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.
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.
Parents 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.
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.
I 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.