Quoted in The New York Times: Bronx Night Market

On May 22, 2019, the “Summer in the City” series from The New York Times published my recommendation for an activity in the Bronx as part of an article highlighting the possibilities of a daylong adventure in the borough:

Something from a reader

Eat and drink your way through the Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza. It’s “the Bronx spin on Smorgasburg and the Queens Night Market,” writes Syed A., a Summer reader from Parkchester.

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Quoted in The Associated Press: “Shock, then ambition: Ocasio-Cortez hopes to shake up House”

I am proud to have supported Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the Democratic nomination for New York’s 14th congressional district. I am proud of my neighbors in the Bronx and Queens for voting for bold change. I am my proud of my future congresswoman for speaking truth to power and delivering an impressive victory.

Supporters in her district said that’s what they were looking for when they picked her over U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, a senior member of the Democratic leadership in the House and a longtime party boss in Queens.

“She understood us because she is one of us,” said Syed Ali, a 26-year-old Harvard University graduate student from the Bronx who volunteered for her campaign. “The real highlight of her campaign was just how genuine she was. Her voice felt very true.”

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Argus: WSA Forms New Diversity Committee

Argus: WSA Forms New Diversity Committee

“The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) announced last Tuesday, Sept. 25, that it was forming a new subcommittee of the Community Outreach Committee (COCo) called the Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (CID). This committee, which will begin meeting in early October, is slated to work to facilitate discussions about diversity issues at the University through both outreach and organized events.”