I've often said that New York is the retail capital of the world, and that no international shop or designer is truly global without a location here. But we also have a number of shops that are ONLY here.
Robert Reecks will be remembered as an accomplished leader within the Suffolk police department. But Reecks also faced criticism for his handling of hate crimes; specifically those perpetrated against Latinos.
My grandfather and I couldn't have been more different. Separated by 64 years, he was a staunch Republican, me a loyal Democrat. He was a patriotic veteran of World War Two and I a former partisan Capitol Hill staffer.
Eighth-grade students in Hempstead, New York organized a Freedom Walk to honor the 1961 Freedom Riders and to make a statement that racial integration and equality should still be valued by our society today.