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Harlem Rents Are 90 Damn Percent Higher Than In 2002

By John Del Signore Median rent costs in Central Harlem increased by a vertiginous 90% between 2002 and 2014, according to a report analyzing newly-released census data. Meanwhile, in Bed-Stuy, the median cost of rent rose 63% over the same time … Continue reading

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Life in the Cellar

By Suketu Mehta Monir is lying on a mattress in a dark room in a Queens basement, smoking, dressed in a sarong. He is in his 50s, and has lost most of his hair and his life-spirit. He left Bangladesh … Continue reading

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Hampton Inn accused of paying blacks less

  Can you say L-A-W-S-U-I-T? I smell a nice, big out of court settlement on the horizon for the black and hispanic workers at the hotel. This is a black eye (literally) for a hotel brand I frequented when I … Continue reading

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