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In the Spirit of Paine (and Pleasure, too!)

It’s an early Saturday evening in mid April and SoHo is full of people doing their usual SoHo things: carrying shopping bags; stumbling around in heels; chatting over expensive fare.

Who Pays for the MTA?

Like the man says, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Unless the State Legislature intervenes, on May 31, facing a more than $1.8 billion budget gap for 2009, the MTA will hike the base fare for NYC’s subways and buses to $2.50.

Saying “Hi” in Bed-Stuy

I was looking down through the grate as I walked past the Harriet Tubman memorial at 122nd and St. Nicholas, when I heard a big “Hello!”

City Home Sharing Program Promotes Aging in Place

Joseph Bell, a retired Public Relations Director at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind—now called the NY Institute for Special Education—was walking down Hanson Place several years ago when a pamphlet on the ground caught his eye.

Lights On in Fort Greene

Open Book producer and host Ina Howard-Parker tours the streets of her neighborhood with many leading writers who have also called Fort Greene home.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2009

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