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Ryan Wijayaratne

Actor, photographer and self taught artist, Self Employed in Colombo

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PRESENTED ON FEB 22, 2015
IN COLOMBO @ VOL 4

Ryan Wijayaratne speaks of his weird and unfortunate experiences in New York City, the importance of his life's choices, the work that's come out of it and why it all matters.

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A Brief History of Distilling In New York

BY CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. He goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2014.

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What's Inside the Minds of Disruptive Technologists in New York City

BY LAUREN KEYSON
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Lauren Keyson discusses the thoughts of the most brilliant thinkers coming out of New York City. Here she profiles numerous entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. From electric car creators to crypto-currency developers, the list is full of fascinating technological innovations.

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Making It Work in My New Orleans “New York Apartment”

BY JACOB MARTIN
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Artist and owner of Aquarium Gallery in New Orleans, Jacob "Reptile" Martin, shares with us the fun of his work which utilize all the skills, materials, and then some that he has acquired along the way.

 

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New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It!

BY ROB PENNER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

"There was never a moment in my young life that I ever expected to be working with celebrities, top models, and traveling the world on somebody else's dime."

In New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It! from Beacon Vol. 2, photographer Rob Penner takes us on a decidedly NSFW tour of NYC during the heady times of the late '70's and early '80's, when he worked as an aspiring assistant fashion photographer. From the famed Studio 54 to the wiseguys of Mulberry St., it was a helluva ride.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 31st, 2015. 

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2 Rivers Radio, Community Radio For York

BY JEZ RUSSELL
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 29, 2015

Jez Russell tells us about his plans for setting up a new community radio station which will aim to tie together the amazing amount of culture we have in the city of York, ran by the community, for the community.

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New York - Paris - Coventry

BY SUSAN SCHWEITZER
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

An exploration of fire hydrants in New York, Paris and Coventry, why not?

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Greenspaces in New York

BY GWEN SCHANTZ
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Gwen Schantz is a Co-Founder of Brooklyn Grange, a renowned urban farming business based in New York City. She spent much of her childhood in her parents’ western Massachusetts vegetable garden, and went on to work on small organic farms in New York State. Her professional background is in international sustainable development and environmental program development, and she is a co-founder of the Bushwick Food Cooperative as well as City Growers, a New York based food and farm education program for children and young adults.

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Zoning New York

BY MARCH CHADWICK
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Listen to this mashup of a PechaKucha presentation by author Anthony Hayden-Guest and architect March Chadwick - about architectural zoning of New York City and its social inhabitants. 

Anthony Haden-Guest is a British-American writer, reporter, cartoonist, art critic, poet, and socialite who lives in New York and London. He is a frequent contributor to major magazines and has had several books published 

March Chadwick, is CEO of M.Arch Architects and CEO of Zoner, www.zoner.city. Architect, professor, and software developer, B.Arch U.Tenn, M.Arch Georgia Tech.

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Discovering New York City

BY MICHELLE BECWAR
@ VOL 14 ON JAN 24, 2019

Michelle Becwar speaks about her experiences on various trips discovering New York City.