OPEN LETTER: Dear angry Fresh Kitchen racist, your unoriginal rant has no place in civilized society

You are a meme, a Reddit thread. You and your camp may think you have renewed license to spew ignorance in public, but the rest of us see that behavior for what it is: Not an expression of power but the dying spasm of a depraved ideology.
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End the sub-minimum wage for tipped employees

The state Department of Labor should require one fair wage for all workers.
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Op-ed: City needs to overhaul affordable housing programs

New York City is in the grips of a housing crisis, but you may not have noticed unless you’re struggling to survive. That’s because the housing emergency only exists for renters in search of affordable apartments. It’s true the city’s 3.63 percent rental vacancy rate falls well below the five percent threshold that triggers a housing emergency, but that figure belies which New Yorkers are actually affected by it. The vacancy rate for rent-stabilized units is just 2.06 percent while the rate for private, non-regulated units is 6.06 percent — above the housing emergency bar — according to a March 2018 report by New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation. In other words, yes, we are in the midst of a housing crisis, but it’s disproportionately squeezing working-class New Yorkers — not wealthy households.
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