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July 1st, 2014
thesmithian

…dollar vans and other unofficial shuttles make up a thriving shadow transportation system that operates where subways and buses don’t —mostly in peripheral, low-income neighborhoods that contain large immigrant communities and lack robust public transit. 

more.

…dollar vans and other unofficial shuttles make up a thriving shadow transportation system that operates where subways and buses don’t —mostly in peripheral, low-income neighborhoods that contain large immigrant communities and lack robust public transit.

more.

June 29th, 2014
thesmithian

the tendency to write off teen-age boys because of distrust of their neighborhoods or the color of their skin, to assume that jail is the place for them, has not gone away. Neither, somehow, has Donald Trump.

more.

the tendency to write off teen-age boys because of distrust of their neighborhoods or the color of their skin, to assume that jail is the place for them, has not gone away. Neither, somehow, has Donald Trump.

more.

May 29th, 2014
thesmithian

"This is not a story of New York, where people come there from their hometown and use sexual identity to meet people in a new city…This is a place where your sexuality is operating amongst family relationships, ethnic relationships and neighborhood relationships. All of these things are very closely intertwined, and if you’re going to do anything in this city, it’s going to involve your family at some point. What we’re trying to do is to take a history that’s not just a gay history, but it’s a Pittsburgh history. It’s a Pittsburgh history of gayness; you just can’t separate the two."

more.

May 18th, 2014
thesmithian

"the highest concentration of references to ‘hipster’…are located in the gentrifying areas of Brooklyn such as Dumbo, Prospect Park and Williamsburg, as well as the SoHo/NoHo neighborhoods and the area around Columbia University in Manhattan, which reinforces the all-too-often-commented-upon relationship between hipsters and gentrification. These areas are surrounded by a much more extensive belt of tweets referencing ‘bro’, suggesting a clear spatial divide between these two groups within the city."

data maps, here.
April 1st, 2014
thesmithian

…if Bill de Blasio has scored some early wins, he’s also made some rookie mistakes. In particular, he needs to pick his fights more carefully, and to adhere to the old saying that you don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.

more.

March 18th, 2014
thesmithian

What do yakuza gangsters, rogue catering companies, sumo wrestlers, and a giant gorilla rampaging through the streets of New York City have in common? These characters inhabit the world of Johnny Hiro, an ordinary college-aged underpaid sushi busboy who often finds himself landing in extraordinary situations.

more.

February 14th, 2014
thesmithian

"I never wanted to be a star, I just wanted to get work."—Gregory Hines

He was born on this day in New York City, in 1946. He died in 2003, at 57.

February 14th, 2014
thesmithian

'…recent independent reports…confirmed what anybody who has spent some time abroad already knows. “Americans in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC are paying higher prices for slower Internet service.'

January 30th, 2014
thesmithian
…it’s a confluence of a number of different things, primary of which is people’s desire to stay alive and free.

Rev. Michael McBride, he

directs the Lifelines to Healing Campaign, a project of the PICO National Network. The campaign is committed to addressing gun violence and mass incarceration of young people of color.

and was responding to

"In 2013 there was a drop in homicides in Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond…in San Jose, [and] in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago—from your perspective what do you think is going on here?"

January 19th, 2014
thesmithian

…analyzes the public opinion differences between African Americans, African immigrants, and Afro-Caribbean immigrants in New York City…finds that Afro-Caribbean immigrants held some of the lowest opinions of the American Dream. Their collective frustration with a lack of opportunities placed them below African Americans and African immigrants.

more, plus an interview with Christina Greer, here.

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