Archive for 'Thomas Lin'

Giving a Happy Holiday to the Youngest Victims

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Masonic Toys For Tots program began in 1975 as a way for Masons to give young cancer patients a way to forget their sickness. Today, along with the Children’s Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF), a world-renowned and privately funded Pediatric Hematology/Oncology medical research effort serving the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill-Cornell University Medical […]

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The Stylist, an audio slideshow

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Rowshana Jackson’s got style. After spending years as a home health aide, she’s using her natural talent to break into the fashion scene–as a stylist. On a recent Friday afternoon, Jackson primped and buckled a high-fashion lingerie model in a studio near Wall Street. For free.

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Behind The Numbers: One Story In The Budget Crisis

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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The New York State legislature recently passed a $2.8 billion budget cut in an attempt to close the nearly $4 billion budget gap. In the face of this fiscal crisis, groups like Bay Ridge’s Guild for Exceptional Children–which receives most of its funding in the from of state-based Medicaid–are preparing for the worse. The Guild […]

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The Chopstick Composer

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Composer Arthur Kampela isn’t afraid to make musicians work. Especially if they’re master players in the New York Philharmonic. “They are practicing their asses off right now,” he said last week, over Sri Lankan tea in his Harlem apartment. The 20 Philharmonic musicians premiering “MACUNAIMA,” Arthur’s commissioned work, on Dec. 17, are grappling with his […]

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Pet Protest

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Protesters didn’t care that how much the puppies in the windows were. They didn’t even want them there in the first place. Over 20 protesters marched outside Pet Fashion’s Columbus Avenue location, to denounce the store’s decision to sell puppies. The four-month-old store has only been selling canines for a month, but protester believe the […]

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Walking on the Edge: Life with a Guide Dog

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Blind at the age of five due to cancer, Mathew Sapolin, has never let his disability get in the way of pursuing an active lifestyle and career. Inspired by an elementary school encounter with a successful blind man with a guide dog, Sapolin, knew at that point, that he would follow in the man’s footsteps […]

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A Farm In A Loft

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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Be it rooftops, windows, fire escapes, a truck bed or neighbor’s backyard, the urban farming movement is spreading in New York City. Residents, looking to create accessibility fresh produce, are growing in every nook and cranny of this populous city.

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The House Is Small But The Welcome Is Big

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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Seeking to put a face behind the staggering statistics of HIV in Africa, UNAIDS brings a unique photo exhibit to the New York public. The House Is Small But The Welcome Is Big, a photography project initiated by Lynn Warshafsky, founder of Venice Arts, and Neal Baer, executive producer of Law and Order, opened at […]

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Creating a Happy Holiday Season without Breaking the Bank

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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Thanksgiving is this week and with it comes the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. Black Friday is traditionally the day when retailers break out their best deals in hopes of filling their registers with consumer cash. Consumers routinely line up at stores as early as 4 a.m. the morning after Thanksgiving to […]

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Cost Effective Modes of Healing: Acupuncture, Yoga, and Herbs in Recession Times

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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Drug prices are rising faster than they have in years, according to the New York Times.  With the increasing amount of unemployed and uninsured people in the U.S. some advocates for holistic health are making a case for the increasing importance of preventing and treating illness and injuries through yoga, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Romina […]

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