On April 29, 2011, Destinee Fernandez, 25, had planned to watch the movie “Easy A” with her father, David Fernandez, 46. Instead, she said, she went to… Read more “Six Years Later, a Daughter Still Grieves for her Father”
On the late afternoon of Oct. 4, 2013, Allen Ross, 23, a native New Yorker and new father, made what was then a frequent commute from Staten… Read more “It Was Almost a Good Day”
By Isabela Dias and Megan Messana Dr. Robert Gore, 41, anticipated a “cool and calm” shift when he entered Kings County Hospital’s pediatric emergency room at 3… Read more “Community Organizations Work with Hospital to Fight Youth Violence in Brooklyn”
By Angie Wang and Juan Torres-Falcon Clare Lyons left the hospital around 7 a.m. after a 12-hour shift as an emergency nurse. It was a brisk… Read more “ER Violence Jeopardizes Hospital Staff”
At Woodhull Hospital, Agnieszka Riley wears several hats. Riley, 50, was hired about 15 years ago to help Polish patients navigate the public hospital system, a landscape… Read more “HEALING GOTHAM: Interpreting for the Polish Community”
Hal. L Chadow, 55, is the chief of the cardiology division at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, where he runs a department with nine doctors and a staff… Read more “HEALING GOTHAM: Running a Hospital’s Cardiology Department”
As the director of the Wellness and Recovery Division at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, Carlos Rodriguez, 49, uses theater, music, dance and art to help his… Read more “HEALING GOTHAM: Finding Wellness Through Art Therapy”
After Mark Gacki, 27, finished his graduate education in biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California he began working in a lab studying and analyzing the… Read more “HEALING GOTHAM: Biomedical Engineer Helps Doctors Apply Research”
Abby Stein, 25, was raised in an Orthodox Hasidic family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she only spoke Yiddish and studied to become a rabbi. When she was 18, her parents arranged her marriage; later, her wife gave birth to their son. After learning English, she divorced her wife and left her faith. In 2014, she enrolled at Columbia University, where she began her gender transition. Today, she is a transgender rights activist.
The B41 bus in Brooklyn has been ranked the slowest in New York City. Transit advocates have proposed a solution.