Reporting:

Can Andrew Cuomo Really Deliver on His Housing Promises? [The Atlantic's City Lab] 

City's Homeless Shelter Cops Need More Training, Advocates Say [City Limits]

Shelter System and Other NYC Services Should Be Safe For Migrants, Experts Say [City Limits] 

Remembering the Homeless Who Died in 2016 [Gothamist]

10 Takeaways from Hillary Clinton's Election Night Event [i-D/Vice] 

Inside the Global Network of Portugal's Soccer Superfans [The Atlantic's City Lab]

Food Program for Poor Families Tries to Boost Breastfeeding Rates [City Limits: CityPlate]

Students in Malawi Are Making Reusable Pads to Fight Menstruation Stigma and Keep Girls in School [Global Citizen]

Artists in NYC's Low-Income Neighborhoods Push City to Deliver on Arts Equity [City Limits: Art at the Limits]

Groups Around the City Pitch in to Keep Your Kitchen Waste out of Landfills [City Limits: CityPlate]

Aging Out of Foster Care Makes Eating Right a Challenge [City Limits: CityPlate]

'Betrayed' Constituents Confront State Sen. Peralta in Jackson Heights Over Defection to IDC [Gothamist] 

Religious Broadway: Finding Faith on Manhattan's Longest Street [Infographic]

“I didn’t know finding an apartment would be impossible” – Data and Experience Refute the Homeless ‘Magnet Theory’ in New York City and Nationwide [HuffPost] 

'We're Fighting For Simple, Basic, Human Needs': Thousands Rally at Stonewall Against Trump's Anti-Trans Rules [Gothamist] 

Locals Fearing Gentrification & Displacement Challenge Bronx Rezoning Plan [Gothamist] 

'It Destroyed Us': Brazilians In NYC Mourn Beloved Soccer Team Killed In Plane Crash [Gothamist] 

Thousands March to Support Immigrants and Put Donald Trump on Notice [The Progressive] 

'Amateur Protesters' Take on Trump [The Indypendent] 

Queens Council Candidates Talk Rezoning, Homelessness, Transportation [City Limits]

Suspicion in the Sanctuary [The Daily Free Press] 

Fusing Fitness + Mental Health

Fusing Fitness With Mental Health Treatment in Supportive Housing and Related Settings [The New Social Worker: Summer 2017 issue]

Move Toward Wellness: Integrating access to exercise in programs serving individuals impacted by homelessness [National Health Care for the Homeless Council]

Integrating Fitness With Mental Health Services Provides Holistic, Preventive Care for Individuals With Mental Illness [HuffPost] 

Health Services Need Integrative Fitness – Especially for Homeless Veterans [Walnut Health]

For-profit Gyms Can Partner With Social Service Providers to Make Fitness House Calls That Benefit the Community     [HuffPost] 

Each day during the 2014 World Cup, I visited a different bar, restaurant or cultural center in and around New York City. I documented the World Cup Tour of NYC on my blog SoccerInNYC.com . Here are some highlights:

Greece v. Cote d'Ivoire at an Ivorian restaurant in East Harlem

Argentina v. Iran at an Iranian viewing party in the West Village

Netherlands v. Costa Rica at a Costa Rican party in Dover, NJ

More Soccer

In Poland, vandals mix White Pride with club pride [Soccer in NYC]

Halloween Soccer Guide [8by8 magazine] 

The MLS has come so far. What will the Red Bulls and their league look like 13 years from now? [Soccer in NYC]

A Treatise Against Vanity Set Pieces [Soccer in NYC]

The Brand Report for First Touch, the USA's longest running weekly soccer magazine. 

The World Meets Along 116th St. -- June 24, 2014

The Hidden World Cup -- June 30, 2015

NYC Supporter Spotting: January 2016 -- Feb. 17, 2016

NYC Supporter Spotting: February 2016 -- March 7, 2016

Gun violence in the United States

Want to Stop Gun Violence But Don't Know Where to Start? Get Educated  [HuffPost] 

Gentrifiers Can Help Stop Urban Gun Violence by Uplifting Long-Time Community Residents and Engaging with Existing Organizations [HuffPost] 

How ‘Boogie Nights’ warns against gun glamorizing without all those penis/gun cliches [Medium]

Disarm Hate: The LGBTQ Community Unites with Anti-Gun Violence Activists [HuffPost] 

Disarm Hate, A Coalition Of Anti-gun Violence And LGBTQ-rights Groups, Prepares To Rally In D.C. [HuffPost]

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