By BILLY SHANNON Sitting in an East Harlem drug rehab center, Laura Thompson watched her energetic 2-year-old dart around a small, plain room. As her son, Carter, climbed on to a chair next to his mother, Thompson said things are finally falling into place on her long and rocky road to recovery. Thompson, a former [...]
By VIKRAM PATEL The deceased joined the living on a clear, chilly night in East Harlem this past Wednesday. Skeletons and marigolds jostled for space in an auditorium on the second floor of a massive brick building while candles flickered on an altar filled with bread and fruits – offerings for the departed. Scores of [...]
By VIKRAM PATEL Homeless rights advocates joined New York City Councilmember Charles Barron yesterday to denounce a state judge’s ruling allowing the city to dump a subsidy program affecting thousands of formerly homeless residents. On the front steps of City Hall, Barron decried New York Supreme Court Justice Judith Gische’s conclusion that the Bloomberg administration [...]
Students and teachers from CUNY schools across the city rallied recently to protest a new wave of tuition hikes announced last month. To view an audio slide show by reporter Elizabeth Dilts, click the link above.
By CORY BENNETT In less than 60 seconds, the flyers were gone and protesters at Occupy Wall Street were peppering Amy Miller with questions about the controversial mining technique of hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofraking.” “They were like, ‘What’s hydrofraking? What can I do to help? Who can I call? What can I do?’” she said. [...]
By ILANA KOWARSKI Now bullied schoolchildren in New York City have a number to call for help, a crisis hotline sponsored by the teachers union in response to a series of suicides by ostracized teens. The United Federation of Teachers spent more than $50,000 to create an anti-bullying hotline and publicity campaign, with the backing [...]
By LINDA THOMPSON In a neighborhood where one out of four adults are obese, Harlem food temple Sylvia’s Restaurant has partnered up with a local diabetes center to encourage patrons to eat smaller, healthier portions. From now on, customers will be asked if they want to save half their meal for later before they dive [...]
By WYATT MARSHALL Looking over the main sanctuary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue from the upper balcony, the warm glow of Edison bulbs in ornate golden chandeliers softly illuminates the sanctuary’s Moorish flourishes, faux marbling, and hues of deep red and brown. Look up, though, and celestial blues and yellows explode through a modernist rose [...]
News of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ death was taken difficultly from tech junkies and Apple lovers worldwide. In the midtown Apple store, fans of the man and the empire he created gathered to pay their respects and share what he meant to the world.
Much like other recent protest movements across the world, Occupy Wall Street is powerfully motivated by anger at the establishment but short on specific demands.
An art installation asked the public, “What would you like the world to remember about 9/11?”
The move will take it from a quiet stretch of 126th Street to a much larger home across from Apollo Theater.
An Inwood monument to 23 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks added two more names on the 10th anniversary.