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The NYPD may have a bigger molly budget than your average NYU co-ed. DNAinfo looked through the NYPD spending records from the past several years and found, among other things, the city's police force spent "thousands of dollars" on ecstasy and hallucinogenic mushrooms. A department spokesperson explained the drugs, which are generally reserved for festival-goers and people who describe themselves as "creatives" living in Bushwick, were necessary as "comparison samples" to measure against drugs...
The Labor Department released a report today indicating one previously robust aspect of the economy is looking pretty bleak: In the last month, hiring dropped off while unemployment remained steady. Not only that, but the labor participation rate has also fallen (the number of people who indicate they either have jobs or are searching for a job if they're unemployed), and there are numbers indicating unemployment among black Americans is at "crisis level," and the...
Last week, Indiana governor Mike Pence signed into law the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act," which seems to have very little to do with freedom but a whole lot to do with discrimination and homophobia. New York State and City leaders expressed their outrage on Wednesday by announcing an official travel ban to a state best known for its rabid devotion to basketball and claim to being home to the worst smelling city in America—Gary. According...
I challenge you to find something you've heard of screening at Light Industry, the Greenpoint-based non-profit film program dreamed up by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter. Starting out back in 2008 inside former light industry space in Industry City (hence the organization's name), Light Industry has since moved up to Greenpoint, but their commitment to the obscure, the rare, the weird has remained. Absolutely every film screened through their reel booth (something that looks more...

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