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Last night, New Yorkers came together to mourn the death of 32-year-old Mark Carson, a gay man who was shot in the head this weekend in Greenwich Village; the victim of an alleged hate crime. Crowds gathered at the LGBT Center on West 13th and marched to 8th Street and Sixth Avenue, the location of the shooting, where a rally/vigil was held to memorialize Mr. Carson and express the outrage of the city’s denizens.
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The horrific, cold-blooded murder of 32-year-old Mark Carson in Greenwich Village Friday night has shocked New Yorkers into action. In what is believed to have been a hate crime, Mr. Carson, a homosexual man, was stalked and gunned down for what he was wearing, mere blocks away from the site of the historic Stonewall riots. The suspect, Elliot Morales, allegedly laughed when cornered by the police, boasting, “I shot him in the face.”
An outpouring of sentiment followed as hundreds left vigils at the site of the crime over the weekend. This evening, you can find organizers from GLAAD, along with city officials and New Yorkers–gay and straight–in a solidarity march starting at the LGBT Community Center of New York at 5:30PM and ending with a rally at the murder site, where friends, family, community leaders and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will read from prepared statements.
However, not everyone wants the mayoral candidate using this tragic incident as a stumping ground, and have organized their own event in solidarity with Mr. Carson.
Small-scale artisan food is all the rage in New York, from emu mayonnaise to jams in a rainbow of colors and flavors. But besides the farmer’s market, it is not always easy to find such goods at the local bodega or grocery store, given the expense of distribution.
Bob McClure’s, purveyor of his eponymous pickles began a delivery cooperative back in December with the intention to consolidate the time it takes for small food businesses to quickly and affordable bring their goods to store shelves. Pallets of pickled products, jarred provisions and food service items destined for restaurant kitchens and retail outlets packed McClure’s truck, with deliveries to more than 100 different locations.
“Every time we would try to deliver, we would try to deliver a full truck,” Bob McClure, co-founder of Bob McClure’s Pickles, told The Observer. “How the cooperative would’ve worked is that most of the same manufacturers were going to the same location at any given time.”
McClure’s cooperative came to an end only a few months after it started, but the City Council is hoping to learn from it and similar projects, making it easier for local food purveyors to sell their wares across the five boroughs.
On a recent Tuesday afternoon, outside a firehouse on the north shore of Staten Island, Bill de Blasio slipped between a throng of sweaty, angry protesters and was quickly ushered to a microphone stand.
“This mayor loves to brag how devoted he is to the numbers,” said Mr. de Blasio. “This is the fastest growing Read More
You don’t have to be particularly old to remember that once upon a time, New York’s waterfront was a bustling place of commerce and corruption, a place where goods from around the world were placed aboard or removed from great seagoing vessels by men who didn’t need steroids to develop muscle mass.
Those days, of Read More