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May 1st: “Arizona just attacked us all.”
May 2, 2010, 9:14 pm
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This year’s May Day started in Union Square and then marched down Broadway to Foley Square, where a rally was held.

May Days past.


¡Basta Ya! Sunset Rise Up

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Today’s note from the Sunset Park Alliance of Neighbors (SPAN):

Sunset Park Community Members Speak Out Against Rezoning Plan and Unveil Community Plan

On Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, City Council will vote whether to rezone Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Join Sunset Park Alliance of Neighbors as we read our statement against the rezoning in its current form and unveil our plan for our community.

The press conference will include local residents, activists, organizations, clergy and other concerned members working everyday to PROTECT and IMPROVE our neighborhood.

SPAN will provide FREE subway rides at the 36th st. & 4th ave Subway station from 11:15-11:45am. The City Council Hearing is scheduled for 1:30pm.

What: Sunset Park City Council Rezoning Vote

When: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, 12pm-1pm (Please note the time change.)

Where: City Hall Steps (Please note the location change.)

Who: Sunset Park Alliance of Neighbors & the Coalition to Protect Sunset Park


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Fishback: Who’s coming?
April 16, 2009, 8:53 am
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Friend, colleague and Six Points Fellow Dan Fishback’s You Will Experience Silence runs for just four more nights: tomorrow (4/17), Saturday (4/18), and next Tuesday and Wednesday (4/21-4/22) at Dixon Place.

Down for a tale of gay Maccabees, interwoven with the anti-adventures of a modern-day crazed activist? Absurdist meditations on citizenship, imperialism and sexual ethics? Get tickets now.

Protocols of the Hypertexts of Zion (Passover)
April 7, 2009, 7:18 am
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peeps for passover [stylecouncil]

manna from heaven? no, try brooklyn instead [nytimes]

fried gefilte fish? [jewishtimes]

now you see them, now you don’t [dailymail]

the saramacca project [zeek]

jewish wine inadequacy issues [hakerem]

madoff sell-off of judaica items [metro]

Neighborhoods where Jews shouldn’t live
April 6, 2009, 8:22 am
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via gawker

Purim 2009 wrap
March 12, 2009, 11:14 am
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Lot of good costumes this Purim. A lot of near-misses, too!

Here’s some highlights and lowlights from around the interwebs…

above: Mordechai? Haman? drunk? sober?

New York.



Madonna, seen here emerging from some sort of kabbalah Purim party in Manhattan, thoroughly uninspiring.

Touch me, I’m sick
February 17, 2009, 9:45 pm
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Good piece in the Times today about being young and uninsured in New York City:

“At this point, I can’t really justify it monetarily,” said Ian McElroy, a musician who moved to Bushwick, Brooklyn, from Omaha, last year. “It’s not like I think I’m invincible, I’m 29, the world can’t touch me. It’s the very opposite of that. I’ve got to make rent and eat.”

With insurance out of reach, Mr. McElroy has taken to playing doctor, using online resources like WebMD, which offers medical news, descriptions of various diseases and drugs, and discussion groups. As he spoke, Mr. McElroy was icing his feet, which, one day in January, had become cripplingly painful; he was unable to walk.

“I think I have plantar fasciitis,” he said. “I’ve been laid out for two weeks.”