Month: March 2014

Finding a home for each and every pet

Finding a home for each and every pet

Bobbi and the Strays is part of New York City’s growing movement toward no-kill animal shelters. But can we save every animal?

Originally published in Queens Chronicle on 20 March, 2014.

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Speaking up for political incorrectness

Speaking up for political incorrectness

Review of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac.

Originally published in Unmediated, March 14, 2014.

Photo: Christian Geisnæs. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Photo: Christian Geisnæs. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Healthy diets don’t grow in the garden

Healthy diets don’t grow in the garden

Several organizations are working to provide affordable, healthy food to low-income New Yorkers through urban farmsteads, mobile markets and hands-on gardening programs. But what do public housing residents think about healthy eating?

Co-written by Micah Luxen and Natalie Rahhal. Originally posted on NYCinFocus on 21 Oct, 2013.

Cheering for the NYC Marathon

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The runners come in all ages, nationalities, body types, costumes and exhaustion levels. One man with wild black hair, wearing nothing but red shorts and running shoes, dribbles a basketball. Other guys are dressed like Waldo, or wear a suit or a banana costume. A young woman in yellow tosses her gray mittens to the side of the street. A middle aged man in black with a belly and a big yellow bandage around his right knee wears a painful expression and barely lifts his feet off the ground. Several runners duck under the barrier, do stretches while in the restroom line, then sprint back to the course.

It’s the New York City Marathon, and at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Clermont Avenue in Brooklyn, between Mile 8 and 9, a crowd of windswept New Yorkers in hoodies and windbreakers cheer for the runners. Some holds signs or flags, others…

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