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Creative Downsizing: A Piece of the Garment District Moves to Midwood

Leon Shpelfogel has been in the sewing machine business for more than 40 years. He started out working in his father-in-law’s Garment District shop, learning to build, repair and install the machines used by the then flourishing New York clothing industry. As the garment industry went into decline in the 60s and 70s, Shpelfogel’s business survived when many did not. Continue reading

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A homeless person is not a pest

Homeless people are still thought and talked about as if they were pests. With hate crimes against the homeless on the rise, exterminating this pest discourse is even more important. Continue reading

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