The intersection of Eighth Avenue and West 37th Street in Manhattan is the type of Midtown location that people hurry through. Situated between Port Authority Bus Terminal and Penn Station, the area is filled with bikes, commuters, taxis, tourists and, at times, people in distress.
Childhood vaccination rates fall below the Manhattan and city averages.
It was not the best day for an outside party: 55 °F and raining. But, on this early October day, Diana Viviescas and her brother, Cristian Rey, had no other choice. He left the city the next day for Chicago. Walking toward Hell’s Kitchen Park
A recent audit published by the New York State comptroller’s office reveals a shortage of social workers in New York City’s public schools. As students return to the classrooms and the mental health crisis lingers post-COVID, social workers are needed more than ever.
The new school year begins in tragedy as two students were shot, one fatally, after class.
As supporters of Brazil’s Workers’ Party awaited the results of Brazil’s Presidential election at the People’s Forum in downtown Manhattan in early October, they hoped they were about to witness the fruits of their labor: helping oust incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the country’s first round
Recirculation, the nonprofit bookseller, began with a dying man’s wish to find a new life for his personal library.
On an early October morning, Gloria, 43, stands on a street corner in southern Williamsburg.
She has worked as a day laborer for 13 years, but today she brings her college-bound daughter to the spot for the first time. “Mom always comes home telling me about
Ameya Biradavolu held a notepad, pen, and documents as she led a group of new social service interns into the food pantry at the shelter in Harlem on a recent Monday afternoon.
As she instructed her interns, staffers called her from various directions. “Ameya! I need
Imagine a river so dirty it makes the Hudson dirtier: that’s the Saw Mill River, which empties in Yonkers.
On a good day, this 23-mile tributary of the Hudson River, located in Westchester County, is 15 times dirtier than what the Environmental Protection Agency calls "dirty.”
This August, Manhattan residents accused ConEd of dumping hot, dirty water into the Hudson at Pier 98, and gave 60 days to respond. Advocates wanted answers; they got silence. The deadline just passed and now the Department of Justice is weighing federal prosecution.
The Garment District Alliance board encouraged the organization’s leaders to share a study that evaluates the neighborhood’s residential potential. A long bureaucratic process stands in the way.