Articles : Urban Connections by Yoder Wenger
Apartments in New York City are not cheap. They are sometimes tiny, often crammed with people and the bare-essential furnishings to make a home.
Sometimes the presence of relatives or friends makes the rent affordable. Or it may simply be a fact of life that someone needs the space.
Bagel purists say it’s the water. According to connoisseurs, New York City bagels (and thin-crust pizza) have no match. The city’s soft, unfiltered tap water, flowing underground from mountain ranges upstate, makes for the unique texture, taste, appearance, perhaps even aroma of New York bagels.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly is a busy man. So why did he ask Al Taylor, pastor of Infinity (formerly Seventh Avenue) Mennonite Church in Harlem, how he could help the church expand what it was doing into other neighborhoods? Why was the NYPD reaching out to this church?