We want to give props to Starbucks for the work they are doing in Harlem. Over the past year, Starbucks partnered with the Harlem Community store in Harlem resulting in $113,000 contribution to Abyssinian Development Corporation headed by CEO Sheena Wright (left and Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter in Harlem, on the right). Continue reading
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The Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), Manhattan’s Community School District 5 (CSD 5), and Morningside Area Alliance (MAA)… Continue reading
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Opened in 1925 by Ed Small during a time of Prohibition, Small’s was a sort of hot and heavy speakeasy that downtowners in the know would come to for a night of Jazz, dancing and drink and played host to poets, artists, athletes, and entertainers from the. Continue reading
The bedbug epidemic is now invading New York City schools.
Administrators say a number of schools have reported cases since the beginning of the year, reports CBS 2′s Pablo Guzman.
The Department of Education said at least 16 schools across the five boroughs have had one or more cases of bedbugs so far this school year.
P.S. 38 is one of those schools, and parents dropping their children off for class on Friday morning told CBS 2 that they were disgusted. Continue reading
Although Yoga is a Sanskrit term for “a state of union with the Divine,” the term has taken on a physical emphasis in the Western world. In a nutshell, there are five yogic schools of spiritual discipline, all of which originated in India: Hatha (divine union through physical purification), Karma (divine union through inspired action), Jnana (divine union through knowledge), Raja (divine union through meditation) and Bhakti (divine union through devotion). Such states are free and available to us at all times. However, for urban dwellers contending with physical overstimulation and spiritual disconnnection, there is a high demand for fellowship among other seekers. High demand drives high prices, and the spiritual underpinnings of yoga tend to get lost in our commodity-driven culture. Many citizens perceive yoga as just another exercise fad to achieve an idealized body, rather than a path to union with the divine. Continue reading