New York City

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 […]

Penny’s Puppet Playground

Penny’s Puppet Playground

Tucked away in the West Village is a small artist community, called Westbeth, where wooden elephants, lions and puppies gather together to enchant the children of New York City. The mastermind behind the production is a woman, who greets each family with a nurturing voice and warm hug, embellished in hot pink from head to […]

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