enjoyed sunny, 78 degree weather and unlimited ice cream from the nation’s leading…

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