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.
Senior citizens are being targeted in phone and mail scams, according to the Better Business Bureau and U.S. Postal Inspection Service of New York. They kicked off… Read more “Mail and Phone Scams Target Seniors”
When a new King Kong at Madame Tussauds New York roars, it’s as loud as a Boeing 737 coming in for a landing. The Skull Island Experience exhibit also includes the first-ever wax figure of British actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays Captain James Conrad in the new film.
Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget plan, $17 million in funding could be cut from senior centers across New York City. Sixty-five centers are at risk, and… Read more “65 Senior Centers at Risk of Closure”
A New Orleans style mock funeral took place underneath Washington Square Arch on Feb. 18th in honor of President’s Day.
Hundreds of protestors, dressed in black and in costume, showed up to mourn what they called the “dead” American presidency. They danced to jazz music, sang dirges and held each other in mourning.
The B41 bus in Brooklyn has been ranked the slowest in New York City. Transit advocates have proposed a solution.
It’s that time of the year again. In New York, people are scrambling to order flowers in the lead up to Valentine’s Day. We took a look… Read more “New York Florist Gears Up for Valentine’s Day”
On January 25th, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to raise the price of unlimited MetroCards by 4 percent from $116.50 to $121. Some city residents argue that… Read more “NYC Residents Push for Subway “Fair Fares””
Around 1,000 Yemeni store owners closed shop on Feb. 9 to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Yemen, from entering the… Read more “Deli Closes to Protest Trump’s Immigration Ban”
The winning entry in an annual Times Square art competition uses data to celebrate New York City’s foreign-born residents. The sculpture, “We Were All Strangers Once,” was… Read more “A Heart Sculpture in the Heart of New York City”