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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 […]

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 […]

Wrapping Stones

Wrapping Stones

As unusual as the art of wrapping stones could seem, it is a profitable job for Robert Kolsin, a veteran from Queens. The reason for his success, he says, lays in the stones and their powers and good energy. Every day, he packs his jewelry in a suitcase, and travels to Manhattan to sell his art. His stand […]

New York Union Workers Rally for Clinton

New York Union Workers Rally for Clinton

A day following her victorious trail on Super Tuesday and as Donald Trump continued to get most of the headlines, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rallied union workers and supporters at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan to discuss the minimum wage and more jobs for the middle class. The former New York senator returned […]