Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

CUNY Works: Volunteering for Sandy’s Victims

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Squads of CUNY students spent Saturday, Nov. 17, helping with cleanup and solace after Hurricane Sandy. Leading the College of Staten Island’s effort was alumna and graduate student Mary Beth Melendez, who is blind. CNN journalist Anderson Cooper had met her after the storm, when she was bringing homemade food to those in need. On [&hellip
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Ways to Help Fellow New Yorkers This Holiday Season

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

tgiving By Caroline Lewis Every year, around this time, people start thinking about all the turkey they’re going to eat, the days they will take off from work to be with family and other small gifts for which they are grateful, and they remember those less fortunate. Local soup kitchens and other downtown nonprofits prepare for [&hellip
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How the film award season is akin to political campaigning

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By Tom Hall On the Monday night following the long Thanksgiving weekend, New York City’s independent film community gathered in Lower Manhattan for the Gotham Awards, an annual fundraising event for the ever-vital Independent Feature Project [Full disclosure, I serve on the nominating committee for the Gotham Awards’ Documentary Film category]. The ceremony put the [&hellip
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Fighting Hunger on the West Side

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Local food bank sees 50-percent increase in cases since 2008 By Gavin Aronsen Hunger is on the rise on the Upper West Side. Volunteers at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger prepared for one of its busiest periods of the year on a recent Tuesday, as they managed their final delivery of food just before [&hellip
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