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The Comprehensive Reading List For Eric Garner And The Non-Indictment Of Officer Daniel Pantaleo

I don’t know what to say about the non-indictment of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for choking Eric Garner to death, while Garner repeated the words “I can’t breathe” over and over. If I tried to say anything, it would amount to an un-nuanced “This is horrible,” so instead of trying to formulate a post myself, here’s a roundup of posts on the non-indictment from people who have figured out how to articulate it better: Keep reading »

Some Thoughts On The Jackass Brawl On The F Train

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Some quick reactions to the video going viral showing a brawl on NYC’s F Train:

  • OMG, shut up, humanity.
  • Pause at 1:36 and see if you don’t laugh your ass off at that viral video opportunist.
  • Seriously, though, a trapper hat? That’s style that deserves to be dissed. Keep reading »

“Paris/New York” Beautifully Integrates Two Of The World’s Greatest Cities

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The Paris vs. New York debate has been (lazily) carrying on for decades, though in my humble opinion they’re too unique in their own ways to compare. This video by Franck Matellini compares the two cities side by side. His work showcases the very different vibes for each city evokes (and if I’m being honest, has me itching to ditch New York for a return to the City of Lights). [TravelPulse]

Brit’s Brain Goes Haywire Over New York Subway System

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British journalist Bim Adewunmi has been in New York for the last few weeks and apparently taking the subway has driven her insane. Writing in The Guardian, she expresses the feeling in the most colorful way possible:

“Think of a book with an opening scene set in a village in rural England. There’s a winding country lane, and in the distance can be heard the relentlessly tuneful whistle of a milkman, and the gentle moo of a cow. Yes, there are still milkmen and there are still cows, but look closer: the cows are wearing smart white coats and jaunty little hats, delivering milk extracted from humans. Terrifying image, isn’t it?”

Everything about her description of the MTA is glorious. Some more highlights: Keep reading »

Barney’s Hires “Anti-Racial Profiling Consultant” After Investigation Finds It Discriminated Against Shoppers

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Last year, the upscale department store Barneys in New York City was hit with several accusations that it engages in racial profiling of its customers. On Friday, following a nine-month-long investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s civil rights decision, Barneys admitted it discriminated against Black and Hispanic shoppers.  In addition to a settlement, the store is hiring an anti-racial profiling consultant and adopting an anti-profiling policy.   Keep reading »

Say What? 1-In-25 New Yorkers Is A Millionaire

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If you were to chuck everybody who wasn’t a millionaire out of New York City, the city would still have a higher population than New Orleans, according to a new study. Researchers at Spear’s magazine say 4.63 percent of the city’s population have assets of $1 million or more—excluding their primary residences—adding up to 389,100 millionaires. Read more on Newser…

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