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Groups across the city continue to combat food insecurity

In a city lauded for its expansive dining scene, 1.2 million New Yorkers were relying on emergency food programs before the pandemic, according to City Harvest

Special Report: The NYC Marathon Returns

Bobo brings good vibes for a good cause at the mile nine marker

“We are going to be screaming and shouting for love today,” said Donald ‘Bobo’ Davis.  


Philadelphia begins awarding $22 million in grants for anti-violence initiatives

Data from the office of  the City Controller  details a 40% increase in homicides from 2019 to 2020.


Some city teachers protest vaccine mandate

While the city claims to have thousands of substitute teachers and paraprofessionals waiting in the wings to supplant employees, many, including the U.F.T., are highly skeptical that the plan in place will adequately address their absence.


NFT or Digital asset art nets thousands in sales

Unlike cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, an NFT is typically one of a kind, which can make them extremely valuable.


Brownsville middle school manages learning in the city’s evolving Covid reality

Filling out a health pass is a prerequisite to entering the building.


Navigating Covid-19 testing still a headache with breakthrough infections on the rise

Even in an environment where inoculation is high, evidence of breakthrough infections is beginning to emerge. 


East River Park Action Prepares to Save the Park They Love

The group hoped to draw a thousand people to represent the roughly one thousand trees that can be found in the 57.5 acre public park.