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Real Students in a Mock Prison Fail the Humanity Test

Real Students in a Mock Prison Fail the Humanity Test

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Looking for a great date-night movie? Run, do not walk, from “The Stanford Prison Experiment.” But if you want to see something that could change your whole view about good guys and bad guys, get a ticket. I attended a screening at the Fortune Academy in Harlem, a stately building housing […]

‘Aid in Dying’ About Compassion, Not Crime

‘Aid in Dying’ About Compassion, Not Crime

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Agony is not something most of us want to live through, especially when the end result is not something great, like childbirth, or learning to walk again, or recovering from cancer. Agony when it is the last stop before death — or, worse, a long layover en route — is just […]

The Wry Dish on a History of Jewish Delis

The Wry Dish on a History of Jewish Delis

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Every time Ted Merwin sat down to research his new book, he would get hungry. After interviewing him, I had the same problem — I ran out and bought myself half a pound of Hebrew National bologna. How come? All you need to do is look at the name of his […]

Free, Healthy Summer Meals For NYC Kids

Free, Healthy Summer Meals For NYC Kids

By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña | Through September 4, free, healthy Summer Meals will be available for all children 18 years or younger at more than 1,000 locations across the city — and for the first time, families can download the Apple and Android user-friendly mobile app, Schoolfood, to choose from more than 1,000 sites […]

Will the New Apple Watch Stand the Test of Time?

Will the New Apple Watch Stand the Test of Time?

BY LENORE SKENAZY | As you fantasize about getting yourself the very coolest, hippest, newest gadget on the block — an Apple Watch, that is — pause for a moment to consider the perspective of the stunned and shaken Bradley Johnson. Johnson is a director at Advertising Age magazine, the bible of the marketing business […]

Merchant’s House Museum is a Miracle on East Fourth Street

Merchant’s House Museum is a Miracle on East Fourth Street

BY LENORE SKENAZY | To me, “old New York” is the city I moved to in 1981. Back then, the subway cars were so covered with graffiti, you couldn’t see out the windows. You always added a 20-minute cushion to your commute, just in case. And Times Square… Well, I’m getting off track. My point […]

Gay Men’s Health Care Needs a Shot of Prevention

Gay Men’s Health Care Needs a Shot of Prevention

BY RICHARD E. GREENE, MD & PERRY N. HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH | Over the past 30-plus years, conversations between primary health care providers and their gay patients have focused largely on HIV prevention or treatment, along with and other sexually transmitted infections. And while these are significant issues, they cannot be the only elements […]

Is Punishment to the Point of Destruction Justice?

Is Punishment to the Point of Destruction Justice?

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Emily Horowitz spends a lot of time with people that other professors don’t. Criminals. Domestic violence victims. Domestic violence perps. Sex offenders. Guys convicted of murder. A teacher of sociology and criminology at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, she introduces her students to the same folks she is meeting in an […]

Are Taxi Medallions Obsolete?

Are Taxi Medallions Obsolete?

BY GARY ROTH | With the emergence of e-hail apps like Uber and the arrival of green boro taxis, the past three years have been a time of historic change for New York City’s taxi industry. The new competitors to New York’s iconic yellow cabs have put pressure on the medallion system, to the loud […]

Consumer Affairs Must Challenge Commercial Landlords

Consumer Affairs Must Challenge Commercial Landlords

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | The Chelsea Reform Democratic Club’s general membership meeting, held on May 20 at Hudson Guild’s Chelsea/Elliott Community Center (441 W. 26th St.), had the privilege of hearing from Julie Menin, the hard-working New York City Commissioner for Consumer Affairs. Her report included updates of litigation involving impropriety at nail salons, a […]

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