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Sacré Borough! There’s Now a ‘Brooklyn of Paris’

ShutterstockParisSilhouetteOnce upon a time, Asheville, North Carolina liked to banner itself as the “Paris of the South.” Today, according to a fun piece, by AP’s Beth J. Harpaz and Thomas Adamson, the go-to reference is Brooklyn.

In fact, as a sign of just how far things have come in that analogous department, the AP item suggests there is now a “Brooklyn of Paris.” The suburb of Pantin, on the northeast fringe of the city:

“It may have a way to go before it’s on a par with Brooklyn, but I expect it will continue to develop,” said artist Oliver Beer, who works both with a gallery in Pantin and with the Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary arts outpost, PS1, in New York City.

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NYT Travel Writer Doubles as ‘Amigo Gringo’

Launched last week in Portuguese with English subtitles, Seth Kugel‘s twice-a-week NYC city guide series Amigo Gringo is off to a roaring start.

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From AP travel editor Beth J. Harpaz‘s report:

Kugel said reaction to the series has been “astounding. It’s been crazy. Everybody wants to talk to me.” The first installment got 25,000 hits [on YouTube] in the first 36 hours — not bad for a non-celebrity in a series by an unknown startup company, Rede Snack.

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NY Press Club Award Winners Announced

The 2014 New York Press Club Award winners have been announced, with Steven Brill taking home the most prestigious honor — the Gold Keyboard. Brill won for his Time piece “Bitter Pill: Why Our Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony June 9 at the Water Club.

As for organizations, The Wall Street Journal has bragging rights. It won the most awards with nine. Bloomberg News (which included Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, WBBR and Bloomberg Television) was the runner-up with eight awards. Time came in third with six.

Below is the full list of winners. Congrats to all.

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AP Travel Editor Highlights Five Free NYC Things

FiveFreeThingsCoverThe NYC honors in AP’s new eBook Five Free Things ($4.99) belong to travel editor Beth J. Harpaz.

She admits it was difficult to narrow down the city’s easy-on-the-wallet attractions to that number and says she both expects and welcomes reader debate. From her list:

HIGH LINE: One of the city’s newest attractions, the High Line has quickly become a favorite with out-of-towners and locals alike. It’s a narrow park built on an old elevated freight railway along 10th Avenue on Manhattan’s West Side, from Gansevoort Street, just below 14th Street, to 31st Street.

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NY Press Club Awards Recognize Times‘ David Barstow, BusinessWeek

nypc.pngThe New York Press Club yesterday announced the 62 winners of its 2009 Journalism Awards. BusinessWeek led the award count with seven wins, while The New York TimesDavid Barstow will accept the Gold Keyboard Award for excellence in investigative journalism at the June 15 ceremony.

Barstow was awarded the Gold Keyboard for his investigative series “Message Machine,” which focused on the Pentagon under former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the construction of the case for the war against and the occupation of Iraq.

Barstow’s work beat out two other finalists for the Gold Keyboard prize: The New York Daily News‘ investigation of the planning and construction of the new Yankee Stadium and Mark Thompson‘s Time magazine cover story about the U.S. military’s use of anti-depressant drugs, “America’s Medicated Army.”

In addition to the Gold Keyboard, the NYPC also chooses recipients for two other unique awards: the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter, which honors reporters with three years of experience or less, and the Reverend Mychal Judge Heart of New York for reporting that is most complimentary of New York City. Fortune Small Business‘s Mina Kimes will receive the Nellie Bly for her article “The End of Oil,” while the Rev. Mychal Judge Heart award will be bestowed upon three recipients: Sara Fishko of WNYC, the Associated PressBeth J. Harpaz and Susan Dominus of the Times.

Over 300 entries were submitted to more than 20 categories of NYPC awards by New York-area newspapers, magazines, Web sites and TV and radio stations, with the winners picked by journalists, former journalists and academics with expertise in each specific category.

BusinessWeek was awarded prizes in the business reporting, consumer reporting, continuing coverage, feature reporting, political coverage and spot news categories. Several news organizations, including the Times, the AP, WCBS Newsradio, Bloomberg News, Newsweek/Newsweek.com and The Wall Street Journal all received four awards each.

A full list of the winners is after the jump

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