Author: czarinnaandres

Letter to the Editor: Sunnyside Community Services Gives Thanks

Feb. 1, 2021 By Judy Zangwill, Executive Director, Sunnyside Community Services It has been almost a year since the pandemic first hit, changing our City in innumerable ways. Through it all, the one thing that has remained constant has been the community’s support. As the demand for our services increased, Sunnyside Community Services faced budget… Read more »

Ben Guttmann: I’m Out… But Here’s One For The Road

Dec. 30, 2020 By: Ben Guttmann  A few months ago, in this very publication, I announced my candidacy to represent the 26th district in the New York City Council. This neighborhood is my home, it is where I’ve grown a business, and I believe that this community is the future of New York and can… Read more »

Op-Ed: Hunger Can’t Wait!

Dec. 23, 2020 By Julie Won and Jenny Low The holiday season is here, and in this extraordinary and challenging year, we’re finding ways to safely celebrate. We’re getting together with family over Zoom, having small, socially-distant outdoor gatherings, or simply sharing a meal with those we live with. As we spend time with loved… Read more »

OP-ED: Further Actions Legislators Can Take To Reform the NYPD

July 27, 2020 Op-Ed By: Heajin-Hailie Kim Amidst calls for legislative change surrounding the police, there have been many issues addressed by the New York City Council: reallocating a billion dollars from the New York Police Department into education, housing and social services. While these are important steps to take in reforming the NYPD, there… Read more »

Business Highlight: Chakra Cafe

June 25, 2020 By Asha MacKay Chakra Cafe, a Turkish coffee and breakfast shop located on Queens Boulevard, has weathered the tough days of the crisis. Having opened one year ago, the operators soldiered on as COVID-19 hit the borough hard. Instead of closing, says owner Ahmet Albayrak, “we came together with employees, sacrificed more,… Read more »