Just as we are developing protocols to contain and control Ebola, so to we must take measures to monitor both the spread of jihad sympathy and any inroads ISIS may be making to extend its reach into America's cities.
The beautiful thing is that if we take care of our waterways, they will take care of us. A cleaner river and more vibrant ecosystem are powerful resources. They provide numerous education opportunities and drive community well-being and engagement.
At 26-years-old, the youngest member of the New York City Council is a self-proclaimed "old soul." He's a freshman Councilmember, but is already part of the leadership there, the chairperson of the Committee on Public Housing.
Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.
The similarities between Barack Obama and Louis Ortiz extend beyond being a parent, and struggling in a new job. The most obvious similarity, and the most life altering for Mr. Ortiz, was his physical resemblance to the former freshman Senator from Illinois.
Why does urban biodiversity matter at all? Because according to the UN, for the first time in human history more people are now living in cities than rural areas. The planet is urban. When people experience nature, that nature will be urban too.
This year, the finalists span not only cuisines, but many of the boroughs.
The weekend consisted of many different bands ranging from local bands Haim and Joyce Manor, to indie rock staples The Strokes, Phoenix and Interpol, to the reunion of hardcore band The Blood Brothers and the recently reunited predominant shoegaze band, Slowdive.
Manny Singer of 95 Pitt Street on the Lower East Side, 1400 Jesup Avenue in the Bronx, Co-op City, and Century Village in Deerfield Beach, Florida died in his sleep early Tuesday morning August 5, 2014. He was ninety-four years old.
One day the gardener said to the children, "You know, I'm always telling you what we are going to grow. This time, what would you like to grow?" To her surprise, the children had a unanimous answer: "Kiwis!"
It's only been in recent years that I am at peace with food, and I am certain that this is much more than a temporary truce. Why did it take me such a long time to appreciate the value in my acupuncturist's words? Look around, there's a standard in this country that is harmful to women. Life is lived in many shapes and sizes.
July 24, 1969, Guadalupe and David Lopez welcomed their baby daughter Jennifer Lynn into the world. Jennifer Lopez, a first generation American, lived with her parents and two sisters in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx.
At first, you might think that this creepy crime movie is just another The Exorcist rip-off -- but it's better than that. Better.
Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs are home to some of the world's best restaurants, museums and attractions. But New York is not just a destination. It's also a home. For more than 8 million residents, the city does sleep.
For Rog Walker, photography is his medium. It connects him with humanity on an intimate level.
My teenage daughter and I took four days this week to explore the city and find the best lodging, dining, tours, and shows -- all the ones that aren't yet famous, but should be.