The deaths of three young children in a Bronx fire last month exposed the harsh living conditions of many impoverished New Yorkers, but the family's treatment by city authorities in the wake of this tragedy deserves equal scrutiny.
Anyone interested in the health of New York City (and the planet) should watch Trashed, a fantastic documentary directed by Candida Brady and produced, presented and narrated by Jeremy Irons.
When we played superheroes and the other girls wanted to be Wonder Woman or The Bionic Woman, I always wanted to be MC Sha-Rock or Pam Grier. Sha-Rock made me feel like I had a voice, and I could and would be heard.
These numbers simply don't add up to deficit reduction. Cuts in nutritional assistance today will lead to increasing health care costs in the near and long term.
The events I had just witnessed, combined with my own exhausted state, and the triumph of finishing my first marathon were almost too much. What a glorious world we live in and how thankful I am to be alive to experience days like this.
Over the past few weeks, renowned British street artist Banksy has taken New York City by storm, leaving a trail of spray paint in his wake. But graffiti is nothing new here: The city has long acted as a blank canvas to artists.
November is officially Hip-Hop history month! It's also the 40th anniversary of The Universal Zulu Nation, and the 39th anniversary of Hip Hop. Let's take a trip to the South Bronx of the 70s, which was a melting pot for both music and people...
Now I am back and living in New England and after giving it very little thought for the longest time, I have suddenly rediscovered baseball. Out of deference to the past I am still a Yankee fan.
Alexis Rockman's panoramic paintings explore the seamless interdependencies of aquatic, avian and subterranean life. Their omniscient world-views reveal our own terrestrial spectrum to be only a narrow slice.
Perhaps no city block takes Halloween more seriously than East 91st Street. On this ghostly, otherworldly day, people from all over the region descend on this two-block stretch lined by beautiful limestone townhouses and apartment buildings.
Across America, marginalized and high need communities are phenomenal incubators for progressive change. As the health of the South Bronx goes, so goes the health of NYC and the nation. Our replicable model can move our nation forward.
It's that time of year again, when ghouls and goblins, witches and wizards and more than one superhero walk our streets - fill in your own joke. Yes, ...
To run a high-performing school where many of the students live in poverty requires, among other things, believing that all kids can learn. But talki...
September 21, 2008. A gorgeous summery day in the Bronx. Sunshine, and scattered harmless clouds in the sky. The bat, its white-taped hilt towering above the rubble and fencing around its base.
Approximately 100 young Black and Latino men have participated in our Young Men's Group, creating/maintaining several community gardens with the NY Botanical Gardens, Bronx Green-Up. They are continuing their education, getting jobs and feel responsible for, and proud of, their community.
The power of sport, and specifically of soccer, to bring these adolescents together was clear from the beginning. But I started to realize that soccer could provide much more than just a safe environment and youth camaraderie.