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What Mr. Rogers Understood About NYC Neighborhoods

June 25, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

Mister Rogers would’ve been sad about the way we treat each other.

That thought occurred to me as I sat in a Kips Bay theater one afternoon last week, escaping the heat and watching “Won’t You Be My...

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Iraqi Parliamentarian, Friend of US and Israel, Calls for ‘Mideast Summit’ as Islamists Burn Ballots in Baghdad

June 19, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The Algemeiner

Last week, as Islamists burned ballot boxes in Baghdad, Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi — whose unconventional career in Parliament has included championing normalized relations between his country...

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Iraqi Foreign Ministry Officials Tried to Shelter Alleged Rapist, Murderer of Jewish Teen, Says Parliamentarian

June 12, 2018

by Heather Robinson

 

Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi told me Tuesday that officials in Iraq’s foreign ministry attempted to prevent the extradition to Germany of a man accused of raping and murdering a German-Jewish teenager.

Susanna Maria Feldman,...

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A New Man on the Job

April 20, 2018

by Heather Robinson

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is joining President Trump’s legal team to “help bring the Mueller investigation to conclusion,” according to CNN.

Giuliani told CNN his objective will be to interact with...

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Caitlyn Jenner Celebrated by Shmuley Boteach, Orthodox Jews at the Plaza

March 9, 2018

by Heather Robinson

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Last Thursday night, something occurred which, at this juncture in human history, could perhaps happen only in New York: an Orthodox rabbi, to the applause of a roomful of raucous, spirited, mostly Orthodox Jews, honored transgender...

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Anderson, Bialik: self-defense can take many forms

December 24, 2017

by Heather Robinson

I’ve hesitated to write much about the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked the worlds of entertainment and media this year. First, no shortage of ink has been spilled on the subject and second, although I believe it’s positive...

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New Yorkers, Help Children While Beautifying Your Life this Holiday Season

December 7, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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Happy December! This month, from December 1st until December 25th, Galleria on Third art and framing gallery in Manhattan will donate all proceeds from sales of a selection of framed artwork to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in...

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NYC Activists Gather to Protest Libyan Enslavement of Black Africans

December 4, 2017

by Heather Robinson

Last week in New York City, African-born Americans rallied outside the Libyan Mission of the United Nations to protest enslavement of black Africans taking place in Libya.

The protest’s focus, according to Queens-based human rights...

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What City Singles Should Be Thankful For This Holiday

November 24, 2017

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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What are New York’s singles thankful for this season?

Are we thankful to live in a city where each new season brings an influx of men and women to this island of strivers and with them new opportunities for...

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The Big Sick: Loving Across the Divide

August 2, 2017

by Heather Robinson

My column in yesterday’s New York Post celebrates cross-cultural love, taking inspiration from this summer’s hit film, “The Big Sick.” Based on a true story, the movie tells the tale of a Pakistani...

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