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Building Turn-Around

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Julio Sirui started working at 6485 Broadway in the Bronx only two years ago, but already residents cannot imagine their home without him. “After four years of living in the building, I finally feel at home,” said resident Donna Clarke, who added that Sirui, “completely turned around the building.” In addition to the building’s improved [&hellip
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The Green Machine

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Bill Aristovulos knows exactly how he got his passion for conservation. “There’s comedians who say, ‘You sound like your parents,’” he said. “Well, I certainly do.” Aristovulos is a superintendent at an apartment building on Greenwich Avenue in the Village, where he’s worked since 1991. The self-described tree hugger says that he learned his first [&hellip
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PATH Train Heroics

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Terrence Kelsor knows exactly how long it takes to save a life. Ten seconds. That’s how long it took Kelsor to drop to the ground, grab a 250-pound man who had fallen onto the subway tracks at the Christopher Street PATH station and bring him safely back to the ledge. “I counted 10 seconds in [&hellip
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Rock of Gibraltar

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Plinio Torres grew up in Puerto Rico, where his first job was cutting sugar cane. In 1964, at age 18, he left farm life and moved to New York City, following in the footsteps of his sister and brother. He arrived in May, not a bad month in New York. “I love it,” he said, [&hellip
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NYU’s Community Builder

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At three cultural institutions at New York University, where writers and intellectuals gather, inspiration comes in the form of a 26-year-old custodian. On paper, Daniel Fernandez’s job is simple to the point of mundane: he cleans and moves furniture for events under the auspices of Collins Building Services, Inc. Specifically, he helps maintain the Lillian [&hellip
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