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East Harlem History and Culture, Soon a Thing of the Past?

By Robert Waddell New York is an ever-changing place, for good or ill. Last year there were two exhibitions celebrating the New York Landmarks Conservancy law that preserved many grand, old architectural buildings from demolition. This was the law that saved Grand Central Station but came three years too late to save the majestic Penn…

Even Hollywood Understands Privatization

I know it’s Hollywood and all, but I just wanted to share that John Cusack (“War, Inc.”) is my “American Idol” de jour as I admire his candid opinion on the degeneration of our collective civic priorities in an interview with Juan Gonzalez for Democracy Now (excerpted below): JOHN CUSACK: …You know, when we hear…