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  • Musicians and DJs Turn Up the Volume For BLM
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    Musicians and DJs Turn Up the Volume For BLM

    Paperboy Love Prince at Occupy City Hall NYC in June. (Photo courtesy of @paperboytheprince). Sabrina Chap had been avoiding protests in the city due to health concerns when she had a vision, mid-shower, of New Yorkers dancing simultaneously in their apartments to the music of Nina Simone. To the musician, it seemed like a workable […] More

  • ‘It’s Heartbreaking’: Why So Much Homelessness in the East Village?
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    ‘It’s Heartbreaking’: Why So Much Homelessness in the East Village?

    (Photo: David Shankbone via WikiCommons) “The East Village has become unsafe,” tweeted @kernie_sanders in a message to Mayor Bill de Blasio in late June. “I have never seen such desperation.”  Already estimated at over 1,000 prior to Covid-19, the homeless population in the East Village and Lower East Side has only grown since the pandemic began. […] More

  • ‘Cancel July 4,’ Protesters Say During Another Weekend of Marches
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    ‘Cancel July 4,’ Protesters Say During Another Weekend of Marches

    (Photos: Erin O’Brien) This year’s Fourth of July celebrations brought more fireworks, picnics and Black Lives Matter protests to the city’s streets. As demonstrations against police brutality sweep the country and the coronavirus continues to claim thousands of Black and Brown lives, many people refused to take part in acts of patriotism and celebrate the […] More

  • Is It Time For White Stand-Ups to Step Back?
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    Is It Time For White Stand-Ups to Step Back?

    Zach Zimmerman and Jay Jurden It’s said that laughter is the best medicine, but with the cures for coronavirus and systemic racism nowhere in sight, comedians are questioning the role of comic relief in today’s world. “It’s weird to hear someone tell jokes but then also hear sirens every 10 minutes in the background,” said […] More

  • City Gets a Budget, But Occupy City Hall Isn’t Budging
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    City Gets a Budget, But Occupy City Hall Isn’t Budging

    In the early morning hours yesterday after the New York City Council approved the City’s 2021 budget, NYPD officers advanced on Occupy City Hall protesters that had filled Centre and Chambers streets in downtown Manhattan, pushing them into City Hall Park. Though efforts by the police remained largely non-confrontational, many of the structures and stations […] More

  • City Council Approves Budget Amid Uproar Over Police Funding
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    City Council Approves Budget Amid Uproar Over Police Funding

    (Photos: Emmy Freedman) Hours before the City Council’s vote on the 2021 fiscal year budget, thousands of people took to the streets in front of City Hall to call on council members to make bigger cuts to the New York Police Department. The Occupy City Hall movement first began a little over a week ago, […] More

  • 5 Questions with Sweetgreen Co-Founder, Nicolas Jammet
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    5 Questions with Sweetgreen Co-Founder, Nicolas Jammet

    Fast-casual salad chain, sweetgreen, just opened it’s fourth Brooklyn location downtown on the corner of Court and Atlantic. Brooklyn Magazine asked Co-Founder and COO, Nicolas Jammet, for his thoughts around the continued expansion into Brooklyn and for his thoughts around their mission to bring healthy food options to new communities.   1) Sweetgreen has opened 20+ […] More

  • New York Workers and Scholars in Limbo Abroad as Trump Suspends Visas
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    New York Workers and Scholars in Limbo Abroad as Trump Suspends Visas

    The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at JFK. (Photo: noway on Flickr) Soon after Yukti visited India in February to get her H-1B visa stamp, American consulates around the world shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the 28-year-old New Yorker hasn’t had a good night’s sleep and she has lost seven […] More

  • Reflections from Poland with Pastor Gil Monrose and Evan Bernstein
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    Reflections from Poland with Pastor Gil Monrose and Evan Bernstein

    From March 3rd to March 7th, two leaders in their respective faith communities traveled through Holocaust memorial sites in Poland in an effort to learn more about each other and further their collaboration at home in Brooklyn. Evan Bernstein is the New York/New Jersey Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, an anti-hate organization founded in […] More

  • New Yorkers Flock Back to Restaurants as Outdoor Dining Springs Up Everywhere
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    New Yorkers Flock Back to Restaurants as Outdoor Dining Springs Up Everywhere

    Drivers or pedestrians who passed by Second Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets couldn’t help but notice the balloons where cars used to park. “Welcome back to outdoor dining,” read a colorful sign belonging to Barnacho, a Mexican restaurant. Behind the balloons, there were six tables on the asphalt where customers will be seated, in […] More

  • Arcade Project Pushes For ‘Real Change’ During the Art World’s Moment of Reckoning
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    Arcade Project Pushes For ‘Real Change’ During the Art World’s Moment of Reckoning

    M. Charlene Stevens (Photo: Ruben Natal-San Miguel) As protests for racial justice continue, the art world has responded by featuring the work of black artists and exalting the influence of the Black Lives Matter movement on the art industry. Almost overnight, Twitter and Instagram has become flooded with lists of black galleries, black artists, and […] More

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