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To all the females who walk the streets of New York in fear of getting catcalled, this mural is for you. The mural, created by artists Danielle McDonald and Jazmine Hayes, will be revealed in full on August 28 at 10 a.m. next to a Food Bazaar Supermarket in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.  As depicted in the teaser above, this form of sexual harassment is not a compliment and it needs to be stopped. Although a mural is hardly the end-all to the problem, it does detail the reality of what it's like to be a woman in the city and is a start nonetheless. Read More
I reckon a husband is rather useful to have around, until, of course, he accidentally gives away your beloved copy of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by putting it in a box on the curb, not realizing its sentimental value. That misfortune recently befell one New York wife, whose remorseful hubby is now on the hunt for the missing tome. He posted this earnest flyer in Greenpoint with the hope of redemption: "I accidentally gave this book away on Saturday July 25th in a box on the corner of of Green and Franklin Streets in Greenpoint. The book is extremely important to my wife. Read More
Eco-activist Christine Finley is making taking out the trash a fabulous experience in cities around the world with her Wallpapered Dumpster Project. In Rome, Vienna, New York, and L.A., the artist is enrapturing her viewers with environmentally-inspired artwork in the hopes of reminding the public that our earth is beautiful and deserves care. Her work is fun, gorgeous, and action-oriented, so obviously we're obsessed with it. Read More
  Only 24.1 percent of state legislators are women, a number that has not changed since last year and one that is proving to be problematic in the state of New York. Senate Minority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the only woman leader in the state legislature, is getting a big “talk to the hand” from Gov. Andrew Cuomo as negotiations about the state budget ensue without her. Read More
New York City’s Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center will be going through renovations to install glass ceiling panels, allowing the sunlight to come through and shine down upon commuters and the NJ/NY PATH train. The 35,000 square feet of glass panels will be installed around the concrete ‘ribs’ that Spanish neofuturist architect, Santiago Calatrava constructed. The building’s structure with this new installment is said to look like a crouching stegosaurus or a bird (you know, the mutant variety) in flight. Read More
New York Fashion Week has been a flurry of fringe and furs, and we couldn't be more excited. One designer in particular has caught our attention: Carrie Hammer has, for the second year in a row, replaced runway models with “role models," embracing and empowering women everywhere. Twenty-one CEOs, entrepreneurs, writers, and actresses walked Hammer’s line; among these was American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, the first model with Down Syndrome to walk the runway. Read More
So the NY Senate is planning to approve 8 bills on the subject of women’s rights. They're all pretty long overdue, but at least they're on the lineup. Read More
On Monday night outside of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, protesters organized a “#RoyalShutdown” for Eric Garner and other victims of police violence. Visiting British royalty William and Kate met a crowd of demonstrators reacting to the recent non-indictment of officer Daniel Pantaleo from a Staten Island Grand Jury, and chanting Garner’s last words: “I can’t breathe!” The organizers of the demonstration, Justice League NYC, an arm of Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization, The Gathering for Justice, called for a “die-in. Read More
Rabbit kidneys, roasted marrowbones, and monkfish liver do not necessarily evoke the images of comfort food for many. But for some reason this term has always been used to describe the cuisine chef Gabrielle Hamilton prepares in her East Village restaurant, Prune. “They have to attach these words to anything that a woman is doing no matter how challenging,” she said in an interview on Makers, a video collection of women’s stories featured on PBS this past September. Read More
On Sunday afternoon, I went to New York’s Pride Parade to join in the celebration.  I’d never been before, and when I stepped off of the train at 42nd street I was immediately overwhelmed by the sheer joy contained in that enormous, rainbow-clad crowd of the LGBTQIAA (Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Ally) community.  The music was loud and the crowd let loose a huge roar as they recognized each song—particularly the appropriately chosen “I’m Coming Out. Read More