Articles written by: Talia Avakian

Running away from homelessness
Features

Running away from homelessness

Back on My Feet gets the homeless involved in the sport of running.

Art without walls
Features / Multimedia

Art without walls

A homeless man uses art as a means of survival.

The Grand Central Food Program delivers meals including an orange, a loaf of bread, a carton of milk, and hot soup. Photo by: Talia Avakian
News / Video

Harsh winter leads to more homeless on city streets

With this year’s harsh winter overpopulating shelters, more homeless people are forced to live on the streets.

Counting the homeless
News / Video

Counting the homeless

HOPE, the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate surveys the number of homeless people on the street of New York City.

Veteran Penelope McClenan, 50 of Saint Albans, Queens, founded the non-profit, Women's Veteran Network, dedicated to assisting female veterans. Photo by: Talia Avakian
Audio / News

Women veterans battle homelessness

Finding help to prevent homelessness is increasingly difficult.

A personal challenge with a global impact
Features / Video

A personal challenge with a global impact

Tony Cohen, is trying to break the Guinness World Record of the most marathons done in one day on a treadmill.

Live Blog

NY Elections:New York voters split on Bill de Blasio’s education policies

New York voters, schools, and organizations debate his education policies, and whether de Blasio has the qualifications needed to improve the city’s education system.

NYC Marathon: “Electrified” show at Bay Ridge greets runners
Slideshows / Special Reports

NYC Marathon: “Electrified” show at Bay Ridge greets runners

Bay Ridge Brooklyn’s The Third Rail Classic Rock Band from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo. Marathon runners passing the 4th avenue and 88th Street corner in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn threw up rock-out symbols, air guitars, and even stopped to dance to the ripping tunes of rock-and-roll street band, The Third Rail. The four Bay Ridge locals of The Third Rail have […]

Features / Slideshows

A Congo refugee shares his dreams

Yves Muya, 31of Kolwezi, Democractic Republic of Congo, fled from the civil war that broke out in Kolwezi, traveling to South Africa as a refugee. Ten years later, he has a new life in California.

Suits and job training offer hope to veterans
Business

Suits and job training offer hope to veterans

In 1980 veteran, Nelson Quinones, was rushing to get to the car repair company where he worked when he was hit in a head-on collision that left him with a cracked skull and a broken leg. His two-month recovery in the hospital cost him his job and he needed to turn to veteran programs to help him get back to […]