ILLUMINATING THE RICH AND VARIED LIFE OF NEW YORK CITY

 

 

 

March 2017

[et_pb_section admin_label="Section" fullwidth="on" specialty="off" transparent_background="off" background_color="#ffffff" allow_player_pause="off" inner_shadow="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" custom_padding="||0px|" padding_mobile="off" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" make_equal="off" use_custom_gutter="off"][et_pb_fullwidth_image admin_label="Fullwidth Image" src="http://3ip1yx1o9rk83ds2ai43j0fbdgu-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ice.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" animation="off" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" use_overlay="off"] [/et_pb_fullwidth_image][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label="Section" fullwidth="off" specialty="off"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] In Woodside, Queens, N.Y., immigrants are afraid to go out. They fear immigration police might arrest them and send them back to their countries. But what’s worse, police and advocates say something else is also making them wary: Scams. President Trump’s policies against immigration have resulted in hundreds of arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants all around the country by Immigration and Customs

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, as supporters of the school, parents and teachers, one after the other, implored the DOE to keep the school open. “It makes no sense taking students out of a place where they feel comfortable,” said Karina Peralta, an alumni of the school. Some parents testified in

[caption id="attachment_18033" align="aligncenter" width="1168"] P.S./I.S. 217 – Roosevelt Island reported record breaking lead levels in February. (Katryna Perera/NY City Lens)[/caption]  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 tested fountains and faucets in the school in early February, using a new lead testing kit developed by the state. Record-breaking results were discovered in eight of the elementary

[caption id="attachment_18033" align="aligncenter" width="1168"] P.S./I.S. 217 – Roosevelt Island reported record breaking lead levels in February. (Katryna Perera/NY City Lens)[/caption]  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 tested fountains and faucets in the school in early February, using a new lead testing kit developed by the state. Record-breaking results were discovered in eight of the elementary