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Snack Superpowers Fight a Summertime Cold War

Snack Superpowers Fight a Summertime Cold War

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Warning: Reading this column may have the same effect it had on the woman writing it. (I must have a popsicle or Good Humor right now!). But it wasn’t always as easy as screaming (and going to the freezer, or deli). These things had to be invented, and I think we […]

Our Community Cannot Afford the Cost of ‘High-Rent Blight’

Our Community Cannot Afford the Cost of ‘High-Rent Blight’

BY STATE SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN | The market has no morals. A better example of this maxim couldn’t be found than on our local avenues and side streets, where independent businesses are falling like dominoes, forced out because of rising rents. Once they’re gone, these spaces might be filled by a national chain — maybe […]

Middle Eastern LGBTQs Underrepresented in Health Research — And That’s a Problem

Middle Eastern LGBTQs Underrepresented in Health Research — And That’s a Problem

BY PAUL A. BROWN, MA, MPH (College of Global Public Health, NYU) | This year, Pride Month took on a distinctly activist tone in response to the Trump administration’s flagrant disregard for the rights of women, people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ folks. While the demand for a more intersectional approach to LGBTQ activism is […]

The Meter is Running Out on Cars

The Meter is Running Out on Cars

BY LENORE SKENAZY | What if you could rent a place to store a giant pile of your stuff in New York City for free? The bad news is you can. If you own a car, you can park it on the street in many neighborhoods without paying a cent. All you have to do is move […]

A ‘Classic’ Tale of Coming Into One’s Own

A ‘Classic’ Tale of Coming Into One’s Own

BY LENORE SKENAZY | This is for all the parents worried that their kids are cutting class, falling through the cracks, overeating, underachieving, or spending all day playing video games — and for all the kids doing just that. Dominick Vandenberge was raised in the Bronx — Pelham Bay — and no one would call […]

Renew Mayoral Control of New York City’s Public Schools

BY COUNCILMEBER COREY JOHNSON | It’s another legislative session in Albany, and once again State Senate Republicans are holding a key New York City issue hostage in order to extract concessions: mayoral control of New York City’s schools. Let’s put aside the obvious question of why legislators who represent districts hundreds of miles away from […]

Summer Assignment for Kids: Schedule a Playdate with Free Time

Summer Assignment for Kids: Schedule a Playdate with Free Time

BY LENORE SKENAZY | About 15 years ago, some friends whose kids went to the same pre-K as ours invited us to visit the bungalow colony an hour upstate, where they spend their summers. “Great!” we said. “But what’s a bungalow colony?” As it turns out, it’s a time portal that can transport you back […]

Exclusive and Inclusive: The Finsta Gen Finds Their Groove

Exclusive and Inclusive: The Finsta Gen Finds Their Groove

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Do you know what a Finsta is? Neither did I, because I am not between the ages of 13 and 34. Anyone 13 to 18 is “Gen Z,” and those aged 18 to 34 are the much-discussed Millennials. Dan Coates studies them both. His company, yPulse, is a marketing research firm […]

Native American Fashion: Now

Native American Fashion: Now

BY LENORE SKENAZY | When you think about Native Americans and fashion, your first thought might be “beads” (well, at least mine was). Wait, no. Feathers! No — buckskin with fringe. What’s more Native American than buckskin pants worn by some high-cheeked hunter about to shoot a deer? Well how about a Louis Vuitton arrow […]

The Policies and Politics of Sheltering

BY JOHN A. MUDD (President, Midtown South Community Council) | I was riveted by my new read while stepping onto the E train one early winter morning in 2015, and was completely unaware of my surroundings, when I was assaulted by the smell coming from the sleeping homeless huddled from end to end on the […]

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