Selected Writings


Layleen Polanco died at Rikers 3 years ago; Advocates say not enough has changed since for transgender detainees,” June 10, 2022

Police handcuff mom selling mangoes in Brooklyn subway station; video sparks outrage,” May 8, 2022

Injured protesters file more than $55 million total in lawsuits against NYC, NYPD,” June 8, 2020

Brooklyn mom in toddler tussle video sues the city,” Aug. 7, 2019

Audience at Democratic presidential debate interrupts with a message: ‘fire Pantaleo,'” July 31, 2019

Finally, Justice comes for Junior: Jury finds all 5 gang members GUILTY of first-degree murder in clean-sweep verdict,” June 14, 2019

Pedro Hernandez, teen who became the face of bail reform, arrested for slashing, robbery,” April 9, 2019

East Village Cheese abruptly closes its doors, food left behind is starting to stink: neighbors,” Dec. 21, 2017

Tenants forced out of unstable building dig through trash for belongings tossed by workers,” April 11, 2018

Hasidic grandmother breaks barriers on Brooklyn judicial bench and serves as role model,” Jan. 3, 2018

Inflatable animal standoff: Union responds to construction company cat balloon with larger rat,” Feb. 27, 2017

From bean to brew: New York’s coffee history,” Sept. 29, 2016

So why do we celebrate Labor Day anyway?,” Sept. 5, 2016

FDA bans antibacterial soaps, says there’s no evidence they’re safe or effective,” Sept. 2, 2016

New York okays medical marijuana home deliveries in program expansion,” Aug. 30, 2016

Organ donation age lowered to 16 in New York, a laggard behind other states,” Aug. 18, 2016

Mass K2 overdose hospitalizes 33 in Brooklyn,” July 12, 2016

New York Daily News

Gay filmmaker documents death-defying hajj in new movie,” Aug. 20, 2015

Outgoing Miss America Kira Kazantsev says farewell to the crown, the smiles, the bikini and, maybe New York itself,” Aug. 11, 2015

Pianist Irving Fields still going strong as he hits his 100th birthday,” July 31, 2015

Brooklyn singer helps others after brutal beating by crew of teens in high school,” July 13, 2015

Supreme Court could rule on legalizing gay marriage nationwide in case challenging its constitutionality,” June 12, 2015

5 things to know about upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare,” June 10, 2015


Fire Destroys Woman’s Coney Island Apartment While She Babysits Grandkids,” June 16, 2016

Zabar’s Shooter Arrested at the Hospital, NYPD Says,” June 14, 2016

Attorney General Seeks to Stop Allure Group’s Purchase of 2 Nursing Homes,” June 7, 2016

Kanye West Fans Mob Webster Hall After Rumors of Pop-Up Concert,” June 6, 2016

Uptown Leaders Rip GWB Bus Station Development For Not Including Locals,” Feb. 26, 2015

Daily Voice

Teaneck Firefighters Look Out For Seniors,”  March 20, 2016

Leonia Library Faces Possible Budget Cut,” March 3, 2016

Teaneck General Store Shuts Its Doors,” March 2, 2016

It’s Official: North Bergen Hospital Now HackensackUMC Palisades,”  March 1, 2016

Bergenfield Gets Money Saving Automatic Garbage Trucks,” Feb. 17, 2016

Jewish Link of New Jersey

Former Clinton Speechwriter Targets Garrett’s Congressional Seat,” March 3, 2016

Roy Cho to Challenge Rep. Garrett in Run for Congress,” April 10, 2014

A Green House Pops Up in Teaneck,” Oct. 31, 2013

City Limits

NYC Freegans Fight Food Waste One Dumpster-Dive at a Time,” Jan. 12, 2016

Park Slope Stoop

Park Slope Neighbor Raises $80K To Rebuild Nepali Villages After Earthquake,” July 19, 2016

Voices of New York

Rallying for a Stalled Immigration Relief Program,” May 19, 2015

Bensonhurst Bean

Community Members Speak Up At District 47’s Participatory Budgeting Assemblies,” Nov. 17, 2014

Sheepshead Bites

McDonald Playground Bathroom Reopened After Two Years,” Oct. 16, 2014

Downtown Express

Treepocalypse! All arbors axed at 7 WTC park,” Jan. 28, 2016