While many politically incorrect words point a strong negative stigma at the perpetrator who spoke it, calling someone a “retard” is a common practice that is seldom given much thought. We asked Anna Bzura, a special education teacher who works with mentally disabled youth, and Jaime and Erik Vice, father and son, their opinion on the controversial word and how it affects those in their lives.
While Bill Thompson seems like an underdog in the mayoral race at this point, there are some important similarities to his last run four years ago. The fact that he did not have access to something like $120 million in personal funds to edge out a billionaire definitely played out against him, and had the Democratic Party supported him wholeheartedly we’d now be discussing his re-election.
Join the SoHo Alliance at Petrosino Square, Spring and Lafayette Streets, today, Saturday May 25, at 12pm for community action and festivities to restore our public art space and parkland. Various arts, civic, Italian-American and community groups are organizing the event, with free drawing classes and life models. The press and local electeds have been invited, and the community is counting on you to be there too!
Following a string of heinous bias attacks against gay men, including the murder of a 32 year old man on Friday night, community members, elected officials, LGBT community leaders and allies will march to the site of Friday's shooting to demand an end to hate crimes against the LGBT community and to reclaim the City for all New Yorkers.
Featuring Max Power, Twisted Resistor, and Data Tones, since 2008, IPCs annual Battle of the Bands charity event has donated over $130,000 to organizations such as, Winthrop University Hospitalâ€™s Cancer Center for Kids (CCK), Little Kids Rock, Autism Speaks and The Boomer Esiason Foundation. Join us on May 29th, for the 6th annual Battle of the Bands where we hope to continue our success in 2013 with some new and familiar faces, and the incredible raffle prizes you've come to expect from this event. Help support this great cause!
In April 2013 the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) brought together two dozen nationally respected craft beer brewers to launch the Brewers for Clean Water Campaign, which aims to leverage the economic growth of the craft brewing sector into a powerful voice for bolstering clean water protection in the United States.
Who could have ever believed that Hattie, a dance teacher originally from Williamsburg, Brooklyn would emerge, in her 70's as a desired and desirable world-renowned role model? Certainly not me, a woman who has despised and disrespected aging for decades.
Jenifer Rajkumar is a lawyer, a District Leader, a Democrat who espouses early, direct, personal involvement in the community’s political decisions for her district, District 1 in SoHo. While Jenifer, who is also a member of the Downtown Independent Democrats, realizes that unseating an incumbent is an uphill battle, she is a determined and politically attractive candidate who is in this race for the right reasons. Not for power, not for self-aggrandizement, and not for provincial attempts to make small changes. Her desire is to fundamentally alter the way politics is managed. That is, by involving the community at the very outset in dealing with any changes that affect it. For changes that affect SoHo.
In my day, which we all know was a long time ago. people routinely took baths. And it wasn't just women... guys did too! I'm a fish out of water if I don't swim or bath/soak. Sure a shower provides a splash of clean, refreshing water. But though it can boost our spirits, readying us for the day ahead, or making us feel clean as we go to bed, it doesn't provide the benefits of soaking in a tub.