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Immigration Hysteria Hits Gotham

When Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist recently brought his message to Columbia University, he didn’t have to worry about dramatic backdrops like border fences or nighttime operations—all he needed was a group of screaming students, who graciously obliged.

Sweat Equity Pays Off

In the fall of 1988, Siobhan Meow entered 21-23 Avenue C with a flashlight. The stairs were broken up with a sledgehammer, syringes lined the floor and holes in the roof lit the debris collected over 12 years of abandonment.

NYC's Big ReStore

For the last year and half, New Yorkers have been making the trek to Queens for a variety of reasons: a desire to protect the natural environment, a longing to lay their hands on outsized art supplies, and the chance to save the green lining in their wallets if not their streets.

The Chronicles of a Lost New York

In 1962, when Kevin Walsh was six years old, all of the lampposts suddenly vanished from his block of Sixth Avenue in Bay Ridge. ...

Art for Life: Starts Off with a Rush in Brooklyn

In addition to operating a gallery and offering free Saturday art training for underserved youth, Rush Arts brings classes to incarcerated and newly-paroled adolescents and donates money to community education efforts throughout the city.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2006

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