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Will NYC Occupy Feel the 'Berne' On Birthday #4?

There's a "buzz" in the Occupy community, and it's all about Bernie. And the word is that... an endorsement is in the works. In an article titled "Why Bernie Sanders is the Only Populist Candidate for President," Carl provided a laundry list of items on which Occupy cannot but agree. Show More Summary

Conversation With Deradoorian

In keeping with my recent discussions with interesting people, I had the pleasure of chatting up Angel Deradoorian in McCarren Park, here in the epicenter of hip Brooklyn last week. Below is an excerpt for Huffington Post with the full interview to be published at a later date in a collection of "Conversations," which I'm assembling into book form. Show More Summary

First Nighter: Deborah Zoe Laufer's 'Informed Consent' Gets Awfully Cute About Troubled Genomes

Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer and director Liesl Tommy want to assure you that science can be fun. In pursuit of the noble aim they've gone way out of their way to demonstrate that conviction while putting together Laufer's Informed Consent. Show More Summary

How I Went From Running the Pulitzer Prizes to Community Activist at Age 80

At age 80, I've become a community organizer. It was chiefly by chance. After a dozen years as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes and many years as a journalist and professor, I retired last August into a life of creative dabbling on the Upper West Side. Show More Summary

A Food Tour of Brooklyn's Ditmas Park

Story by Tove Danovich, Writer at Edible Brooklyn The rumors about Ditmas Park are no exaggeration: It's a seeming suburban haven just 30 minutes from Manhattan that's complete with Victorian houses, somewhat affordable rent and a slew...Show More Summary

Summer Survival Manual II

Have you been a jerk lately? Easily aggravated? Unkind in your thoughts? (Don't even answer that.) I'm here to tell you that it's not your fault. This is the only time I will ever say this to you. Ever. It's not your fault. (Oh my god, I'm in Good Will Hunting all of a sudden. Show More Summary

I'm a Gay Man and I Love When Women Say to Me, 'Let's Go Shopping!'

I'm a gay man and I love when women say to me, "Let's go shopping!" I'm a 20-something gay man soon to be living in New York City, and I really love when women ask me to go shopping. I love being told that this style of stereotyping doesn't exist. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Can't Ignore Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton ought to be concerned. Even though the Clinton campaign has certainly been aware of the significant and passionate left-wing populism within the Democratic Party, the campaign has merely underestimated and, for far too long, sidelined the substantial and growing support of Bernie Sanders. Show More Summary

A Former White House Chef Transforms a Hotel Restaurant into a Flavorful Destination

Frank Ruta -- the former White House Chef who served the Reagan and Bush families for over a decade -- is shy by nature. When I dined at Capella Georgetown's The Grill Room last week, he was the culinary puppet master who conjured seven courses without once emerging from the comfortable confines of his kitchen. Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Man Who Makes You Feel Right at Home

The comforters aren't stacked straight, and it's driving Thal Tembelis crazy. He scrambles up a step ladder and adjusts the plastic packages so they are lined up in the light like soldiers at roll call. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Thal...Show More Summary

First Nighter: McDonald, Swenson in O'Neill's 'Moon for the Misbegotten', Yasmina Reza's 'The Unexpected Man'

As far as I know, the most chillingly romantic scene in American dramatic literature occurs in the second half of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, a revival of which is now in its final week at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Show More Summary

101 Best Food Trucks in America 2015

Photo Credit: Eric Shin / Ravi Bangaroo This year, we let the people decide what America's best food trucks are. Food trucks are more than just kitchens on wheels. Even if the buzz around the food truck renaissance started off frenzied...Show More Summary

What It Feels Like to Be Part of the First U.S. Generation Worse Off Than Their Parents

BY STEPHANIE KASHETA Every day I am somehow reminded that I am a part of the first American generation to have it worse than my parents. I wake up at 5 every morning, my shoulders ache from making sushi for six hours (the newest minimum wage job I've acquired.) I check my email, using whatever random signal is floating around my neighborhood. Show More Summary

Latina Entrepreneurs Deserve Strong Advocates, Not False Promises and Deceptive Opportunities

Recently, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Herbalife, Ibi Fleming, penned a commentary about the important role of Latina entrepreneurs and the critical function they play as business leaders supporting and reshaping the U.S. Show More Summary

Shame and the City: NYPD Union's Epic Fail

The NYPD Union's decision to encourage their officers to take pictures of the homeless and post them online is causing a firestorm of controversy in New York City. I'm a firm believer that the bulk of the officers on the street are good...Show More Summary

Justice Still Denied: The Killing of Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr.

When little Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing cops and robbers with his friends, he never thought that he'd run into a real cop that night in the Gowanus houses. Little Naquan, as his father called him, was just 13 and was playing with three other young boys when a housing cop, Brian George, spotted them from a the rooftop of another building. Show More Summary

The 5.4 Percent Unemployment Rate Means Nothing for Millennials

The national unemployment rate has dropped to 5.4 percent, the lowest rate since 2008, but this percentage means nothing for millennials (born 1980-2000). By this point, we've all realized that we've been lied to: working hard and getting a solid education does not necessarily lead to career success, or even a decent-paying job. Show More Summary

We Are Your Constituents; the Lobbyists Are Not

If you've turned on your television lately, you've likely seen an ad or two blasting the historic Iran nuclear deal. The reality is, millions are being spent in a lobbying effort to destroy an agreement that has been reached after extensive negotiating and diplomacy between world powers (P5+1) and Iran. Show More Summary

Climate, Iraq, #BlackLivesMatter -- A Trumpless Show

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Lowry and Lamarche debate issues during a week of more Trumpania: while Rich disparages Obama's EPA regulation as trivial, Gara sees it as part of an urgent program that'll make Obama THE Climate President....Show More Summary

I Want it Made in New York

"The industry generates billions of dollars to the local economy and employs 130,000 New Yorkers behind the scenes." -- Commissioner Cynthia López (Scene from "Elementary" is courtesy of Jeff Neumann and CBS) Highly successful, long-running...Show More Summary

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