Yetta Kurland reflects upon her career in law, activism and public service.
A few years ago a deal was made to close our neighborhood’s hospital, St. Vincent’s, in order to build more luxury condos. As a civil rights attorney and a committed community organizer, I went to work, using my skills to help organize our community to speak out.
It looks like it will be a difficult choice for the general population to choose among the many candidates vying for office this election. But, while it may be tough for a larger audience, the decision shouldn’t be that hard for SoHo residents.
On October 6th, take an important step in raising awareness and funds for eating disorder programs. Body dissatisfaction often leads millions of men and women into a dangerous struggle with an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating. NEDA supports individuals and families through education, a National Helpline and nationwide programs, guiding people towards the care they need.
Most Earth scientists agree that future sea levels will rise at a greater pace than during the last 50 years. Coastal communities will suffer the most, as flooding from rising water levels will force millions of people out of their homes. Pictured: flooding in Marblehead, Massachusetts caused by Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012.
In all likelihood, someone you know is fighting cancer. Rock out, support them and fight back! On Sunday, August 18th, Highline Ballroom will host the first annual Milk and Honey Music Festival to benefit the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Onili, Y-Love, Shira Gavrielov, Max Jared, Arlene Gould, Mikey Pauker and more will play. Listen to some good tunes for a good cause. It's win-win.
Let’s start with the strong points. Scott Stringer has been a hands on guy downtown and made the round of the clubs and, as Borough President, has had the ability to pick and choose members of the Community Boards.
Through oral history, photography, archival footage, and submitted pieces, "Queers in Exile: The Unforgotten Legacies of LGBTQ Homeless Youth" running through July 28th, engages the voices of Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, San Francisco's Vanguard youth, and more in an intergenerational conversation that reflects the incredible resilience and important contributions of LGBTQ homeless and transitional young people in spite of society's desire to keep them at the margins.
Downtown is Democratic. And, SoHo has nearly always been a Democratic Arts Village. From guerilla art to condo decorations, from Frosty Myers to Bob Bolles, SoHo has nearly always followed the left of center, piggy-backing on its more liberal and progressive neighbor, Greenwich Village.
On Wednesday, July 17 more than 76 organizations and groups are convening to host a Mayoral candidate forum and to discuss the future of food in New York City. The forum will be moderated by Marion Nestle, award-winning author and Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. The forum will offer our city’s and our region’s food communities — that’s you! – the opportunity to come together and engage mayoral candidates, learn their positions on food issues, and inspire them with a vision for a better food system.