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Bronx School Teacher’s Dream Helps 4,400 Poor Kids Get to College

Concerned about the wide achievement gap that affects children of color, a South Bronx school teacher, Gary Simons, with the support of Columbia University’s...
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Ingenious Surgery Saves Eyesight — and the Life — of Bronx Mother

When 36-year-old Nordia Palmer-Ferguson went to her doctor complaining of blurred vision, headaches, pressure and swelling in her left eye, little did she know...
Spinelli patient press conf

Ingenious Surgery Saves Eyesight — and the Life — of Bronx Mother

When 36-year-old Nordia Palmer-Ferguson went to her doctor complaining of blurred vision, headaches, pressure and swelling in her left eye, little did she know...

Good News in History, July 11

50 years ago today, David Bowie released his renown single Space Oddity. A song about the maiden launch of an astronaut named Major Tom,...

With Anonymous Good Deeds Reigning Supreme in Tiny Town, It May Be the ‘Nicest Place’ in US

This quiet little blue-collar neighborhood has had a secret track record for anonymous good deeds – and almost every neighbor has participated.

Good News in History, June 25

Happy Birthday to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who turns 65 years old today. Born to a poor Puerto Rican family living in the Bronx housing...

Good News in History, May 25

50 years ago today, Midnight Cowboy premiered in theaters, starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. Released to critical acclaim it won a plethora of...

Good News in History, March 20

Happy 97th Birthday to comedian / actor and writer Carl Reiner. From the Dick Van Dyke Show (which he created and wrote for) to...

Watch Her Break Glass Ceiling With Moves Worthy of First Female Breakdancer to Hold a World Title

After her performance on Sunday, Ami has just become the first woman to ever hold a world breakdancing championship title.

This Is What a First Wedding Dance Looks Like When You’re Broadway Stars

This might be the most dazzling first dance at a wedding we have ever seen.

NYC Just Freed 640,000 People From Fear That They May Be Arrested For Minor Offenses

Over 640,000 people will no longer have to be afraid of being arrested for minor nonviolent crimes – such as walking a dog without...

Fallen Officer’s Family Given $100,000 From 9/11 Hero Foundation

While New York City may be grieving the recent loss of a police officer, a hero from the city's past is forging an inspiring...

New York Neighborhood Noise May Be Healthy For its Residents

Loud workplace noise has been found by many studies to cause harm, but a recent analysis links the sounds of all-night car horn blasts...

Zoos Compete to Claim Cutest Animal in #CuteAnimalTweetOff

We have a new gray seal pup at our @NationalZoo! She appears to be nursing, moving and bonding well with mom. More: https://t.co/5nZRQwNl0J pic.twitter.com/ns6j2BH1sV—...

College Students Dress as Princesses to Visit Sick Kids

These college students may not be actual Disney princesses, but the sick children whom they visit believe otherwise. A Moment In Magic is a nonprofit...

This Man Strums Next to New York’s Homeless So They Earn More Money

Because of the stigma surrounding the homeless community asking for money, Chris Leamy sits right down next to them and plays tunes on his guitar to help.

Dog Stolen as Pup Returned to Family by Shelter Volunteers 100 Miles Away

This puppy's 100-mile journey home might have been a rough one if she hadn't been picked up by Jersey volunteers.

New York City Plants One Million Trees, Reaches Goal 2 Years Early

In 2007, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched an initiative to plant a million trees in 10 years. This week, officials reached their goal —...

Big Cats Have “Obsession” for Calvin Klein Cologne–Helps Conservationists

The jury’s still out on whether cologne will attract a romantic partner, but this one will lure a jaguar out of the brush so...

NYC Plants Hundreds of Curbside Gardens to Soak Up Storm Runoff

Some 250 gardens appeared suddenly along corridors like the one in Brownsville, Brooklyn, planted with flowers, grasses and small trees. "In what officials have billed...