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New York I Love You But…

Is it just me or am I seeing more stories than ever about how gentrification of this great city is reaching saturation point? Emotions run the range from anger, as...
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New York I Love You But You’re Pricing Me Out

Serge Becker, the nightlife guru who helped conceive the space, is fond of saying that he believes The Box is going to do for theater and nightlife what Area, the...
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The U.S. vs. The People

The surprise is not that the NYPD spied on protestors in advance of the 2004 Republican National Convention, which was held, with “Democrat” Mayor Bloomberg’s full blessing and support, in...
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Whither Winter?

It’s snowing as I type this. There should be nothing unusual about that statement – it’s late at night in early January and I live in the Catskills mountains in...
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Brooklyn Beats: A Media Narrative on Gentrification, Growth, Class, Race, Whole Foods and Kiddy Punk

5th Avenue in Park Slope as it currrently looks in springtime. Photo by Jonathan Cohn. Could I have avoided this? Was it my fault? Was I stupid to move here...
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Run To The Polls

Political opinion has been kept to a minimum at iJamming! the last year or so, not because I don’t have an opinion (as if!) but that it seems to be...
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Run To Manhattan: Timetable of a Marathon Weekend

Saturday 9:00 am Posie gets ready to drive from Hunter to meet me in Phoenicia so I can drive her to Kingston so she can get the bus to New...
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Common Fire: A House Warming

Think Global, Act Local: In America, it’s not just a catchphrase, it’s a necessity. Given that the Bush Administration won’t pave the way on any environmental issues that might actually...
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