Posts Tagged ‘Emily Johnson’

Will Gun Control Save Us?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Gun detractors and defenders are up in arms after spates of recent violence. What will new laws mean for our safety? By Emily Johnson The first person to be killed with a gun this year in Manhattan was a 16-year-old kid. Raphael Ward loved baseball and was devoted to his 7-year-old brother. On the night [&hellip
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Lower East Side Leader Provided Direly Needed Help Post-Sandy

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David Garza worked with Henry Street Settlement team to keep food and assistance flowing in the wake of the storm by Emily Johnson In the first days after Hurricane Sandy, thousands in downtown Manhattan were stranded in cold, dark apartments. FEMA, flush with disaster relief funds, had the resources to send a truck with 22,000 [&hellip
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Unofficial Parade Lights Up Dark Downtown

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo by Emily Johnson By Emily Johnson The theme of the annual Village Halloween parade this year was to have been a 2012 Mayan countdown. With the streets of downtown Manhattan already dark and apocalyptic in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, the parade was cancelled for the first time in its venerated 39-year history. But on Wednesday night, more [&hellip
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