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Housing Policy Punishes Vulnerable Immigrants, NYC Can Help

By Brian Hilburn, Staff Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group In the aftermath of the election, no population has been left with more uncertainty about what their future holds than immigrants. In New York, we are fortunate to be part of a community that has long championed immigrant's rights and celebrates the contributions they make. Show More Summary

Giving Back or Paying it Forward -- opportunities for volunteering on or around Thanksgiving

Volunteers at God's Love We Deliver By Danielle Zickl, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, November 21, 2016 Thanksgiving is one of the most popular days to volunteer and give back to the community, and spots can fill up fast. But if you find...Show More Summary

Magnus: Portrait Of A Chess Champion

The timing of Benjamin Ree's documentary Magnus is pure genius. What can be better than watching a film about Magnus Carlson while the 2016 World Chess Championship is being contested at the South Seaport in New York City? A vivid portrait...Show More Summary

First Nighter: 'Kingdom Come,' 'Ultimate Beauty Bible' Angrily Go After Women's Issues

If you have any doubt that women are concerned about regularly being ranked from 1 to 10 on a scale of 10, if you have any doubt that women are concerned about regularly being judged from myriad unnecessary angles, you better mosey around...Show More Summary

Stage Door: Dead Poets Society

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Roger Daltrey Rocks The Samuel Waxman Dinner In NYC

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation hosted its 19th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction, posthumously honoring footwear industry icon Vince Camuto on Thursday, November 10th, 2016, at Cipriani Wall Street. The...Show More Summary

When The Picture Is Better Than The Story

Look at me in this remarkable photo! Or is it really that remarkable? I'm the guy on the left, as you probably guessed. You certainly recognize the guy on the right. He was the 37th President of the United States, until he resigned in...Show More Summary

"I'll Donate to That!" 95-year-old WWII Air Force B-24 Navigator Offers to Unburden Today's Veterans of Unpayable Medical Debt

I was having dinner in NYC with my friend Larry Rivkin earlier this month when I brought up the work that my charity, RIP Medical Debt, was doing to address a crisis that few people even know exists - that millions of dollars in unpaid...Show More Summary

Historic Dental Organization Promotes Helping Disadvantaged Youth in NYC

Last week, the New York City chapter of Alpha Omega (AO) International Dental Fraternity celebrated a global tradition with an evening reminiscent of community, charity and philanthropy. The Fraternity participated in a worldwide event called 'Shabbat Across AO,' which has become an annual practice (Facebook). Dr. Show More Summary

5 Ways You Can Support Planned Parenthood of New York City and Our Communities

The outcome of the election was heartbreaking, devastating, and shocking. It is clear that under this new administration, we will face renewed attacks on our mission. But mark these words: We will never back down and will never stop providing the care our patients need. Show More Summary

Carolyn Maloney: America's "Bouboulina"

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, the U.S. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district, recently visited Greece in order to celebrate the fact that two Greek-American friends of hers, businessman John Catsimatidis and journalist...Show More Summary

Reforming Electoral College Essential To Saving Democracy

Election day was sunny in Brooklyn. I rode my bike to the public school in Carroll Gardens where I vote. The line snaked out the door. Inside, the gymnasium was packed with voters, poll workers and machines. I was smiling, sensing that a majority of voters in this corner of America were probably Hillary supporters. Show More Summary

Bistango No Longer a Well-Kept Secret on NYC's East Side

"Since 1988, Bistango has been one of the best kept secrets on Manhattan's East Side." So reads Bistango's claim for its original location on East 29th Street, and it has the ring of truth as one of those neighborhood spots that hasn't...Show More Summary

If Trump Governs Unjustly, We'll Fight at Every Turn

Those of us who have spent time in politics know that losing is part of the experience. Still, Secretary Hillary Clinton's defeat on Tuesday was a particularly difficult experience, heartbreaking and bewildering and indeed frightening all at once. Show More Summary

In Germany, I Feel Safer These Days

A president will undo a lot of what Obama -- who we will miss dearly -- has accomplished. What is even worse, is that the nation has irrevocably shown that it will buy into the false promises of a narcissist, a dictator-to-be who sees women as real life props and does not have respect for bodily integrity nor for Latinos and Latinas. Show More Summary

TONIGHT: '90s PBS show 'Ghostwriter' Screening at Videology (Brooklyn)

Tickets are $5 and there will be a trivia contest - prizes are GHOSTWRITER NOVELIZATIONS! WHAT: A screening of the first episode arc of the '90s PBS show Ghostwriter, which was both ahead of its time and completely OF the time. Filmed on location in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, this show was The. Show More Summary

On the Culture Front: Kings of War, Wilderness and more

Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness - sometimes all three in the same breadth. Her intonation alternates between whimsy and passion. This was all on display at her recent Town Hall show when she took the stage with a string quartet plus bass and drums. Show More Summary

Movie Review: 3-D Auteurs

Ah, 3-D! It always seemed more like a gimmick than a true breakthrough in movie making technology. It was first introduced in the 1950s to beat back the threat of television; it was reintroduced in the new millennium to beat back the threat of the Internet. Show More Summary

Candle Cafe's Co-Founder Bart Potenza Talks Health, Veganism And Saying Yes

I met up with Bart Potenza, the founder of the vegan restaurant Candle Cafe, at his Upper East Side locale. Bart has a warm, jovial and energetic presence despite being almost 80 years old ("80 going on 60" he tells me). Along with his...Show More Summary

A New Path To Ending Family Homelessness

An October 30, 2016 editorial in the New York Post noted that the Mayor had no long-term plan to reduce family homelessness. That's not necessarily true. The de Blasio Administration does have a plan, it's just the wrong one. They think that more affordable housing and temporary rental vouchers will reduce homelessness. Show More Summary

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