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Taylor Hirstein

This Is What Happens When You Enforce Silly Made-Up Laws in Central Park

Taylor Hirstein | June 29, 2016 | Comedy
The U.S. has been known to enforce some of the silliest, and at times, seemingly most archaic laws known to man.
Jamie Lee Curtis

Orlando, We Are With You

Jamie Lee Curtis | June 29, 2016 | Queer Voices
The way that Orlando has come together -- uniting as one, supporting each other and taking care of the fallen and their families -- confirms everything I have always hoped about humanity, strength and the tenacity of the human spirit.
Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.

Brooklyn's Finest

Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq. | June 29, 2016 | Entertainment
In the twelve years since 800 people piled into a cramped parking lot in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has grown into one of the most respected festivals in the nation.
Will Shafroth

LGBTQ History Is American History

Will Shafroth | June 29, 2016 | Queer Voices
Established last Friday as the 412th national park site, the ground on which we stood bore witness to the events of June 28, 1969 that helped shape the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement.
Tom Semioli

Jenny Amlen: New York City's Goddess Of Song Has Stories To Tell

Tom Semioli | June 29, 2016 | New York
After the end of a tumultuous relationship, I began writing songs to help me heal and build myself back up again. Most of the songs on this album were written during this time period. However "Freedom," "American Dream," and "Always Shine a Light"...
Dr. Mary Bassett

Gun Violence Is a Public Health Crisis

Dr. Mary Bassett | June 27, 2016 | Impact
For far too long, far too many lives have been cut short by the plague of gun violence in the places we live, work, play and love. We can't wait for Congress to act on gun control; it's time for the rest of us to take responsibility.
Cody Lyon

Healing and Talking Guns in a Post Orlando World

Cody Lyon | June 29, 2016 | New York
I saw the news on my phone and ran outside hollering. My dad lumbered up into the house and helped me navigate his TV to CNN. Initial reports and footage made at least one thing clear. "Lord have mercy, somebody did this because of hate," my dad said quietly.
Chris Hernandez

An Open Letter To My Brother Who Worked Security During Pride

Chris Hernandez | June 27, 2016 | Queer Voices
During Pride this year, as many members of the LGBTQ community prepared to party as a sign that we would not be silenced by the shooter who targeted a gay club in Orlando, you had a job to do. Thank you.
Rep. Charles Rangel

Our Ongoing Fight Against Bigotry

Rep. Charles Rangel | June 28, 2016 | Politics
Sixty-six years to the day after our military went to fight a war as an integrated force for the first time, we hope the American people will stand up for those who are fighting on our behalf.
Stanley Fish

A Tale Of Two Front Pages

Stanley Fish | June 27, 2016 | Media
The day after the Orlando massacre, the New York Daily News and the New York Post ran front-page headlines that couldn't be more different.
Robert Brenner

Movie Review: Warren Oates: Hired Hand, New York Asian Film Festival

Robert Brenner | June 29, 2016 | New York
Kate Manx in Private Property Warren Oates: You know the name. You'd recognize the face. Rarely the leading man, usually a supporting character, he stole every movie he was ever in. He died too young in 1982, at age...
Brian Kil

Joinery Is Helping New Yorkers Move In A Thoughtful Way

Brian Kil | June 29, 2016 | New York
New York City is the most diverse and the most dense city in the world. With apartment buildings littering the city, and literally millions moving from location to location on a given day, one would think New York has one of the most efficient...
Yuliana Salinas

An Open Letter To A Gentrifying Property Developer

Yuliana Salinas | June 27, 2016 | Latino Voices
I hope that the next time you visit, email, or call a Latino family, you have a better speech prepared. "White" people are not the only people that deserve housing, and Latinos are not at the very least deserving of your unsolicited dry speech.
Mark Green

Rolling Realignment About to Flatten Trump & GOP

Mark Green | June 26, 2016 | Politics
Matalin thinks that Trump can still come back while vanden Heuvel doubts it even though Hillary's no Bernie. But given Trump's awful polls/analytics/infrastructure/party split, Host sees a coming "Rolling Realignment" that'll change government & America.
Stanley Ely

It Won't Last

Stanley Ely | June 26, 2016 | New York
I've lived within the radius of a couple of blocks on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for half a century. That, I figure, provides me with a sharp view of the neighborhood, its sturdiness, its changes. This part of New York City is traditionally known as the "Silk Stocking"...
Nancy Ruhling

Astoria Characters: The Falafel King

Nancy Ruhling | June 28, 2016 | New York
YEAHHHHH BABY! Finally, The King of Falafel & Shawarma is in his castle. Fares "Freddy" Zeideia -- OK, you know you can't help yourself so just call him The King -- is a big guy so his YEAHHHHH BABY! is a lion's roar.
Steve Rosenbaum

Mint Julep Jazz Band

Steve Rosenbaum | June 25, 2016 | New York
Midsummer Night Swing - at Lincoln Center Specializing in the great swing tunes of the '30s, the eight-piece band has been tearing through the Lindy hop competition circuit, leaving masses of new fans in its wake. The band made its New York debut at Midsummer Night Swing at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center on Friday June 24th.
Paul Alexander

State's Bias Against Foreign Medical Schools Worsening New York's Doctors Shortage

Paul Alexander | June 24, 2016 | New York
The current doctors shortage in the United States is so dire a recent report from the Association of American Medical Colleges suggests that within ten years there will be a nationwide shortfall of 90,000 doctors. Even though New York has more medical schools than any other state, it...
Margarette Purvis

When Participation Is A Sound

Margarette Purvis | June 23, 2016 | Impact
What if I told you that the most valuable asset you could bring to the fight against hunger in America is your voice?
Tom Murro

Bon Jovi + Idina Menzel Rock The City Parks Foundation Gala

Tom Murro | June 23, 2016 | New York
The City Parks Foundation Annual Gala was held under the stars Monday night June 20th, at SummerStage in Central Park, honoring legendary concert promoter Ron Delsener.
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