Weed Magic

Weed Magic

By Keenan Chen and Allison Lau As more people accept recreational use of cannabis, there is a new phenomenon: using cannabis or cannabis extracts as cooking ingredients. On April 20, commonly known as “Weed Day” among people who use cannabis recreationally, local chef Leighton Knowles organized a dinner party in Bushwick, where he served Caesar […]

Parents Say Report of Lead Found in City’s School Is Overblown

Parents Say Report of Lead Found in City’s School Is Overblown

 By Allison Lau and Katryna Perera Nestled between Manhattan and Queens is a small island that has been receiving more attention than usual–Roosevelt Island. To be precise, the island’s school–P.S./I.S. 217. It’s been in the headlines with reports of water laced with lead at the levels seen in Flint, Mich. Specifically, the New York Department of Water […]

Wearing Red for Women

Wearing Red for Women

New Yorkers celebrated International Women’s Day in colorful ways and welcomed a new female statue to Wall Street

Harlem’s Health Oasis: An Alcove of Wellness Amidst a New York City Food Desert

Harlem’s Health Oasis:  An Alcove of Wellness Amidst a New York City Food Desert

By Allison Lau, Alexandria Bordas, Zhiming Zhang Harlem has been locked in a battle against obesity and diabetes for years. In East Harlem alone, the 13th poorest of New York City’s 59 community districts, one in three adults are obese, which is the highest proportion of obese adults in all New York City neighborhoods. The […]

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