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Given the frequency and borderline hysteria with which every single New York media outlet talks about gentrification (us included), it can feel like sort of a drumbeat; the re-zonings, the hideous new condos,  the terrible Times style section pieces about the people who live in them, the commenters who barrage us with reminders that "hipsters should fucking die," all coalescing as part of the same inexorable force pushing the city toward an expensive, bland future. And this...
In Bushwick, May Day started out with burning sage and garbage bags brimming with free bagels and umbrellas. A group of roughly 20-30 protesters met up in Maria Hernandez Park before marching (unpermitted) on Flushing Avenue to meet up with Williamsburg's occupy faction, but not before tucking into breakfast and generously donated coffee from a nearby deli. After the group left the park, numbers swelled, and by the time they reached Continental Army Plaza...
On Monday, the New York Times' Michael Powell published an impassioned plea to save Bushwick Community High School, whose existence will be decided by city officials come Thursday. Bushwick Community High isn't your average grade school institution—it's a transfer school that recruits 17-18 year-olds who don't have enough credits to earn a basic Regents high school diploma, then works with them (some for years) until they do. The pace of the school's graduation rates...
Olivia Thirlby is “nowhere near a vegan.” But we’re sitting at a vegan restaurant in the East Village because she loves their shitake mushroom burger (when the waitress tries to take away her plate, she tells her, “I’m actually still eating this, there are pickles”). She also gets a kale, spinach, chard, broccoli and carrot juice for her mother, who texts her during the meal, requesting that she bring one home when she’s finished....