Jennifer Nilenie - The Destitute-Social Critic

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09 Apr 2015

Rent Is Too Damn High in New York City…even for Toys “R” Us

For most New Yorkers rental payments come too soon and the cost cannot make up for what their paychecks can account for. City life has always been about connections, culture, and easy access to transportation and health care. But few people thought that this would come at the great cost of unbearable living spaces. Apartment sharing, unsafe

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19 Feb 2015

Color Me Blank: Self-Labeling in times of Neo-Liberalism

According to National Geographic, in 2050 the United States population is believed to become a mixed, interracial and an even more homogenous/diverse country than it is now. As a result of this threat, traditional phenotypical races are becoming wary of the trends, census stats and the lingo used to define

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18 Dec 2014

Cigarettes Can Kill You (In More Ways Than One)

Being a broke-ass smoker in New York you probably know the codes to buying loosie cigarettes in your local bodegas, and you probably know a guy, or two, who deliver those eight-dollar boxes. Smoking, just as everything else in this city, is hell-a pricey, and loosies have become a thing, like in many

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04 Dec 2014

Broke in New York: If You Can Make It There…It’s an Art

“I want to wake up, in a city that never sleeps And find I’m king of the hill Top of the heap” John Kander, Fred Ebb, 1977 Being broke in New York means being rough, tough, and knowing how to pull the meanest train face, the most confident, “let me

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