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October on Track Selected Current and Coming Events

Few Shrinking Violets Amongst These Red Roses

When Newsweek deigned to gaze at the nearly two million South Asians living in the U.S. in 2004, writers Jhumpa Lahiri and Salman Rushdie were showcased.

Fury on the Streets

Just across from Ingersoll Houses on the other side of Flatbush Avenue looms Metrotech, an office park built in the 1980’s that was supposed to revitalize a blighted downtown Brooklyn. For Ingersoll residents like Rachel Ford, Metrotech has come to symbolize the broken promises of urban renewal and the growing doubt that coming development will bring anything better for low income residents.

At the OTB

“Last week, I was rich,” says Vito, sitting in the Off-Track Betting parlor in Park Slope, one eye on a race playing on the television overhead. He says he won 700 dollars on a two dollar exacta. Then he lost 300.

Acquiring Soft Skills the Hard Way

How far would you be willing to go for $7 an hour? Would you cover up your tattoos, take off your hoodie and remove your piercings? Would you allow a stranger to scold you for talking back? Would you be willing to push against a rock-solid wall?

New Skool Journalism Workshop Investigates School: Part II of II

Just when you thought it was safe to duck back into your classrooms this Fall, New Skool Journalists come at you again telling the strange, funny, and oftentimes, difficult stories of what it is to be a high school student in New York City.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Do you have any past or present medical complaints? Anxiety or depression? Have you ever been hospitalized? Arrested? Incarcerated? Do you use alcohol? Marijuana? Crack? Heroin?


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2006

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