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NY_Hearts: LES melds a love story with an iPhone app and sights and sounds of the Lower East Side. Step into the character's shoes.

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IF WE MAKE IT TO $6000, I WILL THROW AN OPENING PARTY FOR ALL
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NY_Hearts: LES melds a love story with an iPhone app and the sights and sounds of the Lower East Side. Dive into the story of Jill, a mixed media and tattoo artist, as she speaks to Sal on the anniversary of their first date. Over the audio storytelling app Moveable Feast, Jill recalls how they met and fell in love in the Lower East Side of NYC, leading listeners, like voyeurs, to sexy moments and special spots. Relive what Jill saw, tasted and felt as she reveals the truth about Sal’s past.

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LIVE EXPERIENCE

NY_Hearts: LES will premiere in the The Brick Theater’s GAME PLAY FESTIVAL in July 2012  bricktheater.com

Featuring eight different locations in the Lower East Side including five small businesses, NY_Hearts: LES is part scavenger hunt, part love story integrating goods and services featured in the tale. Participating partners include Yoga HighThe Fat RadishBosiLost Weekend NYCMy Plastic Heart, and The Parkside Lounge. The ticket includes a yoga class, lunch, and other surprise goods and services from the businesses. Conceived as a way to discover the Lower East Side in a fun fashion, creator James Carter launches the first of his five neighborhood love stories in July 2012 as part of the Brick Theater’s Game Play Festival.

HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS

The money raised on Kickstarter will go to pay actors, a sound engineer and recording studio. The entire live experience is audio-based, so we want to offer the best experience possible. The better the audio, the better the experience. Additionally, we want to pay our talent. Donate here, and know you'll be supporting not only NY_Hearts but the artists with whom we work.

STORY WORLD EXPANSION 2013


NY_Hearts: LES
is only the beginning. Following a successful launch of the the Lower East Side story, NY_Hearts plans to expand to other NYC neighborhoods in the fall and winter of 2012. These neighborhood-based experiences provide the foundation for a much larger story experience that will spill out onto many digital and physical media platforms, including a web series in 2013.

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    GLOBAL LOVE - Anyone who donates $5.00 or more gets a free audio download of the story. That includes everyone who's already donated. The audio will be released in July, along with the launch of the NYC experience. And it’s exclusive only to Kickstarter donors. And to sweeten the pot, I'll include a portfolio of images from the experience you can only get if you take the actual tour. Think of it as liner notes for an audio story.

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    ONE LOVE - Thanks on the NY_Hearts website, eternal love, and early access to the web elements before anyone else.

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    BE LOVE - Send one sentence to me about someone you love or loved. I will integrate your sentiment into "NY_Hearts: LES" as an exquisite corpse poem. You will receive a copy of the poem, and some lines will appear in the live event.

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    FIRST LOVE - Be the first to reserve a spot in the experience at the Game Play Festival in July 2012. Receive 1 limited early contributor ticket. The story includes a yoga class and goods from Lower East Side businesses. If this reward is full, you can still reserve regular priced tickets at the next tier (keep scrolling down).

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    FEEL THE LOVE - 1 ticket to "NY_Hearts: LES" as part of The Brick Theater's Game Play Festival in July 2012. Spots are limited, so secure your ticket today.

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    SHARE THE LOVE - 2 tickets to "NY_Hearts: LES" as part of The Brick Theater's Game Play Festival in July 2012. Take someone you love or someone you'd like to love on an adventure. You never know what will happen...

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    SECRET LOVE - Access to private story platform released prior to the live LES experience in July 2012. This story thread will only be shared with special donors. The wide release happens after the live experience launches. Get it first!

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    GROUP LOVE - 4 tickets to "NY_Hearts: LES" as part of The Brick Theater's Game Play Festival in July 2012. A great double date or day on the town with a few friends.

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    BROOKLYN LOVE - 2 tickets to "NY_Hearts: Brooklyn" launching in fall 2012. Secure your spot on the NY_Hearts love train into the biggest borough in the city.

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    CREATE LOVE - I will integrate a love story from your life into the "NY_Hearts: Brooklyn" live experience launching in fall 2012. Tell me your story, and we'll change the names and places to protect the not so innocent. Intimately become part of the story, then experience it in the fall.

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    PRIVATE LOVE - Romantic Dinner for 2 at The Fat Radish - one of our LES business partners. A perfect place for love to blossom.

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    BIG LOVE - You get a cameo in the NY_Hearts web series shooting in 2013 - This is a transmedia story, meaning it unfolds on multiple platforms: social media, live experience, and a web series. The neighborhood experiences establish characters who will appear in a web series to launch in 2013. Be a big donor, and I'll put you in an episode!

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