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Deadlines Loom on Sex Abuse Survivor Relief

Deadlines Loom on Sex Abuse Survivor Relief

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As the deadline approaches for victims of sexual abuse by local priests to file claims under a special fund established by the Archdiocese of New York, legislators in Albany looking to provide more broad-based relief to survivors are scrambling to move bills through the State Senate and Assembly in advance of […]

Betsy Newell’s Keen Eye for How to Help

Betsy Newell’s Keen Eye for How to Help

BY JACKSON CHEN | In the early 1980s, the Goddard Riverside Community Center extended its mission by undertaking the management of single-room-occupancy residential buildings on the Upper West Side. After spending the money available to renovate its first such complex, the organization furnished the units in bare-bones fashion, providing a bed, a chest of drawers, […]

Remembering the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Remembering the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Inside Riverside Park at West 83rd Street, petals from blooming pink azaleas were scattered on an easily overlooked embedded plaque. But, at an adjacent plaza, among more than 125 people who braved a blustery spring day, the sentiments etched in cement were not irrelevant. Gathered at “der shteyn,” (Yiddish for “the […]

America’s True Native Fashion

America’s True Native Fashion

BY LENORE SKENAZY | When you think about Native Americans and fashion, your first thought might be “Beads.” (Well, at least mine was.) Wait, no. Feathers! No— buckskin with fringe. What’s more Native American than buckskin pants worn by some high-cheeked hunter about to shoot a deer? Well how about a Louis Vuitton arrow quiver? That […]

Earth Day Rally for Science

Earth Day Rally for Science

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On April 22, tens of thousands of New Yorkers rallied in the March for Science NYC, one of hundreds of similar events held worldwide in response to the antagonistic posture the new Trump administration has taken toward the funding and findings of science in America. The march converged on Columbus […]

A Career for All Economies

A Career for All Economies

BY MANHATTAN EXPRESS STAFF | Enter a hospital, doctor’s office, adult care facility, or medical clinic and you are bound to encounter nurses. Nurse is a broad term used to describe most individuals who perform patient-based care in a variety of settings. A nurse’s duties and title will vary depending on their educational background and the […]

Nursing’s Biggest Occupational Hazard

BY MANHATTAN EXPRESS STAFF | Like police officers, firefighters, doctors, paramedics, and pilots, nurses are at risk for developing shift work sleep disorder, a syndrome characterized by prolonged insomnia and excessive sleepiness due to the interruption of the body’s natural sleep-wake cycles. While having a nontraditional work schedule does not automatically lead to the disorder, […]

UWS Psychotherapist Coined “Homophobia,” Fought It All His Life

UWS Psychotherapist Coined “Homophobia,” Fought It All His Life

BY ANDY HUMM | Psychotherapist George Weinberg, who coined the word “homophobia” in 1966 — turning the tables on anti-gay people by branding them as the sick ones — died in Manhattan on March 20 at age 87. Weinberg, who lived and worked on the Upper West Side for decades — seeing patients up until the […]

Jimmy Breslin, New York’s Greatest Columnist, Dies

Jimmy Breslin, New York’s Greatest Columnist, Dies

BY ANDY HUMM | Jimmy Breslin, who died March 19 at 88, was the greatest newspaper columnist in New York at a time when as top columnist for the Daily News, he could command half a million dollars a year and the tabloids he wrote for had immense power. Those days are over for newspapers, […]

Better Access, Facelift For Belvedere Castle

Better Access, Facelift  For Belvedere Castle

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Central Park Conservancy is at work on a plan to improve the accessibility of Belvedere Castle, its most popular visitor center, as well as complete a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation of the 1869 structure. The castle was created by Calvert Vaux, co-designer with Frederick Law Olmsted of Central Park, as […]

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