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At first glance, the Queens Center Mall is no different from any mall you’d find in any suburb in the country. There’s an H&M, an Applebee’s, and kiosk workers baiting you with hair straighteners. Escalators gently glide up and down, connecting wide hallways interspersed with families and teenagers. There’s a gentle echo and general sense of warm, fluorescent well-being. But starting in 2009, this mall, owned by the Macerich Company, was the site of a...
Yesterday, after the chains connecting activists dressed as Robin Hood on Wall Street were snipped by NYPD boltcutters, bills aimed at reducing the city's income inequality gap were undercut by the mayor. Before vetoing Christine Quinn's much-belabored prevailing and living wage bills, Mayor Bloomberg argued that both measures aimed at increasing minimum wage and non-unionized workers' incomes would somehow hurt taxpayers and job creation in the process, reports the Daily News. It sent a...

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