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A Young Filipino in New York Longs for Home

By Winnie Lau • Dec 1st, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, People

By Winnie Lau “In the Philippines, we play basketball in flip flops,” says Jasper Davis as he watches a player dunk a ball into the hoop at Columbus Park in Chinatown, Manhattan. Davis, 21, who came to America when he was 17, looks for just about anything that can remind him of his home in [...]



A Young Man Plies an Old Trade, Beating the Economic Crisis

By Timothy Baker • Jan 5th, 2011 • Category: People

By Tim Baker “It’s recession proof.” A strange sentence to hear from 22-year-old college senior about his skilled labor, yet Alex Mehr is insistent. “When it gets to the point that you don’t have any money to buy new instruments, you’ve got to fix your old ones,” he explains. “When you’re flush you buy, when [...]