PW notes the passing of book publicist Susan Richman, who founded and organized our Meet the Authors fundraisers and served on our board for decades.
NY’s cable news station talked to Director of Organizing Larry Wood about a vote taken by mayoral candidate Scott Stringer more than 20 years ago.
Our Town and Patch wrote about our Safe Haven in Yorkville, projected to open in 2022, as the Community Board gave its overwhelming support to the plan.
Sixth-grader Crismary Lopez has been admitted to the prestigious Prep for Prep program, which supports students from underserved communities to study at the city’s top private schools. The Rag wrote about Lopez and her volunteer tutor at the Star Learning Center, Jane O’Connor, author of the bestselling Fancy Nancy books.
Reporter Kimberly Richardson covers the Green Keepers’ new contract with Riverside Park Conservancy. Our crews are helping keep the park clean after city cutbacks led to complaints about litter. You can help fund the ongoing cleanup effort by donating to the Conservancy: https://riversideparknyc.org/donations/ Read the story and watch the video here.
Why does Goddard Riverside have a horticultural and sanitation business? And how did Leslie Ware go from driving a florists truck to helping people re-enter the workforce? Find out all that and more in this lovely story from the I Love the Upper West Side blog. Read it here.
As part of its Around the Boroughs segment, NY1 talked with Beth Dunphe, our director of development, about the beautiful letters and notes volunteers are writing to older adults sheltering in place on the Upper West Side during the COVID-19 pandemic. The West Side Rag and I Love the Upper West Side also covered this […]
“Every conversation looks different. Sometimes we don’t talk about services because they don’t want services. So we just build a friendly relationship with them.” In a story for the City Limits news site, reporter Ahmed Jallow walks the streets of Chinatown and the Bowery with our Homeless Outreach specialists and also does a great job of […]
Reporter Magee Hickey talked to guests and volunteers – from a brand-new immigrant to the U.S. to a longtime participant in our programs – about why they came to our free Christmas meal for the community. Watch the story here.
Scott Rapoport of CBS 2 made a return visit to our Thanksgiving meal and once again did a great job of showing what makes this gathering so special. See our volunteers, guests and executive director enjoying the day together. Watch the Story