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Rapper Nas revered at Queensbridge

Rapper Nas revered at Queensbridge

Queensbridge

Apparel seller “Green Eyes” stands outside the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City.

Rapper Nas made his name with verses that brought the rough NYCHA project Queensbridge to life for people all over the world. And his success is a continuing source of pride to Queensbridge residents, I learned for this story in the Daily News.

April 9, 20140 comments
Queens leads in new immigrants

Queens leads in new immigrants

Make the Road NY

Queens immigrants face challenges as they stream into the borough.

Queens lead the way in new arrivals from foreign countries in the past 3 years, according to a new report from the Department of City Planning. I analyzed the large numbers for this article in the Daily News.

Top high school parents not crazy about special education requirement

Top high school parents not crazy about special education requirement

NYC SchoolsParents at an excellent Flushing high school named Townsend Harris are grappling with a new requirement that their school admit disabled children who don’t have to meet the school’s strict criteria, I found out for this story in the Daily News.

Vision Zero enters Queens on Northern Blvd

Vision Zero enters Queens on Northern Blvd

Northern Blvd.

City Department of Transportation sketch of improvements slated for 61st and Northern Blvd.

Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” program for traffic safety started on a treacherous stretch of Northern Blvd. where a little boy was run over by a tractor trailer on his way to school, I learned for this exclusive story for the Daily News.

Home for Opening Day

Home for Opening Day

Foo'sI journeyed back to where I was born and raised–Kansas City–for the home opener in what is supposed to be a banner year for my lowly hometown Royals. Unfortunately, they can’t seem to score any runs yet. That could be a problem, but it was excellent to get back to the old stomping grounds with some of my favorite family members. It’s been a long time since I used to go to every game growing up, but it’s still so exciting to me that I could write another boyish collection of essays like I did when I was 16.