Isabel Beer


Obstacles remain for Black and Brown cannabis users despite efforts to legalize

Current laws, some activists believe, still over-police cannabis users and dealers especially if they are people of color.


Living with the sting and fear of racial hate

It is impossible not to grieve.


A taste of spring in Washington Square Park

The vernal equinox may not fall until March 20, but it is clear that spring has already sprung.


Willoughby Avenue housing nightmare

New York has temporarily enacted an eviction moratorium  in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but what happens when you are forced to leave your home anyways?


New York City Mayoral candidates share their plans on improving city public schools

Seven community members were allowed to direct questions to candidates with a focus on equity and accessibility, educational quality and safety in the classroom.  


Korean Americans in NYC rally their community to fight domestic violence

With the COVID-19 pandemic posing an increasing number of cases of domestic violence, particularly within the Korean American community, one organization has collaborated to aid those suffering in silence.

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

One kitchen’s transformation in the age of isolation

Far from being a place to just enjoy meals, the pandemic has forced the residents to convert their kitchen table to serve their needs.


Some voters are choosing not to vote

Throughout the United States, some voters have decided not to participate in the Presidential Election for a myriad of reasons.

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

NYC Restaurant owners worry about maintaining business during winter 

Following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement regarding indoor dining restrictions on restaurants, some restaurant owners and staff plan to march

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

Trump rallies continue, despite the rising Covid-19 death toll

But his supporters feel that, although the virus has struck 7 million Americans,  Trump has done a fine job handling a once in  a lifetime pandemic.