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White People on Patrol

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.03.2017 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Last year ended with a bitter reality; a black 12-year-old gets shot by the police and the white policeman doesn't even face charges. I live in a world where any of my brothers or cousins, because of the color of their skin and complexion, can be shot by the police.

Ramping Up the NYPD's War on the Homeless

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.07.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The de Blasio administration, for example, has said that there should be some mental health treatment aspect as a response to rich people complaining about the homeless in their neighborhoods. It's all so very 'progressive' and sophisticated, you see.

A Dog Day Afternoon

Ben Purdy | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News
Ben Purdy

With the constant stream of horrible (although important) news stories out there right now, I would like to share a story about a small community of strangers coming together for a good cause.

Young Woman Becomes Guardian Angel To NYC Street Kids

Posted 02.14.2013 | Impact

By Ray LeMoine, TakePart Since the early ’80s, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan’s East Village has been a primary hub for New York’s homeles...

Interview: Actor Alan Cumming, Any Day Now and Gay Adoption

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Alan Cumming knows a little bit about feeling like a second-class citizen. After all, aside from being a gay man in a straight-dominated world, he's also a Scot who's lived in London.

PHOTOS: 2012 Halloween Dog Parade!

Posted 10.22.2012 | New York

The canines of New York gathered in Tompkins Square Park to celebrate Halloween Saturday, and we couldn't be happier with the early treat. From a ...

SLIDESHOW: The Halloween Dog Parade Photos You've Been Waiting For

Posted 12.24.2011 | New York

Nearly 500 canines and their owners donned elaborate costumes Saturday for the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. There was a doggie Don Dr...

What To Do This Weekend In New York

Posted 12.21.2011 | New York

A four-legged cute-a-thon, outdoor sleepover, and delectable soup tasting are enough reasons to be outside for the weekend's beautiful fall weather he...

Sxip Shirey and Sonic New York

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jesse Larner

I first saw Sxip ("Skip") Shirey when his band Luminescent Orchestrii opened for Dresden Dolls on the night that brought in 2008. It was an odd but oddly perfect pairing.