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Summit Tackles Gender Equality

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Thousands of women from around the world flocked to the United Nations to promote gender equality and better business practices. The event, hosted by the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a partnership of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, drew business leaders, government officials – and a few men.

Also on hand was presumed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who opened the event at the UN after addressing questions about why she used her personal email account when she was secretary of state.

The two-day event drew more than 6,000 participants to discuss concrete steps to advance gender equality in the workplace and in communities across the globe.

All Not Aboard on Bus Station

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Local leaders in Washington Heights blasted the developer behind the George Washington Bridge Bus Station renovation, charging it failed to hire local workers for the project, is not offering enough community space in the retail complex and is keeping locals in the dark about its plans.

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who represents the area in which the station sits at West 178th Street and Broadway, ripped the George Washington Bridge Bus Station Development Venture at a meeting of the Council’s transportation committee, saying it hasn’t followed through on promises to work with the neighborhood.

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Foodies Get a Kickstart

Friday, January 30th, 2015

When Elaine Li of Sweet & Shiny Café experienced costly and unexpected repairs for her café and cake decorating business, she turned to Kickstarter for help.

“It saved my butt,” said Li.

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From Wedded Miss to Bliss

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Twirling across the concrete floor of a rustic room lit by dozens of candles, Kate MacLauchlan and Kat Christie, both in elegant white gowns, shared their first dance as a married couple.

The reception, a week later than originally planned, wasn’t what they had initially envisioned. But after going through more than the usual wedding-planning angst, they weren’t complaining.

“I feel like it turned out better than it was supposed to,” shouted MacLauchlan over EMF’s “Unbelievable,” blasting on the loudspeakers of Atelier Roquette in Red Hook.

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Halloween’s a Family Affair

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

A Free Bite of the Big Apple

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Food for All at Hunts Point

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

AudioFiles: In and Out

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Capitalizing on Cannabis

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014