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The Cordoba Movement

If nothing else, New York City is a place to reinvent yourself. Apparently that’s exactly what the folks of Park 51 are doing.  You may better recognize the name Park 51 as the Ground Zero Mosque or Cordoba House, which garnered the attention of Americans nationwide and even moose-shootin’ Sarah Palin a few months back. […]

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A Car-Free Broadway for the People?

Ah, Broadway! The street name has inspired many a song, a movie and is most notably associated with theatrical success.  To the modern New Yorker, however, the name may not first bring to mind musical merriment, but rather a cringe and nightmares of traffic and tourists.  Earlier this year, the city carved out a chunk […]

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Empire State Building Power Trip Gone Wrong

Apparently I was one of the only citizens of New York City who didn’t realize there was explicit symbolism and privilege associated with the Empire State Building’s lighting scheme.  Now, I’m not so dumb as to think when the building lights up red, white and blue that it isn’t a symbol of American patriotism, and, […]

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NY Schools Perpetuate Stupidity in Math

I tend to be a pretty optimistic person.  Every once and awhile, however, I come across a piece of news that is so appalling that I have no other choice but to conclude that our world, America specifically—now with New York at the helm, is close to a tremendous fall from glory. This morning a […]

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Census too Mainstream for Williamsburg

Oh hipsters, you’ve done it again. I am constantly amazed at how this one group of seemingly careless, yet effortlessly cool group of individuals manages to piss off such a large majority of Americans (all while retaining body fat percentages of less than 2 percent!).  In NYC, the hipster capital is Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which has […]

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Stress to Smiles: Tax Day Freebies

It’s that time of year, friends, when we are kindly reminded that freedom is not so free.  I would wager that the Republican Party sees its highest increase in membership on Tax Day, but I could be wrong. Nonetheless, the tax blow can easily be lessened with a few free goodies around town.  I just […]

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Intern Season: Unpaid No More?

As the weather grows warmer and friends begin planning summer weekend getaways, one thing becomes clear: Intern Season is near. Given the current state of the economy, Intern Season ain’t what it used to be, and many companies are attempting to fill normal positions with interns so that they can pay them less or not […]

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Stop the Sag!

When I return to New York from a trip it usually takes a little piece of news or something ridiculous to snap me back into City Mode.  Today was no different. Behold the Stop The Sag Campaign.  New York Senator Eric Adams has used $2,000 of his own campaign money to post six billboards throughout […]

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The 2010 Census makes no sensus?

The 2010 Census arrived in NYC last night with much excitement. After it took my roommates and me all of three minutes to fill it out in its entirety, we felt the process was pretty anticlimactic compared to voting.  This sense of disappointment quickly changed today when my coworker, who I aptly call the Mexican’t […]

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Save Our Salt!

Today the New York State Assembly is voting on a bill that would effectively ban the usage of salt in all restaurants.  Yes, for real.  This subject surfaced a couple months ago, but was pitched as a sodium reduction over the course of five years.  A gentleman named Felix Ortiz brought forward the bill, the […]

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