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by Michael Maiello
Netflix Presents: Marvel’s Daredevil of Hell’s Kitchen follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who, in an improbable boyhood accident, was blinded by toxic waste and imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in Manhattan Hell’s Kitchen, once a pit of crime and despair, but now among the toniest neighborhoods in the safest city in America, replete with cultural attractions, nightlife, vibrant streets, and abundant free Wi-Fi. As an attorney, Murdock struggles to build a practice that will finance a two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment in a pre-war building that was a “real bargain” at just under a million dollars. As the crime-fighter Daredevil, he struggles to find something to do.
Episode 1: A Room of One’s Own
When Murdock finds out that criminal real estate developer Wilson Fisk is illegally running an Airbnb out of a rent-controlled apartment on 48th street, Daredevil uses his freakish martial arts skills to force a pair of European tourists out of the building and into legitimate accommodations at The Standard in the Meatpacking District.
Episode 2: Sunday, Bloody Brunch Day
While at all-you-can-drink brunch at the Film Centre Café, Daredevil’s heightened senses alert him that the pitchers of Bloody Marys being brought to the table utilize a cheap well vodka that will give Foggy, Karen, and him headaches before 3 p.m.
Episode 3: The Blind Leading…
Tourists ask Murdock for directions to the M & M store.
Episode 4: The Gates of Hell
Daredevil busts an unscrupulous apartment broker trying to claim that Hell’s Kitchen extends all the way to 6th Avenue, which is past Broadway. It doesn’t; 8th Avenue is its eastern boundary. The broker is beaten savagely. Commenters on Curbed are wildly enthusiastic.
Episode 5: The Break-In
A series of apartment break-ins sets Daredevil on the hunt for the burglar who accidentally snapped a selfie with one of victim’s iPhones, sending the photo directly into her iCloud account.
Episode 6: Out of the Kitchen, Into the…
Murdock visits the the Time Warner Center while wearing his new Warby Parker glasses to stop tourists from being robbed by the Art of Shaving’s incredibly overpriced men’s grooming products.
Episode 7: Two Men, Two Rings
Blind lawyer Murdock attends a same-sex wedding. No big deal, it is 2015 and this is like his third time at one.
Episode 8: Under These Stars
At the Hudson River Piers, Murdock plunges into the depths of night where his hyper-acute hearing helps him enjoy a jazz concert under the stars. The beer selection is limited and expensive and they won’t let you bring in your own even though the piers are now a public park. But the music is good.
Episode 9: Devil on Two Wheels
With the aid of his partner Foggy Nelson, Murdock signs up for a year-long Citi Bike membersh爱上海新龙凤419论坛ip. They then ride along the Hudson River towards Battery Park City where Daredevil uses his battle staves to force joggers and strollers out of the bike path.
Episode 10: The Devil in Moonlight
After busting an UberX driver for turning down a ride request from a blind passenger, his former master Stick, Daredevil, upset that the 7 subway line extension has been delayed yet again, eats his sorrows at the Gotham West Side Market.
Episode 11: Where?house
In a cavernous warehouse on the west side that is set to be demolished to make way for a new floating park funded by ex-mayor and staunch Fisk ally Michael Bloomberg, Daredevil’s plans to host an after-hours arts and crafts night market are thwarted by the corrupt NYPD, who show up demanding the proper permits from the City Parks Department.
Episode 12: Beware This Blog
Crime reporter Ben Urich is out of a job when The Daily Bugle is sold to Comcast for one dollar. He starts a blog. A blog about Daredevil. Nobody reads it. Blogs are dead.
Episode 13: The Buyout
Murdock learns that his pre-war building is about to be demolished and turned into luxury condos. As a small-time lawyer, he qualifies for one of the planned affordable housing units in the building, but he loses the lottery to a photographer who was recently been bitten by a radioactive spider on city property. He heads west to defend the residents of a new neighborhood in a new city, “the Hobe.”
WASHINGTON — The Arctic coastal plain of northeastern Alaska serves as a summer safe haven for the porcupine caribou herd. It is here that cows come to give birth, and it is where the herd forages and escapes predators.
For thousands of years, the Gwich’in people, an indigenous tribe of northern Alaska and Canada, have relied on the caribou as a primary food source. But even when Gwich’in were facing starvation, they kept out of the herd’s calving grounds, tribal member Bernadette Demientieff told HuffPost at a rally Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol.
The Gwich’in call the coastal plain — part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — “Iizhik Gwats’an Gwnadaii Goodlit,” or “the sacred place where life begins.” And today they are fighting — once again — to keep oil and gas development out of this fragile landscape.
“Our voices need to be heard,” Demientieff told HuffPost, adding that the Gwich’in people think they’ve been ignored by Alaska’s all-Republican congressional delegation.
Last week, the Senate passed a wildly unpopular tax overhaul bill that includes a provision pushed by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would require Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to approve at least two lease sales for drilling — each consisting of no fewer than 400,000 acres — in the refuge’s 1.5 million-acre coastal plain. The issue of drilling in this part of refuge, also known as the 1002 Area, has been the subject of a decades-long battle between energy producers and conservationists.
On Wednesday — the 57th anniversary of the executive order establishing the refuge — members of the Gwich’in Nation, Alaska’s Inupiaq tribe and other indigenous groups gathered on the National Mall outside the U.S. Capitol to demand that Congress remove Murkowski’s provision from the tax bill and abandon opening the coastal plain to fossil fuel development. Allowing drilling, they stressed, could forever destroy Alaska natives’ subsistence lifestyle.
“We just want to continue to live our way of life,” Demientieff, the executive director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, told the crowd of about 100 people. “We’re not asking for anything. We just want to continue to have our food security, to have healthy land, to have healthy animals to hunt.”
Jeffrey Peter, a member of a Canadian band of Gwich’in, said his people have evolved alongside and “share the fate of the caribou.”
“I’m not a politician. I’m not a public speaker,” he said. “I’m just an individual who cares about this very deeply. This means everything to me. And it means everything to my people.”
Peter said he “deserves the right to pass on this knowledge and these traditions that have been carried through generations,” adding that his first child is expected in a few months
Jeffrey Peter, a Vuntut Gwich’in from Canada’s Yukon Territory, talks about the importance of protecting the refuge and the porcupine caribou herd pic.twitter.com/bGx3jDrNqu
— Chris D'Angelo (@c_m_dangelo) December 6, 2017
Those speaking at the rally included Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Tom Udall of New Mexico. Each said they would do what that can to support the Alaska natives’ in their fight to protect the lands they consider sacred.
“This is part of a big battle for our Mother Earth, for our beautiful blue-green planet,” Merkley said. “But let’s make sure we win this particular piece of this battle.”
After decades of unsuccessful attempts to open up the coastal plain to energy development, Republicans appear on the brink of victory. All that stands in the way of the tax bill becoming law is for the Senate and House to hash out a compromise version. The House passed its own tax bill last month.
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The senator has called it “a tremendous opportunity” for Alaska and the country, and said she’s “confident” drilling would not come at the expense of the environment.
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