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An Aspiring Performer Steps Back From the Edge | NY Times

The Neediest Cases Fund By EMILY PALMER He dropped his waterlogged loafers off the roof and watched them fall five stories. Under a leaden sky, raw from a storm the night before, he looked across the cityscape dimpled with…

The DREAM Project’s Sueños Benefit – The Recap

Photography by Jenna Filia The DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project) hosted its 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños 2016 on Thursday, November 10. Beginning with red carpet arrivals including honoree of the evening and Emmy winning actress,…

Pope Francis - East Harlem

East Harlem: The Pope’s ‘most important stop’ | CNN

By Ray Sanchez New York (CNN)On a park bench outside a Manhattan housing project, Jenny Ortiz, 65, remembered the day she and several parishioners were led out of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in handcuffs. A handful of…

Banksy - Keep Your Coins I want Change

Watching the Pursuit of Happiness… Front Row Seat…

BY Sour Indyka (@sourindyka) Watching the pursuit of happiness isn’t the same as… living it. It is well worth watching, not worth living. Sitting in the classroom keeping my GPA above probationary, by the skin of my teeth. Sandy…

Ex-Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez delights in spreading good work in his native Dominican Republic with his charitable arm, the Pedro Martinez and Brothers Foundation.

Pedro Martinez building hope in the Dominican | The Boston Globe

By Stan Grossfeld EL MAMON, Dominican Republic — Pedro Martinez wraps his long, elegant fingers around the handle of a Stanley hammer, grabs a nail, and starts pounding away. He’s helping rebuild a rusty tin-and-plywood shack for an old woman…