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In Red Hook, displaced students wait for school to re-open

By Omar Atia • Nov 23rd, 2012 • Category: News

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York City, leaving large swaths of its infrastructure in shambles, the city’s public school system was still clamoring to regain its footing. As many as 34,000 citywide public school students were forced to relocate to other buildings after the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy left their [...]

Greenmarkets Bring Healthy, Local Food to New York Year-Round

By Omar Atia • Sep 2nd, 2012 • Category: Features

Amidst the noise and frenzy of downtown Manhattan, one outdoor food market stands unaltered by the urban rush of its surroundings. That market is the Union Square Greenmarket, an anomaly in its setting that feels better suited for the tranquil reserves of the Catskills than one of New York City’s busiest intersections. Over the decades, [...]