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Jessica Lifshitz

An Open Letter to My Students: I Am Sorry for What I Am About to Do to You

Jessica Lifshitz | March 5, 2015 | Education
To all of my precious students: My guess is that all of you will wonder why I am making you take these tests. And the answer is simple. I have to. Our state and federal government say that I have to give these tests to you. That you must take them. And I need you to know how very sorry I am about that.
Jon Raj

An Open Letter to Daniel Murphy From a Gay Dad

Jon Raj | March 5, 2015 | Sports
Let me try to explain why what you said was not an innocuous sound byte, but rather an offensive statement. First, I do not have a lifestyle. I didn't choose my sexuality the same way you didn't choose yours. Second, being gay is not what defines me.
Toni Haber

As Luxury Real Estate Grows, Its Classification Blurs

Toni Haber | March 4, 2015 | New York
Luxury -- defined by Miriam-Webster as both "a condition of great comfort, ease, and wealth" and "something that is not usually or always available." While New York City is without a doubt experiencing a wave of luxury real estate boasting affluence and amenity, the breadth of properties defined by this category lingers as a paradox.
Charu Sharma

Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon

Charu Sharma | March 4, 2015 | New York
Stephanie Newby is Crimson Hexagon's CEO. She is also the founder of New York-based venture investment firm Golden Seeds. Her prior experience was in financial services, the majority of which was with J.P. Morgan where she headed several global businesses, including Head of eCommerce.
John Mariani

NYC's Hunt & Fish Club Is a Lot Swankier Than It Sounds

John Mariani | March 4, 2015 | Taste
Clearly the owners of HFC were seeking a glam crowd and one with lavish expense accounts.
Tom Falco

Why It's Better to Call It the Subway

Tom Falco | March 4, 2015 | New York

The 27 Best Bad Decision Bars in America

Thrillist | March 4, 2015 | Taste
Lucky you, you now have the option of making another bad decision.
Alan Singer

New York Parents and Teachers Challenge Cuomo's Mis-Education Plan

Alan Singer | March 4, 2015 | Education
On March 12, New York City parents, teachers, and students plan to create a "ring around" the school building at every New York City public school before the start of the school day to press demands that Cuomo's plans be stopped. NYSAPE is planning a similar statewide protest for March 26.
Elissa Stein

The Illusion of Choice

Elissa Stein | March 4, 2015 | Education
At the moment 68,000 or so NYC 8th graders are anxiously waiting to find out where they'll be offered seats for high school.
James Cave

7 Signs You've Been In Hawaii Too Long

James Cave | March 4, 2015 | Travel
If the following life lessons don't immediately apply to you, just know that a life lived on the most isolated landmass in the world -- Hawaii -- will start to, well, isolate you from some things after a while.

8 Fairs to Visit During Armory Week

ARTPHAIRE | March 3, 2015 | Arts
Whether you're a film aficionado, a young collector, a fan of emerging art or merely interested in getting a finger on the pulse of what's going on in the art world at the present moment, there's plenty to do.
The Alternative Banking Group of OWS

Affordable Housing Needs a Reset

The Alternative Banking Group of OWS | March 3, 2015 | New York
Unless it is radically changed, the mayor's plan will squander public assets, enrich real estate developers, but do very little for the record number of people living in the shelter system or at risk of landing there.
Letitia James

Move Now to Recognize Muslim Holidays

Letitia James | March 3, 2015 | New York
New York is celebrated as a leader in our nation's quest for progress because ours is a city built by the labor of a thousand different shades and accents. Now, it is the time to lead once more by championing inclusion towards the Muslim-American community at a time of rising tension, mistrust, and, yes, Islamophobia.
Pia de Jong

How Verdi Transcends Weltschmerz

Pia de Jong | March 3, 2015 | Arts
Were you born here?" I ask Michael, the stonemason who repairs the flagstones along my driveway. They are in shambles because of the constant freezing, thawing and refreezing in recent weeks.
Erika Milvy

My So-Called Free-Range Childhood

Erika Milvy | March 3, 2015 | Parents
When I read these gloating musings, I bristle. These parents were probably raised in suburbia, I think, sneering to myself a tiny bit. I'm contemptuous of these contemptuous parents with their Rockwell-esque reveries.
Tony Newman

NYPD Commissioner Bratton Acknowledges Marijuana Prohibition Responsible for Increased Shootings

Tony Newman | March 3, 2015 | New York
"In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything that we had to deal with an '80s and '90s with heroin and cocaine," said Bratton. "We just see marijuana everywhere when we make these arrests, when we get these guns off the streets."
Joanna Zelman

Confessions From a Flawed Animal Advocate

Joanna Zelman | March 3, 2015 | Green
I now declare that I am going vegan about twice a month, usually after being disturbed by the mistreatment of yet another animal in the mainstream dairy industry. And then I'm at a restaurant and spy a cheese plate on the menu and it even includes Gruyere. Oh Gruyere, you are my weakness.
Chelsea Clinton

3 Ways We Can Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

Chelsea Clinton | March 3, 2015 | Impact
Violence against women and girls is an epidemic of global proportions. Transcending geographic borders, economic and social class, religion and ethnicity, violence impacts women of all ages, in all communities around the world.
Nancy Cohen-koan

People Get Ready, There's a March in March

Nancy Cohen-koan | March 3, 2015 | Impact
The month of March is very busy and includes the important March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights on International Women's Day, March 8, 2015. Everyone is invited to join the march and to spread the word far and wide.
Eric Uhlfelder

Unfashionably Good

Eric Uhlfelder | March 3, 2015 | New York
So infuriating is the peculiar nature of the lead character in Manhattan's Mint Theater Company's latest farcical production, that your typical New Yorker may likely have to restrain himself... even herself... from leaping on stage.
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