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How to live in NYC with a disability

Despite having lived in New York City my entire life, my new disability has opened my eyes to a whole other side of this place I call home. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a person is disabled if they have “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life…

Talkspace launches free therapy program for NYC teens

 Talkspace has launched a new initiative called TeenSpace to provide free online therapy for New York City teens. Youth ages 13 to 17 will have access to Talkspace’s services at no cost. The initiative was launched by the Adams’ administration and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. So how does it work? Teens…

What you need to know about NYC Care 

So… it’s like insurance?  Not really. It’s a healthcare access program designed for New Yorkers who don’t qualify or cannot afford insurance. That being said, those who are eligible receive a membership card, designated doctor, preventative care, affordable medication and more.  How much does NYC Care cost?  There are no membership fees, monthly fees or…

How to “ACE” at life on the streets of New York

Melvin, Ravie, Peter and “Tom-Tom” are shooting the breeze at Diversity Plaza. The men — some in plain red T-shirts and black baseball caps to keep the afternoon sun off their brows, others in polo shirts of the same hue with the acronym “ACE” printed on the front and matching caps  — lean against a…

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