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Alison Bowen is a Chicago journalist with bylines in the NYT, Tribune, NYDN and more. Her experience ranges from writing crime, health and travel stories to editing a national books section.

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The New York Times

A Graffiti Tag Is Ubiquitous

By ALISON BOWEN. Published: February 19, 2010. The words are splayed in silver scribble all over the city, anchoring lampposts, adorning mailboxes, greeting ......

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The New York Times

In Tough Times, a Library Branch Reopens

The reopening of the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library has given the library system something to celebrate in the face of budget woes....

The New York Times

Police Investigating Citibank Robbery

The Citibank branch at 430 Myrtle remains open and was quiet, the day after it was robbed. An NYPD squad car was parked across the street for part of the afternoon....

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The New York Times

Shamrocks on S.I. Ferry Raise Ruckus Instead of Morale

Alison Bowen for The New York TimesJared Largo, serving out his sentence at a coffee shop in Brooklyn last week, displays the instrument of his suspension.
Jared Largo wanted to spread a little St. Pa...

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The New York Times

Immigration Debate Hits Close to Home for Brooklyn Family

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York TimesProtesters advocating immigration reform marched on Saturday to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan after a rally in Union Square.
While some people went to an immigrati...

The New York Times

The Day: Drawing the City

The artist Stephen Wiltshire continues through Friday in an unusual public drawing-performance at Pratt, executing a panormara of the city from memory. Also, My Little O, the newest entrant in the increasingly crowded Fort Greene / Clinton Hill online news field, is up and running....

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Auntie Roseanne Brought Them Together

The bride, a hospital executive, and the groom, a finance manager for a software company, met as children in Half Moon Bay, Calif....

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Emmys 2014: The Nominees and Winners

A list of nominees and winners for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards....

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The New York Times

Alison Laufer, Sean Halpin

The bride is a lieutenant in the U.S. Public Health Service and an epidemiologist at the C.D.C....

The New York Times

Frank Wille, Banker, Dies at 57

Jul 8, 1988 ... Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara Bowen; two daughters, Serena and Alison; his mother, Alma Wille of Lexington, Mass., and a sister, ......

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The New York Times

SAG Awards Nominations 2015: 'Birdman,' Benedict Cumberbatch Make Good Showings

The Oscar-oriented films that were released in the first 11 months of the year did well...

The New York Times

‘Now. Here. This.,’ at the Vineyard Theater

The collaborators on “[title of show]” return with “Now. Here. This.,” an endearing musical that contemplates the fates of the dinosaurs, the cosmos and the cast....

The New York Times

Shamrocks on the S.I. Ferry Raise a Ruckus

By ALISON BOWEN. Published: March 16, 2010. Facebook; Twitter; Google+; Email; Share; Print; Reprints. Jared Largo wanted to spread a little St. Patrick's ......