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Outer Borough Residential Building Worker

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BWA_DerbertKing_courtesyof copy A Building Manager/Hero Never Stops Working By Kathleen Culliton It was a cold fall morning three years ago when Derbert King ran into an apartment filled with black smoke and carried his neighbor out of the burning building. “As I have him on the ground, asking if he’s all right,” King recalled, “he looks up [&hellip
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Doorwoman of the Year

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BWA_COVER_LillianLopez_AA copy It’s in the Details for This Concierge By Joanna Fantozzi Lillian Lopez is not just Doorwoman of the Year and a hardworking concierge at 300 E. 50th St.; she is also a hero. One of the tenants in her building, Linda Feldner, 70, who has lived in the building for seven years, said that one [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils: Patrick Wolf Wants You to Know How Great He is, Even if You Already Knew

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patrick-wolf-sundark-and-riverlight-press-image By Simon Lazarus Vasta Sundark & Riverlight I don’t understand this impulse that some musicians get, usually later in their careers: the desire to re-record material. What makes them think that it’s a good idea? At best, these albums of self-covers are nostalgic retreads of a performer’s halcyon days; at worst, they’re insulting, steaming piles [&hellip
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Spinning Wheels to Raise Money for MS

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85654-158-024f By David Gibbons Check your tire pressure, lube that chain, rinse out your trusty old water bottle: There’s still plenty of time to sign up for one of the city’s favorite outdoor mass participatory events, the Oct. 21 bike ride to benefit the fight against multiple sclerosis. Formerly known as the MS Bike Tour, Bike [&hellip
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Sam Parker on What We Talk About When We Talk About Labor

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Members of two prominent labor unions found themselves without contracts recently, the agreements with their respective employers expired and negotiations for new ones stalemated over arguments about the concessions the workers would have to make. One group, the Chicago Teachers Union, was on strike in an attempt to mitigate the impact standardized testing would have [&hellip
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Security Officer – Commercial Building

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BWA_BrendaVauters_AA copy ‘Mother’ of All Security Officers By John Friia Brenda Vauters has been a security guard at Credit Suisse for the past two years, walking around and canvassing the perimeter to ensure everything is in order. This position requires that Vauters be outdoors most of the time, which is one of the aspects of the job [&hellip
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Lower Manhattan Office Cleaner

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By Kathleen Caulderwood Fior Caba has been sleeping four hours a night for the past two decades. The former schoolteacher and mother of three works nights as an office cleaner at 20 Broad St. Caba, 59, has been working at the same building—which houses offices of the New York Stock Exchange—for 25 years. “I spend [&hellip
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Green Award

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john_sarich By Rebecca Temerario John Sarich believes that it’s time to give back to his community. That’s exactly what he’s doing at William Beaver House, where he has been resident manager for the past five years. A native New Yorker, Sarich had previously worked as a resident manager in Queens. The William Beaver House’s 47 energy-efficient [&hellip
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Doorman of the Year

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BWA_Johnny Gonzalez     By Amanda Woods West Village doorman Johnny Gonzalez always remembers the needs of others—not just the needs of his own family, but the residents of the Devonshire House, where he has worked since 1996. Before beginning his doorman job, he worked at an off-Broadway theater, handling security, carpentry, set design and take-down, and [&hellip
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Healthy Eating Tips for Pregnant Women

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iStock_000013189046Large copy By John Friia Once a woman discovers she is pregnant, everything changes, from what she can do to what she can eat. When it comes to dietary changes, the goal is to try to eat the types of food that are beneficial for your growing baby. With such a wide variety of foods to choose [&hellip
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