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The 'Sax Of Shaolin' Makes Thousands Busking in the Subway | Undercurrent

Could you leave your conventional career behind in order to pursue your dreams? In this episode of Undercurrent, we profile Ming, who goes by the “Sax of Shaolin” when he performs in New York City’s subway system.

Type of People Who Move to Brand New High Rise Brooklyn Condos Upset About Brooklyn High Rise Condo Construction Type of People Who Move to Brand New High Rise Brooklyn Condos Upset About Brooklyn High Rise Condo Construction

Brooklyn is big. Seventy square miles. Ample room for the more than 2.6 million people live here. Some of those people pay a high premium to live in recently constructed high rise towers. And then—and then—try to guess what they do.

Airbnb Is a Tax on Everyone  Airbnb Is a Tax on Everyone 

You like Airbnb? Sure, sure, great. Would you like Airbnb as much if you knew that its mere existence was costing you, personally, an extra thousand bucks a year in rent?

'The Tragedy of Life Is Not Death But What We Let Die Inside of Us While We Live' 'The Tragedy of Life Is Not Death But What We Let Die Inside of Us While We Live'

THE POLITICO reports that quasi-journalistic power broker Campbell Brown had a birthday party this weekend.

New York City Public Housing Needs an Astounding Amount of Money  New York City Public Housing Needs an Astounding Amount of Money 

The New York City Housing Authority oversees 176,000 apartments in our city, making it the nation’s largest public housing authority. It needs to spend so much money on repairs. So much money. The number is very big.

We Have a Winner for 'Most Racist Attempt to Win Votes in New York's Mayoral Race' We Have a Winner for 'Most Racist Attempt to Win Votes in New York's Mayoral Race'

With less than 24 hours to go before New Yorkers head to the polls to pick their city’s mayor, one of the men vying for the job really wants you to see an extremely Islamophobic tweet of his.

After Terrorist Attacks, Muslim Americans Brace for Backlash

Muslim communities around the country are grieving over the terror attack that left eight people dead in lower Manhattan—but that won’t stop the frustratingly familiar cycle of blame, suspicion, and Islamophobia that Muslim Americans often experience after incidents like these.

Safety in Numbers Safety in Numbers

Yesterday, a bloodthirsty man drove a truck down a sidewalk in Manhattan, killing eight people. Are your friends in New York City okay? I can virtually guarantee it. Yes.

Discover Harlem  Discover Harlem 

Discover Harlem the “realest” way—through a website marketing a new condo rental development.

New York Is Going to Extraordinary Lengths to Thwart ICE Agents Arresting People in Courthouses New York Is Going to Extraordinary Lengths to Thwart ICE Agents Arresting People in Courthouses

Two of New York’s top attorneys have joined together to call for an end to one of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s most controversial tactics: arrests that take place inside courthouses.

How the MTA Is Like an Alcoholic  How the MTA Is Like an Alcoholic 

The summer is hot and the trains are stopped. As you sit on a stalled subway train somewhere deep underground, enjoy our newest installment of people from inside the MTA telling you exactly what is wrong with the MTA.

Why Is Stuff in the Subway Always Breaking?  Why Is Stuff in the Subway Always Breaking? 

Here in New York City, the transportation situation is so dire that the MTA is encouraging people to “stay home or work odd hours” to ease the rush hour burden. Which is a good peg for the third installment of our series in which real MTA workers tell us what the hell is going on down there.

Yes, Subway Train Operators Know Just How Bad Things Are Yes, Subway Train Operators Know Just How Bad Things Are

New York City subways suck, and we’re asking MTA employees to tell us why. Today, actual train operators speak out on flawed equipment, overcrowding, and how they’re DOING THEIR BEST. Okay?

How the MTA Got So Broke How the MTA Got So Broke

Everyone who has ever sat on a stalled subway train knows that the MTA, the agency responsible for keeping New York City transportation running, is broken. Why? We asked MTA employees to tell us.

Do You Work For the MTA? Tell Us Your Story Do You Work For the MTA? Tell Us Your Story

This morning’s rush hour subway delaypocalypse in New York City felt almost routine, what with the similar delays in every past week in recent memory. You know who might be able to shine some real light on this bullshit? Some MTA employees.

New Art Museums Are an Awful Charity New Art Museums Are an Awful Charity

Are “the arts” important? Yes. Are museums nice? Yes. Does Mike Bloomberg give a lot of money to good causes? Yes. Is any of this a good reason to give $75 million to build a Manhattan art museum? No.

Manhattan Sucks--Go Back to Manhattan If You Love It So Much--Nobody Cares Manhattan Sucks--Go Back to Manhattan If You Love It So Much--Nobody Cares

We take it as a given that the New York Times Real Estate section is the most hilariously blatant example of blinkered classism this side of the Victorian era. Obviously. Sometimes, though, they really outdo even themselves.

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Two prestigious prize winners—from one small school?

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