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New York City


  • Centuries of Protest at City Hall Park

    by Marika Plater

    Closed gates around City Hall Park in New York not only restrict access to the park as a site for protest, but ignore the site's history as a theater for political expression. 



  • Subverting New York’s Police Brutality Policy

    by Lawrence Wittner

    Longstanding opposition from the Patrolman's Benevolent Association, the union of New York City police officers, has made meaningful civilian oversight of the police impossible. 



  • New York Needs Amazon

    by Kenneth T. Jackson

    History is clear: A city that rejects economic opportunity will lose its status as the center of the business world.



  • Subway Riders Scrub Anti-Semitic Graffiti, as ‘Decent Human Beings’

    The car’s windows and posters were covered in anti-Semitic graffiti. Messages like “Jews belong in the oven” and “destroy Israel, Heil Hitler,” had been written over subway maps, as shown by photographs taken on the train. Swastikas were drawn in black marker on the doors and windows.



  • NYC becomes archaeological site: 18th-century bone toothbrush, old champagne bottles unearthed

    NEW YORK — The city has become an archaeological site, with thousands of artifacts such as an 18th-century bone toothbrush with animal hair bristles and wine and champagne bottles corked centuries ago unearthed to prove it.A copper half-penny and a pair of children’s shoes are some of the other remnants of early New York life workers discovered in lower Manhattan while digging to install new utilities for the growing residential and business South Street Seaport area....