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Color, Whimsy, and Politics at the New York Easter Parade

Color, Whimsy, and Politics at the New York Easter Parade

The annual New York City Easter Parade on 5th Avenue draws hundreds of attendees each year. Some come to see and others come to be seen, crafting whimsical hats and brightly colored get-ups for the occasion. There was no shortage of costumes to be seen this year, as crowds of parade-goers gathered outside of St. […]

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