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Why We’re Pink

Why We’re Pink

BY JENNIFER GOODSTEIN (Publisher, NYC Community Media)  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a time for us all to redouble our efforts to eradicate the second leading killer of women in America. NYC Community Media and Community News Group’s annual “pink paper” is dedicated to our local resources, researchers, support teams, and survivors — because […]

Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Brave Hard Choices

Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Brave Hard Choices

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Life as they know it changes for women when they learn that one of their two Breast Cancer (BRCA) genes — which is supposed to offer cancer protection — has a mutation, a glitch that causes an increase in their risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer. During this October Breast […]

Judy’s Magic Wand

Judy’s Magic Wand

BY PUMA PERL Judy was my mother’s best friend Even her name distinguished her from the other friends Elsie and Gertrude and Ann with their short hair and Brooklyn voices Judy lived in a midtown Manhattan high-rise She worked in the garment district and gave me clothes like those other girls wore Poor boy sweaters, […]

Just Do Art: The Back Again Edition

Just Do Art: The Back Again Edition

AMY STILLER IN “JUST TRUST” | Paint drying certainly is a work in progress — but you wouldn’t disconnect from your electronic devices, schlep to a theater, and buy a ticket to watch it happen. Amy Stiller, however, is worth the trip and then some. The ever-evolving, self-aware searcher’s solo performance drops anchor back at the […]

She’ll Show Cancer: A Survivor Brings Her Story to the Stage

She’ll Show Cancer: A Survivor Brings Her Story to the Stage

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Nancy Rappaport, MD sought solace in long walks or small acts kindness offered by others — but in doing so, setbacks often found a way to assert themselves. Whether getting shooed out of a comforting cemetery, being fined for letting her unleashed dog roam the beach, or having hospital staff insist […]

Cyclist Fatalities Addressed: Route Adherence Stressed, Crosstown Bike Lanes Suggested

Cyclist Fatalities Addressed: Route Adherence Stressed, Crosstown Bike Lanes Suggested

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | For the first time since two cyclists were killed this past summer after being struck by charter buses, bus companies sat down last week with the community, elected officials, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) and the NYPD. Brandon Buchanan, director of regulatory affairs for the American Bus Association, said […]

Failure to Find False Filings Endangers Protected Buildings

Failure to Find False Filings Endangers Protected Buildings

BY LEVAR ALONZO | Community Board 4 (CB4) was up in arms as lapses by the Department of Buildings (DOB) allowed for two more residential buildings to be demolished. The pair of four-story residential buildings at 335-337 W. 55th St. (btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.) that are zoned in the Special Clinton District currently sit […]

Cape and Crown: How Rev. Jen Got Her Booty Back

Cape and Crown: How Rev. Jen Got Her Booty Back

BY REV. JEN MILLER | Greetings, Earthlings and dear readers! I last wrote this column almost nine months ago, after losing my Chihuahua BFF, Reverend Jen Junior. I was heartbroken then, and am still heartbroken. But, the good news is, Jen Junior will always be with us. In fact, I recently received a postcard, simply […]

New Laws Give More Muscle To Tenant Safety

New Laws Give More Muscle To Tenant Safety

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Tenants subjected to dangerous and intentionally demoralizing conditions were given new hope last week, in the form of legislation designed to, among other things, mitigate “construction as harassment” — a tactic employed by landlords and building owners in which unpleasant living conditions are used to harass rent-regulated New Yorkers until they […]

Victims and Heroes Testify as Chelsea Bombing Trial Begins

Victims and Heroes Testify as Chelsea Bombing Trial Begins

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | On the night of Sept. 17, 2016, a man exits Penn Station at W. 31st St. and Eighth Ave. with three bags. It is approximately 6:42 p.m. For about a minute, he pauses and sets two of the bags down. He then proceeds south on Eighth Ave. Later, at about […]