Posts Tagged ‘Laura Shin’

He Can Smell a Rat & Help His Block from His Stoop

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WESTY_JosephBolanos By Laura Shin If it’s a nice day in New York City, Joseph Bolanos is probably sitting outside on his Upper West Side brownstone stoop. Situated in the middle of the block on West 76th Street, Bolanos says it’s the perfect spot for neighbors to walk over, meet new people and talk about any issues [&hellip
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Billions and a Lot More Than ‘Law & Order’ for City Streets

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WESTY_Katherine Oliver By Laura Shin Katherine Oliver never thought she would work in government. But in 2002, the former journalist saw a unique opportunity to help rebuild a post-9/11 New York City by bringing Hollywood to the five boroughs. “I thought it would be a great way to help the city, and I was curious about an [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: First for Japan Society, a Japanese Leader

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By Laura Shin Just two days after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Japan Society in New York had raised $350,000 in relief funds. A year later, it has raised $12.5 million. As a cultural institution, fundraising isn’t one of the Japan Society’s primary functions. But Motoatsu Sakurai, president of the [&hellip
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