What can the next mayor aim to do to continue the 'virtuous cycle' of the city, where growth can help underwrite necessary subsidies for the creative class and emerging neighborhoods? What grand ideas can we pursue?
While the Earth didn't end on December 21, 2012, the year's end was marked by a new awareness of the urgency of the climate crisis. Americans are becoming increasingly aware of the preciousness and fragility of life on Earth.
Six weeks after the storm, wreckage from broken lives was still scattered everywhere. The areas that had been ignored: Red Hook, Rockaway, Staten Island, Coney Island, Brighton -- all of these communities were overwhelmed by damage from the storm.
Hey there 2013. It's so nice to finally meet you. I've heard a lot about you from your predecessor, and I'm sorry I was so out of commission yesterday that I missed your actual first day in the office. I know you've got some big shoes to fill, but I'm excited to see what you're made of.
From rescuing animals imperiled following natural disasters and cruelty situations to working with animal shelters to increase their adoption rates, the ASPCA witnessed many successes throughout the country.
New Year's is one of my favorite times of the year. I love that feeling of starting new and fresh with an untouched 365 days that YOU will have control over.
Hurricane Sandy left some visible damage. The fires that burned in Breezy, and Belle Harbor, and Rockaway Park. But far, far more of the damage is int...
After each killing spree we come together in our anger and grief. We talk about gun control. We talk about increase funds to treat mental illness. But we don't go deeply enough. Here too, we need to connect the dots. What do these killings have in common?
A seemingly simple question heading to the end of 2012: What were the most notable climate-related stories of the year?
It's time for some new predictions! Anything could happen in 2013. Who knows? Maybe the SETI project's radio telescopes will receive an alien transmission and pinpoint the source to that UFO hovering over Donald Trump's head.
It is clear that lists of events are sometimes indicative of social and political change, but do they tell us anything about the state of contemporary American culture and politics? Here is my anthropological take.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I witnessed two Long Island communities, Long Beach and Oceanside, located just 1.5 miles from one another, experience very different fates. When disaster struck, Oceanside had few resources to rely on.
As the debate and acrimony in Washington, D.C. continues regarding the absurd notion that the federal charitable deduction plays an important role in ...
Now I don't know about your neighborhoods, but in my town, I see perfectly good furniture discarded at the curb every day -- furniture that I know a struggling family would be so grateful to receive. I created Furniture Sharehouse to bring them together.
We can learn from these two seemingly unrelated events that tragedy can strike at a moment's notice, human beings have an infinite capacity for compassion and charity in helping those who are suffering, and our elected leader have not done their jobs well.