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Squeezing Immigrant Street Vendors: The Giuliani Era Never Ended

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.02.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Street Vendor in Spanish Harlem last Winter (Photo: Andrew J. Padilla) Street vendors have always been in the crosshairs of the Broken Windows theory...

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

Astoria Characters: The Souvlaki Lady

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.29.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For the last quarter century, which is half of her life, Elpida The Souvlaki Lady has been stationed on 33rd Street at Ditmars Boulevard.

Loss and Mourning in Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter.

Transgender Activist Cecilia Gentili on Identity and Putting the 'T' Back in LGBT

Daniel Lyons | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Lyons

Since leaving Argentina, Cecilia Gentili has embarked on an incredible journey of transformation, ultimately turning her into a widely respected advocate for trans rights in New York City. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Cecilia and hearing first hand how her story has unfolded.

Pirira: A Riveting New Play by J. Stephen Brantley

Christopher Atamian | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Truly well-written and thought-provoking plays are hard to come by, but Theater 167's presentation of J. Stephen Brantley's Pirira, which I caught at its recent extended run at the West End Theater, comes pretty close to being as transcendental as any that I have seen in the past few years.

15 Cases Of Bed Bugs Found At Queens School Since September

DNAinfo | Posted 02.13.2013 | New York

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Bed bugs have been found in 15 classrooms at P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights since September, according to the Department of Education....

Is A Killer Targeting Gay Men In NYC?

Posted 02.13.2013 | New York

Two openly gay men in New York City were strangled to death in the same week, prompting fears that a killer may be targeting the Queens gay community....

Food Cart Tour Dares You To 'Eat The Street'

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York

* Tours offer taste of diverse Queens neighborhood * Mexican, Indian, Tibetan food on offer By Barbara Goldberg ...

Are Latinos Assimilating Or Is America Assimilating To Them?

Posted 12.02.2011 | Latino Voices

For many immigrants arriving in the U.S., maintaining ties with their countries and cultures is becoming easier. Their countries, it seems, are coming...

A Street Closing in Queens Hurts Business but Unites a Community

Daniel Medina | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Daniel Medina

The customers are gone. Empty red steel chairs line rows of computer desks where they once sat. A tall stack of bills lies on a cracking, worn-out wooden desk that cannot be repaired until business is good again, if that is anytime soon.

Matt Sledge

Gillibrand Plugs Urban Jobs Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.16.2011 | New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) swung by Jackson Heights, Queens on Tuesday to push a bill she hopes will address the daunting problem of youth unemp...

My Goodfellas

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rich Siegel

One of the things I miss living in Southern California is the mob. I'm sure the Mafia is out here, it's just that I don't see it and I don't have any connection to it. The same was not true when I lived in NY.

Stewardship Report Endorses and Fetes First Two Candidates for N.Y.S. Assembly

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

The just-launched Jim Luce Stewardship Report has just endorsed its first two candidates for the New York State Assembly -- and is throwing a party to...

To Catch a Dollar & Grameen America Bring Poverty Alternatives to Sundance

Emily Goligoski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Emily Goligoski

Finance conversations during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival tend to center around distribution deals and the price of heeled boots, so discussions about economic motivators to end domestic poverty are particularly refreshing.

The Beat of a Different Dromm

Gay City News | Gay City News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Daniel Dromm did not start the LGBT movement in Queens, but his insurgent election as a New York City Council member was the culmination of a long his...

Monserrate Might Get Dropped By Queens Democratic Party

nytimes.com | Nicholas Confessore | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With statewide elections a year away, the Queens Democratic Party will take the unusual step on Thursday of announcing its support for a primary chall...

Despite Successes, Problems Remain Organizing Queens' Immigrant Tenants

Vinnie Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vinnie Rotondaro

For years, advocates in New York have worked to organize renters against landlords that try to harass tenants out of their buildings. One of the most difficult areas to mobilize has been Queens.