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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 […]

I Survived, But Will Lower Manhattan Healthcare?

I Survived, But Will Lower Manhattan Healthcare?

BY ARTHUR SCHWARTZ | I woke up on the last Saturday in January feeling awful. My heart said, “Code Red.” The first decision was where to go. I live a block from Northwell’s Lenox Health Greenwich Village emergency department, so I figured that would be the fastest way to get an EKG. I went there and […]

Tap Into The Great Drinking Water Debate

Tap Into The Great Drinking Water Debate

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Charming, handsome, and homeless, the 25-year-old we’ll call “Bruce” and I were eating dinner at the small Manhattan shelter where I volunteer once a month. We were both enjoying the pasta provided by another volunteer, but only one of us was drinking a $3 bottle of water.  “What?” I exclaimed when […]

L Train Crisis? Let’s Get Real; It’s Mostly Hype

L Train Crisis? Let’s Get Real; It’s Mostly Hype

BY JOHN WETHERHOLD | The closure of the L train is indeed a huge problem if you live in Brooklyn. Not so much In Manhattan. Extremist groups — who want to achieve a vision that only they want — take advantage of this supposed “crisis” to promote a radical agenda. Are they part of the […]

Not Gone, Girl

Not Gone, Girl

BY LENORE SKENAZY | If you’re thinking of writing a bestseller, I’ve got a word of advice for you: Girl. Put “Girl” in the title and you almost don’t have to do anything else, except figure out a plot, some twists, and an ending. And don’t forget to put a girl character in there, of […]

Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets

Do Something Meaningful For Supermarkets

BY KIRSTEN THEODOS | For the past two years, I have dedicated my free time — when I’m not raising my two young children — advocating for the City Council to pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), a bill that would stop in excess of 1,000 small businesses from closing and save 8,000 […]

Kids and the High Cost of Not Wasting Time

Kids and the High Cost of Not Wasting Time

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Every day after school, and all day on weekends, kids run outside… to get to their soccer league, or ballet lesson, or origami boot camp. It’s all good, but here’s what it isn’t: Play. Playing is something else entirely, a chance for kids to make up games, run around, paint a […]

It’s an Even Smaller World, After All

It’s an Even Smaller World, After All

BY LENORE SKENAZY | A new airport is about to open on 44th St., just west of Times Square. It has 17 gates, plenty of parking, 34 gift stores and, of course, planes taking off and landing day and night. Best of all, a ticket only costs $25. That’s because this airport is the jewel […]

Indulging in the Luxury Show

Indulging in the Luxury Show

BY LENORE SKENAZY | If you’ve been wondering what to do with all that extra cash you’re so sick of, I hope you hightailed it over to the Luxury Technology Show last week in Chelsea. Otherwise, you might not be aware of some of the must-haves coming soon — or already upon us — like […]