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Seeding the Deforestation Battle

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Just blocks from United Nations General Assembly climate summit, leaders of indigenous groups from around the world gathered for a forum on how to defeat deforestation.

Up to one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the destruction of forests, experts say. The Climate Week NYC event was hosted by the Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests at the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue.

Caring for Caregivers

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

As America’s population ages, an increasing number of families are caring for loved ones with dementia.

In a bid to ease the burden on caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America hosts its Five Boroughs Concepts in Care Conference in New York annually. The event offers financial advice for families struggling to help loved ones with dementia, and aims to provide stress relief and tips for caregivers.

Keeping the caregivers healthy, experts say, is key to ensuring successful care for patients.


Veteran Outreach Efforts Flag

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Regional offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have set up town hall meetings across the country to hear from former service members trying to get their benefits.

The New York regional office held its first meeting in a near-empty room: Only seven veterans attended.

Some attendees said they heard about the meeting at the last minute. For some, the poor showing underscored larger issues with the agency, which has been working to restore trust in its services amid revelations of months-long waits for veterans seeking healthcare and attempts to hide the delays.


He Whistles While He Works

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

From “Danny Boy” to “Rhapsody in Blue,” Steve “The Whistler” Herbst has been stretching people’s imagination of whistling for decades. Bordering between the definitions of an artist and an oddity, the whistler is living to bring a lost art back to people’s awareness.


NYCHA Security Cameras Blocked

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Challenges For Waterfront Plan

Friday, April 11th, 2014

A Bid to End Overdoses

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Electric Cab Trials Losing Steam

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Housing Vision for Vacant Lots

Thursday, March 20th, 2014