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The uphill battle Democrats face

The uphill battle Democrats face

Epicenter mostly focuses on New York City politics but today we begin occasionally zooming out at the national picture, given upcoming midterm elections.  Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: Democrats are facing a pretty bleak picture going into the midterms. In general, the party of the president in office tends to face…

Why rent’s so damn high in NYC

Why rent’s so damn high in NYC

Mention that you live in New York to someone almost anywhere outside of the city and there is one standard assumption they’re likely to make: you pay way too much in rent.

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How to talk about Covid

How to talk about Covid

Covid-19 levels are basically back to what they were pre-vaccine in many parts of the country, with hospitals again reaching capacity. Many people who were vaccine…

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Rikers Island mess continues to grow

Rikers Island mess continues to grow

At this point, the idea of a crisis at Rikers has become essentially background noise to a lot of the city, persistent as it is, though it’s…

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