In different areas of the world, there may be better players, better games, and better pure basketball. But New York City is still the Mecca. When you tell someone, "I played streetball in New York City," they'll immediately know it toughened you up.
On Saturday, TEN will stage its third annual Literacy Across Harlem march. I spoke Joe Rogers to learn more about the march, his organization's work, and what advice he'd give young scholars.
Next time a challenge or opportunity disguised in uncertainty is presented to you, take a second to reflect and give it thought before dismissing it. What you may be passing up is the opportunity to walk through the next door that is planning to open.
The boys play in the backyard. My wife loves planting and killing flowers. And I'm happy to have a driveway. While I love the permanent parking spot, I still can't seem to adapt to the suburbs.
Five years after COP-15, the climate conference in Copenhagen which saw developing nations and first world polluters blaming one another for a policy stalemate, is the public finally fed up with inaction on global warming from the world's leaders?
In that past year or so, redheads have become extremely popular in Hollywood, in fashion shows and in advertisements. Actresse...
As a director, Sachs evokes the masterly Robert Altman, as in an extraordinary sequence that takes us from George and Ben's quietly majestic wedding back to the Manhattan apartment that they share, and where their loved ones gather to marvel at the strength of their bond.
Even if you think you know what you're doing, sometimes it helps to have an educated and unbiased opinion. You see, we tend to be too subjective when we coach ourselves. Sometimes we just need a little push in the right direction.
This National Preparedness Month, New York's arts and cultural communities continue responding to superstorm Sandy, which hit the state nearly two ye...
If an Environmental Studies teacher is afraid to talk about climate change because of potential conflict, our planet is in deeper trouble than we think. So to face my own fear, I decided to write about the religious response to climate change.
September 11th Memorial, New York City A month ago, I caught up over cocktails with a college friend I hadn't seen in over 10 years. When he walked...
Fort Greene's Dekalb Avenue has always maintained a dual personality: a bustling commercial strip on one hand; far enough off the beaten path (aka a subway line) to feel remote, on the other.
Over the years several people experiencing homelessness have reached out to me online. Each experience in itself was unique and always beyond amazing.
If you are looking for ways to stay warm this winter, forget the Caribbean and take a plunge with the Coney Island Polar Bears. What struck me the most was the sense of community among the group. The water was cold but the experience has kept me warm inside to this day.
The New York state elections just concluded, and the national midterms are still weeks away, but there is a campaign office in downtown Manhattan that has just gone into overdrive. Volunteers there are hard at work on another deadline: September 21.
By Jonathan Huberman This post originally appeared at TalkPoverty. Last year, I participated in AVODAH's Jewish Service Corps in New York City, eng...