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Despite Hardship, Residents of East New York Look Ahead

By Ivan Garcia • Dec 23rd, 2011 • Category: Editorial, Lead Story

By Ivan Garcia Empty lots, abandoned buildings, foreclosed houses and shuttered businesses populate the working-class neighborhood of East New York. As communities around the U.S. have been impacted by the economic crisis, it falls on the residents to determine their future. East New York has long been called “the ghetto,” by locals and outsiders alike, [...]



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 [...]