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  • Sunset Park Teachers Rally Against School Reopening Plan
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    Sunset Park Teachers Rally Against School Reopening Plan

    With less than three weeks before the first day of classes, educators are once again calling on New York City leaders to close schools and move learning online. A couple hundred people gathered at Grand Army Plaza on Thursday to shed light on the unsafe conditions that persist in public schools and call on Mayor […] More

  • Museum of Chinese in America’s President Nancy Yao Maasbach On Racism, Recovery, and Reopening
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    Museum of Chinese in America’s President Nancy Yao Maasbach On Racism, Recovery, and Reopening

    Among all of the arts and culture institutions that were hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. the Museum of Chinese in America had a particularly devastating 2020. On January 23, shortly before the city grinded to a virtual halt in March, the Mulberry Street building that housed MOCA’s collections and archives caught fire. As the […] More

  • As Filming Resumes in NYC, It’s ‘Lights, Camera…Action?’
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    As Filming Resumes in NYC, It’s ‘Lights, Camera…Action?’

    Before Covid-19 tore through New York City, the film industry was alive and thriving. In February, Law and Order SVU was shooting its 22nd season at Chelsea Piers while Billions filmed on the Upper West Side. Roberto Lopez, a stunt coordinator and gear-rigger, was working on the set of For Life with 50 Cent when […] More

  • Laws Protecting Women From Violence Are Under Threat, and Not Just in Turkey
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    Laws Protecting Women From Violence Are Under Threat, and Not Just in Turkey

    “Arrival of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey” by G20 Argentina is licensed under CC BY 2.0 In the last few days of July, black-and-white photos began filling up Instagram feeds around the world. Generally, they were solo, selfie shots of women, with hashtags like #womensupportingwomen and #challengeaccepted. Many celebrities jumped on the trend, including Cindy Crawford, Kerry […] More

  • Covid-19 and Racial Justice Movements Show It’s Time for Black Food Sovereignty in Brooklyn
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    Covid-19 and Racial Justice Movements Show It’s Time for Black Food Sovereignty in Brooklyn

    Sandy Nurse (via @SandyforCouncil/Twitter) Black and brown communities in Brooklyn face an inordinate concentration of food deserts, where people lack access to healthy, affordable grocery stores and other nutritious options. And the number of Americans who experience food insecurity is only expected to grow in the coming months, with low-income people of color to be […] More

  • On the Corner With the Anti-Violence Crews Trying to Stem the Rise in Shootings
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    On the Corner With the Anti-Violence Crews Trying to Stem the Rise in Shootings

    (Photos: Erin O’Brien) As the sweltering July heat baked the streets of Bed-Stuy Monday morning, mourners dressed in black and white filed out of Pleasant Grove Baptist behind the three-foot-long, cartoon-covered casket of one-year-old Davell Gardner, Jr, who was shot and killed in Brooklyn on July 12. The procession, led by Rev. Al Sharpton, spilled […] More

  • How Does New York’s Tourism Industry Plan to Recover?
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    How Does New York’s Tourism Industry Plan to Recover?

    (Photo: Jose Rago on Unsplash) New York City tour guide Luke Miller misses taking people on subway rides. A born and bred New Yorker, it was one of his favorite job perks. “It started out when I was a kid, running around the underground. Now, my focus has always been doing it the way New Yorkers do […] More

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