Remembering The Man Who Saved the Beacon Theatre
Arts & Culture / Local News

Remembering The Man Who Saved the Beacon Theatre

Daniel Barry Meltzer, a journalist, playwright, activist and longtime New Yorker, was best known for leading the successful battle to save the Upper West Side’s historic Beacon Theatre. Meltzer died on Nov. 6 at the age of 74 due to complications from prostate cancer, according to his partner, Nina Felshin. See full obituary at: The West Side Spirit. … Continue reading

60-Second Video: In Wake of Fatal Stabbing, Bronx Residents Rally to End Violence
Local News

60-Second Video: In Wake of Fatal Stabbing, Bronx Residents Rally to End Violence

Pastor Jay Gooding Sr. of Miracle Revival Temple led an anti-violence rally in front of the home at 2164 Barnes Avenue where teenager Justin Fallu was killed early Sunday while trying to break up a fight. Members of Jacobi Hospital’s Stand Up to Violence, Bronx Parks East Community Association, Community Board 11 and others demonstrated. … Continue reading

Two Years After Sandy, Is New York More Climate Safe?
Health & Environment / Local News

Two Years After Sandy, Is New York More Climate Safe?

High-Risk Neighborhoods of Red Hook, Lower East Side Are Focus of Live Coverage, Climate Crowdsourcing By David Gershgorn, Eric Levitz, Derek Scancarelli and Marguerite Ward Gotham Gazette, Sep 30, 2014 #AreYouClimateSafe  Streets and buildings flooded, power out, trains down, lives disrupted and taken. No, we’re not talking about the effects of Superstorm Sandy two years … Continue reading

Hope and Hesitation Around the Bronx on Pre-K Eve
Education

Hope and Hesitation Around the Bronx on Pre-K Eve

Parents and children lined up Wednesday outside the Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus on Fordham Road to get last-minute help finding a UPK program. By Marguerite Ward, CityLimits At Theodore Roosevelt Education Campus on Fordham Road on Wednesday, families stood along the sidewalk waiting to enter the main registration site for all Bronx pre-Kindergarten students. Workers … Continue reading

Culture / Health & Environment / Politics & Economics / Uncategorized

Calculating the Perfect City

By Marguerite Ward, BreakThru Radio Photo courtesy of Sebastian Niedlich. What makes for “the perfect city?” That really depends on whether you like skyscrapers or greek columns, right? Not exactly. Defining a successful city may seem up to personal preference, but research in urban planning reveals specific pieces to what might be called an algorithm for … Continue reading