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Kerry Breen

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Safe Injection Sites Stall in NYC

A syringe full of red blood sits on a concrete street barrier underneath an expressway off-ramp near 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights. Photo by Razi Syed.   In May 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced four safe injection sites would be built across New York. Nearly a year later, while the opioid crisis rages on, the sites […]

Politics

Not a lot of youthful excitement for a redo of Clinton for president

Hillary Clinton speaking at a campaign event in Tempe, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore   Hillary Clinton is said to be contemplating another presidential run in 2020. But young women, who were a majority of her voters in 2016, are not sure if they will support her. “She will lose again,” said Mia Flanagan, 18, who said that she had seen […]

Features

Arts organizations give city kids a chance to experience theater

Students working with the Situation Project get a chance to shadow staff at the show. Photo courtesy of the Situation Project. For many students, after-school theatre club is a place of refuge. They become stage managers and costume designers; they are lead actresses and featured dancers. It’s an activity that lets them relieve stress, form friendships, and can lead to […]

Midterm Elections 2018 / News / Politics

Once Again, Voting Controversies Surface at Prairie View A&M

Voting rights at Prairie View A&M University have been contested for decades, including during a Supreme Court decision in 1979. Photo by Kerry Breen.   Prairie View A&M University, a four-year college about an hour outside of Houston, Texas, is ready for the 2018 midterm elections. Candidate signs are clumped together by buildings and near parking lots. Stickers for candidates […]

News / Politics

Protesters mourn Kavanagh confirmation in Washington Square Park

Voting is the only answer, they said.

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New Yorkers have little faith in the MTA

In July 2018, it was reported  that just over 65 percent of weekday subway trains were arriving at stations on time.

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East Village neighbors fear looming L Train shutdown

The L train, which carries over 400,000 riders daily, is shutting down beginning in April 2019 to repair damages caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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Some Puerto Ricans angered over Trump politicizing hurricane’s updated death toll

President Trump claimed that the numbers went up “like magic.”

Features / News

Remembering 9/11 at “Come From Away”

While the show has been open for almost two years, this is their first performance on the anniversary of 9/11.