The Untold Stories of New York’s Homeless

The Untold Stories of NYs Homeless

Jonathan Hedvat’s video interviews for Storied.tv share the stories and words of New York City’s homeless community.

Fall: Climbing That Mountain

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Despite a terminal cancer diagnosis, Oren Miller embraces life and treks through the mountains with his family, reveling in every moment.

White Ambition: Thailand’s Desire to Become Whiter

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Phil America’s privilege as a white man prompted him to learn about the people of Thailand and abroad.

Safe from ISIS? Yes or NO, Panic is never the Answer!

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With terror groups sophisticated use of social media and misinformation, panic and overreaction are not valid options. Measured, informed and solid security measured are.

Fighting Evil to Equal Rights, Emma Watson is an Exceptional Muggle!

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From fighting Lord Voldemort and his evil followers to championing equal human rights for women, girls, men and boys, Emma Watson has joined a critical fight, and not a moment too soon.

Sorry Liberals, Andrew Cuomo Is Doing Fine

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Some liberal commentators claim that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s smaller than anticipated reelection margin is bad news for him. They are completely wrong.

A ‘Humans of New York’ Moment

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One warm winter evening on the Upper West Side, Thomas Fiffer reached out and touched a stranger’s life.

Just Let the Kids Play

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Author Bruce Fabricant reminisces on his Little League play, while lamenting youth sports culture of today.

Somewhere in Brooklyn

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Christopher Stephen Soden paints a picture of sensual satisfaction in this quiet poem.

New York is Filled with Boys

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If Walt Whitman had lived in a different time, he might’ve written Perry Brass’s celebration of the boy in all of us.

New York State to Pay Millions in Wrongful Conviction Case

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A Brooklyn man who spent more than a dozen years in prison for a crime he likely did not commit will receive $3 million from New York State. He may get even more from New York City.

I’m A Man Who Teaches Like A Catholic Nun

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It’s time to get back to the basics, whether we like it or not.

We’re All Getting Older: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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Jess Kornbluth reviews cartoonist Roz Chast’s memoir, and discusses the hard stuff about getting older.

The Search for Gentrification in a Brooklyn Bookstore

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Gentrification is a concern in cities around the world. Elvis Alves wants to see what it looks like in one section of Brooklyn, NY.

Call for Submissions: LGBT Pride and LGBT Book Month

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We’re looking for gay, bi-sexual, and transgender youth to tell their stories; to embrace this month by celebrating their sexual identity and gender identification, sharing how gender diversity is a gift, and reinforcing that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent.

Brooklyn Man Walks Out of Court, Cleared of Murder After 24 Years in Prison

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Today’s hearing was the final step in a process that began in June 2013.