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”"
Levin is attempting to unseat Jerrold Nadler, one of the most liberal Democrats in Congress, who’s represented the 10th Congressional district for 13 consecutive terms. Written for Bklyner.Read More "A Republican Underdog In A Sky Blue District – Naomi Levin Thinks She Can Win"
Girls’ educational environment at school and at home is hostile to their learning. Yet research has shown that education for girls is the most effective way to end the cycle of poverty, because it is the education of the mother that determines the poverty of the child.Read More "The Valuable Girl Project"