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Campaign 2005: Parole Call

Before crack, before Meghan’s Law and before 2.1 million people crowded U.S. prisons and jails, the reality of prisoner re-entry still held true: most prisoners come back. Back to the blocks they grew up on, to the kids they left behind, to no job, few prospects, and a weekly appointment with their parole officer.

What's for Dinner

As part of an ongoing series, The Rail will be visiting dinner tables throughout the borough to examine how economics, culture and taste influence what for most remains the principal meal of the day.

Bruce Ratner: Powerman, the Eroica, and Atlantic Yards

(The author suggests that the following article be read thrice: First while accompanied by Ludwig van Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony, “The Eroica,” then while listening to The Kinks, Lola versus Powerman and The Moneygoround, and lastly in deafening silence)

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