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On Tuesday, May 1st, the New Museum store hosted a launch party for CNNCTD+100, a project that spotlights the cross-pollination of downtown New York City's fashion, music, art and culture. Each of the 100 audio/visual pieces has an accompanying Playbutton, a wearable pin and mp3 player. BreakThruTV's Lauren Hawker attended the event and spoke to its co-founders and contributors like iconic designer Maripol and actress Paz de la Huerta.
Jazz clubs may have thrived in Harlem during the 1920s, but they have since become a rarity in the area — especially with staples like St. Nick’s Pub and Minton’s Playhouse closing their doors. On this episode of BTR Pulse, we talk to locals about the neighborhood’s rich history and the current status of its live music scene.
From Italian dishes to hot noodle soups, New York City's neighborhoods — such as Chelsea, Tribeca, Chinatown and the East Village — have an endless breadth of food options and cuisines. On this episode of BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks folks where they go for the city's best grub.
From our schools and public transportation system, to environmental concerns and rising rent prices, BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers what they would change if they had Mayor Bloomberg’s job.
With 2011 left behind and a new year upon us, BTR Pulse host Lauren Hawker heads down to New York City's Greenwich Village to ask people what they predict for 2012. From politics and the presidential election to the Super Bowl and celebrity divorces, she gauges their guesses.

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