SoHo used to be one of the few places in New York City that Clara Williams felt safe walking through. But as she neared the Planned Parenthood clinic on Bleecker Street one Saturday morning in 2016, the hot pink letters of her safe oasis disappeared behind a kaleidoscope of anti-abortion signs and pamphlets swirling in front of her eyes.
As a child, John-Charles “JC” Baucom envisioned himself becoming a sage of mysticism. He foresaw a magical wand, cauldron boiling over with potions, and the power to throw fireballs and summon lightning bolts. As he got older, Baucom realized wizardry is not a career that offers real-world benefits, so he decided to trade his wand for a college degree, his cauldron for glass beakers, and his potions for the passion that led him to a dynamic field in chemistry.
As he anxiously sat alone with a worn backpack in the library while groups of coffee-fueled students whispered about their weekend plans, Victor Manuel Markhoff kept his eyes lowered to his high-top Converse, focusing on the only subject he can afford to meticulously study — survival.
Staten Island seawall gets federal funding, construction to move forward
The proposed Staten Island seawall – a 5.3-mile barricade that will be part of a multi-use elevated promenade project – is slated to receive $400 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, officials said Tuesday.
Twenty-one days after the federal government reopened, New Yorkers are still struggling to make up the so-called “SNAP gap” created by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
Business owners and workers in Long Island City were still reeling Friday, one day after Amazon announced it would no longer build a headquarters in the Queens neighborhood.
Cheers of “Si se puede – Yes we can” echoed on the steps of City Hall Wednesday as City Council members and organizations urged the state to guarantee driver’s licenses for all, regardless of their immigration status.