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Cheers for the rezoning win | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The din on Dyckman was real. Christmas came early this year for Inwood residents who oppose the city’s attempt to rezone their neighborhood. Word came on December 19 that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Verna Saunders had…

La Marina's 3 Kings Day Parade

When The Reyes Disappeared

Words: Riquelmy Sosa Photo: @shot_bystrech   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Riquelmy | Changemaker (@riquisosa) on Dec 18, 2019 at 5:01pm PST Yesterday, I watched my kids fumble over the Amazon catalog wedged in…

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Downward

Words: Riquelmy Sosa   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Eyeshootnyc (@eyeshootnyc) on Oct 3, 2019 at 7:03am PDT In the summer, I spent my Saturdays lounging in an unbalanced brown and ivory couch covered…

Stolen

Words: Riquelmy Sosa I could feel the swaying of her nightgown shadowing in behind me and with each step of her gliding feet, I pushed the clothes further down the barrel of the washing machine. I inched my way…

Inwood NYC Sunrise

UC Must-Reads: Zoning & Racialized Displacement In NYC

A blockbuster new report paints a damning picture of how city-led rezonings in the past have led to the displacement of a significant number of Black and Latino residents of those neighborhoods. The study also emphasizes the crucial need…

The Median

Words: Riquelmy Sosa Photo: @shot_bystrech View this post on Instagram A post shared by Riquelmy | Changemaker (@riquisosa) on Nov 27, 2019 at 4:45am PST I woke up to the rapid vibrations of hushed voices piercing my pillow. Before…