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In NYC: Immigrants Reach 3 Million – 37% of Population

New York, N.Y.  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Planning Executive Director Richard Barth and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama today released the Newest New Yorkers report demonstrating that New York’s immigrants have played an integral role in maintaining the City’s record population growth and significantly boosting the City’s economic vitality. The [...]

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The Technicolor Amish: Cult or Counterculture

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The Farm is an intentional community in Lewis County, Tennessee, based on principles of nonviolence and respect for the Earth. Led by a ‘hippie’ prophet, Stephen Gaskin, the group is rapidly expanding and already has twenty related communities in this country, and about half that number overseas.  The Farm is inhabited by ‘hippies,’ as the [...]

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Hyper-Local Papers in NYC See the Light

Roosevelt Island, between Manhattan and Queens, has its own newspaper. New York City has many examples just in specific languages. Any subway rider is likely to see fellow straphangers reading Polish, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese, plus several other languages that are hard to identify over someone’s shoulder.New York also has hyper-local service for English-reading audiences [...]

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U.N.: 3,700 Children Orphaned by Ebola, Lives Shattered

New York City Poetry Corner: Poem by Sharon Stern

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In Hong Kong, Occupy Central Gains Momentum

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