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Posts published in August 2017

Modern Love: Who’s Allowed to Hold Hands?

Modern Love: Who’s Allowed to Hold Hands? A Jamaican woman chafes at the reality that expressing affection for her wife can lead to confrontations with her fellow immigrants in New York.

Big City: What Sandy Can Teach Harvey About Recovery

Big City: What Sandy Can Teach Harvey About Recovery Five years after the storm that wreaked havoc in New York, some victims are still rebuilding their homes. What can Houston learn from the city’s mistakes?

In Brooklyn, Challenging the Party Establishment

In Brooklyn, Challenging the Party Establishment The New Kings Democrats, formed in 2008, continue to lobby for reform with the Democratic Party and to engage more of the community.

Village Voice Lays Off 13 of 17 Union Employees

Village Voice Lays Off 13 of 17 Union Employees The cuts are a manifestation of tensions that some staff members said have roiled the newsroom for the last few months.

About New York: A Troll in Staten Island Politics

About New York: A Troll in Staten Island Politics A local political operative said that fake Facebook pages were just “dirty tricks” and a time-honored practice in campaigns.