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”
Xiaohong Zhao, 48, relieves patients’ pain with acupuncture. She also creates herbal medicine formulas. Zhao earned a master program in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from the… Read more “HEALING GOTHAM: Practicing Acupuncture in Manhattan”
Bethany Hogan doesn’t consider her work to be a regular 9-5 job. On an average day, she balances paperwork and hosts neighborhood meetings with the goal… Read more “HEALING GOTHAM: Mapping out the Bronx”
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.
As talks on a possible ban on nuclear weapons began Monday at the United Nations, around 25 people held a vigil across from the General Assembly building… Read more “U.N. Vigil Calls for Ban on Nuclear Weapons”
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”
Japanese food might be popular in the United States, but back home, Western food is overtaking Japanese cuisine. Chefs from Japan are trying to promote their food… Read more “Japanese Chefs Promote Their Food and Culture”
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”