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A Community Copy Center in the East Village

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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New York City Digital Copy Center is more than just a copy store.   The shop’s owner, Mousume Sarker, knows almost all of her customers.  Most of them have been coming for years. In an era when most needs traditionally met by a copy store are increasingly handled by cheap and efficient big box stores […]

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Audio Slideshow: Riding Out the Recession

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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In the West Village – one of New York’s most established neighborhoods filled with fashion boutiques and one-of-a-kind restaurants – ruins from the recession can be seen along Christopher, Bleecker and Hudson streets. But despite the string of store closings, one former pedicab driver took a chance on the neighborhood this summer and opened up […]

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The Polish of South Brooklyn

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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Since 1986, Poles in South Brooklyn have frequented Jaga-Pol Service, a mailing shop and notary on Forth Avenue. They drop by to have packages sent to family back home, complicated forms explained and taxes done. They stay to talk about family, gossip and seek council. “When something is bad, they come. When something is good, […]

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