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ThriveNYC, the groundbreaking mental health campaign launched by New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray, is quite a remarkable approach to the endemic mental health problems of American cities. In relatively short order, it has advanced making mental health both an approachable subject and a practical mission. Show More Summary

Ava DuVernay's The 13th: New York Film Festival Opening

This year the New York Film Festival opened with a documentary! Capturing a distinct Zeitgeist moment, in The 13th, Ava DuVernay limns a history of racism in America from the time of the 13th Amendment to the present through the filter of prisons and policies of mass incarceration, seen as the equivalent or updated version of slavery. Show More Summary

Swap The Biz: Adding Philanthropy to Business Networking

If ever there were a more perfect match between philanthropy and business networking, I have not seen it. Swap The Biz is a high-end, red-carpet, business-networking organization that focuses on connecting you socially. They have rewritten the book on networking in general. Show More Summary

Expressing Grief for a Living: Taryn Simon's "An Occupation of Loss" Closes at NYC's Park Avenue Armory

"An Occupation of Loss," the highly acclaimed performance piece by multi-disciplinary artist Taryn Simon, featuring professional mourners from around the world, closed on Sunday after a sold-out, two-week run at Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Show More Summary

On 40th Year Anniversary, PPNYC Stands with RJ Organizations to Call for End of Hyde Amendment

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which denies abortion care for individuals who rely on Medicaid for their health care coverage. The law particularly harms low-income women and women of color, who are disproportionately...Show More Summary

Alan Kasujja speaks of the Other Alan, Alan Kurdi at the Mashable Social Good Summit

On September 18, Alan Kasujja of BBC News, gathered with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and President and CEO of Save the Children, Carolyn Miles to discuss the refugee crisis at the annual Mashable Social...Show More Summary

America's Future Lies In A New York State Of Mind

While the rest of the country has spent months getting to know these two candidates from New York, we've been scratching our chin, surmising how well Trump and Clinton will stack up. We're like a bunch of old geezers chessing it out in the park by Gracie Mansion. Show More Summary

Tony Cointreau Writes About A Gift of Love and Talks About Lessons Learned From Mother Teresa At Michael's

Michael's is the famous and popular lunch hangout for the high profile entertainment crowd, but on the evening of September 20th it opened its doors for another kind of special event. Tony Cointreau, who is the heir to the CointreauShow More Summary

The After Hours

The naked sculptures in the window of the Park Avenue South storefront have become a kind of cause celebre to Gramercy Park residents, around the corner, who find them inappropriate in a family neighborhood. You have naked male sculptures...Show More Summary

Verso: Magic Strikes Twice

I got to see Helder Guimaraes perform a few years ago when he was a part of a two-man show, Nothing to Hide. Guimaraes is back in the Big Apple for a run of Verso through January at New World Stages where this time he's on the stage by himself for two hours. Show More Summary

The Definition of Insanity

If you do the same thing over and over and over again and expect a different result each time, that is called insanity. Our city and state government has officially gone insane for the past decade. Last week's federal complaint against...Show More Summary

From Bangkok to Bordeaux: Interior Design Book of Inson Dubois Wood

In the 1960's, Inson Wongsam, a budding artist from a large family in northern Thailand, decided to study in Paris. He set out on a Lambretta scooter, which he had won in a contest, on a months-long journey west. In each country he visited -- including India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and Greece -- he mounted an art show. Show More Summary

For National Voter Registration Day, Two Former Planned Parenthood Interns and Student Leaders Speak Out About the Importance of Voting

This post features guest writers Sophie Majteles and Elle Wisnicki, former interns at Planned Parenthood of New York City and current student leaders. On National Voter Registration Day, Planned Parenthood of New York City is helping New Yorkers register to vote through the My Vote, My Voice campaign. Show More Summary

In Support of Intro 214-A

By Ann Dibble, Director, Tenants' Rights, New York Legal Assistance Group Yesterday I had the opportunity to join a number of advocates, tenants, academics and legal services providers in testifying before the New York City Council Committee on Courts & Legal Services. Show More Summary

On the Culture Front: Discovering the Cliffs and Cuisine of Wales

When I think of Wales, I think of cliffs. The kind where the waves crash passionately and just out of reach below. The town names are often made up of a dozen consonants lined up in a unpronounceable row and many of the two-lane roads...Show More Summary

Is Donald Like Ronald? We Ask RReagan And MMatalin To Compare The 1980 And 2016 Debates

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Each panelist has inside experience with presidential debates moving the needle -- how Reagan passed his 'Commander-in-Chief' orals and how Gore won on points but, sigh, lost politically. Since Trump, Clinton & Holt each benefits from a calm persona, the Host thinks this debate may be far more about policy than personality. Show More Summary

In NYC: Songs of Peter, Paul & Mary to be Performed by Peter & Paul

Blowin' in the Wind. Where Have all the Flowers Gone? If I had a Hammer. Puff the Magic Dragon. Are you singing along? Do you have a glorious picture in your mind of Peter Paul and Mary singing at the March on Washington? On Jack Benny?...Show More Summary

Tackling Society's To-Do List One Family At A Time

A recent CNN headline reads, "Leaders at the UN Tackle the World's Worst To-Do List." The list includes stopping extremism, solving the refugee crisis, fostering Middle East peace, and working to end poverty, disease, hunger, climate...Show More Summary

This Sunday: The Red Hook Regatta (3D Boat Race)

Brought to you by Pioneer Works, the 2nd Annual Red Hook Regatta is a 3D-printed boat race at Valentino Pier. It is also the brain-child of famed artist, and founder of Pioneer Works, Dustin Yellin, and David Sheinkopf, Pioneer's Co-Director of Education & Tech Integrator. Show More Summary

Give Hardworking New Yorkers a Choice and Communities a Chance with Better Down Payment Assistance Programs

Our New York neighborhoods are full of hardworking people from the transit workers, firefighters, and police department employees to home health aides, teachers and other public services workers. These same New Yorkers who take pride...Show More Summary

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