Category Archives: Recession

Dressmaking in the Recession: The Story of Mary Adams

Mary Adams is a dressmaker who combines retro fashions and whimsical colors to create customized party and bridal dresses. She’s also dressed celebrities like Amy Sedaris, who wore her dress during an appearance on the David Letterman show. But like … Continue reading

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Recession’s Effect on a Brooklyn Barber Shop

On Point Barber Salon sits on a quiet street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn waiting for customers to come in. The medium sized shop has a giant flat screen television that lingers on a game, any game and on this particular … Continue reading

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You Are Not A Libertarian

The political philosophy of libertarianism has become a much- buzzed about subject lately, due to a social context comprised dually of the mind-scramble that is the Tea Party movement, and a reawakening of Keynesian economics spawned by the Great Recession. … Continue reading

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Energy saving tips to lower your electricity bill

During the summer, I’m all about staying cool. During the winter, I’m all about the heat. And in the end, it’s reflected in my electricity bill. NY’s heating bill averaged in as one of the highest in the nation. The … Continue reading

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Cafe Amrita: A Bar Resisting the Recession

In this economy running a small business can be an uphill climb. Rob Song owns Cafe Amrita, a cafe and bar on West 110th Street near Central Park. Song’s cafe is facing a long list of challenges–the recession, a gentrified … Continue reading

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Overeducated and Unemployed in the Recession

Since graduating from college in December 2009, Jake Teresi has had little luck finding a job as a writer in the film industry. Internships didn’t lead where he wanted them to, and now Teresi finds himself among the 5.6 percent … Continue reading

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Musicians in Manhattan: A Recession-proof Career?

People the world over come to Manhattan to “make it big” on Wall Street, Broadway and Carnegie Hall. But with the recession, the City of Dreams has turned into a bit of a nightmare. The economic downturn ended in June … Continue reading

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