Back in 1967, Craig Rodwell could find only 25 books that could be considered gay or lesbian literature. But he put them on a shelf in Greenwich Village and opened the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop – America’s first and best-known gay and lesbian bookstore.
Business & Economics
People are literally dying to get in. The 8 million people in New York City all will be dead, eventually. That’s 44 million feet of cadaver. In a town where space is always at a premium, there’s not enough earth to grant all those bodies eternal rest.
Across the country, businesses with positions that don’t require qualifications or degrees – mainly food service, retail, and customer service – say they are being flooded with overqualified applicants — many of them adults taking jobs usually staffed by teens.
Hospitals around the country are expanding by building spa-like facilities outside city centers, making it more difficult for the poor and uninsured — those who need care the most — to receive medical services and participate in health programs.
Eileen Rivera, a receptionist, is asking her fortune teller different questions nowadays. “My focus used to be 90 per cent love and relationships and 10 per cent economical,” Rivera said. “Now it’s about 20 per cent love and relationships and 80 per cent economical.”