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A Tale of Two Sandy's: How I Funded My Film With My Social Security Check

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

Without my Social Security check arriving on the third Wednesday of the month, I would probably be dead... and I certainly wouldn't have been able to finance my first documentary. This is a cautionary tale, about being "one bad thing away."

Heroes and Hope In Hotel Hell: The New Diaspora of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

If there is a gift in all this, it's that these kids have a glimpse of a possibility of life past the projects.

Astoria Characters: The Lady and the Parrot

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.17.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

This story is not about Laurie Lieberman, or at least that's what she says. It is, according to her, about Zeus, who has just hopped onto her fingers. Zeus is her 4 ½-year-old Congo African grey parrot.

Authorities Go AWOL At Contentious Homeless Shelter Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Manhattan residents were already irked when they arrived for a meeting about repurposing an Upper West Side hotel into a homeless shelter. But when go...