Tag Archives: New York City

Dr. Judy on Trauma of Disasters – like Haitian Earthquake

Dr. Judy Kuriansky trained local Boy Scouts to be “comforters”in the wake of the earthquake that recently destroyed Haiti. The patients were also grateful that anyone cared to talk to them. These helpers are now recruiting other youth and training them in the techniques they learned from Dr. Kuriansky. Known globally as “Dr. Judy,” she […]

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From Kansas to Cairo: Introducing Soliya’s “Terana” Network

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan addressed the symposium “11-9: From Hate to Hope.” In her speech, H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan reminded the assembled crowd that we must pursue more constructive paths to narrow the divide between Western and predominantly Muslim societies. “Today we can see clearly that we have the tools at our […]

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Annabella Gonzalez Dance Troupe Presents Spring Series “Juntos”

New York, N.Y.  The latest offering from the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Troup (AGDT), Juntos (‘United’), was triumphant. I was particularly impressed with the strength of the troupe’s male performers.  Showcased in the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, the troupe has matured over the years, and their spring showcase proved this to the world.  Despite a rainy weekend, the […]

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Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the earthquake in Haiti, Haitian’s sent home about 1.2 Billion Dollars annually to Haiti. This amount does not include what the Haitian people carry with them when traveling to Haiti nor does it include in the […]

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My First HuffPo Piece: Orphans International Worldwide

It has been a banner week in my life. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary hosted a benefit for Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), the U.N.-accredited organization I founded six years ago. Then, I was lauded by Congress as an “extraordinarily effective humanitarian, activist, and philanthropist.” Plus, on Nov. 12th my first article for the […]

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If It Is Astoria, It Must Be Opa! Forty Years of Greek Cuisine with Perdika Zevlakis

Astoria, N.Y.  Since 1969, the year man walked on the moon, Opa! Souvlaki Restaurant of Astoria, Queens, has been Greek to its core.  It is run by the Greek community’s Elaine Kaufman, Perdika Zevlakis.  Astoria itself has become more diverse in those 40 years, but the legendary Opa! lives on – as if a time capsule for the neighborhood’s new […]

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Bob Cushman: A Serious Commitment to Humanity

New York, NY. “We have made a commitment to our clients to assist them in every we can, to recommend solutions we believe are in their best interests, and to imagine that they are sitting with us on every transaction executed on their behalf.” This is how Bob Cushman began our interview which included his partner […]

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Korean Parade & Festival Gave New Yorkers Taste of Asia

Every year, the Korean-American Parade offers colorful costumes and floats.Korean martial arts, traditional dancers, regal apparel, and spectacular floats were on dazzling display at the Korean Parade and Festival 2009. Mayor Bloomberg, Council member John Liu and other notables “cooking” in Koreatown. The event, themed “Cooperation and Peace in Troubled Times,” was organized by the […]

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Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

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