Let’s Light Up the West Side, Fairly

Let’s Light Up the West Side, Fairly

BY NYC COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 CANDIDATE PHELAN DANTE FITZPATRICK | Finally, marijuana legalization in New York has puff-puff-passed. After decades of treating this natural plant as if it posed the same dangers as heroin, we can now fully embrace its medicinal applications and enjoy it recreationally. Perhaps more importantly, this legislation also provides for critical […]

On Guns and Mental Health

On Guns and Mental Health

BY ARTHUR SCHWARTZ | For the second time in a week, our country faces the horrors of a mass shooting—this time in Boulder, Colorado. In fact, there have been 20 or more such shootings in the US this year. Over the last few days, in Miami Beach, officers trying to reign in out-of-control Spring Breakers have […]

My CoviDiary: The December Entries

My CoviDiary: The December Entries

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, find the latest diary entry, then other December content. Click here for the November entries. Click here for the October entries. Click here for the September entries. Click here for the August entries.  Click here for the July entries.  Click here for the June entries. Click here for the May entries. Click […]

The Bermuda Triangle of NYC Sports

The Bermuda Triangle of NYC Sports

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | New Yorkers have been lucky with the Yankees—a somewhat stable organization with seasons of mostly winning records and a history of retaining its stars. I’m very thankful to the Steinbrenner family and current general manager Brian Cashman for bringing my dad, during his twilight years, a new generation of players that […]

Where Good and Evil Rest Peacefully, Together

Where Good and Evil Rest Peacefully, Together

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | There have been a lot of protests of statues that are scattered in prominent places across our nation. To many people, these statues represent the courage, spirit, and conviction of our country’s forefathers, who fought for ideals of freedom—yet to others, these statues celebrate the sheer ugliness of humanity. There are […]

My CoviDiary: The July Entries

My CoviDiary: The July Entries

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, find the latest diary entry, then other July content. Click here for the June entries. Click here for the May entries. Click here for the April entries. Click here for all March entries . My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the author’s permission, from its original publication via maxburbank.wordpress.com. Oh, and by the […]

Unpacking Brown Boy Misogyny

Unpacking Brown Boy Misogyny

Context: This past week, hundreds of brown girls in NYC (some anonymously, some not) shared their sexual assault stories on Instagram and Twitter, and the culprits were all brown boys (South Asian descent, mainly). Chelsea Community News’ Summer 2020 intern and contributing reporter, Hiba Sohail, wrote an essay unpacking brown boy misogyny for her blog, […]

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