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After tragic fire in historic synagogue: Shared space or hyper-gentrification?

Story and photos by Doug Cumming NEW YORK — An abandoned synagogue that for 120 years housed New York’s oldest Eastern European Jewish congregation was not noticed much – until it lit up the sky last May. The flames that pillared … Continue reading

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Rounding Manhattan

The tourists sitting in rows on the top deck of the docked Circle Line Manhattan waited to be entertained, and at $41 per adult ticket, $27 for children, it better be good. “Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls,” a brassy … Continue reading

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Tweeting BLM event in Brooklyn

Took subway to end of the line on Flatbush Avenue  to cover a Black Lives Matter rally on the two-year anniversary of jail-cell death of Sandra Bland in Texas. Douglas Cumming @cummingd Jul 13 Flatbush and Nostrand, Brooklyn Douglas Cumming … Continue reading

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“Kid Pro Quo” – headline in NY Daily News

A class exercise, after viewing White House news conference of July 11. Photos and story by Doug Cumming President Trump, who had repeatedly dismissed “the Russia thing” as a hoax and sour grapes, faced dramatic evidence to the contrary yesterday. … Continue reading

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A Letter to Our Congressman

Dear Congressman Goodlatte: Thank you for your email of May 22 responding to our concerns about the American Health Care Act that you support. Our concerns can be divided into two classes: One, our moral commitment to what is best … Continue reading

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Lee at Tivoli Circle

“So this monument, lifted far above our daily strife of narrow interests and often narrower passions and misunderstandings, becomes a monument to more than its one great and rightly loved original. It symbolizes our whole South’s better self; the finer … Continue reading

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Endnotes in Strange Times

The research papers came in on the All-Academic website. I sent them out to reviewers. Then by May 1, the reviews came in, and we’re off to the races. What an amazing system! And what a privilege for me. I … Continue reading

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