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Kirsti Itameri  |  January 8, 2014 3:43 PM | 3 Comments
For most New Yorkers, it's hard to imagine that less than 30 years ago the Lower East Side was the scene of ugly confrontations between the city and so-called “squatters” living in abandoned buildings.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  April 17, 2013 3:08 PM | Comments
Sonia Manzano’s novel, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, is a young girl’s coming of age story set in New York City’s “el Barrio” neighborhood in the late 1960s. This was a time when the city’s Puerto Rican - or “Nuyorican” - community was beginning to feel its strength and make political demands.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  October 26, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
As the Occupy Wall Street movement receives a helping hair cut, MetroFocus looks back at the history of "shear activism."
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