Perry Ritter’s Little Shop of Wonders (Photos)

Oct. 17, 2017 by

Perry Ritter’s woodwind repair shop on East 47th Street in New York City is a magical mixture of instruments and artwork.  

A Flatbush Tenant Fights Back (Video)

Oct. 16, 2017 by

A Flatbush Tenant Fights Back from Justin Hicks on Vimeo. Before even five people had appeared on Imani Henry’s front stoop on East 22nd Street around noon on Sunday, a

Stigma Prevents Progress in Staten Island Opioid Crisis

Oct. 1, 2017 by

Three afternoons a week, James Y., an impeccably dressed businessman from Staten Island, slowly descends the stairs into the dimly-lit basement of Our Lady Star of the Sea and prepares

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A Peaceful Resistance Amid a Sea of Strife

Sep. 20, 2017 by

Originally appeared on Pavement Pieces East 47th street between 2nd and 1st avenue was besieged by green, white and red flags with deafening screams of “Free Iran” permeating the air while smaller, similarly

Ride Hailing Apps Put a Dent in Public Transportation

Sep. 14, 2017 by

Originally Appeared on Pavement Pieces On a rainy Wednesday afternoon in Midtown Manhattan, 56-year-old Paul Frelich struck a pose familiar to New Yorkers. He stood on a curb, stared at

Still No Closure For the Undocumented Victims of 9/11

Sep. 12, 2017 by

Originally Appeared on Pavement Pieces  In late September 2001, Nora Elsa Molina walked into Asociacion Tepeyac’s cramped, dimly lit midtown offices desperately seeking help in locating her son, 21-year-old Fernando

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Lester’s Jackpot

Nov. 13, 2016 by

When the carnival comes to town on a humid southern evening, you may see Lester Colegrove strolling down the midway of your local carnival, his aged hands in the pockets

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Blowing Rock’s Liquor Legacy

Sep. 23, 2016 by

When visitors flock to North Carolina’s High Country this fall, most will come for the bucolic scenes of the Blue Ridge Parkway and reminders of slower, simpler times. But beneath

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Todd: The Town Growing Backwards in Time

Sep. 16, 2016 by

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

May. 6, 2016 by

Sixty-seven-year-old David Harris has been in Durham politics for a long time. “Since ’72, the early ‘70s, I’ve been involved at the precinct level and I’ve been on the [Democratic]