Training With Awesome

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You’re not a coward,” says David “Awesome” Lawrence, the former Wall Street executive turned fight trainer, poet, and rapper. Awesome says I’m not a coward, even though I know he’s wrong.

Chinatown Resistance: The Struggle Against Rezoning and Gentrification in Lower Manhattan

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On November 9, 2008, the Chinese Staff and Workers Association held a meeting in anticipation of the final City Council hearing on the East Village/Lower East Side rezoning plan. Organizer Wah Lee stood before a tightly squeezed audience of workers affiliated with the organization and members of New York’s Chinese-language press.

How Hungry is America? VERY...

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“Local charities cannot possibly feed 35.5 million people adequately," says Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. "This belief that charity does it better than government only ensures that hunger will persist in America.”

New York, Calling Farm Animals

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New York City used to have factories and it used to have farms. A few leftover factories, the Queens County Farm Museum, and the occasional community garden are all that remain of either in the post-industrial landscape.

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