The People Pope Francis Brought Together
Culture

The People Pope Francis Brought Together

Pope Francis’s visit to New York drew over 20,000 people to Madison Square Garden alone, where he said mass. Working with Univision, I interviewed several people on why they were seeing Pope Francis. Their stories and prayers highlight how special the event was for so many different people. View this post on Instagram Entre miles de … Continue reading

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In ‘Little Athens,’ Greeks torn over debt crisis fix
Local News / Politics & Economics

In ‘Little Athens,’ Greeks torn over debt crisis fix

For residents of New York’s “Little Athens,” Greece‘s debt crisis hits close to home. Signs written in Greek and blue and white flags pepper Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, but beneath the loyalty and pride on the streets of the Queens neighborhood, there’s an uneasiness about Greece’s future. If public sentiment here is any indication, Greeks … Continue reading

There’s a Britney Spears 101 Class in New York
Arts & Culture / Local News

There’s a Britney Spears 101 Class in New York

Fans are signing up for a workshop called “Britney Spears: Goddess, Feminist Icon, Pop Priestess,” a quirky but semi-serious workshop that discusses the singer’s unique role in feminism, sexuality, and pop culture. Call it nostalgic, call it crazy, but the New York event keeps selling out. See the rest of my article on The Daily Beast Continue reading

Ferguson Decision Protest Shuts Down NYC Traffic
Culture / Local News

Ferguson Decision Protest Shuts Down NYC Traffic

(By Marguerite Ward, photo © Dave Gershgorn) NEW YORK — Hundreds of protestors angry over the non-indictment of Darren Wilson took to the streets of New York on Tuesday evening, shutting down traffic going into the Lincoln Tunnel, the FDR Drive and Times Square. Cities around the country held simultaneous protests in the wake of the decision … 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

Ahead of People’s Climate March, Hydrofracking Takes Center Stage
Health & Environment

Ahead of People’s Climate March, Hydrofracking Takes Center Stage

Opponents of hydraulic fracturing demonstrated outside the Plaza Hotel Thursday afternoon. Proponents of hydrofracking say extracting natural gas from New York’s bedrock would help meet the state’s growing energy demands. But safety concerns cloud the issue. CUNY 2015’s Marguerite Ward reports. By Marguerite Ward, Sept. 18, 2014 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