Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
At Steinway Eye Care in Queens, children’s glasses come in a wide variety of styles.
“We’ve got rainbows, we’ve got balloons, we’ve got superheroes,” says Sam Pirozollo, the shop’s owner.
But for some kids who need glasses, the problem isn’t finding a pair they like, it’s about finding a pair they can afford. That’s where Tonya Daniels come in.
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
In July, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state to allow the medical use of marijuana.
The drug is available for medicinal purposes under specific circumstances. Although pricing is still being established, early estimates for the state’s piece of the pot pie range from $100 million to $500 million within the first year.
With a limited number of growers’ licenses up for grabs, medical marijuana proved a hot topic at a forum sponsored by Crain’s New York Business.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Imani House, Inc., the Park Slope nonprofit which runs a clinic in Liberia, was forced to close the clinic temporarily on September 17 after one of its staffers contracted Ebola, the deadly virus which has killed more than 2,800 people in four West African nations, nearly 1,500 of them in Liberia alone, according to the World Health Organization.
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Some 100 stationary bikes were locked into place in Times Square as cyclists joined the race against rare cancers at the annual Cycle for Survival fundraiser. All donations will help further research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which treats more than 400 subtypes of cancer annually.
The fundraiser, which takes place across the county, has raised more than $50 million since 2007. The high-energy event also gives cancer patients and their supporters hope.