March 2018

[caption id="attachment_19662" align="aligncenter" width="1116"] (Photo by Miriam Salzman)[/caption] Train service was suspended and passengers were ordered to leave a New York subway station late Wednesday evening. Smoke billowed out of both entrances to the 137 Street-City College Station in Harlem and Hamilton Heights. A fire started between 11:10 and 11:15 p.m. according to Eduardo Sanchez, a MTA cleaner working the night shift at the station at the time. “There was a lot of sparks and a lot of smoke,” Sanchez said. Both Sanchez and another person described loud popping noises at the time. An announcement was made to evacuate the station and then the

On the floor of an empty classroom on the fourth floor of the Lerner building at Columbia University on Thursday afternoon, a dozen youth huddled to write anti-gun slogans on posters. The event was one of many organized in schools and colleges around the city in the run up to Saturday’s planned anti-gun demonstration that has become known as the “March for our Lives. [caption id="attachment_19598" align="aligncenter" width="5184"] Students at Columbia University organized a poster-writing meeting ahead of Saturday's March for Our Lives. (Cecilia Butini/NyCityLens.)[/caption] Last-minute posts on the New York ‘March for Our Lives’ Facebook group – which now counts more