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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 […]

On St. Pat’s, Irish Stand Up to Trump

On St. Pat’s, Irish Stand Up to Trump

BY ANDY HUMM | While America was reeling from the election results, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin took the floor of the Irish Senate on November 11 and said with passion, “America has just elected a fascist, and the best thing that the good people in Ireland can do is to ring him up and ask him, ‘Is […]

What A Small — and Amazing — World!

What A Small — and Amazing — World!

BY LENORE SKENAZY  | A new airport is about to open on 44th Street, just west of Times Square. It has 17 gates, plenty of parking, 34 gift shops, and, of course, planes taking off and landing day and night. Best of all, a ticket only costs $25. That’s because this airport is the jewel in the […]

Art Exploding Mental Health Stigma

Art Exploding Mental Health Stigma

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A new city arts program is looking to build connections and spur discussions between communities and those living with mental illness. The New York City Mural Arts Project is in its pilot year and is working with artists, community groups, and the community at large to use art to tackle issues such […]