Category: Work for Straus News

Back to school backpacks

This article was originally published for Straus News as part of its annual Education Guide. August 23, 2018 To combat the lack of resources homeless children face when beginning the academic year, the Coalition for the Homeless is holding its 11th annual Project: Back to School. Students in all grade levels will receive backpacks filled […]

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Subway inaccessibility a growing burden

This article was originally published for Straus News. August 13, 2018 Julie Maury didn’t feel safe taking the subway alone until the Second Avenue station was revamped — and even then, she has only taken three subway rides by herself. The 36-year-old is wheelchair-bound, and relies on the buses. Each use of public transportation is […]

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To their health

This article was originally published for Straus News as part of its annual Senior Living Guide. July 25, 2018 When Iris Brady Boteler needs a checkup, she’s stuck. It’s physically difficult for the 101-year-old to leave her home and go to her doctor’s office. Instead, Boteler’s nurse practitioner, Marie Carmel Garcon, comes to her Fort […]

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New Yorkers rally against Trump policies

This article was originally published for Straus News. July 2, 2018 In 90-degree heat Saturday, thousands marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the country’s southern border. Protesters convened midmorning in Foley Square and from there headed to the bridge, many holding signs with phrases such […]

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Battle over Elizabeth Street Garden

This article was originally published for Straus News. July 2, 2018 The tension in the room was palpable during a June 25 community meeting concerning the future of Elizabeth Street Garden. In December, the city announced its plans to raze the nearly one-acre stretch of a sculpture garden in Nolita to make room for low-income […]

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Rainbow pride on parade

This article was originally published for Straus News. June 25, 2018 Toting rainbow flags and holding rainbow-spangled signs, they trickled into the Delancey Street/Essex Street station minutes before the train pulled in. Once aboard, friends and strangers alike mingled with one another as the train moved uptown and more rainbow-clad parade-goers stepped on. At the […]

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Protesters swarm ICE headquarters

This article was originally published for Straus News. June 21, 2018 Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the city’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement office on Varick Street Thursday evening to protest ICE’s detainment of undocumented immigrants and the separation of families at the country’s southern border. Activists from New Sanctuary Coalition, an interfaith network, […]

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Pride and partnerships

This article was originally published for Straus News. June 20, 2018 New York City businesses are proud to participate in Pride Month this year. NYC Pride has over 100 corporate, promotional and community sponsors. Several businesses are offering specials whose proceeds go toward an LGBTQ-friendly organization. The London-based restaurant wagamama, which has two Manhattan locations […]

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An ‘edgy, radical’ campaign for Congress

This article was originally published for Straus News. June 12, 2018 After being knocked off the Democratic primary ballot last month, 47-year-old Sander Hicks didn’t veer from his mission of representing New York’s District 12 in Congress. Instead, he simply chose to run as an independent. Hicks — a self-proclaimed 9/11 “truther” — is running […]

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