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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.

McDonald’s B-Boy Royale 4

by Jeanette D. Moses | Aug 29, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, eight award-winning crews from across the United States and Canada competed in New York City’s largest annual break dance tournament at New York University’s Skirball…

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Sounds of the Subway

by Kimberly Ruth | Aug 22, 2017

Bob Marley. Michael Jackson. Jason Mraz. We heard it all this weekend during our search for the most fun, funky and soulful New York City subway performers. Below are the stories and images of our…

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race

by Kimberly Ruth | Aug 14, 2017

Yesterday's festival was a celebration of the poet's story as well as the broader Asian culture with musical performances, storytelling and games.

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Saturday at Smorgasburg!

by Kimberly Ruth | Aug 7, 2017

As a way to celebrate the end of last week's hot, humid and wet weather, BTRtoday indulged in the food of Smorgasburg in Williamsburg.

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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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