New Yorkers celebrate Eid al Adha
Eid al Adha is one of two high holidays celebrated by muslims worldwide. Made for WNYC.
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For a 29th Year, Dragons Race in Queens Waters
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.
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Being a stay-at-home dad is on-trend – and ‘it’s amazing’
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.
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Sex trafficking in Queens is shaping the District Attorney primary race
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.
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Historic Park Slope church christening restored sanctuary with free concert
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.
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East New York kids gain confidence and opportunity with free violin lessons
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.
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New York Harbor pipeline fight escalates as feds near approval deadline
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.
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Women’s March 2019 – “Why We Marched”
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.
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A Struggling Artist Turns to Graffiti
Honschar, 45, moved to New York City from Tampa Bay six years ago with only a Bible and a big book of quotes and a mission to make it in the art world of New York.
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A Republican Underdog In A Sky Blue District – Naomi Levin Thinks She Can Win
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.
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Tough Glamor
Fast. Empowering. Fun. This is how skaters describe roller derby. At the Gotham Girls Crashpad, the four home teams scrimmage in preparation for the big event of the season, the doubleheader in Coney Island on July 14th. Written for Bklyner.
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Beauty From Our Hands
Three women's empowerment groups in Cape Town, South Africa show how they manage to create gainful employment in a country where 1 US dollar per day is standard wages for labor and almost half the population is unemployed.
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The Valuable Girl Project
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.
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