Pavement Pieces

Sober Curiosity: Where It Came From and Where It's Headed

In the city that never sleeps, partying until the sun comes out is nearly a right of passage for New Yorkers in their twenties — and Elizabeth Glascoigne, 25, certainly participated in it. This time last year, Glascoigne was spending her evenings drinking at bars and lounges, or at her apartment with a smaller group of friends. “Luckily, I didn’t have a chemical or biological dependency. So in that sense, I didn’t have an addiction,” Glascoigne said. “But I did feel like I had a lot of peer pre

Hopelessness in Wisconsin — where both parties have failed

On the Sunday afternoon leading up to last week’s midterm election, the streets in downtown Racine, Wisconsin were close to vacant — a stark contrast to the bustling barber shop where six stylists worked on customers in squiggly chairs and blasted R&B music on the speakers. The vibrant red walls, fluorescent ring lights and scattered photographs of legendary basketball scenes painted an upbeat atmosphere in Tha Illest Barber Shop, located in the South side of Racine. A black and white portrait

New Microsoft Garage in SoHo offers new purpose for whole city

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Microsoft Garage, a tech innovation center that teams up Microsoft customers with employees to help create and promote business growth, celebrated its New York City opening today on Lafayette Street in SoHo. The event featured a line of booths representing projects and companies that collaborated with Microsoft Garage to push forward innovative ideas and advanced tech developments. Among the approximately 300-guests were New York City Mayor, Eric Adams and Vice Chair an