After weekly all-day visits to Sing Sing Correctional Facility to conduct interviews and film, rushing between courts, and preparing FOILs, the first prison reporting story...Read More "Interviews With Five Aging NY State Prisoners Hoping For Freedom: ‘Who I Am Now Is Not Who I Was’"
Queens residents driven from their homes by a clogged sewer line demanded answers Sunday from city officials who said they weren’t sure when the problem...Read More "No end in sight for hundreds of Queens residents left homeless by sewage flood"
America’s Got Talent … if you look hard enough! Show biz hopefuls flood NYC’s Javits Center for unlikely shot at success
Say this about the thousands of “America’s Got Talent” hopefuls gathered lined up outside the Javits Center: None lacked for confidence. Talent? That’s a matter...Read More "America’s Got Talent … if you look hard enough! Show biz hopefuls flood NYC’s Javits Center for unlikely shot at success"
‘They do nothing,’ says former worker for Bronx affordable housing provider being investigated by state
Five Star service, it ain’t. A Bronx-based affordable housing provider whose lax oversight prompted Gov. Cuomo to launch a probe into one of its buildings...Read More "‘They do nothing,’ says former worker for Bronx affordable housing provider being investigated by state"
Gov. Cuomo orders investigation into government-funded Bronx building after Daily News uncovers house of horrors plagued by bedbugs, drug dealers
Gov. Cuomo ordered an investigation Saturday of a government-subsidized Bronx building after the Daily News exclusively reported complaints of bedbugs and drug dealers — and...Read More "Gov. Cuomo orders investigation into government-funded Bronx building after Daily News uncovers house of horrors plagued by bedbugs, drug dealers"
More than 2,000 years later, golden-headed dragon boats lined up in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens over the weekend. Over 200 teams competed this year at the 29th annual Dragon Boat Festival, a record. Made for WNYC.Read More "For a 29th Year, Dragons Race in Queens Waters"
In 2016, dads were nearly one out of five stay-at-home parents in the U.S., according to Pew. While rising childcare costs and women out-earning their spouses are big factors, many dads are at home because they want to be. Written for amNY.Read More "Being a stay-at-home dad is on-trend – and ‘it’s amazing’"
The challenge of eradicating the forced sex work industry in a city that is already a major hub for human trafficking has turned political in Queens. Written for amNY.Read More "Sex trafficking in Queens is shaping the District Attorney primary race"
Old First Reformed Church, a national historic landmark in Park Slope, is reopening with a public concert on Sunday, nearly eight years after the sanctuary ceiling collapsed. Written for amNY.Read More "Historic Park Slope church christening restored sanctuary with free concert"
The fifth annual festival draws "nerdy" burlesque performers from across the country. Written for amNY.Read More "Coney Island’s Nerdlesque festival puts pop culture-inspired ‘fantasies’ on display"
A violin program is rare in East New York, where one in four residents live below the poverty line — twice the national average. Written for amNY.Read More "East New York kids gain confidence and opportunity with free violin lessons"
Local environmental groups are intensifying their two-year-long fight to stop a controversial pipeline carrying fracked gas that they say will threaten marine life in New York Harbor. Written for amNY.Read More "New York Harbor pipeline fight escalates as feds near approval deadline"
Bklyner weaved through a throng of pink hats, strollers and homemade signs of Princess Leia and Trump on Putin’s puppet strings at the third annual Women’s March. Along the Central Park West marching route, we sought out Brooklynites and asked them why Brooklyn is marching this year. Written for Bklyner.Read More "Women’s March 2019 – “Why We Marched”"