Today In History

250 – Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred. 1265 – The first English parliament to include not only Lords but also representatives of the major towns holds its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the “Houses of Parliament”. 1356 – Edward Balliol […]


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On Monday, January 23, 2017, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) Count, as part of an ongoing effort to engage and help bring indoors New Yorkers experiencing homelessness. On the night of HOPE, with the assistance of fellow New Yorkers, volunteers help canvass parks, subways, and […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor: Your story about occupying Goldman Sachs in Tribeca motivated me to share my brief, previous observation about the future. Recitative: Trump’s appointments of partisan,corrupt billionaires as heads of key government agencies, together with GOP total control of the divisions of government, is a deadly, dramatic omen that does not require a Nostradamus to […]

The Arts

It is the natural world that provides the source of artistic inspiration for Irina Sheynfeld. On a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands she was struck by the abundance and beauty of life, preserved there because of the remoteness and absence of urban development. She conveys intense beauty and other-worldliness in her color-saturated paintings of […]


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