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What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

Rian Dundon

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Co-published with The Washington Post. Photographer Rian Dundon documented his time parking cars for a strip club.

Pete Buttigieg Revived South Bend With Tech. Up Next: America

Pete Buttigieg Revived South Bend With Tech. Up Next: America

Paul Tullis

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Co-published with WIRED. As the mayor of a small Indiana city, Pete Buttigieg applied his low-key technocratic style to economic and social dysfunction. Now he wants a chance to fix the country.

Dollar General Throws a Lifeline to Hard-Pressed Communities. Not All Welcome It.

Dollar General Throws a Lifeline to Hard-Pressed Communities. Not All Welcome It.

Tom Zoellner

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Co-published with The LA Times. The dollar store has thrown a lifeline of food and capital to impoverished pockets, but how much quality is in that lifeline?

High-Country Colorado Towns Wrangle Big-City Problems with Homelessness

High-Country Colorado Towns Wrangle Big-City Problems with Homelessness

Nancy Lofolm & Scott DW Smith

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Co-published with The Colorado Sun. “No camping” signs have popped up in Durango's parks and greenways. Homeless residents have had to scatter and hide, the victims of a crisis of homelessness in the tourist town.

Sunset Park Studio Squeeze for Artists

Sunset Park Studio Squeeze for Artists

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosKate Hawes has been making custom solid wood furniture in Brooklyn for 20 years until her landlord decided to raise the rent by 25 percent in one year.

Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

Chinese Restaurant Workers Travel Far For Work

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosChinese immigrants based in New York City have long taken jobs in restaurants as far away as Pennsylvania, Alabama, and even Florida. 

Does This Avocado Toast Come With A Side of Gentrification?

Does This Avocado Toast Come With A Side of Gentrification?

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC Studios. Businesses like Avocaderia are creating jobs in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. But at what cost?

Birth of the NYC Co-op. Thank You, Finland.

Birth of the NYC Co-op. Thank You, Finland.

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosTo understand why cooperative apartments outnumber condos in NYC, you have to visit Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 

The Problem with Addiction Treatment: Getting People to Take It

The Problem with Addiction Treatment: Getting People to Take It

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosSomeone who has been addicted to painkillers or heroin could be on the alternative medication, under a doctor's watch, for many years, similar to a diabetes patient or someone with a chronic condition like high blood pressure.

Could an Outlet Mall Revive Staten Island’s Sleepy North Shore?

Could an Outlet Mall Revive Staten Island’s Sleepy North Shore?

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosStaten Island’s North shore is missing a big opportunity: two million tourists ride the Staten Island Ferry every year, for a free sightseeing tour of New York Harbor. But on arrival, most of the visitors hurry onto the next ferry back to Manhattan, without spending a dime.

Staten Island Bus Service Struggles as Rezoning Looms

Staten Island Bus Service Struggles as Rezoning Looms

WNYC

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosFor many Staten Islanders getting to work means catching a bus to the ferry, and for residents who lives close to the ferry and should have the shortest commute, they often report that the bus is failing them.

The Street Where Eric Garner Died Struggles to Recover

The Street Where Eric Garner Died Struggles to Recover

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosShop owners claim a rise in crime after Garner’s death is hurting their businesses and the community.

 

Participatory Budgeting: The People’s Budget

Participatory Budgeting: The People’s Budget

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosResidents on Staten Island's North Shore voted on how to spend one million dollars in their community. Winning projects will be announced Wednesday.