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Hard Numbers Behind Soft Job Market

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Depending on who’s asking, when they’re asking and what they’re asking, New York City’s job losses have fallen particularly hard on different demographic groups in the city.

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Attacks Spur Help For Bronx Africans

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Prompted by growing numbers and a spate of attacks against African immigrants, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.  is forming an African Advisory Council.

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A 'Room' With a View: So Bad, It's Good

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Fans of “The Room,” who endure long lines outside the Village East Cinema, call the film the “Citizen Kane” of awful movies — and greet the low-budget flick with “Rocky Horror Picture Show”-like enthusiasm at monthly midnight showings.

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Scraping by on Scrap Metal

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The line had formed early outside Cropsey Scrap Iron & Metal in Coney Island — moving vans and minivans, box trucks, pickup trucks and rented U-Hauls.

They waited in a queue that stretched around the block, 33 vehicles in all. Each vehicle was packed with discarded metal items: refrigerators, stoves, radiators, barbecues, a pile of aluminum joists, a dismantled child’s swing set.

Benny Mineo had never seen so many competitors in his 25 years of collecting scrap metal for a living.

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Chief's Concerns Over Wall Covering

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Getting the Most Out of Compost

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Students Go to the Well for Uganda

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010