Arun Venugopal

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Micropolis: Weekly Wrap-Up

Friday, April 27, 2012

We sift through reams of local headlines so you don't have to. Here's our latest distillation of what happened in the city over the past week that you may have missed.


Micropolis: Dinner With ... George Lou

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

If you drop by George Lou's Mott Street apartment for dinner, there's little chance you'll be under-dressed. When Lou greeted a guest at the door on a recent night, he wore nothing but a white tank top and denim shorts.

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Micropolis: Another Week in NYC

Friday, April 20, 2012

Each week, Micropolis compiles a list of the most offbeat, engaging and downright mystifying stories in the city, from midtown to the sandy shores of Gerritsen Beach.


Micropolis: An Artist Obsessed With Letters

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tax Day is one of those rare occasions when most Americans stop by the post office but Dustin Grella, an artist living in Tribeca, has made post office visits, and letter-writing, a near-daily ritual for the past 10 years.

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Micropolis: The Brooklyn Zine Fest

Monday, April 16, 2012

Zines, those handmade touchstones of the DIY-era, are experiencing something of a resurgence -- argues Matt Carman, who co-founded the Brooklyn Zine Fest in Williamsburg where dozens of publishers flocked last weekend.


Micropolis: What Neighborhoods New Yorkers Avoid

Friday, April 13, 2012

As indicated in the MTA’s report on subway ridership released this week, the fastest growing stretches of subway are along the L and J lines.

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Micropolis: Pondering the Many Meanings of a Hoodie, After Trayvon

Friday, March 30, 2012

The hoodie has become synonymous with the black Florida teen gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain as he walked through a neighborhood wearing the sweatshirt.

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Days After Verdict, Returning Rutgers Students Weigh In on Dharun Ravi Conviction

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rutgers University students returning from spring break Sunday had mixed reactions to the conviction of former student Dharun Ravi, who was found guilty last week of invasion of privacy and bias intimidating for using a webcam to spy on his roommate who committed suicide days later. He now faces up to 10 years in prison and possible deportation to India.

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Criminal or Cultural: South Asian Gay Community Weighs in on Dharun Ravi

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Much of the prosecution’s arguments against the former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate paint him as a homophobe and a bully. But within the South Asian gay community, the focus has been on whether Dharun Ravi’s actions were part of a cultural bias.

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Occupy Wall Street's Cash Reserves Dwindling

Monday, March 12, 2012

Occupy Wall Street is just about out of cash. The group's general fund has dropped to $44,827.96, down from more than half a million dollars in the fall, according to its latest financial statement.

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NYPD Commissioner Meets with Muslim Leaders

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly met with a group of Muslim leaders at police headquarters Tuesday, even as a number of Muslim organizations and civil rights groups criticized the meeting. They described it as a disingenuous attempt to quell the furor over the department's surveillance program.

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Fordham University Confronts a Series of Bias Incidents

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Fordham University has launched an investigation into its third bias incident within a month, the latest being the discovery of a racial slur scrawled on a bathroom wall.

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Muslims Say NYPD Surveillance Is Already Changing Behavior

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Reports of the NYPD’s surveillance program targeting Muslim student groups, businesses and mosques across the region have provoked outrage, even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials have defended the program, arguing the practice is keeping the city safe.

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Muslim Community Leaders Mull Options Against NYPD

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Muslim community leaders say they're deeply disappointed in the decision of the state's attorney general last week to not launch an investigation into the NYPD's surveillance program.


Mayor Defends Surveillance of Muslim Students

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim students at colleges across the region, student groups and college officials spoke out, with some calling for an investigation of the NYPD.


Muslim College Students Alarmed by Reports of NYPD Surveillance

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Muslim college students across the region are expressing concern at reports that they were spied on by the New York Police Department.

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Occupy Protesters Sue City Over Pepper-Spraying Incident

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two women who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy Wall Street protest last September are suing the city and NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna. Videos of the incident, which went viral, seized the public's attention and galvanized the Occupy movement in its early days.

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City Expects Record Revenues from Fashion Week

Monday, February 13, 2012

The total economic impact of Fashion Week will be an estimated $865 million this year, according to city officials — an all-time high. The projection, which factors in current events as well as those surrounding September Fashion Week events, is 2- to 3-percent over last year's figures.


Police Officers Demand City Share WTC Cancer Rate Data

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Union officials representing police officers are demanding that the city release data on the cancer rate among police officers who worked at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11 attacks. They argue the data is necessary in order to get cancer added to the list of diseases covered by the federal Zadroga Act.


Giants Parade Renews Calls for Iraq Vets Parade

Monday, February 06, 2012

Elected officials and veterans groups are renewing their calls for a parade for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, in light of Tuesday's planned Superbowl victory parade for the New York Giants.

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