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How's (the Trash) Business in L.A.? Picking Up

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In areas like Koreatown and South L.A., it's not hyperbole to say that more frequent trash pickup and more garbage bins on the street would be cause for celebration.

Getting Rid of "Ghost" Structures: Perceiving the Catskills as a Place of Renewal, Not Decay

Steven Kurlander | Posted 10.28.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

With or without the citing of one or two casino gaming destination resorts, it's certain that the Catskills encompassing both Sullivan County and sout...

Joan Rivers: My Hero and My Cautionary Tale

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media
Mellini Kantayya

It's just what she does, and despite all the knockdowns she still puts herself out there in a way that leaves her vulnerable. This is so brave it stuns me.

Carly Schwartz

What Happens When NYC's Most Creative Trespassers Have Their Event Space Bulldozed

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts

The instructions were equal parts unambiguous and mysterious: Meet in the lobby of the New Yorker Hotel at 7:30 on Saturday morning. Dress in layers. ...

Gaming Talk in the OC: No Dice on Economic Development in Catskills

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.04.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

There are a few weeks to go before the selection process begins to site a number of casinos in upstate New York. Now, suddenly, there's a well heeled drive by casino developers in affluent Orange County to steal those proposed $500 million destination resorts from contenders in the Catskills.

Catskills Journeys-Waiting: 38 Years Working at the Miss Monticello Diner

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Steven Kurlander

In this day and age, it's very hard to find a dedicated employee who has worked for one company that long. What really makes Connie unique? She is a professional waitress, through and through.

PHOTOS: Former Borscht Belt Resort Sits Abandoned

Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

Grossinger's Resort in the town of Liberty in New York's Catskills was famous back in its heyday. The resort was part of the so-called "Borscht Bel...

Finding the Money to Build Out LA's 30/10 Transportation Initiative

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

More fixed rail and dedicated lane bus rapid transit like Metro's Orange Line can mean the difference between getting to work on time and not having a job to go to.