Nonprofits and NGOs

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Owners of AIDS Care Facility Stuck With Building After Booting Patients

    Rivington House, the city's lone nursing home dedicated to treating people with AIDS, is closing -- whether its owners have a buyer or not. The nonprofit founded the historic nursing home in 1995, at the height of the AIDS crisis, to offer specialized hospice and nursing care at a time of stigma a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Rob Astorino Has a Plan to Save Us From Ebola

    We need to stop playing defense and meet this problem head on. #Ebola— Rob Astorino (@RobAstorino) October 7, 2014 Rob Astorino, New York's Republican gubernatorial candidate, grandstanded for the cameras Tuesday, demanding that New York City airports stop receiving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Homeless Shelter Operator Blamed For Abrupt Evictions

    On Monday morning, residents of 941 Intervale Avenue were notified they would have just 24 hours to pack all of their belongings; they were being transferred to a new shelter. Everything they wished to take with them, an impersonal letter from the Department of Homeless Services informed them, would ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 14, 2014


    Shake what your mama gave you

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Asylum Insanity: Welcome to the Land of the Free.

    Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing his village in Somalia in 2012 after gunmen threatened to kill him. Mohamed says he was forced to quit his j ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 26, 2014


    Paul Simon gets a tribute

  • Voice Choices

    December 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Guess How Much the CEOs of These 10 New York Charities Make

    The holiday season is officially upon us, or, as it is known in the nonprofit world, the "giving season." Giving season -- loosely defined as November and December -- is the months when holiday cheer and consumer guilt hit their respective peaks. Mix in the fact that it's also, conveniently, the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    MOFAD Executive Director Peter Kim: "We Encourage Self-Directed Exploration of Food"

    Two years ago, Booker and Dax's Dave Arnold first announced plans for the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), a nonprofit organization that intends to explore the ways food and beverage impact our culture, politics, economy, history, and more. And now, he and his team have launched a Kickstarter campa ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 24, 2013


    This isn’t an SNL skit

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    'Coding 101' Could Be Coming To A NYC Public School Near You

    Mayor Bloomberg has repeated time and time again that he believes New York City will be the next Silicon Valley. And, in some senses, his dream is coming true: SoHo has become a start-up assembly machine, Long Island City is attracting tech-hybrid manufacturers with its large, abandoned warehouses a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    LGBTQ Reactions to President Obama's Second Inaugural Address

    Toward the end of his second inaugural speech today, President Obama said that, "our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Schneiderman's Sandy Clampdown Continues: Non-Profits Next On NYAG's List

    Last week, we reported on the subpoenas sent out by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to thirteen different gas providers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The intention was simple: these providers, according to Schneiderman, were targeted for price-gouging consumers to profit off of the ene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    State Senator Shirley Huntley Tells Crowd She Will Be Arrested on Monday

    At 11am this morning, the State Senator representing the Jamaica, Queens area called an emergency press conference at her home in the neighborhood. There, Shirley L. Huntley told the crowd that she expects to be arrested on Monday. Although she did not make clear what the charges against her would b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Karaoke For The Blind? Jewish Guild For the Blind Thinks Client's Vision Problems Make Her Mentally Deficient (Part 1)

    Part 1 in a series. Last month, the Voice reported how the Jewish Guild for the Blind cut its part-time music therapist Debbie Moran, who was earning about $5,000 a year, allegedly due to "Medicaid budget cuts" -- despite the fact that the nonprofit's CEO, Dr. Alan Morse, had recently seen an 82% p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Court Says 'No' to Housing for Mentally Ill

    A New York court has just reversed a legal order requiring that the state provide individualized housing for thousands of mentally ill people. The Associated Press indicates that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan's move could impact other states' court decisions on psychiatric il ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    The Voice Talks "The Nonprofit 1 Percent" and Trayvon Martin On WWRL With Yetta Kurland [AUDIO]

    Last night, the Voice was invited to appear on Yetta Kurland Live on WWRL to talk about this week's cover story, "The Nonprofit 1 Percent," as well as to discuss the rally for Trayvon Martin, which we'd just covered prior to arriving at the studio. Kurland spoke with us about the Jewish Guild for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Booze News: A Quarrel over Agave in Mexico

    Amante Darmanin/FlickrWho owns the word for this plant? ‚ÄčIn Mexico, there's a fierce debate unfolding over which distilleries can use the word "agave" to describe their liquor. According to the New York Times, if a piece of legislation in Mexico is passed, only a few approved tequila and mezcal pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Stealing from Non-Profits Is the Hottest New Trend

    Looks like the hip thing to do is to make non-profits even less profitable. For the third time in a week, a New Yorker has been accused of illegally pocketing megabucks from a non-profit. The Manhattan District Attorney says that Jeffrey Bernstein swindled more than $2,500,000 from the Albert Ell ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 7, 2011


