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Perry Rosen is one of America’s few remaining jukebox technicians. Rosen, whose Sheepshead Bay home is lined with a half-dozen Wurlitzers and Rock-Olas, says that he can repair any variety of jukebox “from the 1930s right up to the year 2000.”
As the jukebox fades from American culture, though, Rosen still sees purpose and merit in his work. His clientele is mostly Baby Boomers, who collect jukeboxes for their nostalgic value. “It feels good to be in a business that makes people happy, that gives people joy,” he said.
“People are like snowflakes,” says private detective Michael McKeever. The son and grandson of New York City police officers, McKeever, upon graduating from college, decided he wasn’t “cut out for the grizzly side of life.” Instead, he hunts down cheating spouses, does surveillance in fraud cases and looks for people who have gone missing.
Reed Dunlea captured video of arrests made during a Manhattan protest in support of demonstrators in Baltimore decrying the case of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.