Tag Archives: Roosevelt Island

World Renowned Autistic Advocate Temple Grandin’s Mother to Tell the Family Story

New York, N.Y. Eustacia Cutler will be in New York City, on Roosevelt Island underneath the 59th Street Bridge, for a one-on-one conversation with the public.  Eustacia is mother to world renowned autistic advocate Temple Grandin, Ph.D.  Temple is considered the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. HBO released Temple’s auto-biography […]

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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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Micah Kellner: Harvey Milk Lives — in Albany

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“I receive $400 a month from my pension, but have lost my public housing since I retired. I must now pay $1,300 each month for my apartment. I also need to pay for healthcare. What can I do? What can I do?!” – Translated from Mandarin, a senior from NYC’s Chinatown, bearing witness in Micah Kellner’s […]

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Hyper-Local Papers in NYC See the Light

Roosevelt Island, between Manhattan and Queens, has its own newspaper. New York City has many examples just in specific languages. Any subway rider is likely to see fellow straphangers reading Polish, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese, plus several other languages that are hard to identify over someone’s shoulder.New York also has hyper-local service for English-reading audiences […]

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New York Times Essay: First One Orphan, Then Many More

New York, N.Y.  The United States has plenty of affluent do-gooders who are taken with the idea that with their experience and creativity they could harness expertise and money to better the lives of people in the developing world. . I know now, seven years after founding my own global charitable organization, that this is […]

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Jim Luce on Roosevelt Island

Jim Luce has called Roosevelt Island home since 1999.  Floating between the Upper East Side and Queens, running parallel from the United Nations to Gracie Mansion, the island has been an ideal location to raise a son.  Jim served on the local residents’ association for five years and as president of the local Toastmaster’s chapter […]

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Column: Thought Leaders & Global Citizens with Jim Luce

Jim Luce has written on a wide breadth of issues in Huffington Post, New York Times, Daily Kos and BBC.  His stories are categorized below: Afghanistan Africa Animal Rescue Art Brooklyn Cambodia & Cambodian-Americans Children China Connectivity Corporate America & CSR Education Extremism Film France & French-Americans Gay & Lesbian Issues Germany Greece & Greek-Americans Haiti […]

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