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Empty Bottles Filled With Life

By Ivan Taurisano – If you live in Jamaica, Queens, you are probably familiar with Rufus King Park, a sporadic green lung in the middle of the neighborhood, situated between Jamaica Station and Hillside Avenue,…

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Visiting Rikers Island for the First Time

by Anna Giannicchi – In June of 2015, I was hired to pilot a project teaching English and Social Studies to young people incarcerated on Rikers Island. I’d never seen a correctional facility before. I’d researched Rikers the…