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De Blasio Gives $108M for Storm-Battered Project

by Associated Press
Coney Island

Peter Shugert, US Army Corps of Engineers/flickr

Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to other public housing developments as well.

Fordham Conversations: Freaks, Monsters, and Disgust

by Chris Williams
Freak show

Ross, Flickr

 
This week on Fordham Conversations is about the monstrous, the grotesque, human oddities, and why we’re drawn to things that aren't the norm.
 
Adam Rinn grew up on Coney Island and now he teaches a sideshow class for people who want to learn to eat fire, walk on broken glass, or survive an electric shock.

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