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Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Politicians gathered two days after the shooting of two preschool girls in the South Bronx neighborhood of West Farms to decry the violence and call for stronger gun control laws. But local residents said that endemic problems in the community require longer-term solutions, and cannot be solved merely through legislation or enforcement. In a prepared […]

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Midtown food vendors catch lucky break

Despite the economic downturn affecting many Manhattan street vendors, Paul Sandeep, 25, and Eddie Hernando, 42, have caught a lucky break at 8th Ave. and 34th St.: the lunchtime influx of construction workers from the massive Madison Square Garden renovation project. Sandeep and Hernando, who operate Faith’s Halal Food from a tiny, overheated cart across […]

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The Future of Books and Reading

This is an interview I conducted with the owner of The Monkey’s Paw used bookstore in Toronto about the future of books & reading.

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