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Our Ongoing Fight Against Bigotry

Sixty six years ago in 1950, President Harry Truman ordered the United States Forces to Korea, and we left our homes in Detroit and New York City to serve in the Korean War. We were both young men in our early 20s, afraid but resolute. Show More Summary

An Open Letter To A Gentrifying Property Developer

Dear property developer, I am writing to let you know that I am much more than a race, and that I am outraged at the "investor" that you cater to. You came and knocked on my family's home and asked if we would be interested in putting our home up for sale. Show More Summary

Urban Parks: From Dumping Grounds to Centers of Energy

A major initiative by New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver cogently explored at the recent and fascinating Parks Without Borders Summit is to make parks more porous and accessible and, by extension, to foster park equity,...Show More Summary

Rolling Realignment About to Flatten Trump & GOP

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Matalin thinks that Trump can still come back while vanden Heuvel doubts it even though Hillary's no Bernie. But given Trump's awful polls/analytics/infrastructure/party split, Host sees a coming "Rolling Realignment" that'll change government & America. Trump's Descent. Show More Summary

NYC Official Says Rape is Inevitable at Rikers Island: If true, we cannot send anyone there

In the most recent acknowledgement of what federal prosecutors dubbed a "culture of brutality" at Rikers Island, a mayoral appointee to the agency overseeing NYC jails, said eliminating rape at Rikers Island is an impossible task, providing...Show More Summary

It Won't Last

I've lived within the radius of a couple of blocks on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for half a century. That, I figure, provides me with a sharp view of the neighborhood, its sturdiness, its changes. This part of New York City is traditionally known as the "Silk Stocking" district. Show More Summary

Mint Julep Jazz Band

Midsummer Night Swing - at Lincoln Center Specializing in the great swing tunes of the '30s, the eight-piece band has been tearing through the Lindy hop competition circuit, leaving masses of new fans in its wake. The band made its New...Show More Summary

State's Bias Against Foreign Medical Schools Worsening New York's Doctors Shortage

The current doctors shortage in the United States is so dire a recent report from the Association of American Medical Colleges suggests that within ten years there will be a nationwide shortfall of 90,000 doctors. Even though New York...Show More Summary

Crazy On You

You know the song 'Crazy on you' by Heart? I often wondered what exactly they meant by that phrase. What does it really mean to be crazy on someone? In all of my conversations with friends about their dating lives, one thing has become abundantly clear; men make us crazy. Show More Summary

Bon Jovi + Idina Menzel Rock The City Parks Foundation Gala

The City Parks Foundation Annual Gala was held under the stars Monday night June 20th, at SummerStage in Central Park, honoring legendary concert promoter Ron Delsener. - Spotted - Idina Menzel kicking her shoes off on stage while performing...Show More Summary

This Sunday, Planned Parenthood of NYC Will March for LGBTQ Rights

In honor of Pride month this June, New Yorkers from every borough are coming together to celebrate, love and support our LGBTQ families and communities. During the past few years, we have seen extraordinary progress on LGBTQ rights.Show More Summary

Hell and Hedge Funds

While the Republican National Committee is attempting to keep the address of tonight's Trump fundraiser in New York top secret, reliable sources suggest it will take place somewhere in Dante's Fourth Circle of Hell. Here in this fiery...Show More Summary

14th Street PeopleWay: The Dream of a Car-free New York City

I dream of a car-free New York City. Every night honking cars arrest me from sleep, and every day myself and millions of New Yorkers breathe the carbon monoxide exhaust from a sea of passing cars. While I've only been by a car once --...Show More Summary

Portraits From Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

As a big fan of shooting parades and festivals, I had to capture this year's Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn's Coney Island. The parade is always held in such outrageous spirit, with costumes mainly inspired by the sea (and nudity), and with people of all colors, shapes and sizes. Show More Summary

A Must See Space By Material Lust

ANNEX, an experimental artist-run space in the Lower East Side, is the latest creation by design duo Material Lust. More environment than showroom, the ANNEX functions as a rotating installation space for conceptual art and design. The...Show More Summary

World Fashion Parade -- Fashion For Peace

The World Fashion for Peace parade is a milestone for the fashion world. Nobody has done something like this before. The ability to do new things relates to the identity of new talents. Moreover, promoting peace in the world is the duty of well educated people. Show More Summary

Walking without Sidewalks

Having lived most of my life in New York City, it's a fact of life that I can walk or bicycle pretty much anywhere I need to go. New York is regularly named the nation's most walkable city, even if some neighborhoods are better for this than others. Show More Summary

Why Is It So Hard to Build Multifamily Housing on Long Island?

Long Island - world-renowned for its single-family homes - has fewer multifamily housing options than other suburbs near New York City. We have fewer rentals than our suburban neighbors in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York; we pay more in rent, and we have less housing near transit stations. Show More Summary

Improving Medicaid Further In New York Is Challenging But Vital

Medicaid is the largest single item in the New York State budget, comprising 34 percent of the $156 billion State budget adopted in April, so taxpayers have a major stake in ensuring its efficient operation. The State's Department of...Show More Summary

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: All in the Familia! Mets' Closer Honored in NYC

Photo/Donald Traill, Associated Press The New York Mets' 2016 season, so far, has been erratic. It started off a bit like that last year so, as a fan, something tells me the ship will stay afloat. After all, no one really thought this "team of the future" would go to the World Series last year. Show More Summary

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