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The Dilemma behind the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

East River Park looks different than how its neighbors remember it just a few months ago. Trees have been cut down, baseball fields have been closed and construction began in December 2021 for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project, an initiative aimed at increasing the coastal resilience of flood-prone communities. The project is the…

On Sam Gilliam

The pioneering artist Sam Gilliam passed away last weekend at age 88. Epicenter’s artistic director Nitin Mukul reflects on his experience meeting him and the profound impact it had.

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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…


The rise of surveillance in New York City

New Yorkers walking down the street are likely to be dimly aware that they are being surveilled, in some way, by a mixture of private and…

The future of gun laws in New York

There’s little to say that hasn’t been said about the sheer horror of the events in Buffalo, New York,  and Uvalde, Texas, over the past…

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