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The leather industry

Leather can be made from cows, pigs, goats, and sheep; exotic animals such as alligators, ostriches, and kangaroos; and even dogs and cats, who are slaughtered for their meat and skin in China, which exports their skins around the world. Because leather is normally not labeled, you never really know where (or whom) it came from.

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I’ll take it

252 East 57th Street is a mixed-use modernist style residential skyscraper in New York City, the United States developed by the World Wide Group and Rose Associates, Inc. Construction started in 2013, 252 East 57th Street is part of a surge of the redevelopment of 57th Street into a luxury residential corridor that has been named "Billionaires’ Row." The residential tower will be 712 feet tall with condominiums starting on the 36th floor. The building will also include the construction of two new schools and 78,000 square feet of retail space, in addition to a Whole Foods Market.