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In August 1940, a young bespectacled American took a room in the Hotel Suisse in Marseilles. Later he changed to the more stately Hotel Splendide, and his name became famous among the refugees who were swarming the streets of Marseilles. more
While lists of self-help books keep growing with a never-ending list of self-help books, even as rates of depression and suicide continue to grow, we need to stop and ask ourselves about this discrepancy. more
Concepts of Independence was founded in 1977 and spearheaded the first rollout of consumer-directed personal assistance in 1980. In 1995, the Human Resources Administration of New York City became an integral part of implementing CDPA on the local level. Why did it take more than a decade for HRA to acknowledge the existence of CDPA? more
If you would have told New Yorkers seven years ago that the jails on Rikers Island would be closing, they would have not believed you. more
New York’s tenant protection laws expire June 15. My colleagues and I are faced with a huge opportunity to reshape how our laws protect the basic human right of housing. more
We have talked a lot of late about New York City’s “special schools.” Let’s talk about privilege. more
New regulations are being proposed that will change the way the Special Natural Area District is administered by the city planning department. These special zoning rules govern many of the single-family house areas in Riverdale and Fieldston. more
Proposed Intro No. 1253-C is a 21-page tome that presents a vast and comprehensive assault on unnecessary pollutants designed to make New York City’s air among the world’s cleanest. So, we underscore again there is no argument about the intent of the legislation. more
This letter is to discuss the continuing failure of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
When I saw that Stuyvesant High School, one of the most elite schools in the country, had only admitted seven African American students out of 895, I was surprised and disappointed. more
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