Topaz Page-Green: Model, Philanthropist, New Yorker

Oct 11, 15 Topaz Page-Green: Model, Philanthropist, New Yorker

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Originally from South Africa, Topaz Page-Green began her modeling career in London, and now calls New York City home. Along with her modeling career, she is a successful philanthropist. Topaz Page-Green is the founder and president of The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization, based in South Africa, which feeds thousands of...

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Cleaning Up the Gowanus Canal

Sep 06, 15 Cleaning Up the Gowanus Canal

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Many have been working tirelessly to find solutions for the long-polluted waterway along the Gowanus Canal. One organization, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, is now working with the Department of Sanitation to build a facility on Second Avenue near the canal. The intention is that food scraps and other organic waste will be turned...

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Bloody Sunday Anniversary Inspires Walk Across Brooklyn Bridge

Mar 08, 15 Bloody Sunday Anniversary Inspires Walk Across Brooklyn Bridge

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In a march organized by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, hundreds of people walked over the Brooklyn Bridge to remember the seminal walk across a bridge 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama. Known as “Bloody Sunday“ and recently made popular in an Academy Award nominated movie, March 7 in 1965 was the day when peaceful...

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Brooklyn HS Names Athletic Field for Mandela

Jul 20, 14 Brooklyn HS Names Athletic Field for Mandela

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About 1,000 students and others attended a ceremony on what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday in order to name their athletic field after the South African civil rights leader. On Friday, July 18, the sports field at Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant was renamed to honor the memory of the great leader,...

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Flying Swastika Spoils Beautiful Beach Day in New York

Jul 13, 14 Flying Swastika Spoils Beautiful Beach Day in New York

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In celebration of “World Swastika Rehabilitation Day” a fringe group of UFO enthusiasts known as the International Raelian Movement sponsored a cryptic message flown over Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island and Brooklyn. The flying sign depicted the much maligned symbol of Nazism, hatred and murder, the swastika. Those who...

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A Cannabis Grew in Brooklyn

Jan 26, 14 A Cannabis Grew in Brooklyn

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Ten unusual photos posted on a mesmerizing Brooklyn Public Library blog illustrates the amazing, and little known fact that several neighborhoods in Brooklyn used to be covered in marijuana. According to the blog “razor-toothed fronds of 10 foot tall Cannabis sativa plants could be seen all around the city happily waving in...

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