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A Tragedy to Avert

The greatest program on the planet earth to finance environmental quality is in trouble. What a shame! This shouldn't be happening! The Environmental Protection Agency's Region 2 Office is trying to stifle an incredibly innovative initiative...Show More Summary

Understanding the Real Role of a Grand Jury

From my training in law school to my years as a prosecutor, I was taught that Lady Justice draped a blindfold across her eyes because she was a stalwart of equality, remaining impartial in all situations, and judging facts instead of people. Show More Summary

A Call for Fair, Even-Handed Investigations of Potential Police Misconduct

White liberals tend to recoil from images of rioting like those we're seeing from Ferguson. Too messy and violent, out of line with their understanding of civil disobedience. But the Ferguson rage is a street level, intuitive expression...Show More Summary

From the Stars to the Earth: Eric Garner, Injustice, and the Complexity of Despair

I can't recall the moment that it happened, but at some point in high school I decided to devote my life to exploring the universe. I've spent the years since then working on robots that traverse the surface of Mars, studying aerospace...Show More Summary

When I Tried to Be a New Yorker

When I first began to consider a move to New York, I'd imagined a clear picture of what the experience might look like. I knew it was going to be difficult. I'd be living the farthest away from home I'd ever been in a fast-moving, expensive, overwhelming city unlike any other. Show More Summary

Developers Stepping Up With Unprecedented Originality

Just when ultra-luxury amenities seem to have reached their peak, developers strive a bit higher. Developers of the new ultra-luxury condominiums cater to buyers who not only want the newest amenities, but also want what others before them don't have. Show More Summary

Met Opera: A Masterful "Die Meistersinger" With Levine As Masterconductor

The world of grand opera is generally not known for its comedies, and few are quite as grand, funny or poignant as the Metropolitan Opera's magnificent production of Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg, which returned to the house last night...Show More Summary

Shaggy Hair Studio: One of the Best in NYC

Finding a great hair studio and stylist who can do everything from a great blowout to highlights to full color -- once found -- is a true keeper. But, you already know this. I've jumped around a lot from salon to salon in NYC --from super expensive to fairly cheap -- and only rarely being blown a way (pun intended) with my experience. Show More Summary

The Illusionists: Jeff Hobson, aka "The Trickster", Brings the Magic

Broadway audiences members will experience both magic and entertainment starting this Thursday, with the opening of The Illusionists. I caught the show at a preview performance last week, and one of the cast members agreed to respond to some of my questions via email. Show More Summary

Kyle Brincefield Talks Taking His Brand Studmuffin NYC From Chelsea Clubs to Vogue (NSFW SLIDESHOW)

I've been aware of Studmuffin NYC by Kyle Brincefield for a while. He frequently collaborates with my first interviewee, Scooter LaForge, and I've been seeing his brand blow up this year. He was kind enough to hang out with me for a while, so I ended up with far more interview than space allows. Show More Summary

The Faithful Shopper: Wonderful Windows

It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all. Department Store Delights Barneys...Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Man in Transition

There's nothing ordinary about Clay Nelms' story. So don't let the stereotypical musical-style synopsis fool you: Small-town boy with big-city dreams comes to New York because he's gotta sing and dance. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Clay Nelms was Broadway bound. Spoiler: Clay didn't make it big -- or small -- on Broadway. Show More Summary

The Rebel Devil in Ms. Leckie: New York City's Noir Folk Goddess

"No, no, no... do me from the front first! Not the back! Please! Turn me over!" bellows Lorraine Leckie as strains of the midday sun spurt through the windows of her adopted second home, the Sidewalk Café, centrally situated in the still somewhat funky East Village. Show More Summary

Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Growth for Long Island

The Long Island Business News published a landmark op-ed article on November 18th jointly written by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. Titled "Maximizing economic growth through transit",...Show More Summary

World Aids Day: A Time for Remembrance and Hope

World Aids Day is both a day of remembrance and a day of hope. Today serves as an opportunity to remember those we have lost to HIV/AIDS and to celebrate the medical advances that have helped reduce infection rates by more than 50 percent...Show More Summary

A Song to Sing with My Brothers and Sisters

At an impressionable age in the 1960s and into the 1970s, I longed to be a folk singer. I was too young to be in Washington for The March and I was certainly not old enough to head to the Haight. But I saw at an early age that through singing one could stand up for the rights of the many and also the few. Show More Summary

Protecting the World's Biggest Marathon, How New York City Got It Right

A runner I am not. You would not have found me among the 53,000 extraordinary athletes and regular folks from every corner of the globe who came to participate in the recent 2014 New York City Marathon. But I was there, at the finish...Show More Summary

11 Questions to Ask When Selecting a NYC Walking Tour

Walking tours are a fun and interesting way to see the city. There are a wide array of options available. Asking the right questions will help narrow down the choices. 1-Do you want to see the whole city or just a section? Tours that focus on a specific section of the city such as the village will provide more detail. Show More Summary

'Sticks and Bones': War Rages on

The New Group's revival of the 1971 Sticks and Bones packs a punch, and then some. From the first minutes of David Rabe's Vietnam-era play, you get the impression that this ordinary family isn't as ordinary as they may seem. Tension, turmoil, and disruption soon take hold of the family's quaint home and don't let up for hours. Show More Summary

Gender-Based Violence Has No Place in New York City

Jessica could have been your neighbor. She had three children. She balanced working and taking care of them with her husband, Simon. Slowly, Simon began to insert into their relationship a pattern of abuse. He tried to control her; he tried to limit her interactions with others; and he repeatedly threatened to harm the children. Show More Summary

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