My friend Valerie and I were biking back to Clinton Hill from Williamsburg. It was evening; she wanted to take the Wythe route through the Jewish part of the neighborhood, as it was better lit and less hilly. I noticed a woman in a traditional white long sleeve blouse, long black skirt, and tights signaling… Continue reading The Jew, the Jew, and the Gentile
Be patient—and tough. a New York teaching. Read more in a well-articulated post by Sarah Hopela on what she learned in NYC.
Interesting piece of Brooklyn naming drama with cultural significance researched by my friend Lauren.Who's Trying To Erase East Williamsburg's "Avenue Of Puerto Rico?"
I went to an incredible risotto and wine dinner party last month prepared by chef Michelle Lawton of joyful plate. The dinner was an auction item at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger's 2012 benefit dinner that new friend Marianne won and graciously invited me to share in. You should read more and look at… Continue reading
Away down town, where the atmosphere is hazy From the smoke of the factories ascending to the sky The smells, Oh! so horrid, would almost set you crazy. But I’m told in that neighborhood the people seldom die. ‘Way up on the Slope all the people are complaining; From the foul scented odors their health… Continue reading
Clear, simply-put argument for the benefit of bike parking rather than car parking. But, that’s because I’m a cyclist. If you’re a car owner in a city of already-limited places to park, I can see where this is frustrating and continues to separate, rather than unite, a community (in this article’s case, my community). It’s… Continue reading Bike Corrals Expanding Access to Businesses
Check out my latest contribution to Huffington Post’s Impact section about the Brooklyn Brainery, a model for community-driven learning. If you like it, please leave comments, like it on facebook, and share! Also, if you have ideas for stories of impact (particularly with the millennial generation), shoot me an email.Continued Learning at Next-to-No Cost? No… Continue reading Continued Learning at Next-to-No Cost? No Brainer!
My latest article on Huffington Post highlights an amazing group of bartenders making a huge impact in their local communities. It was a privilege for me to hear their stories and be able to write this piece. Philanthropic Bartenders Making Waves in Communities
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Features a ton of my favorite places and things! Oh, and I’m quoted in one of the sub-articles, so that’s fun. See if you can find it!50 ways to make friends in NYC (via Time Out NY)