Jennifer Vanasco

Jennifer Vanasco appears in the following:

#MeToo Is Just The Beginning, Says Creator of Viral Campaign

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tarana Burke coined the phrase a decade ago. But there's a lot more to do to empower young women against sexual harassment today, she says. 


Explainer: Is the Jones Act Hurting Puerto Rico?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

This week, seven House Democrats, led by Rep. Nydia Velázquez, called for a waiver of the Jones Act. But is that the problem?


For Puerto Ricans in New York, Hurricane Maria Is Gone....But the Waiting Has Just Started

Thursday, September 21, 2017

With the island's power grid knocked out, many say they've been unable to reach their loved ones.


City Launches Coordinated Effort to Serve LGBTQ Youth

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The strategy brings together 16 city agencies providing services to young people in the LGBTQ community, including health programs, supports in schools and homeless services.


Review: 'For Peter Pan' Never Gets Off the Ground

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sarah Ruhl's new play takes on issues around mortality, but is too whimsical for its own good.

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Brooklyn District Attorney Candidates Differ on Immigration Policy

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Acting Brooklyn D.A. Eric Gonzalez doesn't want convictions for minor crimes to affect a person's immigration status. But two of his opponents in next week's Democratic primary disagree.


New Yorkers Take the Stage at the Public Theater

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Public Works program brings people together through theater.  


The MTA's 60-Day Review Plan Was Due Today — But There Isn't One

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the MTA to undergo a 60-day review of management and its capital plan. But the agency changed course, without telling its board or the public.

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NY Metro Region Responders Head for Houston

Monday, August 28, 2017

Mayor de Blasio dispatched 120 emergency workers from the NYPD, FDNY and EMS to help the embattled Gulf region. Governors Cuomo and Christie also sent personnel.


A Boot Camp Prepares Young Artists for High School Auditions

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A group of public school eighth-graders aiming to get into a performing arts high school just spent two weeks at Lincoln Center, getting performance tips and polish from the pros. 

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Review: 'In & of Itself' Is Much More Than a Magic Show

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Master Magician Derek DelGaudio's performance is a haunting one-man show disguised as a magic act.


ICE Is Arresting Teens Based on Bogus Claims, Says ACLU Lawsuit

Friday, August 11, 2017

The lawsuit claims the Trump administration is falsely accusing immigrant teens of gang affiliations in a concerted effort to deport them.


Review: 'A Parallelogram' Poses an Impossible Question

Sunday, August 06, 2017

If there was going to be a global catastrophe and there was nothing you could do about it — even if you were to go back in time — would you still want to know? 

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Review: A Joyful 'Midsummer Night's Dream' in the Park

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Lear deBessonet's wonderful "theater is for everyone" ascetic is on riotous display in the Public Theater's current Shakespeare in the Park production.


Two Police Officials in New Jersey Placed on Administrative Leave After Officers "Herd" Black Teens

Friday, August 04, 2017

The move follows the release of video last week allegedly showing black teens being pushed out of town by police.

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NYC Mental Health Hotline More Popular Than Expected

Friday, August 04, 2017

NYC Well has received thousands more calls than planners anticipated. First Lady Chirlane McCray says that shows the program is meeting an important need.

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MTA has $800M Plan to Fix the Subways — Now It Needs the City to Split the Costs

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Derailments, track fires, power outages and increasing delays. But the new Chairman of the MTA has a plan, if the city will help.

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REVIEW: "Pipeline" Looks at the Trials of a Black Boy

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A play about how young men who are African American have the deck stacked against them.


New Americans Celebrate Citizenship, and Nation's Independence Day

Friday, June 30, 2017

As the U.S. prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, some are also celebrating their first Independence Day as American citizens.


Despite MTA Warnings, Passengers Continue to Self-Evacuate

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The MTA says don't do it. But increasing service problems have passengers taking to the tracks.

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