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Fighting for a School Designated to Close

Fighting for a School Designated to Close

On a recent Monday evening, the auditorium at Arturo Toscanini Middle School (M.S. 145) in the South Bronx was packed with teachers, students, and alumni who had come out in the hopes of convincing the Department of Education to Vote “no” on an upcoming vote to close the school. Testimony went well over three hours, […]

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

Fire On Upper West Side Leads to Evacuations

Fire On Upper West Side Leads to Evacuations

A fire ripped through three floors of an apartment building situated on top of Jacob’s Pickles restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue Friday night.  The fire led to two building-wide evacuations, leaving  residents and employees from the restaurant below standing on the sidewalk between 84th and 85th streets to watch as forces from the fire and police […]