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Local Mom Organizes Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Visually Impaired Kids

Local Mom Organizes Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Visually Impaired Kids

Holly Bonner, a mother of two, lost her eyesight after a long battle with breast cancer. With no vision, she found it extremely  difficult to participate in the small joys of parenting, most recently including Easter egg hunts. With the help of local officials, this Staten Island mom created beeping easter eggs to help kids […]

Taxidermy 101: The Art of Wildlife Preservation

Taxidermy 101: The Art of Wildlife Preservation

Some people spend their Sundays in church, others like to unwind with a good book, but in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, a small group of artists are rolling up their sleeves, grabbing scalpels and cutting open a mischief of mice to learn the craft of taxidermy. Leading the course is Katie Innamoroto, 27, a woman whose […]

Breaking Bread and Boundaries in Central Harlem

Breaking Bread and Boundaries in Central Harlem

A line of several dozen people form beneath the All Souls Episcopal Church each Wednesday evening in Central Harlem. Though the group varies in ethnicity, age, gender and stature, their faces wear the same fragile expression. Many of them have been homeless for years, some have been formerly incarcerated, and most of them struggle to […]

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 […]