Articles written by: Zoe Lake

Elizabeth Carlson stands in her pre-k classroom on the Upper West Side. By Zoe Lake
Audio / News

Pre-K proposed expansion could help city kids close achievement gap

Wealth disparity among residents has been linked to gaps in academic achievement.

The quirkiness of Catherine Quirk
Features / Multimedia

The quirkiness of Catherine Quirk

A budding fashion designer follows her dreams.

The endangered horses of Central Park
Multimedia / News

The endangered horses of Central Park

Carriages are believed to be inhumane.

NYPD is in place at Times Square for Super Bowl week. By Zoe Lake
Business

Business heats up as Super Bowl temperatures drop

Super Bowl Boulevard near Times Square will draw large crowds this week.

Live Blog

Violence in Chicago’s South Side

[View the story “Chicago’s Southside at a Glance” on Storify]

Common Core curriculam brings challenges and hope to Chicago teachers
News

Common Core curriculam brings challenges and hope to Chicago teachers

Common Core is a national program establishing principles to be reached at each grade level in reading and math.

Live Blog

NY Elections: NYC Mayoral Election overshadowed by mayor not on the ballot

Amid a mayoral race that was determined to be a historic landslide long before the polls closed, another Mayor, Rob Ford of Toronto, stole the media spotlight with his candid crack confessions.

Dale Pierce-Taylor 62, of Atlanta Georgia, and Clare Ronaghn, 51, of Dallas, Texas, pose happily for a photo after finishing the NYC Marathon late Sunday night. By Zoe Lake.
Special Reports

NYC Marathon: The last runners

“New York is the crème de la crème of the marathons, I’ve always loved coming up here,” said Dale-Pierce proudly beaming.

Quirky capitalism art work on display at Times Square
Arts

Quirky capitalism art work on display at Times Square

Two digital scoreboards labeled ‘true’ and ‘false’ glowed red underneath the bright lights of ‘capitalism,’ beckoning onlookers to cast a vote at an erected podium before the sign.

9/11 Anniversary: Commemorative flags and baseball caps for sale
Special Reports

9/11 Anniversary: Commemorative flags and baseball caps for sale

“We’re getting flack for selling stuff, but we’re not the Taliban,” said one vendor Anne Ellis.