Homosexuality apparently threatens the moral fibre of the nation, but men frequently cheating on their wives with prostitutes receive barely any attention from these righteous groups claiming to defend family values. For dessert, choose between two rival frozen yogurt shops that have inspired copycats on both coasts. The Americans suspected something was amiss. Female colleagues wonder why we have become so chummy. With its heart on West 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, the neighborhood draws well-coiffed crowds to its hour restaurants, beauty spas and karaoke bars that close only when the sun starts to rise. Either he is ignorant of what is happening in these salons, or he is turning a blind eye to the real moral dilemma facing the country. Our session drew to a close, but not before the special service that awaited us.
WHITEROOM | Salon and Apothecary
In the poorer pockets of the city, at low-traffic salons in the Bronx and Queens, many workers are not paid a base wage at all, only a commission. They launder hot hand towels and sweep toenail clippings. Manicurists say that even when government agencies do check on their employers, evasion is easy. There was a bright blue Siamese fighting fish in a Mason jar in a corner of the one-bedroom apartment where Ms.
An Ethnic Caste System
At Bee Nails, the salon in Hicksville, Ms. A team of investigators regularly performs undercover sweeps of businesses suspected of breaking the law, but the agency had never conducted a sweep of nail salons until last year, said Christopher White, a spokesman for the Labor Department. Seventy percent to 80 percent of salons in the city are Korean-owned, according to the Korean American Nail Salon Association. Its name was July, after the month she was told she would finally earn a wage. But the lives of the half-dozen manicurists who bunk in the basement are anything but prosperous.