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Waste Workers

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On May 29, 2016
Tonight, I put out my trash and my recycling. What will happen to it tomorrow morning when the workers come pick it up? Almost no one thinks about this. Especially when it comes to recycling, we are convinced of our own good behavior to an extent that we usually assume that something goods come of […]
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This is the grave of William “Boss” Tweed I hardly need to provide a biography of the man whose name is synonymous throughout the United States with political corruption. Tweed, the child of Quakers like another paragon of virtue in American history named Richard Nixon, became a machine man from a youth, where he became […]

Bronx Commutes

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On September 23, 2015

You might think that compared to where you live, New York has a pretty good public transportation system. And by some metrics, that’s probably true. But New York needs a massive infusion of mone

The Subway

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On July 1, 2015

It’s amazing the New York subway system works at all. But the fundamental reason the MTA is so hard to fix, say transit experts both inside and outside the authority, goes back to those antedilu

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In a nation that places many injustices and indignities on the poor, it’s good to see at least one of those be alleviated in one place: But the city where first impressions count for everything is about to make the job market a little less judgmental. New York’s City Council just voted overwhelmingly to outlaw […]
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