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Just out of jail: Tia Evans

Friday, February 05, 2010

A couple days ago I went to Long Island City and dropped by the offices of the Fortune Society, which helps former prison inmates re-enter society. Being an ex-con is hard enough at any time, but at this moment, with high unemployment, it's particularly tough. Even if you have friends or family, there's a good chance that some of them are out of work, too, and don't have the time or inclination to get your life back on track.

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They make HOW much on Wall Street?

Thursday, February 04, 2010

As I was saying on the Financial 411 today, anyone who's been around Mayor Bloomberg over the last month or so might've heard him make this bold and provocative claim about Wall Street incomes:

'Keep in mind, the average person that works in finance in New York City makes $70 thousand a year.'

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What do heroes eat?

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

If you're one of the search-and-rescue dogs who came back from Haiti last week, you eat heart-shaped cookies. But first you sniff them for explosives, crystal meth or gluten.

Such a good dog!

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Purple Pam

Monday, January 25, 2010

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My Media Diet: Kit-Fong Lee, 70

Monday, January 25, 2010

What media do New Yorkers consume? How about immigrants in this city – to what extent are they consuming news and entertainment in Urdu, Spanish or Tagalog (so-called ethnic media) versus from mainstream newspapers, news programs and sitcoms? My plan is to find one person – hopefully every few weeks – and interrogate them about their media habits.

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Ladies (Liberty) of the Night

Monday, January 25, 2010

The marketing staff of Liberty Tax Service hit the pavement.

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Rainy Days/Mondays

Monday, January 25, 2010

Encountered a most unfortunate sight today. An old lady making her way home through the rain held her umbrella overhead, despite the fact it had completely been destroyed by the wind. I'd say the yellow cloth covered about 20 % of the spine of the umbrella. Most of it just flopped down over over the poor woman''s face as she soldiered on.

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In reality things

Monday, January 25, 2010

Fill in the blank? They'd started whitewashing the message before I had a chance to read it in full. When I returned a few days later... all gone.

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