    Plenty of Mirman for all

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011


    Get your buzz on for charity

  • Voice Choices

    August 24, 2011


    Granta explores the post-9/11 world

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Eighty-Eight Pianos To Storm The Streets Of New York City Next Week

    ​Beginning June 18 and running through July 2, the nonprofit organization Sing For Hope will once again install a bunch of pianos for public playing at various places around New York City in an installation that, this time around, they're calling Pop-Up Pianos. The 88 pianos—60 uprights ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Every Crazy You Encounter on New York City Streets Stars in Broad City's 'I Heart New York'

    Have you ever tried to run through New York City in a hurry? In the season finale of Broad City, the internet comedy show's two leading ladies, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, jog through the clutter, encountering all sorts of NYC favorites including a sexist harasser, a nonprofit harasser, hip pare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Boozy Burlesque; Fancy Octoberfest

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Evening of Mischief Fatty Crab UWS Monday, October 18 at 9 p.m. Add a little sex and scare to your supper with this ghoulishly themed evening of burlesque, hosted b ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2010


    Trying on makeup in order to make out of trafficking

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Are Nonprofit News Sites Doomed to Fail?

    ​This morning, the Poynter Institute reported that Columbia University's launched a nonprofit news website via their Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media. It'll be focusing on national and regional reporting about education. Follow? A website, funded as a nonprofit, strictly devoted ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2010


    We can still be cynical if it’s for a good cause, right?

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2009


    An art school for artists by artists

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    The Food Court at the American Museum of Natural History Goes Green, Officially

    ​Among other firsts New York can now claim is the country's first 3-Star Green Certified museum food court: the American Museum of Natural History has just earned its certification from the Green Restaurant Association, a non-profit organization that promotes environmentally conscious practice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Photos: These Are Powers at the Issue Project Room

    ​ These Are Powers played Issue Project Room on Friday, October 9, to help raise money for the non-profit's future space at 110 Livingston Street, which is also the same space where the Brooklyn threesome filmed their newest video. The show was also a way to honor the sadly departed Suzanne F ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 22, 2009


    Food, and creative types? What's not to love?

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Election Night: At de Blasio Party, Shock, Then Euphoria

    Over at his victory party in Dumbo, Bill de Blasio seemed shocked that he managed to get himself into a runoff for the office of Public Advocate with veteran candidate Mark Green. "This is a wonderful result -- amazing!" de Blasio said between hugs. "You kind of just get used to assuming it's not go ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2009


    Gotham Girls Roller Derby burn up the track

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Bloomberg Rolls Out Non-Profit Assistance Program

    The Mayor's giving away money, but you won't complain because, for one thing, it's mostly not your money, and for another, it's going to worthy causes -- double worthy, as they may be expected to help both the recipients and the city. Bloomberg's "New Initiatives to Help New York City Non-Profits ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 18, 2009


    A tribute to vitality in the cruelest times

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    F.T.A., Hanoi Jane Are Back

    Ever since its brief theatrical run in 1972, F.T.A. (coming soon to the IFC in a restored archival print) has almost never been seen. The documentary recorded the vaudeville antics of Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, among other actors, who toured military towns around the U.S. and overseas to offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    Feds Probing Larry Seabrook Non-Profits in Council Slush Fund Inquiry

    Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook is a target of several probes of financial abuse at the City Council, it was reported today. Non-profit organizations financed by Seabrook are being probed by both federal investigators and the Department of Investigation, according to the New York Times. One of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    The Voice Gets Recognized, and 'Curing' Homosexuality

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives April 3, 1957, Vol. II, No. 23 'Voice' Elected to Press Groups The Village Voice was elected last week to membership in the New York Press Association, and at the same time joined the National Editorial Association. The 105-ye ... More >>

  • News

    June 6, 2006

    Love It or Level It

    The saga of old P.S. 64 is a real education

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2005

    State GOP's Drum Rap

    Last Week, Republican state chairman Stephen Minarik called on Attorney General Elliot Spitzer to investigate the nonprofit, tax-exempt Drum Major Institute for being too friendly with Freddy Ferrer. Exhibit A, according to Minarik's letter, was a July 5 press conference condemning English-only repo ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 2005

    Land Doesn't Pay

    The city's $7 billion-a-year property tax gap—no wonder we're broke

  • Books

    November 9, 2004
  • NYC Life

    July 16, 2002
  • Dance

    January 29, 2002

    The Money Trail

    Arts Groups Large and Small Suffer After September 11; Special Foundation Grants Kick In

  • News

    July 10, 2001
  • News

    December 14, 1999

    Garden-Variety Politics

    Councilmember Spigner Weeds Out Queens Lot

  • News

    November 16, 1999

    The Rogue Candidate

    The Embarrassing Midlife Crisis of Steve Forbes, Rich White Guy

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