Photography by Jenna Filia The DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project) hosted its 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños 2016 on Thursday, November 10. Beginning with red carpet arrivals including honoree of the evening and Emmy winning actress, Dascha Polanco, star of the series Empire and Head Start Literacy Ambassador Taye Diggs, multi-talented artist […]
It’s that time of year again. The DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project) is holding their 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños 2016 on Thursday, November 10th at the swank 40/40 Club from 7 to 10 pm. The Dream Project serves as a vital bridge between NYC and more than 7,000 underserved Dominican youth. […]
In East Harlem, four times as many people have diabetes as in the neighboring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam of Mosaic meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty from being a death sentence.
By Ray Sanchez New York (CNN)On a park bench outside a Manhattan housing project, Jenny Ortiz, 65, remembered the day she and several parishioners were led out of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in handcuffs. A handful of East Harlem residents had staged a peaceful protest one night in 2007 after the New York […]
By Tina Susman If any place in New York City deserves a blessing, it is the sliver of East Harlem that Pope Francis will visit. On a hot summer’s day, rat poison signs were posted in the soil outside one of two housing projects that flank Francis’ destination, Our Lady Queen of Angels School. Police […]
BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Watching the pursuit of happiness isn’t the same as… living it. It is well worth watching, not worth living. Sitting in the classroom keeping my GPA above probationary, by the skin of my teeth. Sandy is lurking in the air, threatening, to impact New York. I’m tired of roaming, tired of […]
By Stan Grossfeld EL MAMON, Dominican Republic — Pedro Martinez wraps his long, elegant fingers around the handle of a Stanley hammer, grabs a nail, and starts pounding away. He’s helping rebuild a rusty tin-and-plywood shack for an old woman who raised six children there by herself. For Martinez, who had five brothers and sisters, it […]